18 Gift Ideas for Curious Preschool Kids


From the must-have Live Little Pets Mama Surprise to their very first video game, your busy kids will love these Christmas gift ideas.

Parents of preschoolers know this stage is all about curiosity, exploration, and boundless energy. If you’re on the hunt for the just-right gifts that balance and encourage this playful combo, start with this list. From books that spark imagination to a scavenger hunt game that gets them outside, these innovative Christmas gifts for preschoolers hit the mark. Need something for a different age? Check out our guides to the best gifts for 6-9 year-olds, tweens, and even stocking stuffers!

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Live Little Pets Mama Surprise


Not ready to bring home a live guinea pig? Try this soft, interactive one instead. Preschoolers get to love and nurture her by patting, feeding, and brushing her to make her heart light up, and they'll be surprised by three little bundles of joy. The Mama guinea pig is interactive and comes alive with 20+ sounds and reactions.

this play-doh playset is a cute christmas gift for preschoolers

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Colorful Café Playset


Kids can fill up their "coffee cup" at the filling station, make frappes, and create cute cafe food like cookies and cakes when they play with this adorable new set.

Christmas Gifts for Preschoolers

Lowercase Toys Felt Doll Deluxe Kit


Channel their inner stylist and let the creative juices flow with this felt doll deluxe set. Filled with modern silhouettes, the kit offers preschoolers hours of open-ended play as they put together outfits, accessories, and hairstyles.

LeapFrog LeapLand Adventures

LeapFrog® LeapLand Adventures™


Take gifting to the next level with the perfect first video game experience for kids! They’ll go on a fun quest and learn all about letters, numbers, shapes, and colors in this plug-and-play TV video game adventure.

Plan Toys pinball game is a good christmas gift for preschoolers

Plan Toys Mini Pinball Game

$100 BUY NOW

Watch as your little one uses logical thinking, coordination, and concentration while playing an old classic. Plan Toys' sustainable version of the original pinball game will have them squealing with excitement as they push, pull, and shoot to win.

a sonic plush toy is a good christmas gift for preschoolers

Sonic the Hedgehog Plush


No one can resist the adorable little speedster who has made his way into everyone's hearts. Your preschooler will love to snuggle with this plush version of Sonic.

Christmas gifts for preschoolers

The Calm Down First Aid Play Kit


All emergencies aren't created equal! This Calm Down First Aid Kit specifically deals with repairing emotions rather than scrapped knees. A must-have Christmas gift for preschoolers!

Christmas gifts for preschoolers

Mudpuppy Scratch n Sniff Puzzle


Ignite their love of camping with this cute campfire puzzle from Mudpuppy. The scents of marshmallow, cocoa, and cinnamon are just a scratch and sniff away!

Playmobil sets are a great christmas gift for preschoolers

Playmobil Wiltopia Research Tower with Compass


From the beloved kids' toy line's newest line, this research tower has a rotating platform, a working compass, all the adorable miniatures perfect for hours of pretend play, and even a collectible animal card that can be scanned with the new Wiltopia app for additional learning opportunities.

The Great Journey Book


You and your little traveler can follow Red Beak as he flies over forests, farmlands, cities, and even the North Pole. The magic viewfinder gives a behind the scene look at hidden sights like acrobatic ants, a cruise-ship crocodile, factories in the clouds—even a monkey playing the cello!

Christmas gifts for preschoolers

Cake-n-Bake Challenge Game


On your mark, get set, BAKE! Bring the excitement of cooking shows into your home with the Cake-N-Bake Challenge, a fast-paced, color-matching, cake-building game. Special Action Cards keep things interesting by asking players to bake with one hand. The best part? There's no cleanup involved with this cute Christmas gift for preschoolers.

Best Gift for Preschoolers

Scavenger Hunt Potions Kit


Toy of the Year finalist for 2022, Scavenger Hunt Potions is all about getting outdoors. Little alchemists search outside and gather the ingredients listed on each page of the Scavenger Potions Book to make seven unique potions with magical abilities.

Spidey and Friends are a great christmas gift for preschoolers

Marvel Spidey & His Amazing Friends


It's Spidey Time! Kiddos will love acting out all super spider-powers like spider-sense, super-strength, wall-crawling, and more.

Best Gift for Preschoolers

Rollplay Nighthawk Bolt

$160 BUY NOW

Watch your mini thrill seeker light up when they open the Nighthawk Bolt 12V Ride-On. It boasts a forward speed of up to 4 MPH with fun, fast steering—just lean left and right to carve a turn.

Best Gift for Preschoolers

Follies Bauhaus Set

$170 BUY NOW

What's not to love about this Follies Bauhaus Set? This STEAM toy combines an intuitive engineering play pattern with art and creativity. Kiddos can make a fantasy castle, a puppet theater, or a home for their favorite stuffies while parents bask in the quiet of a fully engaged and entertained preschooler.

Best Gift for Preschoolers

Air Hog Remote Control Car


Go wild indoors with Stunt Shot, the new RC from Air Hogs Super Soft. This remote control stunt vehicle is unlike any other RC car, with super soft foam wheels that can drive over anything indoors without causing damage.

Best Gift for Preschooler

Tacto Doctor Kit


The doctor is in! Pretend play just got a major boost with the world’s first interactive doctor kit for kids. It uses STEAM learning by transforming your tablet into an interactive clinic and engaging your preschooler in educational screen time. The set also includes a stethoscope, thermometer, medicine bottle, X-ray, bandage, flashlight, magnifier, scissors, spray, syringe, BP pump, and ultrasound.

National Geographic Glowing Marble Run


Don't let the price tag scare you. This marble run comes with 50 glow-in-the-dark glass marbles, 10 base pieces, 55 action pieces, and 135 smooth-run tube pieces. While you might have to start by setting up a run with your kiddo, this is the kind of toy they'll keep coming back to year after year.

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