22 Best gifts for kids

22 Best gifts for kids

Make this the best holiday season ever for your little ones

by Kurt Knutsson

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you might be wondering what to get for the kids in your life. Whether they are your own children, your nieces and nephews, your grandchildren, or your friends’ kids, you want to give them something that will make them happy and excited.

But with so many options out there, how do you choose the best gift for them? Well, don’t worry, because we’ve done the research for you and found some of the most amazing gifts for kids that they will love. From retro gaming consoles to wearable blankets, from mini waffle makers to smartwatches, from learning bots to mini drones, I have something for every kid and every budget.

Here are some of my best gift recommendations for kids. Check back as we will be updating this page with the newest deals.


Fun in the Kitchen

Ninja Ice Cream Maker


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Does your child love ice cream? If you answered yes, then what better way to make them happy this holiday season than by getting an ice cream maker so that they can have homemade ice cream all the time? Making ice cream together could be a fun bonding experience for you and your kids, and this machine lets you customize whatever flavor you want by letting you add in nuts, candy, fruit, and more. At the time of publishing, this product had over 4,100 global reviews with 76% giving it 5 stars.

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Car Mini Waffle Maker 


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If your child has an interest in cooking, or if you want to make cooking more fun for them, this is the perfect device. This waffle maker makes 7 mini waffles at a time, all in the shape of different cars and trucks. It has a nonstick pan is easy to use, and will certainly make those early morning breakfasts before school much more fun. At the time of publishing, this product had over 3,700 global reviews with 78% giving it 5 stars.

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Uncrustables Sandwich Maker 


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Some kids just hate having the crust on their sandwiches, so rather than making them rip it off themselves, you can easily remove the crust with this Uncrustables Sandwich Maker. It’s small and portable, so you can use it in your kitchen or bring it with you to a picnic or barbecue. The tool is also nontoxic and BPA-free, making it completely safe to use on your child’s food. At the time of publishing, this product had over 13,000 global reviews with 56% giving it 5 stars.

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JOYWOO Wearable blanket 


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Available in multiple different colors, this JOYWOO wearable blanket will guarantee that your child will stay warm all winter long. It’s made of flannel sherpa material and is one size fits all. It’s also designed with a hood, a zipper, ribbed cuffs, and large pockets, making it easy for your child to hold onto things. At the time of publishing, this product had over 1,400 global reviews with 88% giving it 5 stars.

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V-Hush Soothing Sleep Trainer

Do you want to give your family the gift of peaceful nights this holiday season? The V-Hush Pro Sleep Training Soother is the ideal device to help your children sleep better. It has soothing lights, sounds, and expert tips that create a healthy sleep environment for your family. You can choose from over 200 pre-set stories, classical music, lullabies, and natural sounds, or stream your own content from your smartphone.

You can also make it more personal by recording and uploading your own voice. The V-Hush Pro has a colorful nightlight with 250 shades, a ceiling projector that creates a magical atmosphere, and a high-quality Bluetooth speaker. This device is everything you need to help your family sleep better. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones.

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PYXEL A Coder’s Best Friend


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This little robot is called PYXEL and it will help your child to become more curious by encouraging new interests and passions. Appropriate for children ages 8 and older, this toy will help your child level up their coding skills and doesn’t require any internet connection to work. At the time of publishing, this product had over 50 global reviews on Amazon with 66% giving it 5 stars.

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Fisher-Price Learning Bot 


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If you have a young toddler, this toy could be the perfect gift for them. The Fisher-Price Learning Bot is made up of 4 toys in 1 and each toy has a different activity. Aside from entertaining your child, this toy will also educate them because it has over 120 songs, sounds, and phrases about numbers and counting, the alphabet, shapes, colors, and more. At the time of publishing, this product had over 3,400 global reviews with 85% giving it 5 stars.

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If you really want to give your child a more futuristic holiday season, you can get them this ATHLERIA Mini Drone toy. The drone can light up, spin, float, glide, and more, and will then return to your hand like a boomerang. All the flying mechanisms are inside the drone, so you won’t have to worry about accidental injuries either. Plus, the toy is safe to use indoors and outdoors. At the time of publishing, this product had over 1,800 global reviews with 62% giving it 5 stars.

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Storypod Interactive Learning System


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Gift the joy of imaginative storytelling this holiday with StoryPod, an innovative audio player for kids aged 3 and up. Perfect for bedtime stories, music, and educational content, StoryPod offers a captivating screen-free listening experience that sparks children’s imagination. It’s designed for ease of use, allowing even the youngest kids to operate it independently. Simply placing Tonies audio characters on the Toniebox starts playback, with intuitive controls for volume and track changes.

The Starter Set includes a vibrant purple Toniebox, a charging station, and the Playtime Puppy Tonie, loaded with 52 minutes of beloved children’s songs. As your child’s interests expand, additional Tonies can be added to keep the adventure going. StoryPod is more than a gift; it’s an entry into a world of audio exploration, encouraging learning and creativity in young minds.

