It’s always a bit of a challenge shopping for kids whether they’re young, teens, or semi-adult

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s. I’m all about the gift cards personally, but when I’m gifting to the kids in my family I like to try and put a little more thought into what I purchase. Hopefully these gift ideas help you while you’re crossing things off your list this year! If nothing else, I hope they give you a little inspiration and maybe a few new ideas!

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Collapsible Solar Powered Lantern – whether your child is indoor or outside, this LED lantern is such a great gift to have on hand.

Stuffed Plush – I don’t know if your kids are anything like mine, but mine have always loved their plushies. Granted, they’re older now, but they slept with theirs until they were tattered and torn. I love that this plush is available in three different size options.

Spirograph Mini Tin – this travel size version of the original makes a great stocking stuffer…especially for the kid who loves to be creative on the go!

Magnetic Mini Tile Art – another stocking stuffer for the creatives!

Kids Cook Cookbook – a perfect stocking stuffer for all the budding cooks and aspiring young chefs!

Echo Dot for Kids – a smart speaker just for kids!

Would You Rather? – if your kids are anything like my kids then these “would you rather” questions are being asked on the daily, so this book is perfect for their inquisitive little minds!

Mini Zen Artist Board – this travel size art board is a no-mess, no-fuss tool for any little artist. Paint with water and watch it disappear. Great for putting their creativity to good use without risk!

Jazzminton Lite – no lie, Jazzminton is one of our favorite family activities to do. Inside or out, we play this one ALL the time! The Lite version is a great way to test it out for sure!

Paper Airplane Kit – because of course!

How to Draw All The Things – know a kid whoEke loves to draw?! Well look no further for the perfect stocking stuffer!

Create Your Own Bead Pets – if you’re not into owning a real life animal, this create your own bead pet kit is the perfect alternative
Tabletop Cornhole – indoor fun for the WHOLE family!

Electronic Drum Set – a portable drum set with a rechargeable battery….great for any budding musician!

Candy Making STEM Kit – because what kid doesn’t love candy and wouldn’t love making their very own?!

Flashing Cube Brain & Memory Cube – memory games at their fingertips!

SmartWatch for Kids – touch screen smart watch featuring two-way calling, puzzle games, camera, music, and MORE!

Pizza Bean Bag Chair – because this thing is the coolest!

Pindaloo! – a challenging and fun portable motor skills game for kids of all ages

Taco vs. Burrito – this is a FAVORITE of both my boys (11 & 13 yrs)

Nest Swing Chair – a cozy swinging chair for kids that’s great for hanging in a bedroom or somewhere outside.

Throw, Throw Burrito – another favorite of my boys, this dodgeball card game is a blast!

Waterproof Digital Video Camera – for the kid who aspires to capture memories in video form, this is such a great gift!

KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera – especially great for the kids without phones, this digital print camera is the perfect size for taking pics wherever they go.

GoCube – it’s like a digital Bluetooth Rubik’s cube!

Shooting Target Games – a fun partner game of skill!

Leopard Print Knotted Headband – a precious accessory for ANY girl (and for her mom, too

daBomb Bath Bomb – my favorite thing about this fizzy little bomb is that it’s created and owned by young teenage girls!

Tile Enamel Bracelet Set – these tile enamel bracelets are all the rage right now and this set is the perfect neutral to wear with anything!

USB Leather Tassel Keychain – pretty and functional…a winning combo

Marquee Letter Lights – these battery operated letter lights make an incredible personalized stocking stuffer or gift!

Sideways Initial Necklace – a dainty personalized necklace for the girl who loves to accessorize

Detangling Brush – a must have for any girl who likes to keep a smooth coif

Mask Set – because it’s 2020

Temporary Hair Chalk Comb – for the girl who wants to change the color of her locks without the permanence

Terrarium Candle – candles and succulents crafted in combination with a heavenly scent.

20 pc Hair Clip Set – no shortage of hair accessories with this set!

Clip On Phone Lens Set – this is the perfect set of interchangeable clip-on phone lenses for any teen who loves playing around with photography

Spa Slippers – these adorable flip-flop spa slippers are cozy…and CUTE!

Air Pod Case – a precious case for their wireless ear buds

Hello Neon Sign – adorable & on trend for any teen

Tie Dye Lounge Set – adorable and cozy…perfect for sleeping in or lounging around the house

Mascara Gift Set – a variety of mascaras for the teen who loves her beauty products

Truth or Dare Party Game – the best old school game in current form

Leopard Sk8 Shoes (VANS) – is there an age limit on these?! Because Im pretty sure I want a pair for myself as well.

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – perfect for listening to their favorite tunes anywhere in or out of the home

Facial Cleansing Brush – a great tool for keeping her face fresh & clean

Macrame Hammock Swing – a gorgeous addition to ANY room!

Lighted Vanity Mirror – again, for the girl who loves her beauty products, she’s sure to need a lighted mirror as well

Moon Lamp – a really pretty conversation piece for any bedroom & used with a remote control

Zodiac Wall Art – I would’ve LOVED hanging something like this up in my bedroom when I was a teenager!

UV Light Sanitizer Box – this gift isn’t exclusive to girls, or even teenagers for that matter! ANYONE could use a gift like this one this year!

Mini Projector – project absolutely anything onto a solid surface using this little mini projector!

