At Christmas time our family focuses on Christmas joy and service activities. But that doesn’t mean we don’t give holiday gifts too! These gift ideas for kids are perfect for Christmas, birthdays, or any other time you need a special gift for kids.
If you’re looking for an age-appropriate gift to add to the wish list this holiday season, look no further.
Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages
It can be difficult to find unique gifts for young children that meet my standards. I don’t want to spend money on something that will destroy instantly. And I like to use more natural and eco-friendly ingredients as much as possible.
Over the years I have compiled a list of great gifts that my kids love. From 2 year olds to 10 year olds to teenagers, you will definitely find something in this list that your kids will love. The best toys are not always trending, but rather those that encourage creativity, imagination and fun.
You’ll also see lots of gifts that encourage mobility (great for kids who love playfulness!). According to my 6-year-old, we have built an “epic” backyard. You will see some of the items we carry (like slacklines) in the listings below.
I’ve divided baby toys and gifts by age, but these are just general guidelines. Maybe your child hasn’t been in the kitchen yet and wants to learn how Cook real food. Or maybe your gifted 5-year-old is drawn to the Rubik’s Cube. And don’t forget the stocking stuffers!
Gifts for Teens, Teens and Older Children
- Buddha Board – A comfortable way of painting with only water (it evaporates and you can paint again).
- archery set – My kids have loved these GBG archery sets and these sets are made by kids for kids. There are some helpful videos on their website too!
- leather journal – A beautiful leather journal for sketching or journaling.
- japanese puzzle box – These beautiful puzzle boxes are a unique way for older children to keep valuable items safe and are fun to learn about.
- Rubik’s Cube – Called the 1980s, but we told them we were having a Rubik’s Cube. Older children love learning to solve this retro puzzle.
- star wars lego Sets – These building toys are popular with older children and teens, who have dozens of options to choose from.
- Build Your Own Programmable Robot Kit -This building kit was my oldest’s favorite. Build a robot and program it!
- adult coloring books – Coloring is not just for little kids anymore. These “adult coloring books” are very detailed and studies show that coloring is relaxing.
- Boogie board – Reusable board that encourages doodling and drawing.
- To light up – An affordable tablet with lots of capabilities.
- runaway alarm clock – Does your teen have trouble staying awake? This alarm clock runs away and keeps making noise until it is caught!
- natural makeup brushes – If your teen is old enough to do makeup, these natural brushes are great!
- power cube wall adapter – Surge protector that charges multiple devices simultaneously.
- collapsible duffel bag -Great bag for short trips that folds down to a small size unlike some bulky backpacks.
- Minnetonka Chrissy Boots (for teen girls) – Super comfortable shoes she’ll be excited to see under the Christmas tree!
- cash in one Money Maze Puzzle Box – Give money so they can get what they want, but make it fun by hiding it inside this puzzle cube.
- no crease ponytail holder – These are really popular right now. They are gentle on the hair and don’t leave any frizz! or i hear that scrunchies And banana clip Are back in style!
- travel hammock – Do you have any outside teenagers? These travel swings collapse small and are wonderful. They are also quite popular on some college campuses.
- Become a Beekeeper Course: it’s a wonderful thing Introduction to Beekeeping Course, This course will teach them everything from buying bees to collecting honey.
- backpack bag (Also called Cornhole) – This is always a fun game for the backyard. Whether you have guests over or it’s just the two of you, this has been a family favorite in our house.
- slack line – Like a balance beam and trampoline in one. It encourages balance, gross motor skills and coordination. It is also a time for hours of fun.
- ninjalin – Like monkey bars but harder. Many people use these for ninja warrior training, but our kids just think it’s fun!
- talkbox.mom – Do your children want to learn another language? This is a fun way to do this at home and is great for kids of all ages – even little ones!
Best gifts for little kids
- Gym 1 Indoor Doorway Gym – Our kids’ all-time favorite Christmas gift. It’s a gym installed in a door frame and they use it every day.
