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40 Gifts For Kids That'll Win You Favorite Aunt/Uncle Status

And the award for "Best Auntie" and "Best Uncle" goes to...

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

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1. A purse pet aka an interactive pet full of ~purse-onality!~ It has 25 sounds and reactions and actually blinks, blows kisses, and responds to questions. Perfect for the chic and sassy child...who obviously takes after their aunt or uncle.

a child wearing the unicorn purse pet
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Promising review: "Purchased for my goddaughter's 4th birthday. Very cute and can't wait until she gets it." —DonnaMB

Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in three styles). 

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

2. A Pixicade mobile game maker so your niece or nephew can turn their own drawings into playable video games (builds up to 1,600 video games)...as you think up strategies to beat them at their ~own game.~

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This game comes with washable markers, instruction and quick start guides, and three activity books that cover 50 game design concepts, 30 instructional activities, and over 100 example games. You also need to download the Pixicade app available for iOS and android. The app only requires a camera and an internet connection. (iOS 8.0 and up, android 6.0 and up).

Promising review: "This by far is the COOLEST thing I’ve ever seen. My 6-year-old nephew LOVES this. He gets to draw something and turn it into a video game!! If you are interested in steering your kids in STEM, this is the best way! Fun and interactive'" —PamalaD

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

3. An inexpensive Pop2Play foldable indoor slide that pops up in minutes to instantly transform any room into a playground that screams "FUN". It's capable of holding up to 50 lbs but when has that ever stopped an aunt from taking a few turns?

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Plus, it folds down flat for easy storage once playtime's over.

Promising review: "I bought this for my 3-year-old nephew and he has not stopped going down the slide since i took it out of the box for him! It is so easy to assemble and just as easy to flatten and store when you're done using it. It was even able to support me when i tried it out and I weigh 185 LBS!!!! I highly recommend!" —Michael Y

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two styles).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

4. A shark bath bomb for the kid on your list who is into re-creating the bloody shark attack from Jaws in their tub. Should you be worried about this niece/nephew? Probably. Will you wish you had bought one for yourself? Absolutely.

Soft Skin Bubbly Sins / Etsy, Soft Skins Bubbly Sins / Etsy

Soft Skin Bubbly Sins is a small biz based in Collins, Georgia.

Promising review: "Huge hit for my nephew as part of his 9th birthday swag! Had to use it the very next day." —Cheryl Molnar

Get it from Soft Skin Bubbly Sins on Etsy for $6 (available in 55 scents).

Ships 6 to 11 days after ordering.

5. A 21-piece Disney princess dress-up trunk that comes with four outfits and matching royal accessories. Uncles be warned: you'll have to wait on your royal highness while they decide between dressing up as Aurora, Belle, Cinderella or Snow White.

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The keepsake storage trunk includes four tops, three skirts, three bracelets, three rings, necklace, sticker sheet, choker, three headbands and a tiara. The costumes fit sizes 4–6x. Recommended for age 3+.

Promising review: "This is a great dress up set. As such, I had little expectation that the material quality would be that of the one dress I purchased for my niece that cost as much, alone, for this entire trunk. Now that we have expectations addressed, let's talk about what you get. There's four outfits that are separate tops and skirts so they can dress up as the character or potentially mix and match. There are accessories by way of bracelets, headbands, and rings. My niece loved it. She started trying it out immediately and I kept my award for best uncle and all around best gifter." —oldwalt

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

6. A FurReal GoGo "My Dancin' Pup" to score brownie points with the kid who has been begging their parents for a pet. This is (almost) as adorbs as a real one — it walks, plays music, and loves to break out into its signature dance moves.

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This one's bound to sell out — grab one before it goes out of stock.

Get it from Amazon for $38.82.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

7. A flying orb with flashing lights that'll float in the air or boomerang back, leaving nieces and nephews legit impressed and wondering "what is this sorcery?

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Promising review: "I love the flying ball. I bought it to give it to my niece and nephew (9 and 14 yrs old). They absolutely love playing with it and that makes their aunt happy :). It is hard to find a nice gift for kids now and this is one of the best!" —Emily Do

Promising review: "I have always prided myself on being the aunt that gives the best gift and this year I'm positive I'll win again! I bought these for my niece and nephew ages 12 & 6. I thought i would try them out one night when my daughter (age 22) was visiting. Her exact words were,"where were these when I was a kid!?!?" They fascinate my 22-year-old daughter so I can't wait to see my niece and nephews faces when they open it on Christmas and I can officially declare myself kids gift giving champion again! Highly recommend. Great price!" —Kelli Burlingame

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in three colors).

