10 Best Fishing Gift Ideas for Kids

By Jeff Bogle

Dec 01, 2021

Need holiday gift ideas for kids? From magnetic fishing toys, awesome t-shirts, and fun outdoor games, these are the 10 best fishing gifts for kids.

As you search for the best holiday gift ideas for kids? Consider introducing kids to fishing (start with our Tips for fishing with kids) through fun new toys wrapped under the tree or enhancing your child’s existing love of fishing with these clever fishing gifts for kids!

Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game

A  wooden fishing game  is a fun way to subtly instill a love of fishing in preschoolers, it also helps develop early math skills in children ages 2-5. Whether you want to help them learn to count, build up hand-eye coordination or simply have fun, if you have little ones in your life, this is one of the best fishing gift ideas for kids. 

Fishing T-Shirt

A cool and fun t-shirt for kids who love to go fishing would be a great option. Everyone at school will crack up when your kid walks into class wearing a fun t-shirt after winter break. If you want fishing gifts for kids that will be loved, used and worn long after the wrapping paper and ribbon is torn off the package, this is it!

Let’s Go Fishing

This one is so much fun for everyone in your family! An indoor  fishing game like this involves using tiny fishing poles to snag the freshest catch from a rotating pond full of colorful fish opening and closing their mouths. With four poles, the whole family can participate and keep fishing with kids throughout the winter months.

Classic games like these are also available in a deep sea XL size with twice as many fish!

Books About Fish and Nature

Books are always one of the best holiday gift ideas for kids! Any young person who absolutely adores going fishing would love to learn more through fun books. Kids will read along with another young adventurer’s quest to protect and save some of the biggest and wildest fish on the planet, from giant squid to stingrays. Because they encourage reading and learning, books like these are one of the greatest kids fishing gift ideas.

Magnetic Bathtub Fishing Toys

A big toy bundle is one of the cutest fishing gifts for kids! Ideal for bath time, the bundle contains a pair of fishing rods and 30 colorful underwater creatures, from tropical fish to octopi, sea horses to stingrays. If your little one is a reluctant bather, these fishing toys will have them eager to splash and play (and maybe even get clean) in the tub!

Castaway Outdoor Fishing Game

This clever outdoor game combines corn-hole, darts and fishing, is portable (with a tidy carrying case), and will make your backyard or next camping trip truly epic. Gameplay consisting of learning how to cast and landing velcro lures on the inflatable wedge of a board with different point values for each kind of fish you ‘catch’. Any game like this one are great outdoor gifts for kids because they encourage physical activity and spending time outside, and will actually help them learn how to fish.


There’s no shortage of Monopoly editions for every movie franchise, sports team and hobby and there’s this humorous and endlessly entertaining Fishin’-Opoly for the kid who loves fishing and family game night! For busy school nights, play the quick one hour version, and crown a winner before bedtime!

Fishing Log Book for Kids

Another clever book offers young anglers the chance to immortalize their catches through journaling while also providing them with page after page of fun fishing puzzles, word searches, fishing quotes, artwork and sudoku because.

Freshwater Fish T-Shirt For Kids

If you are looking for holiday gift ideas for kids that will also spruce up their wardrobe, more clothers are great fishing gift for kids! With 15 different freshwater fish representing in full color, kids will love showing off the fish identification chart design on this cool t-shirt, making it the perfect shirt for school or a day spent casting their junior rods out into the water.

Kids Fishing Combo Kit

Finally, what every kids who loves fishing wants under the tree this year: a new fishing pole, rod, reel, and tackle box full of lures, line and hooks. An affordable combo kit is the best fishing gift idea for kids who need new gear for a new year of fishing!

Looking to teach your child how to fish this winter? Learn everything you need to know to go fishing with kids, without leaving the house.

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Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle
Jeff is a dad of teen daughters, avid traveler, photographer, and freelance writer. He’s penned stories on family travel, outdoor recreation, the environment, parenting, and more for Fodor’s, Reader’s Digest, Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, PBS, and Esquire, among other publications. Find him on his blog, OWTK.com and on Instagram @OWTK. Jeff is also the publisher of the quarterly literary zine, Stanchion