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63 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids and Toddlers

Hunting for the smartest, cutest, newest toys for your children? The search is over. We’ve rounded up the best holiday gifts for toddlers, preschoolers and big kids.
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December 17, 2021
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It’s that time of year again—holiday shopping! (Ho, ho, ho.) At this stage, you most likely have some experience sourcing the best holiday gifts for baby—but shopping for tots is a whole different ball game. Between the ages of 1 and 3, toddlers hit some major developmental milestones and begin to form a strong sense of their likes and dislikes (phew, no pressure!). Overwhelmed by endless toy options? To keep the holiday cheer afloat, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and curated the latest and greatest toddler Christmas gifts for girls and boys. But if you have an older child, don’t worry: Big kids will have no problem telling you what they want to see under the tree on December 25. Of course, it’s always handy to have some extra options in your back pocket. That’s why we’ve selected the very best Christmas gifts for kids over the age of 3 too.

Now, finding the perfect holiday presents won’t call for making a list and checking it twice. Get ready to call your holiday shopping a wrap, so you can finally relax and be your jolly, festive self again. Shopping for the whole family? Check out our holiday gift guides for parents and grandparents to find the best grownup presents to give this year.

Best Toddler Christmas Gifts: Ages 1 to 3

Your little angel isn’t a baby anymore, but isn’t exactly a big kid, either. So what Christmas toys are best for this in-between stage that will thrill and delight (and even boost development)? We’ve figured it out for you. From musical instruments and bath toys to giftable subscription services, here are the top Christmas gifts for toddler boys and girls.

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KiwiCo Panda and Koala Crate Subscription Boxes

For toddler Christmas gifts that keep coming all year round, sign up for a toy subscription. KiwiCo’s bi-monthly boxes are packed with fun, educational toys and projects designed to promote the development of essential math, language and cognitive skills. Plus, each box includes tips on how to continue to use the products as your child grows. Kick things off with the Panda Crate for 0- to 2-year-olds or advance to the Koala Crate if your child is 2- to 4-years-old.

Age: 0- to 4-years-old

Buy it: Starting at $18 per crate, KiwiCo.com

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I See Me! A Christmas Dream for Me Gift Set

Books make great Christmas gifts for kids of any age—but they’re particularly good for a toddler with an ever-expanding vocabulary. This personalized storybook is a lyrical lullaby that features a magical sugarplum fairy who waves her wand to spread festive cheer. Better yet, this set includes a cute, plush polar bear for your kiddo to cuddle.

Age: 0- to 6-years-old

Buy it: $45, Maisonette.com

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Boon Jellies Suction Cup Bath Toys

This year, toddler Christmas toys are headed to the bath! These translucent jellyfish suction to the tile, tub and even each other. ‘Nuff said.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $13, Walmart.com

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Lily & River Little Surfer

This seemingly simple piece of wood can be a surfboard, a bridge, a slide or a mountain—there’s no limit to your little one’s imagination. When standing, sitting or sliding on the board, toddlers will improve their balance and strength too, making this one of the best Christmas gift ideas for kids to work on their gross motor skills.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $130, TheTot.com

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Finn + Emma Macrame Swing

If you want a break from the deluge of plastic Christmas toys for toddlers, consider this chic, bohemian swing. Handcrafted by artisans in India, the macrame swing can be used indoors or outdoors, and is suitable for infants and toddlers up to 40 pounds.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $99, FinnandEmma.com

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LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Learning new words has never been more fun. Guided by pals Turtle, Tiger and Monkey, kids can broaden their vocabulary by touching the words on the pages to hear them spoken aloud, along with exciting sound effects and fun facts. Bonus: The words and songs can be heard in both English and Spanish, making it one of the best toddler Christmas gifts for bilingual families.

Age: 18 months to 4-years-old

Buy it: $20, Amazon.com

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Prince Lionheart Wheely Mouse

If you put this on your little one’s wish list, be prepared for the grandmas to duke it out over who gets to buy it. A truly wow-worthy toy, it’s at the pinnacle of top toddler Christmas gifts. Multi-directional casters roll in all directions, so it’s easy for kids to work on gross motor skills and balance. Plus, the cushioned, comfy body of this mini mouse can be wiped clean.

