Christmas is right around the corner and I’m hard at work trying to figure out what the perfect sibling gifts will be this year. How is your gift list coming along?
This year I am determined to make the bulk of the gifts “sibling friendly“. Why do I want gifts for siblings to share?
For one, we just don’t need that much more STUFF. I also love the way M and M play together. Bringing in cooperative toys will help encourage more of that. Wins all the way around.
Fantastic Gifts for Siblings to Share
If you’ve seen my gift guides before you know they all lean towards practical (while still being fun, of course!). Make sure to check out Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids and 62 Educational Toys and Games for more gift ideas.
This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Confidence Meets Parenting.
Toy Gifts That Encourage Playing Together
- Trampoline – The trampoline was one of the best gifts we ever gave the kids. Our first was an 8 Ft. Trampoline. I was honestly surprised at how much I liked it. (For them… not me. 😉 ) Once the kids outgrew the smaller one (around 8 years old), we replaced it with a 15 Ft. Trampoline.
- Sports Table – We found (and bought as a sibling Christmas gift) a combo game table, but any game table would make a great joint gift for kids.
- LEGO – Ummm…. LEGO is awesome. That’s it. The LEGO Creative Brick Box will let two (or more) kids build and create side by side all year.
- Magnets – We were given a set of Magformers a few years ago. They are still a favorite! One of the great things about this particular magnet set is that big and little kids can have fun with it.
- Art Supplies – Creating art side by side (with an audiobook playing) is something M and M do a lot. Some of our favorite shared supplies are glue gun, Perler beads, and pastels.
- Walkie Talkie – How many ways can you think of using Walkie Talkies? I bet your kids could come up with even more!
- Fort Building Kit – This gift for siblings to share has been a HUGE hit at our house (for me as much as for them). The Glow in the Dark Fort Building Kit is perfect for them to create a fort together… and they don’t need to use my dining room table and chairs.
- Kinetic Sand – Have you ever used Kinetic Sand? It’s pretty amazing. So far we have only gotten the chance to play with it at other people’s houses. M and M will be getting some to share this year… shhh! Don’t tell. 😉
Experience Gifts for Siblings to Share
- Cooking Class – Why not give the gift of cooking? They’ll not only get to spend quality time together, but they’ll also build their confidence and learn life skills they need. We love this one: Kids Cook Real Food.
- Zoo Pass – A season pass to your local zoo or aquarium is perfect. It means lots of together trips through the year, and also allows for short day trips, evening trips, and birthday visits.
- Tickets for Fun Around Town – Bowling, skating rink, or a trampoline park.
Games Perfect for Siblings to Play
Here is a much larger list of family games we love. Games make a great Christmas present.
- Classic Game – Guess Who?, Battleship, or Sorry.
- Thinking Game – Labyrinth, Ticket to Ride, or Blokus.
- Card Game – Phase 10, Spoons, or Monopoly Deal.
- Movement Game – Throw, throw burrito or Ring Toss.
- Creative Game – Pictionary or Charades for Kids.
Gifts Teen Siblings can Share
- Game – Cranium
- Activity Book – The Ultimate Activity Book for Teens: Crosswords, Cryptograms, Trivia, and More!
- Game Table – Fooseball Table
- Silly Puzzle – Pooping dog puzzle
- Gift Card they Can use Together – Gas card, movie theater, or favorite restaurant.
Audio Books Kids Can Enjoy Together
For years you could almost always hear an audiobook playing in the background as the kids would build or create. (We get audiobooks from the library but there are a lot of ways to get your hands on Audiobooks.
- The 39 Clues series
- Magic Tree House Collection
- The Mysterious Benedict Society
- Harry Potter
- The Tale of Despereaux
(And A Way to Listen)
- CD Player – Can you believe a CD player was one of our best purchases over this past year? I almost didn’t buy it because it’s so easy to put music and audiobooks on our phones… but I think the CD player is probably the most used item in our house. It’s wonderful because the kids can move it around, use it on their own or together, and be completely in control of it.
- Alexa – Just make sure that the way you buy audiobooks is compatible.
- Libby – This is the Library app in our area. Check with your library for a way to borrow audiobooks.
That wraps up this list of gifts perfect for siblings to share. Do you have favorite gifts for siblings to share?