Even though technology is very prevalent nowadays, kids are still easy to buy gifts for. There are tons of potential gift ideas that you can choose from when it comes to finding that perfect gift.
Even if the child you are buying for is into video games, there are plenty of choices you can decide from that don’t have a thing to do with sitting on the couch with a controller in their hands.
We have listed 10 gift ideas for kids below that may be something you are interested in giving the child in your life. We have focused on gift ideas that do not involve video games but that still engage them and keep them interested. If none of the suggestions here work for you, use the ideas to spur your own imagination.
Best Gift Ideas for Kids
Customers are thrilled with the huge variety of mediums this large art set contains.
Most kids love to color and paint which means this huge deluxe art kit is going to be a big hit. There are 80 pieces that are kept together in an attractive wood case with a handle that snaps shut to keep everything together.
This set is not for kids under 3 due to the small parts it contains. This fun and exciting art kit is designed to provide the budding artist with a varied range of different materials so they can experiment and explore their talents. Included in this kit is:
- 24 colored pencils
- 24 watercolor cakes
- 2 paint brushes
- Pencil sharpener
- Sanding blocks
- 24 oil pastels
- 2 drawing pencils
- Kneaded eraser
This is a good kit for kids 8 and up and even younger teens. With so many different mediums for them to explore, they are sure to create some incredible works of art.
Customers love the design and sturdiness of this kid’s scooter.
Young kids love ride on toys but sometimes they are not designed for the small set. That is not the case with the Razor Folding Kiddie Scooter.
It is perfect for ages 3 and up. The three wheel design provides additional balance when they need it most. There is a slip resistant deck to prevent them from sliding off the deck while they are riding.
The folding feature of this scooter makes it easy to take with them to grandmas or even on vacation. Maximum rider weight is recommended to be 45 pounds and under.
Be sure to check out any state and local laws that may exist when it comes to scooters and teach your children the rules of road safety and how to watch carefully for vehicles.
Construction is a combination of quality steel, aluminum and plastic. The urethane wheels are durable and will do well on a variety of surfaces although super rough pavement or sidewalks may pose a bit of a problem. The easy to grip foam handles are easy on little hands. Assembly is required but it is quick and easy to do.
Customers love the colorful set and the sturdy, virtually unbreakable tools it contains.
Many kids, especially girls although boys enjoy it too sometimes, love to make jewelry. This colorful bracelet making kit provides everything that is needed to make colorful, fun bracelets.
It is the perfect gift for the crafty kid for Christmas or their birthday. Supplies included in this kit are:
- 600 rubber bands
- 1 loom
- 24 c clips
- 1 hook
- Instruction manual
It is 100% safe for older kids and is perfect for ages 7 or 8 and up. If younger ones want to learn how to do this, parents need to be right there to supervise them with the tools and rubber bands. The loom and hook are super strong and reduce the likelihood of any breakage.
This kit allows them to make not only bracelets but necklaces and rings too. Pre-teen girls will eat this kit up since they can make matching bracelets and other jewelry for all of their friends. There is a 30 day no hassle guarantee.
Customers love the large variety of tools this set has.
Young kids love to engage in make believe play and this 26 piece tool set will encourage that. There are many different toy tools in this set that will allow the young boy or girl the ability to be “just like dad”.
It has a built in handle that allows the child to carry the toolbox around easily just like a real one.
The two latches are plastic and work just like real latches on a tool box. The tool box measures 12 ½” x 6 ½” x 6”.
Although boys tend to like the toy most often, it is perfect for girls who love tool boxes too. There is plenty of room in the tool box for all of the tools. Included in this set are:
- Play wood
This is a great set for any child that loves to pretend they are building and can be a bridge to learning how to use real tools when they are older.
Customers love this building set that encourages kids to use their imagination and creativity.
It’s no secret that children love to build all kinds of things. This Magnetic building block set has a whopping 76 pieces in it to spark their imagination and creativity.
It is suited well for kids 4 and up. It doesn’t create a lot of noise and is very low tech.
This is a travel sized set that can be taken on vacation or to grandma’s house. The set includes:
- 2 pentagons
- 20 squares
- 4 long triangles
- 26 letter cards
- 2 pairs of wheels
- 22 equilateral triangles
There is plenty here to create all kinds of fun things. There is an instruction booklet included along with a storage bag for easy clean up and transport.
Customers love the stability and safety features of this great beginning pogo stick.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a child between the ages of 5 and 9, check out this terrific Foam Maverick Pogo Stick. It is the perfect beginning pogo stick for kids just learning. The recommended age range for this toy is 40 to 80 pounds.
