20 awesome kids birthday gift ideas

February 9, 2021

In one of the previous blogs where we talked about how to plan a great kids birthday party, we mentioned that planning a birthday party for your child is a big deal. We all know that kids can be a difficult crowd, considering that their interests change daily. But if you start planning early enough, you can get all the little things done on time and your child and all their guests will remember the party for years to come. 


The same goes for a great birthday gift. You probably think it's hard to find a gift for kids because they already have everything. But it really doesn't have to be that way. Kids explore the world, everything is interesting to them and they love anything new. Some kids prefer recreational toys, while others are more on the educational side. But in the end, all that matters is that they have fun and learn something.

To make it easier for you, we bring you 20 great birthday gift ideas.

Baby: 0-12 months

Even before they can hold the toy in their hands, babies are ready to play. Therefore, the best gifts for little ones are those that stimulate their senses. Babies also explore with their mouths, so look for toys that aren't choking hazards and might be interesting to little tongues. And keep it simple.

Classic children’s rattle

Rattles are important for the highly sensitive hearing of newborns. They also promote cognitive development. It is gentle, safe and makes a fun sound. While the baby plays, it develops its sense of touch, sight and sound. It has the perfect shape for baby's grasp and has built-in grab points. The toys are robust and long lasting. Here you can check out the best rattles of 2020.

Teething toy

Somewhere between four and seven months, you will notice that the baby salivates and wants to bite on everything it sees, which means that the first teeth are coming. For this reason, teething toys made of natural latex rubber and high-quality food coloring are great. And the sound of whimpering is ready to grab your baby's attention. They contain no BPA and are completely safe to chew. Here you can read more about teething toys and find the best baby teethers of 2021.

Stuffed animal

Every child needs a good old stuffed animal. They come in many different designs and sizes, great for kids to squeeze, cuddle and carry around. They help children improve their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and creativity while entertaining them for hours. Therefore, it is highly recommended to give a stuffed toy to a baby. This is because toys are a great way for babies to develop their interpersonal skills needed for communication milestones.

Every child needs a good old stuffed animal

Play carpet

For kids, the floor is a great place to play, so rugs will make the room and playtime much more enjoyable. There are a wide range of options, including car play mats and patterned rugs that kids can use for play as well. Made of high quality sponge material, soft and comfortable, ensures children's safety. Bright colors and cartoons help develop a child's early cognitive skills.

Bath toys

We must not forget all that can be learned by bathing. Babies will splash around in the bathtub with colorful toys at an early age. Little ones can practice their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills while shooting in hoops, practicing color recognition as well as counting. Most of these toys can fill with water. Little ones will squeeze the toys and watch the water come out. Children will also learn about pressure control as they experiment with letting water drain slowly or quickly. Enhance your little one’s bath time with sweet waterproof bath toys from this collection.

Toddler: 1-3 years

At this age, it is important to find toys that will inspire and surprise a child’s growing mind. To interest them, you need to add sensitivity or mobility features. The more you focus on those senses, the more learning will happen.

Infantino Jumbo shape sorter

There are many different shape sorters on the market, but this one is a little different. This toy encourages eye coordination, as the child must turn the elephant's tail to make the body rotate to find the hole with the correct shape. This toy also helps to develop logical thinking and analytical skills, as the child has to push the elephant ears to release the shapes from inside. It's nice that your toddler has the ability to release shapes from inside without the help of an adult.

Rainbow stacker

This unique colorful wooden stacker is beautifully hand carved from a single piece of wood. This stunning set can be used not only for stacking, but also to create countless scenes in open-ended play with other toys. With a little imagination, children will quickly discover that these arches can be transformed into a bridge, a fence, a cave, a tunnel, hills and anything else they dream of. Children will explore colours, perfect hand-eye coordination and motor skills and expand their thinking and creative abilities by playing with these beautiful blocks.

Bouncy horse

Bouncing engages almost all muscle groups of the child's body, especially the legs and the middle of the body. It trains spatial orientation and balance. In addition, the rhythmic movement is orderly for the nervous system, so it is a great self-soothing and self-regulating mechanism. The bouncy horse is made of extremely durable, heavy-duty, non-toxic material. Lab tested, it meets toy safety standards. Plus, it's just plain fun to play with.

Xylophone

Young children love to make music and sounds and explore things. This is a toy that stimulates creativity, encourages imagination and supports social skills. The xylophone helps improve a child's fine motor skills by practicing precise hand movements to move the hammer to the right notes. Also, because of the bright and colorful keys, the child will begin to associate notes with colors. This is also a great way for babies and parents to play together. They come in different shapes and sizes and you can see some of them here.

This is a toy that stimulates creativity, encourages imagination and supports social skills

Kinetic sand bake shop

Mix, mold and make your own sweet kinetic sand treats with the bake shop playset. Kinetic sand is the original magical, moldable and fascinating sand. It flows through children's hands and never dries out, so they can play over and over again. It's so satisfying that kids can't put it down. The set is perfect for creative and imaginative play.

