175 non-toy gift ideas kids will loves

Raise your hand if you feel like you’re drowning in toys that either never get played with or that get strung out all over the room and no one wants to pick them up. We certainly fall into that category! We declutter the toys on a pretty regular basis but with five kids in the house, we tend to accumulate toys quicker than you can bat an eyelash. 

I will be sharing quite a few gift guides this season, but I for one know my kids really don’t need anymore toys and I’m willing to bet… yours don’t need a ton either. So I wanted to share a guide with some non-toy based gifts that you and your kids are going to love. 

 Non-toy gift ideas for kids of all ages

Art supplies- Kids love art supplies and if you’re anything like us, you can never have enough.

  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Construction paper
  • Sketch books
  • Chalk
  • Easels
  • Clay
  • Beads
  • Paints
  • Canvas
  • Stamps and ink pads
  • Chalkboards
  • Finger paints
  • Scented markers

Journals and notebooks

  • Blank journals
  • Blank notebooks
  • A question a day books
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Scented marker

Science kits

  • Circuit boards
  • Coding sets
  • Robotics
  • Butterfly kits
  • Fossil dig sets
  • Gemstone dig sets
  • Grow a gemstone sets
  • Invention boxes
  • Terrarium sets
  • Rocket making sets
  • Human body anatomy kits
  • Bug collecting kits
  • Microscope kits

Hobby kits

  • Woodworking kits
  • Knitting kits
  • Crocheting kits
  • Magic trick kits
  • Pottery kits
  • Scrapbooking kits
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Fashion design kits
  • Bird house kits
  • Shadowbox kits

Books that you enjoyedbooks have always been a favorite gift for me to receive and to give. There are so many options out there and it’s something you can talk to each other about once they are done reading. 

Gardening tools and supplies

  • Tools
  • Fruit and veggie starter kits
  • Garden decorations
  • Wagons
  • Citrus trees

Camping supplies

  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • flashlights


travel bags


tools bags / cases



Musical instruments– there are so many options for musical instruments that would make great gifts for pretty much any age. 

  • Guitars
  • Pianos
  • keyboards
  • Ukuleles
  • Drums
  • Bass guitar
  • Violins
  • Flutes
  • recorders

Games– board games can be a great gift for the whole family. 


Bath products

  • Bath bombs
  • Soaps
  • Bath fizzy products
  • Bubble bath
  • Bath crayons
  • Bath towels
  • Bath mirrors

Subscriptions– there are subscription options out there for just about everything now a days. 

  • Magazines
  • Beauty boxes
  • Lifestyle boxes
  • Science boxes
  • Book of the month boxes
  • Art and creative boxes


Sporting goods

  • Footballs
  • Soccer balls
  • Goal sets
  • Skates
  • Skateboards
  • Ice skates
  • Bikes
  • Helmets and pads
  • Shoes
  • Golf clubs
  • Baseball glove

Fishing equipment


Walkie talkies


Piggy banks with money stashed inside


jewelry boxes

Nail care kits

  • Nail polish
  • Press on nails 
  • Nail care sets
  • Nail jewels

Cooking supplies

  • Cook books
  • Aprons
  • Bowls
  • Mixers
  • Baking supplies
  • Popsicle molds

Reusable water bottles

New bedding

  • Sheets
  • Comforters
  • Blankets
  • Pillows


  • Cooking classes
  • Zoo passes
  • Museum passes
  • Art lessons
  • Music lessons
  • Karate lessons
  • Gymnastics classes
  • Dance classes
  • Writing classes
  • Dinner date with mom or dad or a friend
  • Bowling day with the family pass
  • Movie passes
  • Horseback riding lessons
  • Pottery classes
  • Painting with a twist classes
  • Theater classes
  • Amusement park tickets
  • Water park tickets
  • Night at a local hotel with a pool
  • Tickets to a sporting event
  • Concert tickets
  • Spa day

Gift cards

  • Itunes 
  • Chick fil a
  • Starbucks
  • Favorite restaurants
  • Favorite store cards

Swing sets


Plasma balls


Moon and star stickers

Lamps and cool lights to hang in their rooms


Amazon prime memberships

Bean Bag chair

New pajamas 


New clothes

Nail polish sets




Popcorn machine

Start or add to a collection

Coupon books


A radio





  • planners
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Pens
  • highlighters


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I'm a perfectly imperfect large family mom with a love for family, fashion, beauty and supporter of breastfeeding and body positivity.

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