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25 Gifts for Kids That Playfully Promote Their Creative Minds

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

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For a child, few things are more exciting than unwrapping a shiny new toy on Christmas morning. While tried-and-true playthings like baby dolls and toy trucks are sure to satisfy, why not experiment with some more imaginative gifts this year?

In this selection of creative gifts for kids, you’re sure to find the perfect present for your favorite little ones. From hands-on kits that allow them to do-it-themselves to everyday accessories in a range of fun shapes and kid-approved colors, this quirky collection guarantees a merry Christmas—and a creative new year!

If you’re in need of playful presents for the creative kids in your life, look no further than our selection of imaginative Christmas gifts for kids.

 

3D Printing Pen

Creative Gifts for Kids

MYNT3D | $59.99

 

Mermaid Bookmark

 

Astronaut Backpack

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

Aeromax | $28.43

 

Shark Pencil Case

 

Mountain Pillows

 

DIY Paper Lamps

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

OWLpaperlamps | $69.16+

 

My First Telescope”

 

Stackable Space Blocks

 

Cardboard Tool Kit

 

Dinosaur Crayons

 

Crystal Growing Kit

 

Construction Kit

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

Uncommon Goods | $14.95 – $19.95

 

DIY Terrarium Kit

 

Origami for Beginners Book

 

Magnetic Blocks

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

Tegu | $25

 

Edible Chemistry Kit

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

Copernicus | $19.50

 

LEGO Poster

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

DesignDifferent | $14.99+

 

Needlepoint Kit

 

Elephant “Puppet Gloves”

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

talkingloves | $45.90

 

How to Make a Computer Kit

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

Kano | $93.42

 

Sound-Activated Light Blocks

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

Uncommon Goods | $30-100

 

Create Your Own Comic Book Kit

 

Thinking Putty

 

Step-by-Step Book on How to Make a Movie

Creative Gifts for Kids

UncommonGoods | $12.50

 

Light-Up Tracing Pad

 

This article has been edited and updated.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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