Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Children opening Christmas gifts
David Sucsy/E+/Geetty Images

It's better to give than to receive and it's better to give a gift that will be both appreciated and enjoyed. Whether you're looking for gifts for a baby, a toddler, or a school age child, you can get some great ideas for gifts in this list. Don't forget books! Most gifted children love books. Just pick a favorite topic! While we always buy gifts during the holidays, these gift ideas are good for birthdays and other special occasions too.

What to Consider Before You Buy a Gift for Your Child

You don't want your child to be disappointed with the gifts you give her. So before you make a decision, you want to consider some criteria to use to help you pick something that won't end up stuck in a closet or under the bed after just a few days - or hours - of use.

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a New Toy for Your Gifted Child
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a New Book for Your Gifted Child

Gifts for Gifted Babies, Toddlers, and Younger Children

Gifted babies? How can you possibly know a baby is gifted? Don't you have to wait until a child is in third grade and is tested to know that? No, you don't. Gifted babies exhibit certain traits and signs of giftedness can be seen in infants. . If babies can be gifted, so can toddlers. Of course, a baby or a toddler, or a child of any age doesn't need to be gifted to enjoy these stimulating and challenging toys, books, and games.

Gifts that Encourage Creativity and Fire the Imagination

Favorite Books for Kids of All Ages to Give as Gifts

Science-Based Gifts - Toys

Gifted children who love science get excited over gifts that feed their curiosity and interest in science.

Science-Based Gifts - Books

Gifts for Nature Loving Kids

Gifts for Kids Who Are Interested in Government and History

Gifts for Fans of Biographies

Gifts for Literature Loving Kids - Poetry, Mysteries, Fantasies, and More

Gifts for Math and Language Loving Kids - Books and Games

Gifts for Kids Who Love to Build - Construction Toys

Fun and Challenging Games and Puzzles that Make Great Gifts

Continue Reading