Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Christmas is right around the corner! Feeling stressed about finding the perfect gift for the special kiddo or kiddos in your life? Don’t worry we’ve created the perfect gift guide to make Christmas shopping a breeze this year.

Shop Makai!

Makai’s expertise may be teaching swim lessons, however don’t let that fool you. Our online store features perfectly handpicked items for littles whether they’re taking a dip in the pool, having a day of fun in the sun at the beach, or splashing around in the bathtub. 

We’ll give you 5 Holiday Gift Ideas that will have your little one looking forward to sunny days this Christmas.

Gift An Experience 

Sometimes a gifted experience is even better than a physical gift. Although, our littles would probably beg to differ as they tear open presents on Christmas morning. Regardless, a gifted experience is a perfect gift for Christmas, because it’s a gift that keeps on giving even well past the holidays.

What’s even better is this year you can give the gift of one of the most important life skills a child could learn. Swimming. 

Makai Swim School in Napa, CA is now offering eGift Certificates for their exclusive Swim Lessons for children (and adults) of all ages and abilities, Swim Camps, Open Swim, and Special Events. 

Chip in on your special swimmer’s swim lessons tuition or give the gift of an entire session of swim lessons. 

Want to gift a week of Swim Camp at Camp Makai for some summer fun? You can do that too! Camp Makai 2024 offers eight creatively themed week-long summer camps featuring fun arts/crafts, games, and plenty of playtime in the pool.

Makai Swim’s eGift Certificates can also be redeemed for our Open Swim hours if you just want a nice relaxing day poolside.

If there is a fun Special Event coming up that you think your family might enjoy, you can also use our eGift Certificate for the entrance fee. 

Purchase your eGift Certificate this holiday season by signing into your iClassPro account* and clicking on the orange menu button in the top left corner and scrolling down to eGift Certificates. 

*Don’t have an iClassPro account? Don’t worry. You can create one here and purchase an eGift Certificate once your account is set up.

Swimmer Starter Kit

Will your little one be taking swim lessons when the weather warms up? If so, gift them their very own Swimmer Starter Kit full of everything they will need to prepare them for their lessons. 

Take a DIY approach and check out our online shop for any swim gear and accessories that might bring a smile to your kiddo on Christmas day.

Or, let us do the work for you.

Still not sure what gear your swimmer might like? Purchase a Shop Makai Gift Card so they can go on their own swim gear and accessories shopping spree. 

Bathtime Baubles for Baby

There’s no better time and place to encourage your baby’s love of water than in the bath at bath time. It’s actually one of the first steps you can take to get your little one prepared for learning how to swim when they are old enough for the pool. Fun Fact: babies should be enrolled in their first pool swim class at around 5 months old.

One way to get your baby to love bath time (and eventually the pool) is by finding the perfect toys to entertain baby in the bathwater. 

We’ve done that work for you, too!

This holiday season, check out our selection of bath toys that will be sure to delight baby as they splash about in the bath. 

We’ve done our best to keep both baby and parents in mind by picking durable, non-toxic toys that are designed to keep bacteria and mold growth at bay. Some are Montessori inspired, some are perfect teethers both in and out of the bath, and some are just good plain fun.

Wrap them up and put them under the tree or stuff them into a Christmas stocking.

Beach Babe Bundle

Bring the anticipation of sunshine, warmth, and sand between your toes to Christmas this year.

Here at Makai Swim we know just how fun a day at the beach can be. Fun Fact: Makai is actually a Hawaiian word meaning “towards the ocean”. 

If your little one loves the beach, check out our favorite beach day items to gift this holiday season: 

Silicon Sand Bucket and Toys

Hooded Beach Towel

Solar Buddies Sunscreen Applicator

Waterproof EVA Bag

Subscription to Lovevery

Okay, we’ll admit it, this one has nothing to do with swimming, but we love Lovevery.

Lovevery offers a variety of Montessori inspired, age appropriate, toys and subscription Play Kits that meet your child at every stage of their childhood development. All of their beautifully designed toys and play kits are perfectly crafted with durable, non-toxic, sustainable materials. But, the best part of Lovevery’s toys and Play Kits is their purpose. Lovevery’s goal is to not only provide purpose build toys that support your child’s developing brain but also support parents through their child’s growth and development by providing parent education on milestone, transitions, and developmental windows

As educators, we think Lovevery’s toys and subscription Play Kits are amazing and often recommend our swim friends and families to check them out.

Contact us at for a special gift from Lovevery and give the gift of purposeful play this holiday season.