Happy Wednesday, ladies. Seeing so much of my grandson and celebrating his birthday this weekend reminded me that the holidays are right around the corner. Many of us have grandchildren, and some of you have great-grandchildren, so today, I have some fun gifts from Amazon to get you started.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set: $16.79 / No toy offers more creative development than blocks, and these come in fun colors. I like giving toys that require using their imagination, and wooden toys tickle my fancy.
LEGO DUPLO Santa’s Gingerbread House Building Toy Set: $34.99 / This LEGO set will bring hours of fun not only during the holiday season but all year round.
Elmer’s 10 Days of GUE Pre-Made Slime Variety Pack: $19.99 / This countdown pack would be perfect for each time your grandchild comes to visit. Slime is so popular right now, and this pre-made slime with some fun and unique mix-ins
Tacto Doctor (Interactive Kit + App) – Pretend Play with Real STEM Learning: $59.99 / This doctor kit takes it to the next level by offering a coordinating app with tons of interactive STEM games. You don’t need an iPad to play with it, but if your grandchild does use an iPad, this toy will turn his screen time into an educational learning opportunity.
Search and Find Preschool Learning for Kids Ages 3 to 6: $24.97 / This brand has a ton of educational games to choose from, and each one encourages important learning skills through play.
Magna-Tiles Builder Set: $49.99 / Magna-Tiles takes block building to the next level. These tiles magnetically connect to each other (and any metal surface) for hours of learning and fun. this set also includes some fun building options like wheels, bricks, and roads.
Sqoosh2Poof – Jumbo Plush Character: $59.99 / This adorable HUGE stuffed animal comes to you in a small box-imagine the surprise when your grandchild opens the box, and it slowly inflates to this jumbo, cuddly stuffed animal (there are several animals to chose from). My grandson still loves his big “stuffies”.
Play-Doh Animal Adventure Set: $28.99 / Is there really a better toy than Play-Doh? This set comes with several animal cookie cutters and cans of Play-Doh for hours of fun.
Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Wooden Castle Dollhouse With Wooden Dolls and Horses: $53.86 / The amount of creative play you can do with this toy is endless!
Osmo-Math Wizard and The Amazing Airships, Ages 6-8: $59.99 / This Osmo game is great for an older child and will turn their tablet time into learning time without them knowing any different. It teaches STEM and math skills through playing fun games. As noted before, this requires a tablet (iPad or Fire Tablet).
Micro Scooter for Kids with LED Light-up Wheels, Ages 5-12: $154.99 / Get your grandchildren outside with the cool light-up scooter that will grow with them. Even though my grandson has moved on to a bike with gears, he still loves zipping around on his scooter.
Osmo Detective Agency – Ages 5-12 – Solve Global Mysteries: $39.99 / This Osmo game is like the popular Escape Rooms but in your own home. Your grandchild will be having so much fun they won’t even know they’re learning. As noted before, this requires a tablet (iPad or Fire Tablet).
Rapid Rumble Educational and Clever Category Game, 6 and Up: $21.97 / This award-winning game is fast-paced and easy to play. Roll the dice, pick a card and try to think of answers based on the letters you have. It’s fun for the whole family!
Disc Golf Starter Set: $49.99 / If you haven’t played frisbee golf, you don’t know what you’re missing. This beginner set is awesome.
Guess Who? Board Game with People and Pets, 6 and Up: $16.99 / You can’t go wrong with this classic board game, which is always fun for everyone.
Train of Thought-Family Connection & Conversation Starters for 6 and Up: $16.97 / This game will inspire young and old both to have meaningful conversations and connections in this game that helps you learn more about those you love.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Stunning Chemistry Set, 8 and Up: $34.99 / Play scientist with this awesome chemistry set filled with a ton of experiments.
Creative Pattern Logic Game, Age 8 and Up: $15.75 / Tangrams can provide hours of fun, and this set goes further by turning learning into a fun game.
Faber-Castell Pottery Studio, 8 and Up: $51.98 / Channel your inner artist while you and your grandchild create beautiful pottery pieces. This kit contains everything you’ll need for lots of fun creations.
