With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for the children in your life. Whether you’re buying for your own kids or for someone else’s, a present that encourages creativity is always a good idea.
Stuck for gift ideas? Here are five totally awesome ideas for the creative kid in your life:
Lego has been around for years and yet is still popular with kids. These days you can buy a whole range of kits to suit just about every interest. There’s super heroes, movie themed kits and the ever-popular Lego CITY range which includes detailed instructions and all the pieces you need to make the item. For the ultimate in creativity though, purchase a classic Lego bricks set which leaves the building options open to the mind of the creative child who uses it.
2. Base Inventor Kit
The Base Inventor Kit turns your child into a master inventor. What’s not to love about that? The kit includes lots of bits they can use, teaching them about technology and gaining STEAM skills while they’re at it. If inventing isn’t your child’s thing, check out the other kits available here.
3. 3D and 4D puzzles
Regular puzzles are fun but how about extending your child’s skills by getting them a 3D or 4D puzzle? They can be quite tricky to put together but helps build spacial awareness and, if they’re done together as a family, can help build cooperation and team building skills too. Make buildings, castles or replicas of famous landmarks in puzzle form. Your creative kid will love the challenge.
4. A monthly subscription box
Why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Monthly subscription boxes like KiwiCo are a great way to keep the creativity going once the holiday season has ended. Pick a box to suit the interests and age of your child and they’ll get sent a fun box every month. Each box contains instructions and all the materials needed to make, explore and learn.
5. Art and craft supplies
For the kid who loves art, the best present you could buy is more art supplies. Build up your child’s stock with paints, pens, paper and art books. Challenge their creativity by purchasing something they haven’t used before from websites such as Creative Child, Eckersley’s or Officeworks.
Whatever you gift this holiday season, make sure it sparks creativity. Not only will the gift be well received but it will also keep your child entertained long after Christmas is over.