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Once a child hits around 4/5 years old it seems that all of a sudden you are attending a birthday party every couple of weeks. A fancy shiny toy can be the easy option to gift but lately I have found myself trying to think of non toy gift ideas. If I’m going to spend money on someone I want it to be loved and enjoyed of course but I want that enjoyment to last more than the 5 minutes a toy usually gives!
A Non Toy Gift Idea does need a little bit of extra thought so I put this list together of “17 Non Toy Gift Ideas for Younger Kids” for you
Traditional craft paint or body paint. You can package it together with some paint brushes, paint smock or paper.
I loved Where’s Wally? when I was little and now my boys love looking for him too!
A beautiful craft that is so easily forgotten about.
4. Bug Catcher
A great way to encourage kids outside is with a bug catcher. You could also throw in a book all about the little critters.
Let them get creative.
We have a couple of these and I think they are great!
Perfect for an little chef
8. Sewing Kit
Perfect for the little seamstress
My Mum has bought both my older boys these and they are beautiful treasures.
Great for getting scientific
11. Audio book
Ideal alternative to a book.
I really believe Music is vital in growing up.
What child doesn’t love dressing up!
My boys got given these for Christmas and I was pleasantly surprised by how much they love them.
Some might consider these a toy but there is no denying how beneficial being creative is.
Great for getting crafty.
Kids often need a backpack for Daycare/ Preschool or just play dates. For a low tox option check out the one I bought Isaiah here.