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39 Gift Ideas For Kids If You Have No Clue What To Get Them

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1. A set of massive bubble wands so enchanting that even the angstiest of kids won't be able to resist giving them a go.

an extremely long, wavy bubble
a child holding two wands in the air making a big bubble

The set also comes with instructions on how to make the BIGGEST bubbles possible! It's great for kids of all ages.

Promising review: "The wand is awesome, but even MORE awesome is that I just used regular bubble solution (way cheaper, found anywhere) and it worked just as well. Maybe better. Some people in reviews have said that you must use the packets that come with the wand, but I gave it a shot anyway with regular bubbles and it worked just fine, with no noticeable difference." —Lauri

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

2. A glow-in-the-dark fort-building kit that'll put the blanket forts you built as a kid to shame. It'll also encourage your kid's imagination to run wild.

two children building a for with the poles and spheres
a reviewer's built toy

The set comes with 53 rods and 28 spheres. It's recommended for kids 4 and up.

Promising review: "Great gift for kids of all ages. My 8-year-old loved getting this for Christmas! She played with it all day while more expensive gifts sat under the tree...LOL. We built so many different structures and most of them she did on her own. Will probably buy a second one to expand her designs and creative thinking. I recommend highly!" —awalker

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

3. A supersized version of Connect 4 that'll provide your squad with hours upon hours of simple fun. The only downfall is they might never want to play the regular version again!

a couple is kneeling in the grass playing with an oversized version of the game connect four. the board includes many open circle slots where blue and red tiles are place inside
a wooden oversized connect four board game with the open circles filled with either red or blue tokens

This set is recommended for children 8 years and older.

Promising review: "Best purchase! We bought it for the kids but my husband and I stayed up until 1 a.m. playing!! It was a hit at our party! Great quality. Yes, you can hit the bar and release the discs, but it hasn't happened to us and wouldn't be a big deal if it did! Totally worth it! So glad we got it!!" —Rechel B

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $84.99.

4. An arts and crafts library chock full of everything and anything to inspire your little one to create something fantastic and totally hang-on-the-fridge-worthy.

the contents of the arts and crafts library laid out in fronts of its box
Amazon

The set includes fuzzy sticks, pom-poms, wood pieces, felt, craft sticks, sequins, wooden discs and beads, plastic beads, jewel stickers, googly eyes, thread, scissors, and glue for endless crafty combinations! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Promising review: "My 5-year-old granddaughter absolutely loved this gift from her old grandpa. Thoroughly entertaining, this 'library' provides many hours/days of critical thinking skills and creativity. She loves it — it was an excellent decision." —Brent

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

5. An old-school game like Battleship that'll give you an excuse to shout "I SUNK YOUR BATTLESHIP!" at your kid with delight.

Amazon

This updated version also include a bonus plane to try and hit as well! Battleship is recommended for kids ages 7 and up.

Promising review: "This such a great game. Kids and adults alike can be entertained for a long time. There's just something appealing about trying to avoid being discovered, while seeking your opponent's ships. This new version includes one more 'ship,' which is actually a plane. Great fun!" —KDD

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

6. Jenga to test their concentration and dexterity skills. Be gentle or the whole tower might come tumbling down!

Amazon

Promising review: "This is a great game that can be played by all ages and either alone, with someone else, or with a group. There are so many possibilities. This is definitely a great game for game night. This game builds on your critical thinking skills, as each move has to be well thought out or you can lose in a blink of an eye. So, it is challenging, fun, and competitive all at the same time. Basically, each player builds upon another player's move until the blocks come crashing down. The person who makes that last move loses." —QT

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $10.27.

7. A playhouse for your kids that looks like an actual lil' seaside shack and'll make your backyard a go-to destination for all the neighborhood rascals.

a cute child-sized play house with a light blue tiled roof, white windows, a darker wooden door with windows, and tan wooden like walls
Target

Promising review: "Purchased for my granddaughter. It was surprisingly easy to build. I was able to do everything aside from the roof by myself. She’s happily playing away." —ABW

Shipping info: Most packages will deliver within one to two days of the estimated delivery date. If you are a Red Card member you will receive free two-day shipping. Check out details on all holiday shipping information here.

