Our 10 best gifts for little kids 4-8

 

When you’re shopping for holiday gifts for kids 4-8, things really start getting fun. So many opportunities to help them learn, help them play, help them dream, help them grow into the amazing humans they’re meant to be. 

Our 10 Best Gifts for Little Kids 4-8 | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

 

 

 

All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion. (We know that's rare.)

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All prices accurate at time of publication but subject to change.

Be sure to visit all of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide categories for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15

 

 

 

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Ornament painting kit | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Christmas ornament painting kit

A craft (with your help) that becomes decor that becomes an heirloom.

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Wooden balance bike by Heritage | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020
10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Microkickboard scooter with LED light up wheels | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

An amazing ride-on-toy

The Bennett Balance Bike is perfect for early riders up to about 6 and meant to be passed down.

The Microkickboarrd Mini Deluxe scooter from one of our favorite indie businesses, has light-up LED wheels and lots of color options.  Good luck choosing!

$300, Heritage Bicycles;  $99, Maisonette

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : DIY rainbow necklace beading kit from Saskia | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

DIY necklace beading kit

From a lovely mom-run Brooklyn company, this is a grownup-style jewelry kit, only it’s made for kids. (With your help, of course.) The necklace is just as beautiful as the time you get to spend together making it.

$25, Saskia

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Organic Christmas pajamas for the family | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Family Christmas pajama set

Buy each organic cotton piece separate, in whatever size you need. 

$18 and up, Primary

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Handmade Waldorf style cherrywood play castle | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Handmade Waldorf-style cherrywood play castle

For hours of creative play, no chargers or outlets necessary. Bliss!

$249, Palumba Camden Rose

 

Related: Cool handmade toys for kids, for a back-to-basics holiday

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Personalized play doctor name tag | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Personalized doctor name tag

Because who wouldn’t want to be a healthcare hero during pretend play? Also check out this shop’s play bandages and full doctor kit.

$12, Giggles of Love

Coco Art Print

For even if I’m far away, I hold you in my heart. I sing a secret song to you, each night we are apart…

$19, Bar10 Design

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Sugar cookie tree making kit | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Sugar cookie tree baking kit

Yes, they get to eat their craftsmanship when they’re done!

10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Corolle BeBe Calin Dolls | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020
10 best holiday gifts for little kids 3-7 : Corolle baby dolls and a sweet matching carriage | Woodland creature Advent calendar play set | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Corolle Baby Dolls and Corolle Baby Carriage

From parents’ favorite baby doll company (courtesy one of our favorite parent-run toy stores), the dolls are each ultra-soft, ultra-cuddly, and yes, they still smell like vanilla.

$39.99 + $59.99, Magic Beans

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