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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you're looking for a classroom gift, gifts for children, gifts for teachers, or gifts for yourself, Kaplan has got you covered this holiday season. From classic toys to top holiday gifts, we have a great selection of holiday items that both children and adults will love. While we may not be the traditional store or retailer you think of when looking for holiday gifts, there are plenty of gems in our selection of educational products that make for great holiday gifts.

Top Gift Picks

Choosing our top gift picks for the holiday season is always difficult, but we've come up with a list we think you'll love. Check out these top gifts for kids 2018!

Arts & Crafts

If a child loves to draw, color, or make things out of dough or clay, art supplies and craft materials are a perfect holiday gift. Whether you're looking for art gifts for toddlers or fun craft sets for older children, we have a variety of arts and crafts to choose from. Markers, crayons, colored pencils, and other art supplies are also great stocking stuffers for kids.

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Blocks & Building Sets

Children love to build things (and knock them down!), which makes blocks and building sets some of the top holiday gifts for children every year. Whether it's LEGO®/DUPLO® products, Magna-Tiles®, or block play accessories (community vehicles, playmats, or block people and animals), little builders will love opening up some new blocks or a fun accessory set.

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Dramatic Play

A gift that encourages dramatic play (or pretend play) is one of the best gifts you can give children this holiday season. From a cash register and pretend food to puppets and a tabletop theater, pretend play gifts give children opportunities to use their imaginations and creativity as they pretend they're store owners, chefs, doctors, veterinarians, firefighters, and more.

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Science & Math

Every child is a little scientist—they love to explore and ask why! Whether they're interested in bugs, space, light and sound, or simple machines, there are plenty of great gift ideas for children who love to question and explore things. We also have educational math toys that help children learn to count, add, tell time, and do other basic math skills as they play.

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From smartphones and apps to video games and augmented reality experiences, children in today's world are constantly exposed to technology. Help them understand what's required to create some of their favorite technology with tech gifts for kids that promote programming and coding! Children will enjoy learning how to program robots, create video games, and more.

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For Teachers

Kaplan doesn't just have gifts for kids. We have a great selection of gifts for the educators in your life. Whether you're looking for something to give your child's teacher, a director/principal, teacher coworkers, or yourself, our books for educators, classroom essentials, and gift cards are all wonderful gift ideas for teachers.

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Shipping Guidelines

2018 Holiday Ordering Guidelines

Please note that while we estimate Christmas delivery for in-stock items ordered on or before December 12 within the contiguous United States, UPS does not guarantee holiday delivery on any ground (standard) shipments between November 19 and December 28, 2018. Due to our location on the East Coast, we recommend using 2nd Day Air for packages being delivered to areas where we estimate 5+ day transit times (see map) if the order is placed after Wednesday, December 12.

For Delivery Before:

Hanukkah Sunday, Dec. 2

Tuesday, Nov. 20
2nd Day Air:
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Next Day Air:
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Monday, Nov. 19

Christmas Tuesday, Dec. 25

Wednesday, Dec. 12
2nd Day Air:
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Next Day Air:
Thursday, Dec. 20
Tuesday, Dec. 11
  • Deadlines indicated are for shipping within the contiguous United States only
  • ZIP codes that begin with 093 need to order by 11/30/2018
  • Other APO / FPO addresses will need to order by 12/7/2018
  • UPS does not guarantee ground (standard) shipments Nov. 19 - Dec. 28, 2018
  • Questions? Contact Customer Service at 1-800-334-2014

During the 2018 holiday season, Kaplan Early Learning Company will observe the following holidays:

  • Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day)
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