Shopping for my kids is a lot of fun and I love to give them gifts and toys that they will continue to love and use. This creative gifts for kids guide is filled with fun toys and activities that my kids love. It’s Harris and Goldie approved!
OUR OUTFIT DETAILS:
My shirt: Cents of Style | My jeans: Nordstrom (on sale!) | My earrings: Nordstrom (come in lots of colors) | Harris’ pants: Target (these are my FAV for him and only $9) | Goldie’s shirt: Old Navy (comes in 4 colors and is on sale + SO soft!)
CREATIVE GIFTS FOR KIDS
I discovered these Magz-Bricks at Thanksgiving Point, which is a local area that has a children’s museum. They had pulled these out in a portion of the museum for little kids to play with, and my kids LOVED them. They are perfect for many different ages, because little kids can build blocks without a lot of toppling over because they are magnetized, and big kids can build bigger buildings. It’s good for their creative brains. If you’re buying for older kids, I would recommend getting two sets so they have more to build with. Harris especially loves making train tracks out of these for his cars.
I heard about this kinetic sand from a friend at church, and it sounded so cool and so easy to use, that I almost wondered if it was too good to be true! It sticks together like play doh, but this kinetic sand is made of actual sand. It’s black magic; I legitimately have no idea how they made it. It’s AMAZING. It’s easy to clean up because all of you have to do is get a larger ball of the sand, and stick it onto the small pieces. My mind is boggled and I wish I had invented it, but I’m no chemist or whatever, so you can just buy it on Amazon here.
I was given these paint sticks by some sweet women who were looking to lift me up and who understand that when the kids are happy, mama is happy! My kids LOVE these paint sticks. We actually used them to paint pumpkins this year, too. They dry really quickly, and are easy to use start to finish. Goldie and Harris can take off the top of the paint sticks themselves, and put them back on. As with most toys that can potentially get messy (ahem…I’m looking at you Goldie…I know your love for writing on furniture), I just have my kids use them when they are in their highchairs. Once they are old enough to control the “write on all the furniture with makeup and any other tool that writes” phase, they can sit at a regular table them. Goldie especially loves coloring and make beautiful pictures with these.
I first saw these paint with water books boutique in Utah, and knew I had to buy them. They are SO inexpensive and you can use them over and over again. The first time we pulled them out for our kids to use at church, they are quiet for 45 MINUTES. They have some really cool pen coloring options, too. My mind, again, is boggled. These are the best gift because they don’t make a mess AT ALL, and the water ones can be used over and over again.
These bouncy toys are really fun, and I love that they come in so many different animals! It’s fun for the kids to bounce around the house.
My kids LOVE these wooden puzzles! They love to play with the individual pieces (animals and cars), and they feel really proud of themselves when they are putting the puzzle together. It’s easy for them because they have the picture of each piece on the board, so they can match the piece they have in their hand to the right spot on the puzzle. This is another activity that keeps them busy!
You can view my Amazon favorite finds list HERE that I always update!
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