The genius Holiday gift guide from Kids on the Wise!

We believe that parents are just as excited about children's Christmas gifts as the children are. Finding THEEE perfect gift for your little loved one, one that nurtures their talents, fuels their passion, and puts an endless smile on their face, fills a parent's heart with divine joy and makes our eyes twinkle. To make things easier for you, we've handpicked some outstanding items for curious and fun-loving young minds, conveniently linked to Amazon :). And while you shop till you drop, consider supporting some black-owned businesses, marked with ★. Happy gifting and spreading joy! 

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1 Snap Circuit

Snap Circuit Kids Holiday Gift Guide

You can think of Snap Circuits as a kind of electrical engineering version of Lego. Snap Circuit with its sturdy design, gives a hands-on introduction into electric currency, plus and minus, and offers endless possibilities using building blocks like light sensor, sound, color lights, switches, fans and more. We also like that Snap Circuits prints the schematic symbol and label on each component, which lets kids learn their proper name and symbol. Age 8+


2 Logi Blocks


Logiblocs are color coded transparent plastic blocks with electronics inside, each with its own function. They are presented as electronic kits or science kits that can work together. By plugging together, the modular parts children can build control systems and gadgets that are fun and sometimes even useful! Children can set up their room with door alarms, record and play back secret messages automatically, build a rain detector or implement light sensors to trigger a sound. Received the RedDot Design Award 2018. Age 5+


3 NASA Lunar Telescope 

This easy-to-use NASA Lunar Telescope is the perfect way to introduce your child to the wonders of space and to observe the moon with incredible detail! Quick setup, a stable tabletop tripod, and a finder scope make it easy to locate the moon and view it up close.

4 Bianyo Markers

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Bianyo markers

Inspire your creative kid to take it one step further with alcohol markers. The more you layer and overlap colors, the more you can get gorgeous shading and very vibrant gradients of color. Let your child explore new techniques and enhance their coloring and sketching skills. The markers come double tipped.


5 Brown Toy Box Museum Arts STEAM kit 

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Brown Toy Box

Art Curators in the Making! Explore the world of museum arts alongside Makayla. Learn about various art periods and genres. Each kit comes with everything a young artist needs to curate their own exhibit right in their home. Ages 6+

Also available: medicine science, marine biology, robotics, astronomy, chemistry

6 BRIO Builder Construction Set

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Brio Builder

A wonderful toy (one of our favorites) that unites wood, plastic and a battery powered motor for endless play and learning time. Brio uses quality heavy plastic and real wood and gives you the basis for how to use connectors and tools. Age 3+

7 Ravensburger Gravitrax

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Gravitrax

With the Gravitrax kids can design and build their own racetracks and experiment with gravity, magnetism, and kinetics to propel your ball to the finish. With a variety of tiles, levels, tracks and features, they can control the speed of each ball. Age 8+

8 Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines


The Thames and Cosmos Remote Control machines line offers amazing building set from farming machines to construction machines, robots and mars rovers. 

With the Mars Rover engineering kit, you can build a remote-controlled model of a robotic Rover. The remote can control up to three motors, which move the Rover back and forth, turn the wheels to steer the Rover, and control the robotic arm to pick up extraterrestrial specimens like small rocks. Received Parents Choice Award. Age 6+


9 Nature's Dark Treasures Educational Wall Calendar 

 Kids Holiday Gift Guide Nature's Dark Treasures calendar

They say knowledge is the most powerful gift! This one-of-a-kind educational wall calendar lets your child explore 12 amazing ways nature says, 'Black is beautiful'. Send them on a wonderful science journey while touching on subjects like geology, astrology, chemistry, physics, biology and even philosophy to get a closer look about darkness and dark things. 

10 Black to the lab

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Black to lab

Black to the Lab is an interest approach to science and cosmetics for kids. We love the idea and how chemistry and its utensils are introduced by playfully creating your own favorite cosmetic items such as lip gloss, body scrubs, lotion, and more. Age 6+


11 Quick Knit

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Quick Knit

Great for beginner knitters, simply use the wooden tool to weave and braid soft yarn. Your child will improve and develop their fine motor skills and learn color matching all while creating personalized bracelets with charms. 7+

12 Carson Pocket Microscope

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Carson Mini Microscope

Not really a toy but just as fun. Discover, learn, and explore the wonders and details of the natural world on the go. With up to 120x magnification and LED lighting, kids can witness the tiniest details come to life in this portable tool. Age 6+

13 Plasma Ball

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Plasma Ball

A plasma ball is not only a toy, but it can also serve as an addition to a science study. With its touch-sensitive lightning following fingers and moving inside the transparent globe, it can also be used as a decorative lamp in kids' rooms, adding a touch of fascination to their space. No matter how you use it, it will have your kid's attention. 5+

14 Faber Castel Pottery Studio


Kids Holiday Gift Guide Pottery Studio

Learn the art of hand-crafted pottery with quality, kid-friendly materials. Just add creativity for endless clay play! Use 3 lbs of air-dry clay and paint to bring to life epic hand-sculpted pinch pots, mugs, sculptures, and more! 8+

15  Ravensburger Labyrinth boardgame

In Labyrinth, Ravensburger’s popular board game for children and their parents, you have to find the shortest route through the Labyrinth to win. The game is for 2-4 players, and the aim is to reach all your treasures and targets as you move through the Labyrinth. Fun facts:  The game was designed by a German psychologist.  Age 7+

16 HarperIman Dolls 

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Harper Iman Dolls

These handmade linen HarperIman dolls come in a variety of inclusive sizes, hairstyles, and skin tones and beautiful outfits. Just gorgeous!

17 Makedo cardboard box builder

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Mekedo Cardboard Builder

We wish we had this as a child! Accommodating one to five makers, this is the ultimate toolbox for your squad! Be it family or friends, young or old, solo, duo or more, the possibilities with this kit are endless! Ideal for smaller groups and creative environments such as play time or or building projects at home. Makedo facilitates educational fun while keeping our planet green and reducing carbon footprints.

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