The large smile that extends from side to side on a child is the most precious sight. Whether they are having fun playing with their friends or opening up that perfect gift, when we see that smile and outpouring of happiness, everyone lights up. Gifting to a young boy or girl is a wonderful experience for both the gift receiver and the gift giver.
Gifting toys, games and other gadgets to children is a great way to get them to play. Kids like some toys more than others. We’ve all seen a child receive a toy only to lose interest quickly and without explanation. And then, unexplainably at times, a boy or girl will play for days, weeks and months with a particular toy, something that to the adult seemed so not fun. The right gift to a child can make all the difference. And so this list provides toys, games and other gifts for kids that are interactive, engaging or simply loads of kid-fun.
Why do children Play?
Play is important for kids, because it is through play that they first learn how to interact and engage with the world around them. Play is also important for the neurological development of a child. Through play, healthy brain development takes place: The child expands their imagination, improves creativity, builds dexterity, increases physical strength, boosts social skills, and gains emotional development.
What’s the perfect toy?
The perfect toy is one that is age appropriate and meaningful to the child’s gender, personality and interests.
What to consider when buying a gift for a child
When shopping for a toy, be cognizant of the child’s age. Look in the box, packaging or description for the minimum age for the toy or gadget. Toys typically have information providing on the label or description, such as “For 3 and up” or “For ages 5+”. This is a great guide to the gift giver of what is the age appropriateness of the present as the manufacturer has determined that the gift is not safe for those children under the minimum age and the playability level of the child should be no less than that age. If you buy a toy to a child because you think it’s cool but the little girl or boy is under the minimum age set by the manufacturer, you could be placing the child in danger with chocking hazards or dangerous activities. Plus, there’s a strong chance that your gift won’t be a success because the toy might be too advanced for the child’s emotional and education level.
Also, the gift toy should not be too immature or excessively simple for the child’s age. If you’re going to buy a 10 year old large building blocks, even though they may be “for 3 and up,” the child might not be that interested. On the other hand, a drone or a more advanced building set will be a hit. Think about the child’s age, as well as his or her developmental stage, and find a toy that is appropriate not just for safety but also for the mental, physical and developmental phase that the child is currently in.
The gender of the child is important because there are toys and children gifts that are more targeted to a specific gender. The fact remains that boys and girls are attracted to, and prefer to play with, specific categories of toys. Sure, there are differences for everyone, but psychologists have determined that it is a fact that boys prefer trucks and girls prefer dolls. It is believed that this preference may be biological. In two different research project, scientists concluded that even male and female monkeys have a toy preference based on their sex. So if boys are wired to like trucks and girls wired to like dolls, and you feel compelled to try to socialize them in a different way by giving the girl that big dumpster truck, she may just ignore your gift after a few minutes and play with the cute, fluffy, cuddly doll she received from someone else.
Not all children are the same. No doubt that some young girls like playing with cars, and some young boys enjoy their collection of stuffed bears, so you should always place the child’s personality and interests first. If you know the young kid good enough to know what makes them tick, then think about what they like carefully when making your gift preferences. If 7 year old Sandy loves to sit next to you and play video games, then consider that. If 10 year old Joey is always asking for your pots and pans to play kitchen, maybe a kitchen set would be a great gift. A girl who loves to pretend-fix things might benefit from a tool set, and a boy who is crazy about dress up might love an interactive, dress up doll. Second to safety (complying with the minimum age recommendation from the manufacturer), personality and interests are king. If you don’t know the child that well, then defer to traditional gender gifts when selecting an awesome gift for the child that will be a hit.
Should I buy a toy or clothing for the child?
Parents appreciate getting clothing because they love seeing their little princess or prince dressed up looking all dapper and nice. They also save money in the process because it’ll be one less piece of clothing to buy. And if they don’t like it much or the size is an issue, clothing is usually easy enough to return or exchange. But, from the child’s perspective, unless he or she is already older, a young kid just won’t appreciate the clothes as much as a spanking new, jaw dropping, totally amazing new gadget that he or she can play for hours at a time.
At Giftapart, we love seeing children happy. They’re laughter, excitement and overabundance of joy when opening up a gift is absolutely wonderful. Children add so much fun, love and happiness to the world. So Giftapart has limited this list to toys and gadgets that we feel children will absolutely love. You’ll be a superstar in their eyes, and you’ll take great pleasure in seeing his or her enjoyment playing with your cool gift.
What if the child’s dream gift is too pricey?
If the child’s dream gift is a pricey game console or a large kitchen playset that may be a bit more expensive than you can afford or wished to pay, then consider setting up the item as a Giftapart gift-a-part gift
. Giftapart breaks up the gift into affordable parts, so the child’s family and friends can all chip-in together. You simply share the gift-a-part link and everyone makes a contribution – they can even leave a cool greeting linked with the parts that they buy. In the end, you’re the superstar for thinking and organizing their dream gift, and the child is the winner for getting exactly what he or she really wanted. You’ll be a hero and the child’s dream maker. Learn more about gift-a-part gifting
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Osmo - Little Genius Starter Kit for iPad
This Osmo Little Genius is a great gift because it’s educational and fun! Osmo mixes the digital iPad application with real-world experiences. The device uses a fun interface to teach preschoolers vocabulary, reading, and a variety of problem-solving skills. The youngster will develop skills in prereading and storytelling, as well as motor skills. The Starter Kit also includes a play mat and stackable containers. Activities include such things as Squiggle Magic, Costume Party, ABCs, and Stories. iPad not included. Great for children between 3-5 years old.
