Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids

December 8,2017 | Lifestyle

A roundup of gift ideas for the kids on your holiday shopping list.


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Thank you for checking out our third and final installment of our gifting series, Gifts for Kids. Your kids and grandkids likely already have their wish lists ready and waiting, but it’s nice to include a few surprises for them to unwrap. This gift guide is full of surprises, from gift cards and learning subscriptions to backpacks and personalized ornaments — we’ve got fun gifts for kids and savings for you this holiday season.


If you haven’t already, be sure to also read our two previous guides — Gifts for Him and Gifts for Her — to complete your holiday shopping lists.


Coupon Book to Tanger Outlets


For teens with their own sense of personal style, a coupon book to Tanger Outlets will help them express it. Tanger Outlets operates 43 outlet malls in 26 states coast-to-coast, and as an AARP member you can get a free coupon book when you show your AARP card at Tanger Shopper Services. You’ll find discounts of up to 20% off from top brands and designer outlet stores that teens love, such as American Eagle Outfitters, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Gap Outlet, H&M and more (stores vary by location).


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Gift Cards from The Gift Card Shop


Kids can be notoriously picky about the brands they like and the toys they’ll use. That’s why gift cards are a great option, because they let the child pick out exactly what they want.


The Gift Card Shop offers a large selection of cards from top retailers such as Amazon, Old Navy, buybuy BABY, The Children’s Place, Nike and Regal Theaters. You can add a personalized holiday message that includes pictures or video with any digital purchase from The Gift Card Shop, or send a personalized greeting card with a physical gift card purchase.


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Creative Projects from KiwiCo


Encourage a love of learning and creativity with one of the unique and fun subscriptions from KiwiCo. With a different “Crate” depending on a child’s age group, KiwiCo delivers a new project each month. It’s a great way to get kids interested in STEM learning, and AARP Members receive 40% off the first month’s subscription.


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Backpacks & Sports Bags from eBags


Kids are always on the move, making backpacks and athletic bags a daily necessity and a great gift idea. eBags stocks a wide selection of quality bags for both school and afterschool activities.


The colorful Prom Pack from Dakine packs a lot of personality. Available in a variety of graphic patterns and colors, the backpack features a large main compartment with a padded laptop sleeve, an organizer pocket, a deployable water bottle pocket and an insulated cooler pocket.


The Adidas Defender II Duffel Bag offers athletic style and smart function for the active teen on the go. It includes a ventilated pocket for shoes or dirty gear and a separate end pocket to hold toiletries, small accessories and personal items.


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Personalized Gifts from Things Remembered


Things Remembered has a massive selection of personalized gifts that are perfect for the holidays. Personalization turns a piece of jewelry into a keepsake, a toy into a cherished item and baby’s first Christmas into an unforgettable memory.


For little girls, the Pearl ID Bracelet will be an instant favorite. It features freshwater pearls and space for her engraved name. For boys, the Gunmetal Dog Tag Necklace is a best seller. The two-tag necklace offers ample space for his name and your special message.


This adorable Lamb Baby Belly Mat makes a great holiday gift for new parents. Luxuriously soft, the personalized belly mat is the perfect place for tummy time. This First Christmas Tree Ornament includes space for a baby’s picture, name and birthdate. You can even include a personalized message on the back of the ornament.


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