2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the Kids



Sharing holiday gift ideas for the kids this year! We tend to stick to the purchasing strategy of: “ Something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.” 

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We caught some Black Friday sales online, got our first REAL family Christmas tree (“She’s a beaut, Clark”), decked the halls with everything holly jolly, I caught a glorious hot yoga class, and made dinner for a family in the squadron. Oh, and I also got a new fitness certification! I’m now a NASM-certified Women’s Fitness Specialist. I’m excited to use this training with the Fit Team workouts and plans I create here on the blog, and complemented my new cert with specialty workshops in Cardio for Performance, and Resistance Training.

A couple of exciting announcements before I head into the “meat” of this post: Beautycounter’s 15% off sitewide ends TODAY. If you’re been needing any holiday gifts (or goodies for yourself!) now is the time. Check it out here. Equilibria’s sale also ends today. You get 20% off sitewide plus an extra 15% with the code FITNESSISTA. CBD has been a game changer for me and I’m gifting it to friends and family who also need a little extra relaxation, stress relief, and TLC this holiday season.

I’m really excited for today’s gift guide because kiddos really bring the magic to Christmastime. I’m basically like Buddy the Elf and thought that nothing could possibly make the season more enjoyable… and then we had kids. They just magnify all of the magic of the holidays, even during a pretty weird and otherwise bit of a bummer year. I’m looking forward to doing everything we can to maintain some of our beloved traditions (and create some new ones). Also, exciting news: the Pilot is going to be home for Christmas!!!!!!! He’s missed the last two Christmases, so it’s pretty exciting stuff.

When we holiday shop for the kiddos, we keep things on the simpler side. They get their Santa gifts and stocking stuffers, and then from us, we stick to the “something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.” This checks all of the main boxes and keeps things from getting too bananas with gifts from my parents and their other relatives. [Another hack: any gifts that aren’t opened in the first couple of days are stocked away in the playroom. I bring them out on a rainy day or when the kids say they’re looking for something to do.]

2020 gift ideas for kids! fitnessista.com

Today, I’m sharing some of the things on their personal wish lists, along with tried and true favorites if you’re shopping for kids their ages (5 and almost 9) this holiday season!! I’d love to hear your kids’ gift requests in the comments and any ideas you have!

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the Kids

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Something they want:

– Horse earrings (ordered these for the girls!)

– American Girl doll. These are always a huge hit… I think we’re up to 10 now lol

– Puzzle sets

Zingo! This is their favorite board game. They also love Guess Who?

– New roller skates or skateboard

– Animatronic baby Yoda

– The most incredible tutu

– Barbie dream house

– Magnatiles (P has been playing with these since she was a toddler and still adores them)

– Power Wheels. We did this a few years ago and they’ve been a huge hit

– Giant Gem discovery kit

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Something they need:

– New Ugg boots <— the waterproof ones last the longest

– Rain boots

– Art supplies

– Dance or gymnastics leotards

– A new jacket

– Experience gifts are always a hit, like tickets to a museum or activity they love

– A kids’ yoga mat

– New water bottle

– Practice goal and a new soccer ball

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Something to wear:

– The cutest unicorn onesies

– “Ugly” Christmas sweater dresses

– A festive dress or dapper blazer

– Holiday jammies

– Flamingo slippers

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Something to read:

The Babysitter’s Club graphic novels. Liv has read all of these and LOVES them. I highly recommend if you have an 8-ish year old.

Ivy & Bean

– Pinkalicious collection

Fancy Nancy

Pete the Cat

Where’s Waldo?

Mad Libs

The Ramona Set

The Boxcar Children (this makes a fun read-aloud)

What’s on the kiddos’ wish list this year? Any previous gifts that were a home run?



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Cyber Monday Deals for other gift guides:

Hannah Andersson up to 50% off everything – perfect for family holiday matching jammies. We’ll be rocking the tannenbaum.

J Crew 50% off with code Cyber. Some top picks: this dress for Liv, this jumpsuit, and this leopard top.

Madewell 40% off. Love these pajamas, these booties, and these slippers.

eufy saves the day and is over $100 off.

We love our Ring products!

Equilibria 20% off sitewide + extra 15% off with code FITNESSISTA. Orders over $150 also receive a free daily treatment oil!

Carbon38 is 30% off sitewide! I’ve been ordering all of my athletic clothes from here lately. Use the code GINAHAR at checkout 🙂

Great deal on our favorite Bose headphones for travel and work.

*Note: none of my gift guides are sponsored, and companies are not able to purchase spots on my gift guides. These are all items I curated myself and genuinely think they’d make awesome gifts for someone you love. Affiliate links are included, which don’t affect purchase price but enable me to earn a small kickback. Thank you so much for purchasing through these links and supporting small business and our family. <3

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