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    If You're Looking For A Gift, Here Are 40 That Are Kid-Approved

    You can't go wrong with these list of toys that reviewers say are a total hit with their kids.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Magna-Tiles set because studies have shown it'll hold any kid's attention wayyyy longer than most toys. JK, but seriously, any parent who has bought this cool building set will attest that it's worth.every.penny.

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    The set comes with translucent magnetic pieces to build 3D creations all day. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

    Promising review: "I first learned about this item at a teacher conference for my little one's pre-K class. His teacher was showing them to me and telling me how much he liked to build with them and how he would make extravagant towers and castles. I had bought him building blocks and Legos before and he has not shown much interest besides tossing them all over the house like tiny land mines waiting to explode on my foot arch. He will spend hours building with these. No matter which way you put them, they stick together. It's pretty genius. They are colorful, sturdy, and will last a long time. These are still by far my son's favorite item he received for Christmas this year." —My Work Number is 911

    Get a 32-piece set from Amazon for $49.99

    2. A pack of Lucky Fortune collectible bracelets that comes with two individually wrapped fortune cookies. Crack 'em open to reveal an adjustable surprise bracelet with a charm and a paper fortune.

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    Each package contains a fortune cookie shaped bracelet holder with a surprise Lucky Fortune charm bracelet and matching paper fortune. This pack includes two cookies and two bracelets.

    Promising review: "This was my daughter’s favorite Christmas present. This product is not advertised so it was a genuine surprise! The bracelets are well made and the cookies 'make a good backpack keychain' per my daughter. Santa brought her the take-out box with four additional cookies so it was a great pairing. I have since ordered the take-out box for a birthday gift and my other daughter has asked for bracelets for Valentine's! Definitely recommended for those kiddos who love surprise toys!" —Tsetterl

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.85 (also available in packs of four, six, 36 and with a collector's case)

    3. A National Geographic geodes kit to blow any junior geologist's mind and give them an excuse to smash rocks with a hammer.

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    This science kit includes two natural crystal-filled geodes, one pair of safety goggles, a display stand, and a full-color learning guide.

    Promising review: "I got this for my 9-year-old son and he absolutely loves it. I asked him last night what was his favorite gift, honestly expecting him to say something toy related, and he said this was his favorite gift. My 11-year-old girl piped up and said she wished she had gotten one too. They had a blast opening up the geodes and identifying the crystals. A couple times my son said he wished the clear crystals were diamonds...me too, buddy! So, all in all, a terrific gift; my daughter's birthday is in January and she's already asked for this, so I guess we'll be getting another soon! Also, my kids both enjoyed the gift and didn't argue about anything while opening the geodes, even though it was my son's gift. Win-win!" —Heather F

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three sizes).

    4. A marble run set for providing endless possibilities to build creative structures — all while developing their problem-solving skills. They'll be ~ah-mazed~ at the results when the marbles roll through the mazes they create.

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    Promising review: "Favorite birthday toy! I don’t usually write reviews but this has been the star birthday present this year. Very easy to put together, my newly turned 4-year-old can put it together on his own, but we have loved playing with him and building too! The pieces fit together snuggly and is sturdy once put together! I also love that it came with real marbles and not plastic like some other sets! Definitely worth the money!" —Jordan Biggs

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in two sizes).

    5. And a Gravity Maze game to challenge kids to use spatial reasoning to solve the puzzles and figure out how to construct pathways to get the marble to drop to the final cube.

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    The game comes with 60 challenges that range from beginner to expert so it will hold their interest as they work their way up to the trickier ones.

    Promising review: "Oh boy, this has been a hit. When asked what her favorite Xmas present was, my 10-year-old daughter has repeatedly said 'Gravity Maze' and proceeded to explain the game and how cool it is. The game was easy to set up, easy to figure out how to play, and then it becomes progressively more challenging as you move from beginning to intermediate levels of difficulty. The pieces fit easily back into their compartments in the box for storage. It would be neat to figure out a way to make it a dual-player game, either collaborative or competitive." —Mamma Ro

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (also available in a laser set).

    6. A Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza card game that'll have the whole family 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: "My 10-year-old's favorite game! We took it with us on a weekend away at a cabin and it was a huge hit! My 10-year-old and I literally laughed until we cried! Great family fun and good innocent fun, too, when friends come over! Her almost-12-year-old bff got just as big of a kick out of it as she did when she came over and played it with us. Highly recommend for laughs and fun and family time!" —designermomoftwo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    7. A wooden puzzle equivalent to playing Tetris but in tactile form that'll ~exercise their brain~ without any screentime.

