Gift Guide for Kids 2018
I know it is early, but I am starting to think about my Christmas shopping. In the past, I have made pretty extensive gift idea lists of things my kids love or have loved. I didn’t have time to make that kind of list this year, but you can definitely check out past lists for so many more ideas divided by category. A lot of the ideas from previous years we still use often. I also have some ideas for non-toy gift ideas.
All of that being said, my kids have really been loving some things around here lately and I thought I would share just a short list of what we have been loving and what my kids are getting for Christmas this year, which includes even electronics and music instruments as this guitar for 2 years old so a little kid can learn to play an instrument too!
We bought this game at the beach this summer and have played it constantly since then. The goal of the game is to get rid of all your picture cards by being the first person to put it on top of the description card in the middle of the table.
It is fast moving and I love that it is a game the whole family can play because it uses picture cards. It is rare we find a game that the whole family can play together and even the adults enjoy the game.
My 5- year old got this game for his birthday and we all really like playing it. I actually keep it in my purse and we often play it in restaurants or when we have to wait somewhere. The basic concept is to quickly memorize the picture tokens loaded in your shaker paddle. Then turn over the paddle, give it a shake to mix things up, and secretly remove one token. After you’ve removed one of the tokens, flip the shaker back over and race to identify which token is missing! You can make the game easier or harder just by adding more or fewer tokens. It is another game our whole family enjoys.
We have had a Fort Magic set for 2 years now and my kids still use it almost daily. They build everything from forts, to soccer nets, to crutches. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of this set. In 2 years not one piece has broken, and that is saying something in our house. It also is very sturdy and stays together well when the kids are building. We just bought some cheap sheets to use with the kit and that has worked out really well for us.
My son has been talking about wanting a GoPro for months, but that is just not in my price range for his Christmas gift. I found this kids action camera that also has a strap to attach to his bike or helmet and is also waterproof. He loves nothing more than filming his adventures!
This is a really fun indoor game, that all my kids can play together. You toss the Boochie target and then everyone tries to get their balls and rings closest. You may have to toss between your legs, behind your back, or even with your eyes closed! The player with the most points wins.
A crash pad is basically foam pieces inside a big bag. They can run and jump on to it, fall, flip, whatever. I got a 5×5 crash pad without a cover and have been very happy with it. If you are looking for a good way for your kids to get their energy out this is a great option if you have the space for it. My kids also lay on it to read or just hang out.
We got this set a few years ago and it is still a lot of fun. It is such a simple concept, see how fast you can stack and unstack your cups. My kids spend a lot of time trying to beat their own times or trying to beat my time. If you look for it on Amazon you will see cheaper sets without a timer, trust me when I say you want the timer! I think the timer is the only reason we like it so much.
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