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10 Awesome January Kid Birthday Presents That Definitely Aren’t Holiday Leftovers

From personalized puzzles to Bowie-worthy microphones, these gifts will play on all year.

Megan Baldwin · about 2 months ago

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Wondering what to get an awesome, hard-working, super loyal kid who was born in January? Let’s start by avoiding anything that could be mistaken for a misplaced holiday gift or pre-Valentine’s Day prezzie. Now that that’s out of the way, we can focus on gifts that will get your kid dreaming and doing all the things they do best. From inspiring books to personalized puzzles, here’s our short list of gifts for every January birthday kid in your life.

1. The Floor Is Lava Board Game

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Endless Games

Great for birthday kids turning 5-10 

As temperatures drop, it’s hard to get kids excited about moving around the house. This board game transforms the floor into a magical maze that will get your birthday kid excited to play indoors.

2. Little Likes Kids - Musical Crossroads Puzzle

Little Likes Kids - Musical Crossroads Puzzle

Little Likes Kids

Great for birthday kids turning 5-9

With MLK Jr. day celebrated in January and Black History Month around the corner, this puzzle is a great way to introduce all kids to the diverse world of music.

3. House of Noa’s Capricorn Mommy and Me Yoga Mat

House of Noa’s Capricorn Mommy and Me Yoga Mat

The House of Noa

Great for birthday kids turning 3-6

Practice your downward dog and treat your Capricorn to some one-on-om time with this astrologically inspired yoga mat.

4. I See Me Personalized Puzzle

I See Me Personalized Puzzle

I See Me!

Great for birthday kids turning 3-6

Pieces of me! These beautifully illustrated, high-quality puzzles feature your birthday kid’s name and can be customized to reflect their interests, so they feel the most special.

5. Rhyme Antics Game

Great for birthday kids turning 8-12

Is your kid the next Bowie or J.T.? Test their lyrical skills with this fun game for the whole family that challenges you to build raps and battle for the mic.

6. KiwiCo Puppet Engineering Kit

KiwiCo Puppet Engineering Kit

KiwiCo

Great for birthday kids turning 5-10

Capricorns and Aquariuses alike are hardworking team players, so they’ll waste no time starting their own theatre company. With this kit, you can build and decorate your own marionette and even make a theatre to put on an impressive show.

7. Bowie Bingo

Bowie Bingo Cards

Smith Street Gifts

Great for birthday kids turning 8-12

A Bingo game celebrating the enduring legacy of David Bowie, the January-born interplanetary icon who's missed around the world, every single day.

8. “What We’ll Build” by Oliver Jeffers

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Penguin Kids

Great for birthday kids turning 3-6

January kids are dreamers and do-ers. This beautifully illustrated children’s book by the author of The Day the Crayons Quit is the perfect story about the power of building things from the ground up.

9. Singing Machine Mic Guy Bluetooth Speaker

Singing Machine Mic Guy Bluetooth Speaker

Singing Machine

Great for birthday kids turning 8-12

January kids know how to rock the mic, so this wireless Bluetooth microphone is the perfect way to hone your star’s singing or Oprah-like talk show hosting skills.

10. The Adventure Challenge Family Edition

The Adventure Challenge Family Edition

The Adventure Challenge

Good for the birthday kid’s whole family!

January kids love to work through a challenge. This family photo hunt will tap into their goal-getting nature and help them scratch their must-finish-every-task itch.