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    Reviewer's say this is a great toy for all ages — from 3 to 12.

    Promising review: "Favorite toy. Of all the things I got my 3-year-old son for Christmas, this little puzzle has been played with the most. He loves it. It can be put together multiple ways, but you can get it wrong so you need to think to shift things around to get them to fit. Bright colored pieces are easy to find when they are scattered around the living room." —MamaBear

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. An inexpensive Pop2Play foldable indoor slide that LITERALLY pops up in minutes to instantly turn any room into a playground when it's raining outside. Plus, it folds down flat for easy storage once playtime's over.

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    The slide's capable of holding up to 50 lbs.

    Promising review: "We received our Pop2Play Slide last week and my 16-month-old LOVESSSSSSSS it. I cant stress enough how much it is her new favorite thing in the world. This might be the first time I have ever written a review for a product because not only does she love it but I have never seen one 'toy' occupy her for so long (for which I am also grateful!) If you are on the fence, BUY IT! It is so cute and very sturdy. We also live in an apartment with limited space so its so great that I can just fold this up and slip it behind the couch when not in use. My 16-month-old manages it perfectly on her own and has a blast!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A pack of parachute toys ingeniously designed not to tangle despite being tossed excitedly from the top of the stairs or a balcony over and over.

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    Promising review: "Whoever thought of this design is genius. My 5-year-old loves these and it's his favorite gift among all the other (much more expensive) ones we got for him. The no tangle design is genius. I can't count how many of the standard string type ones we have gotten tangled before finding these." — hiker0811

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $10.50.

    10. A Craft-tastic "Make a Fox Friend" kit for budding crafters to 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.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Granddaughters' favorite Christmas gifts. My granddaughters are 9 and 7 years old. They were so tickled with these crafts they couldn't wait to begin! I will buy more of these kits because they are so well made and have such cute accessories." —Nana Suzie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (also available in bunny and mouse styles).

    11. A Dyson Ball toy vacuum with realistic sounds and pretty decent–working suction that'll make little helpers want to clean the house nonstop. But hey, who's complaining?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Our son is absolutely obsessed with our Dyson (the real one). Which is why we purchased this toy Dyson vacuum for his birthday. He's 2 years old and he is really enjoying having his on 'working' vacuum cleaner!!! He seriously plays with it for hours during the day. Turning it on and off and pushing it through the house just like we use our real vacuum. I would buy this again! It was his favorite gift!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A set of Crayola Scribble Scrubbie pets that can be reused over and over again (unlike one-and-done sets). This will keep budding artists busy coloring the cute pets, scrubbing them, and coloring all over again.

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    The Peculiar Pets set includes: one dragon, one narwhal, one yeti, one unicorn, one sparkly scrub tub, one scrub brush, nine washable markers, one standing play mat, and an instruction sheet.

    Promising review: "My daughter’s favorite craft Christmas gift. My daughter plays with this toy more than any other gift she received for Christmas. She loves crafts and loves the reusable nature of this product. It is well constructed and easy to clean and clean up. This toy also does not take up a lot of space. If I had one craft toy to purchase, it would be this one. My daughter spent several hours enjoying this toy." —JWylie

    Promising review: "Favorite Christmas gift for my 5-year-old! The animals are adorable and the little bathtub/shower (that really lets water out!) is so fun. My daughter has asked to play with them everyday for the past week. I thought they might lose some of the novelty after the first play; nope. She's loving them." —Slater Family

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five styles).

    13. A Stomp Rocket launcher because they'll have such a *blast* as they jump on the launchpad, countdown to liftoff, and watch the rockets shoot up to 200 feet high into the air.

    The stomp rocket launcher
    Amazon

    Promising review: "6-year-old nephew's favorite Xmas gift! You know a gift is great when you give it to a child and they ignore all of their other gifts and play with only the one. That's what happened when I gave the Ultra Stomp Rocket to my 6-year-old nephew. He and his friends played with it nonstop all day the first day, and they are still playing with it a week later. You'd think a bunch of 6-year-old boys would have managed to break a plastic toy that they jump on, but so far it has managed to stand up to their rough use. The toy is very safe, too. The soft ends on the rockets mean that no one gets hurt should one accidentally fly into the crowd of kids. Apparently this toy is popular, too. The neighborhood kids in my own cul-de-sac own one as well. They're out in the court playing with the Ultra Stomp Rocket for hours at a time, nearly every day before school starts back up again." —dmwalker

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. An LCD writing tablet to encourage future Einsteins to practice their numbers and letters. They might even consider trading their iPad for this cool gadget.