Get it from Target for $299.99.

8. Pixar Uno, because why not gift them a traditional card game with a Disney twist? They'll love seeing their favorites like Nemo and Buzz Lightyear on the cards.

deck of uno cards with characters from ratatouille, finding nemo, the incredibles, up, toy story, and more
amazon.com

Promising review: "Played this with my 13-year-old niece and I didn’t think she was going to let me stop! She loved this and I enjoyed it as well. Ya think ya know a lot about Pixar movies until ya have to name the characters! Haha fun game." —Katrina Boyd

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

9. A scratch paper art set that'll take you right back to your elementary school days but also provide a fun way to keep your kiddos entertained.

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Promising review: "Ahhh I love these so much, takes doodling to a whole new level! It's an anxiety relief like you wouldn't believe. Plus my kids also get a kick out of them. These are so worth it and I'm going to be keeping these stocked up!" —Katie Toomey

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

10. A basic Lego set and The Lego Ideas Book to jump-start any tyke's love of this iconic building block — the set will provide all they need to create the fun ideas found in the book. Win-win.

Amazon

The set comes with 790 pieces, including 33 different colored bricks, and is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Promising review: "My 5-year-old grandson is really into Legos so I bought this for him for Christmas along with the Lego Ideas Book and he has spent soooo many hours sitting at his table creating new Lego things. The large classic brick box has a lot of pieces to it and can be used in many, many different ways." —J. Stroh

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon: the set for $37.99 and the book for $15.99.

11. A handmade stuffed animal with precious fairy-tale vibes unlike any other they own — each animal has a full backstory and an array of clothing to accessorize both the child and the doll with.

an array of stuffed animals in clothing in a circle
Hazel Village / Via instagram.com

I'm actually obsessed with these dolls. I don't own one, but it is on my wish list for my future little one (arriving in April 2022). You can tell how carefully crafted each doll is and how much thought went into developing them into a full fledged character. Each item is handmade of organic materials — amazing. Hazel Village is a small business based in Brooklyn, New York.

Shipping info: Orders typically ship within 3 to 10 business days.

Get an animal plush from Hazel Village for $44 (available in 21 styles) and check out the doll clothing options here.

12. A classic game of Sorry! you probably played when you were a kid. You'll totally get a nostalgic kick out of breaking this board game out again with your own children years later.

the sorry board game
Amazon

This "classic game of sweet revenge" is recommended for kids age 6 and up.

Promising review: "Sorry! is the perfect game for children and adults to play together! Seriously — perfect. Opportunity for counting and reinforcing rote memory, few pieces to hang onto, and easy enough for even the youngest player. Great to develop problem-solving skills — 'which way should I move this pawn to get the most from one's turn.'" —Sondra

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $8.77.

13. Sidewalk chalk shaped like gemstones, perfect for kids to transform a blank canvas (like your driveway) into a masterpiece worthy of its own TikTok video.

six different pieces of chalk shaped like gems
TweeMade / Etsy

TweeMade is a small business based in Philadelphia that sells an array of fun-shaped sidewalk chalk. This kit comes with two of each color — perfect for sharing!

Shipping info: Orders typically ship within one to four days.

Get the 12-piece set from TweeMade on Etsy for $18.

14. A portable karaoke microphone that'll transform any living room into a party from the moment you and your kiddo connect it to the app of your choosing. Ahem, that's just me clearing my throat to treat you all to my rendition of Aladdin's "A Whole New World."

a reviewer using the microphone
the microphone in gold

Promising review: "We need something to let the kids sing without having to turn on the whole karaoke system. This works like a charm. The Bluetooth connection helps as well. You can just turn on YouTube and look for any song and they probably have a karaoke version or a sing-along they can sing to. The range is also great. We were outside and the volume can be heard nicely." —Phong Bui

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in 11 colors).

15. A durable digital camera, because they're definitely bored of being the one in front of the camera all the time. This will let them switch places with you for once and snap some cool pics of you instead.

Amazon

The Kidizoom is a real digital camera that has photo and video capabilities, as well as a wealth of filters and games! It has 256 MB of built-in memory that is expandable with a MicroSD. Recommended for ages 3–9. Don't forget the batteries!

