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Still looking for that perfect gift choice for one of your little (or big) people?
To help you in the search, I’ve compiled a list of gifts from Amazon that inspire the imagination. Many of these we’ve enjoyed in our own home–other ideas came from those of you on Facebook who mentioned what you’re choosing for your children this year.
I’ve put these in order by price, so that no matter your budget you can find something that suits you. I’ve also mentioned an age range so you can get a feel for which would be right for your kids.
Prices can fluctuate slightly on Amazon, but these amounts were accurate (based on Amazon Prime) as of when I finished the post. And if you’ve completed your shopping already, consider starting a “Wish List” with any items that strike your fancy–make your gift giving in the future even easier!
Age Range: 4 and up
Create your own tiny tales with three hard cover blank books, markers and sticker accents. The 12 page books measure 4″X5″. Add Photos, original works of art and your own captions.
Age Range: 8 and up (Pair this book with a starter sewing kit for a sweet gift package!)
Featuring 21 projects for young hand sewers, Sewing School allows kids to create fabric masterpieces including items that children can hug (pillows, doll, blanket), hold (wallet, tote, drawstring pouch), give as gifts (coasters, glasses case, pot holder), and wear (sleep mask, hat, cuffs).
Age Range: 8 – 15 years
Observe and record the weather with your own multi-functional weather station. The kit features a wind vane, an anemometer, a thermometer and a rain gauge. Also experiment with the greenhouse effect and create a terrarium in a bottle.
Age Range: 6 and up (Trishna loves this set she received last year.)
This deluxe art set includes 24 color pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, 2 paint brushes, 2 drawing pencils, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser and sanding blocks.
Age Range: 5 and up
This telescope is made from brass and comes with a leather handle. The scope extends to a full 6″ and can retract to fit into its own ornate box. The magnification is approximately 3x.
Age Range: 8 years and up
Turn a metal can into a walking, wobbling, bog-eyed robot or robotic monster that can move. Recycle a tin can into a great toy for exploration and learning.
Age Range: 7 and up
This 521 Piece Building Set has all the pieces to build anything you can imagine: planes, trucks, animals, and more. The step-by-step building instructions gives creators ages 7+ ideas about what they can construct.
Age Range: 8 and up
The Apollo Precision Tools 39-piece pink tool set is heat treated and chrome plated to resist corrosion. It contains the tools needed for most small repairs around the house. (Multiple colors to choose from!)
Age Range: 9 and up
Three pens, each with a different nib grade, and a generous assortment of ink colors allow for multiple colors on the same project without cleaning the pen. A step-by-step instruction booklet is included, meaning you can become a calligrapher in four easy steps.
Age Range: 3 and up (Trishna still plays with hers sometimes!)
Designed for children ages three and up, the tea set is made from recycled milk jugs, is FDA approved to eat and drink from, and does not contain BPA, phthalates, or lead paint.
Age Range: 3 and up (Another long-lasting toy in our home!)
The Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register is the perfect addition to any pretend store—no batteries required. Encourage beginning math and calculator skills while providing lots of opportunities for imaginative play.
Age Range: 8-15 years
Since it was first introduced in 1965, Spirograph has made it possible for aspiring artists of all ages to create beautifully intricate designs. The distinctive wheels and rings cleverly combine the principles of art and mathematics in a way that has inspired and delighted generations.
Age Range: 7-10 years
A deluxe Boxcar bookcase that contains 12 titles – The Boxcar Children® Mysteries #1 through #12. Also included are Boxcar activities, poster, and accordion bookmark with title checklist. The bookcase can expand to hold up to 32 books.
Age Range: 3 and up (My boys adore Bruder trucks and still play with them daily; ours have lasted for years. And I appreciate that they have no annoying noises–purely powered by imagination.)
This rugged winter service vehicle has a plow blade that can be raised, lowered and angled to direct the snow to either side. The container in the back can be opened and filled with sand, which is then dispensed behind the truck. Made in Germany.
Age Range: 8-15 years (These have seen a lot of use in our home!)
Snap Circuits makes learning electronics easy and fun. Just follow the colorful pictures in the manual and build projects such as AM radios; burglar alarms; doorbells and much more.
Age Range: 4 and up
The Lincoln Logs Classic Edition Tin gives kids raw materials to help them develop their creativity and motor skills. Invented more than nine decades ago, these wooden building sets have a rich history of inspiring and entertaining children.
Enjoy! And let us know: What other imaginative presents will make it under your tree this year?