Macrame Hanging Photo Display – this is the absolutely cutest way to showcase those photos!

Fast Catch Boomerang – a fun beginner boomerang for any teen (or even younger!)

BrainBolt – this brain teaser memory game reminds me a little bit of Simon, but a lot more challenging!

Lens & Screen Cleaning Wipes – because teenagers…both boys AND girls…need a little support when it comes to keeping things clean LOL.

Drumstick Pencils – they’re fidgety as it is, so let ’em do it with purpose.

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School – I think this one is self explanatory.

Stainless Steel Bracelet – this one reads, “God is greater than your highs and lows”. My kids asked for one of these and I’d be remiss not to include it in this list.

Nike Gym Sack – my chid takes his EVERYWHERE. It’s worth it’s weight in gold, LOL.

Dude Wipes – these sea salt infused fragrance free wipes are on auto-buy here at our house. We ALWAYS have them in stock!

Mindfulness Journal for Teens – I’m all about being mindful ANY time of the year, but ESPECIALLY this year. Our kids DESPERATELY need something like this!!!!

The Mug with a Hoop – because this is awesome!

Exercise Dice – no lie…my child has these and uses them ALL.THE.TIME! He loves them!!!!

Sneaker Balls – desperate mamas…this gift is really for you. And anyone who comes in closet proximity to their shoes. Dear LORD what has died inside of them?!?!?!?!

Paint By Numbers Portrait – we’re obsessed with these. Calming. Therapeutic. Cathartic. Detailed. And everything else. The juice is worth the squeeze with these.

Under Armor Water Jug – my child uses his for EVERYTHING. Practice, games, hanging out outside when it’s hot….he LOVES his!

Slam Dunk Basketball Bin – because I’ll do ANYTHING to make trash disposable attractive.

Oculus Quest – this is, hands down, the BEST. So my son was gifted this for his birthday in April (he paid half, we paid half, LOL) and we ALL use it. Mom, dad, brother….literally ALL of us. hahaha. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Beat Saber is our favorite to play!

Core Balance Board Trainer – because training is fun.

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – my oldest takes his EVERYWHERE. Especially outside when he’s playing basketball. He loves his music.

Roku Streaming Stick – this has definitely come in handy for the times we let our boys enjoy their favorite programming!

ShiZAP! – if you love Jenga, you’ll LOVEe ShiZAP!

Air Max Running Shoes – these are their favorites

Night Light Bluetooth Speaker – a 3D nightlight speaker with multiple lighting effects & music playing mode. So cool!

Bed Rest Pillow – hello comfort….just ask anyone who owns one. Great for gaming and everything in between.

Slingball Classic – Includes A Launching Hook, Catching Net And A Comfortable, Ergonomic Handle, 2 Racquets And 2 Balls

Solar Power Bank – a solar power bank so they’re never without.

NASA Tie Dyed Hoodie Sweatshirt -NASA & tie dye…two of our favorites

Gaming Blanket – because every gamer likes to be cozy, right?!

Nike Circuit Pullover Hoodie – my boys LIVE in theirs.

Shocktato – a cruel and hilarious party game all rolled into one, LOL!

Hey Dude Casual Shoe – didn’t know these were a thing, but according to my teenager they definitely are

DropMix Music Gaming System – a music game for the musicians in your life

BA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition – PlayStation 4 – this request was at the top of his list

Laser Tag – ALWAYS a favorite!!! No matter the age!

Portable Vacuum Cleaner – because, just, YES. Please. Just, yes.

Keurig K-Mini Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker – a single serve of coffee as they’re racing out the door for class is a MUST

Wireless Charging Station – forget the multiple chargers and charge everything in one spot!

GoDonut Phone and Tablet Stand Holder – the perfect compact holder for phones and tablets alike

Smart Clock with Google Assistant – this is my favorite!

Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner – because every college student needs a clean laptop surface. Please.

Electric Hot Pot – a MUST for college students!

Small Space Mini Heater – because sometimes it gets cold

SmartCharge F0 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car – Solid Bluetooth and FM connections stream music straight from your phone to your car’s sound system.

Wake-up Light/ Sunrise Simulation Bedside Lamp – recommended by physicians and pharmacists for establishing a healthy sleep and wake routine

Study LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging  – 7 in 1, desk lamp with USB charging port, 256 color changing base, pencil holder, clock, calendar and LCD screen…perfect!

AirPen Scanner Scan and edit on the go! Scanmarker Air’s ultra-portable design lets you scan wirelessly using Bluetooth, from anywhere, to a computer, smartphone or tablet. Compatible with Mac & Windows computers, plus iOS & Android device

Weighted Blanket – I’m convinced EVERYONE needs one of these!!!!

Wifi Extender – because every college student needs reliable Wifi!

Bounce Battle – such a FUN game!!!!

Laptop Cooling Pad – because every college student runs the risk of their laptops overheating

NonSlip Bath Mat – I know this is random, but dear Lord…it’s necessary

Wallet Ninja – an 18-1 multi-tool and an absolute necessity

Personal Safe – this is especially perfect for the college students with roommates!

Need a little more gift inspiration?! Here are a few additional gift guides I curated over the years…

2019 Gift Guides for Kids/Teens/College Students
2018 Gift Guides for Kids + College Students
2017 Gift Guides for Kids
2016 Gift Guides for Kids
2015 Gift Guides for Kids

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