Promising review: "I got this camera for my 5-year-old as a birthday gift and he LOVES it. It's so much fun. You can take 'selfies' and it has fun stickers and filters (kind of similar to Snapchat). It also has games on it, so when he's not taking pictures, he is still getting used to the buttons by playing the games. It really helps kids get familiar with cameras and exploring creativity. I would highly recommend this for any kid! I'm planning on purchasing more for my other kids." —StoneySmurf

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $61.70+ (available in three colors).

16. A crystal-growing kit any wannabe scientist will be blown away by — I mean, look at the results! They'll have the best time ever watching their majestic crystals grow before repurposing them into a night-light.

amazon.com

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: "This kit takes a bit of effort but WOW the results are stunning! I bought this for my 6-year-old daughter for Christmas. We set up the first four crystals per the directions and let them sit for 10 days. We had fun looking each day to see how big they were. After they were done, I removed the crust from the edges of the cup, poured off the liquid, and eased the crystal out of the cup. They came out easily. To get the seed rock out, I used a razor blade, went around the edges and flaked off the crystal growth to expose the edges, then used the corner of the blade to pop the rock out. I was veeeery careful and all four crystals came out intact! It takes patience but totally worth it, the resulting night-light is a treasure she will probably keep for life." —Gapeach

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available with six crystals or eight crystals).

17. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which will turn your home into a real-life race course for Mario, Luigi, and the rest of the classic gang.

a screen shot of what it looks like to play the game with your home as the background
Target

Your kiddo will need a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite to play this game — and it's rated for ages "E for everyone." Essentially, this game uses artificial intelligence (and an actual remote car with a camera attached to it) to bring the classic game of Mario Kart to life in your home. I've personally tried it out and it is unbelievably cool and very fun. You can change the tracks over and over for new experiences each time. My favorite part is that when you run the race on your Nintendo Switch you actually feel like you're watching Luigi race through YOUR home!

Promising review: "Awesome toy, kids will love it. Great quality and use, one of the far coolest Nintendo has made." —Luigi

Shipping info: Most packages will deliver within one to two days of the estimated delivery date. If you are a Red Card member you will receive free two-day shipping. Check out details on all holiday shipping information here.

Get it from Target for $90.99.

18. A Magna-Tiles set that'll surely be a big hit with any budding architect. They can use it to build all kinds of cool 3D structures, then knock 'em down and start again the next day.

multicolored square and triangular magnetic tiles fashioned into a tower
Amazon

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

Promising review: "I have a 4-year-old daughter who likes to build things and I want to encourage that. One review recommended Magna-Tiles, so I took a shot in the dark and got these. They were an instant hit! I never could imagine my kids would have liked a toy this simple. My daughter doesn't have the greatest fine motor skills so building toys that need tools would have been frustrating for her. With Magna-Tiles, you just hold pieces next to each other and they snap together! They have great balance, too. She's made pretty skinny 3D towers out of triangles and they get pretty high before they fall apart. Now I just have to get a bigger set to add on! :D Try these, you'll love them!" —Green

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 for a 32-piece set or $119.95 for a 100-piece set.

19. A "Build-a-Flower" toy set your kiddo will love if they have big dreams of becoming a florist or simply love ripping dandelions out of the ground and sweetly presenting them to you while getting clumps of dirt all over the house. These flowers will last a *little* longer and be keep playtime a *touch* cleaner.

Child model's hand holding multi-colored plastic toy flowers
Axel Adventures / Etsy

Axel Adventures is family-run small business based in Nevada.

Promising review: "The flowers are a big hit and arrived on time!" —Dean

Shipping info: Orders typically ship within one to three days.

Get it from Axel Adventures on Etsy for $30.03.

20. A Radio Flyer Play and Fold Climber that won't take up much space in your garage (it folds away!) and will keep your tykes entertained for hours. You're about to impress all the other parents on your block, that's for sure.

Amazon

This adorable toy is recommended for kids ages 2–5 years old.

Promising review: "This is a great portable option that can be collapsed fairly easily. We have this set up indoors currently and it’s nice having a little climbing and sliding structure indoors for rainy days. This took about 30 minutes to assemble so fairly easy and directions were easy to follow. I’d say this is good for age 3.5 and under maybe 3 and under if you have a taller kiddo. Lots of fun! Great reliable brand." —Amy

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $179.99 (available as a pirate ship or a castle).

