Thanksgiving is one of the most important days of the year in many households in the USA and Canada, and to make the celebrations even more special, perhaps you are considering choosing a thanksgiving gift. Thanksgiving falls quite close to Christmas, so the gift that will be given on Thanksgiving probably won’t be anything too large or expensive. When it comes to finding the best Thanksgiving gifts for kids, there are a few important things to consider in order to choose the right one. Let’s take a look at these factors, before moving on to review 15 great gift ideas to give on this special day.
Table of Contents
- 1 Top Thanksgiving Gifts for Children
- 1.1 1. Thanksgiving Craft Kits
- 1.2 2. Outus Turkey Pumpkins
- 1.3 3. Mini Bubble Wands
- 1.4 4. Make-a-Turkey Stickers
- 1.5 5. Thanksgiving Bingo
- 1.6 6. My First Thanksgiving Playset
- 1.7 7. Wind Up Toys
- 1.8 8. Thanksgiving Tree Poster Activity
- 1.9 9. Thanksgiving Wind Up Toys
- 1.10 10. Turkey Leg Pillow
- 1.11 11. 7 Ate 9 Turkey T-Shirt
- 1.12 12. Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts
- 1.13 13. Turkey Hats
- 1.14 14. Thanksgiving Pillow Covers
- 1.15 15. Thanksgiving Activity Book
- 2 Best Gift Overall
- 3 Best Budget Gift
Considerations When Choosing Thanksgiving Presents
As noted above, there are a few things to keep in mind when picking out gifts to ensure you find one the child will love. First, a gift which is fitting with the theme is often a nice idea. We have some great picks lined up below which are perfect for the occasion – anything related to turkeys is perfect!
Also, think about the child’s age and interests. Many of the items we have picked out below are suitable for most age groups, but be sure to check the packaging or reviews from fellow parents for more advice on choosing something age-appropriate. Some of the craft activities are ideal for older kids to entertain themselves with whilst mom and dad are busy preparing the meal. They can also be enjoyed by younger children with a bit of help in many cases, so they shouldn’t be ruled out completely for toddlers.
The budget is another important factor to consider. With Christmas coming up shortly after Thanksgiving, and of course, Black Friday straight after, it makes sense to keep spending sensible when buying a gift for this occasion. The gifts we have picked here are moderately priced, so there’s no need to worry about going over budget.
Top Thanksgiving Gifts for Children
We will now take a look at 15 of the best gifts to give a child for Thanksgiving. There is sure to be something here to appeal to everyone!
1. Thanksgiving Craft Kits
First, on our list of the best Thanksgiving gift ideas for kids, we have this set of fun craft activities. Materials are included to complete each of the four activities pictured below – a cornucopia door sign, a Peanuts photo frame, a turkey decoration, and a tree of thanks sign. The cornucopia and the tree are made from foam pre-cut pieces that are simply stuck together to complete the craft. The pieces of the frame are stuck together using the included double-sided tape, and there is a magnet so it can be stuck to the refrigerator.
2. Outus Turkey Pumpkins
Next of our Thanksgiving gift ideas, we have this set of decorations that can be used to make your pumpkin into a turkey! There are enough pieces included to make each of the four designs shown below. Each turkey has five or six tail feathers, wings, and a hat. These turkey pumpkins are excellent for decorating the Thanksgiving table or leaving on the front doorstep, and kids will love making them up. The pieces could also be stuck to a ball for decorations which can be used over and over again, year after year.
3. Mini Bubble Wands
The next gift we’ve chosen doesn’t have a Thanksgiving theme like the previous two picks. But, it is loads of fun and is perfect for large gatherings. There are 32 mini bottles of bubbles included, in 8 different colors. They are excellent for leaving as favors on the table for kids (and adults too!). The bubble solution is mild and gentle on the skin, and each bottle is around 4 inches long. Kids will have hours of fun blowing bubbles for each other to pop, and it’s a great way to keep them occupied when dinner prepartions are underway!
4. Make-a-Turkey Stickers
If you are looking for Thanksgiving DIY gifts for a group of kids to enjoy, these turkey sticker crafts are simply perfect! There are 20 sheets included, in two different designs. Each sheet is filled with large stickers that can be used to create customized turkey pictures! Kids will love using their imagination to come up with some fun and funny designs – it’s sure to keep them entertained for a while when the adults are getting things prepared. These stickers are also great for making Thanksgiving cards or pictures for kids to give to friends and family members who love to receive something homemade.
5. Thanksgiving Bingo
When it comes to Thanksgiving gifts for family members to enjoy together, it doesn’t come much better than this Thanksgiving bingo game! There are 24 cards included, so it’s perfect for gatherings of up to 24 people – everyone can join in! There are enough leaf tokens for each player to have a complete set to cover their whole card. Instead of numbers on the bingo cards, you can find Thanksgiving-themed items such as a pumpkin, wheat, a turkey, and more. This is a great game for the whole family to enjoy and bond over after Thanksgiving dinner!
6. My First Thanksgiving Playset
This adorable set of soft toys is perfect for giving to a baby who is celebrating his or her first Thanksgiving. There are four soft toys included – a turkey, a slice of pumpkin pie, a Pilgrim teddy, and a Native American doll. The pieces are great for sensory play, with rattles, bells, and crinkle sounds. They are safe from birth onwards and come with a lovely embroidered bag for storage when not in use.