Age: 18 months+

Buy it: $60, buybuyBABY.com

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Balu Organics Large Velvet Ball Pit with 400 Balls

If you’re stuck inside and searching for Christmas gifts for kids that they’ll play with daily, look no further than a ball pit. We love the soft organic fabric and neutral color scheme of this one (you can choose the ball colors!), so that it doesn’t look completely out of place in your living room.

Age: 7 months+

Buy it: $329, TheTot.com

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Green Toys Wagon Indoor/Outdoor Toy in Orange

If you have a few small Christmas toys stashed away, but are still looking for a big present to place under the tree, this may well be it. The wagon is the perfect size and shape for toddlers and preschoolers to pull along by the rope handle. Plus, it’s supremely sturdy.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $20, Walmart.com

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LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

All the kids will be screaming for ice cream this holiday season, thanks to this sweet play cart. Toddlers can use the magic scooper to create tasty sundaes, all the while learning the names of colors, flavors and toppings and how to count to 10. The cart even has wheels, so kids can take their burgeoning ice cream business on the go (and work their gross motor skills as they push). Hooray for educational Christmas toys for toddlers!

Age: 2- to 5-years-old

Buy it: $40, buybuyBABY.com

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Learning Resources Smart Snacks Number Pops

Among our best toddler Christmas gift ideas, consider this the perfect multi-purpose toy. It’ll give little ones practice counting and recognizing numbers and colors. Each pop shows a number of dots, while the cover shows the numeral and color. Plus, as your tot slides the covers on and off, their fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination get a mini-workout too.

Age: 18 months+

Buy it: $28, Kohls.com

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HABA Symphony Croc Music Band Set

Toddler Christmas gifts that are music to the ears? Found! Your little one’s first music class is in session. This all-in-one crocodile instrument includes a drum, metallophone, guiro wooden block and bell. It comes with two mallets, making it perfect for play date duets.

Age: 2 years+

Buy it: $40, HabaUSA.com

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LEGO DUPLO Classic Heart Box

When it comes to choosing the perfect Christmas gifts for toddler boys or girls, you can’t go wrong with a classic block set. Designed specifically for tiny hands, this building kit from LEGO lets little ones build to their heart’s content. They’ll have so much fun building, they won’t suspect they’re honing their motor skills and critical thinking while they’re at it.

Age: 18 months+

Buy it: $20, Amazon.com

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Janod Essentials Box with Keys

This lock and key box is an upgrade to a traditional sorter toy. Once your little one matches the wooden shapes and colors, they can retrieve them by unlocking the box with a special key. It’s a fun toy to develop fine motor skills, memory and color recognition.

Age: 18 months+

Buy it: $33, TheTot.com

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Radio Flyer Scoot About Sport

The coolest Christmas gifts for toddlers? Classic ride-on toys topped off with big red bows. This option by Radio Flyer is the perfect vehicle to transport your little tyke from point A to B in style. It’s easy to steer, has wide-set front wheels for safety and includes built-in storage under the seat. Score!

Age: 1- to 3-years-old

Buy it: $39, Amazon.com

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Cub Coats Kids’ Benne the Bunny 2-in-1 Stuffed Animal Faux Fur Jacket

Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas for kids? This pick is actually two presents in one—a cute character hoodie and a cuddly plush toy. The lightweight jacket folds up into a zippered pouch to form a fuzzy friend that they’re sure to love long after they outgrow the sweatshirt. Plus, with a huge selection of designs featuring adorable animals and popular characters from Star Wars, Disney and more, you’re sure to find one your tot will adore.

Age: 2 years+

Buy it: $64, Nordstrom.com

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Janod ABC Walking Trolley with Blocks

Steady your new little walker (okay, runner) with this unique baby walker. It’s tricked out with alphabet and letter blocks and has a sturdy wooden handle that your tot can lean on for support.

