Holiday Gifts for the Little Ones in Your Life
As one who likes to thoroughly research before my purchases, I thought I would share a list of items I think would make great gifts for the all the little boys and girls in your life. There are items at multiple price points that should spark the nerdy or geeky mind in little brains. And you may even want to join in on the fun. Most of these target elementary age kids. There are so many options out there these days, I tried to list what my kids have had first hand experience with.
Magnatiles -Just like the name, magnet tiles, that kids love to build with.
Lego Boost -A Lego Robot that teaches coding.
Lego Minecraft The Crafting Box - A free build kit, just like in game. There are also many other Lego Minecraft kits.
*Legos specific to their favorite characters
Laser Maze - A brainy little board game.
Snap Circuits - Perfect for the little electrical engineer in your life
Osmo -A learning game that uses a tablet. So many possibilities (and kits), but a high price tag.
Sphero- Another fun robot if a bit pricey.
Nerf Guns- Because we all need a little adrenaline rush, but, please, wear eye protection.
Mip- A fun little beginner robot.
Jenga - A classic is always a winner.
Rubik's Cube - Makes a good stocking stuffer and is a good toy for when you go out to dinner.
Gobblet Gobblers Tic Tac Toe- Seriously, this game is hard.
Slime Creating Kits- Kids love the farting sounds.
Anki Overdrive- Race cars at a whole new level plus various expansion kits.
Little Live Pets -These are very impressive little stuffed animals, and have several varieties to choose from.
Fujifilm Instax Mini- A little Polaroid for little hands.
S’Quarrels- A card game that is basically all card games in one. So much fun! Another great stocking stuffer.
Suspend Family Game -A fun balancing game.
Rush Hour Logic Game -A puzzling challenge game.
A book of mazes and/or dot to dot - Always great for travel and quiet time.
Pokemon Cards-I don’t know why they love them, but they do. Bonus: makes a good stocking stuffer.
Origami or Paper Airplanes folding book with paper -My son spent an entire summer doing this.
Kano Computer Kit- A build your own computer and learn to code kit. (Monitor not included.)
Nerf Lazer Tag Guns- Two guns are good, but four is better. If you can get the whole family involved, only fun ensues.
Checkers and Chess and Backgammon -The classics are always a good idea.
Play Doh - Another great stocking stuffer, and oh so many characters or imaginary play available.
Variety of Crayola Color Wonders -Lots of kits and themes for the budding artist in your life.
Rock Painting Kit -The new trend that kids love. They enjoy both making and finding these.
Shrinky Dinks -Lots of kits and themes for a young creative soul. Just don’t burn them.