Find gift guide recommendations here! About a Mom’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide has ideas for holiday and Christmas gifts to fit your budget and needs. Discover new and top toys for kids of all ages.
1. Step2 Adventure Camper
The Adventure Camper for kids from Step2 is one of About a Mom’s top picks for the 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Top Toy List. How could it not be?! Children ages 2+ will have fun exploring the great outdoors with this play camper. The Step2 Adventure Camper is loaded with engaging pretend play activities, perfect for social development. Featuring a molded-in kitchen area with large sink, stovetop with clicker knobs, and plenty of storage space. Other realistic features include a skylight, doorbell and decorative wheel. Made in the USA of US and imported parts.
The open-concept camper features large windows and Dutch-style door so adults can keep an eye on the kids while they play. A molded-in kitchen area includes a large sink with faucet, countertop prep space, stovetop with sensory clicker knobs, and tons of storage space underneath. The adorable vintage-look camper comes with an accessory set including play food and utensils.
2. iHeartArt Squeegee Art Kit for Kids
Have a budding artist on your holiday shopping list? Squeegee Art has gone viral on TikTok and Instagram, and this 20-Piece Squeegee Art Kit from IHeartArt has everything kids ages 8+ need to create their own awesome squeegee art.
The iHeartArt Squeegee Art Kit was just named a Top Holiday Toy in the much-awaited Toy Insider’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide. Inside the box are 2 squeegees, 5 neon paints, 6 heavyweight papers, 4 perforated project sheets, 2 peel-away sticker sheets plus a large fold-out work mat. The included Techniques Guide has project ideas to entice budding artists to create their next modern masterpiece. Plus, you can use your own paper to continue the fun.
iHeartArt donates 5% of proceeds to its charity partner, Art Feeds, that supplies art lessons, training, and art materials to kids in need.
3. PLAYMOBIL Duck On Call Ambulance Emergency Vehicle
Duck On Call is a bright and beautiful preschool line featuring emergency vehicles! We LOVE Duck On Call at About a Mom!! Join Ducklas on his adventures to return to a human boy after being turned into a duck due to his shenanigans. Ducklas is accompanied by his friends Mikey Medic, Polly Police, and Freddy Fire. Together they travel in their vehicles to help the citizens of the town. Duck on Call Emergency Vehicles are recommended for ages 3-5. See the entire Duck On Call collection online at PLAYMOBIL. Discover the DUCK ON CALL story with the new animated series-available on YouTube.
Buy: Major Retailers (i.e. Walmart or Amazon) or Online at PLAYMOBIL
4. Nutcracker & Gingerbread Man Holiday Poppers
Nutcracker & Gingerbread Man Holiday Poppers from Hog Wild – Two new festive Holiday Poppers make the holidays merry! And they make a great stocking stuffer! New this year a traditional Nutcracker Popper and whimsical Gingerbread Man Popper join the classic Poppers line delivering hours of free-form festive fun — press their bellies and P-O-P out a red or green soft foam ball. . . up to 20 feet!
Buy: Available on Amazon in October.
5. PLAYMOBIL Air Stunt Show Tiger Propeller Plane
Take off in style with the Tiger Propeller Plane! Spectators from near and far come to watch the Air Stunt Show Tiger Propeller Plane soar through the air. The bright tiger striped design is not something you will want to miss as it sours through the clouds. PLAYMOBIL’s iconic attention to detail is clear in this set and kids (ages 5-12) will have hours of imaginative-play fun.
The tiger striped design is fascinating to watch as it dives through the clouds. The pilot displays hi skills as he flies around the tall pylons with the greatest precision and effortlessly performs daring flight maneuvers at dazzling heights. From the ground, the mechanic monitors the show and is already preparing to inspect the plane after landing. The aircraft can seat two figures and contains a storage compartment in the tailgate. Set includes two figures, propeller plane with rotating propeller, gas can, pylon with suction feet to secure to the surface, flight gear, and other accessories.
