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The 50 Top-Rated Gifts for Kids on Every Child’s Holiday Wish List

The holiday season is a wonder to children, and that’s just one of the reasons that gift-giving is so much fun. Few things are better in life than watching the wide-eyed excitement on children’s faces as they open up a gift to discover that it’s that one item they’ve been dreaming of. But as adults, we tend to get a bit out of touch with the younger generation, and the hot gift lists of today look drastically different than they did when we were young – and that means that buying gifts for kids can be a bit of a challenge.

To help you sort through the maze of must-have holiday gifts this year, we’ve rounded up a list of 50 top-rated toys, games, and other gifts kids are sure to love – from time-tested classics to updated toys of old, the newest and most innovative on every kid’s wish list this year, and more. Our picks are listed below in alphabetical order for easy reference, complete with current Amazon ratings (current as of this writing) and all the features that make each item a must-buy this holiday season.

1. ALEX Toys Artist Studio Super Art Table with Paper Roll

Current Rating: 4.6

ALEX Toys Artist Studio Super Art Table with Paper Roll

If you have a budding artist on your hands, a kid who loves to create, or a child in need of constructive activities to pass the time, this studio art table is just the ticket. With a paper roll for seemingly endless creativity, this table has all the cups, bins, and everything a child needs for an artistic escape.

Key Features:

  • Made of sturdy wood with durable plastic cups
  • Table, 2 benches, and 100-foot hanging paper roll
  • Canvas storage bin
  • Recommended for kids age 6 and older

Cost: Est. $160

2. Anki Cozmo

Current Rating: 4.4

Anki Cozmo

A robot with an evolving personality that develops more fully as your child interacts with it, the Cozmo robot is a fun, engaging toy. It has an Explorer Mode, allowing your child to see the world from the robot’s perspective, and a Code Lab for new and budding coders to unlock their imaginations.

Key Features: 

  • Comes with 3 power cubes and 1 charger
  • Free Cozmo app that works with iOS and Android devices
  • Equipped with Artificial Intelligence
  • Can express hundreds of emotions
  • 8 years and up

Cost: Est. $180

3. Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages

Current Rating: 4.5

Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages

This is the perfect guide for introducing a child to the world of art and creative expression. With 52 creative adventures on a variety of pursuits, your child will experience hours of fun and learning by working through the projects in this book. Structured in weekly lessons that can be explored again and again, this is a perfect choice for families wanting to spend more quality time together.

Key Features: 

  • Encourages the artist to develop their own style
  • Weekly lessons; 52 projects in all
  • Perfect gift for spending quality time with your child
  • Ages 8 to 12 years; grade level 3 to 7

Cost: Est. $16

4. Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet

Current Rating: 4.1

Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet

A hybrid between a modern-day clipboard and an Etch-a-Sketch, the Boogie Board is a reusable tablet perfect for drawing, doodling, jotting notes, and much more. With a touch of a button, you can erase images to start fresh with a clean slate.

Key Features: 

  • 1/8″ thick
  • 8.5-inch writing tablet
  • Fits easily into a backpack, tote bag, etc.
  • Sealed 3V watch battery provides 50k+ erase cycles
  • Stylus/magnet set and cleaning cloth included
  • Multiple color options

Cost: Est. $25

5. Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

Current Rating: 4.4

Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

The Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad comes in pink and blue options with girl- or boy-themed illustrations, featuring a bright LED light that illuminates drawings for easier tracing. This makes a great gift for a child between the ages of 6 and 10 who enjoys drawing.

Key Features: 

  • 1 graphite pencil and 12 short colored pencils included
  • 10 tracing sheets and 10 blank sheets
  • More than 100 different images to create countless combinations
  • Paper-locking frame holds paper in place

Cost: Est. $25

6. Creative QT EXTRA LARGE Stuff ‘n Sit

Current Rating: 4.9

Creative QT EXTRA LARGE Stuff 'n Sit

If your child’s bedroom is overflowing with stuffed animals, out-of-season clothes, or other items, the Creative QT Stuff ‘n Sit is the perfect solution. Essentially an outer shell of a bean bag, you fill the bag with stuffed animals or other items to turn it into a comfy seat – while keeping all that clutter out of sight.

