23 Stylish Gifts for Kids to Make Their Rooms Even Cooler

updated Oct 18, 2022
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Adding value and hygge to our homes is a constant quest for parents, so why wouldn’t it be for our kids, too? Their bedrooms are the first places they’ll put their signature stamps on, and the holidays are a great time to grow and encourage their personal design prowess.

So, to help ensure your mini home good gifts go over well, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest and most fun finds to light up (in some cases, quite literally) their bedroom oasis. After all, that’s what kids’ rooms are, right? Their personal places for chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool before and after school. From comfy weighted blankets and creative wall hangs to enviable neon signage and photo-parading garlands, we rounded up 23 of the best kids’ decor gifts your little is sure to love. These statement pieces will have them pumped and you feeling proud, because #kidsbedroomgoals have been achieved.

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This weighted blanket, specifically designed for happy nappers, will have them begging to get all snuggly. Knitted from layers of natural organic cotton, the Nappling helps them switch off after a long day of learning and play. Sleeping under weight is proven to help people do exactly that, by relaxing the body into a naturally deep, longer sleep. Unlike other weighted blankets, this one is highly breathable and delightfully soft, so whenever it's time for them to get some rest, they'll be completely cozy and not too warm.

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was $403.00

Accent walls are fun, but a lot of times they're not sustainable. As soon as your kid gets tired of a certain motif, it's hard to scrub it from the walls if it's stenciled, and don't even get us started about the horror that's wallpaper removal. That's why a removable wall mural is an ideal way to turn a blank wall into a showcase for your little's bedroom style. Simply line up the panels, peel and stick to reveal an earthy geometric design that's darling for any kids' room.

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One of the biggest draws to a toddler's room is a comfy and trendy rocking horse (and when we say horse, we really mean everything but the horse). My daughter has her unicorn and when she goes to her cousins' houses, she looks around to see if they have their own rocking animals, too. This alpaca is just so inviting, with ivory fur that pairs perfectly with its light wood base and handles. And the patterned saddle brings in a vibrant, dimensional pop of color to break up any monotony in a neutral-toned bedroom.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Truth be told, this stunning art setup would be a great get for a family room/playroom, but if your kids live and breathe art, then this rolling easel might just be the epitome of cool. The gallery-ready gift set gets them started with poster paper, chalks, paints, cups, brushes, plus a colorful smock (probably our favorite part) to protect their clothes. Along with a chalk/erase board, their portable easel is equipped with a paper roller and plenty of storage for their supplies.

Parent Dare/Challenge: Whenever you see that the chalkboard is clean, sneak in and pen a fun message to your munckins. They'll love it!

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was $17.00

Parent confession: The first spot of room decor I actually fell in love with as a kid was wall art (mounted prints and canvas pieces to replace the boy band posters up in my bedroom—no judgment, please!). And even today I can't resist a cute print for my littles' rooms. Society6 has the sweetest Disney and Pixar Collections that aren't just cheesy character renderings. A lot of them weave in mantras, too, but they're sprinkled with that perfect dose of Disney magic. Never lose your sparkle!

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Forts are fun, for sure, but they're also a lot more conducive to open play spaces. That's why something modular and collapsible is a true treasure for play time in their bedrooms. Follies are big building shapes inspired by artists like Henry Matisse, Ray Eames and Anni Albers that kids connect to create whatever their imaginations come up with: a spaceship, a puppet theater, a playhouse, the possibilities are endless! The Canvas Set is perfect for kids who love to draw. It features 30 pieces made from unique 100% non toxic material that works like a whiteboard. Kids draw, then wipe away and store flat after they are done. And it comes with its own marker set, so they can start creating the minute they unbox. I kid you not, my son played with his set for two hours straight once we had it open.

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The Novogratz

Show us a kiddo who's comfortable saying wall sconce and we'll show you a kiddo who's destined to have great design taste from here on out! The soft white or mint finish accents the whimsical cloud shape, and hanging next to a bed, it's poised to provoke sweet dreams and fun imaginative thoughts perfect for a child's room, a baby's room or a crafting room. The long clear cord and enclosed mounting hardware makes it a cinch to place the lighting wherever your dreamers need it most.

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Modern Nursery

Night light, but make it even more memorable and imaginative. We couldn't be more obsessed with Little Lights if we tried. The sweet designs are all handmade, handpainted, and built from natural pine wood — so they'll not only shine in their rooms through childhood, they'll have staying power to pass down to future generations. Each friendly, dimmable LED lit figure provides just the right amount of light for your little one to feel safe and secure as they drift off to dreamland.

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PB Teen

Have a baller in your house? A gift like this is a total slam dunk (sorry, we just had to). The white glowing neon adds the perfect accent to their walls, without getting too literal with orange and black color cues. Our suggestion if you have a court-obsessed kid? Get this for their room and couple it with a pair of tickets to see their favorite team. While it's an expensive match-up, maybe just explain that it's a Christmas AND birthday present.

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This ice cream silhouette, made of bright pink, silver, and gold acrylic with a mirrored finish, creates a 3D look that pops above any dresser, desk, or vanity. The smaller size isn't even that big, but it still creates such a statement. Just like the treat that inspires it, it's delish for kids of all ages, tweens, and teens.