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Our Generation Doll
Malia and her poodle from Our Generation are great companions for any little girl.The Malia doll is 18” tall with brown eyes and brunette, curly hair. Her poodle is 6” and fluffy-lovable. The set includes dog accessories. The doll and poodle set gift are a great way for her to learn to care for a pet, and provides endless playtime with friends, a road trip, or by herself. For ages 3+.
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Hot Wheels City Stunt Garage Play Set
This Hot Wheels City Stunt Garage provides tons of fun and is a great gift. The kids can jump their cars from one floor to the other, and drive all through the 4 levels on the tracks and elevator. Boys and girls can drive up their cars into the elevator to zoom up and down between levels. The main floor has the fueling station. The shifters on the different levels provide a fun way to control the flow of traffic. And when they’re feeling daring, they can jump their cars. The garage comes with 1 Hot Wheels vehicle. For ages 4+.
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Rainbow High Fashion Doll
Violet Willow loves her purple! She’s dressed in purple, her hair is purple, and her shoes are purple. Your girl will love this gift, and the doll’s long eyelashes and long, brushable hair. The doll’s arms and legs bend, making easy to change her pose and facilitates pretend play. Changing her outfits is easy for most kids, and she’ll love combing and styling Violet Willow’s hair. Includes Violet Willow, 2 outfits, 2 pairs of shoes, hairbrush, 2 hangers, and the doll stand. For ages 5+.
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Barbie Dreamhouse Playset
This Dreamhouse is more than 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall so it’s big enough to fit her Barbie dolls (sold separately). It’s an amazing gift for any little girl. Three stories provide eight rooms. Your little girl will love to park Barbie’s car (not included) in the carport, and pretend walk Barbie to her home office, the kitchen, or any of the other rooms. The home includes an elevator that fits up to four dolls or a Barbie sitting on a wheelchair. She’ll love sliding Barbie down the slide into the pool. Set includes lights, sounds and more than 60 accessories, including five pieces of furniture and a puppy.
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Hasbro Baby Alive Baby Grows Up Happy
Imagine the look on a child when you gift her this doll and she sees her Baby Alive Baby Grows Up doll grow up from a baby to a big girl. As the boy or girl cares for this doll, she increases 4 inches. The dolls also have 8 happy-themed accessories. As soon as the child takes the doll out of the package, Baby Alive Baby Grows Up begins to wiggle. After the first bottle feeding, she opens her eyes. With rocking and bottle feeding, the doll comes out of her swaddle blanket. Your child will love hearing the dolls first words. This doll is very interactive and loves playing dress-up. This is a fun and interactive toy gift that’ll teach a child the importance of nurturing and caring. For ages 3+.
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LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base
Kids will love this gift and playing with this LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base playset. Boys and girls can use the drone to search for injured animals, and bring them back to the jungle tree sanctuary. The tech kit is great for a budding scientist to keep the jungle creatures safe. This is a great gift set for any child who loves animals and pretend adventure. For ages 8+.
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Riding this scooter is fun and easy with its electric chain drive motor. Just picture all the fun a boy or girl can have riding this scooter. The rear brake lets the child stop with ease. Once the fun is over for the day, plug it in for a quick 4 hour charge. The scooter features double welded frames, a chain drive with fixed axle, and a twist throttle. For ages 8+.
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Microsoft Xbox Series X
All Xbox games play on this Series X, that’s four generations and thousands of titles. Any kid (and adult) gamer will love how games look and play on this Microsoft Xbox Series X with 12 teraflops of amazing graphic processing power, 4K video at up to 120 frames per second, and with awesome 3D spatial sound. The SSD has integrated software for astonishing load times and super fast gameplay. This will be one lucky kid when you gift him or her this Xbox, and he or she will love the Xbox Wireless Controller. This is a hot 2020 holiday item.
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Sony Playstation 5
This is an amazing gift! Launching on November 12, 2020, the Sony Playstation 5 provides a 825GB SSD with blazing fast load times. Your little man or lady will be amazed by the 4K resolution – and when you upgrade to the 8K TV, this Playstation 5 supports gameplay up to 4,320p resolution. With 3-D audio output, your child’s (and adult’s) favorite game will immerse you in the action. The HDR image produces incredibly lifelike colors, and games display up to 120 frames per second with 120 Hz output. The haptic feedback using the DualSense wireless controller is simply amazing, and the adaptive triggers helps improve gaming performance. Mark your calendar and order fast as this will surely be sold out quick.
