Tis the time of year when we are all looking for gift ideas for our kids. Here are some ideas that I have found for you!
This is a fantastic idea for kids in the 8 – 13 age range. You get to choose from two different mysteries, with a third option on the way. Your kids will receive a series of clues related to the mystery in the mail over a period of six weeks. Our kids are in the midst of the pirate mystery and they love it. They keep wondering when the next envelope will arrive.
The first letter included a message in code and they took copies of the letter to school and a significant portion of the kids in their grade three and five classes were working hard on cracking the code and then we had half a dozen kids come home with us after school and with some efforts they broke the code and figured out the message.
Full disclosure: we are receiving this mail order mystery in exchange for a review blog post. So far it is excellent and I’ll write more about it when it is wrapped up and the mystery solved.
Handmade Gift Ideas
As a small business owner and maker myself, I thought I would help promote some of my fellow Etsy vendors this year. I am not being paid to promote any of these products, although if you do make a purchase through any of these links I will receive an affiliate commission. It will not impact the price of the product you purchase.
Most of these will be making an appearance in our house this year.
Because every kid needs to look like they are being eaten by a shark while watching TV!
My eight year old in particular is regularly challenging me to a tic tac toe game – convinced that if she plays me enough times she can win, as soon as she figures out the system. This handmade travel game looks great and will cut down on the amount of pieces of paper lying around our house covered in x’s and o’s.
Each of my kids have been found wearing superhero capes at various times in their lives. The bonus is that these capes and masks also fit adults. There is a certain three year old in my house who will be very excited to get her own cape and mask.
Sadly this one is not in my price range this year, but as a fellow woodworker I love to see what other wooden toys people are making. My kids love fairies and building with blocks, so this one is a winner for me. This one might make an appearance in our house for a birthday present later in the year.
These are intended for kids and I think would be pretty great not only to get your kid talking at dinner, but also for date night if you are stuck for conversations that don’t revolve around your kids and poop. I look forward to the conversations to come!
It is the unicorn of the sea! Our house is already overrun with stuffed animals so I’m not getting this one. That said – I know you want it because it is a narwhal and a very cute one at that!
So Cute! A friend made my three year old a couple of hats that look like a wig. They were gifts when she was a newborn and she still regularly wears the larger one that still fits. Once she grows out of that wig/hat, I’m coming to this page to pick out a new knit hat for her because she loves her wig hat!
I would be remiss if I didn’t also promote my own stuff. You can find wooden toys and decor for kids and adults alike in my Etsy shop. Check it out and help me make some sawdust!