Blank board books let kids make their own storiesSometimes the gift of nothing is the best gift of all. I flipped when I saw these Blank Board Books at Romp, because they give kids a blank canvas in which to make their very own literary masterpieces.

The square books are made of six durable boards, plus the front and back covers, which can become anything from a holiday gift for Grandma (great for bragging rights) to a beginner’s scrapbook. Kids can use stickers, photos, markers, basically whatever “medium” they’re into, so, no matter how young your prodigy is, they can create a must read that will be in your family forever.

Oh, did I mention how incredibly affordable they are? A 5″ x 5″ book is only $3 and an 8″ x 8″ one is $5. At those prices you can start your own little publishing empire.–Betsy

For more cool holiday gifts for the kiddos, make sure to check out our Safer Toy Guide!