Great Gift Ideas for Kids | Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Check out some great ideas for kid gifts in the table below. From this season’s hottest toys, to subscription boxes that give all year long, to things you might have never even considered!
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Magformers make great gifts! G gets a box almost every Christmas to keep adding to his collection. They're a great STEM/building activity! And they are great for a wide variety of ages!
If you want to try out the world of Magformers, you can get this Magformers Standard 14 Piece Set (regular price is $24.99).
Discover Magformers always attracting magnetic technology and build a cube, small house and small 'magic ball'. Using squares and triangles with the 14 Piece set is great introductory set for budding builders to learn our pull-up tricks and begin building in 3D. Features 2 Geometric Shapes Step-by-step idea booklet with builds from all of Rainbow range. Compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories.
CHALLENGING FUN : This toyteaches coding through 20 free online projects. Perfect for curious and smart kids aged 8 - 12
EASY TO USE
REAL LEARNING : 20 free online projects teach typed C++ coding just like what is used at NASA.
Give the Gift of Screen-Free Fun and Learning with Green Kid Crafts!
Green Kid Crafts delights tens of thousands of kids across the world each month with fun, creative and eco-friendly craft and STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), delivered right to their door through the company's subscription program! Every month’s Discovery Box is packed with 4-8 unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while helping to raise the nation's next generation of creative leaders.
Brick Loot is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics!
Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items including Custom LEGO Kits, LEGO Minifigures and more.
Brick Loot boxes are filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.
Invented by a 9 yr old, this box is fun for ages 6 - 99!
Wooden Wobble Balance Board
I know this might seem a strange thing to show up on a kids' gift guide, but I got my 10 year old one last year and he loves it. He stands on it while he's playing video games, sometimes even when he's reading! He says he remembers things better when he's standing on the board!
With options under $25 it makes it a budget friendly idea!!
They even have a kid friendly version for ages 3+!
ALEX Active Monkey Board
Promotes hours of fun and gross motor skill development. Parenting Magazine Mom Tested Pick.
Includes platform, two sideboards, dowel, six screws, and instructions. Adult assembly required
Recommended for children 3 years of age and older
Amazon Fire Tablet for Kids
Looking for a tablet for Christmas for your kids? The Fire Kids Edition, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case is $99.99 and check out what it comes with!
8 fascinating varieties of slime & putty including premade magnetic putty, fluffy slime, glow-in-the-dark putty, liquid slime, color changing putty, snotty slime, bouncing putty and 1 DIY glow-in-the-dark slime lab.
With storage tins + accessories for a complete lab kit
Explore the science behind slime and putty with the 16 page, full-color learning guide.
Micro Blasters are the newest addition to a line of products that includes: original Laser X, which blasts 200 feet; a Long-Range Blaster, which blasts 400 feet; and a Gaming Tower with 10-built-in games.
Like other Laser X gear, Micro Blasters feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound effects that bring the excitement of a laser tag arena right to your own backyard. Strap a receiver onto your upper arm, and blast opponents up to 100 feet away. Reloading is easier than ever; Just press and hold the trigger.
Stop-motion animation is easy with accessible (and free) apps available for tablets and phones! Projects are an easy introduction to animation. Mini movies can be made in as little as an hour
Stop-motion animation scales up to older or more advanced kid moviemakers. Great for ages 8+!
Check out Little Passports! A subscription would make a great Christmas gift!
Virtually Travel the World with Little Passports!
Little Passports is every child’s ticket to global adventure! This quickly growing children’s “edutainment” company combines the excitement of postal mail with the accessibility of online games.
Their primary product, a monthly subscription service, features two globetrotting characters, Sam and Sofia, who visit a new country every month and share their experiences with your child. Each month, your child receives a package full of goodies from Sam and Sofia, including an adventure letter, an activity sheet, a country-specific souvenir/toy, a photo, stickers, and access to online games.
Little Passports has been featured in Real Simple, Parents Magazine, on The Talk, and is used by celebrity moms. We are a Parents’ Choice Award Winner and iParenting Media Award Winner.
Ready to get started with Little Passports? Head over to their website to sign up! Packages are as low as $10.95 monthly. World kits are recommended for kids ages 5-12 and USA kits are recommended for kids ages 7-12.
Foam Pogo Jumper
PlayHurray The Original Foam Pogo
I am all for anything to keep the kids active! A kid-safe foam pogo stick just might be the trick!
Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet
Boogie Board Jot 8.5 LCD Writing Tablet + Stylus
G loves his Boogie Board he got for Christmas last year! He doodles on it, works math problems on it, writes notes - it was a great gift idea!