Every year, my husband and I buy some toys and things to donate to a local gift drive. I'd like to say it's just because we want to give back, and while that IS 100% true, it's also really fun to shop for kid stuff. Last year we bought a sewing machine I happened to find on clearance, and I'm still hoping there was a budding sewist who was happy to find it under the tree. Bringing up the next generation of makers!
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There's that certain age, and it varies from kid to kid, where a stuffed critter is the perfect thing. I'm thinking that range is pretty broad when it comes to this sock beaver from Craft Passion.
I was going to say that my son had tons of Hot Wheels when he was a kid, but actually the box is still in my basement. It might not be too late for this DIY parking garage from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls after all.
Unicorns really are everywhere right now, right? I'm not imagining them? Then it seems like this pillow from Crafts Unleashed could mark a few boxes off your gift list.
You've probably seen the i-spy quilts around, where there are tiny pics to find, which are usually fussy-cut from print fabric. This quilt from OP Quilt adds a Polaroid style frame around each one, making it just a little bit different. I think this would be a great gift for just about any kid.
Maybe you know a kid who loves stuffed animals, so they have one in just about every species. I'll be they don't have an octopus! Get the free pattern from Quirk Shop.
There's something special about the gift of a game and some of your time to spend playing it. This two-person version of Chinese checkers from Lovely Indeed is just the thing.
Edible slime made from gummy bears. Yep, it's a thing, and there's someone on your list who'd love it. Thanks to In the Kids Kitchen for the recipe.
I feel like Oreos are a pretty safe bet when it comes to most kids. Mom on Timeout shows you how to take them up a notch to make them giftable.
My husband built a doll house for my daughter when she was little, and she (and I) played with it a lot. It's currently in our garage, waiting for the next generation. If you don't want to start completely from scratch, you can still build one with this kit from Buildeez.
How cute is this fuzzy alpaca from LadyTaterToot? That face!
Growing up as a Staci with an i, there was never a time I could buy any of the pre-personalized items out there. When I had kids, I did the exact same thing to my daughter. Thanks to TheInspiredStudio, even the kids with unusual names can have a fun bike license plate.