The entire Creative QT team had WAY too much fun pulling together this list of holiday gift ideas for kids! You could call us kids at heart ... or maybe we just LOVE kid products, but we love this list of gift ideas for kids this holiday season. Whether you're seeking gifts that inspire imaginative play, to add to the LEGO collection or be an experience gift they'll love year-round ... we've got you covered!
LEGO is a hugely popular toy for children, and it has been for many years. It's ability to encourage fine motor development and imagination is fantastic. This large box of bricks leaves the designing up to the child, challenging their building and engineering skills on a daily basis.
2. Cuddle and Kind Stuffed Animal
These daring knit dolls are perfect for younger members of the family. This is a small family business that is determined to make the world a better place. For every doll they sell, they provide 10 meals to children in need. So far they have provided over 1.5 million meals to children! Plus, how cute would it look sticking out of their Stuff 'n Sit!?
These are pretty new on the market and they are guaranteed to interest kids of most ages. They are rubber parts that stick together when squeezed to be connected. Kids will love building structures, and these are great in the toy room or even in the bath!
Have you got LEGO-lovers in your house? This book full of building inspiration for LEGO's (no special sets required!) is a favorite of ours! We love this book because it encourages the whole family to collaborate and create together. Plus, it makes the perfect item to co-gift with our peel 'n stick baseplates!
Are your kids the adventurous type? This cool kit provides everything you need to witness the process of a caterpillar transitioning into a butterfly. A great way to get some fresh air and learn about nature and science.
6. Plush Donuts
We love gifts that promote role play and imagination. If you've got a sweet treat fan then they will love these cute plush donuts. Why not spend some time over the holidays turning one of the many Amazon delivery boxes into a donut shop to complete the experience!
7. Play Tea Set
Another great addition to your toy collection is a pretend tea set. Kids love making various flavor combinations and serving them up to siblings and parents. We particularly like this set by Green Toys as it is that it is made from recycled materials and is completely child-friendly. We also love the fact that they offer it in colors that will appeal to both boys and girls.
8. Zoo or Aquarium Membership
Gifts do not have to be materialistic. Creative QT owner, Adam Hinkle, reminisces that one of his favorite gifts his family received last year was a zoo membership. Hours can be spent Making Time Together, enjoying outdoors time and learning about nature.
9. Kids Teepee
There is nothing more magical than creating an imaginary world all of your own! These cute fabric teepees from Target would be ideal as a cozy reading nook or an imaginative play space they'll get lost in forever. Bonus: the standard sized Stuff 'n Sit would fit perfectly inside of it OR send them to play with their LEGO's on the variety back baseplates.
10. Magnetic Blocks
Just like building bricks, magnetic blocks are great for developing imagination, fine motor skills, and a sense of trial and error. Encouraging kids to play with new materials and not fear failure is so important. Having open-ended engineering experiences with this set of magnetic blocks will keep little and big hands busy for hours.
If you've got a little action-filled guy or gal to buy for then this VTech kid-friendly camera is for you! The functions are easy to navigate even for toddlers, and very importantly it is kid-proof in terms of being dropped, covered in apple juice, and squished with soggy goldfish. Choose from still photos or videos, and we'd recommend adding an accessory pack for additional harnesses and waterproof cases for swimming.
With the recent launch of our new Chore Sticks we are always on the look out to make doing chores Good, Clean Fun for the whole family. Providing your kids with their own role play cleaning set will instill a sense of enjoyment from a young age. Plus, they can use some of the set to actually help clean!
This is basically a spherical maze that times how long it takes you to roll a ball through a 3D labyrinth. Ideal for encouraging some independent quiet time in the afternoon, or for encouraging an epic family competition to see who is the ultimate champion!
Our final LEGO-themed gift also doubles up as a useful method for getting the kids to tidy up their own mess. Push the garbage truck along to clear small toys that stand in its path. 'Mr Dusty' will eat up, sweep up and dump out most small toys on both carpets and hardwood surfaces.
This is such a fun offering from Melissa & Doug. Their classic wooden style is so apparent in this wooden town play set. The perfect way to revamp Hot Wheels track or a wooden railroad set.
What is your favorite gift idea for kids this year?! Let us know in a comment below!
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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Creative QT® co-owner, Adam Hinkle, lovingly refers toPixel Bricks™ as 'LEGO™ glitter' because they do seem to have a way of finding their way all over the floor if not properly stored. The good news is, however, we have loads of simple and affordable ways to store them all in this one blog.