Gift giving is so much fun. Nothing beats bringing just the right gift and watching the recipient feel loved and remembered. Sometimes picking that perfect gift, though, can be hard. I have always found it helpful to get ideas from friends. For this purpose (and because we are such great friends), I have rounded up some of the best gift idesa for kids, for him, for her, for parents, and for teachers in this series of 2019 Christmas gift guides.
Let’s start with KIDS! After all, isn’t Christmas mostly about the little ones!? This guide is intended for all different ages and genders up to twelve or thirteen.
If you are looking at ideas on making gift-giving easier in your own home, I like the rule of : Want, Need, Wear, Read.
Gifting this way applies a universal formula that kids will expect and that makes picking our and purchasing their gifts simple.
- I love to give my kids something to read every year. We have discovered some of our favorite books and series this way. Here is a link to some of our favorite books.
- I love to give them something that is need: how about an alarm clock? Have they started earning money? How about a wallet to keep their money in. How about new sheets for their bed?
- Something to wear: As kids get older, their want list and their wear list may morph into the same list! When they are younger, their need and their wear list may be similar. Either way, a cute new church dress, some shoes, or an outfit is fun to open up wear through the holiday break and beyond.
- I obviously like to give my kids something that they want, but I don’t love the idea of mile-long wish lists. Together, we talk about what would be a good gift that they would get use out of, etc. Based on what they talk about and what they are currently “in to,” we get them something/s they will be really excited about. (We don’t want to clutter our home with a bunch of toys, so we always apply the one in/one out rule at Christmas time especially!)
Kitchen is so dang cute- if we had the spot I might get that for Finn. He always plays with the kitchen at church and at our friends house
LOL Dolls– Lola’s favorite! She is 9 and has loved them for a long time. I like that they take time to open and are really entertaining for kids. She can take them anywhere too.
Snow Sled – great reviews! Finn loves being pulled around in the sled and the girls like sledding. Great gift! If you live by the ocean or a lake I highly recommend getting this Kayak
Beanie– Finn has this one and it is so warm. This beanie is cute for girls.
Water Bottle you can never go wrong with giving someone a nice water bottle!
Really Rad Robots – Plays, Talks, and Pranks. A couple of my friends gave this to their kids last year and they were a big hit!!!
Gel Pens– Seriously give my girls gel pens and it is the best gift ever! You can never have too many.
Mirophone – Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone,3-in-1 Portable Handheld Karaoke Mic Speaker Machine Christmas Birthday Home Party for Android/iPhone/PC or All Smartphone. We gave this to Lola last year and Finn broke it, but before he broke it we had a lot of fun with it!
Fidget Cubes Brain Teaser Puzzle Toys– 3×3 Speed Cube, Rainbow Puzzle Ball, Money Maze Box, Fidget Snake Cube for kids, adults, boy or girl.
Scooter– Scooter for Kids with Foldable and Removable Seat – Adjustable Height, 3 LED Light Wheels, USA Brand 3 Wheels Kick Scooter for Girls & Boys 2-12 Years Old. We did order this for Finn!
Wood Train– Jr. Wooden Train Set Toy with Rail High Level Part, 50 PCS Flyover Overpass Wooden Train Playset with 5 Magnetic Train Cars for Toddlers
Walkie Talkies for Kids– 22 Channels 2 Way Radio Kid Gift Toy 3 KMs Long Range with Backlit LCD Flashlight Best Gifts Toys for Boys and Girls to Outside Adventure!!
What we are giving our kids-
Ella- we are giving her a sleep-away soccer camp in the summer with her best friend. It is pretty expensive, so we thought we would package it up like a gift! And she will be over the moon!!! We are going to give her some new shoes and a few clothes that she needs and wants.
Lola- we got her the micorphone above last Christmas, but Finn broke it. So we decided to get her it again, it was a big hit. I ordered her this big LOL set. And these walkie talkies. She also wanted some Nike Shoes.
Finn- he is obsessed with Paw Patrol- he has all the little figures. And right now he is living puzzles! So we got him some more puzzles and this scooter.