Looking for non toy gifts for kids? Makes sense.
There is probably nothing more joyful to a parent’s heart than seeing their child being excited about the new toy they just got. But let’s be bluntly honest, most of the time (in most cases after three days) the same toys end up lying around in one of the toy boxes and never see the daylight again.
And on the days they end up pulling all the junk out, you realise just how much of it they actually own. Looking at the piles of plastic you ask yourself if they really need more toys. And the answer is probably ”no”. But what else do you gift a child who seems to have about everything?
A list of 13 awesome non toy gifts for kids
Together with your child you could watch the entire transformation of caterpillar becoming an adult butterfly! You can raise them, feed them and then release them into the wild. Not only fun but educational too.
2. Their own kitchen tools
Children love to help in the kitchen. Yet often we have to say no because we are too scared they will get hurt. Why not get them with their own children’s knives set? Non toy gifts for kids can be fun and useful too.
3. Online subscriptions
There are so many fun and educational websites out there and the really good ones often require you to pay for it. Gift your kids an online subscription to one of these websites.
4. Soft play membership
Kids love soft play and if you take yours often, then it makes sense to get a membership. Besides making them happy, you won’t have to worry about paying for it each time. It can save you time and money as buying a membership is usually cheaper than paying for each individual session. Not to forget all the other benefits and discounts offered for being a member.
5. Painting sets
Water colours, acrylic paint, metallic, and glitter paints, glow in the dark paint, you name it. There’s so much to choose from. You can even get aprons, canvases and different brushes and sponges to paint with! Perhaps one of the most practical gifts for kids that are not a toy, yet so much fun.
6. Science sets
Depending on your child’s age, there are many kits out there to choose from. These educational gifts reduce screen time and get your kids learning.
Great gift idea for young curious minds, can be fun for the parents too! You never know what you are going to find as you search around for jewelry, coins and more.
Help your children explore the stars and planets. It’s stimulating to their imagination and great for their STEM skills. Be ready to invest though because the cheaper ones are just not that good.
9. Pyjamas + scented felt tip pens
Get them pyjamas you know they’ll love, you can even personalise it and put their name on it. Pair it with scented felt-tip pens or pencils and a fun activity book. They’ll have something to do on those long winter evenings.
Whether it’s sneakers that light up or football boots, usually kids have their own preference for shoes and would be very happy to get a pair. Not to mention, it’s practical.
11. A watch
Non toy gifts for kids can include a watch. It can be as expensive or as cheap as you want. There is such a big variety of watches out there. Not only do kids actually like to have one, but it’s can be really useful too.
12. Money box with some money in it
Depending on your child’s age, smaller ones can find it boring, but older ones might really like the gift. They can spend it on whatever they wish or keep adding to the money box and save for something bigger.
Experience gifts such as classes, offer growth and learning. They can help your child develop or master new skills. Consider swimming, horse riding or ice skating classes. Imagine how much ongoing fun would they have.
Can you think of any gifts that aren’t toys? Let me know in the comments.