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39 Toys And Gifts Under $50 To Impress Any Child On Your List

Because you can wow the kiddos without breaking the bank.

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.

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.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A flying orb with flashing lights that'll float in the air and boomerang back to you leaving everyone in the room asking "what is this sorcery?"

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Promising review: "This toy is so much fun, it can be used in so many ways. It’s not your usual floating toy. It can be used to float and play with like others in its class but this one can do a few extra things like a boomerang you can throw it at an angle and it actually comes back to you. You can also throw it directly at a target, which also makes fun for throwing it back and forth with a friend, or you can hover it and have it fly around the room. It charges fast and can be played with for around 20 minutes before needing another charge. My son really enjoyed this toy!" —Natalie

Get it from Amazon for $43.99 (available in three colors).

Current shipping time is six days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

2. A marble run set to provide 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: "My 5- and 3-year-olds (and me) have spent hours building towers and watching marbles clatter down these chutes, steps, gears and spirals, HOURS! And they’re not bored yet! It’s also educational learning the physics of slopes by experience. Plus, it comes with enough marbles that losing a few doesn’t matter." —Joyce Parker

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 $46.99.

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

3. 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

Promising review: "My son had received a parachute guy at a parade over the summer and loved it. I wanted to get him some as a stocking stuffer and I found these. These are AWESOME!!! They don’t tangle, they are made of awesome material (not plastic-bag material) and are so fun to be used again and again. He loves throwing the over the railing at the top of the steps!!" —Moyse family

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.99.

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

4. A Lego BrickHeadz Nutcracker Building Kit with a cool moveable mouth that'll add all the Christmas feels when you assemble and display these with your kiddos.

a nutcracker figure next to a christmas tree
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Recommended for ages 10+.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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

5. 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.

Fun in Motion Toys is a small business based in Florida that specializes in creating mesmerizing toys that provide movement and activities that stimulate the mind and body.

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).

Current shipping time is 9-10 days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

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: "The title says it all! You must buy this game if you’re looking to get your kids off their butts, computers, phones, or TV! My children sat for hours, five to be exact, just playing this and laughing. It was a lot of fun for my husband and I to hear them not fighting and doing something together. Loads of fun!! We even loved playing with them!! 🥰🤘" —Melinda Haiden

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Current shipping time is nine days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

7. An inexpensive Pop2Play foldable indoor slide which 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: "It's SO EASY to set up!!! and its so durable...I was shocked!! I've gone down it maybe 100 times now (and i'm well over 120 pounds) and it hasn't even wavered. My nieces are obsessed with it (ages 2 and 4). Great product...and great for $30!" —Best aunt :)

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

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

8. A rainbow puzzle ball where the end *goal* is to match all 11 balls to their corresponding color rings by pressing and sliding the balls through the open slots. Basically, a heck of a workout for kids' brains and hands.

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Promising review: "I was doubtful that my 5-year-old would like this, but took a chance. It took him a little bit to figure out how to push the balls around, but once he got the hang of it he didn't put it down for days. It challenged his thinking and also was cause/effect solving too. It was perfect for our car trip. Great purchase!" —Timothy Mitchell

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Current shipping time is eight to nine days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

9. And 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: "This puzzle has been a huge hit with my 4-year-old and 6-year-old grandsons. Each was able to play with it in a unique and challenging way. The quality is great and it is lightweight as well so it is easy to store and get out." —BoiseMom

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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

10. A remote control race car with three removable driver figures that any toddler fixated on cars (and the TV remote) will love.

A bright red, gree, and yellow plastic race car toy with a driver being operated by a child model while supervised by an adult model
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Promising review: "This car is so easy to work as there are only two buttons. My one-year-old has figured it out and giggles while it soars backward in circles. It's surprisingly off-road-able! It can climb over light blankets and other thin things on the ground. This requires batteries so don't forget them! The bright colors are fun and the music/lights are wonderful. It's a little on the loud side, but bearable. The race car driver makes noise when you click him into place and this makes my son laugh." —Kenneth S. Foord

Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

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

11. A National Geographic geodes kit that'll 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 10 natural crystal-filled geodes, one pair of safety goggles, three display stands, and one learning guide.

Promising review: "My daughter is 10 and this kept her busy for HOURS! She had so much fun and was excited every time she got a glimpse of what might be inside. A couple of them were pretty cool, while the rest were just white. She didn't care, she loves them all. She was so proud to gift them to her grandparents." —Michelle

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes).

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

12. A set of safe-to-chew-on pastel silicone stacking blocks to encourage shape and number recognition in little ones. These will make any playroom look Pinterestworthy.