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

8. And a Mattel Flushin' Frenzy game that involves plunging the toilet, bracing for the fake poop to come flying out, and using fast reflexes to be the first player to grab it midair. IDK who'll enjoy it more — kids or aunts/uncles who haven't outgrown potty humor?

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Promising review: "My 5-year-old niece loves it! What can be said really? It's a game where you use a toy plunger to make a smiling rubber poop fly through the air to be caught for points. My niece, like many little kids, is going through a phase where anything related to poop is absolutely hilarious, so I thought this game would be just the thing for her. She loves it! The game is very easy to pick up for 4- and 5-year-olds, the components are well-made, and the poop is...oddly realistic, except for its smiling face of course. This is without a doubt the cleanest option for playing with poop on the market. Your kids'll love it." —Brendan Williams

Promising review: "Best piece of crap LITERALLY! So I had to get this for my nephews, that’s what cool aunts do! Easy game but they were more interested in just watching it pop out of the toilet." —Art Vandalay

Get it from Amazon for $18.89.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

9. A screaming goat figurine who lets out a slightly obnoxious and loud "AAAHHHHHHHH!" when you press the button. Kiddos will think it's absolutely hysterical, and parents not so much. *Cue evil laugh.*

The goat figurine, plus the box it comes in and the booklet
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It also comes with a 32-page illustrated booklet all about goats. Not gonna lie, you're probably going to regret this purchase after listening to a few hundred bleats 😂.

Promising review: "Gave this as a gift to my niece, she loves it. Her parents however, are ready to kill me, as they constantly hear her setting off the goat and laughing. So, kids love it! And if you want to get back at the adult parents in some way, well, this certainly could do the trick! It's just all fun and games!" —Tailgate

Get it from Amazon for $8.17.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

10. An adorable, inflatable unicorn ride-on boasting a washable plush cover so you can take approx. one million PRECIOUS selfies with the nuggets as they bounce around the house.

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Promising review: "This was a hit at my 1-year-old niece's birthday party this weekend! She loved it, the adults loved it and the other kids wanted it! It was easy to inflate and fun to watch her bounce around!" —Felisha

Promising review: "Purchased this for my niece as a Christmas gift. She loves it! Screams whenever anyone tries to put it away or take her off it haha!" —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

11. A marble run set because they look forward to afternoons spent building stuff for HOURS with their fave aunt/uncle. Plus, you'll love seeing the ~ah-mazement~ on their faces when the marbles roll through the complex mazes.

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Promising review: "I ordered this for my nephew's 5th birthday and it was SO much more than I originally thought! I knew he would love it because it's big, colorful, and makes noise, but he played with it for hours! He loved the endless combinations of tubes and watching all the marbles go at once. I could not have picked a better gift!" —Desiree

Promising review: "This is a really neat toy that has provided literally hours and hours of enjoyment for my 4-year-old nephew (and me!). The pieces fit well together, it is very sturdy and stands up well even on carpet. There are an infinite number of ways to build these runs, and this toy never gets boring. Highly recommended." —Becca

Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

12. An interactive Squeakee The Balloon Dino so your little bud can have their own cool headphone-wearing BFF that'll roar, bust out breakdancing moves, and even fart if you pull his tail 🦖 😂.

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"Last year, I got the super-popular Squeakee balloon dog. It was a HUGE hit with my nephews. I'm even more excited for this new Squeakee because every kid wishes they could have a pet dinosaur, and now they can!" —Kit Stone

Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

13. A LeapFrog 2-in-1 laptop that'll not only teach them their ABCs and 123s but also stop the little rascals from trying to destroy your laptop, tbh.

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Promising review: "It was a gift for my nephew and he STILL loves that toy! It’s one of his favorites and trust me he has A LOT of toys." —Samira

Promising review: "This is my go-to present for all my cousins' kids and nieces and nephews and I always get told that this laptop is a hit and they love it! Great quality, very educational and highly recommend it!" —Erika Sandoval

Get it from Amazon for $19.88 (also available in pink).

14. A magnetic shape-shifting puzzle cube to keep the fidgety geniuses on your list mesmerized with its psychedelic patterns and challenge them to manipulate it into over 70 shapes.

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You can also collect all 12 puzzle box designs to connect multiple magnetic cubes to build even larger structures and sculptures.

