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24 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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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

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) you think up strategies to beat them at their ~own game.~

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?

4. 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.

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. 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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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 🦖 😂.

11. 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

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

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

14. 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.

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

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

21. 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...")

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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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