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Don't let the fact that Christmas is less than 20 days away send you into a panic spiral. Instead, make it an excuse to get your Holiday shopping underway—especially since we have gift ideas for all the kids on your list. Whether you're shopping for toddlers or teens, we've found just the right items to bring them joy. Shopping for a baby? We've got a whole separate list of ideas for them.
From the hottest new toys out this year to old favorites from years past, we tested everything to ensure that every item on our list is something kids will actually want. These are the best gifts for kids of 2020, according to Reviewed.
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1. For kids who love to read: A monthly book subscription
Encourage your child's love of reading with a book club subscription from Bookroo. Recommended for kids from newborn to age 10, Bookroo delivers hand-picked books right to your door every month. Choose the appropriate club for your particular kid—board books, picture books, or chapter books—and get ready to explore a whole new world of children's literature.
2. For kids who are learning to count: A talking cookie jar
Want to raise a math whiz? Start your baby on the path to counting with the Learning Journey Counting Cookie Jar. The adorable red cookie jar comes with 10 chocolate chip "cookies" and two different modes of play that introduce counting and numbers (plus it has a really funny little voice). A great choice for babies as young as 6 months, this cookie jar will keep them laughing—and learning—until about age 2.
3. For kids who are crawling: Pull-back vehicles
Many of the toys marketed to pre-walkers are really boring, but not so this set of Melissa & Doug Pull-Back Vehicles. What makes these soft cars and trucks so fun is that you can rev-up the wheels and race them around the house. The set includes a school bus, car, fire truck, and police car, and our executive editor TJ Donegan is a fan because they go fast, don't make a lot of noise, and don't damage walls or furniture.
4. For kids who are beginning builders: A big bag of giant blocks
Building blocks are a great way to encourage small motor coordination, but classic wooden blocks can be heavy for little hands. Mega Blocks are made from colorful, lightweight plastic, and can be clicked together to build tall towers and other structures. This set includes 80 blocks—some with curved shapes—as well as a zippered bag for easy clean-up and storage.
5. For kids who miss the playground: Their very own ball pit
If you've spent any time at indoor playgrounds you know that the ball pit is the hot spot for the toddler set, but it's also a cess pool of germs. You can create your very own— less germy—version at home with a Play Tent and Pop-up ball pit. Toddlers and pre-walkers will love exploring the two tunnels, and it comes with a carrying case so you can fold it up and store it when not in use. One thing worth noting: The balls have to be purchased separately and come in batches of 200.
6. For toddlers who need a ride: Silly Skaters Unicorn
If they're too young for a scooter, but they still want to ride on something, get them an inflatable, rollerskating unicorn! Toddlers will love cruising along on this toy, especially since it has motion-activated LED wheels that light up as they move. Parents will love that it can be deflated and easily stored when not in use.
7. For toddlers who are sporty: An indoor bowling set
The long winter months can be torture for kids who prefer life on the sports field. Keep your tiny sports fan entertained during snow days with an Indoor Bowling Set. The pins and ball are made out of rubber, so you won't have to suffer through the cacophony of crashing bowling pins, and it comes with a pin set-up template as well as a see-through plastic backpack so the game can easily be transported out to the lawn once the weather turns.
8. For tiny gardeners: Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen
Every kid should have a play kitchen, and Fisher-Price is taking it to the next level this year with one that also includes a pretend garden. Toddlers and preschoolers will love "planting" their garden, gathering eggs, and mixing up smoothies in the kitchen—all while they learn important concepts like numbers, shapes, and the alphabet.
9. For busy toddlers: A Lovevery Play Kit subscription
Looking for the perfect gift for the toddler in your life? Look no further than Lovevery Play Kits. The popular baby brand makes fantastic subscription kits for little ones, and it's full of high-quality toys that are sure to engage any toddler's senes.
10. For better imaginative play: A 3-D play carpet
No space for a train table? Get them a 3-D play carpet instead! Designed by an architect (who is also a mom), the colorful carpets come in five different designs—mini city, beach house, farm, playhouse, and traffic—and four different sizes. Kids will love steering the wooden vehicles through the streets, and parents will love that the carpets can be rolled up and stored when not in use.
