Book and Toy Gift Ideas – Promoting Literacy and Fun!

Need some great gift ideas for the holidays or birthdays or anytime, really? Here are some great Book and Toy Gift Ideas that promote literacy and fun all at the same time!

Need some great gift ideas for the holidays? Here are some great Book and Toy Gift Ideas that promote literacy and fun all at the same time!

I love giving books as gifts. I love receiving books as gifts. Books make awesome gifts. Each year at Christmas, I give each of my kids something they want, something they need, something they can wear, and something to read! I think it’s an awesome way to keep the focus of Christmas from becoming all about what they will get, and we can concentrate more on giving to others!

But some kids would be disappointed to only receive a book, so this year for my nieces and nephews, I will be pairing a book and a small toy. I think it’s the perfect balance… I get to promote literacy, and they will have a toy that relates to the book they received! Win, win!

Here are a few book and toy gift ideas to get you started!

Book and Toy Gift Ideas!


1. The Little Engine that Could and a Toy Train

What toddler doesn’t love a wooden train? Pair it up with one of my favorite books and you have a real winner!



2. Science Experiment Book and a Science Kit

Got a budding scientist on your hands? This set is perfect for the kid that loves hands-on learning!

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3. Space Book and Model Rocket

This duo is out of this world! Sure to be a blast for your space lover!

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4. Cookbook and Cooking Set

Calling all chefs! This set will be fun for your little cook and yummy, too!



5. Animal Book and Stuffed Animal

Kids will go wild over this set!

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Ok so there are a few book and toy sets to get you started! Do you have any favorites that you like to pair? Are you stumped about what book might go with your chosen toy? Leave me a comment and I’ll try to help you out!


Now it’s time for the What to Read Wednesday Link-up!

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What to Read Wednesday

Our hosts will share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

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  • Erin Vincent

    December 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm Reply

    I love the idea of a book and toy combo! I actually did this with our 4 year old daughter that loves unicorns. We got her a unicorn book and a unicorn puzzle.

    • Amy Lanham

      December 4, 2016 at 10:59 pm Reply

      That’s so cool! I know she loved it!

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