With Thanksgiving drawing near, I thought it would be a perfect time to start sharing some of my favorite gift ideas. I’m starting off with some fun non-tech gift ideas and will be sharing a few more gift lists throughout the weeks to help you get ready for Black Friday shopping and beyond. Read on for some fun gift ideas in the Books and Non-Tech Games for Kids category.

Gift Ideas for Kids!

Gift Ideas books and non tech games for kids

My thanks to the companies who sent me the products mentioned in today's post to share with you. No further compensation was given. All opinions are my own.


Countalope game

Countalope: (for 7+)Use your melon to ripen your chances in Countaloupe: a slice and dice game of risk and reward! Roll the dice, count your seeds, and be the first player to get rid of all the slices in your deck. Stop there or keep rolling but be careful—one rotten roll of the dice can ripen or squash your chance for sweet victory in Countaloupe! Perfect for STEM learners! This is a fun game that’s sure to be well received on family game night. Shop here.

Smart 10 game

SMART 10  ( for 10+) is the portable quiz game where every card has a question with ten possible answers, so every player gets a chance to show off their smarts! Players take turns guessing answers and passing to the next player. Right answers gain a point, but players beware, incorrect answers lose everything earned that round. Play smartly, as pass or play decisions can make or break the game! The first player or team to reach 30 points wins! I can’t wait to play this game over the long holiday break with my family. Shop here for Smart 10. 

My First Bananagrams game

My First BANANAGRAMS : (for 4+): Perfect for the pre-reader and early learner, My First BANANAGRAMS utilizes lowercase letters that help children grow a love for word games and wordplay and aligns perfectly with reading curriculums. Also included are combo-letter word building tiles, which are the first step in word creation. With multiple mini games, My First BANANAGRAMS creates a step-by-step play-progression towards ultimately learning how to play a full game of BANANAGRAMS. I’m gifting this to my littlest family members this year. Shop here


The Old Farmer's Almanac for kids

Inspired by the wit and wisdom of North America’s favorite “Old” friend, the Almanac for Kids features a treasure trove of fun facts, creative activities, and great ideas that will keep kids of all ages loving learning the whole year through! Filled with fascinating facts and fun activities on subjects such as weather, sports, astronomy, history, nature, pets, and much more! Kids love it! Adults can’t put it down! I completely agree with this statement! I love this book and have found it very entertaining and insightful. You can shop this and all the great almanacs available here


Norman the Interested Cat book series

Norman The Interested Cat Book Series: (ages 4+)  Norman the Interested Cat Book Series by Cheryl Cage, is the first in a series of Norman the Cat books available. This set of 4 hardbound books that teach kids important lessons on friendship, feelings and more. The happy characters and storylines are wholesome while being very topical. I loved this set so much I had to add it to my gift guide. You can read my blog review here and then shop books here.

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for kids

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids: 50 Magically Simple, Spellbinding Recipes for Young Witches and Wizards: (for 8+):  This new hardcover cookbook is packed with 50 delicious recipes, easy step-by-step instructions, and spellbinding full-color photographers perfect for any young Harry Potter fan. It will have aspiring witches and wizards brewing potions, baking stellar treats, and cooking creative dishes in no time. While The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for kids is not associated with or authorized/approved by J.K. Rowling, her publisher, or Warner Bros. I think you and your kids will find the 50 magically simple, spellbinding recipes a delight. Read my blog review here and shop here.


Happy Shopping!

I hope you've found my first installment of 2021 Gift Ideas helpful and will stay tuned for more gift ideas in the coming days. 

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