Gift Ideas  for Children and Teens



  1. Blocks
  2. Books
  3. Pretend-Play/Dramatic Play
  4. Outdoor Play (Large Motor Activity)
  5. Using-Hands Play (Manipulative Activity)/Games
  6. Art
  7. Music
  8. Science/Math
  9. Sand/Water
  10. Woodworking
  11. Technology
  12. Cooking
  13. Personalized/Name Imprints on an item

Ideas For...



Mobiles, cradle gyms, stuffed animals

(think of storage space, size), rattles, squeeze toys,

busy boxes, cups and pots, or stacking rings


Family Time:

Board games

(Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, Sorry, Life, card games),

or the latest tech game for his/her game device that

allow two players, puzzle to hang on your family/living room wall



Wooden blocks, plastic blocks, any kind of

blocks materials, Lincoln Logs, Leggos, Tinkertoys, or Towerifics


Arts and Crafts Materials:

Tempera paints, finger paints,

water paints, "clay" dough, Playdough, modeling clay, pasticine,

plain paper, construction paper, tissue paper, paste or glue,

safety scissors, yarn, string, cloth, old magazine, buttons,

cartons and boxes, or cardboard



Cloth books, heavy cardboard books,

picture books, story books, chapter books, complete

the thought-or-drawing books, or personalized story books


Musical Activities:

Age-appropriate records or tapes,

concert/event tickets, or musical instrument and lesson books


Pretend Play/Dramatic Play:

Dolls, toy trucks and cars,

toy dishes, toy appliances and tools, or costumes


Outside Play:

Balls, riding toys, swing sets and climbers,

or sandboxes (you can fill with plastic colorful balls instead of sand)



Chapter books, concert/event ticket and one

for a friend (safety precaution), restaurant/movie theater 

gift certificate, cash, gift certificate to their favorite clothing

store, or technology gift certificate