Unique Kid’s Birthday Gift Ideas


Let’s be honest. When it comes to buying a gift for a kid’s birthday party (or for my own kids), I usually make a quick trip to Target. The typical gifts we shop for include: Legos and monster trucks, water balloons and games.

For all you moms like me that run out to Target last minute…cheers! We make it work.

However, if you ever get the itch to look into something different, here are some unique birthday and holiday gift ideas.

Art Box: A great gift for all the artists in your life. This comes with a carrying case full of all the art supplies that kids will need to make beautiful creations. My kids still use this box three years later.

Cooking Class: Young Chefs Academy (Gahnana) offers weekly classes and workshops and provides an environment to learn and thrive. Give your loved one a gift card and sign up for an individual class. My son loved a class where he learned how to bake cupcakes and treats and continued to bake at home.

Create Your Own Comic Book: This is a fun gift that promotes kids to use their imagination while using those critical fine motor skills!

Personalized Kid and Teacher Gifts: LL Custom Designs

  • Sports Arm Sleeves: Have a sports kid in your family? Get their name customized for this thoughtful gift.
  • Personalized Teacher Gifts: Show your teacher you care by personalizing items such as a clipboard or classroom décor.
  • Personalized Journals: Your loved ones will love a journal with their name on it where they can write about their dreams, book ideas, and anything they can think of!

Personalized Game Picnic Blanket: Personalization Mall has awesome choices for games and gifts for kids. This awesome picnic blanket is perfect to take along and keep the kids busy with four games. Your family last name can be added.

Personalized Puzzles: This is a fun idea for kids to improve memory and visual-spatial reasoning while incorporating their name.

Seeds of Caring: Seeds of Caring engages young children through a variety of service projects and meaningful conversations. Work with fellow parents and sign up for a Seeds of Caring project. Look on the website and have kids pick out an event that they are passionate about and organize that event.

Subscription Box: Choose from sensory ideas, science (STEM) monthly subscriptions, best developmental toy box for babies and toddlers, and book subscription boxes. Your loved one will look forward to this special experience all year long!

Tickets To an Event: My kids’ love language is definitely quality time. See an event that is coming to town and buy tickets. Some ideas: baseball game, plays, superhero events, Monster Trucks. Great ideas for Christmas too!

We hope you found a couple unique ideas when thinking of something different for your own kid or a friend’s kid. What are your favorite gifts to purchase?

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Melissa Burnett
Melissa Burnett was born in New Jersey but moved to Ohio at the beginning of a school year where she thought her parents forgot her at Kindergarten and spent most of her first day in tears. Since then, she learned to transfer her imagination onto paper and write stories. She taught Title 1 Reading and wrote children’s books before embarking on her journey into parenthood. Melissa is a mother to twin boys and a younger boy who keeps her on her toes. She enjoys Friday stay home movie night with her boys and dreaming up business ideas with her extremely patient and loving husband. When she is not breaking up wrestling matches, Melissa and her husband spend their time working on rental cabins in Hocking Hills. They also enjoy popcorn and coming up with new popcorn flavors. Melissa promises she does not have motherhood figured out, but she does have many funny stories to share and a word of advice “when you go through the car wash with kids…make sure your window lock is on.” Follow her blog: melissaburnett.com


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