not your average birthday present


Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or friend; buying birthday presents for the kids in your life can be a challenge. I always try to think of something unique that the child will like and won’t drive the parents crazy.

Most kids have more than enough toys and plenty of books, so lately I have loved giving activity kits as presents. They seem to be a hit with the kids and the parents. Here are a few of our favorite activity kits:


1. Foodstirs

We love cooking with our kids so Foodstirs‘ fabulous food crafting kits are right up our alley. You can buy a subscription or purchase a single kit, but either way it’s a fun way to spend some time in the kitchen with your kids! They have some great themed and seasonal kits; we had a great time with the Halloween kit! The Brownie Popcicle kit is a good year round activity and the Celebration kit is perfect for a birthday. Food Stirs is coming out with new kits every month so there is always something new and exciting to try. Thanks to our friends at Foodstirs, jane can… followers can get $5 off with the code JANECAN.

2. Seedling Activity Kit

I ran across these fabulous kits at Jenny Bec’s toy store in Brentwood. Seedling has tons of themes for a wide variety of ages. Some of our favorite kits are Make Your Own Mermaid, Build Your Own Tug Boat & Design Your Own Bird House. If you are not in LA and cannot go to Jenny Bec’s, you can find the Seedling activity kits online.

3. Kiwicrate

My kids adore their monthly kiwicrate subscription, but they also make great birthday presents. You can buy a single crate or minicrate on Kiwicrate that matches the interests of the birthday kid. Some of our favorites crates are Space Hero, Fairy Fun, Secret Agent & Robot Rally. If you are hosting a birthday party, kiwicrate also has great party favors. Kiwicrate now offers koala crate, tinker crate and doodle crate depending on your kid’s age, so there really is something for every kid!



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