They say it’s better to give than to receive. Anyone who has seen a kid rip open a present to reveal what they’ve been wanting all holiday season knows this is certainly true. That’s why every year adults go on a mission to find the best toys and gifts for kids to make that moment happen.
To help you find the perfect gifts for the kids in your life, we’ve covered every category, from educational options that are so fun they won’t realize they’re learning to LEGOs and more. In other words, every kid on your nice list will be taken care of for the 2021 holidays. These great gifts for kids will be in heavy rotation long after the tree has been taken down.
Take a look at our list below!
Bluey My Size Bluey Stuffed Plush
Super popular for the holidays, this Bluey plush toy is great for children 3 years of age and up. At 32 inches, it’s soft, cuddly, and sure to become for child’s go-to plushie. This one goes in and out of stock, so be sure to check back often for availability.
5 Surprise Mini Brands Mystery Capsule
Who doesn’t love surprises? Any kid will be delighted to receive this 5 Surprise mini mystery capsule on Christmas morning. Each capsule in this set of two holds five surprises from highly recognizable brands. They make for great stocking stuffers or gifts for the children in your life.
What’s better than a great holiday gift? 25-holiday gifts! Behind every door of this charming LOL Surprise 2021 Advent Calendar is a present, including omes with plenty of fashionable clothes, colorful shoes, and doll accessories. You can gift it early so they can enjoy the countdown to Christmas. That’s why this is one of the best gifts for kids.
Disney+ should come as no surprise in terms of Christmas gifts for kids in 2020. If they don’t already have it, Disney+ will truly change the way your kiddos experience their favorite television series and movies. Disney+ has everything. And we mean everything. Think about each and every childhood Disney classic you even watched as a kid. Miss ’em? Well, they have ’em. So, not only will this gift be an excellent option for your kids, but you’ll get some use out of it too.
LEGO Hogwarts Wizard’s Chess
Harry Potter and LEGO fans are sure to love this Hogwarts Chess Set. It comes with 876 pieces that you can build and play a game of chess with friends and family. Geared for ages 10 and up, this is sure to be at the top on many wishlists this year.
Basic Fun Cutetitos Pizzaitos
Surprise, surprise! Shock your kid with a surprise “burrito” enclosed stuffed animal straight from Cutetitos. These adorable toys are wrapped up to surprise kids opening up their toy each time. This time around, these burritos are actually “pizzaitos,” so each individual toy is wrapped in a pizza pie for an extra cheesy surprise. There are a ton of different possibilities wrapped inside, too, from puppies to kitties to chickens and even narwhals!
Play-Doh Star Wars BB-8 and R2-D2
Suddenly the galaxy far, far away is a lot closer when you gift this Star Wars Play-Doh set. The kit comes with a BB-8 figure, R2-D2 figure and three cans of Play-Doh. Best of all, R2-D2 has a removable mold so kids can build their very own C-3PO, making the trio of favorite androids complete. BB-8 features six stampers in iconic Star Wars shapes, plus they can blast Play-Doh lasers from the side of BB-8, making the options for play endless.
All-new Fire HD 10 Kids tablet
There’s no way you trust your kid with your iPad, right? So, why do you keep giving it to them? Get your kids a tablet of their own with the all-new Fire HD 10 kids edition tablet. With your purchase, your kids will get one free year of Amazon Kids+. This included subscription gives your kids access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney and more. How’s that for a gift?
Radio Flyer Ultimate Go-Kart
The Radio Flyer Go Kart offers up to 8 mph of speed offering tons of fun for children between 3 and 8 years of age. It adjusts as your child grows and has a seat belt for added safety.
Hasbro Gaming Scrabble Disney Junior Edition Board Game
Take family game night up a notch with this Disney spin on the classic Scrabble board game. Kids ages five and up can get in on the fun with the junior edition. Favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, The Puppy Dog Pals and Mira adorn the board. One side has a letter matching game for younger children while the other side lets more advanced players come up with their own words in a crossword-style game.