6. DoodleJamz BrightBoard
Do your kids love DoodleJamz? This year, our Holiday Gift Guide has some awesome sensory toys. Amid the explosion of ASMR and sensory hashtags on social media comes DoodleJamz – a line of hand-held squish ’n shape drawing pads. Think Woolly Willy in the 21st century! And just in time for the holidays you can light up your DoodleJamz designs with the new DoodleJamz BrightBoard. The hand-held light-up case is compatible with both DoodleJamz Jelly Pics and DoodleJamz Jelly Boards. Frame your designs, light them up, and use the kickstand to display your designs vertically or horizontally.
BrightBoards are compatible with all DoodleJamz so you can swap each of them in and out to experience the LED light illuminate the different colors of gel and beads. Bright Boards come with an EXCLUSIVE DoodleJamz not available anywhere else. Light up your whole DoodleJamz collection to create even more amazing artistic creations!
7. GIGABOTS from Blip Toys
GIGABOTS are an exciting new take on action figures. This line of 13” fully-articulated figures lets kids build, transform and battle – and then re-build and battle over and over again. The point of difference: Each figure starts as a plastic capsule which not only has all the pieces needed to assemble the GIGABOT, but also becomes part of the build. It’s the ultimate unboxing experience. Six figures in the line.
Buy: Available now on Amazon
8. Cake-N-Bake Challenge Board Game
No holiday gift guide would be complete without an awesome family board game. The new Cake-N-Bake Challenge is a totally different kind of action-packed family game with a delicious, rainbow-layer, foam cake being the center of attention! Object of the game is to, well, just be the fastest baker! Players ages 4+ will race to stack their cake slices based on the order on a game card. The first player to correctly stack their cake wins a candle, and whoever collects six candles wins. Great for preschoolers learning their colors – plus no reading required!!
Buy: Available on Amazon
11. Step2 Ride Along Scooter
Your little one will ride in style with this toddler-sized ride-on scooter! The Ride Along Scooter Features a sleek design and rich coloring. It’s a great way for kid’s to practice balance and get some physical activity in during playtime. Featuring clean lines and rounded edges reminiscent of vintage roadsters, this kid-friendly, foot-powered scooter has faux chrome accents and easy-grip handles. The scooter has four wheels for extra stability while stationary and during play.
9. ZIPLINX TRIPLE TOWER BLAST
Create high-flying, chain-reactions with the ZipLinx Triple Tower Blast. These high-flying, chain-reaction activity sets deliver the eye-popping payoff of the classic domino run— but ZipLinx launches pieces up to 3 feet in the air for the finale! The magic of the system is not only the ease of set-up but there’s also no accidental starts. That means your design literally won’t “pop” until you insert the special Linx Launcher Key!
Buy: Available now on Amazon
10. Feel Goo!
Feel Goo! is a cool, super-squishy line of sensory plaything from Hog Wild Toys. Each Feel Goo! hand-held ball delivers a unique combination of sensory sensations –satisfying textures, bright colors, and different sounds. Feel Goo! comes in a variety of shapes from spheres and ovals to animals and food. A terrific stocking stuffer for kids 4 and up.
Buy: Available on Amazon in October
12. GooToobz Sensory Tube
Get your hands on GooToobz™! Sensory is definitely happening this holiday. And, new GooToobz! — transparent, hand-held sensory tubes filled with a super satisfying mix of goo, glitter, and beads — are super on trend!. Squish either end of your GooToobz to feel, listen, and watch the filling rush from one end of the maze design to the other. Three different styles available that target different senses. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Buy: Available on Amazon
13. Step2 Mobile Helper
The NEW Mobile Helper is perfect for helping mom cook, wash dishes or decorate Christmas cookies. While this is not a toy, we LOVE the Mobile Helper Tower and just had to include it in the 2022 Holiday Gift Guide. It will come in very handy during the holiday season to help toddlers be more involved in family activities.
The mobile helper tower is a must-have kitchen accessory. With the Step2 Mobile Helper learning tower and kitchen stand, you can safely involve your toddler in a variety of countertop-height activities such as meal prep, crafts, and more. The kitchen stool has walls on three sides, plus an enclosed safety bar to provide extra security. Safety bar includes two cup holders and two small storage nooks. Non-slip feet help keep the stool in place. It grows with your child and easily stores out of the way.