Finding the perfect gift is hard, and it can be even harder when the gift is for a pint-sized human. That’s where I stepped in. I’ve compiled a list of five of the most fun and educational products that should leave your preschooler (ages 3+) laughing and having fun.
Kindergartners have active minds and are constantly learning. The best gifts for them center around these two traits. But it’s easier said than done finding the perfect gift. You don’t want to miss the mark, missing out on that excited, little-kid smile when they tear through the colorful paper into the perfect gift. It’s also a major win when it’s educational.
As kids get older, the art of gift giving gets harder. The challenge becomes picking something fun for them that compliments what they’re learning in school and helps make science come to life for them.
Is it just me, or does that sound really hard? If it does, you’ll want to keep reading. I went through a big list of our best selling products for this age group and selected five items – games, toys, kits, all that – that would help kids learn without them even knowing it, building upon the lessons that they get every day in school but that didn’t skimp out on the fun factor.
My oldest niece turned 10 over the summer, and with a new decade comes a new gift buying challenge. Since I start thinking about what to get people for the holidays starting in September, I’m at the top of my gift idea game now. But she had thrown me off.
So, to combat that, I had her in mind while making this list. I thought, what would she like, but I also considered what gifts, games and kits would allow her – and other 10-year-olds – to use what she’s learned in school. Not only did I compile a list of products packed with fun, but I found what provided the biggest educational value to this age group, getting them to not just use what they’ve learned but apply it too.
I swear, teens are the worst to shop for! They’re too old for traditional toys, and half the time they think they’re too cool for everything else. Plus, they’re getting smarter and learning more in school meaning it’s harder to find what challenges them.
When you’re finding the teenager in your life the perfect gift, you want to go beyond what they’re learning in school. Give them a gift with a challenge they’ll truly enjoy and keep them busy for hours to come.
Now that you have the kids figured out, it’s time to worry about the adults, the real challenge. What do you get for the detail-oriented hobbyist and overall nerd in your life who’s always looking for their next challenge? This is where I struggle. Buying gifts for my dad – near impossible.
Sometimes the problem isn’t that there’s too little to choose from, but there’s too much. That overwhelmed, decision-paralysis feeling is completely understandable – at least I understand it. It’s easy to get lost and distracted when looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list.To get ahead of that feeling, I’ve compiled a list of the hottest (and my favorite) new products in just about every category and for all age groups.
Although the ancient skywatchers knew the difference between stars (which are fixed relative to each other) and planets (which wander around the sky), they dubbed the planet Venus the “Evening Star” when seen after sunset (and the “Morning Star” seen before sunrise). As the third brightest object in the heavens after the Sun and Moon, it’s easy to see why they would.
Harvest Time. These words have an almost magical ring to them for many of us. The Summer heat is giving way to cooler temperatures and with them clearer daytime and nighttime skies with Fall soon upon us. (The Autumnal Equinox actually happens on September 22nd.) And farmer’s markets are overflowing with an amazing variety of fruits and vegetables. Combine this with a big beautiful Full Moon, and the feeling that life is good is inescapable.