19 Gifts For Kids That Aren't Toys

Who says you can't have fun while learning?

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This holiday season, switch up your kid’s typical gendered toy gifts like Barbies and Hot Wheels for these 19 fun and creative gifts that aren’t really toys at all.

Whether you have a scientist in the making, an aspiring coder or future artist on your hands, these gifts are sure to delight your little one all day long while teaching them the fundamental basics of strategy, creativity and problem-solving.

Take a peek through our favorites below.

1
Garden Tool Kit
Amazon
These garden tools for kids feature a STEM early learning guide to help them learn about nature and animals. On top of that, it encourages them to explore the great outdoors.
2
GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine
Amazon
Get them interested in STEM with this construction spinning machine they have to build step by step!
3
Cool Maker Pottery Studio
Walmart
Spark their creativity with this clay pottery wheel craft kit for ages 6 and up!
4
Merge Cube
Amazon
This award-winning AR toy is the world's first holographic object you can hold in the palm of your hand. You can let your kid experience another dimension with the merge cube.
5
Easy Bake Ultimate Oven
Amazon
Encourage an interest in cooking with this kid-friendly oven.
6
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox
Amazon
This robot kit for kids is a fun introduction to robotic programming.
7
SmartLab Toys All-Natural Lip Balm Boutique
Amazon
For the future chemist in your life, this beauty-based chemistry kit comes with everything you need to create custom lip balms.
8
Mapology World with Flags & Capitals Puzzle
Amazon
Show them the world with this world puzzle featuring 83 country shaped pieces, 65 flags and capital stickers.
9
GeoSmart Lunar Rover
GeoSmart's STEM-focused magnetic construction allows kids to learn with GeoMagnetic play.
10
GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope
Walmart
Slide one of the 20 realistic microscope slides into the Talking Microscope and take a look while listening to cool facts about what you’re looking at.
11
Tickets to a kids' television tour.
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Being able to watch your child react and get excited over an unforgettable performance is priceless. Check out a lineup of kids' shows on StubHub.
12
Roarin' Tyler
This adorable yet smart tiger pet responds to movements and roars with 100+ sound and motion combinations. Unlike other plush toys, furReal pets aren't intended to be merely watched or collected; they're designed to be played with, lived with, and loved.
13
Kanoodle
Walmart
Keep them occupied for hours with brain-teasing puzzles.
14
LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift
Children of all ages can benefit from building and seeing the fruits of their labor. Plus, who can resist Legos?
15
AOKESI Remote Control Robot Building Blocks Educational Kit
Amazon
Let your kids learn how to build their own propeller robot model by following a manual that comes in the kit. So they can be creative while learning some STEM skills. Get it on Amazon.
16
Kano Computer Kit
Target
This kit can show kids how a computer works and includes step-by-step guides on how to code art, games and music. Get it at Target.
17
Creativity For Kids Grow 'N Glow Terrarium Science Kits
Amazon
The kid in your life can learn all about nature with this kit that makes them craft, plant, water and grow their own terrarium. Get it on Amazon.
18
Kid Made Modern Jewelry Jam Kit
Amazon
Get your kid excited about using their hands to make things for themselves. This jewelry kit comes with over 690 beads. Get it at Amazon.
19
Fingerlings
Walmart
This toy might look simple enough but it's actually interactive. Fingerlings move when your kid touches them and even make sounds. Get it at Walmart.