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These gifts are perfect for kids in your life with a flair for the arts. If your child loves to draw, sketch, or design – these gifts will be right up their alley! These gifts are also great if you are looking for an “outside the box” present that will inspire creativity and imagination. Don’t give just another toy this year – give the gift of ART and CREATIVITY!



 cakemountainPlay Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset

Kids will love creating and “cooking” up their own sweet cakes with this fun set from Play Doh. Play Doh encourages creativity and design and provides a fun tactile experience for kids. (It’s worth the mess!)


artsetCrayola Inspiration Art Case

We purchased this for our oldest son last year and it was his favorite gift. I loved watching him carry the little case around – ready to draw or sketch at a moment’s notice. The case made him feel like a “real” artist – and he loved the variety of colors and tools the set provided. This is a must if your child is an artist.


sewdogMy Studio Girl Sew Cute Kit – Puppy

I am so excited about these sewing kits for kids. I got one for my daughter this year, and I know she will love it. The kit includes everything your child needs to sew the item – on their own/with a little bit of help. She is going to love sewing her own animal (I think I got her the owl) with the included needle and thread, stuffing it, and decorating it. There are tons of kits to choose from – to satisfy any child, boy or girl.



I am so excited this retro toy is making a comeback! As a child, I spent hours creating designs and pictures using my Spirograph. This toy is bound to delight your child. I cannot wait to give one to my son!


stampMelissa & Doug – Stamp a Scene

Melissa & Doug are trusted leaders in the creative play industry. I LOVE their “Stamp a Scene” sets. The sets contain a variety of thematic stamps so your child can create images and artwork. *Featured is the Fairy Garden set, but perhaps your child would prefer the Rain Forest Stamp-a-Scene Set!


makitMake a Plate from Makit

We were able to create three plates last year, and my children LOVE to eat on their custom-designed plates. It is so fun for them to see their artwork on their dinner plate. The process is simple. Have your child draw on one of the enclosed templates – mail it in – and wait for your plate to arrive! These will become treasured keepsakes as well.


kineticKinetic Sand

I had the opportunity to play with some of this awhile back and could not stop touching it! This is SO much fun to manipulate and play with – and easier to clean up than you might think. Kids will be entertained for long stretches of time with this incredibly tactile and fun medium.


stickersReusable Sticker Pads

We took these on a recent road-trip to California, and all three kids were busy and happy (and quiet!) for HOURS. They LOVED these sticker books from Melissa & Doug. I love that they can reuse the stickers over and over again – hours of fun for a great value. At just $4.99 – these could even be used as a stocking stuffer! There are lots of sets to choose form. I featured the “Habitats” set, but other cute ones include “Let’s Play House” and “Vehicles.”


capeSeedling Design Your Own Super Hero Cape Kit

Seedling makes the BEST craft kits for kids. The kits include everything you need to make one or a variety of projects. I love the idea of giving the gift of creativity! These sets are perfect for hands-on kids who love to MAKE, create, do, and design.

A few other must-have sets from Seedling include:

Seedling Good Things for Boys

Seedling Good Things for Girls

Seedling Create Your Own Designer Doll


fairyEnchanted Fairy Garden Kit

The second my oldest daughter saw this, she wanted it! This is such a fun and unique gift. This gift not only gets your child’s creativity moving, but it activates their imagination AND gets them learning about gardening. I love love love this kit.


toy1My Own Storybook

As a a writer, I am naturally drawn to anything that gets kids excited about writing. This set comes with everything your child needs to create their own bound book. They will love being a REAL author! My children have each done one of these before, and I loved seeing their creativity and stories come out.