Best holiday gifts for Kids in 2021
Finding a gift or a toy that will keep your energetic kid occupied can be a task for most parents. Buying a gift for a young growing kid is an art - it has to be the right amount of entertainment and must have the perfect amount of learning too.
Let’s help you pick a gift that has the least chances of catching dust or being shoved in the cupboard immediately. Here are some of the best engaging gifts in 2021 for preschoolers and above:
1. Moon Pals Weighted Stuffed Animal - This toy feels like a hug and is perfect for cuddly young kids. These weighted stuffed animals give young kids emotional support, help with stress, and better sleep.
2. Lego Classic Creative Brick Box - Legos may sting your feet but are a great learning toy for young kids. This fun playset lets you build your own vehicles in many pretty colors.
3. Playmobil Large Campground Adventure Set - This play kit is a perfect gift for any young kid who loves storytelling and pretend play. Enjoy a fun, family vacation (indoors) at the Large Campground!
4. Melissa & Doug Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter - Scoop up some cool treats with this all-inclusive, 28-piece pretend play ice cream counter! This fun gift will encourage pretend play, story-telling and you can teach your kids about money with the help of fake money.
5. Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set - Made with high-quality silicone and innovative suction construction, this innovative toy will make playtime so much more fun. Your kid will engage in building and construction with the help of this toy. It encourages creativity, fine motor skills, interaction and playful experimentation.
6. Munchkin Bath Crayons - Make bath time fun again with these innovative crayons for young kids! These washable crayons come in five vibrant colors that your child can use to draw and doodle on the bathtub wall or shower tiles. From writing letters and numbers to practice spelling and showcasing their art skills, these bathtub crayons are perfect for your little one when they're in the water. When bath time is over, the crayon easily washes off and leaves a clean slate for the next tub time.
7. Kid Made Modern Arts & Crafts Library Set - Unlock your kid’s creativity with this fantastic arts & crafts gift set. This set includes every piece of craft your kid would need to create something brilliant. You can do craft projects, make scrapbooks and even create jewellery from scratch with this gift set.
8. Klutz Make Clay Charms Craft Kit - This fun art and craft kit promotes fine motor skills and creativity. With more than 30 different designs, this kit teaches you how to make your clay charms, bake them, add shine and then attach your creations to the included bracelet.
9. Elmer’s Confetti Slime Kit - This kit has everything you need to make festive and fun confetti slime! It’s a great activity for young kids who are looking to get their hands dirty on a slow day. The liquid glue in this kit is washable, safe, nontoxic and overall - great for kids.
10. Rainforest Search & Find Puzzle - This adventurous 64-piece rainforest search and find puzzle is just the right level of challenge for children ages 4 and up. Putting the rainforest puzzle together is not all - when the puzzle is complete, kids can test their observation skills to find the more than 40 animals, insects, and plants native to the rainforest hidden in the puzzle image.
11. Grow ‘n’ Glow Terrarium - Explore the wonder of nature and science with the Grow 'N Glow Terrarium Kit! This indoor activity for kids allows them to craft, plant, water and grow their own mini ecosystem. Add water and you’ve got yourself a unique science experience! Science gifts are a great way to slowly introduce kids to science.
12. Klutz Lego Chain Reaction Kit - Creative hands-on learning is a crucial part of a young growing kid’s life. It helps them engage in critical thinking and problem solving. Any Lego kit will be a hit for 7-year-olds, but this one promotes STEM skills along with construction
13. STEM Subscription Kits - STEM or STEAM kits are a great learning tool for growing kids. A subscription kit can be a very exciting experience for kids, as every month they will receive a different themed kit with new fun hands-on DIY projects to play with. STEM integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is a great way to introduce these subjects in early years to young kids, for better problem solving, building positive attitude towards the subject and thus, leading to cognitive development.
14. National Geographic Geode Kit - This fun geology kit lets you break open 10 geodes to discover the cool world inside and learn about rocks and the Earth. Geology doesn’t get more exciting than breaking open rocks and finding crystal treasures. This is a great STEM activity that also makes an excellent gift for all kids!
15. Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs: Soap & Bath Bomb Lab Science Experiment Kit - Introduce your kids to the wonders of chemistry with this fun science experiment kit! With this science kit, you can make your own molded soaps, bath bombs and learn about essential chemistry principles in the process! This science experiment includes STEM learning with a fun, fictional storyline, where you are a chemist for a bath and body products company and it's your job to make and test different cosmetic products.
16. Gravitrax Starter Set - This fun and educational construction activity is for children above 8 years old. This gift is ideal for young curious minds, who love to build and innovate. Experience educational and science play with 24 problem-solving building exercises with the help of this fun engineering kit.
Always remember to gift your kids something that will interest them and keep their curious minds occupied. Young kids are easily distracted so it is important to keep them occupied with something which would require them to think, innovate and problem solve.
Gifts can be fun but also educational - it’s all about finding the right balance. Banyan Tree Kidz has achieved that balance and has created educational kits for kids that helps make learning fun again.