'Tis the season for giving. If you have a little one on your shopping list, finding a present that you also feel good about giving can be a daunting task. To help, here are five toys that are both educational and fun.

ABC blocks

Ages: 2 and up

Get started on those ABCs with this beautiful wooden block set. Each block is crafted from sustainable Michigan basswood and in addition to letters feature numbers, animals and math symbols. The 28-piece set comes in a sturdy canvas drawstring bag. $45; teichdesign.com

LeapPad3 Learning Tablet

Ages: 3-9

Since 1999, LeapFrog has specialized in creating educational toys and systems. One of its latest is this learning tablet, which provides access to games that help build math, reading and problem-solving skills. With a durable screen and two-year warranty, it's also kid-friendly. $99.99; leapfrog.com


Ages: 4-8

For a stuffed animal that's also smart, consider this tech toy. The fuzzy Ubooly connects with smartphones and tablets and can play educational games with your child that cover subjects like addition, the alphabet and spelling. $29.99-$59.99; bloomingdales.com and ubooly.com


Ages: 7 and up

In this Scrabble descendant, up to eight players race against each other to complete a crossword grid using all of their letter tiles, encouraging quick thinking and word play. Thanks to the banana-shaped pouch, it's easy to travel with, too. $14.99; bananagrams.com


Ages: 7 and up

Start your child on a musical journey with this durable, well-crafted toy. The popular, child-sized accordion comes with an instruction sheet and songs, so your little one can be making music in no time. $29.99; schylling.com