Age: 18 months+

Buy it: $85, Amazon.com

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Chewbeads Stack and Play Set Sail

If you thought Chewbeads—the baby-safe jewelry line for moms—was a smart idea when baby was teething, you’ll love this equally genius older-kid version. Not only does this stacker look nice, but the BPA-free pieces are made from chewable, medical-grade silicone, and can be popped in the dishwasher when they get a little grubby. Toddler Christmas gifts that are practical and safe? Sign us up.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $25, Maisonette.com

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Learning Resources 1-2-3 Build it! Car, Boat, Plane

Sure, kids love playing with cars, boats and planes. But what’s even better? When they can build the vehicles themselves. These toddler Christmas toys are perfect for budding engineers, who can mix and match the pieces with the help of an included play screwdriver.

Age: 2 years+

Buy it: $23, Walmart.com

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Tegu 42-Piece Block System in Blossom

These may look like traditional blocks, but small magnets are safely hidden inside, so they click together seamlessly. This 42-piece set has columns, short and long planks, cubes, parallelograms and even wheels. It’s age-graded for the youngest of toddlers, but is sure to be played with for years to come, making it one of the best Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $110, Walmart.com

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Haba Cari Doll

One of the sweetest Christmas gifts for a toddler girl or boy: these classic soft dolls sport chenille hair, embroidered features and clothing that’s easy to take on and off. The durable dolls have a weighted bottom allowing them to sit on their own and withstand rough play. The best part? These dolls are machine-washable.

Age: 18 months+

Buy it: $30, Amazon.com

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Fat Brain Toys TumbleRoos

Be prepared: This toddler Christmas gift can be as absorbing for parents as it is for kids. Each of the three wobble toys is weighted differently, so they balance, nest and spin in many more ways than you might imagine. It’s a good way for your tot to work on those all-important fine motor skills and coordination.

Age: 6 months to 2-years-old

Buy it: $27, FatBrainToys.com

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Lovevery The Organic Cotton Play Tunnel

A simple play tunnel is always a winner in our book. But what sets this special version apart? It’s made using organic cotton and comes with its own carrying case, so it’s easy to store when playtime is over. Set up a mini-obstacle course on Christmas morning to ignite the biggest smile on your tot’s face.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $50, Lovevery.com

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Books to Bed Christmas Cotton Fitted Two-Piece Pajamas & Book Gift Set

Searching for a special present to unwrap on Christmas eve? This adorably festive pajama and book set is just the thing. Dress your child in the jolly cotton PJs and crack open the storybook How to Catch an Elf for guaranteed Christmas cheer.

Age: 2 years+

Buy it: $55, Nordstrom.com

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Child Universe Deer Night Light

Celebrate the season of love and light with this super-sweet handmade nightlight. It’s made from safe, non-toxic materials with an LED light to scare off any monsters lurking under the bed. The wooden deer version is lovely and festive but there are plenty more options to choose from, including a dinosaur light.

Age: 0 year+

Buy it: $69, ChildUniverse.com

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Fisher-Price 4-In-1 Ultimate Learning Bot Infant Electronic Activity Toy

Next up is one of the hottest toddler Christmas toys of 2021, as chosen by Toy Insider. Composed of four individual bots—that can also be combined to create one big robot—this toy has multiple play options for every stage of development. Young toddlers will love the ball-popper and spinning arms, while slightly older children can sing along with over 120 songs, practice their ABC’s and practice their new building skills.

Age: 6 months to 5-years-old

Buy it: $50, Mattel.com

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Fat Brain Toys Dimpl

Sometimes, the simplest Christmas gifts for toddlers are the most enjoyable. Case in point: The Dimpl sensory toy. Little fingers can’t resist pushing, poking and popping these brightly colored bubbles. If you’re looking for a toy to keep kids entertained on long car journeys to visit relatives, this is the one for you.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $13, FatBrainToys.com

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cuddle + kind Small Violet Fawn Doll

Here’s a suggestion for those family members clamoring for your wishlist of toddler Christmas gifts. Grandparents will be glad to shell out for this heirloom-quality stuffed animal—especially when you tell them that this is a gift that gives back. For every doll sold, cuddle + kind provides 10 meals to children in North America and around the world.

Age: 0 year+

Buy it: $57, JanieandJack.com

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Playskool Mrs. Potato Head Silly Suitcase Parts And Pieces

This retro toy is sure to bring a smile to the faces of kids and adults alike. Toddlers can get creative and come up with new, wacky ways to accessorize Mrs. Potato Head, while parents will enjoy the trip down memory lane as they play alongside them. Plus, mini-fans of the classic movie Toy Story will be delighted to see their favorite character come to life!

