Gift Ideas for Young Boys and Girls

It can be so much fun giving gifts to young children because they usually love everything! Here are some gift ideas for young boys and girls that encourage them to create, play, and use their imaginations!

Gift Ideas for Young Boys and Girls



Fingerprint Set

Creativity for Kids Finger Prints

This kit provides a different spin on finger painting! The child finger paints on the plastic sheet that’s provided and then transfers the painting to paper using a roller. (Of course the finger painting can be done as usual on paper too.) This is a fun and creative way to finger paint!


Wooden People Family

Seedling Create a Wooden People Family

This set allows your child to create his or her own “Wooden People Family.” The materials needed are in the kit, so all you have to do is supply the child with the creativity and imagination!

mealtime chalkboard placemats

Mealtime Chalkboard Placemats

These chalkboard placemats look like lots of fun! These placemats will give your child something fun and creative to do while waiting for meals (or waiting for everyone else to finish).


Hand Tatoos

Non-toxic Animal Hand Tatoos

These hand tatoos transform a child’s or adult’s hand into an animal! Whether they’re used for parties or play time, they will be lots of fun! They go on easily, come off with water, and are non-toxic. They fit any size hands (ages 3 and up).

Mr Food Face Plate

Fred and Friends Food Face, Boy

This kid-sized dinner plate inspires children to have fun with their food (and hopefully to eat more of it!). It was inspired by Dapper Dan The Magnetic Man toy–remember those? The plate is hotel-quality, food safe, and dishwasher safe.

Fred and Friends Ms Food Face

This is a full-sized dinner plate (8 1/2 inches in diameter). And like the Fred and Friends Food Face Boy above, it is hotel-quality, food safe, and dishwasher safe.

Story Cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes Complete Set: Original, Actions, & Voyages

Story Cubes are fun for all ages! You can follow the directions or play them how you like. We like to grab a few cubes, roll them, and make up a short story using every item pictures in each cube. Or we sometimes roll one cube, make up a sentence, have the next person roll the next cube and make up a sentence, and keep going to see what kind of funny, mixed-up story we end up with!

Stamp Set

Melissa & Doug Friendship Stamp Set

This stamp set comes with a sturdy wooden storage box and bright ink colors. These stamps are lots of fun and offer hours of creative playtime!


Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

Remember playing with one of these as a child? This will be lots of fun for your children (no matter their ages) and for you! This set comes with 19 wheels, 2 rings, 1 rack, spiro-putty, 3 pens, a 14-page guide book, design paper, and a carry-along storage case.

Shrinky Dinks Deluxe

Creativity for Kids Shrinky Dinks Deluxe 

If you’ve never done Shrinky Dinks, you should! My children spend hours drawing, tracing, coloring, and cutting out their Shrinky Dink creations. Then we all sit and watch through the stove window as they bake (it only takes a minute or two) and turn into small, sturdy charms, pendants, or ornaments. You can get refills of the frosted Shrinky Dink paper too, so you’ll have extra on hand. (Frosted is best if you want to use colored pencils. The clear sheets require markers.) You’ll need it! This set comes with 8 colored pencils, a sharpener, and a hole punch. Girls and boys will love this!

Photo Credit for featured image: “Little Girl with Painted Hands” by David Castillo Dominici at www.freedigitalphotos.com.

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