11. For kids who love to play dress up: A box of whimsical rings
As any kid who likes to dress up will tell you, one can never have too many accessories. Give them the gift of a whole set of cute and colorful rings to take their imaginary play to the next level. The rings are adjustable to fit fingers of all different sizes.
12. For beginning readers: Alphabet robots
Learning to read and spell can be fun—especially if your child has a set of Alpha-Bots. With just a few twists and turns, the large plastic upper-case letters easily transform into action-figure robots. Ideal for children ages 3 to 5, the Alpha-Bots are a great way for kids to learn while they play.
13. For cool imaginary play: An ice cream set
Take their imaginative play to a delicious new level with the Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter. The self-contained set has everything your children need to run their very own scoop shop, including eight different flavors of ice cream, six toppings, two cones, a cup, ice cream scooper, tongs, wooden spoon, and even six pretend $1 bills. We've had this set for years and it still engages my 7-year-old for long periods of play.
14. For kids who like stuffed animals: Cutetitos Pizzaitos
My kids have been obsessed with Cutetitos every since they first saw them, and the newest version, Pizzaitos, is no exception. The cute and cuddly small stuffed animals come wrapped in their very own blankets that look like slices of pizza. There's a surprise elements as well: The packaging hides what's inside, so they never know which one they're going to get.
15. For screen free entertainment: A box that tells them stories
Toniebox was invented by two dads who wanted to find a way to engage kids _without_ putting them in front of a screen. Pair the colorful little gadget with "Tonies"—magnetic pieces that kids can connect to their box and that sing songs and tell stories. Kids can also record their own stories and songs through the companion app, and then play them back to themselves on their Toniebox. The best part about the Toniebox? Kids can operate it without any adult assistance. My kids love theirs, and I'll often find them curled up in a chair listening to stories and songs (instead of zoned out on a tablet).
16. For kids who love fairies: A flying Pixie
Hatchimals have been topping Christmas gift lists for several years, but their newest toy, Crystal Flyers, is the coolest one yet. Open up the giant Hatchimals Pixie crystal to discover a delicate fairy that flies through the air. Essentially a pixie-shaped drone, the Crystal Flyers charge with a USB cord and kids can easily control her flying with a simple movement of their hand.
17. For kids who love a surprise: A doll that blooms
Blume dolls are cute little dolls with big heads of hair that grow out of their flower pots when kids water them. The newest entry to the Blume universe is the Skyrocket Rainbow Sparkle Surprise that includes three glittery Blume dolls plus a rainbow that rains. The rainbow can be re-used again and again, and the flower pots can be repurposed to hold mini plants.
18. For an alternative to Play-Doh: Mixy Squish
Kids who love to play with clay will enjoy Mixy Squish. The colorful modeling compound can be shaped and air dried so that kids can make keepsake creations. The deluxe pack comes with 12 colors plus fun mix-ins like glitter and rainbow foam balls so that kids can take their clay creations to the next level.
19. For a fun family game: A funny guessing game
Hedbanz Junior is quite honestly one of the best games to play with kids. It moves quickly so no one gets bored, and it almost always ends with someone laughing really hard. We got it as a gift several years ago and it's still one of our favorites. For somewhat older kids, try the regular—harder—version that has objects of all types, as opposed to just animals.
20. For kids who are iPad addicts: Smarter screen time
Osmo blends digital games with a physical component for a very cool, interactive experience. The Osmo Genius Starter Kit comes with everything your child needs in order to play five different mind-bending games, including Tangram, Masterpiece, and Newton. My kids love playing Tangrams, and I appreciate that it's not just mindless screen time.
21. For kids who love dolls: Mealtime Magic Mia
If there's a child on your list who loves to play with dolls, they'll flip over this newest interactive version. Mealtime Magic Ma has a moving tongue, blinking eyes, and she responds vocally to whatever "food" she gets fed with a "yuck" or a "yum." Kids will love watching the spoon light up with different food colors, and they'll get a kick out of her reactions.
22. For kids who love nature: A classic pair of binoculars
Kids who are curious about birds, bees, and the natural world will appreciate the gift of a pair of binoculars designed just for them. These lightweight, colorful binoculars are easy for kids to use, and come with a neck strap so they won't get dropped too often. Pair them with a bird sticker book and see how many feathered friends they can identify.
