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In my opinion, older children are so hard to buy for at any time of the year. However, I despise giving giftcards because I think it takes the excitement out of opening a gift. I’ve put together 15 gifts that you can purchase for boys or girls in the 6 and up crowd! Gifts range from $10-$320, so there’s something within everyone’s price range! I hope this list helps you!
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1. Nerf Combat Creatures TerraDrone – Everyone loves Nerf no matter the age, but the TerraDrone takes it to the next level. Remote-controlled dart shooter that can robot fire up to 45 feet away! The head rotates 360 degrees, moves up and down, and has an adjustable blast angle. Comes with 12 Elite Darts. More darts sold separately. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Retails for $59.99. Currently $43 on Amazon, subject to change.
2. Spaghetti Headz – The original hair twist made from eco-friendly polymer clay. Package of three includes 3 different colors 9 in twists and 3 charms. Ability to cut to size for shorter hair and stays in places even for most active wearers. Great stocking stuffer! Retails for $13.99 for the 3 pack.
3. Disney INFINITY: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Video Game Starter Pack – In this video game series, players get to use real-world Marvel figures in the virtual game world. Players can take on more than 20 different Marvel characters. Available for XBOX 360, XBOX One, Playstation 3 or 4, or Nintendo Wii U. Prices vary from $74.99-99.99 depending on system and set selection. Other Sets Available here.
4. Beados Quick Dry Design Station – Remember those beads and trays we grew up with? You got all the beads perfect, started to iron with an actual iron, then slipped and all the beads fell off? Well, this is the all new and improved version! It’s an all-in-one station for you to make, spray, and dry all your designs with a quick dry fan. Comes with a design tray, scoop pen, and 500 Beados. What will your little one create? Recommended 4-15+. Kit retails for $24.99.
5. Tinker Crate – Want to give the gift that keeps giving? Get them Tinker Crate! This is a subscription based gift that they will receive every month. Tinker Crate inspires kids to get excited about science, engineering, and technology. They are sent a new crate with tinkering in mind to creative a project that will enable them to be creative and use problem solving skills. Use code Holiday25 for 25% off your first month. It’s $20/month for a 3 month subscription or $110 for 6 months ($10 savings). Recommended age 9-14.
6. Deluxe Roominate. As seen on Shark Tank! These kits are designed for girls and early exposure to STEM with hands-on problem solving. Ability to purchase multiple kits to design your own structures with imagination or use the guide to build the one on the box. Circuit building creates realistic creations with lots of re-play value. Recommended 6-12. Sets range from $19.99-49.99. Multiple Sets Available
7. Thames & Kosmos Crystal Growing. We loves Thames & Kosmos. Getting children excited and digging into all things science. With this crystal growing set you get to mold fun plaster shapes like stars and dolphins into crystal creations. Learn about structures and geometries of different crystal shapes. Comes with 32 page experiment manual guide in crystal chemistry and earth science. Recommended 10-15. Retails for $39.95. Tons of additional Sets available.ranging between $14.95-49.95.
8. Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack – You can build the Ultimate Trap Team with over 60 Skylanders to collect and 40 villains to capture merging this virtual and real world game together. Sticker sheets include secret codes for more fun and use the poster to track your collection. Available for XBOX 360, XBOX One, Playstation 3 or 4, or Nintendo Wii , Wii, U, 3DS, and Tablet. Prices vary from $64.99-99.99 depending on system and set selection. Currently on sale on Amazon for as low as $39.95. Additional Sets Sold Separately
10. Goldie Blox Action Figure with Zipline. Goldie Blox is brings action figures to girlhood. Designed for action, this construction kit teaches kids how to build a zipline and send their action figure soaring. Kids learn about spatial skills, engineering, and problem solving. Recommended for ages 6+. Retails for $24.99.
11. K’nex 70 Model Building Set, 13419, 705 piece. This awesome kit includes 705 different pieces which is enough to build a hot air balloon, boat, truck, sand castle, and more! Over 70 different building ideas with this many pieces! Inspire imagination! Made in the USA.Recommended 7-15. Retails for $44.99.
12. Minecraft Animal Toy (6-Pack) – Another way of bringing real world and virtual gaming together. The Animal Pack includes a Chicken, Ocelot, Tame Wolf, Pig, Sheep, and Cow. Recommended Age 4-15. Retail price for this set is $23.99. Additional Sets Available for as low as $10. *Game sold separately
13. DohVinci Flower Tower Picture Frame Kit – Play-Doh takes on older children. Gives children ability to design in 3D with modeling compound + tools in the kit. Each kit includes frame, 4 different, vibrant colors, design tip, add-on pieces, and inspiration guide. Recommended for 6+. Retails for $12.99. Additional sets available. See More Sets Here.
14. POOF-Slinky Sno-Man Kit – The ultimate winter fun activity! Gives children the ability to decorate and color their snowman! Kit includes 3 Sno-Market bottles, 3 Sno-Marker color packs, plastic top hat, plastic carrot nose, and 6 each red and blue buttons. Watch the creativity come out and have the most colorful snowman on the block! Recommended for ages 5+. Retails for $19.99. Currently on Amazon for $14.44.
15. Charm It! – Customized charm bracelets for tweens/teens. Multiple color bracelets and hundreds of charms available for purchase. Bracelets range $7-16, Charms start at $6. Necklaces and Gift Sets also available. Products are also Available on Amazon for a slightly higher price than the website. You can read our full review here.