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Unique Gifts for Kids

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When it comes to gift giving in our family, I try to really be creative. I get tired of the typical things and like to come up with things that are out of the ordinary. With Christmas coming I wanted to share some unique gifts for kids that will surprise and delight your little ones! (I received several of these products for free and was compensated for my time in writing this post, but all thoughts are my own.)


Unique Gifts for Kids

Awesome & Unique Gifts for Kids

Experience gifts:

Give Museum or Zoo season passes or trips instead of presents.  This year we are opting to gift our kids a season pass to one of our favorite local museums.

I have a friend who does not do gifts, they go on a family trip instead. Their kids unwrap the destination at Christmas time! This is such a fun idea!

subscription box for kids

Subscription boxes are a fun gift idea for kids. They deliver fun things each month There are so many different ones available!  We have tried a few great ones including: Pley (Toy rentals), Junior Explorers, Kiwi Crate, The Adventurous Mailbox, and Bitsbox.

Creative Gifts to Read:

Books and Magazines are an awesome gift idea!  We love magazines at our house. I have gifted magazine subscriptions to my kids a few times. They love them all year long! Check out my post on Fun for Kidz Magazines for a fun subscription idea. We also love the magazines from Cricket, American Girl magazine as well as the Zoobooks magazine.

how machines work

We like books a lot in this house. There are some awesome books that inspire kids to do something.  The How Machines Work book by David Macaulay is a fabulous example of that. This awesome interactive book has gears and flaps and levers and all kinds of simple machines. My kids LOVE this book!

Some other examples of books that inspire kids to do something are:

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The Daring Book for Girls/Dangerous Book for Boys, The Girls/Boys Book of Adventure, The Kids Outdoor Adventure Book,  The Complete Aquarium Adventure– A Field Trip in a Book

Choose Your Own Adventure Gifts: 🙂itunes

Give your kids gift cards to their favorite store or website. My kids love apps, so I am putting iTunes gift cards in their stockings this year. That way they can pick their own apps to purchase and download.

Sensory Gifts:

litecup- unique gifts for kids

We got the coolest cup that doubles as a night light. I love this idea because kids always want a drink at night, too! Litecup is a new innovative idea! It has a soft blue LED light that is soothing and great to keep kids happy at night.

chewi gem- unique gifts for kids

Does your child chew on EVERYTHING?  Get them a Chewigem. I have a son who thinks he needs to chew on everything!! This neat invention lets him have his own chewing device at all times. It is on a necklace and looks discreet. It’s non-toxic and comes in all kinds of colors and shapes!  We are loving it in  our house because it is saving shirt sleeves from being chewed up. We received a raindrop pendant in black.  Such a COOL idea!  Use code cyber2015 for 20% off chewigem and litecup on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 only!!!

scented pencils

Scented pens, pencils or markers are such a fun thing to add into a stocking!

Food gifts can be really fun! Does you child have a favorite sugar cereal or chip that you rarely buy?  Treat them to it for Christmas!

food face plates- gift ideaOr make mealtime more fun with the Mr. & Mrs. Food Face plates.


magnetic putty- stocking stuffer idea

Magnetic Putty is a super gift for the science-minded kids!

kinetic sand- unique gifts for kids

Kinetic Sand Will keep your kids molding and creating for a long time!


Artsy Gifts:

kwik sticks

Do you have a budding artist?  Kwik Sticks are awesome paint sticks that make a whole lot less mess than regular paints!  They are a solid tempura paint in a stick kind of like a glue stick.  They dry super fast and work on  lots of different mediums.

kwik sticks- mess-free paint sticks

My kids enjoy painting with them and I enjoy how simple and mess-less they were.  (I have a giveaway for these today!!)

Custom Vinyl Design- great for kids room

Decorate their room with some cool vinyl cutouts!  We got this awesome Dr. Seuss saying to put on our wall and have been loving it.  Custom Vinyl Decor makes these and many other fun sayings. I LOVE their shop on Etsy- and she is a good friend of mine! 🙂  I get to give away one to a reader!

bike chalk

Get a bike chalk trail kit this keeps them active and they can draw at the same time!  This is a cool idea that I know my kids would have fun with.


Tech Gifts:

tiggly words

Tiggly Words (and the other Tiggly sets) are great fun for the kids. We love Tiggly in this house!! You will need an iPad to go along with them. See my post about Tiggly Words and enter the giveaway to win a set!


The Ubooly is something I have posted about in the past, too. We LOVE this guy! You insert your iPhone and he comes to life.

dash & dot tech gifts for kids

The Dash & Dot robots were the TOP gift under our tree last Christmas. This year I am planning on getting my kids some of the accessory packs. We still play with them regularly. See my post about it.


Stop Motion Animation Kit– This will be under our Christmas tree this year as well. I am SO excited about this gift. I am pretty certain my oldest son will be, too!


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  1. My girls would love the scented pencils and my younger girls would love the sand. I think my son would enjoy the Bild Kit and the robot! I have never seen those before! They look so cool!

  2. My daughter has been begging for some kinetic sand! So, I know she would love that! She also likes to paint our windows, so I know she’d use the paint markers, as well!

  3. The Kwik Sticks sound amazing. My youngest daughter has been drawing with colored gluesticks because she likes the way they feel. The Kwik Sticks seem like a much better option for her!

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