The Best (and Most Thoughtful) Gifts for Kids in 2023

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Shopping for kids can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming. With so many toys, games, and cute children’s clothes on the market, how do you pick the perfect present? Something that is quality-made? Something that they’ll actually use? Perhaps something that will stimulate their minds and help them grow? Well, we can help with that. We looked to our community of Entreprenistas to curate the perfect list of items from companies run by women who care about their products and the children they’re designed for. We have something for kids of all ages on here—so get ready to surprise and delight your favorite little ones this holiday season!

Hugimals World Frankie the Cat, $64

Hugimals are more than just incredibly cute stuffed animals. They’re research-backed therapeutic stress-relief tools designed to lower stress and anxiety and increase calm in kids, teens, or adults. Created by health journalist-turned-founder Marina Khidekel with input from psychologists and occupational therapists, Hugimals weigh 4.5 pounds (heavier than most similar products) and are uniquely weighted throughout the body, head, and limbs for the calming feeling that they’re “hugging you back.” There are several to choose from, but Frankie is their newest addition to the lineup after lots of requests for a cat character.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA15 for 15% off.

Aaron and Otto Smile Crew Neck Sweatshirt, $40

In a world that can often feel bleak, these sweatshirts are designed to bring a smile to everyone who sees them. The fun neon colors and font options allow you to customize it and give it a bit of personality as well. Plus, a portion of proceeds every month is donated to a charity (find out which one over on Instagram).

Use code ENTREPRENISTA10 for 10% off (year-round!).

Love Powered Co. Littles Box Set, $45

It is never too early to start positive affirmations with your children. In fact, it’s so important to cultivate empowerment at an early age to make it a habit. Encouraging children to see all the positives they bring to this world, this box set includes 30 unique affirmation cards that are specially designed to be a staple in your house. Each card also contains a prompt to really seal in the impact by discussing a time where your Little displayed this characteristic and how it made them feel. This practice is beautiful any time of the day and the cards can be used so many ways from 0-12 years old.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA20 for 20% off through December 31.

Sense-ational You Sound Reducing Sensory Hoodie, $50

This is not your average hoodie. It is a comfort gift—in every sense of the word “comfort”—and adults and kids will both benefit from it. Sensory overload can lead to meltdowns, and this hoodie is designed to combat that. The sound-reducing hoodie offers a tangible, but subtle solution to noisy environments. It’s perfect for school cafeterias, the playground, the grocery store, car rides, buses, and more. It also features a built-in eye mask that can pull down and magnetic closures for increased independence.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA10 for 10% OFF November 20-December 25.

Pitch A Fête Build a Teddy Bear Kit, $30

Give your child the gift of a cuddly playmate—one that they build themselves! These kits come with everything you need to build a stuffed animal, complete with a certificate of adoption. It fosters creativity and can be an activity the entire family enjoys. Plus, there are so many adorable options to choose from, including seasonal creatures like Frosty the Snowman and Rudy the Reindeer.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA10 for 10% off.

Cre8ive Crayonz Personalized Name Crayons, $16+

Got a budding artist to shop for? These personalized name crayons are made from non-toxic crayons and come all ready to gift in a special box. You can choose from an array of fun colors and even make special requests if you don’t see the combination you’re looking for. They’re perfect for the holidays or year-round and make fantastic party favors.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA15 for 15% off through December 8.

Bright Littles Conversation Cards, $20

If you feel like you are constantly fighting with your kids about screen time or you are struggling to have engaging conversations, these conversation cards are a perfect pick for the entire family. With 100 intriguing questions, on topics from safety, nature, health, diversity, and more, and 25 activities, they’re perfect for road trips or the dinner table. They’re designed to foster communication skills as well as connections and bonding and are perfect for ages 4-12.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA20 for 20% off.

Bright One Co. Frill Dress, $55

Bright One clothes are designed to make the wearer feel, well, bright! The Frill Dress, made of moisture-wicking / Anti-microbial / UV protection +40 / 90% polyester, 10% spandex, is comfy, versatile, and cute—designed for all her adventures, from the playground to the classroom and everything in between.