Key Features: 

  • Several patterns available
  • Made of durable cotton canvas
  • Holds approximately 100 stuffed animals (depending on size)
  • 38″ diameter seam-to-seam
  • Smaller Large size available (27″ diameter)

Cost: Est. $35

7. Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Baking Star Edition

Current Rating: 4.2

Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Baking Star Edition

It’s true: the Easy-Bake Oven from decades past still exists – and it’s still a popular holiday gift item for the child who wants to emulate mom or dad in the kitchen. But, today’s version has a fresh, modern look, and it doesn’t require those pesky light bulbs; instead, it’s electric.

Key Features: 

  • Includes oven, baking pan, pan tool, chocolate brownie mix, vanilla frosting mix, rainbow sugar crystals, and instructions
  • Mixes may contain allergens
  • Works with any Ultimate Oven refill mixes
  • Electric – no light bulbs needed
  • 8 years and up

Cost: Est. $45

8. Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

Current Rating: 4.7

Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

If you’re looking for a wholesome activity that’s both fun and educational, The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game might just fit the bill. An active game for preschoolers, players help friendly squirrels find acorns to stash away for the winter.

Key Features: 

  • Spin the spinner and pick up the matching acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, placing it in your log
  • The first player to collect 5 acorns wins
  • Designed to teach kids about colors
  • No reading required
  • Ages 36 months – 7 years

Cost: Est. $15 (game & book combo: Est. $28)

9. Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

Current Rating: 4.8

Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

The perfect STEM gift, the Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Discovery Kit teaches children how electricity works through a variety of projects in which they design and build working electrical circuits. This kit includes more than 30 parts and instructions for more than 100 projects, ensuring hours of engaging educational activity. SmartLab Toys makes a similar option with everything needed to build countless games and gadgets.

Key Features: 

  • For ages 7+
  • Multiple award-winning product
  • Build working models of a photo sensor, a flashing light, and an adjustable-volume siren
  • No tools required
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (sold separately)

Cost: Est. $20

10. Everest Toys Crazy Forts

Current Rating: 4.3

Everest Toys Crazy Forts

What’s cooler than a fort? A glow-in-the-dark fort, of course! This complete fort kit has 69 pieces and glow in the dark balls that glow for hours – all you need to add are bed sheets to ensure hours of fort-building fun.

Key Features: 

  • Easy-to-build fort kit
  • Just add bed sheets
  • Balls connect the sticks and glow in the dark
  • Build a variety of configurations
  • 44 sticks and 25 glow-in-the-dark balls included
  • Ages 5 – 15 years

Cost: Est. $50

11. EzyRoller Classic Ride On

Current Rating: 4.7

EzyRoller Classic Ride On

This cool sit-down scooter glides smoothly across sidewalks, playgrounds, and more. With no pedals and a comfortable seat, your child will enjoy this for years – in fact, it’s safe for kids from age 4 all the way to 14, and supports up to 150 pounds.

Key Features:

  • Multiple color options: red, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, black, and yellow
  • Foot bar; no pedals
  • Comes with 2 steel extensions to expand as your child grows
  • Frame is 28”-39” long, 17. 6” wide, 13. 5” tall
  • Weighs 12.8 pounds
  • Ages 4 – 14, up to 150 pounds

Cost: Est. $100

12. Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper

Current Rating: 4.2

Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper

A unique instrument for play, the Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper is a concave board equipped with sturdy silicone suction cups on the bottom. Kids can rock it, roll it, sit or stand in it, while the suction cups make a “pop! pop!” sound as they’re pulled from the floor and pop back down. There are endless ways to play with this toy; how your kids use it is limited only by their imagination.