21. A unicorn slime kit with over 23K 5-star reviews that essentially prove kids and parents alike are big fans. Glitter, foam beads, and a gloopy substance — what could go wrong?!

The kit comes with everything they'll need to make their own slime! It's recommended for kids ages 7 and up.

Promising review: "This is the best slime kit I’ve come across. I saw it last minute before my daughter’s birthday (11) and thought I’d get it as an add-on to her presents. It ended up being her favorite gift! Her brother (8) joined in and made slime with her and she still has enough to make more of all types." —Elizabeth & Rick

Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

22. A bread- and butter-making kit for the little one who has been loyally watching The Great British Baking Show alongside you for years now.

KiwiCo

The kit includes the pour spout measuring cup, set of measuring cups, measuring spoons, funnel, two squeeze bottles, a "Lab Notes" notebook, and a recipe book. Food ingredients are not included.

Get it from KiwiCo for $19.95.

23. The Book with No Pictures by The Office's own B.J. Novak that'll leave you and your mini-me giggling past their bedtime.

the book with no pictures's cover
Amazon

The book is recommended for ages 5–8.

Promising review: "Our 4-year-old is always pestering us to 'let me see the pictures' of her books every night, making storytime drag on forever, so I thought this would be great to chill her out at bedtime. NOT! She laughs so hard she gets the hiccups and has tears rolling down her face by the time we're two thirds through the book! What a perfect idea!" —Straight Outta the Suburbs

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $8.64.

24. A Crayola light-up tracing pad, perfect for young artists who want to learn how to draw their favorite characters but aren't quite skilled enough to freehand them.

Amazon

The tracing pad comes with the light-up board, 10 tracing sheets, 10 blank sheets, a graphite pencil, and 12 short colored pencils. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Don't forget the AA batteries!

Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for our 6-year-old. Our son immediately used the tracing pad as soon as he opened the box. As a mom who cannot draw, this item comes very handy because I don't have to trace on my computer, LOL. Now my son can do his own tracing. It came with drawings that he actually traced and choices of clothes and accessories to draw on the character. This tracing pad is absolutely not just for the kids but also for the kid at heart." —Samproad11

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.73+ (available in five colors).

25. A safe wooden knife for any budding chefs who have outgrown their plastic play kitchen and want to get a bit more hands on with cooking.

Kids hands holding the wooden
JUstenbois / Etsy

Justenbois is a small business based in Canada that sells handmade tableware from maple wood.

Promising review: "My 4-year-old grandson cooks with me but moves too fast for a real knife. He made an entire salad with this brilliant, beautifully made knife. Fit his hands and he was a whiz right away using it because of the smart design. Every child should have one. Shipping was fast. Packaging was great." —graceannemchugh

Shipping info: Orders typically ship within five to eight days.

Get it from Justenbois on Etsy for $16.62.

26. A Minecraft pickaxe that'll transform into a sword before your child's very eyes — talk about serious holiday magic!

Amazon

Recommended for ages 6–10.

Promising review: "Bought this for my son's 9th birthday and it is a huge hit! It is easy for him to switch between pickaxe and sword, and there are some soft edges so he can bang it around and not hurt anything. He has been playing with it nonstop since I gave it to him, and even keeps it with him in bed at night! Great product!" —stephmowery

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

27. A geode-breaking activity from National Geographic that'll give you and your kids an excuse to pick up a hammer and smash rocks in half. The best part? The cracked-open rocks will reveal stunning crystal centers you can learn about together.

a model holding the national geographic geode book
a reviewer's rocks cracked in half to reveal the crystals inside

Promising review: "We bought this for our boys who are 4.5. They loved the goggles and the magnifying glass that came with the kit. Breaking open the rock was a little more difficult than I thought. My boys definitely couldn't do it. You will also need to make sure you have a hammer and chisel to break them open. The rocks we got looked very different, which is great! One was black on the outside and one was a creamy white brown color and the insides were very different as well. The lighter-colored one was also much easier to open. The rocks are so much prettier in person and they really sparkle in the sun. It comes with a nice picture book as well. Great activity! Definitely recommend!" —Martin

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two styles).

