Look here for birthday gifts for kids that won't sit on the shelf collecting dust

CheckMarkWe look for kids birthday gifts that build good skills, make kids think or be creative or get moving, and are good value. That puts many of our gift ideas outside the toy box - but not all.

CheckMarkEverything is broadly categorized (by the 'tags') so all you need is a little insight into what interests the birthday child and you'll find a variety of ideas that can work.

CheckMarkSpend less time, probably less money and end up with a better gift. It's a win- win.

Your next kids birthday party gift doesn't have to be a cheap, plastic whatever just because you didn't know what to get.

All the ideas we find for you are available here. But the most time-efficient way to use this resource is with our free membership that gives you a short, sweet and scannable weekly email where you can quickly pick out those ideas of interest to you and bookmark them for future use. It's totally free, totally spam free, and will give you the better user experience. Sign up right here.

Here's our ever growing index of gift ideas. Bookmark the ones you like for easy access when it's party time.

There's two ways for you to look:

Search the tags here for the birthday gifts for the age range and the interests of the recipient:

Birthdays Christmas age 6 to 8 age 9 to 10 animals arts and crafts birthday cards birthday party birthday party games birthday party games loaded questions for teens birthday party gift books boys chalk charitable gifts commentary cooking dad fashion games girls jungle party loaded questions music outdoor parenting poetry preschool preteen princess birthday party puzzles reading skills safari party slumber party spa party summer party games teen teen party thinking skills toys word games wrapping writing skills

Or, wander through everything here, newest to oldest:

Get Up & Move Dice Game
Move Dice GameA Game They'll Play Over And Over And Great For A Preschool Party Activity Learn More
Homemade Gripper Socks
Gripper SocksPrevent The Toddler Wipe-Outs On Your Beautiful But Slippery Hardwood Floors Learn More
Homemade Felt Toys
30 Felt ToysMost With No Sewing Because Felt Doesn't Fray When Cut Learn More
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I’m Bored Art Jar
Im Bored Art JarA Great Gift For Your Own Artsy-Crafty Child OR As A Birthday Present For A Friend Learn More
Corrie’s Kitchen Spa
Spa Recipes5 Marvelous Ideas For DIY Gifts You And Your Daughter Can Concoct For Relatives And Friends Learn More
Bath Fizzies
Bath FizziesA Wonderful Handmade Gift Idea From Daughter To Grandma's and Aunts and Friends Learn More
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Chapter Books for Boys aged 9 and Up
Guys ReadWatch For The Upcoming New Release In The Guys Read Series For Boys Learn More
Emotion Book and Game
This Book Helps Kids To Identify Emotions, Label Them, And Hence Begin To Deal With Them Learn More
Apple Gift Card Printable
Apple Gift CardYou're Going To Find A Million Gift Uses For This Printable Template Learn More
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Good Night Gorilla Printable Book Activities
Activities Linked To Books Helps Kids Learn Early That Reading Is FUN Learn More
Piggy Paint
Piggy PaintI Don't Know Many Little Girls That Don't LOVE To Have Their Nails Painted Learn More
Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine
LionYou Most Kids Just Naturally Love Animals, So They're A Reading Magnet Learn More


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