23. For kids who love to build: A toy with endless possibilities
Kids who love to build and create will love the ZOOB Mind-Building Modeling System. What sets ZOOBs apart from other building toys is that the pieces include gears, axels and joints that snap together, thereby enabling kids to move and rotate whatever it is that they build. ZOOBs have been a favorite toy in our house for years, and we're planning to add to our collection this holiday season with a Creepy Glow Creatures add-on set.
24. For kids who want an alternative to LEGOs: A rollercoaster they can build
K'nex has always been a great choice for kids who love to build, but the Dragon's Revenge Thrill Coaster is another level of engineering fun. Budding engineers can build their very own working roller coaster that features a drawbridge entrance, a light-up coaster car, and a ferocious dragon that flaps its wings. Best for ages 9 and up, this K'nex creation will provide thrills—and entertainment—for hours on end.
25. For kids who like STEM projects: A gravity-powered marble run
Science-minded kids ages 8 and up will go gaga over GraviTrax, a super cool kit that enables them to design and build their own marble runs. There are no electronics here, just plain old science in the form of gravity, magnetism, and kinetics. Kids will spend hours designing different track systems to discover which is the fastest. The starter kit includes over 100 pieces and 18 different construction elements, including junctions and a magnetic cannon. Additional add-on sets can be purchased to create even longer marble runs, and make great gifts for future birthdays and holidays.
26. For kids who are budding shutterbugs: A digital camera
Encourage their love for photography with our favorite digital camera for kids, the Olumpus Tough TG-6. This super durable camera has loads of features to make their photos pop, and it can even be used underwater.
27. For kids who are little speed demons: A virtual way to race cars
Even Hot Wheels has gone digital this year, with their new "id" line. Kids can scan their cars—and race them—using the Hot Wheels id digital app. The app tracks car performance and enables kids to adjust their track design accordingly. This set includes everything they need to get started, plus two exclusive Hot Wheels id cars.
28. For kids who love to cook: A way to learn new recipes
If you want to encourage their love of cooking, sign them up for an eat2explore subscription. The monthly themed kits deliver three recipes, some ingredients, and a kitchen tool right to their front door. Kids master valuable cooking skills and even learn to try new foods when they cook by themselves—and parents will enjoy letting someone else do the cooking for once.
29. For kids who are competitive: A top-rated Nerf gun
Give your kid the competitive advantage with one of our favorite Nerf guns, the Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike. Whether they like to shoot targets or battle it out with their friends, the Tri-Strike will give them the winning advantage—and it's tons of fun. Both of my kids gave this one high marks, and the adults on our staff loved it too.
30. For screen lovers: A kid-friendly tablet
The Amazon Fire 8 Kids edition is our favorite tablet for kids, thanks to how easy it is to set-up and use. It also comes with plenty of pre-installed apps and videos so that you won't be forced to spend your entire Holiday break downloading—and purchasing—a boat load of games for your kid.The Fire 8 HD Kids Edition also comes with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which provides access to more than 13,000 age-appropriate games, apps, videos and books.
31. For kids who love music: A portable speaker
The teens on your shopping list will appreciate the gift of a great portable speaker so that they can take their tunes with them anywhere. The Anker Soundcore2 offers outstanding sound quality, it comes in a variety of colors, and it's even partially waterproof so it can likely survive whatever shenanigans your teen gets themselves into.
32. For kids who like projects: Kiwi Crate
A subscription to Kiwi Crate is the gift that keeps on giving long after the excitement of the Holidays has waned. Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, Kiwi has a box that's designed just for them. While pre-readers will need some adult assistance to follow the directions, the projects included in each box are fun, creative, and educational. My kids loved their recent human body-themed Kiwi crate, and editor-in-chief David Kender's son is also a fan.
33. For family game night: A fun new board game
Looking for a new contender for your favorite board game? Bugs in the Kitchen is loads of fun for all ages. Guide the battery operated bug into your "trap" by strategically adjusting the utensil maze. The fast-moving game is entertaining for children ages 5 and up, and once it's set-up doesn't require any reading so that kids can even play it by themselves.
34. For kids who like to act: Places Please! theater box
If you have a budding thespian on your Christmas list, you'll definitely want to send them a Places Please! theater box. Each themed box comes with everything they need to put on their very own play, including costumes, acting exercises, and ideas for plot.
