Gift Ideas for the Creative Thinkers On Your List

creative thinker gift ideas

I love finding toys or gift ideas that require my kids to be creative and have fun. I also love gifts that are quiet and don’t require batteries (am I right???!!) Here are some great options for gifts where kids can be creative and draw or use their imagination. Some of these are great building toys and some are simple as paper & pencil gift ideas. If you have some on your list that are creative thinkers then these are the gifts for you!

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Picasso Tiles 

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A 3-D building stacking set that really can be for both boys or girls. Talk about being free to create and use imagination! My kids have similar ones but they are both getting some of this set to have! They will love them. I love how quiet they are and how they snap easily together for kids to build and construct many different things.

They store easily in a container and would be great to travel with too! Tell Grandma she needs a set at her house too! This is fun for all ages but most recommended for ages 3+.


Boogie Boards

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These are something I always recommend! They make great birthday gifts and even Moms/Dads would like them too. Moms can write a shopping list or notes and then it easily erases with the touch of the top button.

Kids can play games with them and they would be great for the car! My daughter has one and this year my 4-year old is getting one! This is one of our favorites for sure 🙂


OOLY Gift Sets

These are awesome gift sets for kids that like to draw and create. They have gift sets for all sorts of ages and boys/girls.

Brand new from OOLY pre-wrapped/pre-selected Gift Sets! Each Gift Set is lovingly packed and wrapped here at OOLY! Customers are able to choose sets based on age, gender, and price. The 13 different sets are filled with a colorful selection of creative items set at two price points, $29.99 or $49.99. As a bonus, each of the $29.99 sets includes a big OOLY eraser and the $49.99 sets include the OOLY eraser plus the OOLY pencil Pouch (8″x 11 1/2″). Wrapped in a white box with a blue bow; these sets are not just for Christmas or Chanukah, think any gifting occasion from birthdays, graduation, congratulations, teachers gift and more.

This would be top of my 10-year old’s list. She LOVES this sort of thing!! Pencils, pouches, erasers- this is a fun gift idea!


Gift Ideas for Creative Thinkers

 Origami City Kit

Gifts for Creative Thinkers

This easy origami kit contains colorful paper-folding sheets and instructions for exciting vehicle models as well as trees, houses and bonus plans for constructing a skyscraper and a bridge! The LEGO City® series is the company’s longest-running theme and—like LEGO®—this kit appeals to kids who want to build and play with their completed models. Young builders are invited to unleash their imaginations and pretend-play with their creations for hours on a large, fold-out city map.

This kit includes:


  • 130+ colorful stickers for decorating models
  • 40 double-sided paper folding sheets
  • A 48-page full-color instruction book
  • 12 exciting origami models + 2 bonus models
  • Fold-out play mat: full-color, pre-printed on one side; outlined on the other — perfect for coloring

Osmo Genius Kit 

This might not be a totally quiet activity that I like but this is a really creative and hands-on activity that I would highly recommend. Your kids even might have used them in their schools! Perfect for your creative thinkers.

Gift Ideas for Creative Thinkers

You do need an Ipad for this device to work! Here’s more about it:

  • Five award-winning games that transform your iPad into a hands-on learning tool
  • Turns core subjects, like math (Numbers) and spelling (Words), into fearless fun
  • Encourages visual thinking (Tangram), problem-solving (Newton), and creative drawing skills (Masterpiece)
  • Designed to adjust to kids aged 5-12’s skill level. Toy-Of-The-Year-2015 | TIME’s-Best-Inventions-of-2014
  • Comes with the Osmo base (stand & reflector), plus playing pieces. Requires iPad to play.

This would make a great gift idea for a family with multiple aged kids. There are so many uses for it and it’s won so many awards! When I taught elementary school, we used some of these with our small groups and the kids loved them!

Kwik Stix

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If you have kids that love to paint or draw then this would be great! They are non-toxic paints that dry in 90 seconds! They are clean and so easy to use. They come in so many bright, fun colors. This would make a great stocking stuffer too.

The best gift ideas for the creative thinkers on your list.

Have preschool aged kids on your list? Try these fun and educational board games that my 4-year-old is loving right now!

Best Board Games Preschool

Looking for even more ideas? Check out Our Favorite Toys (that my kids still like!) and Some of our favorite classic Toys from last year!

November 21, 2017
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