I’m really embracing the less is more approach when it comes to gifts for our kids this year. I’ve noticed over the years that the gifts they enjoy most are ones that spark a sense of curiosity and invite imagination. For this reason, I love gifts for kids that encourage pretend play. I also love those that are functional for everyday life, like a personal lunchbox picked just for them.
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I’m buying this kit for my own kids! They are very into projects, specifically ones that involve “throwing” clay. I love that this will allow them to make something that can be used every day and that the kids can proudly display on the coffee table. The end result would also be a nice gift for the kids to give too.
This game table is a great space-saving set that the whole family can enjoy.
We give pajamas to our kids every year and look forward to finding a great print. This pajama set is so cute and affordable.
These toy airplanes seem simple compared to all the new toys on the market but they have given my kids hours upon hours of entertainment.
This cape would make a great addition to any dress-up collection and would be used for years to come.
Dollhouses are one of those toys that have a long lifespan for kids who are into them. Collecting items for rooms over time instead of furnishing them all at once teaches so many good lessons! This living room set would be a great place to start.
This is a super simple drone that you operate by hand. It would make a great gift for a kid who’s not ready for a remote-operated option quite yet. Our kids have this and love it.
Our kids will be taking a couple of big kid trips this year and we’ve decided that luggage will be their “big” gift from mom and dad!
This lab set would make a great gift that both parent and kid can enjoy together.
These toys provide endless hours of fun (and are approved by a parent whose kids have a few already!).
I got this camera for August last year and it has easily been one of the things he plays with the most. He started to express interest in capturing moments thanks to this gift!
A beautiful book about taking care of our beautiful planet. It would be great for kids who are expressing an interest in space!
Personalized items are a big hit with my kids! I love the fun colors these lunch boxes come in.
Another item on my list of ideas for our (almost) five-year-old and six-year-old kids!
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BY Kate Arends - November 9, 2022
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.