The Best Educational Gifts Your Little Learner Will Love

We have also added in educational gifts for older kids and teenagers to help you too.

There is nothing better than giving a youngster or older child an educational gift instead of something useless. The best things for kids are usually educational and offer some sort of learning built in.
Here are our picks of the best gifts or your little learners in your life and they offer lots of key learning experiences as well as plenty of play. We have also added in educational gifts for older kids and teenagers to help you too:
For the younger ones
  • There is plenty of fun and learning in this music/entertainment set. Perfect for little ones who love to be musical. Check it out here.
  • This is the perfect gift for young kids who love to build things and knock things over easily! Stacking blocks are fun and offer hours of entertainment too without having to use anything tech related! Check it out here
  • This is a super cute carpentry set that will offer little kids lots of amusement. It promises hours of enjoyment and potential career advancement! Check it out here
  • A wooden activity cube is something most parents would have played with themselves when they were younger. While many would dispute this as a hugely popular toy, it remains to be a fun item amongst kiddies. It is worth buying and children love it. Check it out here
For older kids
  • The smart sketcher is a wonderful gift and though it somewhat techy it requires some creativity too. Furthermore, it offers hours of use and kids love it! Check it out here
  • Don’t forget the power of books especially for older kids who may not be readers as the latest encyclopaedias and general knowledge books are great fun. If that isn’t for your kid instead invest in a box set of books you know they’ll love. Depending on your child’s age, Dork Diaries, A Diary of a Wimpy Kid or the world-famous Harry Potter series offer escapism from the real world. Your local bookshop is a good starting point or check out Kenneys.  
  • 3D puzzles are ideal for older kids who love to build stuff and enjoy seeing their efforts come to life in an extraordinary way. There are loads of 3D puzzles including the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben but here is one in Smyths we consider to be cool.
  • Scrabble is a good game that gets your kiddies thinking and they must learn how to link words together to gain points and win! It is a great chance to sit around as a family and get those brains working around the Christmas period! Get it here
For teenagers
  • This is the perfect gift for a teenager who wants to learn to drive but is too young. First Drive Training / PRE-Essential Driver Training is for 14 - 17-year-olds and it is a truly unique gift that teaches them how to drive in a safe environment. Get it here
  • Pictionary is good fun for all the family and it offers an opportunity to be creative while using your brain too. It makes for an entertaining few hours of play and it is ideal for teenagers. Get it here
It is great to mix up the educational gifts and we wish you a Merry Christmas!
Emma Hayes is a thirty-something mum of two girls aged 16 and 10, planting her right into the teenage and tween-age years! Follow her on Twitter at @EmmaHayes25.


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Emma Hayes is a busy mum to two girls aged 17 and 11 and is married to her childhood sweetheart.

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