Books are obviously one of my favorite things to give and receive as gifts, but I also love to find creative products that help bring books to life or that explore the books in a new way. I gathered up a list of ideas of gifts you can give kids that are inspired by books. I hope you find it helpful!
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–MerryMakers plush toys. What better reading buddy is there to snuggle up with than the book character itself? See my full review of these toys here!
–Harry Potter Christmas Pop-Up Advent: I am so tempted by this brand new release! I have seen videos of the inside and it looks amazing! We are getting a different Harry Potter advent this year (listed below) that I think my son will love, but it would be an awesome choice for the Harry Potter fans in your life! It is beautifully designed and includes lots of fun behind the scene peeks from the movies.
-Reading nook: How neat for kids to have a special place to read! You could do a more structured reading nook setup, use a giant pillow, or some kind of tent. A couple years ago my sister-in-law got us this space tent with several space themed books to read inside and I thought that was such a great idea! See our favorite space books here.
–Harry Potter LEGO advent calendar: My son is getting this for Christmas this year and I’m positive he will be thrilled since it combines his two favorite things right now: Harry Potter and LEGOs! We are going to give it to him on the first day of December and it will be a gift he can slowly reveal all month!
–RubyReadsBooks readaloud poster: The perfect tool for making your read aloud come alive! These posters are big enough for a couple kids to lay down and color on them while you read aloud and there are lots of activities and ideas to go along with it to help your reading come alive! I have the poster to accompany the Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and will be starting it with my kids very soon!
–SmartGames fairytale logic games: We have The Three Little Pigs one, but there are also games based around Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White. My kids have had a lot of fun with ours! It’s a game that can be played independently or together and my kids like making their own stories with the toys in addition to playing the actual game. It comes with a wordless book to tell the story, but you could also pair it with your favorite version (see our favorites here: Favorite versions of The Three Little Pigs and Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings).
–Storytime Toys playsets: I bought my kids the Goldilocks set since we already had the Three Pigs game listed above, but they would love the other ones too. The play set has had *many* hours of play as they act out one of their favorite stories. It comes with a little book telling the story, or you could pick a favorite version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to pair with it.
–This is How I Do It Activity Book: As a follow up to the popular This is How We Do It book that provided insight into children’s lives around the world, this activity book lets children tell their own story through interactive elements while they also learn about other children around the world. My son loved the original book and so I was excited when this one released and gave him a chance to write about his own story. There are also postcards and a fold out map!
–Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts: An Illustrated Guide by Jody Revenson: This book would be such a fun gift for Potter fans! It’s an oversized book full of interesting details and behind the scenes facts from the making of the Harry Potter films. I love the bright, fun illustrations throughout complete with fold out sections that contain images from the movies. I love poring over it!
Check out my additional gift guides as well:
Gift Ideas for Anne of Green Gables Fans
Books for Food Loving Families