The holidays are around the corner again, and it's time to start thinking about the perfect gifts to put under the tree for the littles in your life! With endless options, we know that’s easier said than done… especially if you’re hoping to give toys that encourage child-led play instead of screens or over-stimulating toys.
But don’t let that steal your holiday cheer! In our 2023 holiday gift guide, we’re laying out our top toys for children of all ages, all designed to engage kids in imaginative and active play. From toddlers to school-aged kids, we’ll help you get the perfect gift for every little one on your list!
Toddler Treasures: Gifts for the Curious Explorers
Mountain Cave Climber: Encourage active play and adventurous spirit with this versatile mountain climber, featuring a mountain to climb, a cave to hide in, and of course, a slide!
Turtle Totter Balance Beam: Help your wobbly toddlers develop balance and coordination with this delightful turtle-shaped balance beam, a fun addition to any backyard play area.
Bucket Top Mountain Train Set: Train sets are a classic kids' toy with a host of developmental benefits, and this is a perfect starter set for the toddler in your life!
Preschool Playtime: Fueling Imagination and Creativity
3-Piece Play Kitchen Set: Foster culinary creativity with this interactive play kitchen set that features separate pieces for the refrigerator, stove/oven, and sink/washing machine, letting your preschooler set up their kitchen however they like!
Hobby Workshop Wooden Playhouse: This charming wooden playhouse also doubles as a pretend workshop, equipped with workbenches and tools!
Ranger Retreat Playse: With a tent-shaped fort, this playset inspires outdoor adventures and gets preschoolers moving with a rock wall, swings, slides, and a spacious clubhouse.
School Aged Splendor: Enchanting Gifts for Growing Minds
Hamptons Mansion & Pool House Dollhouse: Warm up your school-aged kid’s winter break with some summertime fun… at least in pretend form! This premium wood dollhouse has four levels featuring a luxe penthouse with an attached pool cabana, garage and outdoor pergola.
Art Table with Drying Rack & Storage: School-age kids take arts and crafts to the next level! Unleash their creative expression with this art table, offering ample storage space and a drying rack for your mini Picassos.
First Milestone: Celebrating One-Year-Olds with KidKraft
A-Frame Hideaway Climber: Inspire active play, exploration, and gross motor skills with this A-frame climber, perfect for pint-sized backyard adventures.
Hop & Slide Frog Climber: Enhance coordination skills with the KidKraft Hop & Slide Frog Climber! Children will delight in hopping onto the frog's back to climb an arc wall and slide down a perfectly-sized slide.
Terrific Twos: KidKraft Surprises for Two-Year-Olds
Outdoor Sandbox with Canopy: Two-year-olds love playing in sand, but applying sunscreen? Not so much. Fortunately, you can turn this sandbox into a shaded oasis with the included canopy for sun protection.
Vintage Play Kitchen: With a classic, clean look and tiny dimensions, this is the perfect play kitchen for young toddlers and tight spaces!
Thriving Threes: KidKraft Wonders for Three-Year-Olds
Cozy Escape Playhouse: This compact playset is perfect for tiny three-year-olds and tiny yards! If backyard space is limited, the Cozy Escape Playhouse is a great space-saving option. This double-decker structure can entertain kids all-day.
Retro Cool Play Kitchen: Rediscover the past in a new light with the KidKraft Retro Cool Play Kitchen. It blends vintage charm with contemporary conveniences, offering a play cooking adventure cherished by both kids and parents. Drawing inspiration from upscale Italian appliance aesthetics, the full-size refrigerator and freezer showcase elegant curves, golden accents, and a stylish turquoise hue.
Fantastic Fours: KidKraft Delights for Four-Year-Olds
So Stylish Mansion Dollhouse: The So Stylish Mansion Dollhouse, is a true showstopper in the KidKraft collection! This extraordinary dollhouse combines chic, open-design aesthetics with a palette of natural colors and captivating geometric graphics. Standing almost four feet tall, it's a towering playtime delight that's designed to spark creativity in young minds.
Wrangler Way Swing Set: The KidKraft Wrangler Way Swing Set—is an innovative blend of playhouse and playset. This spacious wooden structure features a two-story clubhouse, an updated kitchenette, two slides, a ladder, and three swings for endless fun. With an attached shaded table and benches, it's perfect for snacks and relaxation. Built to last with durable wood and child-friendly, water-based stains.
Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds: Play kitchens are one of the best gifts for 4-year-olds, guaranteeing endless hours of pretend play. With so much to explore, kids will feel like they're cooking just like Mom and Dad!
Fabulous Fives: KidKraft Joys for Five-Year-Olds
Ultimate Spaceship: Blast off into outer space adventures with this spaceship-themed playset! The galaxy map projector and light and sound effects will make your five-year-old feel like a real space explorer!
Timberlake Swing Set: A twisty tunnel slide, roomy clubhouse, and built-in sandbox take this swingset to the next level!
Pool Party Mansion Dollhouse: This luxury mansion dollhouse is every doll’s dream (not to mention every five-year-old’s dream!) Unique accessories mean that dolls can take a dip in the pool, grill on the patio, and snooze in the hanging canopy pod!
Sensational Sixes: KidKraft Magic for Six-Year-Olds:
Modern Outdoor Playhouse: A classic black-and-white color scheme and tons of play features make this playhouse a favorite with parents and kids alike!
Waterfall Mountain Train Set & Table: The KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table Set is an ideal choice for budding conductors. Packed with 120 vibrant pieces, children can embark on exciting adventures, guiding the train through a tranquil waterfall and across a suspension bridge.
Titan Cliffs Swing Set: Double clubhouses connected by a rope bridge make this swing set too cool for school!
Modern Metallics Farmhouse Play Kitchen: The KidKraft Modern Metallics Farmhouse Play Kitchen is a dream come true for young chefs. Featuring a farmhouse sink, tile-look backsplash, and a built-in chalkboard, this stylish wooden kitchen offers upgraded amenities and endless fun, guaranteeing hours of imaginative playtime.
Seven and Beyond: Timeless KidKraft Gifts for Growing Up
Hamptons Mansion & Pool House Dollhouse: KidKraft's Hamptons Mansion & Pool House Dollhouse is a 4-foot tall grand home in pinks and blues. It features four levels, a pool, garage, and 45 accessories, offering endless imaginative play. Perfect for older kids who may be ready to leave “cutesy” dollhouses behind but still love playing with their dolls!
All-in-One Sports Adventure Playset: This isn’t your average swing set – it’s a clubhouse and sports arena in one! With features for practicing basketball, football, baseball, golf, and soccer, it’s the perfect gift for your sports fanatic!
Grow Together Pocket Adjustable Desk with Hutch and Chair: Your older child will love having their own space for homework, crafting, drawing, or whatever else comes to mind. With cool features like a magnetic whiteboard and adjustable height, they can make it their own and use it for years to come.
Celebrate the season, and give the gift of play with the toys on the Ultimate KidKraft Gift Guide today! Need a little more inspiration? Head to our Shop by Age or Shop by Skill page for even more curated toy ideas!