Not quite finished with your holiday shopping for the kids yet?
Never fear, I’ve got you covered! This list of 20 inspiring gifts from Amazon will help you out whether you have toddlers, teens, or some age in between–so make sure you check out the whole list here.
I’ve tried as much as possible to put these in order by price, but I haven’t actually listed the amount since costs fluctuate on Amazon. Just click over to find the current rate. You still have several days left to order and receive your packages in time for Christmas!
If you’ve completed your shopping already, treat yourself to a cookie. You deserve it! Add these ideas to a wishlist for next year and you’ll be ahead of the game when the time comes.
Age Range: 9 years and up
I spent many happy hours as a tween cross-stitching so I love the look of these kits!
Perfect for beginners, there are over a dozen designs to choose from. Just keep in mind that some of them are 3 inches while others are six–the small ones would make great stocking stuffers.
Age Range: 8-15 years
Turn soda cans into a robot, a plastic bottle into a water worthy boat and your old scratched CDs into a solar powered racer.
And this Recycler Kit is powered completely by natural light–no batteries needed.
Age Range: 3 years and up
The best part of dominoes is always watching them fall, and now even your preschooler can have the fun of creating shapes, colors, and patterns with these!
Age Range: 3-8 years
Pig Will and Pig Won’t are on a mission to eat the food on Picnic Island! Try to make it there before they devour it all.
With this game you compete as a team, not against each other (i.e. perfect for littles!).
Age Range: 6 years and up
ZOOB is not like any other building set – the pieces include gears, axels and joints that snap, click, and pop together.
With rotating, spinning and extendable parts you can actually design a toy to play with, instead of just building something to look at.
Age Range: 7 years-teen
I stumbled upon these when one of my tweens mentioned wanting to create their own board game.
Kit includes a blank 18 x 18 quad fold game board, blank cards, pawns, dice, a blank spinner and fake game money. Fun!
Age Range: 2-5 years
Made of sturdy cardboard, this castle is all set for imaginative play! Doubling as both a playhouse and a craft, you can decorate it with paint, markers, crayons, pencils, and stickers before settling in.
There are also two other house designs to choose from.
Age Range: 6-15 years
National Geographic brings you the best variety of geodes from around the globe. This earth science kit includes ten high-quality crystal filled geodes, safety goggles, display stands, and a full-color learning guide.
Age Range: 3-16 years
If you have children who enjoy coloring, writing, or journaling, they will also enjoy these homeschooling journals. One of these will be making an appearance under our tree for a certain someone this year, and there are dozens to choose from!
For a shorter and cheaper option, we love these journals with built-in prompts, too.
Age Range: 10 years and up
With Bloxels, you can build your video games with a mix of physical and digital tools. First, use the enclosed physical board to create your characters and “worlds” in which they live.
Then use the free Bloxels Builder app to recreate your world in a digital format! Wow, incredible.
Age Range: 3-9 years
This bestselling Amazon easel from Melissa and Doug has a chalkboard on one side, a whiteboard on the other, and space in between that holds art paper (purchased separately).
Age Range: 8-14 years
Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit.
Assemble ten models including a bulldozer, crane, robotic arm, and more, then design your own remote control creations!
Age Range: 9 years-teen
Ukuleles seems to be the instrument to get started with these days, and this bestselling kit makes it easy to do so.
It includes a high-quality mahogany soprano ukulele, open gear tuners, and a carry bag.
Age Range: 9 years-teen
I’m often asked what microscope I recommend for teens, and I honestly didn’t have an option to mention until I discovered this one.
It has rave reviews, one of which is from a high school biology teacher who calls it “hands down the best microscope I’ve ever used with students.” (Check out this one for littles.)
Age Range: 4-10 years
I’m a total sucker for wooden marble runs, and this one is the cream of the crop, providing a great mix of spins, drops, seesaws, and speed. All sets are crafted with heirloom quality birch and rubber wood.
Age Range: 3 years and up
These bestselling wooden kitchens come in a wide range of colors and are ready to inspire hours of imaginative play. Refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher doors all open and close.
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