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.
Creative Gift Guides for Kids
Here are our favorite toys and gifts for all of the kids in your life!
Open ended toys foster play, creativity, and imagination. Here is a list of the best creative toys for kids to promote pretend play.
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!
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.
These ideas for musical gifts for kids are hand-picked by musician, music teacher, and mom Kari Richmond along with our editorial team.
If you’re looking for useful gifts for kids, here are our favorite real tools and instruments perfect for small hands!
Check out this list of creative gifts for tweens and teens. These gifts all encourage creativity and are lots of fun!
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 that we play and love. These board games and card games are great for connecting as a family and having fun!
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!
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:
- The BEST Arts and Crafts Supplies for Tweens
- The BEST Art Supplies for Preschoolers
- The BEST Art Supplies for Toddlers
- The BEST Baby Art Supplies
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
A gift guide isn’t complete without stocking stuffers. Here are some great options.
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.
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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