16 Trendy Gifts Your Kids Didn’t Know They Wanted
Whether you’re shopping for a distant cousin’s stepson, your own kids, or a kid-themed white elephant party, buying gifts for the little ones in our lives can be rough. Skip the lines at the malls with this list of gifts that are all orderable online, and get ready for some holiday cheer for all ages.
1. Radio Flyer Peanut Electric Ride-On Elephant with Sounds ($130): Avoid the germ-infested animal rides outside of the grocery store by getting your little one this automated toy elephant for riding at home.
2. Snurk Living Astronaut Duvet Set ($129): This cool duvet set is bound to inspire your tot to reach for the stars.
3. Moonlite Special Edition Disney Gift Pack Storybook Projector ($40): Give them the satisfaction of watching a Disney tale come to life with this storybook projector from Moonlite. They can pick the story and you can read off your phone while they doze off watching the slides on the wall.
4. Creation Crate Electronics 1.0 Gift Bundle ($100+): Give the gift of learning how to program and build electronics. With 12 different projects, Creation Crate offers progressive lessons for kids aged eight and up.
5. Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit ($100): Build a wand that responds to your movements with this coding kit that pairs with an immersive app full of step-by-step creative challenges and games. Your kiddo will love putting the pieces together and diving into the world of Harry Potter while picking up coding skills.
6. Hatchimals Mystery Characters ($54): Even adults can have undeniable fun with Hatchimals. These massive eggs will only hatch after being cuddled and cared for, and the hatching ceremony (we won’t spoil it for you) involves lights, sounds, and a dramatic entrance for a toy.
7. Creativity for Kids Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium ($15): With the increase of trendiness in terrariums in recent years, it’s time your little one gets one of their own so they can stop messing with the expensive ones hanging in the window.
8. Wild Republic SIng & Play Happy Penguin Plush Toy ($30): Think Happy Feet but cuddlier — this singing penguin will be the soundtrack to your new year (don’t worry, he has an adorable voice).
9. L.O.L Surprise! Bigger Surprise ($89): L.O.L Surprise! is all the rage among young girls right now. While we don’t really know what it does, we do know it’s pink, sparkly, and keeps our kids entertained for hours.
10. Poopsie Slime Surprise Unicorn ($75): This is a dream come true for any unicorn lover: it’s a unicorn toy that POOPS RAINBOWS (slime). You can reload it as many times and even get different unicorns so they can poop together.
11. National Geographic Mega Fossil Mine ($30): Let the mini archaeologist in your life get their hands a little dirty with this fossil kit.
12. Magical Microbes DoughLab STEM Kit: Bake Learn ($25): A fun, science-fueled way to get in the kitchen together, bake bread, and learn all about the way yeast works its magic.
13. 4M Crystal Growing Experiment ($18): The best part of the holidays is the hours of sleep you get to catch up on while kids play with their new toys. This will be the gift that keeps on giving, as it takes a while for crystals to grow. They’ll definitely stare at it for hours on end watching new formations come about.
14. Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Hyper Glow Station ($60): This is no ordinary train set — it has glow-in-the-dark track pieces and a Hyper Glow Thomas train that leaves a glowing trail behind him.
15. Toca Boca Toca Kitchen Sushi ($4 on iOS or Android): This kids app (for kids 6-9) will allow kids to “play” with their food. They can pretend to be a chef and make imaginative sushi using all different types of ingredients and shapes, then see how customers react when tasting the creations.
16. AeroGarden Herbie Kid’s Garden with Pizza Party Activity Kit ($54): This is a cool gift for you and for them. They can plant and maintain the indoor herb garden, and you can use the fresh basil in a yummy stir-fry.
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