Often people ask me for cool gift ideas for holidays and birthdays, and though I often immediately share with them my holiday gift guide (because really, it works for any time of the year!).
But when I’m away from the computer and someone asks for a quick idea for a birthday or holiday for a child, I often recommend Kiwi Crate.
Kiwi Crate is a monthly subscription gift for kids. Crafts, making, and a whole lot of cool.
And it’s not just for girls, and it’s not just for the teenies.
It’s for all kids.
Which is why it rocks.
And right now they have a pretty sweet Kiwi Crate Black Friday Sale going on that you totes want to jump on.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Monthy Craft Gift for Kids–Kiwi Crate:
Kiwi Crate sends monthly crafts and cool, hands-on activities to kids.
Subscription Services like these are SUPER awesome gifts because not only do kids love getting mail, they love to have everything–every, single thing–they need to complete a project from start to finish in one happy little kit.
We’re shhhhhhhh ordering Kiwi Crate for our nephew this year, and I’m sure he will totally love it.
Though Cora is 7, she’ll turn 8 in March, so she could really love Kiwi Crate. If you’re not sure what to do, consider starting with a 6 month subscription and then re-evaluate after that time whether your child is a good fit for Kiwi Crate or wants to move up to the Doodle Crate or Tinker Crate.
We’ve had several boxes to try out over the years from the good folks at Kiwi Crate, but we’ve never actually had it where one of my kids could actually, truly look forward to receiving it each month.
That? I think they’d love.
These aren’t just quickie little junk projects that kids create; each set is full of hands-on, exciting, and engaging experiments or crafts. Cool things that kids will really enjoy. Several of my friends have kids who’ve used these sets, and they love them.
Check out the comparison of the Kiwi Crate Brands:
Doodle Crate (9- 16+) is focused on more DIY art projects. Maddy would totally go for this one.
Tinker Crate (9-14 +) is focused on providing hands-on experiments each month. Owen would love this, but I know Maddy and Cora would, too.
I cannot wait to see how it goes. And really? I’m almost 99% positive it’ll be a serious win.
And? Check out some super-rockstar deals for you for this holiday season:
- Exclusive Kiwi Crate Black Friday Sale!
- Starting today until 12/1/14, save 60% on your 1st month subscription to Kiwi Crate PLUS free shipping with code HOLIDAY60 at checkout.
Want a few more holiday-inspired gift ideas or activities? Check out:
- Best Gifts for Kids and Families 2014
- Best Gifts for Kids and Families 2013
- Best Gifts for Kids and Families 2012
- Holiday Fun Fact and JOKES Lunchbox Notes (with Hannukah!)
- Holiday Time Fun Fact Lunchbox Notes
- Little Holiday Notes and Jokes
- Holiday Notes for Families
- The Polar Express tradition
- Scratch-off Cards
- K-Cup Advent Tree
- New Year’s Family Interview
- Happy Holidays Backyard Birds
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