Okay so Christmas may be a little ways away right now, but if you're anything like me then September is a perfect time to start planning your gifts!
I personally like to give unique and thoughtful gifts to loved ones, without breaking the bank. There are several kids in my family who I struggle to gift because they literally have EVERYTHING. Every holiday they receive a plethora of presents (and let's be honest, they only really wanted the new video game).
So, if you are struggling to find a thoughtful gift for a child in your life that won't go to waste, then read on for 10 gifts to get the kid who has everything.
P.S. Some of these ideas are only possible when COVID-19 regulations lift but I kept these to a minimum so in case restrictions are still in place in December, you aren't stuck!
Movie Night in a Box
This is one for the whole family to enjoy! Grab a basket and fill it with some tissue paper and a few snacks like popcorn, Red Vines, and M&Ms. Add in some drinks like apple cider or hot coca mix. No need to add in a movie because kids who have everything definitely have Hulu, Netflix, or some other movie streaming membership.
Tip: Want to be extra awesome? Customize the M&Ms here and make their movie candy extra unique!
Little Passports is a company that focuses on innovative and educational subscription boxes for children ages 3-12. In the World Edition Subscription Box, children receive a suitcase including their very own passport, a world map, and letters from a fictional pen pal. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn about other countries, cultures, and geography! As a bonus, they gain online access to themed content about each country.
They are currently offering a free month of a subscription box with the code FIRSTMONTH.
Here is another monthly idea for kids...send them an activity/educational magazine! My great-grandma used to send me Highlights magazines and I absolutely loved them. There were bible verses, stories, activities, and more. These books are great for the parents who value time "unplugged" (doing something that isn't surrounding technology).
Give the gift of good conversation with these Family Conversation Starters. Say goodbye to silent dinners and same-old answers. These are family-friendly questions that will be sure to make mealtime much more memorable.
A Rainy Day
Has the rain (or quarantine) got you stuck inside? Plan a "rainy day" present for your child. Include an itinerary for the entire day with some essentials for your plans. Bake, paint, build a fort, watch a movie, etc. You can add in a bake mix, canvas, paint, snacks, and anything else you'll need. Be sure to read my blog, "6 Hobbies to Try Right Now" for inspiration.
Spend quality time together and discover new recipes! Give the gift of good food with Radish Cooking Club for Kids. The monthly subscription is available to all diets (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian,and more).
Kids develop new cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen all while the entire family builds memories together (Radish).
Save $15 on a 6 month membership with code HARVEST at checkout!
Head outdoors! Give your child a new bike helmet (or other bike gear) and go on a bike ride for ice cream. If you enjoy hiking then get them some new socks and boots to go on a hike! Whatever outdoor activity you enjoy, take them with you for an unforgettable experience!
Give a photo book! These make fantastic presents for anyone. You can make a book about a trip they took, about their life, or anything they would like. Shutterfly is an excellent company that makes stunning photo books and many other personalized trinkets.
Give a gift with a little history lesson! There are tons of games revolving around history that are fun and educational. These can be enjoyed with both family and friends! A few to mention: Oregon Trail Card Game, Name Chase Historical Figure Game, and Professor Noggin Games.
Adopt an Animal
No, I don't mean give the child a kitten from the animal shelter unannounced. However, if adopting like that is okay with the parents, and they understand the huge responsibility, then this could also be a good option.
I'm talking about a Species Adoption from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The WWF has a Species Adoption Program that allows you to "adopt" a species as a gift and the recipient receives a certificate, postcard, bag, and stuffed animal. To me, this is perhaps the best gift of all because you are teaching the child about wildlife conservation and donating to a great effort.
Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments below what ideas you liked the best and if you have any other awesome ideas for kids!