When my husband and I sat down a few weeks ago to search for gift ideas for our kids, we made a point to buy presents that they’d actually use and hopefully keep them busy, but we also included some items that they didn’t ask for but we’re sure they’ll love anyway.
Whether you’re shopping for your own kids, nieces and nephews, or a Godchild, they probably already have their own gift wish lists. Although toys, books, gift cards and cash are easy options, if you’re looking for unique gifts for kids, and something that will really wow them, I’ve got you covered. These gifts are for girls and boys, and include options for all ages and price points.
2. FAT BRAIN TOYS TEETER POPPER
Winner of The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)’s Best Toys for Kids Awards 2014, the Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper improves your kid’s core strength and stability, balance and coordination and will keep him active for hours. $38.98.
1. KIDS COOK REAL FOOD COURSE
The Kids Cook Real Food video course for families is hands down one of the most unique gifts for kids. The course teaches kids over 30 basic kitchen skills, builds their self-esteem and confidence and gives you easy recipes you can make at home. $49.95-$495.
3. NIKE ADVENTURE CLUB
Let’s face it: kids grow quickly and if they’re active, they need sneakers all the time. The Nike Adventure Club is a subscription-based service that delivers a new pair of Nike or Converse sneakers to their door along with activities to inspire them to get moving. You can choose from 30-, 60- or 90-day options and used sneakers will be donated or recycled. Starting at $20/month.
4. KIDS’ YETI TRACKER SNOWSHOE PACKAGE
Whether you have a snow day or are hitting the slopes, keeping your kids active during the winter is important. The Kids’ Yeti Tracker Snowshoe Package is the perfect present for the cold and includes snowshoes, aluminum poles and a durable snowshoe bag and is suitable for kids size 10 youth to kids’ size 4. $99.95.
5. LITTLE TREASURES’ FRUIT & VEGETABLES PLAY KITCHEN FOOD
Whether you have picky eaters or little foodies, this Little Treasures Fruit and Vegetables Play Kitchen Food is the perfect way to teach little ones about healthy eating. With 16 fruit and vegetable plastic play foods that can be “sliced” and then pressed back together, 2 safe, play knives and cutting boards, and a carrying pouch, kids will be inspired to prepare and eat healthy meals. $14.99.
6. SLACKERS NINJALINE 36′ INTRO KIT
If you have kids who need to burn off energy or you just want your kids to get outside more, the Slackers NinjaLine 36′ Intro Kit is one of the best unique gifts for kids. For kids 6 and up, the kit has seven obstacles including rope knows, monkey bar holds and gymnastics rings. Hook it up between two healthy trees or polls, and it’s guaranteed to be hours of fun (and fitness) for kids. $89.97.
7. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR COOKING ESSENTIALS SET
There are so many benefits of cooking with your kids and sometimes all it takes to get them in the kitchen is some cool gear. This MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set includes an apron, cutting board, mixing bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoon, spatula, spoon and tongs, as well as 3 unique recipe cards to try. $39.99.
8. JUMP2IT KIDS PORTABLE 2 PERSON MINI TRAMPOLINE
What kid doesn’t love to jump? With the Jump2It Kids Portable 2 Person Mini Trampoline, two kids can enjoy hours of indoor fun and activity—great for when it’s too cold to go outside. The trampoline features a durable, safe construction and a sturdy, foam coated and adjustable handlebar that grows with your kids. $96.66.
9. WOWMAZING GIANT BUBBLE WANDS KIT
With its 2-handed design, the WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Kit creates long, giant bubbles that will keep your kid moving and engaged all afternoon. The set includes a giant bubble maker, a pouch of WOWmazing bubble concentrate, and a booklet of tips and tricks. $14.95.
10. BORN TOYS GARDENING SET
Want to get your kids excited about healthy eating? Plant a garden together. The Born Toys Gardening Set comes complete with gardening tools, an apron, hat, gloves, spray bottle and bag. $25.95.