35. For kids on the go: Our favorite scooter
Scooters are always a popular holiday gift, but if you're not sure which one to buy, we've taken the guesswork out of choosing the best scooter. Our kid testers all agree that the Micro Maxi is the perfect scooter for first time riders. Not only does it come in a variety of colors, but it's easy to use and super fun to ride—plus it has awesome light-up wheels.
36. For kids who love to craft: A gel jewelry kit
For a mess-free craft that kids will love, look no further than the Jelli Rez jewelry kit. It's super easy to use and makes cute, sparkly jewelry and accessories that kids will want to wear over and over. Our kid testers really enjoyed making their own bracelets and hair clips, plus the affordable price point makes this a great stocking stuffer.
37. For kids who are curious: A Little Global Citizens subscription
Bring the world to their doorstep with a subscription to Little Global Citizens. The best subscription kit for kids we've tested this year, Little Global Citizens sends bi-monthly boxes of crafts, activities, and books all tied to learning about a different country. Travel to Kenya, Egypt, India, or Peru without leaving the comfort of home.
38. For the "Cobra Kai" fan: Ninja Bots
Ride the wave of the Netflix sensation "Cobra Kai" and give them the gift of their very own ninjas—Ninja Bots, to be exact. The petite little robots fight to the death with silly weapons like a spatula and a boot on a rope. Kids can train their Ninja Bots with simple hand movements, and the more they train the better—and more fun—the Ninja Bots get.
39. For the kid who wants to learn code: The Root coding robot
Learning to code doesn't have to be complicated, especially if they have the Root coding robot. Download the companion app and they'll quickly master putting together sequences of code to make the Root do things like draw pictures, sing songs, and walk up a wall.
40. For kids who dream of stardom: Their own microphone
If the kid in your life dreams of one day performing on "America's Got Talent," why not encourage their aspirations with a wireless microphone? The Bonaok pairs wirelessly with Bluetooth so they can perform their best karaoke songs right at home. It also comes in a variety of bright and metallic hues so they can have one in their favorite color.
41. For kids with pierced ears: A monthly earring subscription
If you're looking to buy less stuff this Holiday season, give them something they'll use (and love): An earring subscription from Rowan. Each month they'll receive a new pair of whimsical hand designed earrings that they can wear again and again. Available in either sterling silver or gold vermeil, this is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
42. For kids who prefer games of skill: Break In Alcatraz
Older kids will love this game about a jailbreak at one of the world's most famous prisons. Players have to solve puzzles in order to peel back layers of the game board, and once they've gotten into the prison—and freed their inmate friends—they have to get back out again in order to win the game.
43. For kids who are celeb obsessed: A personal message from their favorite star
Give them a truly unforgettable gift: a personalized Cameo from their favorite celebrity. Whether it's a sports star or a YouTuber, you can order up a video made just for them with Cameo. There are thousands of personalities to choose from, and the price per video varies.
44. For kids who want this year's hottest toy: An Instagram-famous doll
Qai Qai, the doll companion of Olympia Ohanian (Serena Williams' daughter), has a hilarious Instagram account—and 152,000 followers. Until just a few days ago, Qai Qai was a one-of-a-kind doll, but now all kids can enjoy her adorable face and antics in real life at their own home. Who knows what she'll get up to this Holiday season.
45. For kids who love art: A Museum Tour playset
Bring the art museum home with cityspots Museum Tour playset. The incredibly fun and creative sets come in either a "classics" or "modernist" edition, and include a pack of magnets featuring famous paintings that you may (or may not) recognize. Also included is a colorful board book with age-appropriate facts about each artist, as well as two wooden figurines who act as docents. It's a great way for kids—and parents—to learn about art (especially if your local museum is closed due to COVID).
46. For kids who like getting mail: A magazine subscription
Give them the gift of their very own monthly magazine subscription. No matter where their interests lie, there's an age-appropriate magazine that's just right. My animal-loving 7-year-old looks forward to getting Ranger Rick every month, and his sister is a big fan of Highlights for kids.
47. For kids who are collectors: Bright Fairy Friends
Bright Fairy Friends are adorable little dolls who arrive in their very own twinkling fairy jar. Each doll has light up wings, and they come with six different fairy surprises like glitter jars and hair clips. You never know which BFF you're going to get, which means kids will definitely want to collect them all.