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    Promising review: "I bought two of these for the holiday season, and they became the favorite gift for my two kiddos. It's easy to use, fun to draw on for homeschool or for fun. My kids love them so much. I just bought another to give to my 6-year-old's best friend so they can use them together on their virtual playdates!!! So glad I picked these up as I see endless hours using them.'" —Victoria DiBona

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A Melissa & Doug activity book with a pair of safe scissors to channel their (*cough* destructive) energy into a creative activity that'll put their fine motor skills to the test.

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    Promising review: "This book has been my daughter’s favorite thing from Christmas believe it or not! She loves 'doing homework' and her cutting has improved so much. There are so many different designs to ensure children are cutting straight lines, curves, circles, squares, etc. Great practice! I’ve recommended this to so many people!." —Heather C.

    Promising review: "My 3-year-old loved this. Gifted it on Christmas Day and it was by far his favorite gift. The scissors are safe scissors, but cut the paper just fine." —Rochelle5

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    16. And a classic Melissa & Doug ice cream station to *serve* up many delicious opportunities for pretend play for your little one, who will never tire of asking "what kind of ice cream do you want?" in an adorably serious voice.

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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: "Out of every toy I've ever purchased for my daughter, this is hands down her favorite. She's obsessed. She literally brings her ice cream cones everywhere. Such a good buy and totally worth it. We got it from Amazon while it was on sale for $35 when it was retailing instore for $50! Such a good buy at such a good price. Couldn't be happier." —Jade Nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    17. A construction-themed folding play set that comes with kinetic sand, a dump truck toy, and a working crane with wrecking ball and bucket attachments so they can dig, build, and crush to their heart's content without making a colossal mess indoors.

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    Promising review: "Favorite gift winner! Just gave this to my 3-year-old grandson for his birthday and it trumped all of his fun gifts! He has the personality for it and has played in it for long periods of time and does not make a mess. It is smaller than I pictured it would be, but still perfect for him and seems to calm and soothe him at the end of an overwhelming day." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two styles).

    18. A Lego set that'll win you fave status with any dino-lovin' kid, letting them create three different dinosaurs with majorly realistic teeth and claws.

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    Promising review: "We purchased this as a gift for a kid who loves dinosaurs, and it was a big hit. He really liked that you can build three different dinosaurs with the same blocks, and it's quickly become a favorite toy. Highly recommend." —BEP

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. And an interactive dinosaur toy because every kiddo deserves a dino BFF that'll roar when you roar at him, bust out cool breakdancing moves when you put his headphones on and even fart if you pull his tail 🦖 😂.

    Target, Chandni Reddy / Buzzfeed

    Promising review: "My son plays with this for hours; he goes around saying roar dinosaur. Best thing ever for a lot of interaction, play, and fun. My son loves this toy. It's his favorite. He loves that he can talk to it and it actually interacts with him. Highly recommend." —Mommabear2019

    Get it from Target for $60.99.

    20. A sports center that's a *slam dunk* for MVP toddlers, who will have a blast shooting baskets or goals. Bonus points because the LED scoreboard, gears, and buttons teach 50+ songs, sounds, and phrases.

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    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift to my 16-month-old grandson. He loves it...we can spend hours kicking the ball or playing basketball. It was definitely his favorite toy and it is great for keeping him busy. It is also educational as it teaches kids how to count and ABCs. I highly recommend this item." —Maurice Horn

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in two styles).

    21. Banzai Bump N' Bounce Body Bumpers perfect for impromptu battles in the yard or living room that'll elicit nonstop silliness and laughs.

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    PSA: Make sure helmets are worn during bump-offs.

    Promising review: "Of all the gifts received this was the favorite. All the kids took turns. It was hilarious watching them play in these. Perfect for kids 4–10." —MommaD

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A Hot Wheels garage that can park more than 100 cars and has a racetrack — BUT watch out for the hungry T. rex looking to devour the cars. Heck yes, adding to cart now.

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    Promising review: "I cringed spending this much on a Hot Wheels set, but this garage has absolutely become a favorite toy. It works well for racing cars, can store a huge number of hot wheels vehicles in 'parking spots' which makes cleaning up and displaying them fun, and has a bunch of activity possibilities with places to attach additional Hot Wheels tracks, a small carwash and body shop on the base, etc. My son loves it and plays with it almost daily, and it's reduced the number of hot wheels underfoot as they all have a place to park now. I call that a winner!" —Meg MacDougall

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    23. 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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    My preschooler is OBSESSED with making these necklaces and I love that it keeps her off the screen. She totes her creations around in the adorable carry case and enjoys making Mommy (and Daddy!) wear them.

