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Gifts for Girls and Boys

The Growing Tree Toys Gift Guide

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Welcome to the completely unique and always helpful Growing Tree Toys Gift Guide! We've collected a small sample of can't-miss gifts for gift-givers who are in a hurry or can't make up their minds. The Gift Guide allows you to quickly zero in on the perfect gifts for girls and boys. It's the fastest and easiest way to shop gifts for kids!

Simply click on the age group that you’re interested in and from there you can choose from our drop down menus to select the gender, price range and the type of toy. Each selection will take you to a list of hand-picked toys that make great gifts for any child matching your search criteria. We've selected these top gifts for boys and girls by considering the learning benefits, feedback from our customers, the experience of our in store toy specialists and, most importantly, by factoring in fun!

When you're trying to order food at a restaurant with an extensive menu, it takes an eternity to decide. The process of choosing is enjoyable, but not when you're in a hurry to order and eat! We've intentionally kept these lists brief so that you can choose the perfect gifts for kids. Whether you’re shopping gifts for kids’ birthdays, holidays or a special occasion you'll find it fast!

Shop for Gifts for Girls and Boys by Age

Gifts for One Year Olds

Up to 12 Months

Gifts for One Year Olds

1 Year Olds

Gifts for Two Year Olds

2 Year Olds

Gifts for Three Year Olds and Four Year Olds

3 & 4 Year Olds

Gifts for Five Year Olds and Six Year Olds

5 & 6 Year Olds

Gifts for Seven Year Olds and Eight Year Olds

7 & 8 Year Olds

Gifts for Nine Year Olds and Ten Year Olds

9 & 10 Year Olds

Gifts for Eleven Year Olds

11 Years & Up

Most Popular Toys for Girls and Boys!

Need help deciding what to buy? Check out our Most Popular Toys for a up-to-the-minute list of our top selling toys, and look below for toys you're bound to see there!

Most Popular Gift for Girls

Metal Grocery Cart Toy

Most Popular Gift for 8 Year Old Boy

Spot It! Game

Most Popular Gift for 6 Year Old Boy

BRIO Classic Figure 8 Set

Most Popular Gift for 4 Year Old Girl

GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank

Most Popular Gift for 2 Year Old Girl

Chloe Ballerina Play Doll

Gift Buying Tips for Girls and Boys

We believe that play should never be limited by gender stereotypes. All kids can benefit from the experience of playing with dollhouses, toy trucks and other toys that have historically been gendered. But if you’re unsure what to give a particular child, it can help to think about toys that are more popular among girls versus boys. Here are some general trends that should help you narrow down your decision.

Selecting Gifts for Girls

• Craft kits are very popular with girls of all ages. Jewelry making kits, Shrinky Dinks, friendship bracelets, tie-dye activities and modeling clay are all an outlet for creativity and give kids the benefits of manipulative play!

• Many little girls enjoy playing with dolls. The right doll can become a best friend and an instant companion. Lots of color and personality make for an exciting doll that little girls will love! Girls who have grown out of the play doll phase still enjoy playing with paper dolls and magnetic paper doll play sets.

• Fun science kits that experiment with creating things like lip gloss, bubble gum and scented soap are popular with older girls. Science and cute collide!

• Storytelling and toys with a focus on verbal skills make great gift for girls. Journaling kits, book making kits, puppet theaters and dress-up clothes can help kids tell their own unique stories!

• Dramatic play toys like Papo Princess Figures, Schleich Animals, Playmobil Sets, Calico Critters and doll houses give girls the tools to flex their imaginations. Toddlers and preschoolers also enjoy play food sets and play kitchens.


Selecting Gifts for Boys

• Toy cars, trucks and train toys are popular with boys. Sturdy trucks with working parts that can dig and build make for exciting gift for younger kids. Older boys may enjoy car model building sets.

• Group sports toys like basketball hoops, goal sets and sports nets make fun gifts. Boys tend to play sports when friends come over and these toys take the pressure entertaining off of parents. It’s way healthier group activity than sitting around and playing video games! For indoor sports-themed gifts, you could consider a miniature foosball table, air hockey or darts game.

• Construction toys and building play sets are a huge hit with boys! LEGO® building toys, Erector Sets, Automoblox Cars and power tool play sets help kids to think spatially and logically.

• Funny, interesting and gross books make quiet gifts that boys love! Activity books from Klutz cover loads of interesting topics like weird inventions, reptiles, paper airplane design, thumb wrestling and more!

• Robotics kits, circuit kits and cool science kit are popular gift ideas for boys. When it comes to exciting science gifts, the bigger the explosion, the grosses the slime and the stranger the robot, the better! And as a bonus, science kits help kids develop critical reasoning and logic skills.

Top Gifts for Girls

Top Gift for Baby Girl

Snuggle Pod Hunny Bunny Baby Doll
Age: 6 months and up

      Top Gift for 2 Year Old Girl

Bunny Peek A Boo Puzzle
Age: 2 years and up

      Top Gift for 3 Year Old Girl

Calico Critters Baby's Bedroom Set
Age: 3 years and up

      Top Gift for 7 Year Old Girl

Duct Tape Fashion Kit
Age: 7 years and up

      Top Gift for 8 Year Old Girl

Water Dancing Speakers
Age: 7 years and up

Top Gifts for Boys

Top Gift for Baby Boy

Choo Choo Loop Train Toy
Age: 12 months and up

    Top Gift for 18 Month Boy

Take a Part Airplane Set
Age: 3 years and up

    Top Gift for 5 Year Old Boy

Youth Football Goal Post Set
Age: 4 years and up

    Top Gift for 7 Year Old Boy

Magformers XL Magnetic Building Toy
Age: 5 years and up

    Top Gift for 10 Year Old Boy

T-3 Transforming Solar Robot Kit
Age: 10 years and up

Gift Giving Services

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Personalized Messages Personalized Gift Cards!
With each package you may include a gift card with a custom message! A great way to send a personal message to little boys and girls!
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To and From Tags To/From Tags!
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