Best Christmas Gifts for Kids that Encourage Creativity

It’s a no-brainer that kids love toys as Christmas gifts.

But why not give Christmas gifts to kids that teach them a new skill, nurture their creativity or inpire their imaginations? That’s a Christmas gift that keeps on giving!

We’re all looking for awesome ideas for Christmas gifts for our kids (here’s another list of Christmas gift ideas that build family relationships). But if you have creative kids like I do, I thought you’d love this list of 67 Christmas gifts for your kids that are play-oriented, encourage hands-on learning and are just plain fun!

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Enjoy this list of 67 Christmas gifts for kids for 67 that encourage creativity and imagination!

Best Christmas Gifts for Kids who Love Creative Play

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Here are wonderful Christmas gift ideas for interactive toys that encourage creative play. If you’ve got an aspiring baker, a little girl who loves dolls or any child who loves dress up, these are fantastic Christmas gift ideas!

Ice Cream Cart by Svan - Real Wood Construction, with Money Box, Chalkboard, Chalk and Over 30 Ice Cream PiecesIce Cream Cart by Svan – Real Wood Construction, with Money Box, Chalkboard, Chalk and Over 30 Ice Cream PiecesHandstand Kitchen Bake Shoppe 25-piece Deluxe Baking Set for KidsHandstand Kitchen Bake Shoppe 25-piece Deluxe Baking Set for KidsSvan Doll Bunk with 2 Beds, Pillows, Blankets and a LadderSvan Doll Bunk with 2 Beds, Pillows, Blankets and a LadderDisney Princess Dress Up Trunk - Amazon ExclusiveDisney Princess Dress Up Trunk – Amazon ExclusiveMelissa & Doug Doctor Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (7 pcs)Melissa & Doug Doctor Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (7 pcs)Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Dress-Up SetMelissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Dress-Up SetMelissa & Doug Construction Worker Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (6 pcs)Melissa & Doug Construction Worker Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (6 pcs)Melissa & Doug Chef Role Play Costume Dress -Up Set With Realistic Accessories, White, Ages 3-6 yearsMelissa & Doug Chef Role Play Costume Dress -Up Set With Realistic Accessories, White, Ages 3-6 yearsCalifornia Costumes Gallant Knight Toddler Costume, 3-4California Costumes Gallant Knight Toddler Costume, 3-4DC Super Hero Girls DCSHG 21 Piece Dress-Up TrunkDC Super Hero Girls DCSHG 21 Piece Dress-Up TrunkGirls Dress Up Set: Princess, Ballerina, Pop Diva, Bride, Fairy costumes for pretend playGirls Dress Up Set: Princess, Ballerina, Pop Diva, Bride, Fairy costumes for pretend playSPESS Comics Cartoon Hero Costumes Toddlers Cape and Mask for KidsSPESS Comics Cartoon Hero Costumes Toddlers Cape and Mask for Kids

 

Science Christmas Gifts for Kids

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Need a Christmas gift idea for a budding kid scientist? Or do your kids just love Christmas gifts that allow them to tinker and play? You’ll love these ideas for Christmas gifts that encourage kids to discover and to play mad scientist!

4M Tin Can Robot4M Tin Can RobotThe Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry Science KitThe Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry Science KitDangerous Boys Electronics Set-Science KitsDangerous Boys Electronics Set-Science KitsSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery KitQ-BA-MAZE 2.0: Big BoxQ-BA-MAZE 2.0: Big BoxSnap Circuits Deluxe R/C Snap Rover Electronics Discovery KitSnap Circuits Deluxe R/C Snap Rover Electronics Discovery KitOWI  14-in-1 Solar RobotOWI 14-in-1 Solar RobotStopmotion Explosion: Complete Stop Motion Animation Kit with HD Camera and Book for Windows PCs & Apple Mac OS XStopmotion Explosion: Complete Stop Motion Animation Kit with HD Camera and Book for Windows PCs & Apple Mac OS XBuild Your Own Internal Combustion EngineBuild Your Own Internal Combustion EngineOWI-536 All Terrain 3-in-1 RC Robot Kit - ATROWI-536 All Terrain 3-in-1 RC Robot Kit – ATRThames and Kosmos Gyrobot-Gyroscopic Robot KitThames and Kosmos Gyrobot-Gyroscopic Robot KitSmartLab Toys Extreme Secret Formula LabSmartLab Toys Extreme Secret Formula LabOWI  Robotic Arm EdgeOWI Robotic Arm EdgeLaser Pegs 8-in-1 Sports Car Building SetLaser Pegs 8-in-1 Sports Car Building SetCoveside Birds - HousingWindow Nest BoxCoveside Birds – HousingWindow Nest BoxThree Rivers Amphibian Grow-A-Frog KitThree Rivers Amphibian Grow-A-Frog KitInsect Lore Giant Butterfly Kit: Deluxe 18Insect Lore Giant Butterfly Kit: Deluxe 18Break Open Real Geodes Starter Science Kit, Teaching Toys, 2017 Christmas ToysBreak Open Real Geodes Starter Science Kit, Teaching Toys, 2017 Christmas ToysSmartLab Toys That's Gross Science LabSmartLab Toys That’s Gross Science Lab4M Magnet Science Kit4M Magnet Science KitThe Art of TinkeringThe Art of TinkeringThames & Kosmos Physics WorkshopThames & Kosmos Physics WorkshopReCon 6.0 Programmable RoverReCon 6.0 Programmable RoverSmartLab Toys Demolition Lab Triple Blast WarehouseSmartLab Toys Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse

 

 

Best Creative Christmas Gifts for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Need a Christmas gift for a toddler or a young child that encourages creativity? Check out these ideas for Christmas gifts.

