It’s that time of year, my friends! Many of you have to give gift-ideas to grandparents and other family members for your kids, along with shopping for others. Here are some of my picks that I think would make GREAT gifts this year. I put my own 2-cents in about why I love these gifts, and where you can purchase them. FYI, some-not all- of these links are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase through them, I get a small commission:
Kidoozie Deluxe Build-A-Road Toy
I love this train track- it is simple for little hands (age 3 and up) and the kids can configure the track by color, and make patterns however they want. My boys played with 2 other friends (ages 4-6) and they set it up, and broke it down several times. Big Fun!
Ultimate Kinetic Sand
I love, love, love kinetic sand. Not only for the littles, but honesly as a stress reliever for older kids. They love to just play with it like play-doh. But the benefit is that is doesn’t stick to anything except itself. This is a great present for kids, whose parents don’t like play-doh because it’s too messy (I happen to love it, but many do not!). The key with this sand is buying it with the tray as shown here. If you just have the sand, well…where are you going to use it? So if you don’t have a tray, you must buy one in my opinion, and you can just re-buy the sand as it gets used up. A great gift for kids that like to touch and make things.
Pokemon Charizard EX Fire Blast Box
(Toys R Us)
Okay, so I don’t know about you, but my boys are OBSESSED with Pokemon cards. They don’t know how to play- nor do they care. But they love the collecting part. I guess it’s kind of like collecting baseball cards, but for weird alien creatures. It is their own thing. They love it, and it keeps them VERY quiet and busy for a very long time, so I also love it! They trade with their big sister who is 10 and is into it too, so this is great for a wide range of ages!
Indoor-Safe Magnetic Dartboard and Darts Set
This dart board is so great! It is fun to play this with big and little kids, and we make up our own scoring system, but I am sure there is a guide to how you “should” play. We just play. It can hang on any hook, and if they opened this, you can bet they would want to play it immediately! Fun for the whole family- big fan of that!
Crayola Imagination Art Case
Didn’t you always love getting the “big” box of crayola crayons as a kid? I remember just loving new crayons and arranging the colors just so. This case is that same feeling, multiplied by 100! My guys love to make and draw and create lovely creations for me and themselves. This case was a specific request, and my kids absolutely love it! They feel like little professional artists with all their special markers and pencils. A great buy and surprise for any little person!
Well, that is a good start, right? These are gifts that I just love. I think the best age ranges are 3-10 years old on most of these. If you want more ideas, I sort of collect them on a Pinterest board, which is easy to check out, so please do. Happy Shopping!