When it comes to the best gifts for kids, look no further – we’ve rounded up top presents for all ages this holiday season, from clothes to experiences and everything in between.
The Best Clothing Gifts for Little Ones
When it comes to Christmas morning pajamas, we love everything from Austin-based Katie Kime, including her Kid’s Pajama Sets that come in a variety of prints including “The World Is Your Oyster,” “Marfa Toile” and “Banana Leaves.” Pajamas are the perfect gift to open on Christmas morning and put on right away!
Ann + Reeves Kids is a Houston-based brand featuring beautiful, classic and personalized clothing. From this Christmas toile bubble to a smocked Nutcracker dress, this brand fulfills all your baby closet dreams.
San Antonio-based Belles & Beaux children’s boutique has stunning, beautiful heirloom clothing pieces that are worth saving for future generations. From layettes to smocked clothing, this Alamo Heights shop offers a myriad of classic children’s clothing options for all seasons.
The Weezie Kids’ Bath Bundle is the perfect gift to help get kids cozy on those long winter nights. Offered in light blue gingham and light pink gingham, the bundle includes the brand’s signature kids hooded towel as well as two washcloths. Get the towel personalized for an extra touch.
Speaking of personalization, Dallas-based Euclid Home has some of the prettiest customized items on the market. From this personalized Christmas diaper cover to this Tis The Season Bib, Euclid Home has everything you need to get your kids in the holiday spirit.
When it comes to personalization and embroidery, The Monogram Shop of Houston also has gorgeous children’s items, including precious Keepsake Crib Shoes. Add something to your child’s wardrobe that will be passed down for generations.
For the older kiddos, consider getting matching pieces designed and created at Dallas-based Milliard Diamond Concierge. The local brand can design and create nearly any brainstormed idea. If you want to make an experience out of it, bring your mini-me with you for a fun design and brainstorm session in the brand’s stunning Knox showroom.
The Best Activity Gifts for Little Ones
Cookies are essentially synonymous with Christmas. These Cookie Decorating Kits from Dallas-based Color My Cookie will provide entertainment all through Winter Break. From flowers to superheroes to dinosaurs, the options are endless. Plus, who doesn’t love a frosted cookie?
Got kids into card games? We love these watercolor playing cards from Fort Worth-based Fort52 that are personalized with icons from different cities across the country. These animal flashcards would also be the perfect gift for your animal-loving kiddos.
Pickleball is the name of the game right now across the country and Austin-based brand Recess has racquets made just for kids. From family time to friendly competition, this gift will get them outside and active.
Speaking of staying active, Dallas-based Autside has numerous “feel good field games” that will keep kids active all winter-long. With frisbees, bags and boards, basketball and block-stacking games, you can feel good about your purchase – a portion of every Autside sale will go to nonprofits dedicated to supporting autistic individuals and their families.
Help kids get their hands dirty this holiday season with a growing kit from Dallas-based Gardenuity. The brand offers fun kits such as the Gratitude Garden Kit, the Brunch Bag Garden Kit, the Pizza Garden Kit, and more.
The Best Design Gifts for Little Ones
Shopping for a kiddo who is a homebody? Brighten up their space with a piece of art from Dallas designer Caitlin Wilson. From watercolors to butterfly motifs, she has something for every child’s style.
There’s no doubt Petite Keep offers the sweetest, prettiest way to store your child’s treasures. Choose a trunk to capture all their favorite memories and finish it with an engraved Heart Padlock.
If your kid is into music, Austin-based Waterloo Records is a must-shop. Cultivate their vintage interest with a variety of vinyl records and, if you’re local, pick up an old-school turntable to complete the gift.
The Best Gifted Experiences for Little Ones
When your kids have everything, sometimes the gift of an experience is more valued than a true token.
For the little gals, treat them to a special Girls’ Day Out at Embellish in Westlake (Austin), Vivian’s Boutique Spa in Dallas, or Milk + Honey Spa in River Oaks (Houston). Bonus is the quality time you’ll get to spend together!
For the little swimmer in your family, swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School (many locations across Texas) are not only fun and adventurous but could be lifesaving. Spend time in the pool this Winter and you’ll be ready for a summer full of pool time.
If your kid loves the outdoors, book a stay at the luxury glamping resort Wahwahtaysee in Kingsbury. Located along the San Marcos River, the Resort provides a secluded, private ranch experience. You can bring your pup, too, and make it a full family affair!
Speaking of pups, there’s nothing like bringing home a puppy for Christmas. Help clear the shelters this holiday season across the state and adopt a new furry friend from a local rescue. Now you’ll just have to decide what to name them!