Looking for gift ideas that are out of the ordinary? Here’s a bunch of things that Mitch and I have reviewed that are super cool and don’t involve any cartoon characters!
Most everything here can be picked up on Amazon, but a couple things are local too. We have tween favorites, like where to get a new iPhone without breaking the bank and the best charger to keep it powered up while you play Minecraft Earth. Everyone will love tracking their summer vacations on this really cool map we found, and kids who love to build will love to dive into these customization car kits and Star Wars models we found.
So go ahead and take a look! You might just find the PERFECT gift.
Gift Ideas for Your Kids that are Out of the Box
Need help finding some cool gifts for your kids? Here's some ideas!
Tinkering Labs: Electric Motors Catalyst
This is an opened ended design “toy” where your kid get a box of wooden parts, rubber bands, screws and motors. Nothing is ever glued together. Like an old school box of Tinker Toys, kids are meant to experiment, create, tinker…then take it apart and do it again! Buy it on Amazon here.
Buildable Hot Rods
These cool cars by Modarri come disassembled--kids can build them and swap the parts as much as they like. Mix and Match with other sets too! Grab this set on Amazon here.
Explore the USA...one Scratch at Time
A colorful poster sized map that kids can scratch off to reveal states they've travel too. Buy it on Amazon here.
When your kid needs a new iPhone...
Local friends, if you're looking to get your kid a "new" iPhone this Christmas, I highly recommend going with a refurbished model. iTechshark is St. Louis based.
We Found the Best Family Board Games for Sports Fans
Another Shop Local favorite! These awesome wooden games from Across the Board are sold on Amazon and their own website, so they ship everywhere.
MyCharge Power to Go
I got one of these for me, but Mitch keeps running off with it. My favorite charging pack--because there are no cords to lose! Buy a charger for yourself on Amazon here.
Slot Cars are Old School, Your kids want Max Flex RC Cars!
I loved my slot car set as a kid, this one is even better! Why? The CARS are battery powered, not the track! Pick up a track on Amazon now.
Build these Star Wars Toys in a snap
We're nuts about Star Wars! These models are great for kids because they're so easy to build. They can totally play with them afterward too, no need to stick on a shelf. The Millennium Falcon is my favorite of course!