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Let's face it, if you look at your kids wish list, I bet it is filled with things like phones, tablets, video games, and other items that would keep their noses firmly planted in their electronic world!
Technology addiction is real and your kids are growing up without knowing the simple pleasures that an activity like flying a kite, or launching a toy rocket, or even letting out some aggression by hitting a punching bag.
On this list you will find lots of non-electronics gift ideas for your kiddos that just might get them back into the "real world".
On this list you will find 50 gift ideas that.....
- use exactly zero batteries
- may just get your kids to go outside
- could teach your child a new skill
- will keep your kids from technology overload
Gift Ideas for Boys under $50
Easy Fly Kite for Kids and Beginners
Every child needs a kite! We love this particular kite for its Sea-n'-tree, no loss guarantee.
Just snap a picture of your kite in a tree, lake, or the sea and this company will send you a replacement for free.
This cool guarantee is perfect for child just learning this awesome skill! Check this one out and others from this company using our link below.
Slammo Game Set
Does your child have an athletic talent? Do they enjoy competition and show signs of amazing hand eye coordination? We think this hours of fun sport may have competitive leagues in the future. Start them early!
Slammo is growing in popularity and is being played in the yard, in the house, on the beach, and at family gatherings!
This product is easy to store with folding legs and a drawstring bag so you can take it anywhere with ease.
We love this toy because it keeps them active! Don't pay for a Spikeball set when you can save big!
Magnetic Dart Board
Here is a potential talent they can sharpen! This fun toy can be played solitaire or with an opponent. Our family has this dart board and even our 2 year old plays it!
We love the magnetic darts because they don't harm the walls. This analog toy provides hours of fun and sharpens their aim!
stomp rocket launcher
Is your child interested in space? Do they show signs of fascination for physics?
We love this toy for it's super fast assembly, and you can take it anywhere for some no battery kind of fun! Encourage relationship building by taking it to the park or other public outings to get a group of kids together to enjoy!
This one is a classic that all kids should have. Check out the video using our Amazon link below.
ROLLER COASTER BUILDER
Does your child have an imagination that could lead to a career in engineering? Give them the gift of making the most epic and dangerous roller coasters ever!
This toy can be played alone or with friends. We love the imagination and creativity that this toy inspires! Check out the video using our Amazon button below!
Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick
Does your child love to play every sport and enjoy learning new ones? Here is a skill that not all kids have mastered!
Creating hours of exercise and entertainment, this toy is ideal for kids 80 - 160 lbs. It gets great reviews and comes in multiple colors. Check it out below.
Maybe you have a future Muay Thai instructor on your hands or your child just needs a physical outlet. Whichever is the case, this punching bag is awesome because it comes with everything you need for your child to start using it immediately.
Tween years can be stressful so give them an outlet! The bag stand is adjustable so its perfect for kids ages 5-12.
We believe that the best gifts are ones that teach your child a skill. The Yogi boomerang comes with instructions and is perfect for beginners.
The Yogi boomerang is high quality and will entertain kids ages 7-70! This particular one is for right handed kids so search the button below for left if you need it.
Wooden Chess Game Set
Does your child have a knack for calculating cause and effect? Do they love strategy and complex puzzles? This timeless game has been teaching children strategy for ages! Every child should learn the skill of playing chess.
This wooden chess set is one that they will be able to keep into adulthood. We love the storage drawers for the pieces so they don't get lost.
LEGO Architecture London Skyline
Is there a future engineer in your family? Does your child find amazement in superior structures and history? An excellent gift for kids or adults, this London skyline is amazing!
Check out some of the great wonders of the world in LEGO sets using our Amazon button below.
Mini Hockey Goal Set
Does your child show signs of athletic talent? Do they seem to be tough as nails? Maybe hockey is their talent. Here is a starter set to find out!
This set is perfect to play in the basement, garage, or outdoors! We love it because it promotes physical activity and lets face it, its fun!
Telescope for Kids
Does the universe amaze your child? Open up their world by giving them their first glimpse at how big the universe really is. You may just unlock a passion for stars, planets, and exploration of the unknown.
Give the gift of a toy that is electronic free and educational and teach them to enjoy the beauty that is all around them.
Pair this with a constellation book and you are building on your child's knowledge!
Did your child play doctor or vet as a toddler? Do they have a desire to know how things are made and how they behave? Give the gift of knowledge with their very own microscope!
Every kid should have a microscope at home. Create an obsession with viewing every and any substance in your child by giving them the tools to be a scientist!
Juggling Balls Professional Set of 3
We love teaching our kids every and any skill we can. These juggling balls make for a great stocking stuffer or as a stand alone gift.
How cool would it be if your child could entertain the masses with their unique juggling talent?
These quality juggling balls come with a sleeve and are made with breathable, machine washable materials.
