Published December 15, 2014 by
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As the aunt of ten nieces and nephews, I struggle each year to come up with creative gift ideas for both Christmas and their birthdays. I already have about 80% of my shopping done this holiday season, but during my quest I came across some great gift ideas that I wanted to share with my fellow shoppers.
So in this article, I've put together my list of top 10 game ideas for kids. I've purchased several of these (such as Headbanz) to wrap up for my nieces and nephews. Hopefully, this list will make your birthday gift and holiday gift shopping much less stressful. Happy shopping!
#1) Board Games
One of the most popular games for the season.
This game can be played for hours - while it is a bit complicated to learn at first, it was fun once we got going and understood the rules.
This is an awesome family game that can be played by everyone. My family LOVES it!
#2) Card Games
These compact, easy-travel games are great whether you are at home or on the road with your family!
#3) Game Gift Basket
If you are looking for a fun Christmas or kids birthday gift that combines both boredom busting games along with some yummy snacks, be sure to check out the kids gift baskets from All About Gifts & Baskets.
The gift set on the right contains classic games like checkers, Uno, Yahtzee, plus lots of delicious snacks like popcorn, candy, pretzels, cookies, and lots more. Who could turn down fun games and tasty snacks? I know I couldn't! That's exactly what makes it a great gift for anyone!
It also makes a great get well gift when you know a child that is feeling a little under the weather. They would love to have this special treat show up at their door, that's for sure!
#4) DVD Game - For interactive play...
There are adult and kid versions of the Scene It game, but this is my favorite one for kids. After all, we've watched all the Disney movies so it is great fun.
#5) Handheld Electronic Games
My extended family LOVES this game and we play it just about every Christmas. So fun!
About the Kids Games in this Post
Whether your child is an outdoor enthusiast, adventurer, thinker, or a tinkerer, you'll find a game that suits their personality perfectly. In this post, I've queried Amazon to find the greatest kids games that are sure to keep your child entertained no matter what their age or your budget. Some of the best games are quite affordable... after all, I think you can get UNO for under $5 and it is still one of the most popular card games even though it has been around what seems like forever.
Games make great gifts for childrenfor other occasionstoo. If they are feeling under the weather, consider giving games that they can play during their recovery. And for their birthday, check out their gift wish list. You are sure to find some games that they can't wait to get.
#6) Outdoor Games
Best Outdoor Games For Kids
Looking for fun ways to keep your kids entertained outside? Here is a great video that shows the best outdoor games for kids.
#7) Educational Games
For the older kids....
#8) Personalized Room Furniture
Give Them A Place To Store All Those Games!
Storing all those games and toys in a child's room can be challenging. Help the child in your life declutter by giving them a personalized book shelf or toy chest where they can store all their games.
The one in the photo is shown with two optional storage cubes where they can store their toys as well. It is available in over 50 different hand-painted designs ranging from butterflies to sports balls to rocket ships.
You are sure to find a design that coordinates perfectly with their room. And best of all, it is personalized with their name (kids LOVE to see their name on just about anything).
#10) Floor Games
This classic never goes out of fashion!