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Happy Friday and Happy Veterans Day!! I don’t know about you, but I am so excited it’s finally the weekend. I plan on spending the next few days relaxing with my handsome Veteran and kiddos.
Speaking of kiddos, has anyone started their holiday shopping yet? Now that I have two kids, I feel like toys consume every room of my house. In fact, the other day I found Minnie Mouse in my pantry!
So when thinking about this years shopping list, I wanted to include items that wouldn’t end up in random spots. I specifically want gifts that inspire creativity and imagination.
Little Passports This is at the top of my list for many reasons. This monthly subscription box allows your child to travel the world, from the comfort of their own home. Through souvenirs, photos and activities, little passports teaches about cultures and traditions. There’s a box for the early explorer or the more advanced explorer, check out my review here.
Mind Blowing Science Kit My son’s favorite subject in school is Science, so when I came across this kit, I knew it had to be on my list. Representing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) qualities, this kit allow your little scientist to experiment with 11 different activities. Plus, it can be fun for you too!
Melissa & Doug USA Floor Puzzle This is a map and a puzzle in one! What’s not to love? Puzzles are a fun and educational tool that every home should have. They also help with shape recognition, problem solving, and memory retention. Equipped with 51 jumbo size pieces, your child will also learn geography, capitals, and landmarks.
Construction Building Set This is the kind of gift that would entertain for hours! Using their fine motor skills, kids are able to create and build robots or trucks.
Imagination Magnets Encouraging creativity, children are able to design whatever they want with the bright colored magnets. Can’t think of a design? No problem, just follow directions and replicate images provided.
Lit Joy Crate This is a gift everyone must check out. Lit Joy Crate is a monthly subscription box that sends your child a book and 2-3 theme related items to go along with your book. Whether you have a newborn baby, or a young adult, Lit Joy Crate has a box to accommodate everyone!
Dress Up Cape Boys If there is anything that allows for ones imagination to go wild, it’s playing dress up! This allows children to be whoever they want! My kids especially love dressing up as a superhero, and pretending to save the world. Sometimes, I play too! You can find the girls set here.
Mega Blocks Another gift set we love, are blocks! With the ability to create anything, playing with blocks inspires endless hours of creativity. Also, it’s suitable for all ages.
Crayola Art Set Art sets are on our list almost every year. Unfortunately, markers dry out and crayons get lost, so replenishment is important. Fully equipped with markers, pencils, crayons, and paper you child has everything they need to create the ultimate masterpiece.
Play Tent Lastly, is one of our favorites! A few years ago, my mom got this tent for B’s birthday, and it’s probably one of the best gifts he’s ever received. This lightweight tent is so easy to setup/ take down, we can take it anywhere. Providing UPF 50+ we can easily set up outdoors for all day play, or enjoy inside for a pretend campout.
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