Looking for family activity ideas that don't involve everyone staring at their phones? We call these "Analog Moments". Check out our article here:
Gift Ideas for Girls Under $50
Kids Chemistry Junior Experiments & Reactions Science Lab
Is she interested in how things are made? Is she fascinated by magic? With 32+ experiments she will be entertained for hours and not by a device!
There are several neat experiments such as fry an egg with cold, and put a needle through a balloon without popping it.
Check out the video and the money back guarantee on this great gift idea.
Sewing Kits Woodland Animals Craft
Every child should learn to sew. This sewing set is what got my daughter interested in sewing. The animals are adorable and she gained the confidence needed to take on bigger sewing projects.
This set is perfect for kids 7+ who want to dabble in sewing and learn a new skill that is super important!
Activ Life Best Kid's Flying Rings
It's time to get off the devices and get outside! These flying discs are a great activity to do with your child to get them up and moving and learn a new talent.
We love that they are light weight and easier to catch than a Frisbee. Grab them in multiple color options.
STEM Educational Flexible Building Sticks
These are so fun at any age, create hours of fun and are a great creative outlet. Not only do my kids stay busy with these, but I enjoy them.
Want to have more family time that isn't in front of electronics? Create a family challenge and vote on most interesting creation!
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Sports Arena
Are you encouraging the engineer in her? LEGOS are always a good choice, but I loved this one because once built my daughter could use the basketball hoop as a game.
There are so many LEGOS to choose from, so check out the similar items list using our Amazon button below.
Girls Think of Everything
Does your child show signs of seeing the world a little different than most? Does she have a knack for simplifying tasks, thinking about problems as opportunities and is fascinated by inventions? If yes to any of these qualities, this book will spark inspiration!
We love this book for it's collection of short stories featuring some of the neatest inventions throughout history, all created by women!
Get a sense of what is inside by checking out the look inside feature using the button below.
MINDWARE SCIENCE ACADEMY (BATH BOMB LAB)
Does she love comfort, science, and have an entrepreneurial interest? Give her the gift of knowing how to make her your own bath bombs and she may just decide to sell them!
This set comes with a step by step guide to learning the chemistry behind making a bath bomb.
FASHION ANGELS MAKE-UP & HAIR DESIGN SKETCH PORTFOLIO
Does she have a love for designing, possess artistic abilities, and have an eye for fashion? Give her the gift of her very own drawing and design portfolio!
With or 100 different styles to pick from, she can spend hours working on our creative side. I must admit, this would entertain me too!
She may just discover that she loves to express herself!
ULTIMATE UNICORN SLIME KIT
Slime is so cool right now! Bring out her inner artist with some many different add-ins she could spend hours making slime!
We've found the ultimate slime kit! This set has just about everything you can add to slime for hours of slime making fun. We love that this kits comes with a 90 day guarantee!
PARACORD CHARM BRACELET MAKING SET
Does she have an eye for fashion and love to work with her hands? Does she have a passion for giving and an entrepreneurial mindset? Teach her the skill of weaving and creating bracelets that she can share with her friends or make products that she can sell.
This kit comes with step by step instructions so your child can learn how to make a para cord bracelet.
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run
Spark her inner engineer and perhaps she will follow her passion! This STEM encouraging toy will give her a creative outlet while satisfying her need to solve puzzles.
We love that you can increase the difficulty level as your child masters the challenges. You can never go wrong with Thinkfun brand! This STEM tool was awarded toy of the year!
JUST BETWEEN US: GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDDAUGHTER JOURNAL
We've saved our best gift for last! Give her the experience of getting to know her grandmother at a deeper level. Many of us are fortunate to know our grandparents through our teenage years, but may not have the chance to talk to our grandmother as we age.
This special journal encourages getting to know your grandmother at a different level. We love this for girls as they get into the tween phase as it is so important to stay connect with their grandmother.
This facilitated journal gives grandmothers and granddaughters a daily excuse to connect on a different level.
This journal can be found for mothers and daughters, sisters, and others.
Gift Ideas for Girls or Boys under $50
Does your child love to do amazing things that not everyone can do? How cool is it to be able to get around quickly and of course safely on blades!
This is a skill we recently bought our 9 year old and she loves them! Check out the button Amazon to see all the colors they come in!
Ladder Toss Outdoor Game Set
Ladder ball toss is a game widely played in scenes such as college, family reunions, neighborhood gatherings, and even business office parties. This would be a pretty cool skill for your child to have to help in these social settings!
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The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
Perhaps one of the most amazing things that you can teach your child to do well is prepare healthy, delicious food for themselves and others.
We love this book because it isn't just a recipe book. It teaches hygiene, tools, measurements, buzz words and more.
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Letz Talk Card Game for Families
Give the gift of thought provoking fun for the whole family and learn something new about the people that you love!
This card game can be played in the car, airplane, around the kitchen table or even in a waiting room!
Challenge your children to think thoughts they have never considered and they will grow up to exercise that muscle.
We saved this family bonding experience for last because we believe it is one of the most important ingredients for their education!