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    Apr 12, 2020

    31 Things To Send To Kids Celebrating Birthdays During Lockdown

    All things fun and delicious for a perfect birthday at home πŸŽ‰.

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    1. A birthday cake in a mug complete with its own candle and supplies for two mug cakes, so they can celebrate both their birthday and an *equally* important holiday β€” their Birthday Eve.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "THANK YOU UncommonGoods for getting these items out so quickly to my local friends isolated at home due to self-quarantine on their birthdays this month! My friends loved them & the Birthday Cake Mugs really cheered them up. Now I am ordering them for my friends across the country who I can never be with to celebrate on their birthdays. What a great gift!" β€”UncommonGoods Customer

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $20.

    2. A Frozen 2 art kit complete with markers, colored pencils, crayons, scissors, a ruler, stencils, a pencil and eraser, a 35-page notepad, three sheets of stickers, and a pencil sharpener, so they can celebrate their birthday making Elsa-worthy masterpieces.

    shopDisney

    Plus, the tin container opens up and lays flat for easy access to all the artists' tools!

    Get it from shopDisney for $19.99.

    3. An illuminated T-shirt that comes with a luminescent ink panel kids can draw messages and pictures on with a mini light wand β€” and since the "ink" erases in five minutes, it's a birthday gift they can use again and again.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "Everyone loved this gift, including my son for whom it was intended. It is so much fun to draw on the shirt over and over again β€” the wait time for the old drawing to disappear is perfect. Several people asked if these come in adult sizes. Great gift, will likely buy it again and again." β€”Nina

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25 (available in three youth sizes).

    4. A Dig It Up dinosaur egg set full of clay eggs and tools for kids to excavate them like legit paleontologists at work. Each egg comes with its own dino, plus fun facts about each one!

    Target

    Promising review: "My son is 5 and very much into dinosaurs at the moment and did the entire box in a day. He is obsessed. We are on box #3! Educational and fun distraction during quarantine." β€”TFP

    Get it from Target for $24.99.

    5. An assortment of Milk Bar cookies from the iconic New York-based bakery that will help them unleash their inner cookie monster, with flavors that everyone in the family can enjoy.

    Milk Bar

    This set comes complete with *takes a deep breath* one Compost Cookie, one Cornflake-Marshmallow-Chocolate-Chip Cookie, one Corn Cookie, one Blueberry & Cream Cookie, one Chocolate-Chocolate Cookie, and one Confetti Cookie. Now it's just a matter of hoping the lucky birthday kid will *share* πŸ‘€.

    Get a set of six cookies from Milk Bar for $20.

    6. A set of magic bath fizzies that have surprise animals on the inside of them, plus little fun facts about each animal β€” a birthday gift that just keeps on giving.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old grandson absolutely LOVED the ocean-themed bath fizzies. He couldn't wait to take his bath each night, and he learned so much from the informative cards that went with each item. He even used one of the items for show-and-tell at his preschool. These were far superior to just plain ol' 'bath fizzies.'" β€”Georgia Grandma

    Get a set of five from UncommonGoods for $30 (available as a Farm, Safari, or Sea Life collection).

    7. An illustrated Disney Princess cookbook that includes everything from Ariel's Sea Turtle Cupcakes to Rapunzel's Frying Pan Eggs, so they can spend their birthday eating like ~royalty~.

    Barnes & Noble

    The cookbook includes 50 easy-to-make recipes that span meals, snacks, and desserts, and were all designed with aspiring cooks ages seven and up in mind!

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $14.39 (originally $15.99) or Bookshop for $14.71 (to support local bookstores).

    8. A flexible roll-up piano that runs on batteries *or* USB, so they can take it into any room. Plus, they'll feel like a birthday rock star when they can record their jams on it using the playback system.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "My 6-year old son is enjoying this piano and we love that it can be rolled up and tucked away when not in use. It is a good way for him to practice some music skills as we decide what instrument he will pursue and before investing in something more expensive." β€”Alyson

    Get it from The Grommet for $49.95.

    9. A Question-A-Day journal they can write in every night before they go to bed, so every birthday they can go back and see how much they've changed over the year.

    Barnes & Noble

    The questions include prompts like, "If you could have a super power, what would it be?" and "What's the grossest thing you've ever seen?" and have spaces for everyone to fill in their answers for the next three years.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $15.29 (originally $16.99).

    10. A six-layer cake with a surprise rainbow inside from Carlo's Bakery (aka the Cake Boss), because everyone knows that cake tastes best in as many colors as possible.

