Non-Toy Gifts that Kids Will Actually Love!
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If your house is overflowing with toys and the thought of adding more makes you cringe, this is for you. Here is my list of non-toy gifts that kids will actually love.
What I love about subscription boxes is that they deliver a surprise to your door every month (or every few months, depending on the box). These are also great options for long-distance grandparents and other relatives.
Green Kid Crafts
Monthly subscription of fun, creative and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Get free shipping on all subscription boxes with this link.
Little Passports allows kids to virtually travel the world with monthly packages featuring a new global destination or US state. There are subscriptions for almost any age:
- Early Explorers (ages 3-5)
- World Edition (ages 6-10)
- USA Edition (ages 7-12)
Today is the last day for holiday shipping (though you could still give the gift with a cute certificate to indicate what to expect). You can also save 15% on any subscription with code: JOY with this link.
A monthly mission to learn about wildlife and nature. Take care of 2 gifts with this awesome offer using this link: Buy 1 month, get the next month free. Use code GET1.
Bookroo delivers a monthly box of individually gift-wrapped children’s books to keep. This is a great way to develop a love of reading in children and to build up their library.
Magic School Bus Science Club
The Magic School Bus Science Club is perfect for the curious-minded. It’s a monthly subscription of science experiments! These award-winning kits were developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators. Children will explore science through experiments that will spark an interest and curiosity in science.
Other Awesome Gifts:
ArtBot by KitHub
We got these play scarves for our daughter this year. They are great for imaginative play. Kids can use them as capes, headbands, playscapes, rivers, and anything they can imagine. If you want to simplify the toys in your home, these are a great start.
We were struggling to think of another gift for our 2-year-old because she already has plenty of toys that were her big brother’s. My husband found these fish pop molds, and they are perfect. Both kids will love them, and the serving sizes are appropriate for their ages.
If you’ve never experienced kinetic sand, you need to. It’s a great sensory experience and I enjoy playing with it with the kids. We made “cookies” with it the other day. It’s also easier to clean up than regular sand. There are lots of different colors available, too.
Books are always a great idea. Here are some of my favorite children’s books with positive messages.
Fun Bathrobe or Pajamas
My kids are always fascinated when they see fruits and vegetables that grow in our garden, and they love to eat them. This root viewer kit lets kids watch the process of growing from seed to plant.
We just received our Venice Lounger from Brentwood Home, and my son spent all evening with it. He asked to be alone after I opened it and put the cover on it. Use code OURHOME for a 10% Brentwood Home Coupon.
Local Memberships and Activities:
- Children’s museum membership
- Zoo membership/passes
- Local classes (gymnastics, soccer, music, etc.)
- Obstacle course
What are some non-toy gifts for kids you’ve given or received?
Need more gift inspiration?