Modern-day Christmas stockings have become a bit overrun by plastic trinkets, throwaway fillers and last-minute musings that may not even make it to the end of the holiday season. That's why we've rounded-up 6 thoughtfully curated stocking stuffers that will fuel your child's imagination and run on their brainpower. They are enriching offerings that will be treasured as much as every main gift under the tree.
A magazine subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. Every kid loves receiving things in the mail, and Illustoria Magazine will be a thrill for creative kids. Featuring a showcase of DIY culture, visual storytelling and art, burgeoning artists (and what child isn’t one?) will get lost in the pages of this beautifully enticing publication.
Really up the ante on your nature walks and outdoor adventures by equipping your little scientists with a pocket microscope. This version is compact enough to carry to and fro, or you can collect specimens to view back on the home front.
Just because it’s too chilly to stargaze, that doesn’t mean your giddy Galileo has to shelve his penchant for astronomy. The simply brilliant Starry Sky Envelope contains celestial magic via tiny holes pierced through it that give an “accurate depiction of the heavenly bodies” as light filters through. Bonus points if you also throw in this Stitch the Stars calendar kit.
Who knew a deck of playing cards could double as art? This vibrant deck of rainbow playing cards from Frederick & Mae is sure to delight. They feature a full spectrum of colors on one side, and a black and white pattern on their backs. Packaged in a box with foil stamping that includes a mini booklet about the history and lore of cards as well as game instructions — we can’t wait to “Go Fish!”
Give your nature lover the power to plant a rainbow of wildflowers that will in turn help honeybee populations via Seedles Seedballs. Select the wildflower seeds that are native to your region, and then let your child see the power of their own helping hands when a toss of a seedball yields an array of flowers.
We’re calling these unicorn horn headbands the mightiest accessory of all time. Everyone loves unicorns, and now your child can make believe he/she IS one by donning a horn atop her noggin to gallop off into the playroom, or the world at large. We love that a unicorn horn gives kids (and adults!) a chance to play dress-up in a subtle fashion by easily adding a bit of whimsy and magic to an otherwise ordinary day.
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