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6 Gift Ideas for Kids at Christmas

Updated on February 22, 2012

© by Jennifer McLeod writing as jenjen0703, all rights reserved.

Christmas is Here!!

As most of us know (hopefully), Christmas is just around the corner. The malls and stores are filled with last-minute shoppers scrambling to get their hands on that toy their child "must have" before they sell out. For parents, finding the perfect Christmas gift for their child can be like "Mission Impossible." Before you know it, their cart is filled with all those "good deals," yet they still haven't found that one special toy.

Before going on your next shopping trip, check out these great gift ideas for kids of all ages.

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Babies - 0 to 11 months

Chicco Fun Travel Activity Set

The Chicco Fun Travel Activity Set is a terrific gift idea for the babies in your life. This toy contains 10 developmental activities to keep your baby busy for hours, including a removable "squeaky" owl, teething rings to chew on, and sounds keep your baby's interest. This activity set is portable and can be placed in the baby's crib at nap time or take it with you to social activities to entertain your baby.


Toddlers - 1 to 3 years

Plasma bike

This plasma bike is a great way to teach your toddler balance and coordination. This easy to operate plasma bike requires no batteries to operate and does not have pedals or gears. The extra wide tires makes stabilizing the bike easier for your toddler and promotes safety. Before you know it, your toddler will be chasing your dog through the house.


Preschoolers - 3 to 5 years

Rock Star Mickey

Get your child dancing and singing with Rock Star Mickey. This interactive toy provides activities such as interactive games and has songs for your child to sing along to. Rock Star Mickey dances to "How to be a Rock Star" and "Your Really Got Me" while teaching your child the dance steps. Your child can also play Rock Star Mickey's instruments to create music of their own.


Grade Schoolers - 6 to 9 years

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Game System

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Game System is an excellent gift idea for grade school children. Names as one of the top educational games for kids, this learning tablet contains a camera, microphone, creativity applications, and drawing tools to help your child create his own piece of art. This game system contains educational information, such as e-books and math and science games. Increase your child's knowledge and pick up this gift for your child for Christmas.


Tweens - 10 to 12 years

Lego Master Builder Academy

The Lego Master Builder Academy allows children to build their favorite Lego designs without having to handle hundreds of Lego pieces. This interactive toy will build your child's spacial skills as they master each them introduced by Lego. Included with this toy is a building guide and handbook to show your child how to assemble the Legos to make each unique design. After time, your child can use his skills to create designs of his own.



NERF Vortex Nitron

The NERF Vortex Nitron is the newest rave for teenagers. This new and improved gun blasts 20 foam discs quickly and shoots them farther than previous NERF blasters. This gun has laser lights installed and an electronic scope to zero in on the target. The NERF Vortex Nitron also has "rapid-fire technology" to make shooting as efficient as possible. This toy is recommended for ages 8 years and higher.


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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Jen

      Great gift ideas for kids.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family. :-)

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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Glad I could be of service quildon! I hope your granddaughter enjoys it. I am thinking about buying my granddaughter one too, since she just turned 1.

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      Angela Joseph 5 years ago from Florida

      Love those gifts. The plasma bike will be just right for my granddaughter.

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      Stoill Barzakov 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      I am sad I am not a kid anymore :D ... you know - boys never grow. Just the price of their toys ;)

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      katrinasui 5 years ago

      These are great gift ideas for kids. Images are beautiful. Voted up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Some great ideas for kids. Didn't have such cool toys when I was growing up. We were just at the beginning of the Barbie stage for girls and Lego for boys.