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Promising review: "Bought these cute soft chewable blocks for my granddaughter. She loves them! At 6 months old, she likes to feel things and, of course, put things in her mouth. Teething is an issue at this age, so it feels good against her gums. They are very easy to keep clean. She can learn from them also when she gets a little older. Numbers, shapes, letters. They come in a cute sturdy box as a bonus!" —Sunnybrook

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $16.99.

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

13. A pack of Lucky Fortune collectible bracelets that comes with four individually wrapped fortune cookies. Crack 'em open to reveal an adjustable surprise bracelet with a charm and a paper fortune. Who wouldn't feel lucky to find these in their stocking?

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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 four cookies and four bracelets.

Promising review: "Daughter loved the bracelets and I personally think they’re one of the best blind box items I’ve ever seen. So much is just plastic junk but this is well-designed and may actually be worn and used for a long time!" —Andrew L.

Promising review: "100% worth the buy! My daughter loved these! The presentation from the beginning to end makes the perfect gift! My daughter got the Ultra Rare on opening her first one! She was so excited she couldn’t even take it! The price is right, the cookie part you can close back up and reuse. I thought you had to throw that part away and I’m happy I was wrong about that. If you're not sure on buying these just do it! My daughter was SO happy and thanked me all day long! Thank you!" —Kindle Customer

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

Current shipping time is five days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

14. Pixicade mobile game maker for turning screentime into a creative STEM activity by letting kids turn their own drawings and concepts into playable video games (build up to 1,600 video games). They can sketch the game on paper, snap a pic of it, and then play an animated version on their phone or tablet.

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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: "Man I love this thing, but my 8-year-old and 6-year-old sons love it even more. We’re those parents who are a little fanatic about 'screentime' with our kids. Let me tell you something, MOST of the time is spent with the kids building their game. The markers, paper, and most importantly their imaginations of drawing new games are 90% of the fun because they know that their drawing will eventually ~come to life~ on the iPad. It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. The different colors are used to create different things that the game automatically recognizes on paper — e.g., use 'red' to draw hazards; use 'green' to make your character that can move, etc. My boys draw anything and, like magic, the screen brings it to life and the remaining 10% blows their little minds (and the parents minds, too). Not really sure how it works, but we have a giant notebook full of different drawings and games, two boys who can’t stop using it, and two parents who are totally OK with this kind of 'screentime.'" —Lil

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

Current shipping time is 9–10 days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

15. A Zero mood light just the right amount of ghostly cute to win over fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The glowing mini lamp shaped like Zero the dog
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Get it from BoxLunch for $16.03 (originally $22.90).

Standard shipping arrives in three to eight business days. Expedited overnight and two-to-three-day shipping options are available at additional cost. 

16. A Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! 150-Piece Building Set if you're looking for building toys that aren’t Legos (but will keep them busy for hours!)

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Promising review: "I bought this for my son when he was 3. Two years later, I’ve come back to write my unbiased review so you have one to trust. At the time, I bought these on a whim and had no idea what I would unlock. For more than two full years now, these gears have been played with DAILY. Every. Single. Day. They have held up to crashed airplanes, tidal waves hitting sea creatures, and have been catapulted into castles. Very rarely have they been played with as shown on the product pictures, as my son uses them to build different things every day. Dusty Crophopper (plane), Lightning McQueen (race car), and so much more. Our only regret is sometimes we don’t have enough pieces to build an entire fleet. These creations have an entire shelf for display in his bedroom to feature what he builds each day. This toy is durable, open ended, grows with the child, fits a variety of abilities and ages, and is only limited by imagination. I could not recommend this toy more!" —Traveler

Get it from Amazon for $46.42.

Current shipping time is three days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

17. A Craft-tastic "Make a Fox Friend" kit that comes with everything budding crafters need 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.

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Promising review: "My daughter opened this on Christmas day and worked on it for hours. She could do most things by herself, or with a quick demonstration. She especially loves that she can change the fox's clothes and potentially make more herself, patterned from the ones included. Perfect gift for any fox-loving girl!" —VBB

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

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

18. A Lego movie activity kit to unleash any kid's creativity and allow them to make short stop-motion videos using the gazillion Lego sets they already own.

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The set includes a 78-page book of ideas and inspiration, 36 official Lego Minifigures and props, foldout paper backgrounds, and punch-out animation frames.

Promising review: "My 10-year-old grandson loves this book! He started making stop-action videos right away. The book is very informative and spurred on his creativity. We are all surprised at how good his videos are. It is something he can do alone and he is so proud of himself!! A 'win' in my opinion." —flg'mom

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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

19. Air Hogs Super Soft Jump Fury, a beyond-cool remote car that jumps up to 22 inches high but lands super soft — meaning it'll keep kids enthralled with its epic jumping action without damaging walls or furniture.

the jumping vehicle thats umping up stairs
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Promising review: "Nice little remote car. The bang of lift can scare you if not ready. But boys love it. Fast and spins like crazy. And the jumping is neat." —Chadd Howe

Get it from Amazon for $34.99

Current shipping time is three days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

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 colors).

