Edgy-cool preschool gifts for the kid who rocks the playground

Gifts for preschoolers and little kids are easy — blocks, dolls, playsets, art supplies. But let’s say…you want something just a step above. A little cooler. A little edgier.

Have we got you covered.

Check out this assortment of super cool preschool gift ideas for little kids….with big indie cred.

All picks have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion in this guide. 

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Coolest preschool gifts: Mohawk to add onto bike, skate or ski helmet

Mohawk for Bike, Skate or Ski Helmet

That’s not a helmet…THAT’S A HELMET. (Say it with a Crocodile Dundee accent.)

$18.99, Parawild (helmets sold separately)
Use code GIFTLIST for 20% off two or more items, free shipping on Amazon prime

Coolest preschool gifts: Playmobil bike shop carry case

Bike Shop Playmobil Carry Case Set

“And then Jax told Clay, No, I’m the boss now! And then Clay said….”

$19.99, Playmobil

Coolest preschool gifts: Unicorn snow tube!

Unicorn Snow Tube

For cool kids or kids at heart. Because we want a turn too!

$29.99, Amazon

Coolest preschool gifts: Shark blanket from Blankie Tails

Shark Blanket

Like, how great will it be to tuck your kid in each night saying, “time to get into the shark’s mouth now, Sweetie.”

$34.95, Blankie Tails

Coolest preschool gifts: Personalized kids' DJ shirt

Personalized DJ Shirt

Works best if your kid’s name is not DJ.

$22, Psychobaby
Use code 15CMP2017 for 15% off sitewide

Coolest preschool gifts: Soft wing backpack from 7am Enfant - though cool for bigger kids too!

Mini Wings Soft Backpack

This plush backpack is sized for little kids, but our big ones want it too.

$42, 7am Enfant
Use code 7AMCMP for 15% off sitewide (can’t be combined with other offers)

Coolest preschool gifts: 1920s style pedal car

Baghera Legend Pedal Car

Tractors, dump trucks….whatevs. This one is ready for the 1927 Monte Carlo Rally.

$298, My Sweet Muffin

Coolest preschool gifts: personalized mermaid Christmas stocking from On the Beach Boutique

Personalized Sequin Mermaid Stockings

How is this not pure awesomeness?

$19.99 + $5 for personalization, On the Beach Boutique

Coolest preschool gifts: Cat carry-on bag at PBK

Cat Carry-On Wheeled Bag

Well hello, kitty.

$99.50, Pottery Barn Teen

Coolest preschool gifts: Tokidoki Mermicorno Plush

Tokidoki Mermicorno Plush

A mermaid and unicorn all in one? Hello, coolest show-and-tell item ever.

$34.93 on sale, BoxLunch

Coolest preschool gifts: Always Fierce gift set from Love Bubby

Always Fierce Gift Set

The tee runs up to 6T but the fierceness should last forever.

$50, Love Bubby
Use code COOLMOM15 for 15% off all orders

Coolest preschool gifts: Personalized astronaut costume

Personalized Astronaut Costume

Grab the entire shebang, or just the helmet. It’s so cool either way.

$66 for costume; $54 for helmet; accessories sold separately, Chasing Fireflies

Coolest preschool gifts: Modern cubic dollhouse

Modern Cubic Dollhouse

It’s a bonus if it blends in with your own home decor.

$225 ($202 for members), MoMA Store

Coolest preschool gifts: Moto bomber jacket for kids at Appaman (with big discount code!)

Kids Pilot Jacket with Faux Fur Collar

Moto-cool and practical. The perfect combo.

$102, Appaman
Use code CMP25 for 25% off entire site!

Coolest preschool gifts: Rocketship play kit

Harvey’s Spaceship Play Kit

Dooooogs iiiiin spaaaaaaace…..

$20 ($18 for members), MoMA Store

Coolest preschool gifts: Giant soft doll by Merille Lidiard

Giant Soft Doll by Merrilee Liddiard

How can you not fall instantly in love with her?

$79, Land of Nod

Coolest preschool gifts: Disney Pixar Coco Guitar

Disney Pixar Coco Guitar

Never underestimate the power of music. (Also, it beats a drum set. Trust us.)

$29.99, Toys R Us

Coolest preschool gifts: Fun temporary tattoo pack by Tattly

Temporary Tattoo “Funnest” Pack

They really are the funnest.

$50, Tattly

Coolest preschool gifts: Kids' Future History Maker Tee from District of Clothing

Future History Maker Tee

Because you know they will be, right?

$22, District of Clothing
Use code 15CMP2017 for 15% off sitewide

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.