30 Gifts That Will Keep Kids Entertained Long Enough For You To Watch A Christmas Movie
They might be so busy you'll actually miss them.
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1. A Little Tikes video camera so your future filmmaker can get started on creating their own short films. They may even host a holiday screen of their latest ~grandma acclaimed~ film.
2. A Little Tikes learning activity suitcase for the budding jet-setter who loves to learn about different places around the world. It packs up nicely in a rolling suitcase, making it easy for them to take it on the go.
3. Hope The Healing Husky if you know just the future veterinarian to care for them. After the pup lets them know how they're feeling with different sounds and reactions, they can heal it with the included medical accessories.
4. An Ada Twist, Scientist portable lab set for future scientists. If they love experiments, they'll really dig this. It comes with six experiment cards and a variety of science gear — goggles, a beaker, a flask, test tubes, and more. Plus, it comes in a really neat carrying case making it easy to take on play dates.
5. A mini pet pig that's so ridiculously adorable, I'm fighting the urge to buy it for myself. I mean, it's a mini pet pig!
6. An interactive labradoodle in case they've been begging for a pet and, unfortunately, will not be getting one soon. This pup can respond to touch or voice and has more than 150 sounds and reactions.
7. A Miko 3 — a splurge-worthy robot that might look like a fancy toy to the untrained eye but is so much more. This robot is packed with games and educational content and can play, help with homework, and act as a video chat device when you want to check in on the kid. It's...pretty amazing.
8. A karaoke machine any star-bound kid would love whether they enjoy making a show out of family night or just need to belt out their favorite tunes on a regular Monday afternoon.
9. A Ryan's World rocketship for a blast of fun that's not only a deluxe playset but also comes with more than 15 surprises inside.
10. An electronic Rubik's Cube because few have ever been able to solve the puzzle. This Rubik's Cube can connect to an app to help them finally learn how to solve the puzzle.
11. A Tobi 2 smart watch for kid-friendly tech that shares similarities with other smart watch devices. They can take selfies, play games solo or with friends, and even track their steps.
12. A Digimon X virtual pet monster that'll let you raise and train your own pet monster and battle them against friends. It's the same nostalgic toy of the '90s with a few upgrades, ready to entertain a new generation.
13. A Got2Glow Fairy Finder in case the child you're shopping for is enamored by the magic of fairies. Carry the jar around and find fairies to collect. Once they catch the fairy, they can feed, play, and care for it. Each jar can collect more than 30 fairies, with 100+ fairies to collect in total. Friends can trade fairies they collect, too.
14. Pixicade mobile game maker if the child you're gifting is not only into video games but also interested in making their own. They can draw a photo, take a picture of it, play, and share their game. They can build 1,600 video games! 🤯
15. Jurassic World Evolution 2 for PS4 because the Jurassic fandom spans generations. Who doesn't like dinosaurs? This game centers on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
16. An innovative smart teddy that's just as much a gift to the child as it is to the parent. This teddy comes with 28 bedtime stories and more than 30 daily routines that help the child to develop good habits.
17. An Oculus Quest 2 they'll go absolutely bonkers for after they unwrap it, especially after watching 100 TikTok videos of people playing games on this virtual reality system.
18. Beat That! — a fun game for kids and adults with more than 160 challenges that test how much confidence they have in their own abilities.
19. Daughter of the Deep — a title from author Rick Riordan, of the beloved Percy Jackson book series — which is a reimagined, modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
20. A Tamagotchi Pix that comes with all the things we love about Tamagotchis with an added bonus — a camera. Now they can take pictures with the character they've nurtured and raised. They can also connect to other Tamagotchi devices, exchange gifts with characters, and explore.
21. A VTech KidiGo basketball hoop so your all-star can take it to the hole. The hoop comes with five game modes: free play, score challenge, time challenge, color challenge, and hot potato. The interactive headboard makes the games even more fun, and it's ideal for hours of solo or group indoor activity.
22. A sit-to-stand giant activity book with more than 120 songs, sounds and phrases that'll keep that growing tot engaged and entertained.
23. A Little Tikes electric guitar for the family rock star ready for the ultimate jam session. The guitar comes with four modes: play with the band, free play, solo play, or play any song (using Bluetooth). The best part is that parents can control the volume. 😌
24. A rainbow Squeakee balloon dog that's part balloon part puppy, and can make more than 60 sounds and interactions. Rainbowie can be played with, tickled, and fed. But watch out, Rainbowie can also virtually pee and fart, too.
25. A fine motor hedgehog toy to help build color recognition skills, sorting skills, and counting skills through the fine motor game. This is also a great toy for visually impaired children.
26. A foosketball game perfect for those days when they're itching to get outside and get active but the chilly weather has them stuck inside. Parents will probably want to join in on this one, too.
28. Chutes and Ladders CoComelon edition that has all the fun of the classic game *and* the theme of your little one's favorite animated series.
29. An Amazon Fire Tablet so they can quit hogging your phone when they want to play a game. It includes one year of Amazon Kids+ that gives your kids access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, Audible books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more.
30. A talking microscope for junior scientists who are curious about the little creatures we share the world with. It come with slides that you place under the microscope, then the microscope tells you a fact about that insect.
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