Best Non-Toy Gifts for Homeschooled Children

Too many toys? Why not shift to non-toy gifts! It’s a great way to combat too much stuff and simplify this holiday season. Whether for birthdays or holidays, grandparents, aunts and uncles are often wondering what to give the kids or grand-kids. This gift guide can help: the best non-toy gifts for homeschooled children! Feel free to share with anyone who might need some fresh ideas. 😉

Best Non-Toy Gifts for Homeschooled Children

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Gifts for Babies and Young Children

Play Mats 

Wonderful play mats that can be used for all manner of activity on the floor. Super soft mats to help encourage play! For babies and beyond


Radio Flyer Wooden Wagon

Our wooden wagon got so much use! For all kinds of walks, this wagon can hold anything from snacks or extra layers to tired children. And it will last a lifetime. For all ages


Make Your Own Gift Baskets from Our Green House

You can choose what goes into your gift basket! Beautiful eco-friendly gift for for Baby, Him/Her, Pets, and Kids. Build your own basket with natural, organic, and fair trade gifts. For babies and beyond


Kid-Sized Cooking or Gardening Equipment

Kids love having their own tools for cooking and gardening. So much learning happens when they join in with us in our daily activities. Check out all that’s available from For Small Hands and Montessori Materials.

For Small Hands & Montessori Services


Indoor Play Gym from BrainRich Kids

These indoor play gyms are amazing! Sure wish we had one of these when my boys were little – they’re 16 months apart and needed to move every day. For children 3+

Indoor Play Gym for Kids

Gifts for Children 7+

Weaving Loom

This kit makes beautiful tapestries. Comes with frame, tools, and illustrated instructions. For ages 7+

Children’s Tool Set

These are real tools for children! A 15-piece set including hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, level, measuring tape. Comes with a tool belt. For ages 6+

Snap Circuits

This electronics kit allows kids to build over 500 projects including a voice recorder, AM or FM radio and more! Without soldering or tools. Great for hands-on learning. For ages 8+

Buddha Board

These seem so simple but they are magical. Create a painting with water, and it disappears as it dries. My kids drew with one of these for hours every day at my Dad’s house one summer. So easy to use – just add water! For all ages

Think Outside Boxes

A subscription box for outdoor exploration. Real gear plus great activities in each themed box. You can read my review here: Take Homeschooling Outside. For ages 4-8 with parent, ages 9+ independently


Groovy Lab in a Box

STEM subscription box for kids because they’re naturally engineers! Investigations, inventions, and problem-solving. Award winning. For ages 8+


Cooking Classes for Kids

Cooking together with children has so many benefits! Check out the classes from Kids Cook Real Food. Benefits for both health and connection! Check out their free guide, 10 Snacks Kids Can Make Themselves.

Kids Cook Real Food


Handwork Classes from Creativebug

So many fun classes in Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Quilting, Collage. If there’s a handwork skill you don’t feel prepared to teach your child, learn it together with Creativebug! Get 3 months for just $1.

Creativebug Classes


Painting & Drawing Class from Waldorfish

You can watch these videos first and then teach your child. Or watch and do together! Fabulous course Waldorf Art for Beginners. Be sure to check out all that Waldorfish has to offer.

Waldorf Art for Beginners from Waldorfish


Looking for more ideas? Check out all of my Gift Guides & Book Lists for Waldorf families right here



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