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Burke Decor

There are so many kinds of banks out there, but at the end of the day, a classic pig always wins in our eyes. This wooden version is simple and cleverly designed, and not only can it help your child learn the importance of saving, it can also help encourage mathematical, fine motor, and social skills.

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There's definitely a lightbulb moment when kids start taking an interest in home furnishings — and that's exactly the time when a lamp like this one would light up their world. The artsy curves of the stone base lend a little earthiness to any room — mimicking the mysterious Mima Mound terrain — and if your teen is seriously considering schools in the Pacific Northwest, this would be a really special present to say "embrace your boho!" The lamp comes with a cloth cord and toggle switch and enough incandescence to keep them reading and ruminating long after the sun sets.

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Fat Brain Toys
was $66.95

Now about that terrain-spiration ... these Gonge Rivestones take the concept of riverbed stone hopping and remove all the danger for a set of play platforms that bring tons of fun. Six riverstones of various sizes are tastefully colored with an attractive earth tone, features different angles and ridges, and is built with a non-slip surface and rubber edges. If your kids love balance boards, they'll LOVE these stones — and they can play with them together!

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Uncommon Goods

Dry erase boards and chalkboards will always have a place in kids' rooms, but a color-changing lightbox brings next-level illumination to the table (for real). This colorful retro lightbox is back-lit like a real marquee, and it cycles through a spectrum of colors or can stop on your child's hue of choice, including classic white. The piece comes in three sizes.

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was $199.99

Lockers at school might be the opposite of cool, but lockers at home? That's a whole other story! We absolutely love the punchy colors.

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was $19.99

We're always here for hanging organizers, and this one gives us total kid play space vibes—i.e. very Montessori-inspired and uber cute. The four pockets can hold everything from shoes and slippers to school supplies and random sundries, and the natural white canvas matches any neutral-colorwashed kids room.

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The Container Store
was $29.99

We just can't handle the cuteness of this triceratops-horned hamper. Can you? The hamper is made of 100% soft felt, so it's easy on small hands and takes little effort to toss in dirty clothes (plus, it's fun to see the dino chomp down on soiled stuff). The sturdy construction means the hamper sits flat and when its mouth is closed, contents stay hidden from view. It's still lightweight enough for big kids to carry it to the washer and dryer. So, you can count on some help come laundry day!

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This velvet floor pillow has personality, hands down: It's shaped like a rocket and features a navy body with detailed features — a colorful nose cone in beige and orange, a round white window, black fins on the sides and a fringed flame accent in peach at the back. Since it's filled with a plush interior, it provides sumptuous cushioned comfort and a cozy spot for them to read and relax. They can toss it on the floor before sprawling out for a board game or a coloring book, or throw it on their bed to watch a movie or read some stories.

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was $56.90

A themed gift is a great idea, especially if you want to make it a tradition to gift your kiddos with one thing to "go with" their room, every Christmas. That's actually what we do with my son's dino room, be it with a new piece of wall art, a fun shaped clock for his wall, and other dino-based bits and baubles. File this whimsical height chart under things that will absolutely grow with your children. It adheres easily to walls with the enclosed double-sided sticky tape, and it can be personalized with your little's name. The woodland creatures are perfect sidekicks for all their milestone Instagram birthday pics, too!

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PB Teen

Talk about a throwback, because I think I speak for every parent when I say that my beanbag chair growing up had nothing on this sherpa edition. Supersoft, cozy, and easy to move around the room, the ivory crash cushion is the perfect spot for studying, gaming, reading, or just hanging out. And the cover is removable for easy cleaning.

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West Elm
was $129.00

Remember that oh-so-famous atom teething toy we all had for our infants? Well, this lamp is like its cool older cousin. Created in collaboration with "Ada Twist, Scientist," a Netflix series about a young scientist inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this lamp features a steel base with bold primary color finishes. The white linen shade looks on-point with any color palette, and with a clear PVC cord, any wiring virtually disappears into the background.

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was $320.00

Gallery walls aren't just a grown-ups game. If you introduce gallery walls to your kids early on, they'll be curating their own vignettes by the time they hit high school. And Fracture makes it so easy to purchase a photo wall package, with three, four, five, and six-print configurations. All you need to do is choose a layout, upload your photos, and they’ll deliver your Photo Wall, ready to hang in your budding interior decorators' rooms. Each Photo Wall comes with a paper template that shows you exactly where to place each screw, so you can guarantee a perfectly-spaced gallery splash.

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was $16.99

As for tweens and teens, usually it's their friends and pets who serve as their greatest muses. And this photo garland dazzles as a display for their favorite pics. Small clips hold their photos in place, so they can be rearranged easily and frequently. For an extra glamorous touch, help them thread some fairy string lights into the picture, and don't forget to pack them up for their dorm rooms if college is right around the corner!

The Follies Canvas Set was gifted as a sample, with no promise of editorial coverage. All of the opinions stated in this article are our own, and we will only recommend products we truly love.