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    31 Gifts From Walmart That Any Kid Would Probably Love To Receive

    Cool robotics kits, adorable plush animal toys, and other gifts that will basically make you cooler than Santa (yeah, I said it).

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    1. A Baby Yoda version of Bop-It, so they can bop, spin, and twist in this interactive game with the *real* star of the Mandalorian.

    The toy, which looks like Baby Yoda, and which emits sounds to guide the game play

    Kids ages 8 and up can listen to audio instructions delivered by the Mandalorian to shake, tug, and wiggle Baby Yoda, and follow them to win the game.

    Promising review: "Love this toy! So cute! The motions are: pull his legs, twist his head, bop his head. With each motion The Child makes a different little baby coo. The Mandolorian voice gives the instructions for the game. The game has solo and pass (group). Also, it has three volumes (quiet, loud, blasting). I love Bop-It already, so I'm very happy to add this to my stash." —Laya

    Price: $14.88

    2. An Elmer's Glue slime-making kit that has everything they need to brew up five batches of brightly colored — and even glow-in-the-dark — slime.

    A child plays with blue, stretchy slime that they made with the ingredients in the kit

    The non-toxic slime-making kit is recommended for ages 6 and up.

    Promising review: "Good slime-making kit. Makes multiple batches. Daughter loved it." —Jodi

    Price: $22

    3. A Beyblade battle set with launchers and two battle tops, for kids who want to take their Beyblade battles to the next level (and parents who want to keep those little spinning Beyblades in a safe, secure area).

    The Beyblade battle set, which is a small plastic arena with raised clear plastic guards around the edges

    Kids ages 8 and older can launch their fast-spinning Beyblade tops into this battle play set to compete with each other.

    Promising review: "My son was so excited to receive this in the mail. It got here and he has been having a blast everyday since. He will definitely be buying more." —Brenda

    Price: $39.73 (originally $49.67)

    4. A Disney Frozen 2 playset with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and Gale action figures, because the Arendelle gang is ready for adventure anywhere (even under your kiddo's bed).

    The Frozen 2 playset, which contains all six action figures

    The set of six figures is recommended for ages 3 and older.

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old absolutely loved this. The figures are smaller than I thought they would be, but it's still a decent buy, considering how much Frozen products go for. They were good quality and not easily breakable, which was nice as well. Great value for the price." —Lacey

    Price: $17.81 (originally $22.49)

    5. A furReal Walkalots Big Wags walking pet toy, for the kid who can't wait to have a dog (or cat, or unicorn, or dinosaur) of their own to walk.

    The toy in "unicorn," which "walks" on the end of a stick-like leash

    Kids ages 4 and up can "walk" this plush toy on the end of a leash.

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old granddaughter fell in love with this kitty. Its meow is cute and not super annoying like some toys. The perfect size for her and she loves to walk her cat around the neighborhood. It's held up so far and she uses it a lot, and has had it for about three months now." —Jojo

    Price: $15.88+ (originally $19.97+, available with six different animals)

    6. A Creatable World gender neutral fashion doll that they can customize with long or short hair, six items of clothing, and three pairs of shoes, for maximum fashion impact.


    This doll comes with clothes, accessories, and a long-hair wig, and is appropriate for kids ages 5 to 11.

    Promising review: "These are so cool. The wigs are a little weird, but all the articulated joints make it easy for even a kid with poor motor control to dress them. Since I couldn't find this info when I ordered these, I'll tell you that you can absolutely put standard Barbie clothes and Slender fashionista Ken clothes on these dolls. One of the first things my son did was put his beekeeper Barbie and entomologist Barbie's clothes on the Creatable World dolls. The hat, headphones, and other head accessories from Barbie are a bit snug for the CW dolls, but he has made them work. " —Mom

    Price: $10+ (originally $29.97, available in five different styles)

    7. A no-assembly classic Radio Flyer tricycle, so they can open the box and immediately hit the open road (okay, the open driveway).

