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Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids: Blocks and Building Sets

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

A good wooden block set makes an excellent holiday gift for kids from ages 18 months and up. This kind of open ended toy offers creative and imaginative ways to play. Wooden block sets grow with your child so they can use it for years to come.

Playing with blocks and building sets help improve children’s problem solving abilities, math skills, and even language and literacy skills.

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Playing with our Lovevery block set

Our Favorite Picks:

  1. Lovevery: The Block Set - this is a 70 piece set that comes in rainbow colors. It has a variety of pieces and all stores away in a nice wooden box that also converts into a pull car. Recommended age: 18 months and up. Price approx $90

  2. Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Building Blocks- 60 pieces with a natural wood finish. Comes in a storage create. Recommended age: toddlers 3yo+ , Price approx $60

  3. HABA Basic Building Blocks: 102 piece set. Suitable for kids ages 1 to 8 yr. Made from sold, natural untreated beechwood. Includes canvas storage bag. Price approx $130

  4. Everwood friends: solid hard maple wooden building blocks. They have a variety of building block sets. You can also purchase single blocks of a particular shape.

These are other holiday gift ideas that are not blocks, but are also great for building and creating.

  1. MAGNA-TILES - These are a family favorite in our house. They offer many different building sets from the Metropolis 110 piece set to their newest product the Downhill Duo set which includes vehicles, ramps and roads.

  2. TEGU blocks - These are magnetic wooden blocks. They are so versatile and fun to play with. Price ranges depending on the type of set you choose.

  3. DUPLO set - DUPLO bricks are a classic. I recommend the classic brick box for beginners because it offers a variety of pieces and a storage container. The 65 piece set is approx $25. Recommended for kids ages 18months +

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building with our MAGNA-TILES Metropolis set

What are your kids’ favorite block or building sets? Which ones will you be adding to their holiday gifts? Find more holiday gift ideas for kids at my Amazon shop.


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