Traditionally, the kids are the first people on the Christmas gift list. They’ve already written their letters to Santa, and they’re on their best behavior by now, patiently anticipating a tree full of gifts on Christmas morning. Check out some of these top gifts to see if they’re on your child’s list. If they’re not, you’ll absolutely want to add them!
Each toy in our Rural Mom Hot Toys for 2014 Holiday Gift Guide is hand-selected for their ability to inspire creative, their quality workmanship and distinct personalities that engage children in a positive way.
PS: Before heading out to fulfill your holiday wish lists, be sure to print off our convenient shopping list located at the end of this feature.
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair
The adorable Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair offers so much more than just the perfect size comfy spot for your baby to sit. It’s a versatile playground of learning activities and creative playtime fun!
Equipped with a Smart Stages™ setting, the chair is designed to give you the ability to select the stage that is best for your child. Each stage level has a variety of developmentally appropriate songs, phrases and sounds to help babies with ABC’s, numbers, shapes and much more. There’s so much bundled into one super cute sitting space, making it a spectacular practical and engaging toy perfect for any 12 to 24-month-old children on your holiday shopping list.
My First Crayola Products
Crayola has long provided superior products to encourage creativity and the My First Crayola Products line continues this tradition. Designed for toddlers and preschoolers to express, create and connect with color, the products are easy for little hands to grip and use.
The cute designs, bright colors and washable and mess-free attributes make these parent-friendly products, as well. Fill a gift basket with My First Crayola Products for the toddlers on your shopping list or grab a few packages for stocking stuffers or gifts to have on hand for impromptu gift-giving. Your recipients will love each moment of creative expression!
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart
Based on the popular show, the Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart gives kids everything they need to provide on-the-go care. Kids can let friends know they’re in a hurry with the motion-activated siren that lights up and plays the Doc Mobile song.
This Doc McStuffins cart is equipped with a working ladder to help toys wherever they are. Future doctors can use the light and sound EKG, otoscope and thermometer to give on-site checkups and fix boo boos with the bandage sticker dispenser. Perfect for the little-bitty pre-med Doc McStuffins lover on your shopping list!
Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway
The Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway designed for ages 18 months to 5 year-old, features an over 3-foot tall series of ramps for plenty of playtime fun!
You can send your Little People vehicle and rider down the ramp at the top of the set. Each race has a different finish as the car will come down from the ramp in one of three spots. Children can flip different switches along the way to cause the cars to change paths or let the toy surprise them with automatic changes. Your little ones will have hours and hours of endless fun with this well-designed set.
The 37-inch Aurora Giddy Up Friends Stick Pony looks much more like a pony than anything you ever had as a kid, and if you squeeze the ears, it makes horse sounds! It’s great for a little cowboy or any horse lover on your Christmas list.
Tubby table can also be used without the included cups as well for anything else kids can imagine – tea parties, action figure play, puppet shows, and other fun bath time activities. Parents will love that the toys, kids, and water stay in the tub.
Adora Dolls Bathtime Babies
For the little mommy on your list, these Adora Dolls Bathtime Babies are absolutely adorable! They’re dressed in hooded bath towels, and you can choose from owl, frog, sock monkey, bear, elephant, or shark. The beautiful dolls each come with a washcloth and a bath towel so that they can go right in the tub or pool with your child, and the “QuikDri” material their little bodies are made of ensures that they’ll be dry in time to take them to bed too!
Strider 12″ Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike
The key to learning to ride a bike is all about balance and the Strider 12″ No-Pedal Balance Bike teaches children ages 18-months to 5-years-old how to ride with ease, without the aid of training wheels!
A simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace. This unique design teaches young children balance on two wheels right from the start, avoiding developmental delays typical with tricycles and training-wheel bikes. A wonderful gift for any child on your shopping list.
Little girls love to play dress up and now you can gift a socially-conscience jewelry choice for the holidays. ViBella youth jewelry is hand-crafted by using up-cycled materials like plastic and paper. The profits are invested back in the artisans’ communities and the program is designed to help at-risk women.
The collection of youth jewelry includes one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, and necklaces for the little beauty to add to her collection. There are style options for any sort of child, whether their taste is sporty or elegant. The high quality jewelry is sure to be a favorite gift this year.
Remember the pet rock craze? Now you can give kids a pet plant for Christmas! Tickle Me Plant is a very unique gift – a real plant that opens and closes like a Venus flytrap, but it doesn’t eat bugs and it looks like a fern! It’s a great gift for kids who live in apartments and don’t get to garden. It also helps teach responsibility – just like a “regular” plant, it needs light and water to grow.
Deluxe Flying Baymax
The Deluxe Flying Baymax is sure to be a hit this Christmas for boys that love Disney’s Big Hero 6. The 11-inch doll boasts a soaring 18-inch wingspan, 20 points of articulation, multiple lights, sounds and a launching rocket fist to knock out the bad guys. Boys will love flying the superhero around the house as his eyes light up while saving the world.
Because every little girl is not blonde with blue eyes, One World Dolls offers a line of diverse, multicultural fashion dolls that any lucky girl will love to play with. The premise behind the dolls is that no matter what corner of the globe they come from, they’re special and their dreams will come true as long as they work hard for them.
Boomer the electronic pet Zoomer Dino is a revolutionary toy that uses True Balance technology to allow hand-free play. Zooming around the house on two wheels, the Zoomer Dino will explore and is able to pick itself up when it gets in a jam.
Mood indicating eyes help the user to interact with and tame their dino. A remote-control allows users to control actions or a free-play mode lets the Zoomer Dino roam free on its own. Children can train Boomer to dance, chase, chomp, roar and much more! Recommended for ages 5 to 10.
Dollhouses are oodles of fun, but the ability to design your own customized space is even better! The Roominate Studio let girls build and create their own creations with modular building pieces that come together to create a fabulous studio for their Roominate dolls and pets.
Designed by two female engineers, Roominate sets encourage development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills during play. Children can make their creations come to life with a motor circuit that powers things like fans, windmills and elevators. Recommended for ages 6 and up, the Roominate Studio comes with everything a child needs to create a fabulous studio including one doll doll and one pet to enjoy the custom room!
PRINTABLE SHOPPING LIST
You can easily bookmark this page to retrieve using your computer or smartphone, but if you’d like a printable list to take with you to the store or to use as a checklist for your gift giving, we’ve provided one below:
Disclosure: We receive sample products for review for our holiday guides, many of which are donated to local charities after gently testing and inspecting. If it’s not a gift we wouldn’t love to see under our own trees or personally gift to a loved one, you will not find it in any RuralMom.com holiday guide. We do not accept payment for placement of items in our guides. If it made it to our top holiday gift pick list, it’s earned a spot based on its high quality, reasonable price point, and overall excellence in durability and/or functionality.