Use code FREESHIP for free shipping.

Etta Loves Sensory Bath Toys, $38

This gift pick is for the littlest of little ones. These bath toys can be enjoyed for years, starting from birth. They’re designed to support babies’ visual and cognitive development through their patterns, scales, and colors. Each toy is hand-painted on one side with raised features on the reverse for a physical and visual sensory experience. They’re made from 100% fully sealed natural rubber.

Totter + Tumble Morris & Co. The Strawberry Thief Play Mat, $110+

This is a gift for both parents and babies! The Strawberry Thief premium play mat, designed in collaboration with brand partners Morris & Co, is versatile and can be used for years. From newborn tummy time to play dates on the patio, it’s more than your average play mat. It’s 0.5-inch-thick memory foam is designed for comfort for your little one (and can also double as a pilates mat). You can choose from a variety of sizes to fit your needs.

Piggy Paint Santa’s Sweetie Gift Set, $17

Piggy Paint was born out of one mom’s desire to create non-toxix, safe nail polish for her own daughters. Piggy Paint is water-based, virtually odorless, and dries hard (doesn’t wash or peel off). It’s free of ALL harsh chemicals. Santa’s Sweetie Gift Set is perfect for the holidays: It comes with three 0.25 oz nail polishes and nail art for the ultimate creative expression and fun.

Use code HOLIDAY20 for 20% off site-wide November 12-18.

Crann Organic Kids’ Organic Cotton Crew Neck Sweatshirt, $40

Kids clothing should be stylish and—super important—comfy! Plus, this is a sweatshirt you can feel good about as well. The organic cotton crewneck is free from harmful chemicals and promotes a healthier planet for the next generation. It’s good for sensitive skin and gender-neutral, coming in a variety of sizes.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA20 for 20% off through January 1.

Jovy Berry Bliss Play Makeup Kit, $43

For the little ones who want to experiment with makeup, this set boasts being the first ever clean-verified (and fully vegan!) play makeup crafted for young, delicate skin in age-appropriate colors and shades. The set includes 3 dual eyeshadow and blush jars, 1 lip gloss, 1 duo blush/eyeshadow brush, and a makeup bag. Products are enhanced by: avocado oil, blueberry extract, sunflower seed oil, olive oil derivate, pomegranate extract, and vitamin E to help nourish skin.

Use code JOVYENTREPRENISTA10 for 10% off.

Jaq Jaq Bird Reusable and Erasable Chalk Paper, $21

Gift your budding artist this reusable and erasable chalk paper. Not only is it fun—simply wipe clean and start over when you’re ready—but it also teaches young ones to reduce and reuse. It comes with a set of 10 sheets (that can be used on both sides). It can be used with chalk markers, traditional chalks, their award-winning ButterStix® or Wishy-Washy Markers and Mini Wishy Washy Markers. With this chalk paper, only your child’s creativity is the limit.

Use code ENTRE23

Triple F Female Firefighter Plush Doll, $45

Designed by a female firefighter, this incredibly plush doll is just what every inspired little girl firefighter needs. As Entreprenistas, we believe that representation matters. Firefighter is not often a career option presented to young girls, and this doll is designed to combat that. Each doll comes with an axe, gloves, hood, and her bunker coat, which are all removable. Her suspenders can be taken off her shoulders but are not fully removable. This fun toy supports Triple F’s mission to inspire, motivate, and empower female firefighters and females in Emergency Medical Services.

Coco Beans Bamboo Toddler Jammie Set — Winter Wonderland, $48

Nothing says cozy up for the holidays like a new set of soft pjs, and this bamboo-blend toddler set is perfectly themed. As soft as baby pajamas, but in sizes for your growing toddler, they feature evergreen trees and little beans skiing and sledding. Available in sizes 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T.

Use code ENTREPRENISTA20 for 20% off pajamas through 12/31/23.

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