This list covers the best birthday gift ideas for kids. From band-aids to bikes to personalized candy bars - here is an idealist that is bound to impress the big kids AND little kids. Take a look and see which one is your favorite!
I also happen to know from personal experience that kids like to use them as stickers. And that’s okay too. ;)
Whether you choose to give a backpack with sparkles, superheroes or animals, this gift is a winner.
Get a “rocker” style jacket, a microphone or toy guitar, and they will jam out on their imaginary stage! They love to perform for various audiences – family, friends, and often just the mirror. :) These are fantastic birthday gift ideas for kids.
Every kid loves a chalk board. You can get small personal size chalkboards handheld fun or large easel chalkboards to put in their room.
If you really want it to stand out, make it yourself! I have an easy little tutorial on making mini chalkboards that I will be posting here soon. Stay tuned!
Once you have the board, get 2 sets of chalk - white chalk and colored - because frankly, chalk is cheap – giving them some variety will make your gift more fun for them.
There are literally hundreds if not thousands to choose from! Connect 4,
Candy Land and Guess Who are great for the little ones. Chess, Uno, and
Twister are more fun for older kids. Teenagers are more into Mad Gab,
Settlers of Katan, or Catch Phrase. Let’s not forget the classics! Chutes and Ladders, Cootie,
Pickup Sticks, Jacks, Marbles - many come in vintage cases and boxes.
Make sure to play a round or two with them so they will be pros by the time they teach their friends how to play!
Every kid loves to get their own candy bar, but a candy with a personalized wrapper just rocks! Download a printable candy bar wrapper and personalize a few of their favorite candy bars.
This is one of those "disappearing" birthday gift ideas for kids. Anything that disappears is always welcomed (less stuff to store)!
Giant floor puzzles for little kids, 3d puzzles for older kids, glow-in-the-dark puzzles for everyone – puzzles are such a fun gift! You can also turn photos into personalized puzzles with companies like Shutterfly or Snapfish. They make it easy, and the kids love it.
Board books are great for babies, picture books are better for early elementary age, and short chapter books are great for the older readers. Some kids love a book of random facts or good jokes. Others want adventure and stories. There are thousands of fantastic lists to help you search for classic literature for kids.
Here are some of our family favorites...