The spirit of gift-giving is strong right now guys! So, in that spirit, I’m continuing to step away from food and recipes (just a little) to share some more awesome gift ideas – this time for your babes and kiddos! I’ve rounded up some craft kits, easy art projects and other cool gift ideas your littles will love to unwrap this year. Fa-la-la-la-la!
But first…this magic Christmas wand
I’m going to dive into gifts in a second, but first I NEED to tell you about this magic Christmas wand.
We ended up buying this on Amazon about 3 years ago and our sweet girl has found so much joy playing with it once the holidays roll around. It’s $35 bucks well spent – you hook it up to your Christmas tree lights and use it to turn the tree on and off. She loves pointing her magic wand at the tree and casting her “light the tree” spells and it’s just one of those things that makes the holidays so fun and exciting for her.
So, if you’re looking for a way to spice up the days leading to Christmas…this wand. Do it.
Okay, on to easy art projects and gifts ideas and fluffy stuff and thangs…
Gift Ideas for Babies & Kids
Easy art projects, craft kits + other artistic goodies
While my kiddo has 50k toys on her wish list this year, I love gifting her with craft kits and other easy art projects she (or we) can dive into after school and over the weekends. We love to color and draw and glue stuff on things, but sometimes I completely run out of crafts to create. Hoping these easy art projects and craft kits are as useful to you as they will be for me as we shop til we drop this season!
Thomas Kinkade, Disney Coloring Book ($7) – I put this on my daughter’s wish list and hope someone buys it for me….I mean, her!
OMG, I did so many of these Latch Hook Kits ($13) when I was a kid. I don’t know if my 5yo is ready for this yet, but great for tweens and teens!
This Rainbow Lab Science kit ($15) looks like the most fun ever! It encourages STEM learning and scientific thinking while kids make rainbows and stuff.
Kiwi Crate ($20) – these guys send easy art projects and other crafts in their monthly STEM subscriptions geared towards babes and kids, 0-16 years old.
Cute as a Button Button Art ($18) – This Etsy shop sells the cutest button craft kits, from T-rex and llamas to hedgehogs and sloths.
Crayola Pip Squeeks ($25) – We make tons of arts with our markers. And by Christmas time we are definately due a brand new set.
Build your own Dragon Kit ($25) – I’ve gifted this to two kiddos and got nothing but rave reviews. If they love dragons, they’ll love this too 🙂
Build your Own Robot ($30) -beep,boop,beep.
Design your very own enchanted rose with thisadorable kit from Seedling ($34)!
Sensory Play Kit ($39) – We have something similar, but it doesn’t come close to being as well put together as they kits from Young, Wild & Friedman. Your kiddos can create so much art and have hours of fun with these adorable boxes of fun.
So many other cool gift ideas
This racing tape ($8) is perfect for their stocking! We put this in our kiddos last year and she made so many roadways throughout the house (and didn’t ruin anything – the tape is totally safe for all surfaces and pulls up and reapplies with ease!)
Charades for Kids ($11) – we own this game and it is SO FUN! Kids who can’t read yet, can act things out based upon the imagary on the card. And, kids that can, can flip the card over and read thier clue (making it a bit more difficult).
Softest 9.5″ Deer ever ($12) – kiddos of ALL ages will love this little thing. It is SO SOFT guys. SO. SOFT. And, her name is Emmie. I can’t.
Guess in 10 ($14) – We play tons of games in our house. This one looks so fun and perfect for the whole family, regardless of age!
Duplos are so great for young kids (we still play with ours and build Ca-razy things with them!). This Train ($16) is perfect for Toy Story fans teeny and grown. To infinity and beyond!
Our favorite author has a new book! Sophia Valdez Future Prez ($15) is going to be awesome 🙂
Bookroo ($20) – We have received some of our most favorite books from Bookroo! The books come wrapped in wrapping paper so your kiddos can open a little “present” each month. LOVE. Use MERRYKIDDOANDSOUL for 15% off any subscription. Cannot be combined with other offers. Cannot be used more than once per household. Coupon valid through December 31, 2019.
OMG, this Smooth Moves Sloth ($23) should’ve been around when my daughter was itty-bitty. Love this for a growing babe.
Busy bags for busy kids! These ones are “In My World” themed and just $26 bucks for three pre-planned busy bags (age 3 and up!)
This one’s near and dear to my heart. Love baking with my kiddo and can’t wait for her to open up her own real baking set ($26)
This Forest Friends Tree House ($29) is plush and perfect for little hands, excited to explore!
Indoor / Outdoor Kids Croquet ($30) – this looks like it would be awesome to set up in the backyard or the living room (Winter is coming….)
Bluum ($34) is great for little babes and Mamas looking to discover amazing new lifestyle products, toys, and treats for their kiddos. I subscribed to this when Aria was a toddler and LOVED all of the cool stuff she got!
Our kiddo owns these periodic element blocks ($34)! We should totally pull them out again – great for little builders and perfect for older kids brushing up on their science!
This Mega Trak ($35) looks mega cool. My kiddo loves cars, so I hope she finds this one under the tree.
It’s a hatching Toothless Baby Dragon ($49) – I want to boop it right on the nose and so will your kiddo!
A bit of a splurge but this Woodland Cozy Log Cottage ($70) is the sweetest lil’ play set ever (and so soft too!).
We purchased this exact Kidcraft Wooden Kitchen ($92) for my kiddo for Christmas when she was 2 and it was one of my most favorite things to gift her. She still plays with it at 5 years old too, so win for us!
We got this bike ($125) for our kiddo for her Birthday last year. A great gift from Santa if you’re looking for something “big” to wrap up with a bow.
Shop for everyone else on your list
If you’re looking for gift ideas for alllllll the people, head on over to the full 2019 Holiday Gift Guide right here! This is an interactive gift guide that allows you to click on the image and go straight to the source to buy. And, even better? Most of the gifts are under $35 bucks. Tis’ the season!
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