Check Out These 5 Gift Sets for Kids That Are Perfect for Any Occasion

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for a child in your life? Instead of giving her the latest fidget spinner or gaming system, consider giving her the gift of books!

There’s no denying that toys make great gifts for kids. After all, play is how children learn, and toys invite them to do just that — play and learn. However, many presents kids receive are easily replaced; enjoyed for a short while until something new comes along.

While play certainly offers a tremendous amount of benefits for children, so does reading.

Books open new worlds for children; they allow help kids learn how to relate to subjects that can often be difficult to understand; they encourage language development, and they are an excellent bonding tool for parents and children – and those are just some of the benefits that reading offer kids.

Whether it’s your own child, your nieces or nephews, your best friend’s son or daughter, or any other child in your life who you are giving a gift, you should really consider gifting books.

While any work of children’s literature would be a wonderful gift for a child, here’s a look at five book gift sets that would be perfect to give for any occasion.

Sports-Themed Book Gift Basket

If the little one in your life loves sports, then this gift basket would definitely be a huge hit. It features a collection of three personalized sports-themed books that all star the child as the lead character. In addition to the three books, the gift basket also comes with your choice of a personalized musical CD, as well as a plush soccer ball, a wristband that the child can wear, and sports-themed writing pads and pencils.

Princess-Themed Book Gift Basket

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Any little girl who loves to pretend she is a princess will adore this princess-themed book gift basket. She’ll feel like she is living her very own fairytale when she reads the three books that star her as the princess. She’ll also receive a tiara, a scepter, and a princess-themed journal and pencils. The little girl in your life will definitely feel like she is a real-life princess when she receives this gift set.

Elmo Book Gift Basket

So many kids find the friendly monster Elmo from Sesame Street relatable, encouraging, and just plain loveable. For the Elmo fan in your life, there’s no doubt that an Elmo-themed book gift basket will be warmly received. The recipient of this gift will be tickled when he sees that he is part of the Sesame Street crew in the three books that the he will receive. This gift basket also comes with a plush Elmo doll, which will make this gift even more well-received.

Personalized Train Book Gift Basket

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Little engineers will be delighted to receive this personalized train book gift basket. It comes complete with an engineer cap and a train-shaped whistle, which the gift recipient will proudly use to announce that he or she is “all aboard” for reading the personalized train-themed book.

Personalized Teddy Bear Book Gift Basket

For many kids, there’s nothing more comforting than a cuddly teddy bear. This gift basket features a plush teddy bear, as well as a personalized book that will take the gift recipient on a fun and magical adventure with his or her new friend.

Reading is one of the most precious gifts you can give a child. Any child would be thrilled to receive one of these book-themed gift baskets, and you’ll be thrilled that you helped to instill a lifetime love of reading in a precious little one.

Unique gift ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Gifts for babies and toddlers shouldn’t be limited to toys and clothes. Often, parents have enough toys to make a child’s room into a mini toy store. While clothes may be passed down to younger siblings, some still sit unused or may even be the wrong gender, season or size to reuse later.

Choose gifts that make an impact…and that don’t add more of the same. When the occasion arises, and you need to shop for the perfect baby or toddler present, keep these 10 unique gift ideas in mind.

Personalized stepstools.

Little ones often need a step-stool, especially to reach big potties during toilet-training. Wooden stools personalized with a child’s name are a cute way to make an everyday item a fun addition to a child’s room. Name stools are often created with the name pieced together like a puzzle; children can remove each letter of their name and then piece it back together. Name stools also help kids learn to spell their name and to identify letters. Most companies allow letters to be painted in either pastel colors or brighter hues, so the look of the stool may be customized for the child.

Personalized story books.

Integrating a child’s name into a simple storybook adds a sentimental touch to a traditional gift. When the child becomes part of the story, it draws them into the reading journey. As they get older and delve into books, children also can appreciate their role as a lead character in a story. This is a gift that parents will cherish for a lifetime, and kids can read the books to their own children.


