This is me here again, with another edition of loved or much-requested items that will be sure hits as gifts. As much as I admit to falling into the trap of giving gift cards as gifts (which tends to be easier sometimes, and usually because I have not spent time planning to look into that perfect gift for a person). But it is possible, I have done that in the past and hope I can keep doing it more often going forward. Opening a wrapped present is so much more fun than opening (well, not really opening) a gift card!!
And if you have any questions about these toys, anything at all, feel free to let me know in the comments, and I will do my best to answer. Having either used almost all of these myself or having heard from the active users, I should hope I can feel qualified to answer at least some of them 🙂
Today’s list will fit in the stocking (some of them in a slightly larger one like we have at home!) and all currently priced less than $15, some way lesser! These are all gifts I have bought over and over again to gift (and once definitely to keep!):
For kids who enjoy entertaining their audience, this book is perfect – the Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids. I cannot recall how many jokes I have heard my kids (especially my DD) say to us from this book.
For kids who love math, this game is cool, colorful, and can be taken on trips – comes in a trendy bag all its own. Sumoku has seen itself being played many a time and am sure was silently shouting out the answers while we pondered upon it. It is fun, smart, and well, fun!!
Do you have a budding chef in your family? Then this Toysmith Deluxe Chef Set is for her (and at the current price of less than $14, it is a steal indeed). And you could make it fit in the stocking if you pack it just right!
Are you looking for a gift to take with you on your trip? That can possibly fit in your purse and you can whip out anytime for that one kid who needs to be occupied. Currently under $10, Kanoodle fits the bill, literally!! Teases your brain and I am sure you will not be ready to share with your kid once you start playing it 🙂
For another perfect travel bag that will fit in your purse and can be played as a family game for hours of imaginative fun, here is Rory’s Story Cubes. I have an idea around for a while to use these to write a book of short stories!! It definitely can get those creative juices flowing for when you are facing writer’s block. But seriously, this is total family fun!
One more stocking stuffer game to keep that kid who could not fall asleep on the road trip while his sibling is dozing occupied – the the Thinkfun Gordian’s Knot. It definitely baffles me too every time we take it apart and we have already had it for years now!
This book set is adorable, it is Maurice Sendak, it is a gem. I have enjoyed reading it and it occupies a place of pride in my library (just a teeny bit of space at that). Maurice Sendak’s Nutshell Library is the perfect stocking stuffer.
The Rubiks Cube is listed as one of the most popular toys ever since its inception. This version of the cube is super smooth and easy to move
And if you have not already seen it or heard of it, Spot It here!! The kids make sure they have it with them on road trips (even now at ages 14 and 11 years) – it is fun, addictive, and keeps them busy, and not watching something on a device which makes us parents happy!
For more word fun, and if you are a Scrabble addict, then Bananagrams is the stocking stuffer game on the go for you.
Kangaroo’s Do You Want to Build a Snowman? I am sure hearing these words would lead to your kids singing the song, but really, you can build a snowman with this adorable kit. I do not have this exact kit myself but we do have foam putty that we have used to build snowmen before.
You know Monopoly is a game that can safely keep the kids occupied for hours on end, so here is a version to carry with you as a card game – the Hasbro Gaming Monopoly Deal Card Game.
Letters to me, When I Grow up: Write Now, Read Later, Treasure Forever: I am always partial to anything that promotes writing and this looks and sounds wonderful. This one is definitely making its way home soon for my kids to use.
And if you have a girl that could use some hair ties, these No Crease Hair Ties 20 Pack by Kenz Laurenz are wonderful. They are bright, colorful, and ouchless. I can vouch for them having used them myself (and my little girl loves them too).
This is one item my DD has been asking forever now, so maybe this year? Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is sure to be a super hit in any stocking, and this one featured here is clear glass.
Hope you found something useful in this list here and end up buying something:)
I will be back with more gift lists for kids and adults; and a whole lot of DIYs too that you will enjoy making, and giving. You can subscribe to my blog so I can keep you updated on all this and more (on the right sidebar)
And for part one of my #holidaygiftlist, click here.
– always wishing you the best
Lady In Read…..
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