Maybe it’s just me, but dinosaur toys are some of the most fun to buy and give as gifts to kids! My three kids are pretty much all dino-lovers (especially my 3-year-old and 6-year-old), so our house is filled with some of the best dinosaur toys and gifts around.
Basically, if it roars or has spikes, we probably own it.
But I’m also a big fan of giving (and receiving) gifts that aren’t toys, so I’ve included lots of non-toy gift ideas on this list, too, like dinosaur books, clothes, night lights, dinosaur activities and more!
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Ok, full disclosure, we don't have this dinosaur toy yet, but it looks so cool! I have it on my son's wish list this year (and the Unicorn version is on my 4-year-old's wish list!). It's a dinosaur robot that your kid builds themselves! Activity + a toy = A+ gift.
If your kid is a Nerf-lover (I mean really, what kid isn't?), then you definitely need a DinoSquad Tricera-blaster or two. It's my dinosaur-loving son's favorite Nerf gun, by far – and his dad's favorite, too!
We LOVE this dinosaur LEGO Creator set. My son has built all three dinosaurs with it (AKA 3x the independent activity time!) and now wants a second kit so he can have multiple of them built at the same time.
Best of all, as a gift idea, it's super affordable!
My oldest has this dinosaur sleeping bag, and not only is it adorable, but it also helps him feel safe when he's feeling scared at night. What's safer than sleeping cuddled up with your very own protective T-Rex? This is another great non-toy dinosaur gift!
Not all gifts have to be toys (friendly PSA from a mom of three who's currently being buried alive in toys). My kids would LOVE this dinosaur plate and utensil set. And maybe, just maybe, it would make dinner time a little less miserable, if only for a short time?
Match games are always fun for toddlers and preschoolers, so this is a great dinosaur gift for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds! It's a fun activity that they can play by themselves, or with a parent or sibling.
This book is a perfect gift for a dinosaur lover! Test your kids' knowledge on dino names and facts – or, if they're like my 3-year-old and 6-year-old, go through each page and fight over which dinosaur would live in each of their rooms.
When in doubt, give the gift of dinosaurs! My son got this dino tub as a 4th birthday gift two years ago (for his DinoFOUR themed birthday party!), and we still play with these dinos on the regular! They're the best for imaginary play on the couch, in the bath, in the car, at a restaurant... truly anywhere.
Play-Doh sets are some of my favorite gifts to get and receive for my kids, as they're one of the few independent play activities my kids will actually do on their own. So how perfect is this dinosaur play dough toy?
Another not-toy gift idea is a Simple Modern cup! These are my FAVORITE cups for my kids. They're dishwasher safe, keep water nice and cold, and they don't leak. Plus, they come in all sorts of fun patterns and colors – like, of course, DINOSAURS!
You can never go wrong with giving a puzzle for a gift to a young kid! This dino-shaped floor puzzle is super cool, and would be great for all skill levels – a 3-year-old could probably do it with some help from a parent, and a 4- or 5-year-old could likely do it pretty independently.
My kids love these portable silicone night lights. They're soft and pliable, so they can stay in the bed with them at night, you can set a timer on them, adjust the colors, and recharge via USB instead of using up all your batteries. They go everywhere with us – this would be a great dinosaur gift idea!
If you can't tell, my dinosaur-loving son is afraid of the dark, so anything that can get him to be excited to turn off the lights is a WIN in my book. This dinosaur projector would definitely do the trick!
OK, I'll warn you, these dino eggs are both awesome and a nightmare all at once. They make a huge mess (definitely an outdoor activity!), but they're also so much fun for the kids. These make great party favors too, if you're hosting a dinosaur-themed birthday party!