Promising review: "Favorite Christmas gift! I bought one for each of my nieces and my cousin's kids (youngest 7, oldest 13) for Christmas and they were definitely the hit of the day. The kids spent hours playing with them, finding different ways to put them together. Highly recommend!" —Shauna Corrigan

Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in 12 designs).

15. A personalized superhero cape perfect for the spunky little superhero in your life who never ceases to amaze you.

Capes and More / Etsy

Capes and More is a small biz owned by a brother and sister duo who started making started making superhero capes for their kids. Once they realized other people wanted them as well, they started to sell them at affordable prices.

Promising review: "I bought two of these, one each for my two nephews ages 2 and 4. They loved them and didn’t want to take them off! The fabric is nice and light so it billows behind them when they run around, perfect for the superhero look! Would definitely buy again for more nieces and nephews in the future." —Amy Turek

Get it from Capes and More on Etsy for $18+.

Ships 2 to 4 days after ordering.

16. Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations Elite Trainer Box — featuring a variety of Pokemon cards and booster packs that'll basically cement your role as *elite* gift-giver.

the elite trainer box that has pikachu logo on the font and the number 25
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The box includes: 10 Pokémon TCG: Celebrations 4-card booster packs, five additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, one special foil card featuring Greninja, 65 card sleeves featuring the Pokémon 25 logo and lightning tail design, 45 Pokémon TCG Energy cards, a player’s guide to the Celebrations expansion, and a Pokémon TCG rulebook.

Promising review: "The Package came slightly bent, probably because of shipping, but didn’t affect the quality of the cards. Everything came in and is legit. AMAZING pulls." —Raymond

Get it from Amazon for $63.31.

Current shipping time is 7–12 days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

17. A box of 24 sparkly rings for the oh-so-fancy kiddo who believes there's no such thing as too many jewels.

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Promising review: "I always struggle with buying presents for my great nieces. I bought this for my 4-year-old niece. This was her favorite gift, above all of the expensive toys she received from her parents and grandparents. A few days after Christmas, she sat right next to me on the couch, laying her head against my arm. She said that she got a box of rings and they're at home. And you gave them to me. I got a kiss and she stayed right there for the rest of the night. It was my favorite part of the holidays!" —Edith V.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

18. And a Disney Princess necklace activity set with more than 30,000 5-star reviews (!!!) that'll make any child feel like true royalty.

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Promising review: "I bought this for my 3-year-old niece. She's already showing both a mind built for creativity and a passion for doing things HER way. Plus, she loves jewelry. This little toy set lets her express those budding traits and have fun in the process. She enjoys being able to mix and match different designs and even personalizes necklaces for those she gives as "gifts" (I put gifts in quotes, because her 'clientele' usually have to give them back after wearing them just a few minutes lol. She just likes to see how they look on you and see your expression, giving her joy in having you appreciate her work). I love that it brings out her creative side and hope that it never fades. I will be buying her other gifts like this in the future to make sure she doesn't lose that passion for creating. Great gift." —Michael M.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 16 styles).

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

19. A Lego Minecraft set if you've ever asked yourself "What is the appeal of Minecraft? TBH, this might not answer the question but the combo is sure to be a hit with diehard fans.

Caves and mines fashioned out of Legos.
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Promising review: "I bought this for my 11-year-old nephew who loves Minecraft and he absolutely loved it." —Rose

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

20. A Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza card game because you have one job: bring the goofy fun to family gatherings. This will have the whole squad in tears from *belly laughing* so hard.

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Pass out all the cards to the players and keep all the stacks face down. Everyone takes a turn putting a card down in the middle, while saying "taco," "cat," "goat," "cheese," and "pizza," in that order. If the picture on your card matches the word that's said, everyone races against each other to slap their hand on the central pile of cards. Whoever is last must take the pile of cards and add them to their stack, and the person who runs out of cards first wins!

Promising review: "Bought this game for my 8-year-old niece for her birthday. We ALL were in hysterics while playing this!! Age ranging from 5–73!! Our hands were sore, but the fun was worth it!!" —Tx. Cowgirl

Promising review: "Can’t wait to be the cool aunt next Christmas when I give this fun game as a gift." —Carrie Lynn

Get it from Amazon for $8.76.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

21. A kids' selfie camera for aunt/uncles who take their duties very seriously and wanna get their little protégés started early on the journey to becoming Insta famous.