    The tricycle, which has a small trunk area in the back, and which can be pedaled by a child of around three years of age

    The plastic, no-assembly-required tricycle is recommended for children ages 4 and up.

    Promising review: "What a great and sturdy bike. My little one is not tall enough to pedal on her own, but she loves it when I push her around. The seat is adjustable. There is a little trunk on this bike, which is really cute. Little one likes to put all sorts of things in there. It is great that it came fully assembled. Overall, great quality and one of our favorite toys in the house!" —Mimi

    Price: $39.97

    8. A Jurassic World T-Rex action figure with jaws that really open and close, because who wants a T-Rex that can't chomp on everything in sight?


    This dinosaur figure is for ages 3 and up, and has an articulated head, legs, arms, and tail, as well as a button that opens and closes its jaw.

    Promising review: "My son likes that the T-rex's tongue does not get in the way when he puts other dinosaurs in its mouth. He really likes the button on the back of the head that opens the mouth." —Satisfiedshopper

    Price: $19.99 (originally $24.99)

    9. A Black Panther Playskool action figure, for the littlest Marvel fan on your shopping list.

    The Black Panther action figure, which is small enough for a young child to hold and has no small pieces

    An action figure with movable head, arms, and waist, for kids age 3 and up.

    Promising review: "Black Panther was just the right size to add add to my grandson's collection of super heroes! It can stand on its own, and the arms move!" —Janie

    Price: $9.84

    10. A Lego Creator deep sea theme set that kids can use to build three different sea creatures: a terrifying shark, a tricky angler fish, or a squid.


    A set of LEGO Creator blocks for kids ages 5 and up.

    Promising review: "I LOVED the shark portion of the build, because I love sharks, but the build that I found most enjoyable was the anglerfish. Some of the pieces will glow fluorescent under actinic/UV light, allowing builders a unique and spooky experience for a vignette display." —Eightosixo

    Price: $12.93 (originally $14.99)

    11. A Little Tikes basketball set with an adjustable hoop that raises from 2.5 feet all the way up to 4 feet high, so they can keep playing even as they grow.

    kid shooting a ball in the basket

    The basketball hoop and inflatable ball can teach kids 1.5 to 5 years old about the basics of sports.

    Promising review: "Dad and Grandson love, love, love this basketball hoop! They had been practicing on the big hoop with Dad picking him up to put the big ball in, so what a joy for Grandson to be able to do it all by himself! It is the perfect size for little ones. With the base filled with sand, it is quite stable. It will also be nice to adjust it when he grows." —Walmart Customer

    Price: $19.99 (originally $34.97)

    12. A Razor hoverboard with self-balancing technology, because they deserve to always ride like a pro (even if it's their first time on a board).

    The hoverboard in red, which can be ridden indoors or outdoors

    This hoverboard, which has 45 minutes of battery life and can support riders up to 176 pounds, can reach speeds up to 6 miles an hour, and should not be used by small children.

    Promising review: "A little pricey, but this is a great hoverboard. Sturdy, well-built, and easy to learn to ride. Battery life as advertised. I've heard other hoverboards struggle to go up hill, but this little guy cruises easily up pretty steep inclines." —William

    Price: $108+ (originally $198+, available in three colors)

    13. A deluxe wooden play kitchen with doors that really open and close, knobs that turn, and 30 pieces of pretend food, for the future Top Chef contestant on your list.

    The kitchen set, which contains a play fridge/ freezer, sink, counter, over, microwave, and cabinet

    Kids ages 3 to 8 who love to help around the kitchen can enjoy this 3.5 foot tall kitchen set.

    Promising review: "Just as pictured! It's a heavy and sturdy kitchen that the kids can enjoy for years. Material is particle board wood and plastic. Kitchen is very real-looking, with wonderful attention to details. Set aside about three hours for assembly, but it was all worth it when the kids came home from daycare to this surprise and their faces lit up!" —Lisa

    Price: $99 (originally $199.99)

    14. A Super Mario Party game for Nintendo Switch, so the whole family can play the classic game, 80 new mini-games, or use the online competition option to play against gamers all over the world.

