Ikea is one of my favorite places that no one thinks of to buy kids’ gifts from. There are fantastic toys that are similar in the modern design to brands that cost up to six times more. If you’re thinking about the holidays, and want to stay under budget while putting some cool, modern toys under the tree – you might want to consider a trip to Ikea.
But not on the weekends, you’ve got to be mad to step into that store on the weekend. I much prefer thirty minutes before closing time on a weekday, when the crowds are a bit more lax.
Here are a few favorite holiday gift choices for kids from Ikea:
Mala Drawing Paper Roll. At $6, it’s some of the most affordable drawing paper you can get and I find that it fits our standard, non-ikea easel quite well. Plus, it lasts for ages even when you do have miniature artists in the house.
Duktig Breakfast Set. Fifteen pieces of soft toys that are perfect for those pretend breakfast in bed session gives you some great bang for your buck when it comes to shopping for play food. At $9.99 I love the style, and the design is fantastic, soft and perfect for toddlers.
Virre Slide. It’s a definite splurge but think of the fun that this would add to the play space in the home. It’s perfect for older toddlers and preschoolers and one of my favorite indoor toys for the kids. It would go perfectly with the affordable, Rusig Rocker.
Rosenfink Hobby Horse. It’s a unicorn, on a stick, that can provide you with endless hours of kids running around the screaming after one another. What’s not to love? Certainly not the price tag, because it’s awesome at under $10.
Fantasivarlde Glove Puppet. Continue the fantasy theme with these two affordable glove puppets that can allow you to act it all out, on the cheap. A unicorn and a dragon can drift you off into a preschool world of make believe and are the perfect gift to go under the Christmas tree. Where else but Ikea are you going to be able to find a $3.99 puppet?
Huset Doll Furniture. Do you want doll furniture that looks like your first apartment that you moved into when you went to college? Of course you do! Play with the Huset doll furniture and create a mini replica for only $12.
Lillabo Basic Train Set. This is by far one of the most played with toys that we own. This $20 train set has set arail around the kitchen table, the dining room and even down the stairs. They were one of the first toys that Violet learned to ‘put together’ and they’ve even been played with in the rain. Plus, you can get add on pieces for the set.