Birthdays come EVERY year for our children, right? If you are anything like me, your favorite gifts your children receive are those non-toy related gifts! These are items that can be used several weeks, months, or even years down the road that have a specific purpose. Plus, a few items here that can help enhance creativity as well.
Because of the ages my children are at right now, I created a non-toy list for ages four to eight years old. My children have already received most of the gifts I listed below (if they haven’t received them yet, the items are already on their wishlist for birthdays or Christmas).
Every time one of my children received a gift listed below, they were just as excited, if not more, receiving them than actual toys. These items have a purpose behind them, not just something they receive and get bored with it after the first few days or weeks. Some of these items I listed here would definitely be great for older children as well
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You’ll love this non-toy list if you’re an Amazon fan! Click on the images below and it will take you directly to the Amazon link for that item.
These watches are a hit with our kids! They are waterproof, so there is no need for them to take their watch off, at all! They even leave it on while showering. Plus, this has been a great learning tool for them to understand the concept of time.
The boy’s Bible here in the picture was purchased for my son’s seventh birthday. He was so excited to receive his first Bible! This book is read daily out loud while the kids color at the table or play quietly and contently with Play-Doh or Legos. It blesses my oldest boy’s heart when I read his Bible out loud. I have not purchased this girl’s Bible yet, but after looking through all the options on Amazon, the one that is shown above is what I just put on my daughter’s list.
These duffle bags have been hit for traveling, especially when my husband and I attend one of our Getaways and our children travel to a sitter. The kids loved the idea of having their own bag to put their own items and clothes in, it gives them a sense of ownership and maturity. These bags are the perfect size for young children. If you click on either of the bags, you will get 20+ more designs to choose from!
Kids love receiving a sleeping bag and their own special pillow. Use this winter to have fun and creative sleepovers with your children right in your living room! There are so many other designs and cartoon characters you can choose from on Amazon.
We purchased this board game a few years ago for our children. I would highly encourage you to purchase this for your children! It would be well worth the investment. Cashflow teaches children how to purchase assets and the importance of investing their money. This is another great thing to do this winter with your children! Lessons in this game could direct the future of your children’s finances for the rest of their life!
What kid does not like Legos? This is an item that can be in the closet for a few weeks, but when brought out again, the kids eyes and minds are consumed with creativity and design! My kids love these. I really don’t think you can have too many Legos in your house. 😉
These magnetic sticks we do not have at our house. However, every time we go to our friend’s house to play, they love playing with these, and like Legos, they can develop their creative mind and build things with these.
Again, children are being creative. My children play with Play-Doh almost every single day! Between me and our nanny, we have been purchasing new Play-Doh several times a month. Even as an adult, it’s fun to sit with your children and be creative with them!
I have not purchased this item yet. However, it is on my daughter’s wishlist. She likes to help me in the kitchen and likes her pink, so I know she would love this! It can be an educational experience (cooking with mom) and can be used over and over again with purpose. If you have girls that love to be in the kitchen, I’m sure they would love this!
Hopefully this list has been extremely helpful to get non-toy related ideas for your children! Have your children already received non-toy gifts in the past that they loved? If so, share those ideas in the comments.
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