Our 10 Best Gifts for Little Kids 4-8 | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020
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Be sure to visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide posts and our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide posts for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15
Christmas ornament painting kit
(item no longer available)
A craft (with your help) that becomes decor that becomes an heirloom.
$20. Image To Imprint
Related: Cool craft kits for creative kids who want to make their own gifts
DIY holiday gifts that kids can make
An amazing ride-on-toy
The Bennett Balance Bike (item no longer available) 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
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.
Family Christmas pajama set
Buy each organic cotton piece separate, in whatever size you need.
$18 and up, Primary
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
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
Sugar cookie tree baking kit
Yes, they get to eat their craftsmanship when they’re done!
Related: Our favorite mason jar food gifts that kids can help DIY
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
Pattern for DIY fabric crown
We adore these crowns that remind boys and girls how much we value strength, courage. and bravery.
$5.99/pattern, Kyla Something
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2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
* Our 10 best gifts for women in 2020
* Our 10 best gifts for men in 2020
* Our 10 best gifts for Hanukkah in 2020
* Our 10 best gifts for grandparents in 2020
* Our 10 best gifts for teens in 2020
* Our 10 best gifts for tweens 9-12 in 2020
* Our 10 best gifts for little kids 4-8 in 2020
* Our 10 best gifts for babies and toddlers in 2020
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