PBF Reward Information 2022: Children

The vacation season is upon us and as somebody who has but to essentially start vacation buying, I’m hoping that taking a second (or hours and hoursss) to place collectively my annual present guides will encourage me to get forward of the sport and knock out my vacation gifting. I’m starting this yr’s spherical of present guides with what has rapidly develop into one in every of my favourite present guides to share: My present information for teenagers.

PBF Gift Guide 2022

I completely LOVE searching for children. If I might purchase presents for youngsters as a full-time job, it could be a dream as a result of it’s so enjoyable to consider what a child loves and brainstorm a inventive present she or he will adore, use and keep in mind. Looking for our boys, my nieces and my buddy’s kids all year long brings me plenty of pleasure and I had a bit of an excessive amount of enjoyable making this yr’s present information. Like years previous, I’ve divided my present information for teenagers into the next classes:

  • One thing they need (subdivided into just a few extra classes)
  • One thing they want
  • One thing to put on
  • One thing to learn

That is the best way I method gifting to our boys because it contains a mixture of sensible presents in addition to the enjoyable stuff they love!

Additionally price mentioning: Don’t neglect to take a look at thrift shops and consignment retailers this vacation season. Children don’t care about new issues and are sometimes simply psyched to see a new-to-them toy automotive below the tree and couldn’t care much less if it was utilized by a bunch of children earlier than them. Consignment retailers have served us effectively for gifting to our boys through the years!

Alright, let’s dive proper in and take a look at some present concepts for the children all of us love a lot!

(P.S. You might discover a bunch of this stuff rounded up collectively in my Amazon shop! Additionally of doable curiosity is that this submit I wrote final yr in regards to the presents our boys cherished and nonetheless performed with time and again one month after Christmas: Holiday Gifts: The Hits One Month Later.)

Reward Information for Children

One thing They Need

Bodily exercise + Get that power out: 


  • Bounce House: This was the hit of Christmas once we had it arrange on Christmas morning for our boys just a few years in the past. It’s low sufficient to make use of indoors and ideal for indoor playtime throughout chilly winter months. It’s additionally on MEGA sale proper now and solely $141 for those who use the clippable coupon which is the bottom I’ve seen it.
  • Adjustable Gymnastics Bar: Chase’s BFF Claire has this bar and the children love to hold throughout it and do numerous tips. It’s all the time a playdate hit!
  • Shine & Seek Fireflies Game: Our boys have one of the best time hiding these light-up fireflies everywhere for one another to search out. Nice for indoor or out of doors energetic play!
  • Plasma Car: Now we have THREE of those — one for every boy — as a result of each child desires to make use of them each single day in our home. We discovered about them via the boys’ preschool and I can not advocate them sufficient.
  • Set of Cones: Our boys use cones for impediment programs, targets, video games, and so forth. They’re the present that retains on giving.
  • Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course: One among our boys’ mates has this arrange of their yard and the children are all the time climbing throughout it once we go to!
  • Scooter: All of our boys began with a three-wheel scooter and the Razor Scooter is a superb choice for greater children.
  • Bike + Helmet: We obtained Chase a 16” bike when he was 4 and Ryder a 12” when he was 2. (They each began with this bike and the standard is nice.) Rhett (age 2) is totally obsessed together with his balance bike!



  • Picasso Tiles: Palms down our boys’ most used toy! These will eternally be on my child present guides as a result of they’re a sure-fire hit that might be performed with for years and years. In case you’re going to get one present from this present information, let magnetic tiles be it!
  • Tonies: Ryder (age 4) is IN LOVE together with his Tonies! He places a bit of character on prime of the field and it tells him tales throughout quiet time. He has a light-weight blue Toniesbox + this 3 pack of Paw Patrol characters and we’ll be including to his assortment with just a few extra Tonies characters this Christmas, together with this Christmas Mickey Mouse that might be making its debut within the boys’ refillable advent calendar. Even Rhett (age 2) is beginning to love Tonies and likes bringing them on our walks!
  • Foamnasium Play Couch: Our huge present for the boys final yr! It will get a lot use and they’re consistently utilizing the cushions for all the pieces from creativeness video games and forts to creating a snug little spot to twist up and browse.
  • Surprise Bath Bombs: Every time household and mates ask for present concepts for our boys, that is one I’ll typically float their method as a result of our boys NEVER tire of loving tub bombs. These tub bombs really feel additional particular as a result of they’ve a bit of shock is inside. Our boys have a bit of assortment of tiny tub bomb toys they love to make use of for creativeness video games within the tub!
  • Tool SetThis set has been successful in our home for years. I like that it’s higher-quality and made out of wooden and never only a bunch of low-cost plastic.
  • Costume Up Garments/Costumes: Our boys consistently attain for the costumes from our huge costume basket and I like listening to their imaginations at work after they play costume up! This doctor + police officer + fireman set it an amazing place to start out!
  • Set of Instruments: Years in the past my mother assembled a bunch of small kid-friendly devices in a bag for the boys and it continues to get plenty of use in our home. (They particularly love the xylophone, harmonica and recorder so I’d search for a set with all three of those!)
  • Pop-Up Play Tent: Gotta love a present that seems HUGE to children however doesn’t break the financial institution. Our boys love their pop-up rocket ship tent however there are a ton of choices on the market from princess castles to ice cream vehicles!
  • Mealtime Magic Mia: Chase’s BFF has this doll and he or she’s superb! A number of of our mates swear by this doll over Child Alive as a result of she’s completely mess free and nonetheless tremendous interactive  — her meals adjustments colours relying on which meals you contact with a spoon, you may rock her to sleep and he or she chews and blinks. My niece additionally has this doll and loves it!
  • Power Wheels Jeep: Price its weight in gold and the one method we will persuade the massive children to go on lengthy walks with us today since stroller rides are a factor of the previous in our home.
  • Cozy Child-Pleasant Spot for Studying: A bean bag for kids, comfy mini chair, and so forth.

