Looking for meaningful gifts for kids? Check out this list of great gift ideas that won’t clutter your home.
These meaningful gifts for kids are great ways to avoid gifts that create clutter. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the toys in your home, you are likely looking for gifts that will be enjoyed and actually played with. While some toys look like fun, they end up being played with for a minute and then tossed aside.
This Christmas you can shop for clutter-free gifts for your kids! This does not mean that you do not purchase toys. It simply means that you will be intentional with what you do buy.
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Meaningful Gifts for Kids that are Clutter-Free
There are tons of kid-friendly magazines that you can subscribe to. This is such a fun way for a child to learn and it brings excitement every month! Some of our favorites are Ranger Rick, Highlights, and For Girls Like You.
Gift Wrap Tip: Pick up the recent copy of the magazine from the bookstore and wrap it.
This is perfect for elementary-aged boys! It is all about coding. I really loved that it involved technology in a way that was intentional. You can learn more here.
Groovy Lab in a Box
If you have kids who love science and STEM, this is a great option. I would suggest this box for older elementary kids. You can learn more here.
Raddish Kids is our favorite cooking subscription. Every month you get 3 fun recipes and a cooking tool! Learn more here.
Some other box subscriptions for kids:
Gift Wrap Tip: Print the flyer and add a note about what is to come!
Creative + Connection Ideas
Cotton Candy Machine
A cotton candy machine is a great gift for families! It provides your whole family with a fun treat to make together. We love our machine and how easy it is to use. Make sure to order from Hawaiian Shaved Ice soon because the last day of shipping is December 18th for holiday purchases.
Wrap It Up Tip: Wrap it all together with some extra cotton candy supplies.
Apron + Kid’s Recipe Book
If you have a child who loves to cook or wants to learn, put together a fun cooking kit. A child’s cookbook, apron, and some basic cooking supplies can make for an adorable and meaningful gift.
Wrap It Up Tip: Wrap everything together in a cute tin or box. Add in some measuring cups and measuring spoons.
If you have a child who loves art, consider purchasing an art kit! There are so many options online or you could create your own.
Science kits are a great way for kids to play creatively. Check out this great idea.
Play Dough Kit
Get some playdough and little cookie cutters and put in a plastic bin.
Depending on your child’s age, you will want to get Duplo bricks or a LEGO set. Both of these create hours of fun and creative play!
Playing with Magna-Tiles has always been fun for my kids! These are great to build with and you can play creatively with them as you add in other action figures or toys.
What type of book does your child love? Purchase a book or a set for them to enjoy! I love Usborne books and of course Amazon!
Play Kitchen Set
Get some play kitchen food, plates, cups, etc. Kids love to play pretend with these! We love all of the Melissa and Dough play kitchen sets.
Membership to Local Place
What local attractions would be fun for your child to visit? Think of the zoo, aquarium, museum, etc.
Wrap It Up Tip: Purchase the membership and print it off. Include a date that you will visit for the first time!
Has your child wanted to take a class to learn a new skill? This is the perfect time to purchase some music, art, ballet, gymnastics, or karate lessons!
Wrap It Up Tip: Purchase the membership and wrap the information sheet from the place. If their lessons will need specific shoes or clothing, consider purchasing these and wrapping them all together.
These meaningful gifts for kids will bring joy to your child and keep your home clutter-free!
Make sure to check out more holiday tips to help you this season!
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