Can you believe we’ve posted 10 years of holiday gift guides on Create. Play. Travel.? Here are some of our favorite gift ideas from past gift guides. Over the years our family has discovered many fun gifts and interactive toys that are great for busy kids. We also included some fun family gifts for men and women!
Animal Blankets Gift Idea
Cozy animal blankets are perfect for kids who love to be warm while they play. Wild Things animal blankets come in many styles with snuggly pockets which give kids the head and paws or feet of a bear, leopard, unicorn, lion, and more. Additionally, these blankets are made of soft material with high quality stitched details.
Cute Animal Backpacks
Furthermore, Animal Packers backpacks are a cute way to keep school supplies organized. Kids can take these backpacks to preschool or kindergarten, or use them for homeschool. Our toddler son loved his yellow bird backpack, which we think is a great gift idea for kids. The backpack has mesh pockets, several zipper openings, and a cartoonish animal face.
Quality Kids Wooden Toys
For kids who love pretending, this Hape wooden fire station is a great interactive play set. It’s initially fun to put together. Once built, kids can play with the wooden firetruck, helicopter, fireman, Dalmatian fire dog, and fire extinguisher. My kids loved the cute illustrated details decorating the fire house, along with the built-in fire pole and hinged garage doors.
Balance Bike Kids Gift
Did you know that balance bikes significantly help toddlers learn how to ride a bike? Our gift list wouldn’t be complete without Strider balance bikes for kids. Each of my kids learned how to ride a bike by practicing on their Strider bikes. These colorful balance bikes are well made, with sturdy handles, an adjustable steel frame, and durable tires. Kids learn how to balance, which helps them eventually advance to using pedal bikes.
Magnetic Tiles Toy
Additionally, kids who enjoy building will love colorful Magformers magnetic blocks. An innovative take on traditional building blocks, these colorful shapes have magnets which allow them to snap together. Kids can build houses, towers, and geometric shapes. Other sets include add-ons to make vehicles, engineering creations, 3D hearts, and spheres.
Baby Floor Pillow Gift Idea
For babies who love being in the middle of family life, the Pello floor pillow is very helpful. It’s comfortable and protective while also keeping baby close by. A baby can safely lounge in a Pello anywhere on the floor. The oversize pillow is gently indented to support babies through toddler size kids. You can also remove the cover to wash it. We used our Pello for two babies and even my toddler enjoyed resting in it.
Disney on Ice Tickets – Fun Family Gifts
Next on our list of fun family gifts, Disney on Ice tickets are always a highlight for our kids. This magical ice skating show comes to our area once a year. Our kids love seeing their favorite characters perform in beautiful routines on the ice. Of course, Disney always includes a bit of magic within their professional ice shows. Disney on Ice tickets are a great family gift for kids of all ages! See our tips for things to bring to Disney on Ice.
Hats for Men Gift Idea
For dads, brothers and husbands, a new hat from Tenth Street Hats is a great gift idea with a very practical use. You can choose from a wide variety of styles to find your man’s new favorite accessory. My husband has worn a Tenth Street Hat for several years, and it’s held up beautifully and even served as a conversation starter. Gift a hat to any man who loves exploring, relaxing by the lake, or going on adventures.
Coffee Body Products Gift Set
Alternately, every woman who loves coffee will enjoy any of Java Skincare’s coffee-infused body products. The lip balm and scrub duo is especially a perfect gift idea or stocking stuffer. It’s luxurious and very soothing. Additionally, this lip set is compact and can easily slip into a purse or travel bag. Java Skincare products are made with green coffee and botanical extracts. The whole product line is lovely and very moisturizing.
Quality Jewelry for Moms
If you like jewelry, moms and women of all ages will love the beautiful designs from Anne Vaughan Jewelry. You can layer many of the pieces to create unique looks that go with a wide variety of outfits. I love the shimmery glass used in many of the designs. Anne Vaughan Jewelry comes in many styles and each piece is handcrafted in Virginia.
Tea Subscription Box
Finally, a tea subscription box is a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys sipping hot tea. This box is curated with an assortment of tea blends, allowing you to discover new flavors and enjoy classic favorites. The box that I received had a number of different types of tea, including vanilla matcha, jasmine and lemon tea. I enjoyed trying each one.
Fun Family Gifts
And that’s a wrap! These are just a few of our favorite fun family gifts. However, they’re the ones that stand out from our past 1o years of gift guides. Some of these gift ideas are also items and activities our family has enjoyed using the most. I hope some of these gifts inspire you to surprise your family. Happy gift shopping!
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, creative projects, taking photos and traveling. I’ve previously worked as a web designer, journalist and barista. I hope you enjoy our creative projects and family adventures!