Key Features: 

  • 8″ x 11.5″ x 7.5″
  • Ages 3+
  • Supports up to 110 pounds
  • Handles on ends for easy stability
  • Promotes balance, coordination, and creativity

Cost: Est. $37

13. Flip Zee Girls Zana Very Berry Strawberry Sweet and Cuddly 2-in-1 Plush Doll

Current Rating: 4.5

Flip Zee Girls Zana Very Berry Strawberry Sweet and Cuddly 2-in-1 Plush Doll

The Flip Zee Girls plush dolls might just end up being one of the most-wished-for items on many little girls’ wish lists this holiday season. Two dolls in one, they convert from a baby to a big girl with the flip of a swaddle or bonnet, and they come in a variety of variations – in addition to the Zana Very Berry Strawberry version (pictured), you can choose from Zara Happy Flower, Zandy Candy Sweet, Zabrina Ballerina, and more.

Key Features: 

  • Baby and big-girl doll in one
  • Colorful, soft, and cuddly
  • Many dolls available to collect
  • 3 years and up

Cost: Est. $35

14. FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon

Current Rating: 4.6

FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon

This adorable dragon responds to your child’s touch with more than 50 sound and motion combinations. And, your child can even feed him with his color-changing treat. Fill his tank with water, and he’ll breathe a flame-colored mist – and he burps, too! So much interactive fun for kids age 4 and older.

Key Features:

  • 50+ sound/motion combinations
  • Responds to touch
  • Breathes flame-colored mist
  • Touch his nose for fun responses
  • Includes pet, color-change treat, water-filling crystal, filter and instruction

Cost: Est. $80

15. Googly Eyes Game

Current Rating: 4.5

Googly Eyes Game

The perfect family game for families with kids age 7 and up, the Googly Eyes Game is sure to have you laughing for days. It’s a family drawing game, but here’s the catch: you’ll need to draw while wearing crazy, vision-altering glasses! Get it alone or in a bundle with the Pie Face Showdown game.

Key Features: 

  • Simple rules
  • Fast to play
  • Goggles make it challenging to see and draw
  • Get your team to guess what you’re drawing before time runs out

Cost: Est. $20

16. Hasbro Monopoly Gamer

Current Rating: 4.4

Hasbro Monopoly Gamer

Monopoly is a time-tested board game, but it’s known for much more than just the standard Monopoly edition these days. You’ve probably heard of Cat-Opoly and Dogopoly, for instance, but have you heard of Monopoly Gamer? This game features the characters your kids know and love from their favorite video games, and if you’re looking to expand your family game night repertoire, Monopoly Gamer might just be the ticket to draw your kids away from the video games for an evening of family fun.

Key Features: 

  • Coins instead of Monopoly money
  • Features Nintendo Super Mario characters
  • Power-up die activates special abilities
  • Battle legendary “Bosses”

Cost: Est. $20

17. Hatchimals Glittering Garden – Hatching Egg and Interactive Shimmering Draggle by Spin Master

Current Rating: 4.3

Hatchimals Glittering Garden - Hatching Egg and Interactive Shimmering Draggle by Spin Master

You probably remember the Hatchimals craze of the 2016 holiday season – parents were paying hundreds of dollars to score a single Hatchimal after stores all over the country (and online) sold out of the must-have item. Well, Hatchimals are still going strong. These adorable furry creatures hatch from inside their egg with your child’s help, and then your child raises it through three different life stages, teaching it to talk and walk, dance, play, and more. This particular product includes the Penguala Hatchimal, although several variations are available.

Key Features: 

  • Requires 2 AA batteries (included)
  • For kids age 5+
  • 1 Hatchimal Glittering Garden, 1 instruction booklet, and 1 reference guide included
  • Interactive toy that hatches and interacts with your child

Cost: Est. $80

18. Haywire Group Worry Eaters “Schnulli”, Large

Current Rating: 4.7

Haywire Group Worry Eaters "Schnulli", Large

Haywire Group’s Worry Eaters may seem like an ordinary stuffed animal, but these innovative toys are so much more. If you have a child with anxiety, a worrier, or a kid who stresses out over school and social interactions, the Worry Eater is the perfect holiday gift. As their name suggests, Worry Eaters “eat worries.” Your child can simply write down or draw their worry or fear, tuck it inside the Worry Eater’s zippered mouth pouch, and let their Worry Eater pal handle their worries for them.