28. A knit animal hat and scarf for any animal lover — it'll be a great winter accessory that'll also double as a dress-up option during playtime.

child model in grey scarf and hat with pointed animal ears
Amazon

These cuddly accessories are recommended for ages 3–10.

Promising review: "My 3-year-old will not wear a hat, so I bought this hoping he would agree to wear it during our cold winter months. Not only did he agree to wear it, he won’t take it off! He loves it! It’s held up very well over the last year. Nice quality!" —k Blaylock

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 21 designs).

29. Villainous, a must-have for all Disney fans who typically prefer the likes of Maleficent, Ursula, and Jafar. Hope your tyke's got their evil laugh prepared.

the villainous board game
Amazon

A round of this game is typically 50 minutes and is recommended for kids 10 and up.

Promising review: "I love board games, particularly more adventurous and more adult ones, but getting my wife to play them with me is like pulling teeth. This one is very easy to learn but a challenge to master, which makes it accessible for those who are casual board gamers but enjoyable for the more hardcore enthusiast. Each playthrough is different depending on what characters each player chooses, the strategy they apply, and the random draw of the cards. Can't wait until they release expansions with new villains." —Phil

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

30. A flying LED disco ball that might just become the light of your, ahem, I mean your kid's life. No dance party would be complete without it!

This toy is ideal for kids 8 and up.

Promising review: "My kids love this flying glow ball! It’s easy to control, just keep your hand underneath and it will hover right over. I would only use indoors as we took outside and it flew over our neighbor’s fence! A little bit of wind is not good for this toy! Luckily we got it back, however learned our lesson to keep inside. It looks beautiful when it’s flying as the colors illuminate on the ceiling! Very cool in the dark too! Great price and a lot of fun!" —Brian "SpookYouLaterz" Lubecki

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $9.96.

31. A Bluetooth-powered The Polar Express train from Lionel can truly bring the spirit of Christmas into their home and leave them wide-eyed and filled with joy as they watch it circle around their tree.

the train
Target

I have this train and cannot wait to set it up — it looks just like the one from the film (which is one of my all-time favorite holiday movies). It has a working headlight, puffing smoke, can go forward and reverse, has a real working whistle and bell, and plays clips of sound from the movie. I can only imagine how proud Tom Hanks would be to see this in anyone's home.

Shipping info: Most packages will deliver within one to two days of the estimated delivery date. If you are a Red Card member you will receive free two-day shipping. Check out details on all holiday shipping information here.

Get it from Target for $369.99.

32. Or a wooden stacking train little ones will love using as building blocks and you will enjoy displaying in their room as decor.

an orange and gray circus-themed train block set
Coco Village

This fun train comes with stacking pieces and characters for kiddos 18 months and up to play with. If you're in the mood to gift something more *festive* there is also a holiday-themed train! I'm planning to give this to my best friend's baby for Christmas and can't wait. Added bonus? Coco Village is a small business founded by actual parents that have a goal of providing families with premium quality toys.

Shipping info: Orders will typically ship within 7 to 10 business days.

Get it from Coco Village for $59.99.

33. A Stomp Rocket, capable of launching up to 200 feet, to keep your kids busy and remind them to *literally* shoot for the stars.

a group of kids watching as one of the kids jumps on the stomping portion of the rocket to send it into the air
Amazon

The set comes with a stomp launcher and four foam rockets. It's recommended for ages 5 and up.

Promising review: "Bought for my 3-year-old nephew but became great outdoor fun for the whole family. 3-year-old loved it and could stomp and jump on the launcher without problem, sending the 'rocket' into the sky about 20 feet. The adults didn't hold back after a few trials and the toy held up to the heavy feet and launched the rockets extremely high, not 200 feet, but more like 75–100. Very fun trying to catch them on their way down too! Soft nerf and lightweight plastic made the toy safe and fun." —Brandy

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

34. A Razor scooter that'll remind you of your own childhood as you watch your kiddo scoot around for hours.

buzzfeed editor riding the scooter in her apartment
a child on a pink scooter
Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

I got reacquainted with a Razor scooter a few years ago (see above) and have been smiling ever since — seriously. I'm very accident-prone so pretty much everyone in my life begged me not to get on this bad boy, but I was determined to relive the fun of my childhood. Mission accomplished — it's SO fun. The bigger wheels make for a smooth ride and, honestly, it was quite a workout! I'd suggested snagging a helmet for your little one.

