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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.)
Awesome & Unique Gifts for Kids
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 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.
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:
Choose Your Own Adventure Gifts: 🙂
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.
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.
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 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!
Or make mealtime more fun with the Mr. & Mrs. Food Face plates.
Magnetic Putty is a super gift for the science-minded kids!
Kinetic Sand Will keep your kids molding and creating for a long time!
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.
My kids enjoy painting with them and I enjoy how simple and mess-less they were. (I have a giveaway for these today!!)
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!
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.
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!
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!