Key Features:

  • Safe place for kids to share worries
  • Super soft plush
  • Unique, eye-catching designs
  • Encourages healthy communication between adults and children
  • Kids learn healthy coping skills
  • Small or large
  • Multiple characters available

Cost: 

  • Small: Est. $13
  • Large: Est. $16

19. Heart to Heart Kids Floor Pillow Fold Out Lounger Fabric Cover

Current Rating: 4.5

Heart to Heart Kids Floor Pillow Fold Out Lounger Fabric Cover

If your child enjoys lounging around in their bedroom with friends, they’re probably in need of seating – but a futon or couch may not be practical space-wise. Enter the Heart to Heart Kids Floor Pillow Fold Out Lounger Fabric Cover. Fill the queen size version with standard- or queen-size pillows, or opt for the king size version, which fits king-size pillows (not included). It becomes a comfortable, fold out lounger for reading, watching TV, or chatting with friends.

Key Features:

  • Several patterns available
  • Easier to maneuver than an inflatable mattress
  • Machine-washable
  • Fits 5 pillows
  • Queen Size measures 26” W x 88”L
  • King Size measures 32″ W X 88″ L

Cost:  

  • Queen: Est. $24
  • King: Est. $25

20. K&Company Smash Folio

Current Rating: 4.5

K&Company Smash Folio

A personal journal and scrapbook with an embossed clipboard cover and accompanying pen/glue stick combo, this is the perfect gift for the child who enjoys journaling, writing, or simply documenting their fun adventures with friends, and it comes in a variety of styles to suit your child’s personality.

Key Features: 

  • Journal with pen/glue stick combo
  • Multiple colors/designs
  • 7-3/4″ by 10-1/4″
  • 40 pages

Cost: Est. $9

21. Kahootz Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit (50th Anniversary Edition)

Current Rating: 4.5

Kahootz Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit (50th Anniversary Edition)

You remember Spirographs, right? Well, the Super Spirograph Kit comes with twice as many gears as the original, and unique arcs that your child can snap together to make an endless number of configurations and colorful patterns.

Key Features:

  • Includes a gold-colored metal 50th anniversary commemorative Spirograph gear
  • Spiro-putty, 3 pens, 2 pads of paper and instructions
  • Inspired by the original 1965 Spirograph
  • Ages 8 and up

Cost: Est. $26

22. Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper

Current Rating: 4.4

Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper

This pogo jumper is fun for all ages, from 3 to 100, and supports up to 250 pounds. It’s a great gift for younger kids, promoting hand-eye coordination and dexterity, and it’s perfect for year-round play.

Key Features:

  • Helps to strengthen core muscles
  • Suitable for ages 3 to 100
  • Supports up to 250 pounds
  • Comfortable handles and a soft, squishy base
  • Squeaks as your child jumps

Cost: Est. $15

23. KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit

Current Rating: 4.6

KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit

What kid doesn’t want to make their own movie? With the KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit, they can explore stop-motion animation with their own LEGO creations and LEGO characters they love.

Key Features: 

  • Free apps for tablets and phones
  • Make a movie in as little as one hour
  • Includes an 80-page book
  • Ages 8 and up

Cost: Est. $18

24. K’NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set

Current Rating: 4.7

K’NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set

With 486 brightly-colored, individual parts, your child will spend hours of time assembling this Swing Ride set from K’NEX. With step-by-step instructions, your child can easily create a fully-functional swing ride model while getting some valuable STEM education, as well.