    Promising review: "Best Christmas gift ever! Highly recommended!! If you ask my daughter what her favorite thing she got for Christmas, she'd pick this necklace set! And she got a brand-new super-nice Frozen 2 bike and matching helmet. But played with this all morning! The necklaces can easily undo and be redone many times. She redesigned and made them seriously all morning long! Which was so amazing! My husband and I were able to clean the house and cook Christmas lunch for family coming, uninterrupted. I was a little worried she wouldn’t like it much and beads would be everywhere and once she made them she would be done, but the way it’s made, she can easily pull the necklace apart and re do it! Also the beads only go through on one side so it made it very easy for her without beads falling off and going all over." —Megan Williamson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 13 styles).

    24. And a magical princess tent boasting sheer drapes and starry lights to truly enchant any child on your list.

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    Promising review: "Bought this for my granddaughter and she loves it!! SAID IT WAS HER FAVORITE BDAY GIFT EVER. She plays in it all the time, and we can't get her out of it. Thank you." —Pigeons

    Get it from Amazon for $45.

    25. A kids' selfie camera to ensure future influencers are well equipped on their journey to becoming Instagram famous. It has nearly 8,000 5-star reviews (!!!) for a reason.

    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 favorite 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 $43.99 (available in four colors). 

    26. A four-pack of Bluey & family figures that have movable arms, legs, and tails that'll have your little one singing the theme song, "Mum! Dad! Bingo! Bluey!" all day long.

    Bluey, her little sister, Bingo, and their Mom and Dad, Chilli and Bandit figures
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    Promising review: "Favorites at our house. Have you ever seen a toddler try and carry every toy they love all at the same time? That's what happens here. Don't worry, they're not as bad as stepping on a Lego but it's close so the 'durability' part seems to be covered so far." —Melissa

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.25+ (available in three styles).

    27. A magnetic shape-shifting puzzle cube to keep kids (and adults) mesmerized with its psychedelic patterns and challenge them to manipulate it into over 70 shapes. It takes origami to a whole other level.

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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: "I was hesitant about spending $25 for this toy and even more concerned when it showed up and I saw the size, but this got the award for favorite Christmas gift. Both my 9-year-old and 12-year-old play with it constantly!" —Blair001

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

    28. A ~purr-fectly cute~ Gabby’s Dollhouse MerCat Plushie so they can cuddle with their fave character IRL.

    The purple and blue cat mermaid plush toy
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old is obsessed. Mercat is her favorite character and this toy is now her absolute favorite. Well made and super cute." —Frances chavez

    Get it from Amazon for $19.23.

    29. A rechargeable kids' karaoke microphone that'll connect to their phone via Bluetooth so pint-sized rock stars can sing along with their fave songs from apps like Spotify or YouTube. The best part? There are 30 preloaded Motown hits.

    Reviewer's image of hand holding toy microphone
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    Promising review: "My 5-year-old absolutely loves this. It is her favorite gift that she received for Christmas. Easy to use, music sound quality is great, microphone quality is great. I ordered the rose gold one and it looks better in person. Volume control is easy to use. There's slide controls for music volume, mic volume, and voice echo. Easy button controls to skip through songs. Great buy for kids." —ARIES

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five colors). 

    30. A wooden puzzle to take little ones on a journey to outer space to explore the planets in our solar system.

    A child playing with the wooden solar system puzzle
    Busy Puzzle / Etsy

    Busy Puzzle is a small biz based in Ukraine owned by a mom whose mission is to create puzzles that use play time effectively.

    You can add an engraved message on the back of the puzzle. Simply add the message in the box before you add to cart.  

    Promising review: "This is my son's favorite puzzle/toy; he takes it everywhere, and he also learned his planets already. He's 3. (:"—Nathaly

    Get it from Busy Puzzle on Etsy for $22.40+ (available in four styles and with a stand and/or engraving).

    31. The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane that swivels 360° — 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 son’s favorite toy. Santa brought this for my 2.5-year-old son and he didn’t want to open any other gifts. He’s obsessed with trucks and excavators. We put this in the back yard. It’s pretty hefty. He manages to scoop dirt and dump it into his Tonka dump truck. I’ve recommended this to other moms who have truck-obsessed sons." —Colleen

    Get it from Amazon for $50.99+ (available in two colors and two styles).

    32. A battery-free race track for putting their fine motor skills to the test as they figure out how to get the car through the obstacles by using levers and buttons. The coolest part? There's a magnetic helicopter waiting to pick up the vehicles.

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    The track includes a toy police car, ambulance, and fire engine.

