Christmas Gift Guide 2023: Gifts For Kids

Buying gifts for kids is arguably one of the most fun parts of holiday shopping. It draws you back to your own childhood and helps you remember all of the glorious anticipation of Christmas mornings in your family home!

You'll find that this Gift Guide is a little different than our previous gift guides -- For Her, For Him, and Stocking Stuffers.

Taking a note from Ben and Erin Napier, we're applying the Want, Need, Wear, Read gift strategy for kids with this gift guide list. 

How this strategy works is that you purchase 4 gifts for each child - something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. 

Here are some ideas of thoughtful gifts for kids this year broken down into the four categories: 

Something to Read

The Lantern House by Erin Napier

NY Times Best Selling Children's Book, "The Lantern House" by Erin Napier

Pancakes! By Lotta Nieminen

Colorful Interactive Cookbook for Kids

A is For America by Greg Paprocki

A is For America book for Young Children by Greg Paprocki at Laurel Mercantile

Something to Wear 

Woodworker in Training T-Shirt

Mustard Yellow Woodworker in Training T-shirt for Kids From Laurel Mercantile Co

This design also has options for babies and toddlers

City Beautiful Baseball T-shirt

A Child wearing the Laurel MS City Beautiful Baseball T-shirt from Laurel Mercantile Co

Floral Toddler Baseball T-shirt

Floral Toddler Baseball T-shirt Design from Laurel Mercantile Co

See variations of this design in youth and baby sizes. 

Something They Want

Classic Toy Truck

Colorful toy truck for kids made from recyclable materials at Laurel Mercantile Co

Shop all 5 Toy Truck options from Luke's Toy Factory. 

Paint By Numbers Kit

Christmas Tree Paint By Numbers Kit For Kids at Laurel Mercantile Co

Shop more Paint By Number Kit designs.

Colorful Headband Accessory

Stack of Colorful headbands for girls at Laurel Mercantile Co in Laurel Ms

Kid's Detective Kit

Kids Detective Kit at Laurel Mercantile Co

Shop more Kids Kit options - Watercolor Kit, Explorer Kit, and Artist Kit

Something They Need

Train Jigsaw Puzzle

Colorful 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle of Iconic Train Mural in Laurel Miss

Grandparent + Grandchild Pen Pal Kit

 Grandparent and Grandchild Pen Pal Kit from Laurel Meracntile Co

Kids Cutting Board Set

Child using a wooden cutting board and wooden knife

 Jumbo Sketch Pad

Jumbo Sketch pad for Kids at Laurel Mercantile Co

 We hope you have the most fun shopping for everyone on your list this year - especially the kids! 

Check out the Gift Guide page on our website for more thoughtful and American Made shopping.