Key Features:

  • Designed for kids age 8+
  • Great for working together with others
  • 3 hands-on engineering experiments included
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)

Cost: Est. $40

25. LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696

Current Rating: 4.7

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696

If your child is a LEGO fan, your home is likely plagued by partially-constructed sets, and you’ve probably experienced the frustration of missing parts at least a time or two. The LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box is the perfect gift for the LEGO-loving kid. Not only can he replace some of those missing parts from other sets, but he can also stretch the limits of his creativity by creating his very own LEGO inventions.

Key Features: 

  • Range of LEGO bricks in 35 colors
  • Includes 18 tires and 18 wheel rims
  • Green 8cm x 16cm baseplate, window with frame, and 3 sets of eyes
  • Handy plastic storage box
  • Great for ages 4-99

Cost: Est. $28

26. Lulu Jr. Illustory Book Making Kit

Current Rating: 4.6

Lulu Illustory

 

Have an aspiring author on your hands? The Lulu Jr. Illustory is a gift they’ll cherish forever. With it, a child can create, write, and illustrate their own premium-size hardcover book. If a kid on your holiday shopping list is a comic lover, consider the Lulu Jr. My Comic Book Making Kit.

Key Features: 

  • Prints as 8.5″ x 11″
  • Multicolor
  • Includes: quick-start guide, online tools and hardcover book delivered free
  • Kit includes: ready-to-use book pages, markers, postage-paid envelope and instructions

Cost: Est. $30

27. Nintendo Switch – Neon Blue and Red Joy-Con

Current Rating: 4.5

 Nintendo Switch - Neon Blue and Red Joy-Con

The latest craze in the gaming world, the Nintendo Switch is sure to find its way onto many a child’s holiday wish list this year. The cool thing about this gaming console is that it’s both a portable and TV-connected gaming system in-one: simply detach it from the dock to take it with you for on-the-go entertainment.

Key Features: 

  • Play alone or together, even in portable mode
  • Includes Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and 2 Joy-Con strap accessories
  • 1 Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Switch AC adapter also included
  • 1 player can have a Joy-Con in each hand; 2 players each have 1 Joy-Con

Cost: Est. $300

28. Obol – The Original Never Soggy Cereal Bowl

Current Rating: 4.7

Obol - The Original Never Soggy Cereal Bowl

If your kid wastes tons of cereal because it gets soggy after a few minutes in milk, this is the solution you’ve been waiting for – and a great gift that’s actually useful.

Key Features:

  • Built-in grip with deep sides to reduce spills
  • BPA-free
  • Keeps cereal crisp
  • Made in the USA
  • 2 sizes (Medium, Large)
  • 3 colors: white, red, and blue

Cost: 

  • Medium (single serving): Est. $15
  • Large (double serving): Est. $19

29. Osmo Genius Kit

Current Rating: 4.7

Osmo Genius Kit

If you’re looking for a gift for a child who already has an iPad, and you’re hoping to foster some productive, educational use of screen time, the Osmo Genius Kit makes the perfect gift. The Genius Kit turns an ordinary iPad into a hands-on, engaging learning tool, featuring activities that foster skill development in math, spelling, problem solving, creative thinking, and more.

Key Features: 

  • 5 award-winning games included
  • Encourages visual thinking (Tangram), problem solving (Newton), and creative drawing skills (Masterpiece)
  • Best for kids age 5 to 12
  • Comes with Osmo base and playing pieces
  • Requires an iPad to play

Cost: Est. $100

30. Pinblock Starter Pack ”Space” 400 pc Building Blocks

Current Rating: 4.5

Pinblock Starter Pack ''Space'' 400 pc Building Blocks

If you’re looking for an innovative new twist on traditional building blocks, the Pinblocks might be just what you’re looking for. This starter pack includes everything your child needs to build a spaceship, but they can create so much more, as well. Or, opt for this princess-themed kit for blocks in colors like pink, light green, and blue.

Key Features: 

  • Includes 400 pieces (7 colors), 3 in 1 project book, and online tutorial videos
  • Innovative single rounded shape
  • No lost pieces and won’t stab you when you step on them
  • Infinite creative possibilities

Cost: Est. $20

31. Popular Playthings Playstix Deluxe Set

Current Rating: 4.4

Popular Playthings Playstix Deluxe Set

With Playstix, the number of creations your child can build are limited only by her imagination. This 211-piece set even includes a molded building base for easily transporting their creations from one room to another to show them off.

