As Christmas is approaching, I’ve got a great gift guide for engineering train lovers of all ages! I’ve got everything covered from infant ages on up! Don’t forget we offer t-shirts for all ages and sizes, along with some digital and framed prints in our store.

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Children 0-2 Gift Ideas

Freight Train Board Book: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner (Caldecott Collection)

Fright Train Board Book not only shares about the different types of cars that the engine pulls but it also teaches you about colors.

Go, Train, Go! (Thomas & Friends)

My favorite board book from Thomas & Friends Go Train Go! This is such a fun read-along with fun pictures. Find out what’s keeping Thomas off schedule!

Fisher-Price Ride On for Kids and Baby Tootin’ Train Ride-On, Blue

This is a great budget option. Ride on the train for your little ones to feel like an engineer. Especially made for smaller younger children with colorful design and fun face.

VTech Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet Train, Red

Coming in blue, pink, or rainbow, this sit to stand has amazing ratings. Also has lights and sounds and is a perfect gift for your little one.

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Thomas and Friends Thomas vehicle with track, 6V battery-powered ride-on toy train for toddlers ages 1 to 3 years (Amazon Exclusive)

Fun Thomas powered ride-on for kids to go on or off the 18 feet of track provided. This fun Power Wheels is perfect for any kids to feel like an engineer. Want a more realistic train? Check out Lionel’s Powered Version Here.

Fisher-Price Little People Toddler Toy Train Choo-Choo Zoo with Music Sounds and 3 Figures for Pretend Play Ages 1+ Years

Who doesn’t love Little People? This train adds to any Little People Collection or starts one today, with this fun musical blue engine with tender engineer person and lion.

Children 3-6

Thomas & Friends - All Aboard! First Look and Find - PI Kids

Thomas & Friends Look and Find allows for your friends to be on the go and keeps you looking at the pictures for ages to find the pieces of the puzzle.

LEGO DUPLO Disney Mickey & Minnie Mouse Birthday Train - Building Toys for Toddlers with Number Bricks, Cake and Balloons, Early Learning and Motor Skill Toy, Great Gift for Girls, Boys Ages 2+, 10941

Three of my favorite things all rolled into one, Disney, Lego, and trains. Great engineering skills building on Duplo Legos, great for smaller hands, and letting them Choo-choo along.

Thomas & Friends Talking Thomas & Percy Train & Track Set, Motorized Engines with Sounds & Phrases for Preschool Kids 3+ Years (Amazon Exclusive)

Looking to start your first train collection with Thomas and Friends Trackmaster. This set comes with Thomas & Percy, and a nice size track with a bridge, tunnel, and boat.

KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set with 61 Pieces, Magnetic Train, Wooden Tracks and Storage, Gift for Ages 3+

Start a wooden train set with this nice collection. Even comes with a bucket to store it all in! Nice details, crossing, airport, switches, and a mountain to get started but not too complicated for your younger ones.

KidKraft 17850 Waterfall Mountain Wooden Train Set & Table with 120 Pieces, 3 Storage Bins

Trains big in your house? Move to a train table. This one has nice storage, track, trains, and special pieces that come with it. Need a little more budget friendly option check out this one too.

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toy Set - Featuring Storage, Includes Train, Car, and a Tiger Figure, and Playset for Kids, Boys, and Girls Ages 4-99

Engineering and Legos go hand and hand as you build your next creation. Build a train or a windmill all helps the engineering brain. Get this great starter set.

Children 7 – 11

Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids)

Use your crafting skills to build some awesome engineering contractions using household items. Easy to do most of them on your own.

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit, Over 100 Projects, Full Color Project Manual, 28 Parts, STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8 +

Your young engineer will like building circuits and working electricity to build a flashlight or siren and much more. Has many extendable kits too. My parents get in on the fun too.

LEGO Chain Reactions (Klutz Science/STEM Activity Kit), 9" Length x 1.06" Width x 10" Height

Nothing like Legos and motion to stimulate the brain with moving parts. Instructions and pieces are parts of this book.

