Do you know any kids who love all things pretend and mythical? Then you need to check out this list of gift ideas for kids who love magical creatures.
Ever since I was a kiddo, I have been very intrigued by all things dragons (I blame Anne McCaffrey).
In my years of teaching, I’ve come across many children who are just as fascinated by such creatures as I am.
This list is for those kids. BUT there may even be a few ideas for adults who love these things, too!
Related: The Best Gifts for Preschoolers
This list is focused mostly on toys kids can use while dressing up, making up imaginative stories, building, or creating.
Books are definitely one of my main gift ideas for kids no matter their interests, but that’ll be a separate list. Let me know if you have any other amazing finds I should take a peek at!
gift ideas for kids who love dragons
Safari Ltd. Dragons TOOB
We have multiple sets of of Safari Ltd.’s various dragon TOOBs. We’ve used them in science experiments, block play, and small world play. Always a hit with both the preschoolers and older kids.
LEGO Ninjago Green Dragon Building Set
If your kids are into dragons and LEGO, this is the way to go. They get to build and create with bricks, and then use their imaginations to tell stories.
PLAYMOBIL Great Dragon
I loved any and all PLAYMOBIL sets when I was younger, and this dragon would have been something on my wishlist as a kid. Of course, I’m slightly indignant that the dragon’s the “bad guy” to the knight’s “good guy”. 😉 But kids can make up any story they want, so they can always turn the tables!
How to Train Your Dragon Toothless Plush
Basically, this is just adorable on many levels. Younger kids who love snuggling with stuff animals will get a kick out of it.
Djeco Leon the Dragon Giant Puzzle
Beautiful dragon for the child who loves getting on the floor and assembling puzzles. I’d love this for a preschool or kindergarten quiet center.
Build-A-Dragon Personalized Plush
Choose the colors your dragon-loving kiddo would appreciate most on this plush!
Dragon Wooden Shield
I think this shield and sword set is perfect for those kids who love dressing up and pretending.
Dragon Wood Puzzle
Love the mix of spatial awareness and literacy involved in this homemade wooden puzzle. I can see it sitting on the bookshelf at home.
Personalized Dragon Stick Horses
A must for any little dragon riders you have at home!
Palace Pals Hand Puppets
Get the kids putting on a puppet show for the family with the dragon, knight, prince, and princess. I can only imagine the wonderful stories waiting to be told.
Dragon Pull Toy
For the little ones who love pulling along toys. I may have to get this for one of my toddler nephews!
gift ideas for kids who love fairies and elves
Anna of The Imagination Tree created these amazing elves a few years ago, and I just adore them. They’d be wonderful at home, writing to the kids and giving them little kindness “tasks” to try. I also think they’d be right at home in a classroom of preschoolers and kindergartners!
LEGO Elves’ Treetop Hideaway
Kids can build, rebuild, and get their elves into all kinds of adventures with this little hideaway set.
Elf or Fairy Door
What a sweet idea for a child’s bedroom!
Safari Ltd. Fairy Figurine TOOB
Like with the dragons TOOB, we’ve had these for years. They’ve been used at home and in my preschool classroom for imaginative play, science and sensory activities, and hanging out in the block center.
Stamp-A-Scene Fairy Garden
Love this idea for the children who love crafting and creating art. They’d be a great addition to an art set.
Magnetic Fairy Dress-Up Kit
These magnetic sets are always a huge hit in preschool. Some kids can spend an hour or so just dressing up the doll and making up all kinds of entertaining tales.
These are a must for any kid who wants to pretend to be a fairy! Now if only they made working magical wands for us adults.
Fairy Garden Kit
I am seriously in love with this kit. It comes with everything needed to make a fairy garden in a box. Once it’s assembled, it can travel to the backyard, the back porch, or hang out inside.
Reusable Fairy Stickers
Some kids cannot get enough of stickers! This feeds into that love, while being reusable. Kids can put together all kinds of fairy-themed scenes, take the stickers off, and start all over again.
Fairy Town Train Set
Add some magic to your child’s wooden train set. How fun!
Gnome Dolls and House
These handmade gnomes can go on trips with their little house. Great for pretend play in restaurants or the car.
gifts ideas for kids who love unicorns
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Giant Unicorn Lamp
I just couldn’t make a list about unicorns without including this big unicorn lamp. How fun would this be in a child’s bedroom!?
Unicorn Peel and Press Sticker by Number
Less messy than a paint-by-number, so this could travel around with the kids easier.
Unicorn lovers can take this along to school with them each day.
Wooden Unicorn and Foal Set
Beautiful wood and yarn unicorns that can be used in all kids of pretend play scenerios.
Let your little unicorns dress up and gallop around with their buds!
Unicorn Washi Tape
Kids love tape. It’s just a universal truth, based on my experience. Put this in the art center at school, or keep it with your craft materials at home. You’d probably need more than one roll, though!
Nanoblock Unicorn Building Kit
My son recently tried out Nanoblocks and he loved the challenge. Definitely for kids who are already adept at using regular LEGO bricks, as these are definitely smaller.
even more mythical animal gift ideas for kids
Safari Ltd. Mythical Realms TOOB
In case you haven’t noticed, we just love Safari Ltd.’s TOOB sets. This one is no different. It lets kids explore a variety of magical creatures.
Wooden Mermaid Toy
Perfect for small worlds, with wooden blocks, or just to carry around for imaginative inspiration.
Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book
Grab some markers or coloring pencils to go along with this amazing coloring book. Great gift or stocking stuffer for kids who love the mythical creatures of Harry Potter.
Waldorf-Inspired Mermaid Doll
Beautiful little mermaid with her own shell pouch. I can see little mermaid-lovers carrying her around on car trips and family outings.
Wooden Sea Monster
What a fun toy to include with wooden blocks or with other magical creatures. Imagine the stories about this sea monsters adventures.
Magical Mermaid Tail
Add this to the dramatic play center, or put with your kiddo’s dress-up clothes. Then watch out for some mermaid fun.
I hope you’re suitably inspired with these gift ideas for kids who love magical animals! What are your kiddos into – dragons, unicorns, etc? I still haven’t completely outgrown my love of dragons, myself. Oh, and if you have some grown ups on your list, check out these ideas:
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