Reviewer's photo of child holding the toy camera in pink
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Promising review: "I bought this for my 5-year-old niece. She shrieked with excitement when receiving. A+ in my book! Thanks" —XxohsolovelyxX

Promising review: "My 8-year-old niece has documented her life for the past year on this camera. She really loves it." —Teresa

Promising review: "Best Auntie Award. I bought this for my 4-year-old nephew and he LOVES it! Says it’s his fav Christmas gift. He uses it all the time, especially for selfies! It has games, video, and a selfie mode! I didn’t even know it had all this when I got it. It’s definitely worth the price! Amazing little camera."  —Christa

Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in four colors). 

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

22. A bag Of Reindeer Farts Cotton Candy too epically funny to eat. The best part? 10% of all profits are donated to charities that provide toys for children in need.

The cotton candy packaging
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Promising review: "I saw these on Facebook and just HAD to send them to my far away nephews! I ordered them and had them delivered to directly to the boys ages 5–11. I have no idea how they tasted, but I received pics of some very entertained little boys. They loved this gift! I think I’m the cool Aunt!" —Stefanie

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

23. A Fat Brain door pong game, a fun alternative to classic Ping-Pong without needing to set up a table. Just attach to a doorway, adjust the length of the string, and prepare to show off your forehand smash to the little one who idolizes you!

Child model playing ping pong with toy hanging from doorway
Amazon

Promising review: "Bought this as a Christmas gift for my nephew and he loves it. He is four and wants to learn to play pickleball like his uncle. He has practiced hitting the ball without any cues and we can see the improvement in his eye hand coordination already." —Andrea Prince

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

24. A solar-powered DIY robot kit ideal for the *too-smart-for-their-own-good* niece/nephew. It will get the *gears* in their head turning as they build 12 different types of moving robots.

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The kit includes190 pieces, a solar panel and detailed instructions.

Promising review: "My niece loves building things and science stuff. We knew she would really enjoy this. Even though she is 7, she's advanced for her age. This was one of her favorite gifts. It's really cool that it makes 12 complete items and has two skill levels. It's completely solar powered, so no batteries required. Lots of endless fun."—Deloris P.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

25. A hot chocolate bomb because the kiddos will ~explode~ with excitement as they pour hot milk over the bomb and watch it melt to release a yummy cloud of marshmallows into their milk.

Big Bear Chocolates / Etsy

Big Bear Chocolates is a small biz based in Spokane, Washington, that specializes in chocolate caramel apples, fresh fudge, and more treats.

Each cocoa bomb is handmade in a certified commercial kitchen and comes individually wrapped and tied with a bow with instructions. They're made with gourmet chocolate and stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Promising review: "I bought this as a stocking stuffer, and it was so cute I couldn’t wait to try it until Christmas so I gave them early. Delicious and well-packaged!" —Alysson Laskey

Get it from Big Bear Chocolates on Etsy for $6.99+ (available in 12 flavors).

Ships 5 to 7 days after ordering.

26. A foam Pogo-type jumper far safer than the good ol' Pogo stick, with a sturdy foam base to stand on, so little whirlwinds can burn off their energy hopping from room to room as the big kids (aka immature aunts/uncles) secretly wait their turn.

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Promising review: "I bought this for my kiddos, but then my niece saw it. I told her she could open and play with it. I'm so glad I did. Within 10 seconds my husband was like, please give it to her...LMAO! I had an actual pogo stick growing up and thought this would be a safer alternative. It is in fact a foam pogo stick. However, it is also a squeaky toy from H E Double L. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I did know it squeaked, just didn't realize it was soooooo loud. Seriously, it's well made and the kiddos love it, and I knew this would would be played with for hours each day, so when my niece asked if she could have it, I said yes. My brother gave me dagger eyes and joked about ending me. 🙄😂 I have since learned that the squeakers can be removed. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ I picked another one up for my kiddos last weekend. I immediately removed the squeakers. They are having so much fun jumping and laughing. Burns a lot of energy and keeps them active. BTW, I still haven't told my brother he can remove the squeakers. 🤪😁🤭" —frankie

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 13 colors).

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

27. A Craft-tastic "Make a Fox Friend" kit to delight the little style mavens on your list. They can make an adorable fox stuffie along with glam accessories (while learning basic sewing skills!). They'll especially love changing their foxy friend's outfits over and over.

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Promising review: "My niece is a fashionista/designer who isn’t afraid to alter an outfit. She may decide to hand distressed jeans with scissors. This can be a problem because she just turned seven. This project saved many shirts and pairs of jeans! This product is great because it teaches basics on how to assemble. It gives projects that are doable, and the satisfaction she has when she completed the project also helps make her want to sew more." —Michael D Peele

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in bunny and mouse).