ALEX Jr. Tots Art StartALEX Jr. Tots Art StartMy First Crayola Mess-Free Touch Lights, Ages 2 to 4, Art Activity Station, Colorful Lights & Music, great for Home & On-the-GoMy First Crayola Mess-Free Touch Lights, Ages 2 to 4, Art Activity Station, Colorful Lights & Music, great for Home & On-the-GoFisher-Price DoodlePro Travel, GreenFisher-Price DoodlePro Travel, GreenMy Quiet BookMy Quiet BookALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing KitALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing KitEducational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First MicroscopeEducational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First MicroscopeMy ABC Animal Train Travel Bag By Pockets of LearningMy ABC Animal Train Travel Bag By Pockets of LearningEducational Insights Design & Drill Activity CenterEducational Insights Design & Drill Activity CenterQuadrilla Wooden Marble Run Construction - The Roundabout - Quality Time Playing Together Wooden Safe Play - Smart Play for Smart FamiliesQuadrilla Wooden Marble Run Construction – The Roundabout – Quality Time Playing Together Wooden Safe Play – Smart Play for Smart FamiliesBattat Take-A-Part Toy Vehicles Airplane GreenBattat Take-A-Part Toy Vehicles Airplane Green

 

 

Best Christmas Gifts for Kids Who Love to Build & Create

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My kids can have hours of fun building with LEGOs or other cool Christmas gifts for kids like the gift ideas below. Which would your child or grandchild love as a Christmas gift this year?

Imagination MagnetsImagination MagnetsKEVA Contraptions Plank SetKEVA Contraptions Plank SetMindWare Contraptions CatapultMindWare Contraptions CatapultLearning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 PiecesLearning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 PiecesRavensburger Eiffel Tower 216 Piece 3D Building SetRavensburger Eiffel Tower 216 Piece 3D Building SetOne World Trade Center 3D Puzzle, 23-PieceOne World Trade Center 3D Puzzle, 23-PieceGoobi 202 Piece Master Magnet Construction Set RainbowGoobi 202 Piece Master Magnet Construction Set RainbowMagna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece SetMagna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece SetMarble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass MarblesMarble Genius Marble Run Super Set – 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass MarblesIDO3D Vertical Five Pen Art Set with 3D Vertical LightIDO3D Vertical Five Pen Art Set with 3D Vertical Light

 

 

Best Arts & Crafts Christmas Gifts for Kids

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Some of my creative kids love making arts and crafts. If you’ve got a kid like this on your Christmas list, consider these awesome ideas for Christmas gifts.

ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing KitALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing KitSpirograph Deluxe Design SetSpirograph Deluxe Design SetMake Your Own Cards by Made By HandsMake Your Own Cards by Made By HandsMelissa & Doug Fashion Design Art Activity Kit - 9 Double-Sided Rubbing Plates, 4 Pencils, CrayonMelissa & Doug Fashion Design Art Activity Kit – 9 Double-Sided Rubbing Plates, 4 Pencils, CrayonCrayola My Virtual Fashion ShowCrayola My Virtual Fashion ShowCreature CrochetCreature CrochetALEX Toys Craft Hip to be Square CrochetALEX Toys Craft Hip to be Square CrochetPaint Your Own VasesPaint Your Own Vases4M Make A Wind Chime Kit4M Make A Wind Chime KitChoose Friendship My Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit (Old Version)Choose Friendship My Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit (Old Version)Choose Friendship My Ribbon Barrette Maker Kit, Hair Accessories Kit for Girls, Over 150 Pieces IncludedChoose Friendship My Ribbon Barrette Maker Kit, Hair Accessories Kit for Girls, Over 150 Pieces IncludedKlutz Pom-Pom Puppies: Make Your Own Adorable Dogs Craft KitKlutz Pom-Pom Puppies: Make Your Own Adorable Dogs Craft KitFashion Angels Interior Design Sketch PortfolioFashion Angels Interior Design Sketch PortfolioMindWare Mosaic Magna PatternsMindWare Mosaic Magna PatternsString ArtString ArtBalloon Animal University Kit 25 Balloons Custom Colors with Qualatex, Unbreakable Air Pump, Instruction Book, and Companion Online Video Training Access. Learn to Make Balloon Animals Starter Kit.Balloon Animal University Kit 25 Balloons Custom Colors with Qualatex, Unbreakable Air Pump, Instruction Book, and Companion Online Video Training Access. Learn to Make Balloon Animals Starter Kit.Real Construction Deluxe Tool WorkshopReal Construction Deluxe Tool WorkshopAlex Toys Do-it-Yourself Wear Silkscreen Factory by AlexAlex Toys Do-it-Yourself Wear Silkscreen Factory by AlexSmartLab Toys Car Design StudioSmartLab Toys Car Design StudioSophisticated Science Perfume ScienceSophisticated Science Perfume Science

 

 

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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Give Your Family the Gift of a Christ-Centered Christmas

If you’re tired of Christmas being just about presents and gifts (and lots of hustle and bustle), I encourage you to check out the Christ-Centered Christmas Family Traditions Resources.

This incredible set of Christian family resources is an amazing way to discover the true meaning of Christmas with meaningful, family-friendly, easy-to-do Christmas activities!

Learn more here!

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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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