Key Features: 

  • Includes 196 Playstix pieces, 6 small wheels, 8 large wheels, Building Base, and 50-page Idea Booklet
  • 211 pieces
  • Ages 4 and up

Cost: Est. $47

32. Ravensburger Bugs in the Kitchen – Children’s Board Game

Current Rating: 4.6

Ravensburger Bugs in the Kitchen - Children's Board Game

This fun children’s board game is the perfect activity for a rainy afternoon or anytime fun. The premise is that there are bugs in the kitchen (uh oh!) and it’s up to the players to create a path to trap the bugs.

Key Features:

  • 2-4 players
  • Includes a special edition HEXBUG Nano
  • 24 movable utensils, 18 bug tokens, 1 die, and instructions
  • 15 minutes to play

Cost: Est. $23

33. Razor A Kick Scooter

Current Rating: 4.7

Razor A Kick Scooter

An original kick scooter, the Razor A Kick Scooter is made of sturdy, aircraft-grade aluminum with a patented t-tube and neck design that folds conveniently for transport. If you’re shopping for a younger child, consider the Micro Kickboard Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter, which is the highest-rated scooter for kids age 3 to 5.

Key Features: 

  • Ages 5 and up
  • Supports up to 143pounds
  • 98 mm inline-style urethane wheels with ABEC 5 bearings
  • Patented rear fender brake for Quick stops
  • 7 color options

Cost: Est. $28

34. Seedling Parker: Your Augmented Reality Bear for Toddlers Ages 3-6 Learning Kit

Current Rating: 4.6

Seedling Parker: Your Augmented Reality Bear for Toddlers Ages 3-6 Learning Kit

Who says augmented reality is just for older kids? With Seedling Parker’s Augmented Reality Bear, toddlers between the age of 3 and 6 can enjoy the experience of augmented reality, too.

Key Features: 

  • Creates an interactive world of doctor play
  • No batteries, Wi-Fi, or camera required
  • Kids become Parker’s doctor and help treat his ailments
  • Use your mobile device to examine Parker’s bones, soothe a scratchy throat, and more

Cost: Est. $60

35. Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Current Rating: 4.6

Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Featuring 21 sewing projects kids age 5 and older can enjoy, Sewing School offers illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions and cut-out patterns so beginning sewers can complete their projects with ease.

Key Features: 

  • 21 fun sewing projects
  • Ages 5+
  • Instructions for pillows, pot holders, blankets, and more
  • No sewing machine required (simple hand-stitching projects)
  • 144 pages

Cost: Est. $12

36. Simon Electronic Memory Game

Current Rating: 4.2

Simon Electronic Memory Game

Who doesn’t enjoy a good game of Simon Says? Now, your child can play an electronic version of the game anytime, anywhere (well, within reason) with Simon Electronic Memory Game. Not only is it highly entertaining, it’s a great challenge for your memory, as well.

Key Features: 

  • Play 3 different games
  • Remember the sequence the colors light up
  • Replicate the sequence by tapping the buttons

Cost: Est. $19

37. Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Current Rating: 4.4

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

The Star Wars craze is still going strong through holiday season 2017, making this Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid a surefire hit for any kid who can’t get enough Star Wars.

Key Features: 

  • App-enabled droid
  • Bluetooth Smart connection allows Gyroscopic propulsion to a 30m range
  • Compatible with the Force Band for control via gestures
  • Adaptive Personality and view holographic recordings with free iOS and Android apps
  • Suitable for kids 8-14 years old

Cost: Est. $70

38. Spooner Boards Freestyle

Current Rating: 4.3

Spooner Boards Freestyle

Designed with beginners in mind, the Spooner Boards Freestyle is suitable for kids age 3 and older. A child can simulate spins, twists, wobbles, slides, and much more with this fun board.

