For Day 3 of the 12 Days of Shopping, Jeanette and I wanted to break down gender stereotypes with gender bending gifts for kids. We want to celebrate mighty girls AND sensitive boys; crafts for boys and science kits for girls; and imaginary play can go beyond tiaras and tutus!
How about you? What are your favorite gender bending gifts for kids?
Tools and Ovens for Boys and Girls
10 Piece Tool Set from Red Toolbox, $43
Combine this set of REAL woodworking tools with a book and a trip to the local hardware store! My girls and my son took woodworking classes at summer day camp and in middle school. It’s a great life skill and a lot of fun too!
If you are not handy (like me), you can take it slowly, step by step, and learn together!
The Kids’ Building Workshop: 15 Woodworking Projects for Kids and Parents to Build Together by Craig Robertson and Barbara Robertson, $10
Here a project from Lowe’s for inspiration!
Gender Neutral Easy Bake Oven, $44
The Easy Bake Oven was geared towards girls. Notice how it was pink and purple for decades? Well, times they are achangin’. Here’s a sleek black and silver model you can gift to all your kids — boys and girls — to play with together! After all, when it comes out, everyone wants some, right?!
Modern, Cool and Gender Neutral Dollhouses
This toy town is $75 from Manzanita.
This treehouse is $88. We really love that TV show Ultimate Treehouses. Have you seen it? It makes me partial to treehouses!
Board Games of Strategy: Can Boys Beat the Girls?
How about games of strategy? My son and I love this wooden artisanal Connect Four from Monkey Pod Games, $75
My husband is teaching our kids to play Go, an Asian game of strategy like a reverse version of chess. This set is $79.
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