Most kids can easily create a list a mile long containing all the toys they want for Christmas. I know my kid can and already has! But, we don’t always want to get them just toys. This list of gifts for kids that aren’t toys has a few things they might not have wanted, but will end up enjoying – a whole lot.
If any of you have kids or grandkids like my little Circus, they’ve already made up their list for Santa and their parents and it’s full of toy after toy after toy. And hey, that’s alright! It is Christmas and I can’t imagine not seeing the Circus’ face light up as she gets a few toys she’s been longing for.
However, I also like to surprise the Circus with a Christmas gift or two that she didn’t ask for and that aren’t toys, but that she will enjoy just as much.
If you’re on that same page, this list of gifts for kids might have a thing or two the littles in your life would love – they just don’t know it yet!
This list is more focused on gifts for little kids, roughly ages 4-8ish. My kiddo fits in that age bracket, so it’s easier for me to come up with things that kids in that age group would enjoy. Some of these gifts could absolutely work for kids younger or older than four and eight, and of course, you’ll be the best judge for that!
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Non Toy Gifts for Kids
Gifts for Creative Kids
Have a kid on your list who loves art projects? Stock them up on cool projects and craft supplies!
Suncatcher Art Kit
It’s hard to find a kid who doesn’t love a good, fun art project. We are big fans of sun catchers around here and the Circus loves making them. This sun catcher kit has 20 different ones to complete!
Gifts for the R&R Kids
Have a kiddo who loves a good movie night? Check these ideas out for them!
101 Movies Book
This is something both parents and kids can enjoy! Besides noting each of the 101 movies to watch, this book also has a section for the kiddos to be movie critics themselves and write their own reviews.
Gifts for Kids Who Love Adventure
Have a kiddo who’s always up for adventure? These might help them out on their next one…
Gifts for the Animal Loving Kids
It’s hard to find a kid who doesn’t love animals. Here’s a couple options for them…
Zoobooks Magazine Subscription
We love our Zoobooks magazine around here! This is one of those gifts that keep giving all year long! Zoobooks has magazine subscriptions geared toward all different age brackets; you can find one that fits well for your kiddos here.
Gifts for the Super Hero Fan
Every kiddo needs a little super hero magic in their lives…
The Big Book of Bedtime Stories for Super Heroes
Send your kids off to bed ready to dream about all their super powers. The Big Book of Bedtime Stories for Super Heroes will set the scene for super dreaming!
Gifts for the Kids Who Love Drawing and Writing
For the kids who are always dreaming through words and drawings…
At Minted, you can get personalized notebooks for kids and choose to get either lined or blank paper inside the notebook. We’re getting the Circus two notebooks – one blank for drawing and one lined for writing this year. Each is personalized with her name as well. Find the Dino notebook here and the full selection of kid’s notebooks from Minted here.
When I was a kid, I had a few fancy notepads that had my name on them and I thought that was so cool. Since the Circus is learning how to write now, I thought it might be fun to get her some of her own stationery that she can write letters to family and friends on. Besides the rainbow design there are also lots of other designs to choose from here.
Black Paper Sketchbook
If you’ve got a mini-artist on your hands, then they will think this black paper sketchbook is super cool. They might never want to go back to boring white paper after using this.
Gifts for the Kids Who Love Personalization
They think it’s pretty cool when something has their name on it…
Personalized Beach Towels
Your kids won’t ever fight over beach towels again because they’ll each have their own personalized one! There are lots of different themes, animals, patterns and designs to choose from at Just So Posh. Find the whale one here.
Gifts Especially for Strong Girls
Books to teach our girls to be strong, determined and to stand for what they believe in…
This book tells the stories of 13 different American women who changed the world in some way. They range from Harriet Tubman to Sally Ride to Helen Keller just to name a few. Find the book here.
What non toy gifts will you be picking up this year?
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