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The Artful Parent’s Creative Gift Guide for Kids

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
November 27, 2023
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Looking for a creative gift guide for kids this holiday season, or any time of year? Here are the Artful Parent’s gift guides for kids, full of the best ideas for fun and creative presents.

Updated October 2023

Finding a gift for the children in your life can be tricky. Finding one that is creative and enriching can be even harder!

We’re here to help. Here is a roundup of all the gift guides from the Artful Parent, based on years of present-buying experience.

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Creative Gift Guides for Kids 

Here are our favorite toys and gifts for all of the kids in your life!

The Best Open-Ended Toys for Kids

Open ended toys foster play, creativity, and imagination. Here is a list of the best creative toys for kids to promote pretend play.

Creative Gift Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Looking for creative gift ideas for the toddlers & preschoolers in your life? We have lots of recommendations for open-ended building sets, puzzles, games––and of course, art supplies too!

Gifts for Kids Who Love to Build

Do you know a child who loves to build and create? Here’s a great collection of creative gifts for kids that inspire imaginative play.

Musical Gifts for Kids

These ideas for musical gifts for kids are hand-picked by musician, music teacher, and mom Kari Richmond along with our editorial team.

Useful Gifts for Kids

If you’re looking for useful gifts for kids, here are our favorite real tools and instruments perfect for small hands!

Best Creative Gifts for Tweens

Check out this list of creative gifts for tweens and teens. These gifts all encourage creativity and are lots of fun!

Handmade Gift Ideas Kids Can Make for the Holidays

Looking for fun handmade gift ideas for kids and families? These are our favorite kid-made gift ideas that are fun to make and receive.

Creative Games for Kids

If you’re looking for a great board game, here are our top picks!

The Best Family Board Games for Fun, Connection, & Learning

The best family board games that we play and love. These board games and card games are great for connecting as a family and having fun!

The Best Family Board Games by Age

These are the best family games for kids with recommendations by age – toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children.

Art Supplies as Kids’ Gifts

Art supplies make the best gifts for kids!

25 BEST Art Supplies for Kids

Here’s our favorite arts and crafts supplies based on years of experience. The best art supplies for painting, drawing, sculpting and more!

We also have these age-specific art supply lists:

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

A gift guide isn’t complete without stocking stuffers. Here are some great options.

The Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer Shopping Guide for Kids

To help you get any last-minute shopping done, we’ve created this stocking stuffer shopping guide. We share what we consider the perfect stocking stuffer mix for kids of all ages.

And be sure to also check out our list of 10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids as well as our favorite Creative Stocking Stuffers for Kids!

We hope this creative gift guide for kids helps you this holiday season!

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Holiday Creativity pack!

Let’s celebrate the holidays with all things crafty! Here are 53 pages full of our favorite drawing prompts, creative play ideas, art activities, and more!

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