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It feels like every kid goes through a dinosaur phase, right? Boys and girls usually get super into the prehistoric creatures around 4-5 years old. Some kids' interest wanes and they become obsessed with something else. But some kids ... woooo boy. Some kiddos will become Ross from Friends levels of obsessed with dinos. And we'll admit, that whole period is incredibly interesting! It's fascinating to study an entire species of creature that is no longer alive. Plus, dinosaurs are pretty freaking cool. So how do you foster your kid's love for T-Rex and raptors and brontosaurus? Well, you could start with these dinosaur gifts from Etsy.
Whether you're trying to get your kids excited about the prehistoric unit in school, or you have a kid who would 100% move to Jurassic World if given the chance, these dinosaur gifts will hit the mark. Etsy never fails to showcase the perfect (slightly off-kilter) gift for pretty much all your needs, and their collection of dino merch is no exception. They're adorable, kind of scary, educational, and best of all, they have dinosaur gifts for kids of all ages. You can't send your kid on a journey back in time to meet an actual dinosaur. But these Etsy gifts are the next best thing!
Turn meal times into fun, educational moments with this adorable table set from Etsy shop Splashseven! The personalized set comes with a placemat and a coaster featuring some of the most popular dinosaurs. You could put your dino-loving kid's name on both! The artwork is fun and colorful, so this would be perfect for younger kiddos. It's made of glossy hardboard, and you can get the set for $19.50 (you can also purchase the placemat and coaster separately).
Remember back in our day when a nightlight was just a little moon plugged into the wall? Or better yet, just a hall light left on and our door cracked open? Kids these days don't know the nightlight struggle bus we rode. Nowadays, kids get the coolest nightlights, and we're adding this dinosaur light to the very long list. This personalized nightlight from Etsy shop StampNouveau is the perfect edition to your dinosaur-loving kid's room. Plus, once those monsters in the closet and under the bed get a glimpse of T-Rex there, they won't be bothering your kid at night.
OK, this has got to be one of the cutest dinosaur gifts we've ever seen. Flip sequins are all the rage right now! They're on t-shirts, dresses, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, you name it. Kids love this stuff, and this adorable pillowcase from Etsy shop DoTakeItPersonally combines the best of two worlds: sequins, and dinosaurs! You can personalize your budding archaeologist's pillow, and choose which dinosaur you want featured. You can even pick the sequin color! The pillowcases sell for $22.95, or you can get the pillowcase and pillow for $32.95.
This adorable hardcover book from Etsy shop ISeeMeBooksUS is the perfect gift for any dino-loving kid! Take your budding archaeologist on an dinosaur egg hunt around the world, and teach them fun facts about dinosaurs and their eggs in the process. Their name is included throughout the story and incorporated in the illustrations, so they will totally feel like they're part of this amazing adventure. You can get your very own personalized dino book for $34.99.
Dinosaur parties are always a big hit - kids love being able to roar and run like the dinosaurs did! There's no shortage of dinosaur-themed party decor. But maybe you want to do a little something special for the favors! These dinosaur crayons from Etsy shop KagesKrayons are the perfect parting gift for the little dino friends who came to celebrate your kiddo. The gift set comes with seven crayons in an assortment of colors. The crayons measure approximately 2 inches long by 1 inch tall, and are completely non-toxic. The entire set of crayons comes in a gift box and sells for $9.50.
What is it about kids and their complete inability to wash their hands? Or bodies? Or feet? We don't know about you, but our kids consider a quick rinse to be sufficient. We're thinking maybe making hand-washing more fun might help, and this dinosaur soap from Etsy shop WithMyHandsandHeart is perfect for that! The soap comes in a variety of scents, and is handmade using coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, cocoa powder, and activated charcoal. Kids will want to wash their hands 100 times a day to get at that little toy dinosaur! Prices start at $9.99.
We love toys and crafts that combine fun with learning. And we love them even more when they actually engage our kids and keep them busy for longer than it takes us to drink our coffee while it's still hot! This dinosaur egg kit from Etsy shop PaisleysTreasures looks like it would satisfy all of our toy requirements. Each kit comes with four dinosaur eggs, a hammer and chisel, and a sheet your kids can use to identify the dinosaurs hidden in each egg. The whole kit costs just $24.00.
Summer is over, folks, which means our kids will (finally) be going back to school! As exciting as that is, it does mean that we'll have to buy school supplies. Not our favorite thing in the world, we'll be honest. BUT! When you can find the perfect backpack and lunch box for your kid, it's a bit easier! This personalized dinosaur backpack and lunchbox from Etsy shop AspenAndIvyGifts will get any dino-obsessed kid excited to head back to school. You can buy each separately, or get the set for $58.99. You can also pick the font and thread colors.
OK, these are SO cute, we can't even stand it. Maybe you have a toddler who happens to love dinosaurs. Or maybe your older kiddo still loves playing with blocks! This set of wooden dinosaur blocks from Etsy shop ArksAndAnimals is the perfect gift for any dinosaur-obsessed kid (or adult, they're amazing). Each set comes with seven handmade dinosaurs and a volcano, and uses hardwood, ash, cherry, walnut, and oak. The dinosaurs are 5/8" inch thick and range in height from 1 3/4 to 4 1/8 inches. The entire set sells for $30.50.
