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Here is a short list of great no clutter gift ideas that I LOVE for all ages for book lovers or those children you want to gently push into loving reading. (Here are some posts of our favorite toys and books and games.). All of these items have excellent multiple fantastic ratings and I can back that all up!
Janey (9) loves this library kit (it was 1,700 5 star ratings!) and often plays with it by herself or with friends. I know kids don’t often see library cards today or the old-fashioned stamped system, but “checking out” is something I’ve found my younger ones have loved to do.
Here are a few cute book plates (stickers for the inside front cover) also:
This notebook sized reading log can be used to keep track of books read for the year, and also has space for book analysis – like a quick mini book report on each page for each book read.
For the younger child, there is nothing like good old-fashioned Golden Book stories-nothing weird, or no hidden messages, these are just good cute stories, with the sweetest illustrations.
A favorite classic story book with stories every child should know, and the artistic illustrations is beautiful.
This hardcover large Bible is a favorite, with wonderful illustrations and easy to read stories that are appropriate.
One of the favorite things I own and treated myself to. These books are gorgeous and I will keep them forever until I hand them down to grandchildren.
For the hardcore Harry Potter lover, a keepsake for sure.
I’ve mentioned these rechargeable lights before-completely bendable and also light weight (not like those heavy ones that bend the pages down) they are perfect for kids (but I love them also and someone keeps stealing mine!)
I LOVE this blanket. It is SO soft and cuddly. It washes up nicely and stays soft. It comes in all colors and sizes (we have the white) and is great for kid’s beds or as a throw on a sofa or chair.
Patrick (13) and I share a Kindle- I had my own but gave it to my oldest who uses it and needs it for all his travel. Since Patrick and I both like paper books too, this is perfect for us when we are have that one book that has 3,000 loans ahead of us at the library and we need to read it NOW.
Great headphones for kids listening to Audible or borrowed audio books from my phone.
Great gel pens to go along with these books are here. We have gone through many of these and they are one of my favorite “I’m bored” activities. They can write their own stories, but also use them for lists, a make-your-own encyclopedia of dog breeds, sports, etc.
These personalized totes for trips to the library are so cute and are also great for keeping all those borrowed books in one place, with kids taking ownership of “their” books.