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Toniebox Audio Player 


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Meet the Toniebox – a new audio system designed for little listeners. Turn it on, pop a Tonie on top, and let the adventure begin!  Tonies bring your family a screen-free, imagination-building experience, and each one brings new stories or songs!

Tonies are characters that feature content, stories, and songs from an ever-growing collection of modern favorites and timeless classics. Putting a Tonie on top of the Toniebox starts the audio experience. Swapping stories is as simple as changing the Tonie on your Toniebox.

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Special Black Friday pricing using code BLACKFRIDAY25 for an extra 25% off.  Toniebox Bundles starter set + 3 Tonies $105   +5 Tonies 127.50  +7 Tonies 142.50 (37% off).



ThinkFun Gravity Maze 


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For kids 8 years old and up who love a good critical thinking challenge, this ThinkFun Gravity Maze is the perfect game for them. The game has different challenges that will build your child’s spatial reasoning and planning skills, and all the challenges are leveled out from beginner to expert. It has up to 60 challenges and has a game grid, 9 towers, 1 target piece, and 3 marbles. At the time of publishing, this product had over 30,000 global reviews with 76% giving it 5 stars.

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LeapFrog Magic Adventures Telescope


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Gift the stars this holiday with the Leapfrog Magic Adventures Telescope, perfect for young astronomers. This real telescope features a 2.4” video screen for easy viewing and offers up to 110x zoom to explore the moon, stars, and nature. Kids can capture and save their celestial discoveries, enhancing their experience.

Loaded with over 100 NASA and European Space Agency videos and images, this telescope educates about the solar system, star life cycles, and space exploration. It also includes an engaging space adventure game where kids pilot spacecraft to complete missions.

The set comes with 20 Cosmic Cards, displaying space objects and facts, ideal for curious minds. Recommended for ages 5 and up and requiring 4 AA batteries, this telescope is a STEAM-accredited educational gift that promises to spark a lifelong interest in science and the universe. Batteries are included for the demo, with new ones recommended for regular use.

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Atari 2600+


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Tons of kids love to game, and this Atari 2600+ gaming console will let them experience gaming the way that it used to be. It has modern features such as HDMI output, USB power, and multiple screen resolutions, yet it has the look of a gaming console from way back in the day. It is also compatible with hundreds of original Atari 2600 and 7800 games. This console will be released to Amazon on November 17.

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WD Internal Gaming SSD


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Enhance your gaming experience this holiday season with the WD_BLACK SN770 NVMe SSD. Designed for speed and efficiency, this solid-state drive offers blazing fast load times with speeds up to 5,150MB/s on its 1TB and 2TB models. Its impressive sequential write performance reaches up to 4900MB/s, ensuring you get into the game faster than ever. The PCIe Gen4 interface fuels in-game responsiveness reduces stutter, and supports smooth streaming for a tangible performance boost.

With capacities up to 2TB, the WD_BLACK SN770 provides ample space for all your current games, future updates, and downloadable content. It also supports Microsoft’s DirectStorage technology, promising even faster load times for upcoming games. The drive includes the WD_BLACK Dashboard for Windows, allowing you to optimize performance in gaming mode and monitor your drive’s health. This ensures reliable and confident gaming with a trusted brand. Note that while the SSD is backward-compatible with PCIe Gen3, PCIe Gen4 storage technology requires a compatible motherboard.

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Crash Team Rumble Deluxe



This holiday season, dive into the exciting world of “Crash Team Rumble,” a new twist in the beloved Crash Bandicoot series from Activision. This game reinvents the franchise with a 4v4 team-based competition, where players can choose from Crash’s iconic heroes and villains. Engage in dynamic matches across various challenging maps, racing to collect and bank Wumpa fruit for victory.

Each character boasts unique skills and abilities, allowing you to embrace your heroic side or unleash your inner villain. Teamwork is key in “Crash Team Rumble,” as players must collaborate to battle opponents, defend their Wumpa Bank, and capture strategic points to boost their score.

The game promises continuous excitement with more heroes, modes, maps, and rewards set to be added. “Crash Team Rumble” is an exhilarating experience for players looking for fast-paced action and collaborative gameplay, making it a perfect gift for gamers this holiday season.

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Xbox Series S Starter Bundle 


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This holiday, step into next-gen gaming with the Xbox Series S Starter Bundle, the perfect entry to the Xbox world. The bundle includes the compact Xbox Series S console, a 3-month Game Pass Ultimate subscription, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a high-speed HDMI cable, a power cable, and 2 AA batteries.

With Game Pass Ultimate, get instant access to a vast library of high-quality games including upcoming releases like Starfield and Forza Motorsport, available from day one. Enjoy fan favorites like Minecraft Legends, Halo Infinite, and Forza Horizon 5 across the Xbox Series S, PC, and cloud. Plus, with EA Play, dive into top titles on console and PC, featuring series like F1, Battlefield, and STAR WARS.

