Today is is all about THE KIDS! Lets be honest, shopping for kids is the easiest and also the most fun during the holidays. The options are endless and there are always a plethora of possibilities catered to gender, age, and interest. I sorted it all out for you and broke today’s post into three different gift guides including one for babies, one for little kids (like toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners), and one for bigger kids.
Besides what I’ve got listed below, I have a few creative ideas that are more of an experience as well as customized box subscriptions or pieces:
In The Book loves making kids’ dreams come true by putting their names within the stories or on the covers of their favorite books. They have a wide range of children’s books that you can personalize with the child’s name and photo. You can also add a special message to the title page. From Disney and Marvel books to educational encyclopedias, from babies to teens, they have it all!
This is a fun monthly subscription box service that is created for toddlers ages 2-5. Every month new and exciting activities will be delivered right to your doorstep. Each box includes 5 hands-on, educational activities. All the materials are easy to follow instructions are provided so you don’t have to do any of the prep-work. They have different plans you can shop here.
This is another subscription box, but a bit different. I first shared these on Instagram because Elle is obsessed! Her aunt gifted them to her and I thought it was such a fun idea so I had to share. Each box celebrates the power of play with creative activities and collectibles that your kids can play with over and over again. Each month has a new theme and even the box that it comes in is part of the fun.
Slumberkins is on a mission to promote early emotional learning. Their characters and stories use evidenced-based techniques to teach little ones important social-emotional skills. Through pro-active and supportive narratives, each collection is intentionally crafted to build resilient, caring, and confident children. They have so many different characters and tops to choose from and it’s really such a creative gift idea!
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TICKETS TO A FUN EVENT OR SHOW
I love experience gifts and it’s so easy when it comes to little kids. If you live in Chicago then lunch at The American Girl would be fun or going to a Build-A -Bear Workshop. Also, in Chicago both Disney on Ice as well as Frozen are coming. You can even go all out with a trip to Disney Land or Disney World! SO fun!
Kids of all ages LOVE classes and they can get expensive. Why not give the gift of a winter class or money towards one. Both the parents as well as the kids will appreciate it. If you live in Chicago, there is also something called Pearachute where you can give credits towards a wide variety of classes throughout the Chicagoland area. That way you’re able to try out a variety of different activities for your child.
MEMBERSHIP TO THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
My sister-in-law gave us this gift last year and it was great! A yearly membership will go to good use and it’s fun for the whole family. Most major cities have some sort of Children’s Museum and if not, there are usually other kid-friendly museum options available.
Another great gift idea is offering up yourself to babysit or take the kid or kids out on a fun day trip adventure. This is especially cute for grandparents or aunts and uncles. Switching up the daily routine can be super fun and unexpected.
Now onto more tangible items. Let’s break it down:
SHOP THE POST FOR BABIES
1. Magic Color Mixing Bow // 2. Baby Learning Toy // 3. Ball Pit // 4. Learning Robot
5. Loverery Block Set // 6. Words Book // 7. Activity Walker // 8. Baby’s First Blocks
9. My Smart Purse // 10. Busy Boombox // 11. Sesame Street Figure Set
SHOP THE POST FOR LITTLE KIDS
1. Drill & Learn Toolbox // 2. Glitter Babyz // 3. Polly Pocket Unicorn // 4. MAGNA-TILES
5. Dragon Snuggler Slumberkins // 6. LEGO City Set // 7. LOL Surprise! OMG Glamper
8. Unicorn Purse Pets // 9. My Little Pony Toys // 10. Personalized Disney Princess Book
11. Play-Doh Set // 12. Lite Brite // 13. Chelsea Camper Playset
14. Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage // 15. Barbie Dream House // 16. Train Set
SHOP THE POST BIG KIDS
1. Flashing Cube Memory Game // 2. Throw Throw Burrito Game // 3. Hoverboard
4. Nintendo Switch // 5. Tie Dye Kit // 6. Sushi Go Card Game // 7. Lava Lamp // 8. Art Set 9. Magic Set // 10. Karaoke Microphone // 11. Magic Set // 12. Star Projector
13. Beats Wireless Headphones // 14. NERF Targeting Set // 15. Slime Kit // 16. Guitar