    The game case

    This video game is rated "E" for Everyone.

    Promising review: "Really brings the family together! Kids (6 and 10) LOVE IT." —Idolhands

    Price: $49.99 (originally $59.88)

    15. A Fisher-Price indoor bounce house with built-in pump, because seriously, what kid hasn't dreamed about having their own, personal bounce house?

    The bounce house, which has one small entry area, mesh sides, and is about the height of the child's shoulder once they are inside

    This bounce house inflates in just four minutes, can hold 188 pounds of weight, and is appropriate for kids ages 2-5.

    Promising review: "This bouce house has charged the game for us. My 3-year-old loves it, and I love how easy it is to blow up and how easy it is to put away. The built-in air pump blows the bounce house up, but also sucks the air out when it's time to put the house away. It fits our living room with out taking over the living room." —alexis

    Price: $59.97

    16. A Hot Wheels double loop playset that sets up two different ways — they can compete using the two side-by-side tracks, or combine them into one super-long track with two loops.


    This race set folds for easy storage, comes with two Hot Wheels cars, and is recommended for kids ages 5-10.

    Promising review: "Grandson loves this track. It can be configured a few different ways. Keeps him entertained for hours!" —Lori

    Price: $29.89 (originally $34.88)

    17. An L.O.L. Surprise! doll, because not knowing what they're going to get is part of the fun—the other part of the fun is each doll's brushable hair, cute clothes, and super-unique sippy cup.


    This doll, accessories, and carrying case are recommend for ages 3 to11.

    Promising review: "Extremely cute little surprise toy. Many little toys and accessories. Doll body changes color in cold water. Doll has brushable hair. Container is hair spray bottle that can hold everything in it. I'd recommend it." —Shyanne

    Price: $12.88 (originally $15.99

    18. A classic Kerplunk! game, so little kids, grandparents, and everyone in between can enjoy the strategizing how to position the sticks and keep the marbles from falling down.

    The game, which involves a large clear tube—players must insert sticks through the middle to create a dam, with the goal of keeping marbles from falling through

    The game, which comes with 30 sticks and 32 marbles, is for ages 5 and up.

    Promising review: "I bought this game for my granddaughter for Christmas. I remembered playing it as a kid. We had a fantastic time playing it. I love that it also teaches her about strategy and planning her moves ahead of time. I like that she is learning life lessons and doesn't even know it." —Nana

    Price: $14.97 (originally $19.99)

    19. A whimsical Baby Alive doll that still needs to be fed and changed, just like the classic version, but also sports a glitter skirt and adorable unicorn hoodie.


    This Baby Alive, which "eats" from a bottle and then "wets" a diaper, is recommended for for kids ages 3 to11.

    Promising review: "I love this doll! She is so cute and bigger than I expected!" —Amna

    Price: $19.97 (available in three hair colors)

    20. A beginner's keyboard, for the little musician in your life. The keyboard has five preset tempos, five instrument sounds, 22 demo songs, a microphone for singing alone, and a built-in recorder — all overseen by one very cute plastic puppy.

    The keyboard, which has piano keys in the center, and tempo, volume, and record settings on the sides, with the big blue puppy head at the top of the keyboard

    This battery-operated keyboard is recommended for ages 24 months and up.

