Holiday and Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids: Mom Approved

With the holidays coming up it’s time to shop for gifts!

I love shopping for the kids in my family, but you know what I don’t love? Buying another junky toy that will end up in the landfill. So what should you gift?

These birthday and holiday gift ideas are budget friendly and sure to be a hit with kids … but are also (this) mom approved!

Holiday and Birthday Gift Ideas:

Consumables and Experiences

Whip up a homemade treat or purchase a gift card to a favorite restaurant or bakery!

Clothes, Shoes, or Gear

We know how quickly kids grow out of clothing! Snatch up some shirts, pants, and shoes – or fun items like swimsuits and pjs. You might consider even getting the next size up.

Art Supplies and Books

You know the drill. Crayons, markers, colored pencils – maybe an activity book or play dough. Consider some books for early readers to practice, or to read-aloud at night with mom and dad.



What are your favorite gift ideas for kids?

Megan, an Iowa native from West Branch, shares her home with husband Cody, their three kids (Charlie-8 Gwen-6 & Ben-2) and 2 dogs (Dottie- lab-basset mix & Ham-all basset). When she is not smooching on them she is trying to change lives as a social worker, taking walks around their Iowa City neighborhood or cruising in Rita her minivan looking to score deals at local thrift stores. Check our her finds on her Instagram page @megthethriftingqueen.

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