Age: 2 months+

Buy it: $20, Amazon.com

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Melissa & Doug Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy

Another wooden stunner, this well-made toddler Christmas gift encourages kids to push (and in turn, develop motor skills and coordination) with its cheerful clacking noise.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $50, MelissaandDoug.com

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CoComelon Deluxe Interactive JJ Doll

YouTube stars in the making and CoComelon mega-fans will be delighted to receive this interactive doll from the hit show. Tots can press JJ’s tummy to hear him sing before spoon-feeding him peas that magically disappear. This trendy Christmas gift for toddlers is available for preorder now and is sure to sell out fast—so don’t miss out!

Age: 2 years+

Buy it: $30, Amazon.com

Best Christmas Gifts for Kids: Ages 3 to 5+

Your blossoming big kid is likely starting to voice plenty of ideas (read: opinions) about the Christmas toys that show up under the tree. No matter: We’ve put together a list of good Christmas gifts for kids that won’t disappoint your little elf. From outdoor playsets to toys tipped to be the Christmas must-haves for 2021, here you’ll find awesome presents for children of all ages.

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Moonlite Storybook Projector for Smartphones

Calling all bookworms! Let’s kickstart our list of favorite Christmas gifts for kids with the Moonlite story projector. This pint-size projector clips onto your smartphone, and using its flashlight casts amazing illustrations from classic books onto the wall or ceiling. It’s a sweet addition to any kid’s bedtime routine.

Age: 3- to 7-years-old

Buy it: $17, Amazon.com

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Boon Marco Light-Up Multicolor Bath Toy

A bath can be as much fun as jumping in the pool, if your child washes up with Marco (as in Polo). His diving helmet sports a water-activated light that changes color as he bobs along with his head peeking out of the water. Your child will actually start to look forward to bathtime, making the Boon Marco one of the best Christmas gift ideas for kids.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $17, buybuyBABY.com

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Learning Resources Puzzle Globe

When it comes to good Christmas gifts for kids, you’ll want to pick things that are both fun and educational. That’s where this puzzle globe comes in. It’ll teach your child to identify continents, oceans and some famous landmarks, but makes learning fun with an engaging puzzle concept.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $37, Kohls.com

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Melissa & Doug Slice & Toss Salad Set

Preschoolers love helping out in the kitchen, so a set that’ll make them feel included is one of the best Christmas gift ideas for kids. Give them a thrill by wrapping up this pretend-play salad kit. The 52-piece set includes felt salad greens in realistic hinged containers, sliceable wooden veggies, proteins, toppings and two dressing bottles that squirt string!

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $33, Macys.com

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Skip Hop Zoo Fa La La Llama Microphone

Searching for affordable Christmas presents ideas for kids? Check out this fun, festive microphone from Skip Hop. Not only does it amplify the voice, but kids can sing along to three holiday songs—”Deck The Halls,” “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” And at only $10, this toy’s a real steal (hello, stocking stuffers)!

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $10, SkipHop.com

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Educational Insights Design & Drill My First Workbench

Now that your little builder has those fine motor skills down-pat, let them get busy with a workbench. Christmas gifts for kids like this are perfect for introducing STEM concepts at a young age. Kids can hammer in nails and drill bolts into the bench to create colorful patterns.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $55, Kohls.com

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Light Stax Junior Classic Illuminated Blocks

Building with bricks is cool. Even cooler? Building with light-up bricks that glow in the dark! If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas that’ll make your kids’ eyes light up, this will do the trick. There are no wires to hassle with—children simply turn on one of the base bricks, start stacking and bask in the glow of their unique creation.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $30, Amazon.com

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Kinetic Sand Folding Sand Box

Trust us, this is one of those Christmas gifts for kids that’s equally enjoyed by adults. Like magic, the special sensory sand sticks to itself (meaning you don’t have to vacuum up bits of sand after playtime). It’s perfect for building sandcastles and more, without the need to hit the beach!

