Unique Gift Ideas for Kids

This post is geared toward younger kids, there’s a post for Tweens and Teens HERE!

Finding unique gifts for the kids in our life is hard! The commercialism of Christmas and all the commercials make it hard to stray away from those “must have” items every year. I would encourage you to think outside the box for the kids on your list this year and strive to find a gift that fits their personality! Maybe even include a gift that helps them grow spiritually and make an eternal impact!

First off, we love gifting experiences… maybe a vacation, membership to a local zoo or science museum, a magazine subscription, tickets to a sporting event or a concert… these are memories that last longer than your typical toy!

But of course, kids like other gifts too, so here’s some ideas…

Giving a child a book to help them grow spiritually is possibly the best gift you could ever give!

Family Christian Stores online have 20% all their kids books and some of their bestsellers are up to 50% off right now!

This is by far my favorite bible for preschool kids! It beautifully shows how the Bible fits together in a way that helps them grasp the big picture of the Bible early!
The Adventure Bible is a good starter bible for those early readers and elementary age kids!
For kids that enjoy comic books or graphic novels, this bible is a great way to get them excited about the stories of the Bible!
This devotional bible is good for kids as they begin the outgrow the kids bibles and ready for more serious bible study!

The devotional books by Sarah Young are by far our favorite devotionals, they are good for all ages and a great way to start your day at breakfast or in car line at school!

There is Jesus Calling & Jesus Today, both EXCELLENT!

Here’s some great options as well for Girls:
This Mother Daughter Devo book was one of the favorites when my daughter was in the 8-10 year old range. It was great to start life lesson conversations.
90 Day “Whatever is Lovely” Devotional Book is designed for 8-10 year old girls
These Veggie Tales Devotional Books are for younger girls to begin to build a quiet time into their lives!
Brave Girls Devotionals is geared toward the 7-9 year old crowd!
Here’s some great options as well for Boys:
This One Year Devotional Book has been one of my son’s favorite ones! It always brings great bedtime conversations!
One Year Devotions for Active Boys is for boys ages 8-11.
These Veggie Tales Devotional Books are for younger boys to begin to build a quiet time into their lives!
This 365 Days to Knowing God book is geared toward boys 8-10 years old!
Amazon has a Handmade for Kids section that has some unique ideas for Kids of All Ages! Definitely worth checking out!

Melissa and Doug
Melissa & Doug toys have always been some of our favorites!

This Wooden Single Serve Coffee Maker is so cute, I’m a little obsessed with how cute it is!

Here’s a few more of our Melissa & Doug favorites:

This little BBQ set is always a hit!
This puzzle was a favorite of my kids and it’s how they learned their animal sounds!
These On the Go Pads are great for toddlers who need activities to keep those little hands busy.

These wooden play food sets were favorites in our play kitchen days!

Don’t miss their sales this holiday season:


HearthSong has lots of unique gifts. They specialize in high quality toys that you can’t find in your typical toy store!

This impressive fort system is put together with velcro and looks super cool!
These chalk templates take sidewalk art to a whole new level!

Don’t miss their deals this holiday season:

Magic Cabin

Magic Cabin is known for their “throwback” toys that whisper of the old wooden and felt treasures of a day gone by. If you are looking for something timeless, look no further!

This tree fort is perfect for little fairies or creatures to play!
They have lots of super cute felt playsets for boys and girls!
They have many cool domino sets.
For the Little Builder in Your Life:
This is a great gift idea from Things Remembered. It can be personalized which makes it extra special! There is also a Fire Truck version.
These K’nex building sets are so much fun and a different option for kids that don’t love Legos.
These magnetic shape builders were one of the favorites for my kids!
We actually have several different types of marble building kits. They are always a hit when friends come over!
For the Story Lover in Your Life:

Adventures in Odyssey is a fun series of CD’s to use on road trips or at night for bedtime stories. They teach great values and

If you are just getting started with these, this is a good one to start with.

These 5 Minute Story Books are magical for parents that are low on energy come bedtime! They have one that fits most any kid out there.

Amazon has them on sale for under $10 right now and they are currently running a $5 off any book purchase of $15 or more with the code GIFTBOOK, which makes these an even greater deal!!

They have so many options… Disney Princess, Disney Jr., Fancy NancyMarvelBarbieBerenstain BearsThomas the TrainDaniel TigerNick Jr.  Star WarsCurious George and many more!!


For the Ocean Lover in Your Life:
This is a great game that encourages kids to learn about ocean life!
This 6 in 1 Ocean Building Kit is a fun way for kids who love the ocean and love to build to incorporate both!
This Animal Planet Ocean Exploration Kit is also a great set for kids who love to build!
This is a great option for the youngest ocean lovers!
  • Do you have a mermaid loving girl in your life? These blankets are all the rage right now and so comfy! They come in all colors and sizes for smaller girls and older ones.
For the Science Lover in Your Life:
This science kit will impress the wizard lovers in your life!
This is a great way for kids to learn how things grow and it’s glows in the dark!!
These cool Star Wars Science Kits are a hit with all ages…
Microscopes provide hours of fun as kids find things to examine and study!
This is by far my son’s FAVORITE toy… he pulls it out at least once a week to explore a new combination! He has learned so much about how circuits work by using this… great for minds who love to figure out how things work!
For the Lego Lover in Your Life:
This Lego Creative Box is 60% off right now!
This Lego Friends Van is on sale for $31!
This Lego Box is 40% off right now, great starter set!
Bring the magical world of Disney to your home with The Disney Castle! – OK, so this one is way too expensive, but if I still had a little girl in my house… this might be on the list of MUST HAVE’s this year and I might have to save my pennies to get it for myself… oh a girl can dream!

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