7. Wind Up Toys
Wind-up toys are guaranteed fun for kids of all ages! These ones come as a pack of 12 assorted designs, and are sure to delight all the Thanksgiving guests! They are fun to use on the table before or after dinner – why not have a race and see who is the winner? The festive designs are great for getting kids ready and excited for Christmas coming up. Each toy has different movements so kids will love to try them all out and see which is their favorite.
8. Thanksgiving Tree Poster Activity
This poster is more than 5 feet tall and is great for Thanksgiving parties, or simply for decorating the house around this time of year. If you need fun Thanksgiving gifts for teachers to enjoy with their class, this poster is an excellent pick, too. There are 30 cutouts included, so there should be enough for everyone in the class to write one and stick it on the tree. Kids can write what they are thankful for on one of the brightly colored leaves, which also come in a variety of different designs. When finished, the tree will look great, and it makes a lovely keepsake for years to come.
9. Thanksgiving Wind Up Toys
Here we have another fun set of wind-up toys which are ideal table favors to keep the guests entertained when waiting for dinner. There are 12 different toys included in the gift box, and each is individually wrapped inside the box. These toys might be simple and low-cost but they are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face time and time again. They’re ideal for large gatherings, as they can be given as favors for guests to take home, adults and kids alike!
10. Turkey Leg Pillow
When it comes to gifts for Thanksgiving, anything with a turkey theme is always a great choice! Novelty gifts such as this are excellent for Thanksgiving, and it is sure to raise a few smiles when it is opened! As well as being entertaining, this gift is also practical, as it is made from soft, plush material and is perfect for cuddling up or resting your head on. It is made from durable material so it will last well, and it is evenly stuffed to ensure it’s not lumpy inside. Kids of all ages will love this!
11. 7 Ate 9 Turkey T-Shirt
This adorable raglan t-shirt is one of the best Thanksgiving dinner gifts, as it can be worn at the table to really get in the mood of the special occasion! It comes in a range of sizes to fit kids of all ages, from 6 months up to teenagers. The design is printed directly onto the shirt to ensure it won’t fade over time, so the shirt can be worn again and again. It also washes well, with the colors remaining bright and strong afterward. The shirt has a 3/4 length sleeve design, so it’s ideal for cooler weather.
12. Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts
If your child wants to make some DIY Thanksgiving gifts for special friends or family members, this set is a great pick! It comes with everything needed to make three adorable turkey decorations that can be hung up. The pieces are pre-cut, and simply need to be assembled together, so this craft is easy for kids of all ages. Words can be written on the tail feathers of the turkeys to make these even more special. The finished decorations are a great size, ranging in height from 13 – 15 inches, and 13 – 17 inches in diameter.
13. Turkey Hats
One of the classic happy Thanksgiving gifts has to be the turkey hat! These ones come as a pack of three, so there are plenty to go around at Thanksgiving dinner. They go right over the head and under the chin, so they stay on well, and fit most sizes from older kids up to adults. There are two different designs to choose from, a pilgrim turkey or the full cooked turkey, pictured below. These hats are great to lighten the mood on Thanksgiving and are a great way to start the conversation flowing. They are guaranteed to make everyone laugh and smile!
14. Thanksgiving Pillow Covers
If you are still stuck for Thanksgiving present ideas and are looking for something a little different, how about this lovely pillow cover? It has a fun turkey design with fall leaves, pumpkins, wheat, and more, with the message ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ across the center. The cover comes in two sizes, 18 x 18 inches or 26 x 26 inches. The cover uses cotton linen burlap fabric, so it’s natural and durable. It has a hidden zipper for fastening and can be machine washed and dried for easy care.
15. Thanksgiving Activity Book
The last of our Thanksgiving day gifts is this activity book which is ideal for kids in the 4 – 8 age range. It is packed full of activities such as coloring in, dot-to-dot, mazes, word searches, and more. So, it is a great way to keep them busy when the adults are getting on with dinner preparations. There are almost 80 pages in the book, so working through all the puzzles and activities will keep them occupied for hours. Completing the puzzles and coloring pictures in this book is a great way to get them in the mood for a Thanksgiving feast!
Best Gift Overall
After looking at 15 of the best Thanksgiving gifts, we have decided which to award the spot of the best buy overall. The Thanksgiving shirt is our favorite for several reasons. It is made from great-quality materials and the design is printed onto the fabric in such a way that it won’t fade or peel off over time in the way that transfer designs do. It comes in a range of sizes to fit kids of all ages from babies to teens. The 3/4 sleeve length makes this shirt ideal for Thanksgiving when the temperature is likely starting to drop a bit.
Best Budget Gift
If you are looking for a budget-friendly gift for Thanksgiving, the best to choose has to be the pillow cover. Kids will love having a comfy pillow to snuggle up with, and even better if it has a theme to fit this special day! The cover is made from environmentally-friendly materials that are easy to wash and dry, parents will be glad to know! Kids will love the design on this cushion cover – it features all of their favorite things about Thanksgiving and the color scheme will look great in any room.