- snap circuit – A really neat kit that lets kids learn about electricity by making a variety of basic machines like a fan, radio, etc.
- art kit – A favorite among my girls. This art supply kit includes markers, crayons, colored pencils and more for arts and crafts.
- Flower Press Book Kit – The flower/leaf press kit lets kids create their own stationery, cards and more.
- Mini Trampoline for Indoor Play – We have had a trampoline at our house for years and it is great for cold or rainy days. Rebounding is great for adults too!
- wooden branch colored pencils – Wooden colored pencils made from twigs. Good size for little ones who are just learning to write and draw.
- Wooden People and Craft Supplies – Our kids loved making their own little wooden dolls with these.
- plasma car – My little ones loved this ride-on toy and they are great for kids of all sizes.
- grow and create – They have kits ranging from gardening to making your own box of chocolates.
- natural paints – Made from natural earth pigments for all your arts and crafts projects.
- microscope kit – My oldest hobby was to look at hair, dirt and all kinds of other things in this microscope. STEM toys like these (science, technology, engineering and math) are educational toys but can also be super fun.
- bath tub crayon – These beeswax bath time crayons for kids are handmade in New Zealand with New Zealand beeswax and food-grade, non-toxic colors. Jumbo Crayons are perfect for toddlers, babies, and children ages 2 and up.
- Or wax crayons – Triangular crayons made from natural wax. A healthier alternative to the popular Crayola crayons. Or try your hand at building your own!
- doll house -This Melissa & Doug doll house is great for kids ages 4 to 8 years. Fits for little dolls.
- small passport – This subscription service is tailored to your child’s age and the collection they will be most interested in. (For parents, you can filter by your budget!)
- Stainless Steel Play Kitchen Pots and Pans – My daughters used to work with them in the kitchen for hours! Items that encourage pretend play are always encouraged! get food play set To go with it.
- beginners piano keyboard (and free hoffman academy lessons) – This is a great way to introduce children to music.
- Boogie board – A reusable writing tablet that encourages creativity.
- sun art – Fun educational craft ideas that kids love.
- kendama game – Fun interactive game that encourages movement.
- weighted blanket – Not only for babies, but also a soothing gift that helps babies get into a comfortable state and exhibits benefits for sleep.
- sensory swing – If you are looking for a sensory swing to help your baby relax and relieve stress, this swing is for them. The swings are made of high quality yet comfortable canvas that your child will want to spend hours in.
- Kids Cook Real Food e-Course – Give the gift of quality time and kitchen skills! This course was life changing for our family.
- Plant Therapy Fragrance Plush Set – These adorable gift sets also include a plush toy animal along with their Kidsafe Woodland Retreat Oil. I’m adamant on essential oil safety for kids, which is one reason I appreciate this line so much.
- trampoline – Not just for kids when you consider the lymphatic benefits of jumping! This is a great outdoor toy, but we also have a great indoor toy as well.
- Swing – Our kids loved this backyard swing
- Logic puzzles or games to develop problem-solving skills (logic link And Knudle two of our favorites)
- word games or board games (we like Doubt, Apples to Apples Freestyle, story cubes, madlibs jr,
- kiwico – From infancy to preschool, up to ages 12, they offer fun and educational subscription boxes that can be a great addition to any homeschool curriculum or just for fun on the weekends.
- ECO-FRIENDLY BABY GIFT – There’s nothing cuter than a baby in organic dino footie pajamas. Check out all of my favorite organic brands for the best baby (and kids) clothes. I also love this brand Natural baby toys.
- What I want to be when I grow up.…. Book. This book is designed for babies and toddlers to answer five or six fun questions to record their interests, talents, strengths and achievements, and can be a fun career journal. My kids love reading what they wrote in their journals years ago!
- building blocks – This wooden building set features colorful blocks that encourage building, stacking, and imagination.
- scooter board – Children’s toys that help with movement are always very popular in our house. This wooden scooter board is great for toddlers to elementary aged children.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
Which gifts did your children like? Are there any you would add to this list? Leave a comment and let me know!