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The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than its value.
Christmas is almost here! I am using these next few months and weeks to sit down and create a solid list of gift ideas for my family and friends. We prefer to not buy ONLY toy gifts for our children. We love to bring a tradition of learning AND playtime to the holiday.
I hope that these gift suggestions will help you as you decide what to buy for presents for your children!
This HUGE tub of art supplies contains over 90 pieces of arts and crafts for your children’s amusement. There are crayons, markers, pencils, paper, and clay. This tub will make an excellent gift idea for older kids who are interested in honing their artistic side.
Are your kids interested in learning how to sew? This adorable sewing kit will provide over 100 sewing essentials so that they can learn to sew their own inventions. This kit includes 4 projects to help develop the sewing skill.
Instead of buying your kid the actual toy, what about buying them a kit of building materials so that they can build their own toy? This building set contains over 400 pieces and 70 unique design models. You would turn playtime into skill building.
This science bundle will introduce your kid to the world of science in a fun and engaging way. The kit includes science experiments for building a volcano, building a moon, making slime, and making mars sand. This science bundle is perfect for kids who have an interest in science.
Have you heard of the new craze? Subscription boxes! Kiwi creates subscriptions boxes for children of all ages. These boxes are sent every month and deliver projects and materials that encourage learning and creativity. There are a ton of options that include science, arts and crafts, or even items for babies!
My older kids have begun reading in the last year or so and they love getting their own magazines in the mail. It promotes a love of learning, they love getting to call some of the mail “theirs”, and they get to pick the subjects.
We have a few subscriptions but here are our favorites: National Geographic Kids and Ranger Rick. Both options are great for the 8-12 range and they provide lots of fun education that kids can really get into.
For older kids, there are a TON of online class ideas that would be great gifts. They can learn ideas like painting, needlepoint, braid crafts, and knitting.
These are easy-to-follow classes with great video instructions. If your kids like learning and want to become more active with arts and crafts, these videos are great starter ideas.
What better gift than to purchase your children a book that will provide experiences? The Big Book of Makerspace Projects will give your child plenty of ideas. It is created for beginners to learn about recycling, smartphones, paper, sewing, and coding. Plenty of ideas to get your kids interested in creation!
I hope that these gift ideas have given you some inspiration! My kids have plenty of toys and we don’t prefer to buy our children toys for all of their Christmas gifts.
Comment below and let me know what you think of these gift suggestions and what you guys do for Christmas presents!