When you've got a kid who loves dinosaurs, we mean REALLY loves them, then you don't stop at just getting them dino clothes or toys or trinkets. You go all out, including room decor! Which means you obviously need these dinosaur decals for your kid's room. Etsy shop OhongsDesignStudio sells the collection of 14 different dinos in a variety of colors. They come in regular size, which sell for $21.80 and 3.5-6.3 inches, or large, which sell for $26.80 and measure 5-8.5 inches.
If there's anything kids love more than dinosaurs, it's temporary tattoos. They freaking love to cover their arms and torsos and legs with those things! We'll admit, they are pretty cool. So if you've got a kid who loves dinosaurs, and also loves walking around looking like a tattoo artist, then you're going to want to get some of these temporary dino tattoos from Etsy shop xoFetti. You get 40 colored or metallic tattoos for just $11! These would be perfect for party favors, or just let your kid use them all.
Toddlers need some good educational dino fun, too! We love toddler toys, because they teach such valuable skills. And we know how much a lot of toddlers love dinosaurs. So why not give them a dino-themed learning game?! This color sorting game from Etsy shop RainbowHandmadeStore is perfect for little ones learning their colors and how to sort. The set comes with six different colored felt dinosaurs, 24 colored poms, and a set of tongs for just $13. This is one your little ones will use over and over again!
This particular dinosaur gift has no purpose. It's not going to teach your kids about dinosaurs. It's probably not going to keep them occupied for a significant period of time. There's really no reason to buy your kid a colorful dinosaur tail for them to wear around the house or to school or to the store. But you know what? That's fine. Because it's ridiculously adorable and every kid should have one of these tails from Etsy shop DinoCraftStore. Get one for your kid who growls at everyone. Get some to use as party favors. Or just get one because it is freaking cute.
There are few things we love more than a simple pairs of earrings. Something small and unassuming, that you have to get close to identify. Small earrings are also perfect for newly pierced ears, since they aren't heavy or dangly. And these simple gold dinosaur earrings from Etsy shop HerJewelryStore are seriously perfect. The earrings are made from 9k solid gold (not plated or filled), and measure 9mm x 5.5mm. You can purchase a single earring for $24, or preorder a pair for $48.
Do you guys have any holiday traditions? We always buy each kid a new ornament every year, usually with their name on it. Sometimes it's from a trip or memory from the year. Other times it's something specific they like, like a character or color. We're thinking this dinosaur ornament from Etsy shop YourNAMEnts would be perfect for that! Or, you know, just to buy because it's cute and your kid loves dinosaurs and all Christmas trees should have more dinosaurs on them. The T-Rex can be personalized with a name and year for $18.99.
So you can get your kids dinosaur soap. But why stop there? You know how much kids love bubbles and bath bombs, right? Even better if there's a cool new dino friend at the center of the bomb! These dinosaur bath bombs from Etsy shop BloomHerbalBlends are perfect for dropping in the tub while your kids de-grime. Each bath bomb sells for $3.99, and has a surprise hidden dino inside (you can choose color combo of the egg but the dino is random). They're made using organic coconut oil, cosmetic grade dye, organic essential oils, corn starch, and kaolin clay.
Maybe your kid is getting older and doesn't want to wear their love of dinosaurs on their sleeve (literally) with a shirt of backpack. Maybe your kid wants to have their favorite prehistoric creature nearby at all time, and all of their dino gear is currently in the wash. Or maybe you just think this is cute. No matter the reason, you probably need this dinosaur bracelet from Etsy shop ParacordPlaits. The green paracord bracelet has a tiny little T-Rex charm, held in place by two knots. The bracelet is adjustable with a set of sliding knots. It sells for $12.75.
It may not be every new parent's first choice, but we happen to think a dinosaur-themed nursery is, like, the best idea ever. Especially if the featured creatures are super cute! We wouldn't recommend realistic dinos in a baby's room, those might be a bit much. But baby dinosaurs drawn to look cute and cuddly? Absolutely. These nursery wall prints from Etsy shop PhosPrints would be the perfect finishing touch on a prehistoric nursery. The instant download includes six different water color dinos, and can be printed to any size.
There are tons of educational toys and games on the market. Lots of dinosaur-themed ones, too! But you know annoys us? When the toy or game is sort of one-note, and once our kids have completed it, it sort of loses its luster. So imagine our joy when we found this dinosaur learning activity kit from Etsy shop LegacyLearning. It features over six different learning activities! So once your kid has tired of one, they can just move on to the next. Each kit comes with 12 plastic dinosaur figurines and all the supplies needed for each activity, for just $15.
Real talk: one of the things we were most excited about when we had kids was the prospect of using hooded towels. Why don't adults get cute hooded towels? We want fun hoods to dry our hair, too! You can find lots of different options, but for your kid who loves dinosaurs, this dino hooded towel from Etsy shop PiddlinWithNanny is a sure bet. The cotton terry towel measures 30x54 inches with a 10-inch hood, and features the almighty T-Rex on the hood. It sells for $34.95, or you can add your child's name for $39.95.
Your kid doesn't just love dinosaurs - your kid acts like one sometimes, too. Don't worry, all of our kids do! They growl and run all over and act like feral little beast on occasion, which is why we love them. But maybe you need a t-shirt to acknowledge their dino love and behavior, like this one from Etsy shop BoooTees. The shirt features a T-Rex, and you can add your child's name so it reads "JohnnySaurus" or whatever. Such a cute idea! It comes in toddler, kids, and adults sizes, so get them for the whole family.
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