Finding books for older kids is easy–you can sort by their interests and reading levels, and they can even pick out their own favorites! But with babies and preschoolers, it can be slightly more difficult. Katie, Evelyn, and I (Afoma) have rounded up our top bookish gift ideas for kids ages 0-5. The choices on this list include board books, picture books, early readers, read-aloud chapter books, bookish clothing, and bookish toys and accessories. If you never know what bookish gifts to give new parents and young kids, you’ll find something for them here.
The Best Bookish Gifts for Babies and Toddles Ages 0-5
Board Books to Gift Babies and Toddlers Ages 0-3
We love board books for being indestructible. I always gift these to new parents and all my little honorary nieces and nephews.
Charming Picture Books for Kids Ages 3-5
PSA: No one is too old for picture books, and these options definitely work just fine for older kids. However, I love the minimal text and whimsical feel of these picture books and their message won’t go over the heads of young readers.
Early Readers for Preschoolers and Beginning Readers
If your preschooler is already reading independently, you might want to gift them some funny early readers with minimal text and full-color illustrations.
Read-aloud Chapter Books to Enjoy Together
If your preschooler can’t read or isn’t a strong reader yet, these cozy stories are perfect for family readalouds together. They’re also all wonderful on audio!
Bookish Clothing for Your Little Bookworm
Shopping for a newborn in your life? Be the bookish grown-up in their lives by buying them one of these bookish clothing items.
Bookish Toys for Preschoolers
How about some good ol’ toys? Give the gift of enchanting play with these bookish kids’ toys.
Bookish Accessories for Babies and Toddlers
Our last gift category is all about the cute fun reading accessories perfect for toddlers.
There they are: 25+ of our favorite bookish gifts for kids ages 0-5. We hope you find something for the babies and toddlers in your life!
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