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

21. 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: "What a great combination of construction, puzzles, and games! My 5-year-old and 8-year-old niece were able to challenge themselves to some of the levels (the 8-year-old was was more capable of solving them on her own). The adults also found themselves fixated on playing the different levels as well! It was challenging and fun! We love marble runs and games so this was a perfect fit. This is one of the few games that everyone asks to play and it's perfect when we have guests of kiddos over and keeps everyone busy and engaged for hours!" —Crystal Brown

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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

22. 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: "Seriously the best gift we have ever gotten our son. He has these at his preschool and, since Christmas, at home too and he never tires of them. In fact he plays with these almost every day and his creativity astounds me. He learns so much about how to put things together and his imagination runs wild. He would play with these for hours if he could!!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 for a 32-piece set or $119.99 for a 100-piece set.

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

23. An LCD writing tablet that'll 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: "This tablet has entertained my 4-year-old grandson for hours at a time. He loves that he can erase at will and that the drawings are multicolored. I highly recommend this item for 18 months old and up. I bought a pink one for our 18-month-old granddaughter, and she too is just enthralled with it and the 'power' she has to erase, create, erase, create! They loved them so much, that we bought another set of two different colors so that they would have them at home as well as at 'Grammy's.'" —Kindle Customer Red Heart

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

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

24. A sturdy fort-building kit to *seriously upgrade* the forts the kiddos are currently fashioning out of living room throws, pillows, and furniture. It will allow future architects to use their imagination to construct forts, castles, tunnels, and even igloos — creativity is their ~forte~.

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Promising review: "My 4-year-old old loves them! I'm running out of room in her play area! I ordered two of the 82-piece sets because she's constantly trying to rearrange our basement furniture so she could build forts. Took her a bit to figure out how to get the perfect angles out of the connecting balls but she is now a pro. Our basement currently has a large spaceship and an igloo shaped fort that she wants to sleep in. We still have pieces left and she insists that I buy more to build bigger. 🤣" —Michael B Wright

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

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

25. A Dyson Ball toy vacuum with actual ~working suction~ because believe it or not, toddlers actually *enjoy* cleaning the house.

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Promising review: "Bought this for my 14-month-old son. It came in a nice size box and was SUPER easy to assemble. You literally just attach the handle. The vacuum really does pick up hair and small dirt. 😂 My little boy LOVES IT. Definitely worth it. And I definitely recommend." —Pamela

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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

26. A 360-degree-rotating 3-in-1 LED globe, constellation map, and night-light to make it possible to explore the world and stargaze from the bedroom.

A reviewer's split image photo of the globe in world map form and lit up in constellation mode
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Promising review: "My 12-year-old and 6-year-old sit and play with it for hours at a time. It lights up. Not too big; fits on a desk perfectly." —Kristina Chew

Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

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

27. 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 $25.49+ (available in six colors). 

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

28. Otrio, a twist on the classic tic-tac-toe sure to become a game night favorite with all ages — from your 8-year-old nephew to Grandpa Joe.

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To win, players must get three circular pieces of their color in a row in either ascending or descending order; get the same-sized pieces in a row; or get three concentric pieces in the same space, but beware of other players attempting to block you! 

Recommended for two to four players ages 8+.

Promising review: "Perfect game for all ages. My 8-year-old daughter, 12-year-old son, and 70-year-old mother enjoyed playing together for hours." —A. Rosen

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (also available in plastic).

Current shipping time is three days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

29. A scratch paper art set that'll make you nostalgic for your childhood when nothing was more satisfying than drawing on the surface to reveal the rainbow colors underneath.

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Promising review: "Got it for my 8-year-old daughter and told her I used to have stuff like that when I was younger... She came back after using it and said, 'Wow, Mom, I guess stuff from the old days wasn’t so bad!' (I’m 26.) -_- Stamp of approval for the both of us" —Cassandra

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

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

30. 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.

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Promising review: "My 4-year-old goes nuts over this. He’s so loud with excitement, it draws out the neighborhood kids and next thing I know the neighbors are over chatting outside with me while their kids are COMPLETELY occupied playing this thing. The assembly is EXTREMELY easy. The rockets launch well above my two-story home that I have to make sure it’s not too close so one doesn’t land on the roof. It’s actually fun for the adults as well. My son loves to watch me really launch one. This is a great outside activity for any boy or girl. You don’t have to chase the kids around and they get plenty of exercise running to get the rockets after they’ve landed. Fun for everyone. Well worth the 20 bucks I spent on it." —Geno

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

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

31. An itty-bitty Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker to clip onto their backpack or blast fave tunes in their room. But don't be fooled — reviewers say what it lacks in size, it makes up for with some serious out-of-this-galaxy sound.

