Monday, November 24, 2014

A Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Gift Ideas for Kids

As I am organizing my Christmas shopping list this year I thought I would share a few gift ideas in case any of you need some inspiration.*

Ideas for Girls

My daughter bought this guitar for herself with her birthday money and she plays with it every day.  They also make a keyboard that I am considering getting her for Christmas.

Dream Dazzler Stylin' Guitar

I do NOT recommend a microphone.  Also bought with her birthday money.  Do yourself a favor and avoid the noise amplifier!  She loves it.  I do not.

First Act Disney Frozen Microphone and Amp

This Ever After High doll is on the top of my daughter's wish list this year.  She loves the TV show and her favorite character is Lizzie Hearts.

Ever After High Lizzie Hearts Doll

Even better.  How about a doll that teaches her something?

Goldie Blox Action Figure with Zipline

Ideas for Boys

Lego and Minecraft together in one toy.  Winning!

LEGO Minecraft The Village 21105

The only game that gets played as much as Minecraft in this house is Little Big Planet 2.  Little Big Planet 3 just came out.  It just might make it's way under our Christmas tree.

Little Big Planet 3 - PlayStation 3

I'm telling you, you really can't go wrong with Lego!  Add in some superheros.  More winning!  My kids have not found a Lego game they don't love.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Xbox 360

My son decided he wanted to learn chess so we got him this version.  The pieces have a guide on the back to show how they move.  Pretty cool.

Chess Teacher

Ideas for Both

The kids saw this kit at the grocery store the other day and asked for it.  I thought it would make a good little project during the Christmas season.  A little reminder that Christmas doesn't end on Christmas day.

Every year my sister in law buys everyone ornaments for Christmas.  She chooses something for each of the kids that they really love that year.  It's so great looking back at the previous years ornaments seeing what they have enjoyed through the years.

Olaf Disney Frozen 2014 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

What kind of homeschooler would I be if my kids didn't get educational toys for Christmas?

SmartLab Toys Science Lab

Don't have a game system?  Check out this game.  It just plugs right into the TV.  You can also get extra figures to use with it.  We have been fans of the plug and play style games because you can take them with you when you travel and use them anywhere.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hero Portal Game

On Christmas Eve we like to let the kids open one present.  It's always pajamas.  Then they get to wear them that night.  Mainly because I want cute pictures on Christmas morning and I know we will be opening gifts in pajamas.  This year I'm hoping to do superhero "feety" pajamas!

DC Comics Boys Batman Footed Blanket Sleeper Pajama

Ideas for Baby

We got these "guys" for Mr. Cool for his birthday and he seems to be a big fan.

Fisher Price Little People DC Super Friends Exclusive Figure Pack of 7

How about a real life super hero?

St. Nicholas Collectible Vinyl Figure

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Cute socks are always a winner.  Kids never seem to have enough socks!

Jefferies Socks Little Girls'  Ruffle Christmas Socks 2 Pair Pack, Candy Cane/Dot, Small

Another thing my daughter bought with her birthday money was this mini Simon game.  Perfect size for a stocking.

Simon Electronic Carabiner Hand Held Game

I usually put some candy in the stockings and it has kind of become a tradition to put a Christmas Tree Cake in each stocking.

Christmas Tree Cakes

Alright, I'll stop now.  I could probably go on and on but I'm trying not to get too carried away this Christmas.  Less is more.

What are your kids getting this year?  Tell me what I've missed!

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