Orbrium 8 Unpainted Train Cars with 12 Colors Paint and Paint Brushes Set for Wooden Railway Compatible with Thomas, Chuggington, Brio, for Birthday Party Train Theme

Want to take your wooden trains to the next level? Paint your own custom train and track with this neat set.!

LEGO City Cargo Train 60198 Remote Control Train Building Set with Tracks for Kids, Top Present for Boys and Girls (1226 Pieces)

Moving up from wooden trains, try this next stop Lego Trains, build a city with a moving train and track that can go all directions. Easy to keep adding on year after year.

RAINBOW TOYFROG Building Straws and Connectors - STEM Blocks Construction Toys for Boys & Girls - 300 Pcs Straw Building Set - Engineering Connector Blocks for Kids

Easy no electronic building, get your skills to go to work seeing what you can be building with this new style construction kit.

Gifts for 12 and Up

Guide to North American Steam Locomotives, Second Edition

Guide to Steam Engines in North America is perfect for the history train buff who wants to learn more and have great visuals along with special facts for specific engines.

The Highland Falcon Thief: Adventures on Trains #1

A chapter book for older kids that involve real trains, mystery, and adventure. Such a fun read to keep us train kids reading. Looking for a review? I have one on the website.

Bachmann Trains - Pacific Flyer Ready To Run Electric Train Set - HO Scale

Get started with model railroading with this all included HO Bachmann set of Pacific Flyer Steamie Set. Comes with tracks, engine, transformer, so it’s ready to go right out of the box. Prefer a diesel engine over a steamie look at this Bachmann HO Starter Set. Also available is Thomas & Friends.

Bachmann Trains - The Stallion Ready To Run Electric Train Set - N Scale

Don’t want such a large set as HO, grab the N scale set. Set includes everything to get started right out of the box with transformer, train, and track. Many sets are available including Steamies, Thomas, and more. This scale is for 1:160.

Union Pacific Big Boys

Collectible Trains Magazine talks about the history, returning the Big Boy to operate again, its return to the track. Celebrate this amazing steam engine with this special issue, great for any train fanatic.

Nicokee Throw Pillow Cover Vintage Steam Old Train Decorative Pillow Case Home Decor 20x12 Inches Pillowcase

Decorate your room with this cool steam train pillowcase to pretty up any place. Not typically a sleeping pillowcase, but if you do fall asleep on this pillow, just a fair warning, you might dream you’re a train.

Gifts for All Ages

HIPIYA Steam Train Night Light Remote Control LED 3D Illusion 16 Color Lamp Toy Christmas Festival Present Birthday Gift for Toddler Baby Boy Girl Kid Teen Nursery Bedroom Room Decoration (Train)

Add to any room or cave to express your love of trains. Multi-colored detail light of an American Steam Engine.

Sport Band Compatible with Apple Watch Bands 38mm 40mm 42mm 44mm for Women Men Cartoon Train Black Replacement Strap Band for iWatch Series 5 4 3 2 1

Add a little frosting to upgrade your apple watch band with these trains. Fun and creative design.

Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces for Adults - Train Landscape - Wooden Puzzle - Unique Holiday Gift Suitable for Teenagers and Adults, Home Decoration(75x50cm)

Gather all around the table to create this puzzle either by yourself and relax or have fun with friends putting together this piece.

CUXWEOT Custom Blanket with Name Text,Personalized Retro Steam Train Super Soft Fleece Throw Blanket for Couch Sofa Bed (50 X 60 inches)

Warm yourself up under this steam train blanket. Warm and cozy blanket to watch your favorite train shows under.

Vintage Locomotive Engine Car Body Patent Prints, 4 (8x10) Unframed Photos, Wall Art Decor Gifts Under 20 for Home Office Mechanical College School Student Teacher Coach Railroad Train Engineer Fans

Decorate a hall, room, or cave with these vintage railroad engineer prints. Easy to Frame in any color, set of four with detailed patent information.

Don’t forget to check out my store! We have gifts for all ages including shirts for adults, children, and toddlers. We also have digital and framed prints. Featured Image One Track Mind!

Hope this gift guide for engineering train lovers helps you find the perfect gift for the train and engineering friends and family in your life. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!