With three grandchildren between the ages of 2-7 we are always trying to find the best Christmas gifts for children. Instead of buying the latest toy we try to find gifts that will encourage outdoor play or creativity. We also look for good books and games that can be played with the whole family.Best Gifts for Children


The best Christmas gifts for children are art supplies, lessons or classes, musical instruments, microscopes and telescopes sports equipment outdoor gear, books and games.


Here are a few of the gifts we’ve purchased in the past that are still being enjoyed.


Do you have children or grandchildren just learning to swim? Give them the gift of swimming lessons in the local pool. Such lessons are usually held once or twice a week and it’s a great activity for those long winter months. Who doesn’t like swimming in a warm pool!Best Christmas Gifts for Children


Last year we gave one of our grandchildren and art easel with paints and paper. She loved it so much she even used it all summer outdoors. Her mom set the easel up under a covered patio and our granddaughter could paint to her hearts content.


Games are always a great gift idea. A few of our favorites are Gestures, Pictionary, and the classic CandyLand.


As an avid reader myself I am so delighted to see that our grandchildren have developed a real love for books. Some of our favorites are Llama Llama Red Pajamas, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and the Elephant and Piggie books for early readers.

Do you have a child or grandchild with a love for music? If they are not old enough for a real instrument yet perhaps a karaoke machine designed especially for children. Our older granddaughter loved her karaoke machine and has great fun putting on little shows. there are all sort of Karaoke machines available from simple to more elaborate.


I’m sure your children and grandchildren have wish lists that include many of the most popular toys. Be creative when giving gifts and find the best Christmas gifts for children that will last them long after the Christmas season is over.

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