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Unique Gifts for Kids this Holiday Season

As parents, chances are that we already know the coolest and hottest toys of the season (mostly because our kids won’t stop talking about them). But when all is said and done, we also want to get our kids something a little bit different- something they don’t expect but that we know they will love. These are the top most unique gifts for kids this holiday season– gifts to fill up their toy box, fuel their minds, and move their bodies.

Sure, toys make great gifts but have you ever tried to send your kids outside to play with their awesome new sleds without the proper gear?  You know that kids don’t always last that long out in the cold no matter how excited they are. Twenty minutes outside and they are running in with their freezing toes looking for some hot chocolate.  Make sure they are outfitted with the proper attire starting with their feet. 

Keen strives to pay attention to every little detail on their products, making them the perfect place to get snow boots for your kids.  Looking for waterproof , water resistant, proper insulation and good tracking?  No problem!  Need easy on (and easy off) to eliminate the snow boot struggle? Look no further.  

With an amazing selection of boots, it will be hard to choose a favorite.  This season our top two picks are the Lumi and Hikeport Waterproof Mid.  The Lumi is the all-around perfect outdoor boot.  It features insulation rated to -40°F/-40°C and a waterproof EVA shell design. It is ultra-light weight allowing kids to move easily and also uses charcoal bamboo as the perfect, foot warming insulation.  

The Hikeport is a a lower rise boot that still showcases the amazing waterproof quality but with a breathable membrane that lets water vapor out without letting water in.  They showcase a fun outdoorsy style that is great for playing outside but also practical for sending the kids off to school in!


Give kids the gift of toasty feet this Winter and you will find them having even more fun outside!  And no adult or parent can argue with that!


Hikeport Waterproof Mid | Lumi

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When you’re looking for the perfect STEM gift look no further than the Cubelets Discovery Set. With an emphasis on creation, this set allows kids of all ages to play endlessly. When you’re looking for that perfect toy, nothing compares to the Discovery Set that’s in a league of it’s own. Connecting the cubelets in different ways creates a mini robot that can do a variety of things.

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Included in the package are 6 different Cubelets as well as a yellow brick adapter, which is compatible with LEGO® building blocks, and a Bluetooth Hat to connect to mobile devices.

As soon as the kids get the hang of things, download the Cubelets App which is available for IOS, Android, and FireOS, then remote control any of the cubelets. You can also change the behavior of the cubelets through the personality swap. You’ll find them exploring all the new and innovative ways they can play. Kids, teenagers, and adults alike will love to design and create with the Cubelets Discovery Set.

Cubelets Discovery Set

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Gaming systems and games are hot on everyone’s wish list this year. From the Dad who wants to relive his glory years through his kiddos or the budding gamer just getting into the scene- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment delivers all the games on your list.

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Harry Potter has been on trend for years. Whether you are team Slytherin or Gryffindor you will love traveling through Hogwarts with Harry, Hermoine, and Ron. Both top-selling videogames LEGO: Harry Potter Collection: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 are newly remastered into one package. LEGO allows the gamer to cultivate the world of Harry Potter like never before. Get your magic wand ready for spells, potions, puzzle solving, lessons, dueling and more.

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Who is the most beloved family this year? Yours of course, especially if you bring home those lovable Incredibles. LEGO: The Incredibles reimagines this crime-fighting family featuring TT Game’s signature LEGO humor. Join the Incredibles on their unforgettable adventures and action sequences from both movies. Teamwork makes the dream work, right? This is one Incredible team you and your family will love being a part of.

Games are available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One making them versatile for whatever type of gaming family you are.   

LEGO: Harry Potter Collection| LEGO: The Incredibles

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When the aspiring superhero in your life also loves STEM, the perfect holiday gift is an Avengers Hero Inventor Kit from littleBits. Tony Stark by day and Iron Man by night, allow your budding engineer’s creativity and imagination push the limits with their very own ‘lab kit’ perfect for building their own functioning hero suit. With 18+ in app activities available with each kit, your child can become their superhero of choice all while experimenting with light, sound, speed, energy, and more. The possibilities are endless with this STEM based kit guaranteed to inspire your little inventor. 

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Parents plan to be amazed with the creations your child can design with a kit from littleBits. Children can delve into the worlds of science, engineering, physics, technology and more safely and on their own with littleBits. With easy to follow instructions, and the ability to construct on your own “outside the box”, your child will love their new-found light powers, speed tracker, stealth mode, custom identity and more. A great gift is both fun and educational and littleBits fits the bill this holiday season.

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

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Take your child’s STEM experience to the next level this holiday season with a kit for the young, but experienced future engineer with Sensors Alive. This at-home physics lab combines science and gaming for a truly surreal, fun and engaging educational experience. During the cold winter days after Christmas let the child on your gift list use tech to not only entertain, but to educator with Sensors Alive.