    Promising review: "This play piano is even nicer in person! It has a cute design — the kids say the puppy reminds them of a very famous blue dog that's the star of one of their favorite TV shows. The little ones love it! Just pop in four double AA batteries and let the fun commence! There are 22 demo songs/10 different music options to choose from (including tango, disco, blues, samba, rock, music box, piano, organ and violin). It has volume control and adjustable tempo buttons, so you can adjust the sound to your and your little ones' preference. Another cool feature the kids love is recording your own songs using all the various music demos/options. They can be their own DJ and create, record and play back their own songs! They can also do karaoke and sing along to the demo songs, or their own mix, with the included microphone. Additionally, I like how it has two resting pads in back when you lay it down on a surface. This is a wonderful, creative toy with numerous options for hours of fun!" —Florecita

    Price: $19.82

    21. A clay modeling kit that allows kids to build their own unique unicorn, dragon, and phoenix sculptures, with creature skeletons, feathers, wiggly eyes, and five colors of nontoxic clay.


    This creative clay play kit is recommended for kids ages 5 and up.

    Promising review: "My kids loved this cute little kit, and I liked it a lot better than Play-Doh. It was not nearly as messy. I also liked that it came with little skeleton figurines to play with and/or decorate their shelves with. I also like that the clay is nontoxic. The little one loved it the most, and took her time sculpting and decorating her little creatures. It was hours of fun for her, which was a pleasant surprise." —Bruicidal

    Price: $16.99

    22. A portable Peppa Pig home playset, for the kid who can't get enough of Peppa and George — or their cute, detail-filled home.


    This portable toy set is for kids ages 2 and up.

    Promising review: "The Peppa Pig Pop n Play House playset is really cute and compact for on-the-go play. My 4-year-old loves Peppa and enjoyed all the little details included in this set. The set is fairly easy to assemble, only requiring the attachment of the green door. When opening up the house, a part 'locks' into place so that the house doesn't collapse while playing. When putting it away, you have to just push down a little, as well as stow the balcony and stairs, to push the top floor down. Once the second floor is collapsed, it 'locks' again into place so that it doesn't come up again while stowed. My four-year-old had a little trouble figuring out how to push or pull the second floor to open and close the playhouse, and I wonder how long it will last before the 'lock' parts break. So far, so good though. All of the furniture pieces can be moved around the house except for the bed, which turns into a play shelf. Included are Peppa and George, each holding their favorite toy. Peppa and George's legs can move, so they are able to 'sit.' Overall, a really fun toy for kids to play with. I love that it's portable with a handle!" —fell0wsh0pper

    Price: $19.97

    23. A Barbie camper RV, so they and their dolls can "rough it" in style with a boat, a pick-up, a bathtub, a kitchenette, and a lofted sleeping area.


    This camper kit is recommended for kids ages 3 to 7.

    Promising review: "Hours and hours of play time with this purchase!! It's awesome! Kept even the big kids enthralled during our camping trip. My 10-year-old got it for her birthday and everyone loved it, especially her!!!" —Amber

    Price: $79 (originally $89.99)

    24. A Paw Patrol Mighty Pups lookout tower play set, because they've never seen a play set like this — with sounds, lights, a zipline feature, and even a working elevator that fits Mighty Pups figurines. Set includes Mighty Chase figurine and vehicle.


    This 2.75-foot playset is recommended for kids ages 3 to 8.

    Promising review: "My 5-year-old's FAVORITE toy!! He got this for Christmas five months ago, and he STILL plays with it and loves it!!! He uses his imagination playing with this...I love watching and listening to him play!! I do wish ALL the pups and cars came with this set, because it was a bit of a pain to FIND them all for Christmas...But the important thing is that he loves it and we`ve gotten our money's worth for this toy, because the fun is still going on at this house!!" —Shellshell22572

    Price: $74.79 (originally $99.97)

    25. A Fortnite-inspired Nerf blaster toy, for when they want to have some extreme offline fun.

    The Nerf blaster, which shoots small foam rubber darts from its barrel

    This Nerf toy shoots three darts in a row, and is recommended for kids ages eight and up.

    Promising review: "The pistol itself is AMAZING. It can shoot very far, compared to other Nerf pistols I own. It is very easy and fun to use." —Justin

    Price: $12.88 (originally $19.99)

    26. A Build-A-Bear stuffing station that comes with three stuffable plush toys, stuffing, a stuffing machine, clothes, and birth certificates, so they can basically have the Build-A-Bear store right in their bedroom (yes, dreams come true... or, at least, bear-related ones do).