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $29, Amazon.com

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Thames & Kosmos Robot Engineer

For Christmas gifts for kids who are into robots, pick up this engineering kit that comes with a companion storybook. First, read the funny tale of two kids on an adventure in a candy factory, and then build the robot models.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: Thames & Kosmos Robot Engineer, $49, Walmart.com

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Skip Hop Zoo What’s For Lunch? Game

Memory games are fun for children of all ages. This cute lunch-themed game features large, colorful pieces, encourages matching and memory skills and includes four different ways to play, so you can switch the games up as your child gets older.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $20, SkipHop.com

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The Nugget

Don’t have room for a full-blown playhouse? This innovative alternative is taking the parenting-world by storm—and with good reason. The Nugget play couch is made from four foam cushions that can be configured as a regular couch or used as the building blocks for a kid-friendly fort. Plus, it’s machine washable and comes in tons of stylish colors. Prepare for all their preschool friends to be jealous.

Age: 1 year+

Buy it: $229, TheNuggetComfort.com

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Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket

Have a little daredevil on your hands? These Christmas gifts for kids are sure to keep them occupied. The planes are designed to perform amazing tricks. Just run, jump and stomp to launch them! Kids can change the launch angle and fly with a head or tail wind to adjust how these planes travel through the air.

Age: 5 years+

Buy it: $20, buybuyBABY.com

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VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for kids with a penchant for performance? Look no further than this stand-up karaoke machine and microphone. Your child can take center stage (with you as their rapt audience, of course) and sing along to eight original songs. They can also record their own musical masterpieces for up to five minutes.

Age: 5- to 9-years-old

Buy it: $55, Kohls.com

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KidKraft So Chic Dollhouse

Dollhouses make great Christmas gifts for girls and boys, as they encourage imaginative play and emotional intelligence. This stylish wood design has three floors, open sides and a clever rolling base, meaning it’s a great gift for siblings who love playing make-believe together. Plus, it comes fully furnished, so your kids’ dolls or figurines are ready to move right in.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $285, Maisonette.com

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Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot

Did you know that you can buy Christmas gifts for kids that teach them how to code? Yes, really! This tech-savvy robot arrives fully charged and responds to voice commands from the get-go. With the help of five free apps (and the real mastermind: your kid), Dash will explore loops, events and sequences that involve problem-solving and storytelling. The possibilities are truly endless. (One thing to note is that this toy skews a little older.)

Age: 6 years+

Buy it: $150, Amazon.com

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Tender Leaf Toys Breakfast Toaster Set

It’s the classic preschool pretend game: serving up a piping hot meal to family and friends (and their favorite dolls). This wooden toy set includes a toaster, cutlery and all the ingredients needed for the millennial breakfast-of-champions (poached eggs and avocado toast, of course). Your little chef will love serving up this trendy meal again and again.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $40, Nordstrom.com

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Teamson Kids Little Chef Florence Classic Play Kitchen

For the kid who really loves to cook, why not get them a kitchen of their own? This gorgeous kitchen set—one of our all-time favorite Christmas gifts for kids—boasts incredible attention to detail. It features all modern conveniences: cabinet doors that open and close, knobs that click and turn and a set of toy cooking implements.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $135, Teamson.com

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CreateOn Gingerbread Advent Calendar Magna-Tiles Structure Set

Magnatiles were chosen as one of our top toys for children 3 and up, which means they’re also one of the best Christmas gift ideas for kids. These nifty magnetic tiles let your kid’s imagination run wild—there’s an endless combination of things to create and build—and they’re also surprisingly chic. Pick up a classic set or opt for a seasonal building kit like this jolly gingerbread house. The tiles reverse between multiple floors, roofs and walls, allowing children to build infinite designs.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $45, Maisonette.com

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Pottery Barn Kids Neutral Ultimate Art Easel

For emerging artists, this multi-use easel is a must-have among our picks of Christmas gifts for kids. It includes a chalkboard, a white magnetic board, chalk, paint and paint brush and an eraser. All that’s left is for you to stand back and watch your little painter get to work!

