Gifting Guide: The Kiddos, Part 2

Ever since I was a kid- seriously, like maybe 5 years old- I have loved giving gifts. I love the hunt, the thrill of finding the perfect gift. And even better? The perfect gifts– a whole group of wonderful things that all go together in some way. When I was really little, I loved putting together sets of art supplies, paper, glue, and scissors for my friends. I love coming up with these “gift sets” for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries… And one of the best parts is that with some creative planning, a group of gifts can not only be more memorable, but also cost less than one gift! For example, instead of the $200 mixer (although, I’m not going to lie, I looooooove mine), I’ll give the $18 skillet, plus recipe cards with some of my best-loved go-to recipes on them, and a couple cute dish towels (like these from Ikea that cost 79 whopping cents). So you get the idea; now I have a few ideas for kids!


Set 1: Crafty

  • Kid-sized table and chairs (like Ikea’s Latt, $19.99)
  • Easel (like Ikea’s Mala, $14.99)
  • Colored construction paper
  • Packs of markers, colored pencils, and crayons
  • Pencils, erasers, and a sharpener
  • White paper (copy paper is great) or drawing pad
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • String or cotton yarn
  • And anything else you want: stickers, beads, glue, feathers, felt, buttons…
  • Small storage containers and jars (like these boxes and these hanging containers, all from Ikea)


Set 2: Use Your Imagination

  • Old grown-up clothes (especially aprons, scrubs or lab coats, dress shirts, skirts and dresses): clean out your closet or check thrift stores.
  • Masks: make your own or buy (like this pack of 12 animal masks for $4.50 from Amazon)
  • An assortment of hats: think fireman, cowboy, fedora, baseball, bonnet…
  • A clown wig and big red nose! (Trust me on this one.)
  • A big bin to store it all in- a plastic tub or oversized basket work great


Set 3: Chef-in-Training


Set 4: Traveller

  • Crayola Color Wonder paper pad and 10-ct. Mini Markers
  • Busy bag, I Spy bag, or soft book
  • Postcards and postcard stamps
  • A snuggly blanket
  • Reusable snack bag (I like these that clip with the same connectable rings my boys love)
  • Travel games: you can find travel versions of board games at Target/ Walmart with pieces that stay in place, even when there’s turbulence or a speed bump.
  • Disposable camera
  • A map of where he or she is going, or where they’ve been (free from AAA if you’re a member!)


Pssst! Check out The Kiddos, Part 1 here for lots more great gift ideas.



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