Wooden Chess Set: $26.95 / It’s never too early to start teaching your grandchild the art of chess. This set is sturdy, looks great, and will be a hit! My grandson is becoming a whiz at chess and often beats me 🙂
KumiKreator Friendship Necklace and Bracelet Making Kit: $25.49 / If you have a school-aged grandchild, these are quite a big ticket. This kit includes everything they need to make bracelets and more jewelry. I don’t have a granddaughter but can imagine this would be well received.
Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer for Smartphones: $89.99 / If your grandchild is a teen or tween, you can bet they have an iPhone or smartphone with tons of pictures. Have fun making memories, then print them out and display them.
Canon Zink Photo Paper Pack: $8.97 / If you get the printer above, make sure to grab a pack or two of these. You’ll be surprised how fast they go.
Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch: $399 / Although this is a splurge, you can’t go wrong with the latest Apple gadget.
2021 Apple iPad Mini: $399.99 / You can get a great deal on an older iPad, which still has most of the bells and whistles that the newer ones have.
Brilliant or BS? | A Trivia Game for Know-It-Alls and Big Fat Liars, 14 and Up: $15.99 / This fun game will have everyone cracking up, and you decide who is telling the truth and who is lying.
The Original Reversible Octopus Plushie: $15 / Give your tween or teen the ability to share his or her emotions without saying a thing. This cute plushie is available in tons of colors, and your grandchild will love it.
Are you shopping for young people this holiday season?
I don’t have any kids to buy for but if I did I would certainly be using some of these ideas. They are great!
Thank you for some fun family and older kid gift ideas — very helpful, Jennifer!
Thanks for these wonderful gift ideas. I struggle to find something interesting for my Grands and these games and toys seem to hit the bill. Thanks for finding them. Have a Great Day!!🧡🍁🍂💛
Glad these resonated Linda
Who doesn’t love looking for children’s gifts!? Some excellent ideas.
Just a suggestion… if there’s an independent toy store in your community, perhaps spend your money with them, rather than a huge ( but no doubt convenient) business like Amazon. Where I live, there’s a great children’s wear and toy store which needs our business. Same goes for the independent bookstore . I can order in and pick up my purchases, and have a chat with the owners too. Small town perks.
Agreed! I think the selection is why so many people shop online.
I truly don’t mean to be a Scrooge, but I’m SO curious about the Elmer’s 10 Days of GUE Pre-Made Slime Variety Pack. (I’m out of touch with kids’ toys these days, plus I must have too much time on my hands to even be pondering this!) It says it’s an Advent Calendar, yet it shows 20 cups of slime… so what does 10 Days refer to? The box cover features lollipops and the name Sweet Retreat. The mix-ins look like candy sprinkles, but aren’t, yet it’s recommended for ages 3+. What little child isn’t going to want to eat this stuff? For the record, I checked out reviews and people give it good ones.
I honestly can’t say because I haven’t seen it, but the reviews are good so it must make sense in person.
Thank you for this great list. I have five grandchild between 3-6.
Thanks Jennifer for your research. I’ve got 10 grandkids 1 – 9 and these ideas fit the bill. I can vouch for the magna tiles….GREAT present for age 3/4 and up.
Great list! I’ll be buying several of these for my granddaughters. Thx!
These are all great ideas. I have 5 grandkids ages 2 to 8. These ideas filled all the age brackets. Thank you for putting in all the work!
These are great ideas. I have a granddaughter who is 2 and is in between 2-3 toys and hard to shop for. These are some ideas I have not seen(Seek and find). Thank you so much!
Thank you for the great list of gifts!
Great ideas! Thank you so much ❤️
So clever of you to offer suggestions for grandkids! Thank you; I see things my granddaughter would enjoy. Now, how about suggestions for my very hard to shop for son and son in law? Shopping for youngish men is impossible!
I agree, I will see what I can find.
Fantastic gift ideas!!!!! I’m going to get the BS game for my adult kids…….lol
I like the octopus plushies. It’s like as mood ring, but better. Perfect for adults.
Good to know!!
Great list!!! Thank you!!!
I’m glad you like these. They’re fun!
I love buying for my grandson 🙂
Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you for hunting them down!!