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With the ability to measure light, sound, and temperature, using 3 external sensors, your child will then utilize that data within their iPad or tablet along with the gaming app to create creatures, habitats and environments. Your child will then make sure to keep their creatures alive while solving challenges and puzzles, crafting new creatures, developing new habitats, and doing so all using the outside readings. Physics will literally come to life before your child’s eyes as they see the tangible results of their experiments materialize within their game. 

Sensors Alive

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A little bit of preparation goes along way-and for those of us traveling with little ones around the holidays, or just trying to make daycare run smoothly, preparation gets simplified with Easy Baby Travelers. Itemized and stylish, these diaper bag organizers keep the stress of parenting prep minimal.

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Need to feed the baby? Reach into the “feed me” bag! Is someone tiny getting frustrated during the long car trip? The “entertain me” bag is there to make that frustration disappear. Whether you are a seasoned Grandma or a family-friend giving tired parents a date night for the first time in months, this Easy Baby Travelers Brooklyn Set makes taking care of your children’s needs easier than ever and fashionable, too! These organizers come in a variety of patterns and prices to match your lifestyle and budget.

Brooklyn Set

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Christmas is a great time to take inventory of your child’s educational needs. Regardless of age or developmental needs, The Learning Journey has you covered.

For kids learning to tell time, we love Telly The Teaching Time Clock. This interactive clock will help your child learn to tell both analog and digital time using two quiz modes. In the learning mode, Telly teaches time in five minute increments when his hands are moved, updating his LCD screen. In the quiz mode, Telly asks your child to move the hands on his face to match the time displayed on his screen. But it’s not just a learning tool- Telly is also a real working clock and is the perfect addition to any child’s room. Learning to tell time has never been so much fun!

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In first grade, kids start learning a little bit about where they live (city, state, country). But you don’t have to wait that long! The Lift & Learn USA Map Puzzle teaches children about the 50 states in a fun and colorful way. State capitals and pictures are printed under the pieces so kids can have fun putting together the pieces while you engage in the learning experience by sharing fun facts about each state.

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the learning journey daily mom parent portal unique gifts for kids

Of course, let’s not forget the classics. These fun and colorful tray puzzles feature the ABCs and 123s, and will encourage children to develop letter and number recognition skills. Under each piece you’ll find lined text that teaches handwriting skills if you want your child to practice tracing. Pictures are also printed under the pieces to guide younger children. While there are a number of more modern ways to teach these skill sets, we still love a simple wooden puzzle and your child will too.

Telly the Teaching Time Clock | Life & Learn USA Map | Lift & Learn ABC Puzzle | Lift & Learn 123 Number Puzzle

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Whether your child’s a math whiz, lover of numbers, or simply needs a start on the right track, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Jr. board game and story book set are the perfect gift for the kids in your life this holiday. It is never too early to start teaching children about finances, life skills, and money management and there is no time like the present. 

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The story book set will take your child on exciting adventures in math, learning, and finance, teaching valuable lessons at home from a young age. Children of all ages love listening to stories so make the tales worthwhile instilling early concepts of finance and money management without them even knowing. With these books your children will learn how earning money works, how to save and pay cash, the importance of giving and integrity, and the dangers of debt.

With so many young adults coming out of college with inadequate financial knowledge the Financial Peace Jr. board game can start teaching money management skills in a fun and exciting way. This fun family game includes a parent guide, ideas for activities, and age-appropriate chores. Making numbers fun, your elementary school age children will be engaged and excited with this interactive game, all while learning important concepts in numbers and finance. 

Financial Peace Jr. and Story book set

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Does your kiddo love to get mail? Give the gift of real mail from Sunny the Mail Snail! Sunny sends a weekly adventure letter to kids ages 4 to 8. They will learn all about animals and places in the world. These letters are silly, fun and educational. It’s almost like reading a new chapter from Sunny’s life each week.

The first letter is accompanied by a care package including a Sunny stuffed animal and a wall poster to see where Sunny has traveled. Kids can snuggle with Sunny while they read about animals and the world in a fun, silly way. The letters encourage reading and imagination. Plus, kids feel important getting their own mail.

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Give your child, grandchild or friend’s child something to be excited about…getting mail the old fashioned way! Anyone can sign up for this great service and the mail can be sent anywhere!

Sunny The Mail Snail

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Looking for the perfect gift for kids and kids at heart? Buzz Bee Toys Air Warriors Covert Squad dart blasters allow you and a friend to stay in secret communication while in pursuit of your target. Each dart blaster features realistic bolt loading action and blasts darts up to 100 feet away. With a range of up to 300 feet, the Walkie Talkies keep you in communication with your team mate. A simple press of the talk button, and you can connect with your team mate while your target is on the move.

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Each dart blaster comes with a set of earbuds so that only your team mate can hear what you are saying; but the Walkie Talkies have two channels so that multiple teams can play.

Air Warriors Covert Squad Blasters

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Nothing makes us happier than seeing our kids smile in the morning on Christmas Day with a bunch of new gifts under the tree. But once we get that *one thing* they have been wishing for we are often stumped as to what else to get them. These unique gifts for kids are things they will love that they may not have even known they wanted.

For more of our 2018 holiday gift guides, click here.


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