[vc_row row_type=”2″ blox_image=”12879″ align_center=”aligncenter” page_title=”page-title-x” blox_padding_top=”50″ blox_padding_bottom=”50″ row_pattern=”max-pat”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”11/12″][vc_empty_space height=”120px”][vc_custom_heading text=”All I want for Xmas…” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”…fun gifts for kids with a life skill twist.” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”120px”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_separator color=”white”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]It’s that time of year again when we start to think about how many shopping days are left before Xmas.

So, we thought we would put together a list of potential gifts for kids that have a life skills twist as we love that perfect combination of having fun whilst learning new skills.

We’ve broken the gifts into different categories:

books & courses that help kids to develop life skills

tech gifts

gifts that promote emotional intelligence (EQ)

gifts that enhance creativity and imagination

traditional gifts

We hope that our selection might inspire you to buy your child something that they’ll both love playing with and learn some skills from.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Disclosure: Some of the links in this article are affiliate links, which means that, at no extra cost to you we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”3″ blox_image=”9985″ blox_padding_top=”50″ blox_padding_bottom=”50″ row_pattern=”max-pat”][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][vc_custom_heading text=”part 1: books & courses that teach kids life skills” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″][vc_separator color=”white”]

The Can Do Kid Journal
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]Our kids loved the Can Do Kid Journal created by UK parenting expert Sue Atkins (read our review here), they asked loads of questions which is always a good sign!

It’s designed for kids aged 7-13 and it helps them to develop skills and techniques to increase their confidence, resilience and assertiveness.

It’s full of activities your kids can do (with guidance or alone) that help them to gain a better understanding of themselves.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”9632″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy the Can Do Kids Journal” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sueatkinsparentingcoach.com%2Fproduct%2Fthe-can-do-kid-journal-for-super-heroes%2F||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

The Big Life Journal
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]We love the look of Big Life Journal, it’s beautifully designed and is full of activities, inspiring stories and quotes.

It’s similar to the Can Do Kid Journal however, there is more emphasis on helping your kids to develop a growth mindset. There is also a focus on how to grow up to be a positive, resilient, confident human being who strives to achieve great things in life![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”12888″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy the Big Life Journal” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbiglifejournal.com%2F||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

50 Dangerous Things (You should let your kid do)
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]Modern parenting seems to have gone down the overly protective route, we forever seem to be telling our kids to ‘be careful’ or ‘watch out, that’s dangerous’.

However, you don’t achieve anything in life unless you learn to take risks and manage fear, which is why we love the philosophy behind this book. Do fun stuff with your kids whilst teaching them to face their fears and realise that they are capable of doing and being more than they think![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy 50 Dangerous Things on Amazon” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2zowdLp||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

The Super Kids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]This too looks like a fabulous fun-filled activity book.

Through 75 sensory-rich activities it helps your kids to navigate the daily challenges that life throws their way as well as learning to solve problems on their own. It also enables parents to understand what their kids need, so that they can help them to succeed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy the Superkid Activity Guide” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2iTULFr||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

Lifehacksforkids Life Skills Programme
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Most of us recognise that teaching our kids life skills like growth mindset, resilience, emotional intelligence, and creativity is extremely important.

But… most of us don’t have the time or the expertise to do this job as well as our kids need us to. Enter stage left our Key Life Skills Programme- everything you need to teach your kids the skills they need to live a happy successful life![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”12504″ img_size=”400×300″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to try the Life Skills Programme for FREE” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Flifehacksforkids.co.uk%2F||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”3″ blox_image=”12431″ row_pattern=”max-pat”][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_btn title=”next up… click to see our favourite tech gifts ” style=”custom” custom_background=”#ce879f” custom_text=”#ffffff” size=”lg” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-circle-right” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Flifehacksforkids.co.uk%2Fi-want-xmas%2F||” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]