What happened to the good ole’ days when toys were just toys? No batteries required. Many companies like HearthSong, Magic Cabin, and Melissa and Doug feature loads of educational and fun toys without the need for those batteries.
Toys like these are attractive to me for several reasons: 1- no batteries are required, 2- they are are very open-ended, meaning that they can be played with in several different ways, 3- kids love them, 4- they make great gifts for those hard-to-buy-for kind of kids, and 5-most of them work well for multi-ages; making it a hit for more than one kiddo. For all of these reasons (and more), these gift ideas work well for any occasion!
9. Color Cone
1. Marble Run- stay tuned for a giveaway with this item in early January!
3. Wooden Blocks (I thought these looked particuarly cool)
5. Suspend Family Game- We just got this one and it is SUPER fun!
6. LEGOS or DUPLO- No engineer would want to do without LEGOS or Duplo Blocks! Check out this really cool Lay-N-Go Lite (there’s also a Lay-N-Go, which is larger). We could totally use this for our thousands of LEGOS!
7. Lincoln Logs
9. Connectagons- HearthSong has loads of versions, so you can choose the one that fits your young builder.
1. Easel- The IKEA easel is the cheapest one I’ve seen. We love ours!
3. Folding Lap Desk-Each of my kiddos is getting one of these for Christmas this year!
4. Doodle Bag
10. Knot a Quilt
1. Magnetic Dress Up Set- MBug (currently 2.5 years old is getting one of these this Christmas!)
4. Doll Pram
9. String Games
3. Hop Balls
8. Nerf gun (Some Nerf guns do require batteries. This is the particular one we have an it does not.)
Enjoy skipping the battery aisle and the absence of the, “I need new batteries!” mantra from the kids (I know you won’t miss that). You can also feel better about helping the environment. A win-win for everyone! No Batteries Required gifts are definitely the way to go, no matter the occasion!
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