    Goldbelly

    Promising review: "Shut the front door. The cake was so fresh and moist. All the way in Cali. Everyone wanted to know how I was able to get and keep the cake sooo moist all the way from Jersey. It was the main attraction at a 4-year-old's birthday party. All he wanted was his 'rainbow cake.' Goldbelly came through, and I earned TOP DAD OF THE YEAR HONORS!" β€”Bennye R.

    Get it from Goldbelly for $69.95 (plus free shipping!).

    Psst β€”Β if the birthday kid is more of a chocolate fan, you can get this rainbow cake with chocolate frosting, too!

    11. An Animal Crossing youth T-shirt for the kid who is celebrating their birthday on a virtual island and can't be bothered to cut any birthday cake until they've assembled enough bells to pay rent.

    Box Lunch

    *sighs* Time to go catch themselves a few red snappers...

    Get it from Box Lunch for $16.72 (originally $20.90; available in youth sizes XS-XL).

    12. A Frozen 2 Monopoly game so they can spend their birthday journeying through Arendelle, the Enchanted Forest, and ~Into The Unknown~ with the fam while streaming the movie on Disney+.

    Macy's

    The game is played like a standard Monopoly game, with Frozen II twists. The objective is to go around the board using play money you've earned to buy "properties" β€” or, in this case, magical places that Elsa and Anna journey to in the film. Once you've purchased a property, you can put a Snowflake on it and charge rent to anyone whose game piece lands there. Whoever still has money when the rest of the players are bankrupt wins. This game is perfect for two to six players, unless you want to play it with teams, in which case you can add more.

    Get it from Macy's for $16.99 (originally $22).

    13. A set of laser tag micro blasters safe for indoor use that will seriously amp up the birthday fun by turning the living room into their own personal laser tag course.

    Target

    Promising review: "Great toy for all ages. Bought this for my 7-year-old grandson and him and his brother absolutely love it. I fact I bought another set so the parents could play as well." β€”Jen

    Get a set of two from Target for $19.99.

    14. A Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse storybook with a movie projector included that projects 20 iconic images from the film right onto the wall, so they can be fully immersed in the Spiderverse world as they read along.

    shopDisney

    Get it from shopDisney for $19.95.

    15. A set of Hatchimals CollEGGtibles full of happy little critters whose eggs only crack open after they warm it up enough by rubbing the lil' heart on the egg.

    Target

    Get a set of 12 from Target for $19.99.

    16. A super soft lil' Pua plush to keep them company during the 157th rewatch of Moana (guaranteed to make guest appearances in all upcoming FaceTime group chats).

    shopDisney

    To make it extra special for the birthday kid, you can have their name personalized on a little Pua collar!

    Promising review: "OMG! This has to be by far the best Pua plush EVER! He is the perfect size. His fur is so super soft. He has the sweetest, cutest face ever. So much detail. He is exactly like the Pua from the movie. I definitely recommend this to any and all Moana fans." β€”tlkdisneyfan

    Get it from shopDisney for $22.95 (an additional $5.95 for personalization).

    17. A kid-friendly confetti glitter birthday soap with a UNICORN in it πŸ¦„that you can fully customize for your giftee, from the type of scent to how strong the scent is to whether or not you want glitter in it.

    Cindy's Bath Creations/Etsy

    These soaps are made-to-order, and contain no sulfates, detergents, parabens, or animal products. Because they contain a small toy, they're recommended for ages 5 and up.

    Promising review: "What adorable unicorn soaps & they smell so good too. I ordered for a 5-year-old and 8-year-old for Christmas and they loved them. Great service and prompt delivery. Thank you so much! I'll definitely order from them again." β€”Gail L. Jackson

    Get it from Cindy's Bath Creations on Etsy for $7.99+ each (available in 39 scents).

    18. A teensy Bluetooth animal speaker with a built-in mic for calls so the next time you call the birthday kid, they can be like, "Hold on, lemme answer my penguin."

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I bought these audio pets for my grandkids. They absolutely love, love, love them. I bought another for my daughter after she heard the quality of the sound. She loves it. Then I bought two for myself." β€”Alicia

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95 (available in ten styles).

    19. A Baked By Melissa mini cupcake pack perfect for any kid whose favorite cake flavor is "all of them."

    Baked By Melissa

    Each 25-pack of cupcakes comes with an assortment of Baked By Melissa's latest and greatest cupcakes, all of which are deliciously kid-friendly: Tie-Dye (vanilla), Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cookie Dough, Triple Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip Pancake, Red Velvet, Mint Cookie, Brownie Batter, Cookie Butter, Cake Batter, and Confetti (also vanilla).

    Get a 25-pack from Baked By Melissa for $30, or a 50-pack for $60.

