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The ultimate gift guide for kids ages 0-6!

The holiday season is coming up which means it's time to get the perfect gifts for the little ones in your life. Nothing is worse than giving a toy or gift that won't be used, so use this guide to give them something they'll love.

I tried to separate these by age, but I put a lot of gifts that last years and years, so a gift that I put that's good for a 3 year old may still be good for a 6 year old, so scroll all the way through.

Babies 0-2

Lovevery subscription or kit

Lovevery produces play-kit subscription boxes for children. They curate high-quality toys designed to meet the developmental needs and brain development of toddlers and babies.

I asked the Grandparents for subscription gifts for Christmas. Not only is it so wonderful to get super helpful and high quality gifts throughout the year, but it limits the insanity of Christmas morning and just way too much under the tree. If the subscription is too pricy, I also recommend any of their toys that you can buy separately as a gift.

Pickler Triangle

Pickler Triangles are great for your toddlers development, assessing risk, and getting out the urge to climb in a safe envviroment.

Stonz Rainsuit

I love this brand. It's a mom-owned small business that makes high-quality children's outdoor gear for good prices. We use their rain suits a lot and the kids love wearing them and splashing in puddles.

All their clothes, shoes, and accessories are great. Use BORNABACKPACKER20 for 20% off your entire order!

First Peak clothing

Another great mom-owned business! They make clothes for active kids that get messy. Their clothing is quick-drying, has UPF protection, and smell resistant. Out of all my toddlers clothing, I always gravitate towards First Peak, especially when camping or traveling when we don't have easy access to a washing machine. He's able to wear the shirts for a few days without small and the it remains looking clean (even after jumping in mud puddles).

Use code BORNABACKPACKER10 for 10% off your entire order!

Inflatable Bouncy animal

This is one of our more frequently used items around the house. The kids love it and it's lasted for years.

Sensory swing

Kids 2 - 4


A Hiking or Traveling Backpack

This pack is on sale at REI until November 21st. I highly recommend as a starter pack for your little ones. Mine take there's both traveling and hiking.

Butterfly catchers

Bug magnifying glass

Strider bike

Balance bikes are the best way to teach kids how to ride a two-wheel bike. Strider Bikes are the best in my opinion and will last through multiple kids.

Micro scooter

Similar to Strider Bikes, Micro Scooters are the best in the business and last forever. We have one for our daughter and will be getting one for our 1 year old this Christmas.

Yoto Mini

My kids are obsessed with their Yotos. These are small audio book players that are great for travel and at home. We truly take them everywhere. If the children you're buying for already have Yotos, getting them new Yoto cards is a great gift or stocking stuffer.


My kids never ever get sick of these. They last and provide endless hours of creativity and entertainment.

Wooden balance board

Hopper Ball

Another toy that has provided endless hours of entertainment for my kids.

Nutcase Helmet

I love Nutcase helmets because they're stylish and fun for kids, but also try well made and safe. These are onsite at REI until November 21st!

Kid's Keens

These are our go-to for summer hiking and traveling because they're so versatile. This color is currently on sale at REI until November 21st because the color is discontinued. Grab 'em while they last!

Kids ages 5-7

Sling Shot

Yoto Mini

Yes I put this above, but this is so perfect for little ones and older kids.

My kids are obsessed with their Yotos. These are small audio book players that are great for travel and at home. We truly take them everywhere. If the children your buying for already have Yotos, getting them new Yoto cards is a great gift.

Kindercone 25 Sleeping Bag

This is the sleeping bag we have for Zay and love it. It's currently on sale for $50 at REI until November 21st.

Razor Scooter

If your child wants more of a challenge from their 3 wheeled scooter, check out Razor Scooters.

Penny Board

Kid's Black Diamond headlamp

These are currently on sale at Black Diamond. A great stocking stuffer for your little adventurers!


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