Gift ideas for kids | Sending our love and aid to Puerto Rico

JANUARY UPDATE: Thank you for helping us raise $225 for Puerto Rico!

At this time last year, we felt called to create a social justice gift blog post, and we were happy to hear our followers found it both helpful and meaningful. Continuing the focus on compassion during the holidays, we decided to create another list this year, this time featuring ideas of gifts for children. We are using Amazon affiliate links to raise funds for our neighbors in Puerto Rico--50% of whom are still without power and many without homes or jobs--in the aftermath of devastating Hurricane Maria and subsequent storms this year. For each purchase you make using the links in this list--as well as most other items purchased in the same transaction--we will receive a small portion of the sale from Amazon and we will designate it for our donation. We invite you to utilize this list in your holiday shopping to help us raise funds for our organization of choice: Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program.

These gift ideas were personally selected by us based on a combination of factors: favorite items of our own three children, recommendations from friends, and bestsellers. Each item we feature also has excellent reviews. We aimed to encompass a wide range of ages, interests, and prices. We encourage you to share this in your circles! Note, current sale prices aren't always reflected in the list, so it's worth clicking if you are interested in an item.

Thank you for helping us give back and support those less fortunate this holiday season!

Outdoor/Active

 

On the Move

 

Puzzles and Games

 

Building

 

safe tools for curious kids

 

Science

 

Imaginative Play

 

Music, Arts, and Crafts

 

Kick, Catch, and Throw

 

Infants and Toddlers

 

Tweens and Teens

 

Books (infants - 6)

Burt's Way Home
$12.56
By John Martz
The Book with No Pictures
$15.19
By B. J. Novak
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
$14.29
By Drew Daywalt
One
$11.83
By Kathryn Otoshi
Press Here
$9.19
By Herve Tullet

Books (6-10)

Her Right Foot
$13.23
By Dave Eggers
Malala's Magic Pencil
$14.56
By Malala Yousafzai
The Magic Misfits
$10.94
By Neil Patrick Harris
My Journey to the Stars
$11.32
By Scott Kelly
Freedom in Congo Square (Charlotte Zolotow Award)
$14.01
By Carole Boston Weatherford
The One and Only Ivan: A Harper Classic
$10.77
By Katherine Applegate

Books (10+)

The Wild Robot
$11.20
By Peter Brown
Wonder
$10.69
By R. J. Palacio
Refugee
$11.48
By Alan Gratz
Pashmina
$11.55
By Nidhi Chanani
The Crossover
$9.02
By Kwame Alexander
 

stocking stuffers