11 AMAZING CHILDRENS GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUNGER ONES – THAT AREN’T TOYS!

WRITTEN by CHRISSY 

& FILED IN Christmas, Gift Giving & Inspiration, Special Occasions


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{ Childrens gift ideas that are toy free! – don’t add to the toy clutter with any more teddies or plastic creations – try something a little different that they will love. All items were available at time of writing – please note that this will be updated when necessary to keep it helpful and relevant… }

 

Amazing childrens gift ideas that aren't toys

 

Kids can be really difficult to buy for..

– balancing the need to make them happy, but also make the parents happy (I’ve been tempted to buy a drum kit before, but thought better of it!).

So I thought I’d put together some ideas for a few presents that are a little bit different.

The good news?

None of them are toys!

They are useful presents that also have fun attached – so what are we waiting for?! – let’s get stuck in…

 

These childrens gift ideas are brilliant for when you don't want to give them any more toys. They are a little bit different and unique, and will put a smile on their faces for sure!

 

Are there any ideas here that stand out to you already?

Maybe you’ve bought a few of them before, or maybe they are all new.

Whether you want a practical gift, a fun gift, or an experience rather than “stuff” – there’s something for everyone…

 

Kids gift ideas for everyone

Where to buy (**)  1 / 2 / 3 / 4a and b / 5a and b

 

#1  – A DAY OUT

Kids love adventure, and a day out would be a great way to give them something lovely without adding to toy clutter.

I love the idea of something like GO APE – where you get to swing on ropes and climb up high – but there are loads of other ideas out there which will ensure you get something perfect!

(and of course – you could keep costs down by making a voucher for some 1-1 time with you – kids love this special time – whatever they’re doing! – why not have a baking day, a trip to the park with hot chocolate – there are no limits to what you could pick!

For more info about go ape and other days out – CLICK HERE

 

#2  – AN AUDIO BOOK

What child doesn’t like being read to?!

An audio book is a great way to give them a gift that they can use any time – and is perfect for long journeys to keep them occupied – or even in their stereo at home.

You could get them the CD, or if they have a kindle/iPad then you could look at the digital versions instead – just check with mum and dad what would be best!

For more info & to buy – CLICK HERE**

 

#3  – THEIR OWN NEWSPAPER!

I heard about this a few years ago, and last year bought it for my reading mad nephew – who loves it!

Each week you get the newspaper through your door – and you can get it for an entire year, or for a few months etc…

There are usually offers like get your first 3 issues for £1 – so you can see whether they like it before you sign up fully – and as a quick tip – I bought this subscription using Tesco Clubcard points which meant I was able to treat my nephew to a full year for the same cost as I would usually spend on his present – but the value was much higher. A win-win!

For more info & to buy – CLICK HERE

 

#4  – CLOTHES

Yes, practical can sometimes be fun too! – I love t-shirts that have a bit of their personalities on them – and these two pictured fit that criteria perfectly!

For more info & to buy (girls) – CLICK HERE**

For more info & to buy (boys) – CLICK HERE**

 

#5  – CUDDLY BLANKET

Again – practical in that children can cosy up when cold – but fun too – another win/win!

Let’s just take a moment to admire the mermaid and the shark….  how cute are they!

For more info & to buy (girls) – CLICK HERE**

For more info & to buy (boys) – CLICK HERE**

 

 

 

Childrens gift ideas - for that something special that isn't a toy

Where to buy (**)  6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

 

#6  – A WATCH

A really grown up gift – and childrens watches can help them learn how to tell the time more easily, with lots of different things on the face to make it as simple as possible for them.

For more info & to buy – CLICK HERE**

 

#7  – A CAMERA

My daughter got this a few years ago and it’s been used frequently and happily ever since.

It was one of the first gadgets she received, and she loves the fact that it was hers and could take photos of whatever she wanted.

This specific brand lets you play games, and make the photos look funny too – hours of fun! (and there is a boys version too!).

For more info & to buy – CLICK HERE**

 

#8  – BEANBAG / TOY STORAGE

I LOVE this idea as it’s so sensible, but fun for the kids too.

It’s a bean bag that you fill up using your cuddly toys (you could also put blankets / sleeping bag etc… in there if you like.

This means parents are happy as things are (hopefully!) tidied away – and the kids have fun putting everything in there and having a comfy seat!

For more info & to buy – CLICK HERE**

 

#9  – PILLOW PET

Another multi-use item.

OK – yes, one of the uses is a toy (I am bending my own rules here as it’s a good one!), but the other is to use it as a pillow.

This is so good for sleepovers, travel, holidays and lots more – my daughters has lasted here years!

For more info & to buy – CLICK HERE**

 

 

10  – STOMPEEZ SLIPPERS

These are fun slippers that move when you walk. The pressure of each step makes the characters do something (some show their eyes when their ears lift up, for example).

Again, my daughter has loved her pair, so much so that we bought them for gifts for quite a few people over the years too!

For more info & to buy – CLICK HERE**

 

11  – BLOW THE BUDGET – MEMBERSHIP TO THE ZOO

I had to put this one in as it’s such a good one, although expensive.

You could split the cost by buying for all children in a family – my mum and dad have bought their nephews a family membership for a year which worked out well between 3 of them.

Or you could work out that you can have lots of ‘free’ day trips over the year – we only had to visit the zoo 4 times a year for it to be of value – and if we are members we can pop in for an hour whenever we like which is a fantastic treat! It makes each visits cost really cost effective.

If your budget allows, and you have a zoo close, then this has to be looked at! (you’ll need to check out your specific Zoo for more details as each has their own membership schemes).

 

 

These childrens gift ideas are brilliant for when you don't want to give them any more toys. They are a little bit different and unique, and will put a smile on their faces for sure!

I hope you love these childrens gift ideas, I’m sure that each and every one will make that child in your life smile when they receive it!

If you’ve got any other ideas, I’d love to hear about them – so feel free to share in the comments below – thanks in advance!

Ready for some more ideas? – Why not head over to the gift giving section of the site – lots more gifts for everyone in your life. Enjoy!

 

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