The holidays are creeping in faster than we realize. I have learned that if you already see Christmas decorations for sale in the stores, then you are already slightly behind on making your gift lists for the upcoming season. Where do you begin? With new up and coming gifts each year, it can be hard to keep up with ideas. And if the gift search feels overwhelming you can fall into the trap of pretty much repeating the same gifts from last year, but with different colors. Or end up last minute at the dollar section at Target just piling everything into your cart. I’ve been there too. It’s okay though, at this point in the year, the holiday decorations have only freshly made their appearance in stores, and I have yet to hear a Christmas song play. So let’s just say you’re one step ahead of the game this time. High five. And for that, I have a well thought out list of gift and gift ideas that can keep you on your toes and out of the same old gift routine. You’ll be wrapping up fresh gifts this year that are sure to make your kids jump for joy.
For the Artist
Color Your Own Map Pillowcase.
This pillowcase is easy to wash and care for. It is simple, but full of opportunity to let their little coloring hands go wild. It’s the map that they can turn into their own, and create a fun world fresh from their imagination. They can proudly display their pillowcase masterpiece as a new decor in their room when they finish. This comes with 10 fabric markers, so no need to worry about having to purchase them separately.
Eco Stars Recycled Crayons.
One thing I know for sure, if your child loves to color- there can never be enough crayons. And if they open a box of star-shaped, rainbow-colored, wax mixed crayons- they’re going to swoon over them. These crayons are made from fully recycled wax, so you can be happy knowing it’s a gift that keeps going. The sky really is the limit with this gift!
KidKraft Deluxe Wood Easel.
$118. Ages- 36 months-15 years.
Every artist needs their easel, and with this, you can be sure they have enough storage and creative space to let their expressions take the stage. This easel has a whiteboard, chalkboard, storage sections and paper mounts on top.
For the Builders
Sound- Activated Light Blocks.
$30-$100. Ages- 6+
Clap on, clap off. Sing a song and watch it glow. If Legos is something your child loves, this is sure to please them. Let them build and light up their creation!
Stop Motion Claymation Kit
$20. Ages 8+
Film a movie on your phone! This is the perfect gift for any child who is drawn to creating. It includes interchangeable backdrops, clay to create new characters and scenes, a guided booklet and a phone stand. Ready, set, action!
Build Your Own Marble Coaster
$29.95. Ages 9+
Marbles and roller coasters are awesome on their own. Combine them- genius. Grab a set of marbles and let your child put their building skills to the test with this D.I.Y. Set. Let em’ roll!
Know someone who has been wanting a new speaker? Let them create their own with this awesome speaker set. It introduces them to how sound works, how to handle a circuit board and the confidence of knowing they built it. Not to mention, it’s a Bose, so the sound quality is awesome.
For the Outdoor Lover
Hang it from a tree or put in on a swing set. This is a fun twist on a classic swing. Let the laughter and fun unravel, and you can also pack it for travel!
Vroom Rider x PonyCycle.
$219 Ages- 3-5, 4-9
This is a fun toy for any child who loves ride-on toys. If they aren’t so into the power wheels, but love animals, check this out! There’s plenty of variety to fit any child’s liking.
Monkey Bars Climbing Tower Dome
What child wouldn’t love to have access to their own climbing dome at any given time? Give the gift of climbing, hanging upside down and swinging this holiday season.
For the Bookworm
Personalized Goodnight Little Me Book
Bedtime stories are a special part of childhood. Make it extra sweet by customizing a book just for a child you love. It will be a keepsake, for sure.
Price Varies. Age-all
If you have a bookworm on your hands, celebrate their love of reading with an adorable way to organize them. Browse Etsy and Amazon to find the ones that fit their unique character the most!
Or check out this adorable set from Wayfair!
While the holidays seem far in the distance, it is anxiously waiting around the corner. Now that you have some fantastic gift options, start checking off those lists before the holiday rush! Happy Shopping!