24 Most Amazing Gifts for Kids

From every budget starting at around $10, your holiday shopping for the young ones will be done in no time with this helpful guide.

A growing trend is toys and games inspired by kids watching viral TikTok videos.  And then there are some tried and true gifts that any kid will love receiving under the tree or like this first one, hovering above the Christmas tree.



Toniebox with Disney Tonies

This is a Toniebox,  a screen-free smart speaker for kids that uses figures to engage them the way TV and video games do, without a screen.  When you place an audio figure called a Tonie onto a Toniebox, it plays songs and stories from all of your children’s favorite movies, TV shows and books.  Kids can adjust the volume by pinching the ears on top and navigate track selections by whacking the side of the box.

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Artie Max The Coding Robot

This is so cool for so many reasons including the fact that it is fun and combines left brain/ right brain skills of critical thinking and artistic expression.

That’s because Artie Max helps kids ages 8 and up to learn coding through creativity.  What you program gets expressed as a drawing that your child makes by coding with Artie Max.

I love that Artie Max is packed with cool tech like a remote control, line following, color sensing, emotive eyes and sounds.

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Air Hogs Gravitor

Air Hogs Gravitor takes on zero-gravity flight movements with just the power of your hands! With countless tricks, this drone brings fun to new heights both in and outdoors!

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Learning Bot from Fisher Price

A robot made for the youngest in the family starting at 6 months of age up to 5 years old. It teaches a lot about mobility, dexterity for those who love to rip things apart and also build and learn.

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L.O.L. Surprise! OMG Sports Cheer Diva Fashion Doll

The #1 bestselling new doll on Amazon maybe because it is an experience to receive this along with the included 20 surprises.

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Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

484-piece set will keep kids busy spending hours creating. Kids can make toy trains and tiger figurines in 35 different colors.

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ThinkFun Gravity Maze

A top seller on Amazon toys for 2021 perfect for boys and girls ages 8+. Loads of fun while developing critical skills and brain games.

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TeeTurtle The Original Reversible Octopus Plushie

TikTok brought this to the forefront making it the #1 best-selling plushie for 2021.

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VTech Rattle & Waggle Learning Pup

Kids early on learn how to count, move, dance and develop motor skills with this cute Rattle & Waggle puppy. The pup responds to the rattle of its bone by barking, running in circles and wagging its tail. It helps develop learning numbers, colors, shapes while playing songs and music.

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Space Mission Rocket Ship

It used to be a toy, now it’s a real-life training ground in the form of a rocket ready to blast off into space. Aliens and astronauts and other fun accessories are ready for the imagination to take flight.

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Balance Bike from Allobebe

Somewhere between training wheels and riding solo with perfect balance lives this tricycle ready to help hone balance skills. If only this were around when I skinned my knees and elbows learning to ride a bike.

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Doodle Board from Tekfun

Unleash your imagination with this little doodle board instead of surrendering your expensive tablet. They’ll think it’s the latest iPad while you’ll know it costs around $13.

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Bubble Machine from Jasonwell

If they unwrap this and don’t want it, I’ll take it! Bubbles flow easily from this bubble machine that is shaped like a camera and makes endless fun.

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National Geographic Play Sand

This sensory sand sticks to itself and not to you. This ‘wet’ sand is fun and easy to mold, shape and squeeze. The only reviews are bananas over the top for this high-tech play sand available in 7 colors.

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Ride On Electric Jeep

This 12V battery-operated serious ride has spring suspension and a remote control for nervous parents. Ideal for ages 3 to 6, but some go younger with parental supervision. It’s loaded with LED lights, a music player, USB port.

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Ball Pit from Hide n Side

With this clever ball pit course you can leave the germs from Chuckee Cheese in the dust and still embrace the fun. The ball pit is fun for learning basketball, target practice, and racing through the maze of plastic balls.

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160 Piece Washable Sidewalk Chalk from Joyin

Let the creativity flow from one, two, or a team of kids with this giant supply of sidewalk chalk in 10 different colors.

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Puppet Theater from Melissa & Doug

Got a producer, director or actor in the making? This mini wood theater has it all – a curtain, time clock, and chalkboard for writing the show title of their soon-to-win Tony Award performance.

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Digital Camera and Printer from VTech

It takes pictures on the go and also prints them out right on the spot. The Kidizoom PrintCam is great for ages 4+.

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Water Table from Temi

Hours of endless creative fun with this 4-in-1 water, sand, snow, soil, and other elements water table. 32 pieces of accessories come with it for kids over 3 years old.

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Shooting Digital Target

This electronic shooting target works with Nerf N-strike elite, Mega, and Nerf Rival series. 4 targets that can be played solo or with friends.

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Mini Drone for Kids

With a price tag far lower than the normal 200 bucks most drones command, this $55 mini drone for kids comes with a 720p high-def camera and remote control.

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Water Doodle Drawing Pad

This glow-in-the-dark doodle mat allows for creativity to be expressed in the light or in the darkness for ages 3 to 10.  This is a best-selling learn-while-you-play gift that improves social skills for use indoors and outdoors.

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Switcheroo Coding Crew from Learning Resources 

REG $59.99 NOW $38.40 on Amazon (36% off)

Toy of the Year 2022 finalist. This three-in-one coding robot is ready for coding-filled rescue missions! Preschoolers save the day the coding way when they explore early STEM fun with the Switcheroo Coding Crew from Learning Resources. Here’s how each mission with this coding toy for kids unfolds: kids draw a coding rescue challenge card, transform their coding robot into one of three vehicles (police car, fire truck, or construction vehicle) and code to save the day! Along the way, they’ll learn new skills, from 100% screen-free STEM and coding to critical thinking, logic, and more!  Buy it here. 

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