Chapter in this post:
As the dad of two children (9 and 11 years old) I have been looking for suitable Christmas gifts for a while and would like to show you my selection of presents that I liked. My daughter is a hardworking hobbyist and puzzler and my son loves Minecraft. Accordingly, the list tends to focus on certain areas;) If you still have recommendations for this or other interests, please leave a comment with your personal Christmas gift tip for children!
Making paper is an old craftsmanship that can also be conveyed in today's technological world. For children from 7 years there is this paper-making set. It not only contains a scooping frame with sieve insert and nets, but also a squeezing tool, a string and five colored tablets. The latter are useful when the kids make paper from waste paper and don't just want gray results;)
Mood at first sight these plaster bandages maybe like building material; but they can bring a lot of joy into the house. We used it to model our hands and faces when I was a child. It was always great fun! But figures can also be modeled with it. They can certainly also be used for model making. The imagination knows no limits ;)
My daughter can enjoy stickers forever and often makes little stories out of them. With over 500 stickers and impressions of the video game of the same name is this Minecraft sticker book therefore exactly the right thing. In addition to the free gluing according to your mood, the sticker book also offers options for solving tasks and other instructions.
My son loves these adventure storiesall of which are based in the Minecraft world. Individual stories are divided into several parts or volumes, which is important to note when buying. In the linked list you will always find the information about which volume ("Bd.") It is in the product name.
Not enough of Minecraft books yet? Then you will find supplies here. The Cube Kid books (“Diary of a Noobs” in several volumes) are written super funny and are definitely fun for fans. A good change from gaming on the screen and also something to dive into your favorite game on the go or under the Christmas tree;)
The various games from this brand offer puzzle fun for young and old. We already have a few of them - they are all beautifully designed and will give you long-term pleasure. You can find the whole selection in Smart Games Amazon Shop. On the product pages of the games shown there, there are further details, such as information on the recommended age, etc.
A wooden box, several ceramic pigs and a dice - the winner is whoever gets rid of his pigs first. That in a nutshell describes the funny thing "Pig Hole" board game. The game is recommended for ages 6 and up; instructions are of course included. My experience with it: You learn the game in a few seconds and it is also fun for young people and adults. Luck does matter, but you can also gamble at risk.
The Board game "Bao Bao" is a strategy game for two players who want to move something other than chess pieces;) With a little bit of tactics and a little bit of chance you can reach your goal here; it's also more relaxing than chess. You can also win if you leave everything to chance. Therefore, the game is suitable even for younger children.
Puzzle blocks are always a great change from other games and apps on the display of computer devices. In addition, they can be used without any problems and as quiet occupation. My children can spend a lot of time with it - very good for waiting times at doctors or other places. You can find a selection of different designs with this link.
My daughter is definitely not a bookworm and doesn't like books, but those "1000 Dangers" books loves her because in the book you can decide how the story continues. With every decision the tension increases and with the second or third reading you can always break new ground. There are different volumes from different subject areas.
If you have teenagers or nerdy adolescents as children, then instead of the 1000-danger books you can also give away "more grown-up" stories, the course and outcome of which can be determined by yourself. Fighting, looting and leveling are, for example, in the "Lone Wolf" playbooks by Joe Dever. A little tip: order a D10 die (or a RPG dice set) with this, then the random table of the book does not have to be used;)
If you are a fan of the video game, you naturally also dress accordingly. For example with this Minecraft t-shirt. It can be chosen for different ages; from 5 to 15 years everything is included. You can also choose from four different colors: white, black, blue and green.
Terraria is similar to Minecraft, but has more special equipment, enemies, and more wit. My kids love it as much as Minecraft, and of course they have a t-shirt of it in their closet too. There are A large selection and there is something for every type of fan. In addition to short-sleeved shirts, sweaters are also included.
The "Manual for ..." series offers an introduction to Minecraft for every type of game as well as the opportunity for more experienced players to deepen their knowledge in individual areas. My children are always looking for recipes there, learning things about certain items of equipment or enemies and are always rummaging around for anything else worth knowing about their favorite game.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
The page contains affiliate links / images: Amazon.de