Promising review: "My 10-year-old daughter got an electric scooter for Christmas last year. This year she wanted a manual one. We live in New England. Have had a relatively mild winter so far, but she has kept the scooter inside. All three of my kids ride it in circles around our first floor! (My oldest is 16.5!) BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER! It was very inexpensive, but its rugged. Well made. Can't believe they are all getting so much use/fun out of such a simple toy. I will actually miss it when they have to take it outside. (Once it goes outside, it stays outside!) GREAT scooter!!" —Heather Adamson

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $29.92+ (available in eight colors and with or without a wheelie bar).

35. A 4-in-1 play set complete with an oven, a blender, a toaster, and a stand mixer your mini-me will freak out over once they realize they can "cook" alongside you each morning.

two children playing with all the kitchen toys
Amazon / Red Toolbox’s Stanley Jr

In addition to the appliances noted above, this set also comes with an array of fun food items, a frying pan, and a mug! Each appliance has a set of buttons that can be interacted with. It also comes with 7 AA batteries so it's all ready to go as soon as you open it! It's recommended for kids ages 4 and up.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

36. Indoor scavenger hunt tokens you can count on to keep your little ones busy during cold winter days — TBH, I'd have a blast tackling this myself as an adult!

a pile of wooden circular tokens with different clues written on them
LetsMakeFunStuff / Etsy

LetsMakeFunStuff is a small business that primarily sells mini stamps. Each token has three clues on it and can easily be reused time and time again!

Shipping info: Orders are typically shipped within five to eight days.

Get a set of 30 from LetsMakeFunStuff on Etsy for $16.99.

37. A Yoto audio player kids will squeal with delight over — it'll allow them to pop in cards on their own and experience songs, stories, fun sounds, and special messages from their loved ones!

a reviewer's yoto device with various yoto cards
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It also has a built-in customizable clock and nightlight. It is recommended for kids ages 3–8. The starter pack comes with the audio player (obviously) and seven exciting cards. However, you can continue to buy other fun cards like this Pixar set filled with stories from their favorite characters.

Promising review: "I honestly can’t say when I’ve last been as impressed with a device as I am this one. My husband is an engineer and usually picky with his praise, but he can’t stop talking about how amazing our new Yoto is. Our almost 4-year-old is able to navigate through all of the different features with little help from us. She listens to either stories before bed, or the built in radio station. Then once she’s tired she flips it over and uses the night light. If she ever forgets we can just control things through the app without having to go into her room. I can see this aging really well as she grows, as many of the books are ones that I read well into my youth." —WS

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $109.98.

38. A Color Reveal Barbie I honestly would consider buying for myself — it's *that* cool. Your little one will dip the doll (and its various accessories) into water and watch as she magically changes color!

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This Barbie set comes with four mystery bags of accessories in addition to the doll — all of which change color! This toy is recommended for kids ages 3 and up.

Promising review: "A big hit with my daughter!! The initial reveal is so great and vibrant with the doll diving into the water and it gets so murky you can’t see the doll until she pops out of the water. Very satisfying. She loves that it comes with a wig for the doll and that the dolls plastic head hair color changes in water. All around great gift." —Gia Ross

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $30.40+ (available in three series).

39. And Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain for the Nintendo Switch, a must-have game for the kid in your life who is gives off serious know-it-all vibes. This game will let them challenge other players in mental activities. Learning actually can be fun!

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I tried the free demo for this game and it was seriously fun. It seems like it'll be a great way to expand kids' knowledge on a ton of topics and critical thinking while also giving them a chance to kick their parents' butts. It has an "E for everyone" rating, so the whole fam can play. The game comes out on December 3rd, but you can preorder it now. The digital code will be delivered via email as soon as it's released. 

Shipping info (for the physical copy): Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available as a physical copy or a digital code).

Kids trying to sneak a peek at what they're getting for Christmas like:

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