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Promising review: "I bought this for my 8-year-old son because he kept stealing my portable speaker. He absolutely loved it! Decent sound quality and he loves to blast the speaker. It does go pretty loud but not obnoxiously loud. Great product." —Mom of boys

Get it from Amazon for $16.27.

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

32. 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 LOVES coloring, stickers, drawing, etc. so when I saw this prior to her fourth birthday, I thought she would enjoy it. It was a HUGE hit and it will regularly keep her occupied for an hour or so at a time coloring, cleaning, and coloring again (with only minor help when asked for more help cleaning and drying). Even my 6-year-old son who doesn't usually color or draw will join her periodically and seems to enjoy it. The markers are short and skinny, great for small hands." —a.b.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in five styles).

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

33. A construction-themed folding play set 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: "Received this as a gift for my 4-year-old and he LOVES it and could spend an hour with it at a time. It has become an outdoor toy, due to not wanting sand in my house — it’s definitely cleaner than regular sand, but let’s be realistic, it’s still sand so it does have the potential to get out of the box. Love the case for it, it closes up tightly. The trucks and molds are cute. We also got the two expansion kits, which are great, as well. I do suggest getting an extra bag of sand." —Sam I Am

Get it from Amazon for $25.49.

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

34. Banzai Bump N' Bounce Body Bumpers so adults can referee (or participate in!) 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: "Great for the kids. The kids have been playing with this for hours. One of them even asked if they could sleep in it. It’s great for winter indoor fun. I highly recommend this product." —RyanAndFaith

Get it from Amazon for $41.95.

Current shipping time is eight days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

35. A flower-building activity set — a STEM-based toy (literally and figuratively) to make the imagination of horticultural enthusiasts blossom while creating bouquets and gardens.

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Promising review: "I bought this flower garden as a gift for my 3-year-old daughter. She absolutely loves it! She has always enjoyed blocks and this is something different that has kept her engaged for hours! We highly recommend this product to others!!" —Ashley Petersen

Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in two sizes).

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

36. An Uno Minecraft card game 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 die-hard fans.

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Promising review: "My sons (7 & 4) love Minecraft! I purchased this for my 7-year-old as a birthday present and we play almost every day. So easy to play that my 4-year-old can play too and doesn’t need to ‘be on a team.’ Hours of fun for such a simple game." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

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

37. A National Geographic crystal-growing kit perfect for junior scientists who also happen to like ~blingy things~. Bonus: Kids will love admiring their stunning crystal collection with the included light board.

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The kit comes with materials to grow crystals in eight colors, four silicone growing chambers, and a light display for five crystals. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Promising review: "Bought for an 8-year-old's birthday gift. Such a hit!! The excitement of making the crystal, watching them grow, and the final product makes it a perfect gift. Taking out the seed crystal requires a sharp tool, like a pointy small paring knife and patience. Be careful! This is going to be a go-to gift for me in the future!" —JosieJo

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

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

38. A 100 Words Book that'll interact with budding scholars and help build their vocabulary in English and Spanish.

The 100 Words Book for kids
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Promising review: "My 10-month-old nephew gets so entertained by it. I love watching him play with it. It’s pretty cool because, when he touches the picture it actually teaches him something about the picture. One setting teaches him about the sound of the picture he touches and the other setting tells him what the picture actually is. It covers, vehicles, animals, food, vehicles...etc."—Vanessa

Promising review: "One of the best gifts we bought for our 1-year-old on his first birthday!! This is an amazing electronic book for toddlers or little ones that are learning their first words. It is also something they can continue to learn with as they grow because there are different settings. I couldn’t believe how nice it was for the price. Great buy and very educational/fun!"—slowdown&lookup12

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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

39. A necklace activity set (under $15) so mini style mavens can mix and match colorful beads, necklaces, and character charms to create their own chic bling. It'll make any child feel like true royalty.

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Crafty toy + inexpensive + characters = win! My preschooler is not only obsessed with making these necklaces, it keeps her busy for a while (which is nothing short of a miracle, TBH). The strings for the necklaces are rubbery and durable, ensuring she can do it by herself and the beads don't fall off, unlike other cheap kits. And, it's so stinkin' adorable watching her proudly tote her creations around in the carry case and accessorize her outfits for preschool.

Promising review: "My 3-year-old twins loved it, entertained for hours which is rare and so worth the money. Perfect for teaching coordination, color patterns, encourages creativity. The necklaces are a soft, stretchy material with a safe breakaway clasp but that also stays on well. I wore a necklace for hours around the house & didn't fall off. The beads are cute and a good variety of colors. Overall great project, loads of fun for toddlers." —Lyss

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

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