Thanksgiving Gifts for Kids


There are several great gift ideas for kids during Thanksgiving. If you are traveling to the house of a relative or friend who has kids and you want to surprise them with a gift that matches the season, then read on to find a few great gift suggestions. Some can educate and some will entertain.

Thanksgiving Books

Thanksgiving has a great story, so share it with kids with a Thanksgiving themed book. There are a few great options like "Thank You Sarah: The Women who Saved Thanksgiving," and many more. You will find these types of books in the holidays or children section of your favorite bookstore. Closer to the holiday, your bookstore clerk will be able to point you in the right direction. There are great childrens' stories about the holiday, as well as educational books for slightly older kids.


For younger kids aged 4 to 8, a collection of Thanksgiving Day crafts will be a big hit. These gifts will entertain and educate. They will also give the kids something to keep them occupied with a little adult supervision. One idea is to buy a bunch of craft supplies with plans to make certain Thanksgiving decorations like paper-bag turkeys. These require markers, tape and paper bags. Turkey balloons can be made from regular balloons and paint. Or you can purchase premade Thanksgiving Day crafts from a crafts store and put them together with the kids.

Candy and Treats

Thanksgiving is all about the food, so why not break out some really fun turkey-day treats that include candied apples, peanut brittle and chocolates. Around the holiday, candy stores will stock these items and more. They can also feature chocolate turkeys, pilgrims and Indians, as well as candy popcorn and other treats that can pass as traditional foods. These gifts are fun and almost always enjoyed by all kids.

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