Academic + Inventive: 


  • Ant Farm: For youths who love creatures, an ant farm is mind-blowing! Our boys flipped for this one!
  • Crayola Color Chemistry Set: This set is crammed with 50 experiments which might be very straightforward to place collectively (a giant plus for grownups!) but additionally tremendous cool.
  • Gem and Fossil Dig Discovery Kit: Our youngsters assume gem mining is the good and that is the following smartest thing you are able to do from your personal front room.
  • LeapFrog LeapPad Tablet: We save this pill for lengthy automotive rides and it’s a giant time winner with each Chase and Ryder. I absolutely belief the content material on this pill and love that it’s crammed with academic video games.
  • Embellish Your Personal Treasure Chest / Jewelry Box: My children can’t be the one ones who love placing “particular issues” away in a treasure chest! These decorate-your-own treasure chests/jewelry boxes are nice for teenagers who love to avoid wasting their little treasures in a particular place.
  • Flower Crown Kit: One among my go-to birthday presents for little ladies! We’ve had a number of mates inform us their little ladies cherished this package.
  • Geodes: If you wish to see children freak out over a present in one of the best type of method, wrap up some geodes they’ll crack open. Ryan obtained these for the boys just a few years in the past and I by no means might’ve anticipated how a lot they cherished them.
  • Terrarium: A giant-time hit with nature-loving children, this terrarium had our boys captivated as they checked it day by day to see how a lot their crops grew whereas they have been away.
  • Video games: Some favorites in our home embrace Hoot Owl HootGuess In 10 (love this one for highway journeys!), this 6-pack of card gamesGuess Who?Outfoxed! Whodunit Game (a cute cooperative sport the place you’re employed collectively to catch a thief), Clue Junior
  • Puzzles: We do puzzles in our home every day! A few of our favorites: Firetruck Floor Puzzle, Safari Giant Floor Puzzle4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles (nice for youthful puzzlers), 100-Piece Wild Animals Puzzle
  • LeapFrog Rockit Twist Electronic Game: This was the boys’ first online game (one other one we save for lengthy automotive rides) and Chase and Ryder nonetheless find it irresistible! A giant perk: The training curve on this one was virtually zero!
  • Easel: We’ve had ours for years and it’s nonetheless in fixed use.

One thing They Want


  • Daily Task Charts: Our boys are majorly motivated by these charts and so they’ve been nice for educating duty.
  • Memberships/Classes/Experiences: One of the best present!!! Contemplate gifting a membership to a favourite museum, classes for a favourite sport or exercise, and so forth.
  • Nightlight / Noise Machine (Hatch Light): The Hatch Mild does all of it! It’s an evening mild, noise machine and okay-to-wake clock in a single. I like that I can management it from my telephone (you may change the noises and colours and set timers) and our boys all closely depend on it to sleep.
  • Arts and Crafts Provides: KwikStix Fast-Drying Paint Pens (one of the best for making posters/banners — we use our butcher paper roll on a regular basis), Crayola Marker Caddy (nice for small arms + organized markers), Window Crayons, Retractable Markers (to eradicate the frustration of dropping caps!)
  • Sporting Items/Exercise Provides: A brand new soccer ball for a soccer participant, a brand new leotard for a dancer, and so forth.
  • Step Stool/Name Puzzle Stool or Kitchen Helper Cooking Stand: Our boys each started utilizing our kitchen helper stand proper round age 2 and nonetheless use it recurrently. It’s nice for “serving to” within the kitchen but additionally permitting them to face at counter-height safely. Pair this one with children’s knives to allow them to slice smooth meals (arduous boiled eggs, bread, berries) and really feel like a giant child! And a Name Puzzle Stool is all the time successful for little ones simply starting to potty practice and wash their arms by themselves!
  • Water Bottle: At first I believed the worth of the YETI children’s water bottle was a bit steep after which each Chase and Ryder started solely utilizing theirs and I completely see the worth. It’s leak-proof, tremendous sturdy, dishwasher secure (not plastic!) and retains liquids chilly or scorching for a very long time. I ordered these name decals for his or her YETI water bottles and love them. For a less expensive various, Simple Modern children’s water bottles are fantastic.

One thing to Put on 

  • Pajamas: Amazon’s Vaenait Baby pajamas are extremely smooth and lovely and match children from 6 months previous to pre-teens! We LOVE them.
  • Chilly Climate Outerwear: A brand new jacket, snow boots, rain boots, a hat, and so forth. We obtained Chase this waterproof ski jacket for snowboarding final yr and I extremely advocate it!
  • Slippers: For top-quality slippers that keep on little ft, I swear by Joules Padabout Slippers. The boot-like type retains them on and so they even have little grips on the underside to stop slipping.
  • Rain Boots or Snow Boots: The Bogs Baby/Toddler/Big Kid boots are superior. Chase’s pairs have held up effectively and have been worn by all three of our boys!
  • Bitty Brah Hats: Our fav summertime hats simply got here out with a winter version!! We love this small store a lot. They’re a number of the solely hats our boys will really put on on their heads for greater than 2.5 seconds.
  • Cozy Socks: I like to depart a pair of fuzzy holiday slipper socks our for our for the boys from our Elf on the Shelf at first of December. (Old Navy is my go-to for these.)

One thing to Learn

(You might discover a bunch of our household’s favorite Christmas books in this post for those who’re in search of some Christmas-themed reads!) 

Query of the Day

In case you have any present concepts for little ones, please share them beneath!