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Holiday Gift Guide
A gift for everyone on your list

19 Gifts For Kids That Aren't Toys

Who says you can't have fun while learning?

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, problem-solving, and more. Take a peek through our favorites below.

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1
GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine
Amazon
Get them interested in STEM with this construction spinning machine they have to build step by step!
2
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.
3
littleBits Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
Amazon
This kit comes with everything you need to build and customize an interactive electronic Superhero gauntlet.
4
Cool Maker Pottery Studio
Walmart
Spark their creativity with this clay pottery wheel craft kit for ages 6 and up!
5
Merge Cube
Amazon
This award-winning AR toy is the world's first holographic object you can hold in the palm of your hand. For less than $15, let your kid experience another dimension with the merge cube.
6
Easy Bake Ultimate Oven
Amazon
Encourage an interest in cooking with this kid-friendly oven.
7
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox
Amazon
This robot kit for kids is a fun introduction to robotic programming.
8
SmartLab Toys All-Natural Lip Balm Boutique
Amazon
This beauty-based chemistry kit comes with everything you need to create custom lip balms.
9
Bitsbox Coding for Kids
Bitsbox
Every Bitsbox comes with a coding project that teaches kids 6-12 years old how to code a fun app that they can actually use on their phone or tablet!
10
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.
11
GeoSmart Lunar Rover
GeoSmart's STEM-focused magnetic construction allows kids to learn with GeoMagnetic play.
12
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.
13
Mind Blowing Science Kit
Amazon
Get your young scientist exploring and learning the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools.
14
Tickets To Their Favorite Show
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Whether it be a Broadway show to one of their favorite childhood movies or tickets to see their favorite musician, being able to watch your child react and get excited over an unforgettable performance is priceless. Check out the lineup of kids' performances on Minimaster.
15
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.
16
Kanoodle
Walmart
Keep them occupied for hours with over 100 brain-teasing puzzles.
17
LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift
Children of all ages benefit from building and seeing the fruits of their labor.
18
Kings Bobble Bitz Creation Station
Make jewelry pieces, window clings, and more with the Creation Station.
19
Fingerlings
Walmart
These learning toys have been selling out everywhere, but luckily eBay still has a bunch in stock. While this may just look like a lifeless toy, these interactive Fingerlingsrespond to sound, touch, and movement.