2021’s Best Gifts for Kids

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The holidays are a magical time for kids. This list was hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team to help you find the right gift to bring holiday cheer to your special kid! 

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Kids' Cake Boxes

What batter way to spend the holidays than baking cake together? Kids’ Cake Boxes provide young bakers an invitation to get creative and confident in the kitchen while delivering families quality, screen-free time to bake memories. These all-inclusive, hassle-free kits nourish childhood creativity while strengthening relationships through deliciously shareable cakes delivered right to your door. Karen, the owner of Kids’ Cake Boxes, strives to connect friends & families, near and far, by keeping holiday baking traditions alive. Kids’ Cake Boxes accommodate a variety of little appetites, including gluten free cake kits. Sprinkle some joy this holiday season with Kids’ Cake Boxes!

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Sir William teddy bear of Magical Order of Brave Knights

Help your child brave the night with Sir William the Brave Knight! This award-winning kit, the Magical Order of Brave Knights, empowers your child’s bravery in any situation. Each kit includes a Sir William engaging teddy bear, 28-page storybook and a blue or pink flashlight complete with eight encouraging images for your child to shine. Sir William the Brave Knight is perfect for military children braving a new home, moving overseas, saying goodbye to friends or facing a deployment! Rest assured, your child will love Sir William the Brave Knight and you both will get some much-needed rest!


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Now Hear This book

Military spouse and founder of My Battle Call, Valli Gideons, and her daughter, Harper, created the gift of inclusion and awareness towards understanding childhood hearing impairment with their book, Now Hear This! Through the  tenacious tween’s witty storytelling, readers gain inspiration, encouragement, and hope to navigate hearing loss and life’s other challenges. After reading along with Harper, your children will speak the international language of kindness!

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Chuckle and Roar Pop It! Letters + Numbers fidget toy

Chuckle & Roar is more than just another toy company. They are puzzles and game-makers who listened to real, actual parents when developing their products! They make toys that are both educational and fun for kids 3 years old and up. We love this spin on the ever popular pop-its, taking this fidget toy to another level by making it into a learning activity!

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The Military Child Chronicles book

The Military Child Chronicles series was created to serve as a resource and tool for military families. The series features parenting and family activities throughout the stories. MISSION: MY FIRST PCS is about a young boy named Atticus who experiences his first military relocation move. MISSION: MISTLETOE is focused on celebrating the holidays while geographically distanced from loved ones.

The Military Child Chronicles is here to serve military families during difficult life obstacles!

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