Key Features: 

  • Popular with school physical education departments
  • Durable construction
  • Entertaining, safe, and active
  • Ages 3+

Cost: Est. $45

39. Spy Gear – Night Goggles

Current Rating: 4.3

Spy Gear - Night Goggles

Maybe it’s the mystery or the intrigue – for whatever reason, nearly every child seems to go through a spy-obsessed phase. Whether your child likes to play elaborate games pretending they’re an exclusive spy or just likes the idea of being able to obtain secret information, the Spy Gear Night Goggles will certainly add to the fun.

Key Features: 

  • See in the dark
  • Blue tinted lenses with bright LED lights
  • Foldout scope and 2X magnifying lens
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Ages 6+

Cost: Est. $15

40. Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber

Current Rating: 4.7

Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber

Oh, and about that Star Wars craze – what kid wouldn’t enjoy having their very own Jedi Master Lightsaber, Star Wars fan or not? This elaborate lightsaber set looks realistic, and it even produces authentic-sounding lights and sounds.

Key Features: 

  • Includes Lightsaber and 2 Lightdaggers
  • 2 elbow connectors, cross connector, dual connector, and expansion hilt included
  • Customizable set with accessories
  • Simulates classic lights and sounds

Cost: Est. $26

41. Talkie by Toymail: Hank a Dino

Current Rating: 4.0

Talkie by Toymail: Hank a Dino

This innovative toy isn’t really a toy – it’s more like a walkie talkie with a modern twist. While your kids use the plush toy, you’ll use a mobile app to communicate with them from a distance, without actually buying them a phone. Brilliant!

Key Features: 

  • Send and receive messages using the easy-to-use Toymail app
  • Can store up to 5 Wi-Fi networks
  • Create your Trusted Circle to stay in touch with parents, grandparents and friends
  • Can even use it to wake up your child in the morning before school

Cost: Est. $45

42. Teddy Ruxpin

Current Rating: 4.0

Teddy Ruxpin

This list just wouldn’t be complete if we failed to discuss the toy that everyone’s talking about this holiday season. Yes, it’s true: Teddy Ruxpin is back, reimagined! The classic toy you remember from your childhood can now be a part of your child’s life, too. With color LCD eyes and more than 40 animations, Teddy Ruxpin is more advanced than ever.

Key Features:

  • 40+ animations
  • 2 modes of play (with or without free app)
  • Animatronic mouth moves with Teddy’s speech
  • Read and sing along with the free app

Cost: Est. $120

43. Tegu Magbot Magnetic Wooden Block Set

Current Rating: 4.3

Tegu Magbot Magnetic Wooden Block Set

Suitable for children 12 months of age and up, Tegu Magbot Magnetic Wooden Block Set offers endless creative opportunities. This set is fully compatible with all other Tegu Magnetic Blocks, so it’s an expandable collection, plus it’s totally safe (non-toxic, no small parts, etc.) and enhances your child’s development over time through pattern recognition, enhanced fine motor skills, balance, and more.

Key Features:

  • Simple, heirloom-quality toy
  • No lead, no plastic, non-toxic, water-based lacquer finish, no small parts
  • Supports child development over time through play
  • Magbot includes 9 blocks in 6 shapes
  • Expand with additional sets
  • 12 months and up

Cost: Est. $30

44. USAopoly Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle A Cooperative Deck Building Game

Current Rating: 4.7

USAopoly Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle A Cooperative Deck Building Game

The Harry Potter series is tremendously popular among kids and pre-teens, and this cooperative deck building game lets kids get in on the wizarding action and bring it to life. Kids can play as their favorite characters and help to defend the wizarding world from evil forces.

Key Features:

  • Gain influence to master powerful spells
  • Recruit allies and uncover magical items
  • 140+ cards to enhance your abilities
  • 7 successive game adventures
  • 11 years and up

Cost: Est. $42

45. VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set

Current Rating: 4.8

VIAHART Interlocking Discs

 

Another twist on traditional building blocks structures, the VIAHART Brain Flakes feature interlocking plastic discs that have been tested for safety, and they click together easily, making them suitable for kids age 3 and older.