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $199, PotteryBarnKids.com

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Crate and Kids Doorway Bean Bag Toss Game

Whether for a playdate, birthday party or just a Sunday afternoon, this retro-inspired bean bag doorway game sets up in a cinch. Instead of balls, kids toss stuffed birds for a dose of silly fun.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $59, CrateandKids.com

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L.L. Bean Kids’ Pull Sled and Cushion Set

A sled is a classic Christmas gift for kids—and we can see why. Sledding is a fun outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy (as long as you get the weather for it!). Built to last for generations, this model is made from kiln-dried northern hardwood and boasts a water-repellent cushioned seat.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $179, LLBean.com

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Selfie Clothing Co. Toddler/Big Kid Color-In Happy Holidays PJs

Cute pajamas are one of the best Christmas gift ideas for kids (and adults!). But this set is extra-special because children get to color in the Christmas-themed design themselves. Believe it or not, the marker ink will withstand the washing machine too, so they can wear their artwork over and over again.

Age: 3- to 8-years-old

Buy it: $38, TheTot.com

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Learning Resources Pretend & Play Teaching Cash Register

Christmas gifts for kids that encourage imaginary play are always a smart bet—and this cute talking cash register is just the thing for little cashiers to ring up their customers. It has all the features of the real thing, from a barcode scanner that beeps and flashes to a scale that plays a tune as kids load it up with pretend products.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $65, Walmart.com

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Wonder & Wise by Asweets Christmas Treepee

Deck the halls with this awesome Christmas tent by Asweets. Adorned with candy canes, gingerbread and twinkling lights, this play tent is the perfect place for your little one to retreat to if they need a little downtime amid family festivities.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $199, Maisonette.com

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VTech KidiZoom PrintCam Digital Camera and Printer

Let your child capture precious memories with this cool camera by VTech. The kid-friendly camera snaps and prints pictures as quick as a flash. Plus, the print-outs can be turned into stickers or drawings that your little one can color in. Talk about clever Christmas gifts for kids!

Age: 4 years+

Buy it: $69, Walmart.com

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Lovelane DIY Super Hero Cuff Set

This DIY set includes superhero cuffs, fabric paint and a paintbrush for the perfect holiday craft for kids ages 3 and up.

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $26, Maisonette.com

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FAO Schwarz Plush Covered Headphones

Looking for a Christmas gift for kids that are too cool for school? This fluffy pair of unicorn-themed headphones might just do the trick. Your child can rock out to their favorite tunes or watch YouTube without disturbing the rest of the family. Anything for a bit of peace and quiet!

Age: 5 years+

Buy it: $20, FAOSchwarz.com

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Bigjigs Toys Dinosaur Island

Dinosaur-related gear usually makes good Christmas gifts for boys and girls. We love this prehistoric playset that’ll transport your child to the land that time forgot. It comes with eight figurines, a waterfall, a freestanding tree and a nest complete with dinosaur eggs. Simply slot the wooden pieces together, and get ready for some seriously roar-some play!

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $120, Walmart.com

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Crayola STEAM Solar System Science Kit

Next up is a Christmas gift for slightly older children fascinated by all things out of this world. The Crayola STEAM Space Science Kit, brings together the field of art and science as kids learn about planets, stars, meteors and more by painting each planet before mounting them on the giant 3’ poster.

Age: 8 years+

Buy it: $20, Crayola.com

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Loog Mini Electric

With this rockstar of Christmas toys, children will be super keen to practice their guitar skills. The electric guitar has a built-in amp, and the accompanying app helps kids learn to play songs—not just scales or exercises—in as little as one day. Wow!

Age: 3 years+

Buy it: $159, LoogGuitars.org

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Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron

Add a sprinkle of fairy dust to Christmas morning with Mixies Magic Cauldron. This super-trendy Christmas gift for girls and boys is brand new to the market and is like nothing we’ve seen before. The interactive set comes with a wand and a slew of potion ingredients. Follow the instructions in the special spell book and watch as the cauldron starts to smoke and shake, before your kid’s new furry friend appears quicker than you can say “abracadabra!”

Age: 5 years+

Buy it: $70, Walmart.com

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Rockin’ Rider Cookie Stable Horse

Looking for some Christmas gifts for kids that make big impressions? If your kids have been asking for a pony, here’s your solution. This ride-on toy talks and sings: Press his left ear to hear “I’m a Little Pony” and his right to hear six different phrases and sound effects. Your horse-loving kiddos will never want to get off.

Age: 3- to 10-years-old

Buy it: $120, Macys.com

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