The wide stance bounce tip is durable and super thick to provide kids with more stability. One of the best things about this pogo stick is that it will encourage the child to go outside and play. It is also a great way to offer kids a method of staying active without seeming like you are making them exercise.
The Maverick Pogo stick is stylish with its black and green coloring and comes fully assembled. The foam covered frame is made of metal and has a spring that is fully enclosed so no fingers get pinched. The handles are covered in foam also and are soft and easy to grip.
Customers love the cheerful and brightly colored plastic set that encourages imaginative play.
This tea set will be every little girl’s dream present when she opens it and sees the beautiful roses and pink butterflies.
There are 17 pieces in this set that are made from durable and food safe plastic that she can actually eat and drink from at snack time if she wants.
This is the perfect set for encouraging imaginative play. Included in this set is:
- Pitcher with lid
- Sugar bowl
- 4 cups
- 4 saucers
- 4 spoons
She will love playing tea party with her friends, her stuffed animals and of course her family too.
Customers love the imagination building and fine motor skill developing this set does.
Gears can be fascinating to a child so it should come as no surprise that this particular toy is a popular one.
This beginning engineer set helps children to learn with simple mechanics and opportunities to learn. Children who use this set will have introductions to wherever you want to go.
Children will enjoy learning how things work and how not to become another problem. It helps young one’s fine motor skills. There are 6 different colors in this set.
There are 19 square pillars, 8 interlocking square bases, 8 pillar extenders, activity guide, 12 six-way axles. Plenty of enjoyable toys for the child who loves to build and figure things out.
Customers are impressed with the two mile range and durability of this kids set of walkie talkies.
Walkie talkies have been around for a long time and they are more fun and better than ever. This Kidzlane set has three separate channels that make communication more reliable and easier too.
They walkie talkies have a two mile range and work for a means of safety as well while the child is outside.
With the upgraded abilities, longer ranges and easier operation, today’s walkie talkies are a wonderful thing to see.
Children will love the ability to run all over their play area and keep track of each other. The design is sturdy and durable and features LED indicators for different functions.
These walkie talkies will last about 3 ½ hours on continuous use and 9 hours on standby. These walkie talkies are also great for communicating easily on two different floors of the home. No longer will anyone have to yell; now they can just press a button and communicate with each other.
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Legos are still as popular with kids as they were decades ago. This incredible Lego building book will have kids entranced as they look at pictures and templates of some incredible building creations.
The book has been split into 6 different sections or chapters including:
This is the perfect book for the child tht adores his Legos, always asks for more and who took care of the Legos he currently has. Get ready to see them engrossed for hours.
Choosing the Right Kid’s Gift
Choosing a gift for a kid is probably one of the easiest things to do since there is so much that they love to do. As you can see with the suggestions listed above, there are plenty of choices that encourage physical activity as well as mental activity and creativity as well.
We have listed some tips below that will help make choosing the right gifts for kids much easier even if they aren’t your kids. This information is designed to make the whole gift buying experience as stress free as possible.
Dos and Don’ts to Remember
- Take the age of the child into consideration. There are toys that are better for certain ages than others due to safety factors and skill levels. Most toys and games have recommended ages on them. Be sure to pay attention to these as they are usually right on track.
- Look for toys and games that encourage the child to get away from the television and video games for awhile. Most children, even as young as 5 or 6, spend a lot of time either watching television or playing video games. There are a lot of choices out there that don’t involve either and the child will still love them.
- Look at the likes and preferences of the child when you are shopping. Some children love crafts and making things which makes them a great candidate for models if they are older, to building sets and craft kits. If the child doesn’t like crafts, look at things that encourage physical play or make believe.
- Choose gifts that are completely outside of the child’s likes and hobbies. It is always nice to introduce children to new experiences, but Christmas and Birthdays are not the time to do it.
- Purchase clothing as birthday or Christmas gifts as the main gift. Clothing is boring to a kid unless they have asked for a specific piece of clothing on their own. Otherwise, save the clothing as additional gifts and focus on making the main gifts something that they will play with and want to use on a regular basis.
- Purchase toys or games that are well below or well above the age level of the child. There is nothing wrong with choosing a gift they will be able to play with for many years, but getting something too far below or above their age will do nothing but frustrate them.
Kid’s toys are changing all the time, but there are still classic type toys out there that you can look at when it comes time to choose a gift for them. Think of things that they will want to play with without having to be forced and find things they can and will want to play with for many years.