5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

The holiday season is just around the corner and parents everywhere are getting ready to make it magical for their families. If you’ve got creative kids at home, we’ve got gift ideas that will excite, inspire and entertain them. Bonus: these artsy gifts will also keep kids busy on those long, cold winter days, so they’re a win for parents, too.

Painting Kits

A painting kit is a great combination of structured activity and imagination. If your kids enjoy this type of art, consider a rock painting kit or a STEAM paint exploration kit by Kid Made Modern. Crayola offers a paint pour art set that will help kids create vibrant abstract art in all of their favourite colours. Or, let them make dinosaurs with this fun kit by 4M that includes a dino-shaped mould and glow-in-the-dark paint.

Fashion Fun

If your kids are into fashion or simply like expressing their style in unique and creative ways, consider a gift that lets them design their own clothing or accessories. A tie-dye kit allows them to personalize anything from socks to hoodies—every piece is one-of-a-kind. Or, give them a DIY jewelry kit that lets them show off their style or make creative gifts for their friends. There are plenty of options available including this alphabet charm jewelry kit and this jewelry jam kit by Kid Made Modern. There’s also a crystal growing jewelry kit that combines science and fashion, or this large personalized jewelry kit by STMT that’s great for slightly older kids.

Super Storytellers

Some kids are natural storytellers right from the start. If this describes your child, consider giving them a comic book kit where they can unleash their inner superhero while practicing their drawing skills. If you have a child who is into creative writing or journaling, there are plenty of cute notebook options to choose from like this fun puppy option (these make great stocking stuffers, too). If your child likes to write letters or make handwritten signs, consider a cursive writing workbook that allows them to perfect their penmanship.

Science and Tech

Science, technology, art, engineering and math—any part of STEAM education can make a great gift if you find the right fit for your child. This kaleidoscope kit is an awesome mix of engineering and art. Kids can make their own discovery bottle games with this set by Klutz. Crayola has a very cool arctic lab set that allows them to explore colours through 50 different cold-themed science experiments. There’s also this awesome molecule beads stem experiment kit that will keep them busy while teaching them about matter. (Shh, they won’t even realize they’re learning.)

Open-Ended Art

Structured craft kits are always a hit, but open-ended arts supplies are essential to fostering creativity in children. This super-sized arts and crafts library with over 1000 pieces in total is an awesome gift for any child and can be shared between multiple children. Younger kids will love this Crayola inspiration art case full of crayons or this smaller version of the Kid Made Modern craft library. With so many great gifts that let kids explore their creative side, there’s nothing left to say but happy holidays.

By Staples Canada

October 29, 2021