Looking for a gift for your kids that won’t become a dust collector? This Gift Guide for Kids features gift ideas that they’ll love.
When I found out I was pregnant with Amelia at our first ultrasound when she was just an apple seed my due date was Christmas day. I loved that. I thought it was so special.
Now my ever independent girl wasn’t born until January but Christmas remains such a special time for me with my kids. I’m a sucker for family traditions and love seeing the holidays through their eyes.
Something I don’t love about the holidays is how often items become dust collectors. I’ve created this Gift Guide for Kids with gifts that can be enjoyed by different age groups, are great quality, and fun for them!
Gift Guide for Kids
1. Grimm’s Wooden Rainbow
I learned about the beauty of open-ended play from That Caffeinated Mom who is momma to five littles who all can play and enjoy the same toys this way.
The Grimm’s Wooden Rainbow is the ultimate open-ended toy that can be enjoyed for children at different ages, cultivating imagination and developing motor skills.
Children can stack the pieces or use them with other toys like cars and create tunnels.
Bonus for mamas – it’s gorgeous and isn’t an eye sore on your shelf!!
I got the rainbow for the kids as a present for them both to share. To encourage more open-ended, unplugged, and imaginative place, I also got each of them a Grapat Wood Nins set. I love that they can use the rainbow to create structures with the bits and bobs from the Grapat set.
2. Little People, Big Dreams Books
I fell in love with this series of books when Amelia was born. I’ve been collecting them since. Each year I get the kids a few books each about inspiring people.
I love that this series is a reminder that all inspiring people began as children with big dreams. This is an incredible series for all ages and also comes in board books for shorter versions.
This is year I picked up two for each of my kids: Mahatma Gandhi, Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald, and Greta Thunberg.
Again, bonus for mama that these books are absolutely beautiful.
Another series I love for younger children are the Usborne Touchy-Feely Books. I picked up That’s Not My Sloth this year!
With the purchase of these books, 1% of proceeds go to help children in high-need communities through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.
3. Bath Bombs
Bath time has always been my favourite time of the day with the kids. I love unwinding with them after busy days and watching as they play.
Like their mama, they love a good bath bomb! This is an easy, inexpensive gift the kids will love that you can add to a stocking or in a little bath set.
I love bath bombs from Pink Posh Fox for myself so of course I looked there for the kids. They are naturally handcrafted, ethically sourced, vegan, cruelty free & packaged in recycled materials.
Psst, I’ve included Pink Posh Fox bath bombs in my Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide as well!
4. Grimm’s Convertible Car
Theo loves rolling toy cars up and down the coffee table so I had to get him this adorable, wooden car from Grimm’s.
Again, this wooden car encourages open ended play with the Grimm’s rainbow.
I also see this as a keepsake that could be passed down when the kids are older and maybe parents themselves (sob!!) – it’s so beautifully crafted.
If you’re looking for an incredible selection of open-ended toys like Grimm’s and Grapat, Dilly Dally Kids is an amazing toy store in Vancouver, British Columbia.
5. Piggy Paint Nail Polish
If you’re shopping for a girly girl like miss Millie, you can’t go wrong with Piggy Paint Nail Polish.
Piggy Paint is made with natural ingredients and has no toxic chemicals; it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl acetate and acetone.
6. Hand Knit Beanie
I’m a sucker for a cute pom-pom hat on a little kid. It’s not only a practical gift when your kids will need a hat for the winter anyways but it’s stinkin cute.
I can’t get enough of this adorable Blueberry Hill Percy Dot hand knit beanie.
7. Unicorn Worry Animal
I am mama to a sensitive little soul and am learning how to help Millie communicate her feelings and worries.
I love this Worry Animal where children can write down their worries and put them in the zip up pouch to be gobbled up. It’s a tangible way for children to share their feelings and help them de-stress.
8. Little Larch Playdough
The easiest way for me to sip my coffee while it’s still warm is to give the kids playdough.
Keeping with the theme of open-ended play, playdough is another tool in the toolbox that kids can build on using their motor skills and imagination.
I love Little Larch playdough because it is made without the use of synthetic dyes, is coloured with plant-based dyes like beetroot, and is lightly scented with essential oils.
In also keeping with the theme of toys that aren’t a complete eye sore, the glass jars Little Larch playdough comes in are beautiful and eco-conscious.
With you purchase, a percentage of all proceeds is donated to One Tree Planted to assist with global reforestation.