    This interactive craft toy is recommended for kids ages 3 and up.

    Promising review: "My daughter wanted a Build-A-Bear for her birthday, but due to the COVID-19, that was not possible. So I improvised and purchased this gem!! It totally made her day. It was a tad bit smaller than I imagined, but it put a smile on her face and that's all that matters!! It was fun, easy, and more intimate than being at the store, so I loved it!" —Priscilla

    Price: $50

    27. A poseable Wonder Woman 1984 Diana doll and horse, for kids who want to put the "action" into action figure! Diana clips into the horse's saddle, so she can ride upright, on the side, or even standing up!

    The doll, which has bendable arms and legs, clipped into the saddle to "ride" the horse

    This doll and horse are recommended for ages 6 and up.

    Promising review: "My granddaughter loves playing with Diana because her body is movable and you can attached her the horse. Very lightweight." —Patricia

    Price: $29.94

    28. A singing, dancing, and emotional-awareness-teaching teaching dinosaur toy, so the littlest ones on your list can learn about feelings while they sing, dance, and generally have a dino-rific blast!


    This educational smart toy — which uses "tiles" tied to specific emotions or music, selected by the child and plugged into the dino's back, to create performances like "happy hip-hop dinosaur" or "angry ballet robot" — is for kids ages 2 to 5.

    Promising review: "I can't get over how much my kids enjoyed playing with this dino! From my kids' point of view, they cannot stop pressing the colorful buttons that light up, making different fun combinations, and letting the dinosaur dance. It is nonstop smiles and laughter. The storage 'egg' that comes with it is really nifty, as it holds all the tiny pieces that control the dinosaurs mood, activity, and more. This is really helpful, as these pieces get lost so easily without a container to hold them. From a parent's standpoint, I enjoy this because they're learning while having fun. It's just a totally different toy than what's out there, and allows them to be creative while having fun." —Mossydog

    Price: $29.82 (originally $34.73)

    29. A National Geographic magic sand set for the aspiring sculptor (or anyone who likes to just smush things). Set includes 6 pounds of sand that never dries or makes a mess, plus molds to build castles and pyramids.

    A child with the sand, which has a consistency close to clay

    This hypoallergenic, nontoxic sand is recommended for ages 3 and up.

    Promising review: "This is awesome sand to play with and mold sand castles, etc. No mess, easy to clean up and store." —Don

    Price: $26.99+ (available in three colors)

    30. A set of 24 jumbo building blocks, because the only thing cooler than building towers and castles is building towers and castles as big as they are!

    A child plays with the blocks

    These interlocking blocks are appropriate for children ages 2 and up.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my 2-year-old boy, but my two girls, who are 7 and 10, have played with them, too. The blocks are just what I expected. They are large, sturdy, Lego-type blocks. The only regret: not purchasing more!" —Shelly7399

    Price: $41.50

    31. A DIY robotics kit that will teach your favorite aspiring mad scientist how to turn an empty aluminum can into a wheeled robot.


    This kit is recommended for kids ages 9 and up.

    Promising review: "The project itself is not overly complicated, but will probably overwhelm you when you first open the package; it sure did us at first. Upon looking a little closer, the project is truly tons easier to put together. I would say, depending upon your skill level etc., it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes to complete. The soda can is not included in the kit, but we just used a pop can and that worked just fine; any soda can will do. The instructions on the kit are super easy and very well done; very easy to follow and do. It took us about 15 minutes to do and the end result is one very happy little man; he just loves it! My grandson loves his new toy and it has opened up his mind a bit to making things from scratch, which is something we love. I would highly recommend keeping this project away from 3-year-olds and younger, like the box says, as it does have a lot of small parts." —snoozin99

    Price: $9.97

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