5 Awesome Gifts That Can Help Spark A Kid’s Creativity

Posted on September 20 2021

Ask any child, or adult for that matter, and they will tell you it doesn't have to be a birthday, holiday, or special day to receive a gift. Presents can be given "just because". You love someone, you give them a gift. There doesn’t have to be any special reason! When it comes to gifts for children, you can never go wrong with one that sparks creativity. What constitutes a creative gift, however? Of course, the age of the child will have everything to do with the gift itself, level of difficulty, degree of creativity inspired, and more.


Invest in the right game and your child will have no idea they are engaging in something educational while they play! Some of these can include Kids on Stage, Pictionary, Roy's Story Cubes, and more. There are many such games which children may not even think of as educational that can spark their creativity and critical thinking skills.

Art Supplies

What's more creative than making art? Encourage your child's creativity by investing in a number of art supplies. Some of these can include the following:

  • Clay
  • Play-dough
  • Canvasses
  • Pastels (chalk)
  • Brushes
  • Colored pencils
  • Paints
  • … and more!

Imaginative Playthings

Below are a few popular types of imaginative toys:

  • Animal figurines
  • Tents/playhouses
  • Pretend household items and/or tools
  • Dress-up clothes
  • … and more!

Building Toys

While stepping on a piece of Lego isn't a little slice of heaven for unsuspecting adults, these types of toys are perfect for children because they inspire creativity and allow them to use their imagination. They also help with fine motor skills. Legos aren't the only game in town, however. There are big cardboard blocks, wood blocks, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and more.


According to several studies, the following benefits can be obtained when a child learns how to play an instrument:

  • Improved discipline
  • Enhanced sense of achievement
  • Increase in confidence
  • Improved concentration and memory
  • Enhanced brain function
  • Improved math and language skills

If you buy your child an instrument, do you have to invest in lessons? With all the How To videos available online these days, you might be able to skip that. Especially if all they want to do is "jam" with their drums, keyboard, saxophone, violin, or electric guitar.

Shop at The Awkward Store for Student Gifts

Shop The Awkward Store for kids’ gifts like plushies, drinkware, games, books, notepads, apparel, jewelry, stickers, magnets, and more.

If you know someone who enjoys a good chuckle, or who loves to read comics, check out our impressive inventory. In addition to the above stated items, we carry merchandise having to do with Fowl Language Comics (for more “mature” individuals), Sarah's Scribbles, and more.

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