Parents know that shopping for one gift to share between siblings only makes sense, since they’ll probably end up trying to steal one another’s presents, anyway. This holiday gift guide will help you choose just the right thing for kids of a variety of ages and interests, from classic favorites with a twist to new treats that will be greatly appreciated by the crowd.
Nothing bonds siblings like laughing over the word “poop,” so all parents are obligated to get at least one turdy toy for them during the holidays. This game requires kids to hold a plastic potato between their legs and poo it into the bucket to win. I can already hear mine laughing!
Snow Fort Building Kit
In between snowball fights, siblings love to build things together. Help them spend a long winter’s day building an amazing igloo with these block forms in three sizes.
A Classic Card Game (with a Twist)
Regular UNO has been a staple in my bag for travel, waiting in restaurants, and downtime for the kids at places they didn’t ask to get dragged to. But this oversized set of UNO cards has been a hilarious addition to our home entertainment, for the novelty of playing with cards bigger than their heads is almost as fun as the game, itself. (Ages 7+.)
Video Game for On-the-Go Families
Nintendo’s latest is great for siblings who want to challenge one another, whether at home or on the road. With add-on remotes, you can have more than two kids playing at the same time.
They likely already have bins and bins of loose blocks, so this book will give your kids an entire year of projects to do together with them, including new creations, challenges, and games.
Cold weather often means kids are stuck indoors together, driving each other up the wall. Channel that energy by hooking a basketball hoop over a closet door and encouraging the kids to play—but not just any game. Turn off the lights so they can play glow-in-the-dark basketball together, adding an extra layer of fun.
I have never met a kid who didn’t love walkie talkies. From secret missions in the house to adventures outside, these are always a big hit.
An Abundance of Color
Sure, the themed sets are a good time, but how about handing over an endless amount of modeling clay in towers of colorful buckets, instead, allowing their imaginations to kick into high gear? Working together or side-by-side on their own projects, this collection will keep them happily busy for hours.
Trick them into learning together as they build from this kit, going higher and twistier and more complicated as they go.
The Most Popular Sport in the World
Set up a mini soccer field in your yard, basement, or local park with this kit, and let them burn off some steam together. Comes with everything from ball, pump, cones, and even a carry bag.
Once they’re old enough to have read—or heard you read—the books, they’re ready to drink in the movies. Siblings who binge on the Harry Potter film franchise together, stick together. It’s practically a right of passage!
Yep. A box. You know it. I know it. The kids have more fun with an empty cardboard box sometimes than they do with whatever came inside it. So why not cut to the chase?