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

28. An itty bitty Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker that'll transform their holiday playlist into an out-of-this-galaxy experience.

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Promising review: "This is a very cute speaker and works well. My niece had fun playing with it and ended up keeping it. Now I need to order another one for myself! :-) I have other bluetooth speakers, but I feel their sound is weak and not loud enough. This product definitely produces good sound!" —rp

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

29. The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane which swivels 360 degrees — basically a dream toy for any construction aficionado. They'll have a blast sitting on it and scooping sand and snow all year long (Now the Blippi song is stuck in my head: "I'm an excavator, hey, dirt, see you later...")

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Promising review: "My only issue is it is so much fun, that my 3-year-old nephew cries when I make him stop playing on it! He loves it so much i have to bring it in every night and put it in his room. One of the best purchases I have ever made and at a great price." —Rubi

Promising review: "I bought this for my 4-year-old Godson. He loves it. It’s such great quality at such a low price. Hands down, would buy this again and again if I have anymore little ones in my life who love anything “digger” :)" —Pinay

Get it from Amazon for $47.83+ (available in three styles).

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

30. A construction-themed folding play set that comes with kinetic sand, a dump truck, and a working crane so you can play with them indoors without getting yelled at by the parents for making a colossal mess.

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Promising review: "My great nephew absolutely loves this product. He can play “trucks” in the house with no mess!" —Jean C Ford

Get it from Amazon for $24.49.

31. A classic Melissa & Doug ice cream station to *serve* up many delicious opportunities for pretend play for little ones, who'll take the whole business of asking auntie/uncle "what kind of ice cream do you want?" so adorably seriously.

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The wooden ice cream counter comes with eight ice cream scoops, six toppings, two cones, cup, scooper, tongs, wooden spoon, reusable menu card, and six pretend dollar bills.

Promising review: "I have bought this toy for so many nieces/nephews! I usually buy it as a 3rd birthday gift to make sure they're old enough to understand and engage. It is always a hit and the adults get so excited about it. I've been told that other parents have been forced to buy it after their kids play with the sets at my nieces/nephews houses. It is basically my childhood dream toy come true. I've been waiting for my oldest son to be old enough to really enjoy this set. He is definitely getting it as a Christmas present this year!" —Courtney

Get it from Amazon for $32.71.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

32. An ultra plush personalized name minky blanket perfect for naptime snuggles with that special little human, who makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

The personalized name blankets in seven different colors
Sugar House Swaddles / Etsy

Sugar House Swaddles is a small biz based in Salt Lake, Utah that specializes in personalized baby blankets, muslin swaddles, and more.

You can personalize the name and font. Just add your notes in the personalization box or comment section when placing your order.

Promising review: "Great quality blanket! Super soft! My niece is getting a lot of use out of it! The color and design was exactly as expected."—Holly

Get it from Sugar House Swaddles on Etsy for $25.07+ (available in 49 colors and in two sizes).

Ships 16 days after ordering.

33. A Little Tikes Fridge with an ~actual~ working ‘ice’ dispenser that drops plastic ice cubes and lights up and makes sounds like the real thing! Let's be honest, it puts your fridge IRL to shame.

The fridge
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Recommended for ages 2+.

Promising review: "My three little nieces are sharing this gift and they absolutely LOVE it!!! Terrific details and features!" —EC

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

34. An affordable drone probably because most kids have been talking about wanting one for months. They will ~propel~ you to a 10/10 on the awesomeness scale.

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Promising review: "Got this as a birthday gift for my nephew. He called and told me, 'Auntie you just made my day.'" —Ashley Esprit

Promising review: "This mini drone is a really great starter drone for those just starting out or for kiddos. I bought it as a gift for my niece, but I had to take it out and play with it a few times as I've never handled a drone before. I know some people who spend hundreds of dollars on drones. This one - with the bright lights and unique colors - is comparable (on a lesser standard), and looks amazing in the dark! That's what drew me to the drone anyway - the neon blue and green colors! It takes awhile to charge, but the drone itself comes with two batteries, getting you around 10–15 minutes per charge. The controller that comes with it is simple to use. It was a pretty great feeling once I got the hang of the drone and heard those propellers start to whirl as the drone prepared for flight. I believe you can also make the drone flip and do other cool tricks, but I haven't gotten there yet. I definitely think it's a great way for kiddos to learn how to navigate a drone without breaking the bank. Definitely a great beginner drone!" —Tiffany

Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

35. A Marvel Avengers Lego Advent calendar complete with 298 pieces (!!!) to immerse kids in their fave superhero universe as they discover Minifigures of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos, and more.

the marvel lego advent calendar
LEGO

Promising review: "I purchased this for my nephew. He loves Avengers and Legos. Perfect for an 8-year-old. He won’t need any help putting each day’s surprise together!" —ShoppingPro

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

36. A Go Glam Nail Stamper that applies wow-worthy nail designs giving you the perfect excuse to set up a mani-pedi date with your little BFF.

