HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Kids (Aged 7-12)
Something They Want
1.) Gorilla Gym - This indoor swing set, gets so much use in the Hollifield house. Stephanie often says this is her favorite kid toy of all time! The kids age 2-9 all love it. Plus they burn energy on cold days when going outside just isn’t an option. Use our link for 10% off!
2.) MagnaTiles - This tried-and-true toy keeps the kids entertained for hours. Although it is expensive, it is totally worth the quiet playtime it allows with my kids.
3.) Anki Cozmo Robot - This robot is basically all I ever wanted in a toy, just 25 years too late. He can communicate, play games, and even be customized with beginner-level coding.
4.) Kamugo Writing Tablet - Think Etch-a-Sketch with a pen. We use it for doodling, to practice spelling, and to quiz sight words. This is also a must have for car trips.
5.) Micro Maxi Deluxe Kick Scooter - We love anything by Micro Kickboard, and this scooter is durable, sleek, and fun.
Something They Need
1.) Kids Fire HD Tablet with KidProof Case (+1 Year of FreeTime) - If you allow screen time, this is something worth considering. The kidproof case (as in, Amazon will replace it if it breaks, no questions asked) perked up our ears, and the FreeTime account (kid-friendly shows, music, and games) sold us.
3.) Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box - 50% off first box with code “get50” - We love this gift idea. You can pick from several different box options (robots, dinosaurs, volcanoes, physics, etc.) are “STEAM” style and delivered to your child’s door monthly. Educational AND fun!
4.) Beddys - ZIP. UP. BEDDING. Sick of your kids not making their beds (or worse, making them but they still look terrible?) Enter Beddys. This zip-up bedding is a little pricey, but can you really put a price on not having to clean as much?
Something They’ll Wear
1.) Allbirds shoes - Comfortable shoes that match everything and don’t require keeping shoelaces tied? Yes, please!
6.) Plaid Cape- I mean, why even have a little girl if you can’t dress her in a pink cape with fur?
Something They’ll Read
1.) Audible Subscription - Great for long car rides or walks. We have found that audio books have replaced screen time in our house, which is a win for everyone!
2.) Teen Trailblazers - We LOVE this book focused on the power of young girls!
3.) Harry Potter Illustrated Series - A beautifully-illustrated version of this fan favorite.
4.) National Geographic Photo Ark - Photos of almost every animal on the face of the Earth. It. Is. Amazing.
5.) I Survived Series - Stephanie’s kids love this one! Each book tells the tale of people surviving disasters and hardships. They focus on historical events with age appropriate stories.