Gift For Kids — Shopping for presents for kids can be tricky, even if they’re a family member. We rounded up 59 of the best toys for kids to get you started.
Updated November 2020
Kids love getting loaded with gifts and toys. So it is safe to say that they love Christmas and birthdays.
And what is better than an excited kid ready to open presents? Being able to pick that perfect present without spending hours and hours on it.
This guide showcases gifts ideas for kids that are much more unique than your average board game or typical action figure.
Here are the best toys for kids to help you with your holiday shopping.
Gifts For Kids: 59 Of The Best Toys For Kids
Custom Kids Chair
Whether it is for cuddling up on family movie night, their favorite game chair, or a pink room accessory, a custom name kids chair is the perfect modern gift.
Kids Digital Video Camera
This super easy to use digital video camera captures memories from their perspective while being shatterproof with a dual-camera configuration.
This inflatable air fort (under $50!) blows up in 30 seconds and yet will be played for hours to be the perfect gift for all ages.
Make indoor soccer possible with air soccer! The soccer “ball” hovers over all types of floors and will not damage anything inside the house so kids can kick it around without worrying parents.
Wooden Wobble Balance Board
According to the local maker: Children can rock with this wooden wobble board, use it as a car track, bridge, slide, balance beam, stepping stool, resting or reading spot, tunnel, and doll cradle.
Rock and Gem Dig Kit
For kids interested in science, inspire their minds with a Rock and Gem dig kit from Smithsonian.
Little performers who relish the spotlight will enjoy this wireless bluetooth karaoke microphone. It’s perfect for kids of all ages and even those who are kids at heart and makes for a very exciting stocking stuffer!
Compatible indoors and outdoors and birthday party approved, this inflatable bounce house features a slide and is the perfect idea for a family gift for several kiddos to share!
A fully functioning calculator, this pretend cash register with faux money is designed exclusively by IKEA and is available on Amazon.
A toy that constructed for many generations, this wooden railway set contains 130 pieces to construct their own railway adventure.
Kids Toy Cooking & Microwave Set
Allow your budding chefs to use their imagination with this cooking set that is as interactive as it is cute.
Pretend the floor is lava or a wide river with a fast-moving current and these river stones will lead your only way across while improving coordination and balance.
2-in-1 Scooter and Tricycle
The base of this 2-in-1 scooter and tricycle flips downward as a scooter (shown) and upward to be ridden as a tricycle.
Functioning with the Shifu Orboot App, this interactive globe takes kids on an educational tour around the world. Recommended for kids 4-10.
Colorful beanbag shapes provide beneficial sensory joy and a shape learning activity for young children.
Basketball Hoop Arcade Game
Kids can practice their hand and eye coordination skills with an arcade-style basketball hoop that’s easy to assemble.
Kids Working Play Sink
This pretend play kitchen sink actually dispenses water while reinforcing helpful everyday tasks along the way.
Ultimate Slime Kit
Formulate their own DIY glow in the dark slim for gooey entertainment! This ultimate slime kit comes with everything needed.
Modern Wooden Playhouse
The coolest kids house on the market, this modern wooden playhouse features an attached picnic table and bench, outdoor grill, sink and mailbox.
Charades for Kids
Challenge them with the classic Charades game that even non-readers can participate with friends or family.
Sensory play and imagination combine with Kinetic sand. It sticks to itself for easier cleanup than play doh, and molds perfectly to create various shapes.
Magnetic Building Tiles
This set boasts 100 magnetic building tiles to create endless 2D and 3D shapes. Whether they’re pretending it’s Harry Potter’s castle, or a home fit for Cinderella, the sky is the limit!
Easy to set up indoors and outdoors, they’ll love playing in this modular play tent with tunnels.
Magic Moves Wand
Get the kids moving around with this interactive toy. The Magic Moves wand calls out various actions for the kids to follow and keeps them entertained while learning on the move.
Custom Name Backpack
Both stylish and functional, tote their favorite things in a custom backpack gift. Plus, they’ll surely recognize their bag amongst the crowd with this custom leather name tag.
Vintage Snow Cone Maker
All that is required are ice for this snow cone maker to easily whip up frozen treats!
Gift them a microscope to inspect everyday things up close! And conduct their own scientific experiments.
Kids will jump out their energy on this indoor trampoline for kids. Lightweight and collapsible for easy storage, and perfect indoor entertainment on rainy days.
Vintage Play Kitchen
Imaginations will run free with an adorable retro-inspired vintage play kitchen.
Jumbo Floor Piano
Skip and hop on a floor piano that rolls up for easy storage, plays 10 classical tunes and even allows you to compose and record your own musical pieces.
Suitable for all ages, walkie talkies allow kids to play spy, detective, or any other game while communicating across the neighborhood or just across the house.
Modular Fort Kit
The architectural possibilities are endless with this learning exercise modular fort kit.
Pretend Play Cleaning Set
For kid who love playing house or have a playhouse, purchase this adorable pretend cleaning set from Melissa and Doug.
Ideal for the littles who love gadgets and technology. They’ll be able to tell time, take photos, and play games all on this kid-friendly smartwatch device.
Indoor Playhouse Tent
This cute cotton playhouse tent is available in different colors, great for indoor pretend play, is easy to assemble and lightweight enough to be moved easily.
Giant Art Kit
The Giant Art Jar showcases everything your little artist needs to make numerous arts and crafts projects and masterpieces.
This wooden workbench for kids fosters learning through play. And numerous wooden tools allow them to make and create just like a professional.
Rainbow Scratch Paper Notes
We might have to sneak these rainbow scratch papers for our personal usage. What starts out as a black square of paper magically then becomes a rainbow message or picture, simply by scratching the black away to reveal the colors underneath!
Bath Fizzie DIY bath bombs offer a personalized project to create together for bath time. The kit can also create lip balms, lip gloss, and soap. Ingredients are 100% all natural and use no harsh chemicals.
Foam Block Playset
Soft yet durable and available in assorted colors, toddlers can stack foam blocks, throw or lay atop them.
The Candy Chemistry set features a thermometer, tools, molds and wrappers to make delicious candy all while familiarizing kids on the subject of chemistry.
Wooden Bowling Game
The colorful set of bowling pins teaches children numbers, colors, interactive play and promotes motor skills, balance and hand-eye coordination.
Pumping out thousands of bubbles per minute, nothing can outpace a portable bubble blowing machine.
Teach your kids how to play with this starter ukulele guitar while fostering music skills.
Practice bating skills with this portable batting tee. Adjustable heights allows to grow from teeball to baseball.
Gymnic Rody Horse
This whimsical Gymnic Rody Horse promotes balance for ages 3-5 years old.
Hopscotch Game Rug
This runner rug doubles as a hopscotch game, suits any room, all while providing timeless entertainment.
Amazon Fire Tablet – Kids Edition
What is the secret to keeping your kids off of your tablet? You gift them a tablet for their own! An affordable kids device, the Amazon Fire Tablet fulfills its purpose to entertain and educate. It’s definitely the birthday present that keeps giving.
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