31 Toys From Walmart For Almost Every Kid On Your List
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set of Lincoln logs that I guarantee they won't lodge any complaints about.
Promising review: "I remember my dad and I would play with these for hours building elaborate houses, buildings, and whole towns! I was so excited to be able to share them with my kids! My oldest is almost five and she was so into building this barn. My younger daughter was more interested in throwing the logs. Both had fun, though! It wasn't hard to follow the diagrams but you can make your own buildings, as well. The little animals and farmer it came with were so cute and my oldest plays with them separately too. The quality is amazing with this and I definitely recommend it! So much old-fashioned fun!" — MrsWin
LEGO Harry Potter Knight Bus because they're finally old enough to receive their Hogwarts letter.
Promising review: "What a lovely little set! It is full of brilliant little features you will remember from the film. From the moving chandelier to the skull driver to the bed the slides around, this Knight bus is an exact replica of the real thing! We loved building this set. It's simple to follow with no difficult builds, so It's great for younger builders. I'm loving the attention to detail that Lego are putting into their models at the moment and this is no different." — cmpwat
Price: $31.99 (originally $39.99)
tool bench if they're already proving to be handier than you are.
This set includes a hammer, a wrench, a screwdriver, a ruler, a cellphone, nails, gears, bolts, nuts, and brackets.
Promising review: "This tool bench is a major favorite for my daughter. It is very easy to put together. The pieces are much sturdier than I thought they would be. For the price, I am extremely pleased." — Milliesmama47
Easy-Bake oven so they can cook up their favorite little treats.
Promising review: "Our six-year-old granddaughter is in love with this item. She is always in the kitchen helping me cook and we thought it would make her feel a little more 'grown-up' to have her own little oven. She absolutely loves it. I'm so glad we purchased it for her." — mom2alot
Price: $34.97 (originally $58.85)
Lite-Brite that they'll want to play with all day and all night.
Promising review: "I got this for our son because he is an art lover and he can never have enough 'artsy' things to do around the house. This battery-operated, retro-style Magic Screen is easy and fun at the same time: all you need to do after you are done with the art part is to push the button on the tablet to see the light show. My son was skeptical in the beginning, but ended up enjoying himself!" — ChicagoExpert
xylophone for the musically-minded child in your life.
Price: $7.98 (originally $11.33)
carnival playset if their favorite movie of the year is from the same story that you loved when you were their age.
Promising review: "My daughter is seven and she has been playing with this every day since she received it, which is pretty impressive for her. There are a lot of fun different things to do with this toy. I was even playing with it! I enjoyed the little game where you shoot the bottles." — Bubbles523
Barbie set so they can enjoy the fun of baking without the sugar high that comes with licking the spoon.
Promising review: "My daughter loves this toy. Your child can create their own dough cakes while strengthening their fine motor skills. The Barbie dolls are great for imagination and children can create their own stories and scenes." — Nadia80080
interactive sloth that'll have you humming to yourself, "What does the sloth say?"
Promising review: "My child is in love with his new toy! The lights, movements, and songs keep him entertained! The toy appears to be very durable as he is somewhat rough with things!" — Cusenation
Peppa Pig parade so they can bring their favorite TV show to life.
Promising review: "My son seems to enjoy connecting all the pieces! It is very cool that it can follow you around. You could use it all over the house and have a good time." — Payerli10282
Price: $20.89 (originally $39.82)
interactive board game that your kids will want to play over and over again until they're as damp as the dog.
It's great for kids four and up, and made for two to four players. Once they roll the die and make their move, the spot they land on will determine how much they need to wash the dog. If the dog shakes, the player has to move back to square one!
Promising review: "The kids had so much fun with this game and laughed so much. It has just the right amount of water and Soggy Doggy shakes so realistically. We play a lot of games and think this is one of the best out there!" — Anne
alpaca game — they have to pack everything up really quickly before it spits!
Hackin' Packin' Alpaca is made for two to four kids, ages five and up. They have five seconds to stack a piece of cargo onto the alpaca's back or it'll spit! The first player to get rid of all their cargo wins!
Promising review: "My 7-year-old daughter couldn't stop laughing when my family played Hackin' Packin' Alpaca! Although there are instructions included, the game is really easy to figure out. You do not need batteries to play this game, just add water (under the blue blanket), turn his head toward the person playing, push his head and get one of the stacking pieces on him before time is up and he spits water at you! It's such a cute game for people of all ages, but be careful with the small pieces when playing with younger kids." — blampe
Price: $9.99 (originally $19.82)
kinetic sand kit so they can have some beach fun even when it's below 30 outside.
Promising review: "My two-year-old, 11-year-old, and 14-year-old all love this kit. It's low-mess, moldable, silky smooth fun." — mamaditto
doll that magically grows and sprouts from a pretty, pink pot when it is watered.
Promising review: "This is a darling toy that I think would be good for ages 4-8. I like that the pieces aren't too tiny and that, even after the doll sprouts, you can still play with it and collect more. These are great birthday gifts for friends or inexpensive treats for my daughters." — girlmom223602
pasta Play-Doh kit that is so cool, it'll make them say, "Mama Mia!"
Promising review: "This is one of the best Play-Doh sets I've purchased. The kids and I have a blast playing with it." — Sharon
Price: $7.97 (originally $14.99)
baby walker if your kiddo has been fancying a stroll, but isn't quite stable enough yet to do so without a little help.