The Xbox Series S offers impressive speed and performance, including Quick Resume, rapid load times, and gameplay up to 120 FPS, all powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture. This bundle offers everything needed for immersive gaming experiences, making it an ideal gift for gamers this season.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Play Station Bundle 


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Swing into action with the PlayStation5 Console – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Bundle, a thrilling addition to any gamer’s collection. This bundle immerses you in the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, enhanced by the PS5’s innovative features. Feel the exhilaration of web-swinging through New York with adaptive triggers, and experience the unique powers of Peter Parker and Miles Morales through the DualSense™ wireless controller’s haptic feedback.

In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, players alternate between Peter Parker and Miles Morales, facing the ominous threat of Venom. The game features new Web Wings for traversing the city, allowing for dynamic character switching and storytelling. The PS5’s ultra high-speed SSD ensures lightning-fast load times, making the transition between characters seamless.

The DualSense controller elevates the experience, with vibrations reflecting Peter’s symbiote abilities and Miles’ bio-electric skills, alongside adaptive triggers that bring Spider-Man’s acrobatic moves and combos to life. This bundle is the ultimate way to experience Spider-Man’s adventure on the PS5, offering an unforgettable journey for both longtime fans and newcomers.

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WD SSD for PS 5 Consoles 


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This holiday, upgrade your PlayStation 5 experience with the WD_BLACK SN850P SSD, an officially licensed storage solution for PS5 consoles. With capacities ranging from 1TB to 4TB, this SSD offers space to store up to 100 games, making it an essential addition for avid gamers. Its easy installation and optimized heatsink, specifically designed for the PS5 M.2 slot, ensure compatibility and hassle-free setup.

The WD_BLACK SN850P SSD is not just about expanded storage; it also enhances gaming performance. Play directly from the drive without the need to transfer or delete games, thanks to this approved PS5 storage expansion. Experience the peak of PCIe Gen4 technology with read speeds up to 7,300MB/s, ensuring seamless gameplay and ultra-short load times. This SSD is a perfect gift for PlayStation 5 owners looking to elevate their gaming library and enjoy faster, more efficient gameplay.

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Sony PlayStation Gift Card 


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Give the joy of gaming this holiday with PlayStation Gift Cards, an ideal present for PlayStation fans. These versatile cards allow recipients to choose from three new PlayStationPlus membership plans. The ESSENTIAL plan offers monthly games, online multiplayer, and discounts, perfect for regular players.

The EXTRA plan provides a vast library of PS4 and PS5 games, great for those who love exploring new titles. The ultimate PREMIUM plan includes streaming, classic games, and game trials for the complete gaming experience.

Available in value from $25 to $110, these gift cards are a flexible way to contribute towards any PlayStationPlus membership. They ensure access to a wide range of content (with age restrictions for streaming via PC App) and require a minimum 5 Mbps internet connection. PlayStation Gift Cards are a thoughtful gift, enhancing any gamer’s PlayStation experience.

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Super Bomberman R 2


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Ignite your holiday fun with “Super Bomberman R 2,” a thrilling addition to the classic party game series from Konami. This game is perfect for both group entertainment and solo play, featuring Bomberman and new allies, the Ellons, in a universe-saving adventure. With a variety of modes, including the new “Castle,” the fan-favorite “Battle 64,” and a creative “Level Editor” for custom stages, the game offers endless entertainment.

“Super Bomberman R 2” boasts over 29 characters and dynamic 3D stages, ensuring each match is uniquely explosive. It supports cross-platform play across PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC Steam, and Switch, allowing easy connection with friends. Ideal for gamers of all ages, this game promises action-packed battles and hours of fun, making it a great holiday gift.

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Seckton Selfie Camera


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So many adults can remember the first time they used a camera as a kid, and now there are cameras like this one from Seckton specifically made just for kids. This camera comes with auto-focus, 8.0 megapixels, and 1080P video, yet it’s still easy for kids to use. It’s great for taking selfies and has a long-lasting battery as well. Plus, it’s made with nontoxic soft plastic and is shockproof. At the time of publishing, this product had over 24,000 global reviews with 71% giving it 5 stars.

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TickTalk Smartwatch 


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A great way for you to stay connected to your kids and also make them feel more grown-up is by giving them a quality smartwatch. The great thing about this one from TickTalk is that GPS location tracking and emergency SOS features so that you can always know where your child is, and it also allows them to talk, text, use emojis, stream music, and more. It’s also water-resistant and has a durable battery. At the time of publishing, this product had over 2,300 global reviews with 57% giving it 5 stars.

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Kurt’s key takeaways

My hope is that the kids in your life will have a holiday season that they won’t soon forget. That’s why I’ve curated this list of gifts that will spark their imagination and creativity. I’d love to know about what gifts you end up buying for them and how they react to them. Make this holiday season the best one yet.

What other gifts do you plan on buying your kids this season? Let us know by commenting below.





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