2023 Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide

Our Biggest Shoe Gift Guide for Kids

Happy holidays are on the way! Bring even more joy to the season of good cheer with new kicks for the kids this year. With light-up heels, bling embellishments, and animated characters, the gift of shoes will be just as fun as toys.

From sneakers to snow boots, casual shoes to holiday best for dress, there's a whole collection of kids' shoes in this shopping guide for gift giving in 2023.

It’s true that the season is starting earlier than ever, so we’re here to help with perfect presents for the toddlers, kids, and teens on your gift list. Kids can be picky but you’re sure to be a holiday hero when they see some of this season’s favorites! Check out these winning gift ideas for kids of all ages.


Gifts for the Fun of It

Cute boots for toddlers don't get more adorable than this sweet-faced Sherpa sheep boot from Everest. Faux fur with dimensional floppy ears. Soft inside and out.

Skechers delivers on whimsical styles again this season with unicorns, stars, and sparkle. Light up her holiday with these high-top girls' sneakers.

Over the rainbow and on the foot — at the mythical end of the colorful arch is this pair of cute canvas shoes from HEYDUDE. Girls will love the playful print, parents will love that they're machine washable. 

Ground Up Pokémon slip-on shoes make great gifts for kids obsessed with the animated character. Bold with black trim and black rubber soles. 

If his bat signal lets you know that Batman rain boots are on the gift list, put this playful pair from Western Chief under the tree. Handle grips and a character-themed removable cape guarantee fun in getting dressed for rainy days.

Gifts that Weather Any Storm

Rainbow quilted stitching brings a pop of color to black duck boots for girls. Sperry's waterproof style is super-comfy, too. 

For stormy weather, splashing in puddles, and making mud cakes in the muck, these girls’ waterproof boots from Bogs feature bursts of blooming flowers for a playful pop. They're also eco-friendly and can take temps as low as -4 degrees.

Bogs makes a similar waterproof boot for boys, too. This one comes in camo, and like the girls boot, comes with natural bio-technology to fight odors and handle openings for easy on-off all on his own. 


Combat Boots Make Perfect Presents

Give flight to her butterfly fancy with BTW white combat boots covered in the whimsical print. One of our favorite features is the look of lace-ups with the ease of a side-zip entry. 

Black combat boots are a forever classic. Jellypop made these a little whimsical with a heart-shaped side bubble filled with stars, complemented by pastel trim and faux patent-leather shine. 

A durable sole gives great traction wherever they play in this fashion-meets-function combat-style boys’ boot from Lugz.

Shoe Gifts for the Fashionable

The glam of glitter in iridescent rainbow or pretty-in-pink meets soft suede on the Pierre Dumas Rock Girls’ Bootie

With tassels, wraparound belts, and a 1.25-inch block heel, the Jellypop girls' mid-rise boot makes a fashion statement with a nod to western style. 

​​She'll love to get dressed in her Sunday best with these strap ballet flats from Badgley Mischka for girls. The textured round-toe upper sparkles with rhinestones for a fabulous finish. 

This black patent-leather Mary Jane is made modern for girls with a chunky 2-inch block heel from Soda.



Deer Stag boys' dress shoes make a perfect match with dressy-casual outfits. Rugged enough for their endless energy, polished for perfection at holiday events. 

Gifts for the Speedy + Sporty

Not just fast, but fun! Start her love for running early with pretty pastels from Under Armour. This girls' sneaker will keep her on her toes.

Black Puma sneakers for girls get popped with heel color and the leaping feline logo. Just right for serious athletic style with a hint of hued fun.




Christmas for kids wouldn't be complete without three stripes under the tree. These running shoes for boys by Adidas also have serious athletic style popped with the popular hyper hues. 

Show him he's the GOAT with the logo from Billy on running shoes and sneakers. Check out the zipper that starts at the side and continues around the toe. This wraparound closure allows the upper portion to open and fold over, creating the easiest entry around. 

These Skechers boys' sneakers have sound-activated light-up style — and, thankfully for parents, with an on/off switch. Check out styles for girls, too. 


Gifts You Love as Much as They Do

Easy to care for and durable, too. Crocs for Christmas for girls and boys come in Disco Dance stars or Tree Camo print. The popular waterproof shoes have ventilation ports for breathability and adjustable heel straps for a more secure fit.

No matter which pair you choose, give the gift of shoes this holiday and you’re sure to make your family happy. Browse all of our Holiday Gift Guides for women, men, and kids.