12 Gender Neutral Gifts for Kids
Searching for the perfect unisex gift for a special child in your life? From newborns through to teenagers, these presents are sure to please…
The days of pink princess toys for girls and blue superhero toys for boys might soon be behind us. Studies have shown that gendered toys reinforce gender stereotypes and limit the range of skills and interests that children develop. When girls are encouraged to cook and take care of babies and boys are pushed to play with action toys and build towers, they learn from an early age that those are the roles they’re expected to fill in their adult lives.
But when children are given the opportunity to play with a wide range of toys, their development is enhanced and they’re less likely to subscribe to traditional gender roles. Blocks promote the development of spatial awareness while dolls teach empathy and musical toys enhance cognitive development. By offering kids a variety of traditionally “male” and “female” toys as well as gender-neutral items, we give them the gift of holistic development. Now that’s a priceless present!
Unisex gifts are also useful when someone you know is having a baby and keeping the gender a surprise until they give birth. Baby items that aren’t pink or blue can be surprisingly hard to find, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!
Gender Neutral Gifts for Kids
Here are 12 of our favorite gender-neutral gifts for children of all ages…
The Lovevery Play Gym includes everything you need – from batting to teething to learning to focus – for your baby’s first year of play. The play gym features five development zones that reveal or conceal, to prevent over-stimulation, and promote everything from making sounds, learning to focus, hiding and finding, exploring colors and more! From birth.
The PlanToys Dentist Set teaches children from a young age to understand the importance of tooth care, while encouraging role play and hand-eye coordination. It includes 4 basic dental tools: 1 toothbrush, 1 set of teeth with 3 spare teeth and 1 doctor case. From 3 months.
This luxurious cashmere kid’s cardigan is oh-so-soft and finished with mother-of-pearl buttons. Personalize it with your child’s name or a sweet saying. 6 months to 8 years.
A bag full of travel fun for little adventurers, the Play’n Pack is a backpack filled with imaginative play for kids. Whether you are on the road, boat, plane or at your favorite cafe, the Play’n Pack will bring hours and hours of creative fun as your little one explores woods full of animals, hikers, canoes and campfires. Ages 3 years and up.
Hart + Land’s beautiful seven-piece set is the perfect unisex gift for baby showers and newborns. The garments are made from 100% organic pima cotton and all the items are free from harmful substances. From birth to 12 months.
This stunning 30-key baby grand piano encourages a love of music from a young age and promotes proper finger placement. Ages 3 and up.
Crafted from FSC European beech wood and organic felt, the Wobbel balance board is a multipurpose wonder board. It can be a bridge, a fort, a base for a rainbow tower and so much more! Ages 3 and up.
This special edition First Go! Balance Bike is made from lightweight alloy that makes it even easier for children to gain the balance and mobility they need to ride a big-kid bike. Ages 3 to 5.
My Fabulous Storyteller allows children to choose their own adventures! They pick the hero, setting and object of their story, and then enjoy listening to their bespoke tale. Ages 3 to 8.
The KAOS Midas Gold soccer training ball is perfect for pick-up matches in the park as well as impromptu beach matches. Its predictable trajectory makes it great for players of all levels, while its bright gold color makes it perfect for soccer-loving girls and boys. Ages 3 years and up.
The organic shape of Petit Collage’s Safari Wooden Animal Puzzle will appeal to small hands, while the laser etchings make each puzzle piece a distinctive character for imaginative play. Practice stacking the animals one atop the other or take the animals on a safari adventure. The options are endless. Ages 3 years and up.
Exclusive to The Tot, the super soft Hart + Land two-piece pajama set will keep little ones cozy all night. With a long sleeve top and cuffed pant, they’re perfect for morning cuddles. Great for Christmas!