Key Features: 

  • Each disc measures 1.3″
  • More than 500 pieces
  • Idea booklet with instructions
  • Suitable for ages 3+

Cost: Est. $20

46. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

Current Rating: 4.4

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

If there’s a child on your holiday shopping list who is envious of your smartwatch, why not get them their very own? It comes in purple, blue, or your choice of two special Star Wars-themed watches (of course), or you can also get it in pink from a different seller.

Key Features: 

  • 3 fun activities, 5 games, 3 action challenges, and a motion sensor
  • Takes pictures and video
  • Calendar and calculator
  • 50+ clock face designs
  • Splash- and sweat-proof
  • USB cable for uploading photos & charging
  • Age 4-9 years

Cost: Est. $35

47. Wonder Forge Journey Through Time Eye Found It! Game

Current Rating: 4.6

Wonder Forge Journey Through Time Eye Found It! Game

This hidden picture game will take your family on a journey through eight historic eras, encouraging cooperation and teammwork. It also builds observation skills and attention to detail, object identification, and matching skills, making it an educational and engaging game the whole family will enjoy.

Key Features: 

  • Work as a team of historians, scientists, and adventurers
  • Solve the world’s greatest mysteries
  • Travel through and learn about historic eras
  • Age 36 months – 15 years

Cost: Est. $16

48. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

Current Rating: 4.3

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

One of the coolest gadgets for kids in 2017, the Wonder Workshop Dash Robot – suitable for kids age 6 and older – is a real robot that interacts with your child and the world around it. It comes with hundreds of exciting coding adventures and projects available in the accompanying mobile apps. Extend it further by purchasing the Wonder Pack, which includes the Dash Robot plus the Dot Robot and other accessories.

Key Features: 

  • Apps feature built-in challenge tutorials
  • Comes fully assembled
  • No batteries required
  • Comes with USB charging cable and 2 Building Brick Connectors to extend play with LEGO and LEGO Technic compatible bricks
  • Award-winning product

Cost:

  • Dash Robot: Est. $150
  • Wonder Pack: Est. $280

49. WowWee Robotic Enhanced Vehicles (R.E.V)

Current Rating: 4.2

WowWee Robotic Enhanced Vehicles (R.E.V)

Remote-controlled cars used to be all the rage, but they’re so yesterday – that is, compared to today’s more advanced RC cars and other gadgets. WowWee Robotic Enhanced Vehicles includes two cars, controllable with a smart device (tablet or smartphone), and you can play in single mode or against others. Or, opt for the R.E.V. Air set, which includes a car and a drone for true ground-to-air combat.

Key Features: 

  • Battle a series of A.I. Characters that can drive, think and fight all by themselves
  • In multiplayer mode, play against multiple human- or A.I.-controlled cars at once
  • Up to 16 players can enter the same game at one time
  • Team battles, free-for-alls, and other modes
  • Works on surfaces like carpet, hardwood, and tile

Cost:

  • R.E.V.: Est. $40
  • R.E.V. Air: Est. $43

50. Zikke 3D Pen No Mess Non-Toxic – Zikke 3D Doodler Drawing Printing Pen

Current Rating: 4.9

Zikke 3D Pen No Mess Non-Toxic - Zikke 3D Doodler Drawing Printing Pen

You’ve heard of 3D printing, but how about 3D drawing? With the Zikke 3D Pen, your child can create 3D, multi-layer artwork limited only by her imagination. It’s light and slim, making it easier for kids to handle, and it’s non-toxic and mess-free – a win-win for both child and parents!

Key Features: 

  • Automatic shutdown if it hasn’t been used in 5 minutes
  • Ready to use in 30 seconds
  • Compatible with both 1.75mm non-toxic ABS & PLA Filament
  • Improves spatial thinking skills
  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Ages 6 years and up

Cost: Est. $28

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