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Since you clicked on this post, I assume you’re sick of it too. You’re tired of buying your kids toys that they play with for a week (tops) before disappearing into the ever growing toy box in their room. I definitively feel your pain! That’s why this Christmas we are doing things a little different around our house.
This list of non-toy gifts for kids is the result of my search for more meaningful Christmas gifts for my daughter. I scoured the internet to find the best non-toy gifts that our kids will actually use and enjoy! Doesn’t that sound nice?
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Because this is a frugal living blog (saving money is kinda my thing), every gift idea on this non-toy gift guide is priced under $50. Woohoo for saving money!
If you need help coming up with a Christmas budget, I can help with that too! Check out this post: Christmas on a Budget: How to Have a Merry, Debt-Free Christmas!
Okay, moving on to the super awesome non-toy gift guide for kids…
Creative Non-Toy Gifts for Kids
Craft kits are a great way to get kids to focus on a project and unleash their creative side! There are so many awesome craft kits on Amazon – below is just a few, highly-rated favorites. There are kits for almost anything your child would like to create.
Take a look at these:
Imagination Non-Toy Gifts For Kids (+ coupon code!)
From knights and superheros to princesses and fairies, Little Adventures has the cutest dress up clothes for kids! Everything is beautifully made and very affordable too. Kids love to play dress up, and this is a great way to encourage them to use their active, amazing, imaginations!
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Learning Gifts for Kids
Whether you’re child is 3 or 13, Little Passports has the coolest educational kits for your kid! With this themed, educational subscription service, your child will receive a new box every month (you can cancel at anytime).
Below are a few of my personal favorites; The Weather Lab Kit, World Explorers Kit, Science Expeditions Kit, and the Early Explorers Kit for Preschoolers.
Personalized Non-Toy Gifts for Kids
Your kids will be ecstatic when they rip off the wrapping paper and see their own name on a book or puzzle! Frecklebox specializes in personalized gifts for kids, and they have some pretty neat stuff! Below is just a few of the cool, personalized gifts they offer.
Experience Gifts for Kids
Experience gifts are some of the best gifts in my opinion. You can always get more stuff, but you can’t always spend more time with the people you love. Here are a few ideas if you’re considering giving an experience gift to your kids.
Whether it’s for the science center, children’s museum, or other fun place, a yearly membership makes a great non-toy gift for kids. It’s something the whole family can enjoy all year long!
Family Vacations or a Camping Trip
Purchase a new sleeping bag or something special for a family vacation to wrap up and place under the tree. When your child opens their gift, you can surprise them with a super fun family trip too! My family loves to go camping – it’s a cheap way to get out of town and have fun together!
Special Day With Mom or Dad
Make a gift certificate for your child entitling them to a special day out with mom or dad. You can include a list of fun things your child can choose to do on their special day as well.
Tickets to a Show
Get tickets to a live performance you know your child will love like Disney on Ice or a music concert.
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Finding gifts for your kids that they will actually play with can be tough. I hope this non-toy gift guide for kids helps you find the perfect presents for your children this Christmas!