2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Cool Gifts for Kids & Teens for encouraging creativity and play.  A little something for everyone!

Need some help finding that perfect gift for kids that is super fun, yet still enriching? 

The following gifts are pre-approved by my kids as “cool”, and by parents because they aren’t made of junky plastic, involve excess screen time, or require a gazillion batteries.  Win win! 

This list is divided into two, one for younger kids and one for older kids and teens.  Drop a comment if you have any other favorite, non-techy gift ideas! 

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Younger Kids

  1.  Magna Tiles – endless possibilities for building and creating
  2. Mini Trampoline – for bouncing away all that energy!
  3. Mixed by Me Thinking Putty – it’s therapeutic and kids LOVE this stuff
  4. GoldieBlox – girl inspired engineering kits
  5. Illustory – for creating and writing their very own book!
  6. Story Cubes – encourages imagination and literacy
  7. Coggy Game – one of the hottest games this year!
  8. Brain Box – fun for adults and older kids too
  9. Design Your Own Superhero Cape – what kid doesn’t want superpowers??
  10. Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set – learn beginner coding with this fun set

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Older Kids & Teens

  1. Koi Watercolors – kids never outgrow their love of a fresh new set of paints
  2. Catan Game – a favorite for the whole family!
  3. National Geographic Break Open Geodes – uncovering rocks that look like jewels
  4. Travel Hammock – because teens love to lounge 😉
  5. Buddah Board – for getting creative in a fresh new way
  6. Polaroid Camera – a super cute throwback
  7. Build Your Own Programmable Robot – yes, a little techy, but brain stimulating!
  8. Bath Bombs – for a fun and stress relieving soak in the tub
  9. Star War Legos – because Star Wars couldn’t be any hotter right now and legos are a timeless classic!

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