Fingerlings 2Tone Monkey
Looking for a fun stocking stuffer? You can’t hate on Fingerlings when you had, like, eight Tomagatchis yourself when you were a child. These adorable finger-holding creatures come in a variety of different types, like monkeys, sloths, pandas and even raptors. Fingerlings are the newest mechanical interactive toy kids are obsessing over — and for good reason. They respond to sound, motion, touch and will even blow you kisses back if you do. They love to react!
Educational Insights Circuit Explorer Deluxe Base Station
So many gifts nowadays are meant to not only provide tons of playtime but massive educational lessons we never got when we were children. A shame for us, but cool as all hell for our kids. Help your kids learn STEM with this super-fun base station toy meant for the face of Mars. Follow the symbols as they light up and connect circuitry to put this bad boy together properly. This gift is tons of fun and will help your tyke learn a lot!
Jasonwell Aqua Magic Doodle Mat
Multiply the fun your kids have with arts and crafts by 100 with this massive doodle mat made for your floor or wall. This massive mat is 40 x 32 inches, giving your kids tons of room to draw and draw and draw. This mat magically cleans off with just a little bit of water, meaning there’s no mess to be made in the slightest! When playtime’s over, simply fold it up and throw it in the closet for later use.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit
Aspiring paleontologists won’t be able to get enough of this Mega Fossil Dig Kit by National Geographic. Kids will dig — pun intended — that they’re digging for real fossils that are millions of years old, including dinosaurs, sharks, brachiopods, mosasaurs and ammonites. They’ll feel like real paleontologists as they use a chisel, brush and magnifying glass on their excavations. The kit comes with a 16-page Fossil Learning Guide to teach them about the way fossils are formed and how to identify each one.
Kidzone DIY Race #00-99 6V Bumper Car
Let’s get movin’ and groovin’! Kidzone’s race bumper cars bring the carnival to your own backyard with a tough build for hitting and bumping into whatever your kid wants. It’s an electric, fully rechargeable toy that’s easy to operate. Talk with the other parents in the neighborhood and suggest that all of you should buy this for a fun little bumper car backyard party. There are so many colors to choose from, so be sure to snag your tyke’s favorite.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Any kid that’s into gaming is going to love Nintendo’s brand new Switch OLED console. This upgraded version boasts a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen and an adjustable stand for flexible viewing angles. It comes with 64 gigabytes of storage and enhanced speakers for both handheld and tabletop modes.
Unfortunately, the year’s hottest console is sold out almost everywhere. It’s currently only available from third-party sellers at retailers like Amazon and Walmart — for about $150 more than the retail price.
MGA Entertainment Little Tikes Easy Score Soccer Set
If you’ve been trying to get the whole family to play in the backyard, this soccer set for children will do the trick while helping future World Cup players perfect their moves. The child-sized set is perfect for teaching them the rules of the game while improving their coordination and fine motor skills. Constructed of heavy-duty metal, the goal can be flipped over to adjust the height of the net, so it grows with them. It’s easy to disassemble to store or carry to the park. The set includes one goal with a net, one soccer ball and one pump.
Segway C8 Kids Electric Kick Scooter
Your kid is going to love zipping around the park or neighborhood on this Segway C8 Kids’ Electric Kick Scooter. It offers three riding modes, perfect for children between 6 and 12 and goes up to 10 MPH.
Osmo Coding Starter Kit for iPad
Future coders need to start learning the tricks of the trade, which is what makes this brainy yet fun pick one of the best educational gifts for kids. They won’t even realize they’re learning because they’ll be having so much fun! Though they’ll need an iPad, WiFi isn’t necessary to play the game, which is designed for ages five to 10+. They’ll use hands-on physical blocks and coding commands to solve puzzles to control the character Awbie solo or with a group, so they can learn teamwork, too.
Hess 2021 Cargo Plane and Jet
The Hess Truck’s back and this time it’s … a plane?! Ever since 1964, buying these each holiday season has been a tradition for families around the world. This year, Hess has introduced a cargo plane and jet combo that’s perfect for kids to play with on Christmas day.