I am very lucky to have five little munchkins to spoil this holiday season. To them, I am "Aunt Mol," which is the most fun and rewarding role of my life. Each year I have the best time shopping for them.
Before I get into this year's picks for the best kids gifts, I want to share two fun ideas for the special aunt in your kids' lives. These t-shirts are from a site called Thug Life Shirts (yes, really). Order Aunt Squad or BAE: Best Auntie Ever.
Ok, now onto the cute stuff!
I flipped over these customizable Santa hats from Mark & Graham. I feel like these were made for family photo shoots at the holidays!
It's impossible for your heart not to swell at the sight of this cozy bear sweater from the GAP. Since we're officially in "bundle up!" weather, this makes a great gift.
One of my little cousins is very into superheroes right now and I know he would freak out with excitement to unwrap this jacket. This gem is also from the GAP.
When it comes to picking out presents for kids, I have always loved giving books. I have so many happy memories of reading with my parents. I am obsessed with these books by Andrea Beaty, which teach kids about exciting and important careers.
All the little ones in my family love puzzles and I squealed when I found this one of dogs in winter coats!
The High Line is my favorite place in New York City and I was so excited to learn they sell coloring placemats in their shop. A great surprise for a young New Yorker!
If you want to gift something special for his or her bedroom or playroom, these globes are sweet and painted with phrases like "Adventure awaits" and "Explore the world."
This year Land of Nod and Dylan's Candy Bar collaborated on a product line and this gingerbread playhouse is any kid's dream!
I also adore Land of Nod's cafe playhouse. It's never to soon to teach them about the magic of dining out!
If you didn't see something here that was exactly right for the kiddo (or kiddos) you're shopping for, don't fret! Below are links to the kids gift guides for the last four years.