Babies and toddlers love ‘lovies!’ A lovie is a cross between a stuffed animal and a blanket. Typically the blanket is the ‘body’ and features a plush character head. Lovies come in a variety of animals and characters. The blanket portion of the lovie is usually made from soft fleece or a microfiber and can be embroidered with names, monograms and birthdates. Many kids use their lovies as their comfort objects, and parents can same them as special keepsakes after kids outgrow them.

College funds.

Start a college fund for a niece, nephew or grandchild. With student loan debt becoming a huge burden on many young adults, give a child a headstart on saving for their college fund. It’s never too early to begin saving for higher education! This is a gift that parents will appreciate, and money may be added for every birthday and holiday!

Art supplies.

Most kids love to draw and color. Crayons break, and markers dry out. Give little ones art supplies to nourish their creativity. For babies, opt for chunky crayons (for a super cute option, choose crayons in the shape of animals!) and fingerpaints. Introducing baby to different textures also is important for sensory development. Don’t forget construction paper! You can also purchase child sized easels to let toddlers have their own art studio.

Plush chairs and bean bags.

Gift a child with their own little reading chair! Pint-sized plush reading chairs or bean bag chairs may be purchased with a slipcover bearing the child’s name or monogram. Choose different fonts and slipcover colors or designs. Kids can grow into these chairs and use them as a comfortable space for silent reading when they get older!

Make a clothing quilt.

While you don’t want to add to a child’s ever overflowing wardrobe, you can offer to help parents preserve their favorite pieces. If you quilt or know someone who is an avid quilter, offer to make a quilt made from cherished favorite baby, toddler and childhood outfits. Often, parents want to keep a baby’s going home outfit, first day of school shirts and other significant clothes that hold special memories. However, besides storing special outfits in a cedar chest, there aren’t many ways to preserve those pieces. By making a quilt out of memory-filled clothes from a baby’s infancy and childhood (this is a multi-year task), you will create a quilt that parents can treasure for the rest of their lives.

Gift an experience.

Sometimes the best gift a child—especially a toddler—can receive is the gift of a new experience.  Kids who love trains may be excited to receive a trip to a train museum. Keep  child’s interests in mind, and select an experience that embraces a child’s personality and hobbies. Just make sure the experience is age-appropriate.

Choose gifts for babies and toddlers that are unique and that help children save for the future, invest in their favorite hobbies or offer personalized touches that will be treasured in later years. Gifts have the ability to create memories and magic; impactful gifts show originality, creativity and convey thoughtful planning. Opt from the expected, and, instead, gift the unexpected.

Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale!

The season of giving is upon us, and as we celebrate Thanksgiving today, many of us are also preparing for blowout Black Friday sales to kick off the beginning of the winter holiday season. While venturing to malls and outlet centers is on many people’s to-do lists, there are plenty of places offering unique online sales on Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

This holiday, we are offering a special 15% site-wide sale starting on Black Friday and continuing through to Cyber Monday. With a wealth of different well-beloved story titles and many different adventures to choose from, we offer plenty in the way of personalized storytelling. Not only do we boast a varied selection of creative children’s books to personalize, but there are also personalized DVDs, CDs, gift sets and more.  Whether you’re looking for something fantastical, educational, or even a mix of both, we have something for every child, book lovers and reluctant readers alike. No matter what adventure you choose, your child can feel like they are in on the action, experiencing a unique journey with some of their favorite characters. Personalized books, DVDs or CDs make great gifts for kids who love reading or love characters from franchises like Sesame Street, Marvel and Disney, or for kids who are curious to learn more about reading and need that extra push to pique their interest.

With the site-wide 15% sale this weekend, you can stock up on some classics or try something new, and set your kids on a magical holiday adventure that they are bound to love.

Use coupon code BFCM-15 to save during these 4 days!