    20. A handily divided construction plate and utensils with easy-to-grip handles so the lucky birthday kid can quite literally forklift their cake into their mouth.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "My grandson had a 3rd birthday party and this gift was the hit! All his little friends wanted both the plate and the utensils. Got so many compliments and inquiries where it get them. Truly an amazing product and very well made!! Dishwasher-safe and didn't have to worry about parts coming off. I'll buy this again for my other grandchildren for SURE!" β€”Sherry D.T.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $35.

    21. A pre-stuffed cuddly Build-A-Bear to accompany them on whatever movie is nearest and dearest to their hearts right now, whether it's a Star Wars marathon with the family or an adorable foray into How To Train Your Dragon.

    Build-A-Bear

    Get the Darth Vader Bear from Build-A-Bear for $35, and the Toothless Bear from Build-A-Bear for $29.

    Psst β€” there are a ZILLION more bears from fandoms to choose from. Right now Build-A-Bear has bears for everything from Frozen to Paw Patrol to PokΓ©mon to Trolls to Lion King to Marvel and DC. Check out the full Build-A-Bear character selection for more fun options!

    22. A Descendants activity book full of over 200 (!!) stickers, so the birthday kid can design all sorts of fun pages for the characters, including their costumes and rooms.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $6.18.

    23. A What Makes A Hero book about Marvel icons like Captain Marvel, Gamora, Black Widow, and Shuri, so they can learn from all their (kid-friendly!) action-packed adventures.

    shopDisney

    Get it from shopDisney for $12.95, or Bookshop for $11.95 (to support local bookstores).

    24. A Color Chemistry lab with instructions and materials for 18 experiments in the box, including making colorful snow globes, crystal effects, and water beads.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $24.99.

    25. A copy of Why? 1,111 Answers To Everything, so they can spend their birthday unlocking all the secrets of the universe and share them all with everyone each night at dinner.

    shopDisney

    This book covers everything from what's inside of a turtle's shell to how deep the ocean goes, perfect for any curious kid.

    Get it from shopDisney for $19.99 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $18.88.

    26. A set of three Jars By Dani cake jars you can choose the flavors for, full of kid-friendly options like fudge brownie, cookies and cream, cake batter, and cookie dough πŸͺ.

    Goldbelly

    Promising review: "My order shipped super quickly and arrived in great shape. The Jars by Dani are so good. I have ordered them several times and will order again." β€”Barbara K.

    Get a set of three from Goldbelly for $30.

    27. A paint-your-own-s'mores set so once all the birthday cake is done, they'll still have a sweet treat *and* an opportunity to channel their inner marshmallow artist.

    UncommonGoods

    Each set comes with enough material to make six s'mores, including the graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, and four colors of edible paint β€” plus, the marshmallows are vegan!

    Promising review: "This product was a huge hit at my friends house where he needs ways to keep his children interested and entertained. Being able to paint food not only feeds the kids but also keeps them busy for a few hours." β€”Jeremy K.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $32.

    28. An invisibility cloak that uses the magic of green screen technology and a specialized app to make any Harry Potter fan look like they ~disappeared~, guaranteed to bring hours of indoor fun.

    Barnes & Noble

    The green screen app works with iPhone and iPaid devices running iOS 11 and above, and Android 5.0 and above. The cloak is 55 inches long.

    Get it from Barnes and Noble for $74.99.

    29. A kids' scratch-off book poster that essentially doubles as a reading list β€” every time they read one of the 100 classic books on the poster, they'll get to scratch it off to reveal a little doodle.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "This is so adorable and it has been so fun scratching them off. I would buy many different versions of this (i.e. adult fiction, children's fantasy, etc). A great way to encourage kids to challenge themselves!" β€”mf12345

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $15.

    30. A Super Slime Studio from Nickelodeon that comes complete with everything they need to make their own personalized slime, whether they want it old school, glittery, crunchy, or full of confetti.

    Target

    Promising review: "This was a huge hit with my daughter and her friends at her 11th birthday. They attempted to make a couple slimes on their own that did not turn out, but when I helped them the slime turned out fine. I would recommended a parents assistance! My 5-year-old was also obsessed with it, so it has appeal for a wide range of ages which is great!" β€”Tiffany

    Get it from Target for $17.99.

    31. A ginormous inflatable air tent that's easy to assemble and take down, so they can have their own little birthday fort right in the living room (without any time-consuming cleanup after!).

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "My grandchildren were always building and not putting away tents they would build, given they would play for hour in them. The indoor tent gives them the same hours of enjoyment, with out the hours of picking up. Set up and tear down in five minutes, and it's stored in a small bag no bulky stuff to deal with. This is a 10-plus product!!" β€”Daniel

    Get it from The Grommet for $49.

    The lucky birthday kid opening up one of these special gifts from you:

    PBS

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