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We’re now officially one week away from Thanksgiving and then it’s time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales! And if you’re anything like me you’re starting to make lists of gifts for friends and family.

All the gifts included here are products we know and love. I share items my kids have worn, read, or played with and that I would recommend to other families. I am mostly featuring small business this year because they need our support now more than ever.

Most of these items have already been featured here in blog posts, and I’m consolidating everything here for your one-stop quick-shop STEM/STEAM Holiday Gift Guide! I’m breaking the Gift Guide into four parts: STEAM Clothes, STEAM Books, STEAM Toys/Games, and STEAM Subscriptions.

STEAM Clothes for Kids

Makoshey “Adventurous” and “Jane Goodall” long sleeve t-shirts
  • MakosheyAdventurous” 3/4 sleeve raglan and “Jane Goodall” long sleeve t-shirt – Makoshey clothes are soft, comfy, with the coolest prints. Their clothes are designed for girls, but everything is unisex and both my son and my daughter have two Makoshey shirts each that they love.
  • Dance on MarsShark” and “Outer Space” dresses – These dresses are stunning, high quality, and they last! We’ve had my daughter’s shark dress for almost 2 years! It still fits because we sized up initially and still looks great – these dresses are worth the price tag.
  • Annie the BraveDinosaur play dress” – These are perfect soft cotton twirly dresses for everyday play. They have STEAM themes to match any of your little girl’s interests.
  • SvahaSave our Marsupial Friends” woman’s and girls dress – They have large selection of STEAM themed clothes for the whole family! You can live out your family matching Ms. Frizzle dreams at Svaha.
  • Smarty GirlSloth” and “Narhwal” leggings – Smarty Girl has lots of adorable STEAM themed leggings to choose from.

My daughter has worn all the clothes recommended from all of these mom-owned small businesses this year. You can read more details about each of these brands in my Back to School STEAM Clothes post and also my STEAM Clothes for Girls post. I do not have affiliate relationships with any of these brands, but we have been gifted clothes from most of them.

Dance on Mars “Outer Space” dress

STEAM Children’s Books

“I am Benjamin Franklin” and “I am Anne Frank” books
  • I am Benjamin Franklin” and “I am Anne Frank” from the Ordinary People Change the World Series by Brad Meltzer – These books tell the stories of real-life role models and give our kids worthy heroes to look up to.
  • Letters From Space” by Clayton Anderson – Written by an Astronaut about his journey to the International Space Station. Any space-loving kid will love this silly book!
  • How to Catch a Unicorn” by Adam Wallace – If your kids love unicorns and STEM they will enjoy this book about how a group of kids set traps for a unicorn all around a zoo.
  • The New Girl Code” by Niki Smit- This is a great present for an middle school aged girl in your life. I honestly loved this book myself, so I would say even high school aged girls would like it.

You can head to my STEAM Books page to check out my full reviews for each of these books and all the other STEAM themed books we have read and loved and shared on the blog! The links in this section are my Amazon Affiliate links. I appreciate you supporting my blog in this small way, but I also support you buying from your local bookstore instead.

“How to Catch a Unicorn” book

STEAM Toys and Games

Osmo “Genius Starter Kit”

You can head to my STEAM Toys page to check out my full reviews for each of these toys and games and all the other STEAM themed toys and games we have read and loved and shared on the blog! Many of the links in this section are my Amazon Affiliate links. I appreciate you supporting my blog in this small way, but I also support you buying from your local toy store instead.

Wikki Stix “STEM Pak”

STEAM Subscriptions

Mama of Joy “ABC 123 Sensory Bin”
  • Smore Magazine – This is a great way to get girls (and boys) aged 7+ excited about STEM. We are now receiving this magazine instead of our Lil’ Smore subscription (I originally reviewed the Lil’ Smore Magazine on the blog, but they are no longer selling this version for the younger kids).
  • Tinkering Toddler Crates – These crates are so much fun and so many educational games are packed into each one. We’ve tried 4 different crates and loved them all (read my review of the Rainbow Crate here)! Check out this mom-owned small business, you won’t regret it!
  • Mama of Joy – We have 4 kits from this adorable mom-owned and operated company. I recommend them all but we especially love the combination of educational value and play in the ABC 123 Sensory Bin.
  • KiwiCo – KiwiCo provides great STEAM themed boxes at an affordable price-point. My kids have enjoyed the Koala and Kiwi crates, but they often require a lot of parental help. Ready my two reviews of our past KiwiCo boxes here and here.

Subscriptions make great gifts for family members because it is something kids will enjoy monthly when a new item is delivered. I have an affiliate relationship with KiwiCo, and I have been gifted kits from most of the other brands. I only recommend products we genuinely enjoy.

Tinkering Toddler Crates “A is for Apple Crate”

I hope you found this gift guide helpful in planning your holiday shopping. I recommend you start checking out these links right away because many of these sites are already featuring great sales! Now I want to know: which of these items made your list?


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