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This set comes with a nail stamper, dryer, eight pattern pods, 4 nail polishes, top coat, and an instruction sheet.

Promising review: "Get this to be the best mom/aunt ever! My daughter absolutely loves this!! Her nails are pretty and she loves all the different stamps. Perfect gift for 7- to 10-year-olds!!" —Sarah

Promising review: "I ordered this for my niece last minute not expecting much but for her to be entertained for a short while. However I was actually blown away by the quality of the stamping and seriously enjoyed giving her a mani! It was fun for the whole family for the evening!" —Lindsey Morey

Get a set from Amazon for $34.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

37. A giant wooden Connect 4-style game you'll wish you'd had when you were a kid because it'll take family fun to a whole other level.

Chroma Fling / Etsy

Chroma Fling is a small biz based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that specializes in personalized gifts and accessories.

Promising review: "Got this as a present for a nephew ... he loves it! Awesome game for friends popping over or even just a family fun night :) Delivered quickly and the quality is great! Thank you!" —Daniela ODell

Get it from Chroma Fling on Etsy for $129.99 (available in six disc colors).

Ships 1 to 2 days after ordering.

38. A set of 12 large dinosaur toys in a super giftable, lunchbox-style carrying case that no one will believe you got for less than $25.

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Promising review: "These dinosaur toys are a fantastic value! This gift should keep me in good standing as the "favorite aunt." My nephews and nieces love these dinosaur toys! They are educational, interesting and It's astonishing to hear them identify each dinosaur and pronounce the names. The large number of dinosaurs allows the four kids to play together. Each child has plenty of toys to play with. The colorful box is quite attractive and will make it easy to store all the toys." —Dr. Susan Murphy

Get a set from Amazon for $21.99.

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39. An ultra cool hoverboard with LED lights and bluetooth speakers because one of the perks of the job is getting to spoil them rotten.

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Promising review: "Works surprisingly well. Speakers are not very loud but they are loud enough. I bought this for my 6-year-old nephew for Christmas and I was the best aunt EVER. The whole family played with it and loved it. Battery life is good. My only regret is that I did not buy one for his brother." —Sarah Warren

Get it from Amazon for $144.99 (available in 18 colors).

40. And, a splurgy rechargeable laser tag set to turn a yard or basement into an ~epic~ battle zone so you can run around at lightning speed taking your nieces and nephews out. *No mercy*

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The set includes four rechargeable guns, four rechargeable vests, and one charging station. You can play approximately eight games per charge. The cool LCD screens on the vest keep count of how many lives you have and the vest vibrates when you get shot, aka tagged. Play with up to four teams and eliminate your enemies to win the game. Recommended for ages 8+.

Promising review: "I am the aunt of five nephews (ages 3, 4, 8, 11, 21) and Mother of a 3-year-old boy. I was hesitant to purchase this item as the price is a bit steep. It came almost fully charged so my 11-year-old nephew and I were able to test out it immediately. Upon opening the package the guns and vests were securely encased in foam. My nephew thought the looked great. Instruction were quick and easy to read and understand. We powered up the vest, then the gun as instructed - everything synced nicely. When the gun spoke my nephew's mind was completely blown🤯. I strapped a vest to my nephew when my 3-year-old son came in the room so of course I had to suit him up as well. Guns and vest were light weight and size went well on the 11-year-old as well as the 3-year-old. So easy to use my 3-year-old had no problem reloaded and shooting. The accuracy and distance for gun to target IS GREAT! My son and nephew and myself had such a great time with this set, I got online and purchase another 4 player set! I'm the Aunt that brings activities to the parties... Bounce house, splash pads, tunnels, trampoline, bumper body suits, so when its time to throw a party for the kids; no need to rent anything!! This laser tag set is a FREAKIN' FANTASTIC addition to my collection." —Rebeccah Walker

Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

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