Are you wondering what kids these days are into? Well, we did some digging for you and found a bunch of fun options to make your holiday shopping a little easier this year. Our selection of best gifts for kids covers toddlers, kids ages 6-8, kids ages 9-11, and teens. Also, each gift is available on Amazon so you can shop from the convenience and safety of your home.
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- A Bluetooth beanie available in 30+ colors, so they can listen to music without wearing headphones — perfect for outdoor adventures, sports, and more — only $30 – Get the deal >
- A balance board trainer to improve skills in skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, yoga, hockey, golf, and more – Get the deal >
- An AirPods case cover with a keychain that allows for wireless charging, available in five colorways — only $17 – Get the deal >
- A funny alarm clock on wheels that’s extra loud for heavy sleepers – Get the deal >
- A super comfortable, 6-foot memory foam bean bag chair, available in over 30 colors – Get the deal >
- A Bluetooth waterproof speaker that pairs easily with all Bluetooth devices so they can listen to music anywhere — even in the shower – Get the deal >
Buy on Amazon, $59.96
Why we like it:
- Foldable legs for easy transport and storage
- Adjustable net so you can switch between more bounce for newer players and less bounce for advanced players
- 3 balls (you only need one to play, but it’s nice to have extras available)
If you’re looking for something to get your teens moving and interacting with others, Spikeball is a fun 2-on-2 game that can be played outdoors or indoors. It’s great for all ages and it folds up easily so they can take it on the go with them — they can even use it in the pool or lake with the Spikeball Spikebuoy on Water Accessory.
Promising Review: “First-time Spikeballers and we are addicted! Fun for all ages and levels. We’ve played with 5-year-olds to 65-year-olds. Even a pregnant mom. Easy to take apart and pack up. We just ordered the ProBalls and the glow in the dark balls…so the adults can play once the kids are in bed. GREAT GAME!“
- Jenga — a classic stacking game that kids love, only $17 – Get the deal >
- The Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook so you can make tasty meals together – Get the deal >
- A karaoke machine with fun disco lights – Get the deal >
- A crystal growing kit for young science enthusiasts, only $22 – Get the deal >
- A high-quality dartboard that’s great for any rec room, plus darts – Get the deal >
- An NCAA game basketball that can be used both indoors and outdoors – Get the deal >
Buy at Amazon, $139 (was $169.99 – save 18%)
Why we like it:
- Riders can hit speeds up to 10 mph
- Air-filled front tire for a smooth ride
- Blue LEDs on the deck that lights up each time you twist the throttle
If you really want to surprise your youngster this year, get them the Razor E100 Glow Scooter. It’s easy to operate with twist-grip acceleration control and hand-operated brakes, plus the scooter’s blue lights will be a hit with your young rider. Note: It takes up to 12 hours to fully charge, so make sure to charge it beforehand so they can test it out as soon as it’s unwrapped.
Promising Review: “I bought this for my grandson on his 9-year-old birthday. He absolutely loves this scooter. It lights up when the power is on, making it extra cool. It moves at a great speed for a 9-year-old, fast enough to be thrilling, but not outrageous or scary fast. We took it up to the local destination KOA and he rode it up and down the gravel road.”
- A mix-your-own watercolor paint set with ‘fizzy’ paint – Get the deal >
- A set of four zoo hand puppets, including an elephant, giraffe, tiger, and monkey – Get the deal >
- A model train set from the popular kids’ movie The Polar Express – Get the deal >
- Soggy Doggy, a board game of bath time fun – Get the deal >
- A stencil drawing kit with 70 large stencils, only $20 – Get the deal >
Buy at Amazon, $149.95
Why we like it:
- 5 free programming STEM apps included
- Battery life — 5 hours of active play
- Compatible with numerous devices, from iPhone to Google Pixel
The Dash Coding Robot helps kids learn to code while playing. This award-winning robot is suitable for kids ages 6 and up and is packed with fun surprises that your young ones will love. It also helps to develop their critical thinking skills, which they’ll use for the rest of their lives.
Promising Review: “Absolutely OUTSTANDING product. As both a creative lead and tech developer, my personal standards for these types of devices is quite high and this little thing has not only met every expectation and promise but exceeded them. In a world flooded with mediocre (or outright horrible) iterations of educational scientific / tech / STEM toys, it is incredibly satisfying to land on a product so well designed and constructed in every aspect of its envelope. MAJOR props to the teams behind the Dash. I cannot recommend it enough, both my 5-year-old and myself find the device challenging and fun to use; a very difficult thing to accomplish.”
- The Dino Patroller, a motorized Paw Patrol vehicle – Get the deal >
- A compact trampoline with a stability bar that’s perfect for toddlers – Get the deal >
- A push and pedal car toddler ride on, available in red, pink, and blue – Get the deal >
- A 6-pack of light-up floating dinosaurs to use in the bath – Get the deal >
- A foam pogo jumper for bouncy fun, under $20 – Get the deal >
- A Thomas the Train play hut vehicle, including a carry bag – Get the deal >
Buy at Amazon, $34.99
Why we like it:
- Adjusts to six heights from 2.5 to 4 feet
- Develops social, motor skills, and coordination
- The base can be weighted with sand for stability
This basketball set by Little Tikes will keep toddlers occupied for hours, all while burning off excess energy. With adjustable heights, the hoop grows as your little one grows, so the fun and will continue for years to come. The hoop comes with three kid-sized basketballs but be sure to order a pack of extra basketballs so they never run out!
Promising Review: “My children love this not just my toddlers but my 7-year-old as well! Came packaged in a clean dent-free box, inside it’s in 5 pieces; the base that can be filled with sand for stability, the trunk which adds the height, the backboard piece, the hoop, and the net. It was extremely easy to assemble without the instructions, no screws, nuts, or bolts to struggle with. It’s so lightweight and easy to move both inside and outside of the garage so you can play with it even on rainy days. It comes with 3 pre-inflated small basketballs (bonus) perfect for my toddler’s hands. My 1.5-year-old was able to use it and make baskets. She does a little happy dance when she makes it in. 🙂 …The balls are soft enough that they don’t hurt when someone accidentally bonks themselves.”