Christmas shopping for kids has never been more difficult. There are so many choices today that it can be overwhelming trying to find something meaningful and personal that the child will love as much as you do. With that in mind allow us to make some suggestions.
1. A Personalized Book
There are number of venders that custom print books with your child’s name added into the story. There’s nothing more special than watching their eyes light up when they hear their name during story time. One book in particular that we love, published by Wonderbly is called, “The Little Boy (or Girl) Who Lost Their Name.” Your child is the hero of the story, who sets off on a unique quest to find the lost letters of their name.
2. A Subscription Box
Kids love getting mail. With a subscription box they’ll get fun, interesting, and educational projects delivered to them each and every month. The excitement will be palpable when their package comes each month.
One of our favorite subscription services comes from KiwiCo. They have boxes, which they call “crates” for every age range and interest. A few examples include their Kiwi Crate for kids ages 5-8 which features intriguing science and art projects, their Atlas Crate which features geography and culture projects for 6 to 11 year olds and their Eureka Crate for “kids” ages 14 to 104 which teaches them about engineering and design.
3. Children’s Custom Art
You can personalize a child’s room with custom artwork featuring their names. It’s a great way to give them something that defines their space. That says to the world, “this is my room”, in a way that’s uniquely theirs. And it looks good on their wall, too.
4. A Chair Just For Them
Kids are small humans. They like things sized to fit them. It makes them feel special because it feels designed just for them. So give them a comfy, personalized, kid-sized chair. They’ll love lounging in it, reading a book or maybe grabbing some floor space for family movie night. They’re lightweight, making it easy for your kids to drag them around wherever they go. And they come in a bunch of different styles, color and patterns so you’re sure to find one that matches their rooms.
5. A Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit
These kits allow children to grow their own butterflies. They’ll care for the included caterpillars, feeding them and misting them with water. It’s a great way for kids to learn responsibility and experience nature. In the end the caterpillars will build their chrysalises inside the included enclosure and transform into beautiful butterflies your kids can observe and then release into the wild. There are also tadpole to frog kits, carnivorous plant kits, and more. Any one would be a great exploration into the natural world.
6. A Growth Chart
Growth charts are a classic kid’s room decoration and we’ve always loved them. They’re functional and they show off your child’s personality. There are designs to match any interest. It’s so much fun charting your kid’s growth as they get older. It’s a moment you get to spend together and it feels really important to your kid. And when your child is all grown his or her growth chart will be a keepsake you’ll always treasure.