When you’re buying holiday gifts for twins, it’s important to consider toys that more than one child can play with (otherwise, you’ll wind up with a house full of crap! Speaking from experience…). That’s why we’ve put together our annual holiday gift guide for twins. Enjoy!
The Only Me, Marissa Bader, illustrated by Arlene Soto ~ $10
This book is about fraternal twins, Stella and Paige, who are very different yet are always being compared. Stella wishes people would see her for who she is (and not just as “one of the twins”), and also worries she doesn’t measure up to her sister. Can Stella find a way to accept and value herself for who she is, and realize that she and Paige can each be their own, special and unique people, and still be twins?
The Floor is Lava ~$16
Quick! Jump! The floor is lava! In this seriously fun and physically active game, players spin for their color, and then jump to the corresponding foam pieces. The obvious goal? Don’t touch the floor!
Alago Aqua Coloring Mat ~ $21
A super large, reusable water coloring mat — my kids all love this thing. Fill up the provided pens with water and let your kids doodle to their hearts’ content. The drawings will disappear within a few minutes, so kids can color over and over again!
Rock and Roll Teeter ~ $37
This cute little teeter totter can be used inside or outside. It has rounded edges (read: no accidental owies on sharp, pokey sides), easy-to-grip handles that are perfect for little hands, and wide seats with high backrests to keep kids from falling off. Flip the teeter totter over to create a tunnel kids can crawl through!
Your kids will love rocking out with this portable karaoke machine. Best thing? It comes with two microphones so they’ll never have to fight over who gets to sing. Parents: you may want to invest in some earplugs! 😉
Twins Personalized Name Puzzle ~ $price varies
This is such a sweet gift for twins — a personalized name puzzle for two. The letters are big enough for even the littlest of children to place them in their designated spots. Handmade from non-toxic materials.
Whack-a-Mole Game ~ $38
What kid doesn’t like banging on things? Use in “PK Mode” for two players; each child gets a soft, rubber mallet to pound down the colorful balls. The player who pounds down the most balls in 35 seconds is the lucky winner!
Mega Marble Run Marathon ~ $40
Teamwork! Your twins will have a blast putting this 200-piece marble run together, and then watching the marbles race through the tracks, tunnels and drop-ins! Engineering made fun. (Advised for ages 6-8.)
Two kids can fit on this seated spinner — perfect for indoors or outdoors (bonus: in the summer, attach your water hose and water shoots up from the center wheel and outside edges. Splish splash!).
Chugga chugga choo choo! Multiple kiddos can work together to place the tracks and run the trains. This set comes with 85 pieces, including the wooden tracks, road signs, a fire station and firefighter figurines, a hospital and doctor figurines, helicopters and much more. Great for imaginative play!
Twins Toddler Swing ~ $180
This is a beautiful hand-made toddler swing for two. Pillows are customizable — you can order a pattern or a solid print. Note: don’t place your babies in here until they have solid head and neck control and can sit up unassisted. Each seat can hold up to about 60 lbs.
Pull your two favorite passengers around in this comfy, cushioned tandem sled. Get ready to make some fun memories with your duo… and then cozy up inside for hot chocolate afterwards!
Power Wheels Ride-On Toy ~ $279
Pretty sure this car-for-kids is every child’s dream. My twins love their Power Wheels Ride-On. They take turns driving and riding in the passenger seat. Watch out, world (seriously, though… watch out)! Here they come!
This is such a unique gift your twins truly won’t expect. This set comes with a wooden climbing triangle, arch and a rocking ramp that can be used in a variety of ways. Perfect for two toddlers to climb, rock, balance and explore! Bonus: it’s made from natural wood, and the designer uses sustainable water-based paints and environmentally friendly varnish (meaning products won’t cause allergic reactions or emit harmful substances).
That’s all for now – I hope you found some inspiration for gifts for your multiples. Happy holidays!
~ Marissa Bader, Twins Editor