I love looking at gift guides to help me think of creative ideas for birthdays and the holidays.
A few days ago, my son and I were looking at some toys on Amazon, and were loving all of the creative kits and toy options!
It led us to creating our own gift guide for creative kids!
Below are 50+ creative gift ideas that include STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) ideas, craft ideas, building and construction ideas as well as general creative gifts.
These STEM kits are so fun! From the solar system models to the robot-making, almost all of them are on my son’s holiday list this year. Using these STEM kits are a wonderful way for kids to learn and explore. And, it’s less toys around the house to clean up 🙂
- Volcano Blast
- Robot Making – This one is a wooden one that is musical!
- Science Lab Kits
- Light-Up Terrarium Kit
- Circuit Constructing
- Geology and Mineral Kits
- Microscope Kits
- Chemistry Stations
- Outer Space Peel and Play Activity Set
I love giving my kids opportunities to be creative – whether its through paper and markers or something fancier. The below kits are all wonderful ways of learning and being creative through artwork.
Nature Art Book – Tons of ideas for crafty kids to make with nature.
Sticker Scenes – This one has 14 scenes!
Rock Painting – This is a fun little kit.
- Bracelet-Making – This is a good one for tweens and teens.
- Unicorn-Themed Kits – Here’s a paint your own unicorn, a paint by sticker unicorn, unicorn suncatcher. Fairy Nightlight Lantern Craft
- Sewing Kits – Here is a fun woodland animal friends one.
- Pixel Art – This kit uses sequin pixels – it looks very cool and has great reviews!
- Wooden Car Kits
- Pressed Flower Art
- Mobile Kits
- Slime Making – There’s so many fun slime kits – glitter slime, unicorn slime, and more.
- Magnetic Art Tiles
- Light-up Tracing
- Stencil Kits
- Fairy Garden Crafts
- Clay/Play Dough/Wiki Sticks
Kids love to build! Here are creative building ideas that you don’t always see in the stores.
- Wooden Construction Building Sets
- Fort Making Sets
- Castle Building Sets
- Jumbo Cardboard Blocks
- Lincoln Logs
- Construction Vehicle Making Sets
Last, here are a few more creative items for kids – including some art-related items and creative thinking gifts.
Huge Fold-Up Coloring Sheets (or roll)
Cool gel pens or paint pens
- Smart Sand
- Magnetic Drawing Boards
- Tetris Puzzles
- Paint by Sticker Books
- Wooden Reading Blocks
- Giant Busy Boxes (or make your own!)
- Creative Books – Science Books, Hands-On Activity Books
Last, there are monthly subscription kits that you can buy (or gift), where kids receive a box full of activities in the mail each month. These can be craft-related, construction-related, or science-related. These are awesome gift ideas!
I hope these help you with your holiday shopping this year!