Post Series: Holiday Gift Guides
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Precious few appreciate the holidays quite like children. They get so excited and honestly, watching them get excited about Santa and his reindeer or making Christmas cookies helps put me in the holiday spirit, too.

If there are some little ones (or older kids) on your holiday shopping list, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to their faces.

Ages 4 and Younger

For preschool-aged kids, learning toys are a perfect option. Something that’s fun, interactive and helps teach them something new will be welcomed by everyone.

Another fun gift option is anything soft and cuddly – and if you buy them a plush version of their favorite character, like Peppa Pig and her brother George, they’ll adore it!

2017 Gift Guide for Every Child on Your List (Even the High Schoolers) - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Peppa Pig & George Giggle and Wiggle Plush $35
  2. Crayola My First Touch Lites Plus $20
  3. Lekue 4 Unite Iconic Assorted Shape Ice Cream Mold $16
  4. Fox Body Pillow Orange – Pillowfort $20
  5. My First Reading Club Subscription $10/month

5- to 7-Year-Olds

For kiddos who are 5 – 7 years old, try gifts that embrace their imagination and help them think outside the box. Something like a stuffed animal adoption set allows them to play pretend and take care of a pet (without actually having to buy a real pet).

Last year’s hot toy item was the Hatchimals Hatching Egg and they’re back! They’re giant eggs that hatch to reveal the creatures inside. Children absolutely love them and they’re sure to be a hot item again this year.

2017 Gift Guide for Every Child on Your List (Even the High Schoolers) - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Goldendoodle Stuffed Animal Adoption Set $39
  2. Hatchimals Hatching Egg $60
  3. Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme $100
  4. BMW i8 Concept 6-volt Electric Ride-On Car $180
  5. Soggy Doggy Game $20

Ages 7 – 10

It’s never too early to encourage your child’s interest in technology and computers. If they’re tech savvy, get a programming gift like the Project Mc2 Pixel Purse or a Kano Computer Kit! Not into tech? No worries, try something that encourages their more artistic side, like a portable karaoke machine. Or let them get hands-on with the Super Slime Studio.

2017 Gift Guide for Every Child on Your List (Even the High Schoolers) - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Kano Computer Kit $127
  2. The Singing Machine Portable Karaoke System $50
  3. Project Mc2 Pixel Purse $55
  4. Super Slime Studio by Cra-Z-Art $30
  5. SPORTSSTUFF Pizza Snow Tube $19

11- to 13-Year-Olds

Tweens love “cool” gifts. While something like a colorful waterproof speaker or a neon light are definitely cool, one of my favorite gifts on this list is Escape the Crate. Ever been to an escape room? Same concept, but sent straight to your house. You sign up for this subscription and every two months they send you a new crate with an escape game you can play as a family or with your child and their friends. It’s a great fun way to have some fun and hang out together.

2017 Gift Guide for Every Child on Your List (Even the High Schoolers) - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Escape the Crate $30/2 months
  2. Altec Mini H2O Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker $40
  3. Candied Cranberry Tumbler Bath Set $15
  4. Pineapple Neon Light $61
  5. Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Wireless Spy Tank $100

Ages 14 to 18

Toys aren’t as exciting to the high school student. So what do you buy for a picky teenager? If they love makeup, you could try something like the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault. It comes with 36 creamy matte lip colors that would excite any makeup lover. Another hot item? Anything virtual reality (VR). Try the VR headset with built-in headphones that can virtually transport them to a new place while standing in your living room.

2017 Gift Guide for Every Child on Your List (Even the High Schoolers) - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. VR Headset with Built-In Headphones $70
  2. Game of Phones Card Game $20
  3. BeatsX Earphones $109
  4. NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault II $65
  5. Magnetic Sand Hourglass $18

Hopefully you found the perfect gifts for the children on your list. Do you have other suggestions to add to the gift guide? Leave us a comment below.

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