Preschool: 3-5 years

As children this age begin to control their emotions, they’re better equipped to work through problems and conflicts. They will become more independent and begin to be more involved with adults and children outside the family. They will want to explore and inquire more about things around them. Their interactions with family and those around them will help shape their personality and their own way of thinking and moving.

Animated Baby Yoda

It is the most anticipated and sophisticated interactive toy from the movie Star Wars. Yes, Baby Yoda is completely animatronic, it has over 25 different sounds and movements, and you can even force it to take a nap. Let the child become its protector. Tap the top of the Baby Yoda's head to activate Mandalorian-inspired sound effects, including happy and excited, giggling and chattering, tired and sleeping. It also has the Force sound effects. Here you can take a closer look at all the possibilities offered by this interesting toy.

It is the most anticipated and sophisticated interactive toy from the movie Star Wars

Drawing board

Draw, write, and play with the pencil to encourage a child's creativity and help them learn to express themselves visually. The drawing board helps develop your child's imagination and craft skills. It cultivates children’s artistic abilities and showcases the inner skills of their mind. The board has a sliding eraser that makes erasing drawings quick and easy. All your child has to do is wipe back and forth to erase the scribbles and start a new drawing.

Play Doh kit

Play Doh is a special type of modeling clay. Originally intended for use as a wallpaper cleaner, this well-known product was immediately turned into a children's toy. It is one of the most recognizable toy brands in the world. Because of its non-toxicity and reusability, Play Doh sets give parents peace of mind when their tots play with them. Can enhance the imaginative and creative skills of growing children and express their creativity. Manipulating and kneading the dough will improve their hand-eye coordination and motor skills.

Puzzle

Puzzles are yet another family-friendly, age-appropriate, gender-neutral birthday gifts for children. The parents will love it as much as the children do as they bring the family together, help develop the analytical mind of the child and helps keep them occupied and excited for hours.

Memory game

When we think of memory games, we probably picture the classic card games of concentration, where simple pictures are turned upside down and players must search for two matches. Of the many such games, we highlight the I spy memory game. It is an additional challenge to the simple matching of pictures in the memory game, as children must also recognise pictures in different backgrounds and positions. This game not only promotes visual memory but also trains shape recognition, promotes visual, memory and reading skills.

Middle childhood: 5-8 years

Middle childhood brings many changes in a child’s life. Having independence from family becomes more important now. Events such as starting school bring children this age into regular contact with the larger world. Friendships become more and more important. Physical, social, and mental skills develop quickly at this time. This is a critical time for children to develop confidence in all areas of life, such as through friends, schoolwork and sports, says cdc.gov.

Where’s Waldo?

For more than a quarter century, Waldo has taken the place of a beloved cultural icon in spectacles. In an incredible original that embarks on a worldwide quest to find Waldo, the fearless traveler journeys from beach to mountain, city to folk festival. Eliminate boredom with this extensive list of seek-and-find tasks and activities that will have everyone enjoy a favorite wanderer and their crafty friends. Kids will find mazes, matching games, connecting dots, coloring pages, word searches, quizzes and more to keep all sharp-eyed fans busy. Following Waldo on his very first wanderings is more exciting (and challenging) than ever in this special anniversary edition of his international debut.

Fort builder kit

This is a unique, award-winning, building and creative toy. Crazy forts come with many child-safe toggles and rods that can be joined together to build any play space according to your child's imagination. Create a cave one day, an igloo, pirate ship or a castle the next. Stick the pieces together in different configurations, cover them with bed sheets and voila, kids have a unique new play space every time. 

Lego

One of the most popular toys in the world. By stacking LEGO bricks, kids develop an imagination that is the foundation for creativity, combining logic and reasoning with playfulness and imagination. Children make up stories and favorite characters, learning through play by stacking things, taking them apart and stacking them in different ways. Building, not building, rebuilding, thereby creating new things and developing new ways of thinking about themselves and the world.

Jenga

Perhaps the best family moments are when parents and children get together and play a fun game. The Jenga is an original game of wooden blocks that all generations enjoy playing. Pull out the block, put it on top, but do not drop the tower. It requires skill and patience. So while you are having a nice family night, give your kids some valuable lessons. This block game will also encourage creative thinking.

The Jenga is an original game of wooden blocks that all generations enjoy playing.

National geographic geode kit

Break out 10 geodes to discover the cool world inside and learn about rocks and the earth. Geology can't be more exciting than breaking open rocks and finding crystalline treasures. The detailed, full-colour learning guide teaches kids all about the fascinating science behind how geodes are formed. A great activity from STEM provides kids with quality educational toys that are a lot of fun. The included display stands are perfect for showing off the crystals they find and creating a rock collection, while the learning guide teaches lots of amazing facts about geodes.

Whatever gift you choose, you won't go wrong. Children are discovering the world, everything is new to them, and they look forward to everything. The only important thing is that it comes from the heart and above all - be a sport, have fun and enjoy the time with the children.