Top 5 Gifts for Kids (that foster their personal growth!)

At this time of year we tend to run around buying our kids everything on their holiday list. Sure, it’s great to see their little faces light up when they open a Barbie Dream House or a slime factory, but what about also giving them a gift that will foster their personal growth? A gift like this will keep on giving long after Barbie’s arm breaks off or the remote control car batteries run out. 

Here, we offer up our top 5 gift ideas for kids that are not only fun, but will also help them stretch and grow as people.

  1. The Ninja Focus Mindfulness & Sleep App

The Ninja Focus app immerses kids in the magical world of Bunny Island where they can travel to Yoga Falls, Meditation Rocks, Music Meadows and more. The Ninja Bunny will be your kids’ digital mindfulness coach; helping them soothe themselves to better sleep with bedtime stories, lullabies and sleep meditations, calm themselves in the face of scary emotions and motivate them to practice yoga. Kids love this app’s gamelike interface and parents love the app’s effect on their kids’ mood and behavior. 

  1. The Big Life Journal

We are kind of obsessed with Big Life Journal. This company offers engaging products for kids designed to help them develop a resilient and growth mindset. Whether you choose a Big Life Journal, a Growth Mindset Kit or one of their many printables, your child will benefit from it for a long time to come.

  1. Gaiam Kids Yoga Mats

A cute yoga mat is a wonderful way to encourage your child to practice yoga. These adorable yoga mats for kids come in a fun array of characters and colorful patterns. We like that they have a textured surface to provide a safe and secure grip while your kids are practicing their yoga poses. Namaste!

  1. The 3-Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids

We LOVE this sweet little journal created to help kids develop an “attitude of gratitude.” Your kids will love starting or ending their day with one of this journal’s pages where they list what they’re thankful for, a person who brought them joy and how they felt about their day. This is a practice that will follow them throughout life; bringing them more joy than any toy you could ever buy.

  1. JBL JR 300BT Kids On-Ear Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are a great way for your kids to enjoy the apps like Ninja Focus without interrupting what you’re doing. We really like these JBL headphones – they’re nicely padded for comfort, feature Safe Sound Technology (they can’t go above 85db to protect young ears) and come in a variety of colors including pink and blue (among others).

So there you have it – our top 5 gifts for kids to help them learn mindfulness, meditation, yoga and more. Happy shopping!