Best Holiday Gifts for Siblings to Share

Best Holiday Gifts for Siblings to Share

October 17, 2019

Best Holiday Gifts for Siblings to Share

Best Holiday Gifts for Siblings to Share
Best Holiday Gifts for Siblings to Share

With multiple kids in the house, the gifts can really add up in both expense and space. A fun solution: Get gifts that are easy to share and even more fun when you’re doing them together.

We rounded up a bunch of holiday gift ideas for siblings that encourage camaraderie and curiosity and can be enjoyed by children of various ages:

Indoor Sandbox

A sandbox may sound messy, but hear us out. This isn’t any ordinary beach sand. This stuff sticks to itself (but nothing else), is easy to clean up, and can be shaped and molded just like wet sand. Even better? The set comes with its own storage case, so when kids are all done playing, it just snaps closed until next time.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+

Pop-up Playhouse

No doubt kids will be ready for naptime after a session in this pop-up playhouse. It comes with tunnels to crawl through and various ways to play with balls: a basketball hoop, a ball toss game, a ball pen, and a dart-ball game. But really, most kids go wild just chasing each other through the simple maze. Made of lightweight polyester, the playhouse is a cinch to fold-up and stash in the closet, too. (Balls sold separately.)

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Child Guidelines Ages 11 months+

A Butterfly Kit

Science (and The Very Hungry Caterpillar book) comes alive with this simple kit where kids can watch caterpillars transform into butterflies. Over the course of three weeks, children will be amazed to see caterpillars grow 10 times their original size, spin silk and break out of their cocoons. Kids get to feed and care for the butterflies until it’s time to set them free. The kit comes with a voucher you use to order the caterpillars whenever you and your crew are ready to watch Mother Nature do her best work.

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Child Guidelines Ages 4 years+

Blocks

Blocks are a classic gift that all ages can enjoy, but this set has an especially beautiful selection of color palettes. The blocks are magnetic, so pieces click and stick together, making it easier to build a giraffe, T-rex, unicorn or whatever children can imagine.

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Child Guidelines Ages 12 months+

Walkie Talkies

You won’t be able to pry these out of kids’ hands once they get started playing cops and robbers, spies or any number of run-and-hide games. These small walkie talkies are easy for kids to hold, and the talk button is front and center (rather than on the side) so children can quickly get the swing of how it works. Crystal-clear sound quality and a flashlight also make this set an excellent way for siblings to stay in touch while exploring the backyard or the neighborhood.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+

Book Set

Encourage a love of reading early with a set of board books that are guaranteed to be the ones kids reach for again and again. The sturdy pages are practically indestructible and the bright colors and rhyming text of Sandra Boyton’s books enthrall all ages.

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Child Guidelines Ages 0 months+
Includes 4 books: The Going to Bed Book, Horns to Toes, Opposites, But Not the Hippopotamus

Trampoline

An indoor trampoline is a great way for kids to get their wiggles out, and one built for two is even better…because no fighting over whose turn it is. Kids can grip the foam-covered handlebar and kick up their feet together. This durable pick can handle up to 180 pounds at a time.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+

Play Tent

It’s no secret that little kids like having their own special spaces, which is why this play tent is so popular with the juice-box crowd. It can be a reading nook, a playhouse or a shady hideout in the backyard. The cotton canvas tent comes with a roll-up door flap with ties and two cutout windows so you can peek in.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+

Play Kitchen

Future iron chef or no, every toddler and preschooler loves to mess around in a pretend kitchen. This sleek wooden one has fun details like cooktop burners that light up (but never get hot) and hooks to hang ladles and pots. Together, siblings can cook up a feast.

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Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+

Star Wars Sleeper In Organic Cotton

Let’s be real: Siblings won’t always want to wear matching outfits. So take full advantage while you can. These adorable PJs are ideal for late-night holiday gatherings and come in a wide range of children’s sizes.

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Child Guidelines Sizes 3 months–6T

Giant Coloring Poster

For kids who love putting crayon to paper (or walls), there’s nothing better than this larger-than-life coloring sheet. Use it as a tablecloth or a poster or put it on the ground and let kids go at with gusto. There are lots of themes to pick from including magic kingdoms, ocean life, sports and Santa’s workshop.

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Dimensions 40” x 28”
Child Guidelines Ages 3 years+

Ice Cream Maker

A creative concoction is only a few ingredients away with this easy-to-use ice cream maker. With the help of a grown-up, kids can mix the raw ingredients (milk, cream, sugar) and pour them into the machine. Expect oohs-and-ahhs when they see the motorized mixing paddle turning liquid into solid ice cream. You can also make frozen yogurt and sorbet, and kids can choose fun mix-ins to come up with a unique frozen treat.

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Child Guidelines Use with adult supervision
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