Be a gift-giving hero to a kid in your life.
Let’s face it, the holidays are all about kids. Oh, the most magical time of year, when gifts materialize out of thin air over night while you sleep. As wonderful as it is for the kids, finding the best gifts for kids isn’t exactly filled with sugar-plum delights. That’s why we’re helping you plan the perfect holiday for any kid with our guide to the best holiday gifts for kids, no matter which holiday or holidays you celebrate.
The Best Nerf Gifts for Kids
Kids love to battle it out with high-velocity foam darts, so consider one of the following Nerf toys for your 2018 gift giving needs.
Nerf Thunderhawk AccuStrike Mega Toy Blaster
This thing is so cool, I think I might grab one. For my kids, of course. Definitely not as a gift for me, an appreciator of Nerf blasters. This might be the ultimate gift for the Nerf-obsessed kid in your life.
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The Best Barbie Gifts for Kids
Barbie is one of the most iconic toy lines of all time, and its remained relevant and successful for so long thanks to its willingness to adapt to meet the needs of modern society.
The Barbie DreamHouse is the house built with all of Barbie’s hard work. She’s a doctor, you know. That’s how she can afford such a glamorous and satisfying lifestyle.
Try one of these other Barbie gifts:
LEGO Gifts for Kids
It’s hard to find a kid who doesn’t enjoy LEGO toys. Heck, there are plenty of adults, myself included, who love following directions and snapping those bricks together. For the most part, kids will put the kit together once and then use the parts and pieces to build their own creations, but there’s no law requiring it. Let kids be free with their imagination with one of these awesome LEGO gifts.
LEGO City Heavy Cargo Transport
The beauty of LEGO City is how well the individual kits stand up on their own as fun toys. Get a bunch of them and start building a LEGO metropolis with the kids on your gift list this year.
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control
The LEGO Mindstorms kit is one of the best LEGO gifts you can give. For-real science people use this kit to learn programming, robotics, and more.
Here are even more of the best LEGO gifts for kids:
The Best Video Game and Tech Gifts for Kids
Kids these days are living out the futuristic dream we all thought we’d be living in 1997. They have robots, virtual reality, and Star Trek-like computers they can hold in their tiny little kid hands. Plus video games are awesome now. Kids can play the sort of complex simulations no computer on Earth could have run when we were young. Here are some of the best video game and tech gifts for kids this year.
Nintendo Switch: Fortnite – Double Helix Bundle
Fortnite is a huge deal right now. It’s more than huge, it’s a cultural touchstone. When today’s kids are in their 20s, they’ll look back with wistful nostalgia on the good old days of Fortnite and YouTube.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! + Poké Ball Plus Pack
Pokemon is another game that’s kind of a big deal for kids. But its allure extends to adults, too, since Pokemon has been around for so long and remains delightful.
Here are some more video game gifts for kids ideas:
Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet is a great tablet to give as a tech gift for kids, because its ruggedized and has everything a kid could want in a tablet. You can tie it to an Amazon Prime account and let kids stream everything available on Prime Video, or just let them use YouTube, which is what kids really want.
Anki Cozmo Robot
This adorable little robot moves around and plays games with a companion app, but it’s more than just a fancy remote-controlled toy. It has personality and teaches kids about the joy of robot ownership.
Ravensburger Gravitrax Starter Set
This is a very cool DIY toy that teaches kids about magnets and gravity and all sorts of other laws of nature. It’s high time toys started teaching kids about gravity, since gravity is all over the place. I’m standing in some gravity right now, as a matter of fact.
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More of the Best Kids Toy Gift Ideas
Play-Doh 10-Pack, Assorted Colors
With a hypnotic smell and unappetizing flavor, Play-Doh makes a great gift for kids. What kid doesn’t enjoy smashing around with some hyper-colored modeling compound?
No one knows what lies inside. It’s a complete and utter mystery. The only clue we have is there is almost certainly a Hatchimal in there. But which one? Let kids enjoy the thrill of games of chance with Hatchimals Mystery toys.
L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll
Another surprise toy, the L.O.L. Surprise Glam Glitter Series gift is another way to introduce children to random numbers. Seriously, kids love tearing into surprises, making the L.O.L Surprise gift a sure-fire hit.
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