Promising review: "My 8-month-old LOVES this walker! He plays with it constantly! I love that there are different settings for speed control and it was very easy to assemble! The overall design is super cute. My only complaint is that the door comes off very easily, so I'm constantly reattaching it. Other than that, its awesome!" — Carlee
Price: $29.82 (originally $39.82)
158-piece magnetic building block tile set that is so much fun, they won't even notice how much they're learning. Give it a try, and I guarantee that even you, an "adult," will have a ball.
Promising review: "My four-year-old grandson loves to build all sorts of designs with this magnetic building set. The multitude of shapes allows for unlimited creativity and fun. It is well worth the money I paid." — Future engineers Grandma
Price: $39.99 (originally $72.99)
Bop It! game because a true classic never dies.
Promising review: "This was a hit at Thanksgiving! We all passed it around trying to get the new high score! This is a toy that will never get old and will always be a blast to play with!" — Mini
Price: $8.99 (originally $14.97)
shark attack playset that might make coaxing them into the bath a little bit easier. Who wouldn't go for a dip in the tub with a ship that has a moveable claw arm, a spiral track for toy cars, a squirting submarine, and a snapping shark?!
Promising review: "I bought this for my five-year-old. He takes it to the bathtub and pool all the time. It has a good variety of features to keep him busy with his make-believe play. He loves the part when the car drives down from the top deck and, at the end of the track, the car gets into a submarine, and it launches itself into the water. I didn't expect a $25 toy set to have such a smart and meticulous design." — ProudDad
unicorn vet set if they love animals but you aren't quite ready to get them a puppy.
Promising review: "I recently bought this for my seven-year-old daughter as she collects all the Little Live products. She was really excited about the fun features. It's not cheap, but I think this will be a great holiday gift this year." — momof4_1978
Price: $30.46 (originally $39.97)
fire truck that transforms into a massive fire-fighting machine. Your little hero will be battling the (make-believe) blaze for hours!
Promising review: "This is a fun, interactive toy. It raises, shoots out water bullets, and has lights and sounds. This is a great toy for any kiddo that likes firemen." — Alyssa8294468
Price: $24.99 (originally $49.97)
Barbie doll who's on staff at National Geographic. With her neat camera and lion cub, she'll inspire your shutterbug to dream big.
Promising review: "I love everything about this one! She's got nice hair, a cute face, and even a little lion cub!" — Marthadollcollector
baby owl that they can teach to fly — yes, literally, the more time they spend with it, the more it "flies". Plus its eye color changes with its mood, and it likes to pet, tickled, and rocked to sleep.
Promising review: "My nine-year-old son thought it was just a cute owl until he saw the hover capability... It's a super cute toy! He loved teaching the baby owl how to fly and it kept his interest." — JColin17552
Price: $29.99 (originally $48.82)
push-and-pop bulldozer because they're at that age when it's time to learn their 123s.
Promising review: "I purchased this toy for my nephew who loves trucks and balls! This toy has so much to offer as a toy and includes learning components, too! Toddlers have fun while learning! It entertains him while Momma cooks!" — KentuckyMomShopper
Price: $19.88 (originally $24.78)
quadcopter drone that has a Wi-Fi camera so its captain will feel like they're flying along with it.
Promising review: "This drone was a lot of fun for me and my kids. They found it easy to fly and I was impressed with all the features for the price. It looks cool and has a decent battery life... I'm very impressed." — N30A05
Price: $19.99 (originally $39.99)
Mix and Match-A-Saurus if you want them to learn about emotions and music while they play.
Promising review: "I can't get over how much my kids enjoyed playing with this dino! They cannot stop pressing the colorful buttons that light up, making fun different combinations, and letting the dinosaur dance. It is non-stop smiles and laughter. The egg that comes with it is really nifty as it holds all the tiny pieces that control the dinosaur's mood, activity, and more. It's a totally different toy than anything else out there, and allows them to be creative while having fun." — Mossydog
Price: $29.82 (originally $34.73)
crash track that'll send them racing to set it up, even before they open the rest of their presents. At over five feet long, it's the biggest motorized Hot Wheels set, yet!
Promising review: "My boys love this toy! It holds so many cars! They love to crank the cars up the garage and release them down the ramp. It was fairly easy to put together and my seven-year-old was able to help me. This would be a great gift for a Hot Wheels lover! I think I will be purchasing one for my nephew!" — mshell0123
Price: $64.99 (originally $89)
A board game called
Money Bags so they can learn tricky math problems while also having a ton of fun. You'll really feel like you got your money's worth.
Promising review: "Both my older girls were actually familiar with this game from school. Money Bags is a skill-building game working with earning money. I love the fact that it shows them responsibility and how you earn money by doing chores along your journey to the end. This is a fun game and we even managed to get my five-year-old involved despite the seven+ age recommendation. I think this is an awesome way for the family to get together and play, especially because the kids actually learn something in the process. Learning Resources definitely hit the nail on the head with this one." — njosorio
bowling set if you can ~spare~ a bit of room to bring the alley to you.
Promising review: "My 3-year-old Grandson loves bowling, so I thought that would be the perfect gift for him. I sent him a box with several other items in it for his birthday and that was the first thing he played with. I didn't want to put it away. Now he thinks he a bowling champ. The little balls on the inside make the cutest noise, and the pins are very sturdy. It was a great choice." — Lapeta
Price: $17.99 (originally $19.99)
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