    Promising review: "Perfect for little geniuses! My 3-year-old likes to tinker and figure stuff out. This is the absolute favorite toy she’s ever had. She sat and played with it for 45 minutes straight. Super fun!" —nyer88

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99.

    33. An affordable drone probably because most kids have been begging for one for months. This will *propel* you to instant fave status.

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    Promising review: "My son has had several drones and this one is by far his favorite and the easiest to fly. He’s 9 and hasn’t had any issues with crash landing. Having the rings protecting the blades is a huge plus because they act like bumpers. Would absolutely buy again!!!" —Dana Ball

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    34. A pack of brightly colored stacking cups that'll inexplicably become your babe's fave open-ended toy. Just trust the 60,000 5-star (!!!) reviews and the many, many reviewers who have said, "This is the best $4.99 I've spent on a toy."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Bonus: These have holes in the bottom for water play and come with a cute star ring to keep them together.

    Promising review: "I got these as a stocking stuffer for my 15-month-old and off all the toys she got for Christmas this is her favorite and also the least expensive. I let her open them first and then she didn’t want to play with any of the other toys. Haha." —Lauren

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $4.99.

    35. A water bottle decorating kit they can bedazzle to the max with sparkly glitter gem stickers — basically the 6-year-old equivalent to J.Lo’s blinged-out Starbucks cup.

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    The kit comes with everything they need to create their own personalized water bottle including a BPA-free water bottle, seven sheets of rhinestone stickers and a carabiner to hang the bottle once it's done.

    Promising review: "I purchased this product as a gift for my 6-year-old granddaughter. She absolutely loved it!! She had so much fun decorating it with all the rhinestone gems. Afterward she used it the entire time we were there. And she said, 'It’s my favorite!!' I will be purchasing it again for one of my friends 6-year-old girl. I know that she will love it." —Janet B.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    36. A 100 Words Book to interact with budding scholars and help build their vocabulary in English and Spanish.

    The 100 Words Book for kids
    Leap Frog / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is an AWESOME gift. It was, by far, my granddaughter's favorite Christmas gift. She loved turning it between the languages and animal sounds...she would put it down and came back to it again and again. She is about 12 months old. She is learning sign language and her older brother takes Spanish so he is really into teaching her both languages. The no-frustration packaging is so amazing. Just open and use." —Raingirl98275

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six styles).

    37. A solar-powered DIY robot kit so young STEM enthusiasts can get the *gears* in their head turning as they build 12 different types of moving robots.

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    The kit includes 190 pieces, a solar panel and detailed instructions.

    Promising review: "My 7-year-old grandson had a blast with his solar robot. I got this for his birthday and he loved it. That was his favorite present this year"—gigi

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    38. A sink with a working faucet and ~real running water~ that'll get them way too excited about washing dishes. The best part? The toy dishes change color in warm water. (It might even teach them to help IRL).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The sink recirculates water stored in a tank under the sink so they can play for hours without wasting water. 💦

    Promising review: "This toy has QUICKLY become the favorite! When we got this I thought we’d pull it out a couple times a week for outside play...but my daughter (12 months) loves it so much that I fill it up every morning for play each day! She loves it. The faucet turns but won’t go past the edge of the sink so you won’t get any big spills. It’s easy for babies to learn to turn it on and off on their own, and I have literally zero complaints! It is the best and I will definitely be buying these as gifts for all the babies of my friends!" —Ethan Curtis

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    39. A foam pogo jumper far safer that the good ol' pogo stick, with a sturdy foam base to stand on, so little hurricanes can burn off their energy hopping from room to room as grown-ups secretly wait their turn.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This pogo toy looked intriguing as I was shopping for Christmas gifts for my grandson’s, ages 4 and 3. Boy, I had no idea what a hit this gift was going to be! It was their favorite toy by far! Started playing with it immediately. Easy to master! Their mom and I even took a turn on it! Fun for 39- and 65-year-olds too!" —2patsdc

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    40. The Nugget foam play couch that's equal parts furniture and toy so the kiddos can building pirate ships, forts, and bridges...nonstop.

    Two models playing on the blue nugget
    Nugget

    Promising review: "My son has not stopped bouncing on it since we got it. He is 2 and love making ramps and tents. Definitely his favorite early Christmas gift. Early because I didn’t realize that you have to open it as soon as you get it. Oh well, we are still having a ball with it in the meantime. I also use it to sit in his play room and think even as a seat it is amazing." —Sarah S.

    Get it from Nugget Comfort for $229+ (available in 12 colors)

    Nugget Comfort is a small biz based in Butner, North Carolina, that specializes in play furniture made out of foam cushions.

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