48. For kids who love competition: Gel Blaster Surge
If your kid is already a fan of Nerf guns, they'll absolutely flip for the new Gel Blaster Surge. Similar to a paint gun—but far less messy—the Gel Blaster Surge shoots non-toxic, biodegradable gel pellets that evaporate on contact. The Gel Blaster comes with safety glasses, extra gel pellets, and accessories so kids can change the color of their gun from orange to blue. The Gel Blaster is insanely fun, but be warned: the pellets do sting if you get shot.
49. For kids who like slime: Collins Key Fake Food Mystery Wheel
If your kids like slime and are fans of the Collins Key show on YouTube, they'll love this new game. The Collins Key Fake Food Mystery Wheel comes with everything they need to create fake food out of slime—and enjoy a little healthy competition while they're at it. Players spin the wheel and compete to see who can create the most realistic looking food from whichever three types of slime are hidden inside the wheel. It's gross, silly, and lots of fun.
50. For kids who are fans of Bluey: A Bluey Family Home Playset
Bluey is quite possibly the most charming show on TV these days. If the kids on your gift list are big Bluey fans (like we are) they'll love the new Bluey Family Home Playset. The house features moveable furniture, a large wall panel that turns into an outdoor patio, and an adorable Bluey figurine for hours of fun.
51. For kids who want to travel the world: The Amazing Adventures of Aya and Pete books
For beginning readers who are curious about the world, you can't beat The Amazing Adventures of Aya and Pete books. The colorful hardcover books feature Aya and her pet sloth, Pete, as they travel the world and learn about different famous landmarks. The stories are charming, and everyone will fall in love with Aya and Pete.
52. For kids who like art (and parents who hate mess): Paint by Pom Pom
For a unique art project without the mess, give the gift of Paint by Pom Pom. Kids will love creating colorful and cute artworks made entirely out of Pom Poms. Each kit comes with everything the need to make their very own mess-free masterpiece.
53. For kids who love the farmer's market: Little Dutch Market Stall
If you've been looking for kids toys that are aesthetically pleasing, look no further than Scandiborn. The gorgeous wooden toys are durable and beautiful. This little market stall comes with everything a child needs to imagine a thriving farm-to-table business.
54. For kids who are in preschool: A Sago Mini subscription
If there's a preschooler on your gift list, a Sago Mini subscription is just the right gift. The monthly subscription boxes include three Montessori-inspired activities designed just for them, as well as collectible Sago Mini figures.
55. For kids who are artistic: ArtSnacks for Kids
Encourage the artistically-inclined kids on your shopping list with an ArtSnacks for Kids box. Each box includes full-size premium art supplies, a palette for their paints, high-quality papers and a link to an instructional video taught by the founder of the company, an artist herself.
56. For kids who love to clean: Let's Play House! Dust! Sweep! Mop!
Put them to work helping you clean while they have fun, with Melissa & Doug's Dust! Sweep! Mop! set. The wooden set includes a broom, mop, and duster so they have all the tools they need to do a thorough job.
57. For kids who are sports lovers: Blitz Champz card game
Got a football lover who needs to work on their math skills? Blitz Champz is the answer. This fun-for-the-whole-family card game teaches strategy and reinforces math skills.
58. For kids who love space: Interactive Constellation and World Globe
Bring the night sky right into their room with USA Toyz 3-in-1 Interactive Constellation and World Globe. During the day, kids can learn about geography on this colorful large globe, and at night simply plug it in and see the night sky come to life on the ceiling of their room. Spin the globe to watch the constellations change based on location.
59. For kids who love The Mandalorian: Baby Yoda Lip Balm
Kids who are fans of Star Wars: The Mandalorian—and specifically Baby Yoda—will be thrilled to receive a pack of lip balm tubes all sporting the adorable face of Baby Yoda himself. With eight different flavors based on the hit show, this is a stocking stuffer that kids of all ages will enjoy.
60. For kids who are into self care: Dabble & Dollop Bath Bomb Droplets
Everyone loves a relaxing bath at the end of a long day, and kids are no exception. Take their bath time to the next level with a set of Dabble & Dollop's Bath Bomb Droplets. Each box contains 12 bath bombs in four different scents—strawberry, tangerine, honeydew and vanilla—so kids can mix up a fizzy bath with their own custom scent blend.
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