The preschool years are pure magic, fueled by everyday investigations and pretend-play experiences. In this collection, you’ll find our favorite play materials that support STEAM learning and imaginative play. These gifts will inspire your preschooler to move, create, explore, and pretend.
This colorful tray of multi-sized wooden rainbow slats evokes endless curiosity and visual stimulation for all ages. The entire family will enjoy building with this richly colored set, lovingly handcrafted from linden wood by family-owned company Gluckskafer.
Build the rainbow village of your dreams with this stunning, 80 piece block set. Each set is handmade in the USA by teacher-founded brand Uncle Goose.
Their New BFF
These chic Maileg Chatons Kittens are the coolest cats in town. Dressed in hand-knit sweaters and festive prints, each kitten is ready for some cold weather fun! They are also the perfect companions when it’s time to head indoors for a cozy hot cocoa date.
All the pieces for a perfect, imaginative present made easy! This set features a cat-teacher and mouse-student in a keepsake box that transforms into a dance studio, complete with a ballet bar and mirror. Your little one will delight over thoughtful details, such as a tufted mattress, a gold pillow and ottoman, four hangers, and a tiny tutu for Mouse.
Make a statement with Blair Bunny! Ready to dance the night away in a fluffy pink tulle skirt, shiny gold star headband and faux fur capelet, Blair is a lovable friend that will be cherished for years to come.
Get ready for EXTRA LARGE fun with this oversized rabbit plush. A true statement gift, Sofia comes dressed in a gray linen dress with a yellow polka dot headband. She’s thrilled to tagalong on daily outings and adventures. Your little one can even tuck tiny treasures into Sofia’s handbag!
This stunning baby doll and carrier is the ultimate first doll gift! Made of super soft plush and designed with two profiles, Baby features a peaceful closed-eye expression on one side and a curious open-eyed gaze on the other- perfect for helping little ones create happy bedtime and morning routines.
On the Road
Candylab X Way To Play have joined forces for the ultimate gift for transportation lovers! This set includes Red Racer #5, Blue Racer #8 and 12 Road Pieces that assemble into a closed loop. Perfect for anyone on your list with a need for speed!
Transportation toys effortlessly rev up young children’s curiosity: What makes it move? Where is it going? Who is driving? Encourage their curiosity with this bold ghost car, expertly crafted by design-focused Candylab Toys.
Move over mini plastic cars, Candy Vans have arrived! At 3 inches long, this adorable van is perfect for on-the-go adventures, collecting, construction and building play!
For the toddler who can't leave home without cars! Keep them all corralled with this impeccably handcrafted, sensory rich travel toy from Mouse Loves Pig.
Pretend Play Worlds
Holdie Folk from Olli Ella inspire storytelling and adventure. Each set includes six assorted dolls made of soft material. Palm-friendly and petite sized, they’re perfect in dollhouses, among blocks, or tucked into a child’s school belongings.
The Uchi Modular House is an instant catalyst for imaginative play, encouraging children to explore concepts like home and family. We absolutely adore this versatile house and its special details- like a little wooden ladder that transforms into mini modular furniture. The possibilities are endless!
A classic gift reimagined! This ceramic tea set comes with a tea pot, 4 tea cups, 4 saucers, a milk jug and a sugar bowl, all tucked away in an adorably illustrated keepsake box.
You can now take your Maileg mice to the beach with you! This adorable set comes with two mice wearing their bathing suits, two lounge chairs, and a striped cabana.
Arts & CraftsKid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library, $40
As seen on Oprah's Favorite Things, this Arts and Crafts Library from Kid Made Modern contains all the supplies you need to start your own crafting center, including the carrying case to store it all.
A whimsical gift for your magic lover! All TWEE chalk pieces are designed to perfectly fit little ones’ hands, helping to increase a child’s grip strength and fine motor skills while encouraging creative play and imaginative making.
Gather up the cousin crew. With hundreds of tiny details and a huge sense of humor, this giant coloring poster is the perfect addition to family gatherings and holiday meals. Use it as a tablecloth for the kids’ table, decorative wall paper, or just for pure coloring fun! Check out the entire collection of Omy giant coloring posters and sticker sets, from sports to outer space.
Whether your little one has a love of construction, architecture or design, this craft kit is perfect to exercise creative muscles. It contains everything they need to build a modern home that’s anything but cookie-cutter.