A Dinosaur-Head Lunch Box and 21 Other Awesome Gifts for Kids

A Dinosaur-Head Lunch Box and 21 Other Awesome Gifts for Kids

By Samantha Daly
Nurture your nibling or godchild’s creative streak with these picks that will pique their curiosity.

They’re fun, educational, and—importantly for the adults in the room—don’t make noise. Here are our gift ideas that’ll engross kids from the moment of unwrapping.

Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.

Lékué Ultimate Popcorn Making Kit
Movie night, anyone? Take your kiddos on a trip around the world with this cultural popcorn kit. It’s got a reusable, pop-it-in-the-microwave popcorn maker, an icing pen with two nozzles for decorating, plus four fold-up containers for that freshly-popped goodness.
Clixo Crew Pack
Whatever the Itsy can do, the Crew can do too, and so much more! With 28 pieces in 7 unique shapes, and 2 spinners, this fun pack has even more possibilities than the Itsy, enabling kids to bring bigger, bolder ideas to life. Made for kids and kids at heart age 4+. Choose from 3 different color...
Areaware Blockitecture
Build the world you want to see with Blockitecture®, a set of architectural building blocks by designer James Paulius. Cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings. Recommended for Ages 6 and up....
The Great Spruce
Together with his grandpa, a young boy finds a way to save his favorite tree in this heartwarming Christmas tale. Alec loves to climb trees—the little apple trees, the wide willow trees, even the tall locust trees.
Hedley & Bennett The Kids Apron
Big on features, small in size, the Kids Apron has everything you’ve come to expect from H&B: the same attention to detail and obsessive craftsmanship as our grown-up aprons, but scaled down into three different sizes for children as young as 2 and as old as 12. The next time your kid begs for...
Areaware Moon Chalk
Push, pull, rotate and roll on any chalk friendly surface to create murals and sidewalk doodles. Render shooting stars, lunar landscapes and starry nights from dots lines and curves.
GLOPLAY Starry Night Glow in the Dark Wall Stickers
A whole galaxy of glow-in-the-dark stickers keep shining for more than five hours, so even if kids wake up at midnight, they'll have stars to guide their way.
Easy Peasy: Gardening for Kids
An introduction to easy gardening so you can grow everywhere and anywhere. Whether you live in the city or the countryside, there are plenty of places you can plant and grow. For a new generation of green fingers there are different ways to bring nature into the home.
Suck UK Dinosaur Case
Store all your roar-some essentials and let your dino obsessed child’s imagination run riot with this multipurpose Jurassic themed storage container/ lunchbox.
Areaware Little Puzzle Thing
Little puzzle thing® jigsaws are miniature puzzles that can be completed in twenty minutes or less. Reward your mind with some off-screen time. Each series is a timed edition, printed in limited quantities. Act fast before they get eaten up....
This Book Is a Planetarium: And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions
Never has humble paper had such radical ambitions.  Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a...
Tender Leaf Toys Life on Mars Set
Reach for the stars with this Life on Mars Set. Mini astronauts will love this realistic space station with its communication towers, astronauts and UFOs. This set can create interest for astrology and science, as well as endless fun and creative role play.
Tegu 42-Piece Set
Brothers Chris and Will Haughey made the decision to plant their company headquarters outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras to positively impact the local community.
Bright Games Chess & Checkers
A fresh, colorful take on the classic games of chess and checkers!  Includes a rainbow game board and wooden reversible game pieces. Comes in a deluxe rainbow tin—perfect for gifting.
Great Outdoors Playing Cards
These deluxe playing cards bring the beauty of the great outdoors to your fingertips.
The Big Book of the Blue
Following the wild success of The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, The Big Book of the Blue is the third installment in Yuval Zommer’s beloved series.
Petitfelts DIY Felted Animal & Plant Kits
Animal, vegetable, felt.  Make this afternoon a craft-ernoon with a felting kit that makes an adorable creation.
Tender Leaf Toys Forest Table and Chairs
A stylish plywood table with a hidden compartment under a chalkboard central panel. Includes 2 plywood chairs, a rabbit and a bear. For ages: 3+ years.
Arckit Little Architect
Pastel components bring kid-friendly appeal to a STEAM-focused model kit that gives your youngster hands-on experience creating skyscrapers, roads and parks.
Plants Rock Cactus Grow Kit
Cultivate a classic cactus with this clever kit, crafted to evoke nature. Each plantable, handmade ceramic rock container arrives in either gray or dark gray and contains cactus seeds, potting mix, and growing instructions.
Areaware Wooden Crocodile Toy Set
A pile o’ crocodiles.  Kiddos will get a kick out of these cute crocs that pile and stack like acrobats. Use the notches on their backs to build a tower as high as you can, or watch how their mouths hold their friends up by their tails.
KiwiCo Subscription Crate
Developmentally appropriate projects, designed specifically for your child's age & stage. High-quality materials and kid-friendly instructions and ideas for tinkering.

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