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Nintendo Switch Lite
Available in various colors, the Nintendo Switch Lite is optimized for handheld, personal gameplay and is a great gift for any young gamer. The Nintendo Switch Lite will entertain any child for hours at a time, and its small portability makes it especially great for long rides or traveling. The unit includes a built-in +Control Pad and fully integrated controls. Any kid that loves playing Super Mario, Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros, Breath of Wild, and more, will adore this handheld gaming device.
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Sharper Image Thunder Jet X Stunt Drone
Your boy will love zipping this Thunder Jet X Stunt Drone through the air and doing crazy 360 degree stunts. This light weight foam drone has a 2.4GHz long range radio control with a flight range of 250 feet. With its gyro stabilization, auto orientation, and assisted landing, any child will soon be a flying ace pilot with this stunt drone. The set includes a 3.7V 750mAh lithium rechargeable battery, USB charging cable, 4 replacement propellers, the drone and the remote control (remote requires 3 AA batteries). The Sharper Image Thunder Jet X Stunt Drone is fun to fly and easy to maneuver, and is a great gift for any airplane lover.
FAO Schwartz Tabletop LED 3-in-1 Toy Easel
Children can be creative with this 3-in-1 easel by drawing on the black dry erase board, the chalkboard, and on the paper from the convenient paper roll. Young artists will love the built-in LED lights with five different lighting modes that illuminate the dry erase board side to create light effects or simply draw in the dark. This gift encourages creativity and learning, and is an enjoyable gift for any child. The easel is double-sided, featuring a black chalkboard on one side and a black dry erase board with LED light on the other. A boy or girl can easily pull down the paper from the roll mounted above. Included with the easel are markers, eraser, chalk, and 50 feet roll of drawing paper.
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Learning Resources Play and Pretend Doctor Set
Young to-be doctors will love this gift because it comes with all the doctor play essentials. This set is great for children to engage in role playing, learn vocabulary, and gain comfort with doctor visits. The kit includes a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, forceps, pager, cell phone, scissors, eye scope, reflex hammer, bandages, and more. A convenient storage case is great to play and keep all the doctor set tools neatly stored. All children love to role-play, and this doctor set gift from you will grow their imagination and provide tons of fun. For ages 3+.
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PixieCrush Pretend Makeup Play Set
Little girls will love getting this makeup set gift from you with a stylish pink polka dot pouch. Young fashionistas can pretend to be just like mommy with their own nail polish, eye shadow, brushes, face powder, lipsticks, blush, and more. All makeup pieces included are pretend only. The set is great for “mommy and me” time; when mom is grooming herself, the little princess can sit by and pretend play makeup too.
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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
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The little road racer will love this gift because he or she can control their own real-life Mario Kart with a Nintendo Switch. This is a fun, unique game console experience, mixing real-world play with the Nintendo Switch system. The youngster can race the Mario Kart throughout the house while using the Switch to control the kart. Use the gates to customize race courses, and then see it all come to life in the in-game environments. With multiple sets, friends can play together and race each other in their custom course in Custom Race or Grand Prix. The Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings the magic of augmented reality to a fun, engaging and exciting experience with the Nintendo Switch. Up to 4 players can race together with their own karts. Nintendo Switch sold separately.
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LEGO Star Wars
If the “force” is with the little one, this LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor might just be the perfect gift. LEGO makes this and other Star Wars building play sets, so find the young Jedi’s favorite at Giftapart: https://giftap.art/T2JFUWpD . This gift is double-fun. First the child builds the interceptor with 248 LEGO pieces, then has fun playing with the Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2 and the interceptor in imaginative play. The toy includes an opening cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, and wing flaps that fold. R2-D2 gets to ride along on the interceptor, as Anakin flies in space shooting down the evil Empire. The interceptor is 7.5” wide, 6.5” long and 2.5” high. For ages 7+.
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Jurassic World Epic Roarin’ Tyrannosaurus rex
Kids love dinosaurs. It’s now wonder, since dinosaurs are big, loud, scary and interesting. This Epic Roarin’ Tyrannosaurus is awesome – and fun gift. It’s big with a length of 22”. It roars and shakes with the push of a button. The mouth opens, the tail moves in all directions, and the body twists. Your child can recreate all the scenes in Jurassic Park or use their imagination to have some dinosourous fun. Use the Jurassic World Facts app, available for iOS and Android, to scan the dinosaur and see it come to life and learn about dinosaurs. For ages 4+.
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Nerf Fortnite BASR-L Blaster
A junior Fortnite fan will adore this Nerf Fortnite blaster gift from you. The design was inspired by the Fortnite blaster, with the similar look in the video game. The young shooter can load the clip loaded with foam darts into the blaster and practice his or her aim at hitting the target. A child can set up some toys, empty cans, or folded paper, and use the crosshairs in the target to get a perfect shot. The Blaster includes a 6-dart clip and 12 foam Official Nerf Elite darts. This Blaster is 30” long and 10.25” high. For ages 5+.
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Mega Construx Pokemon Jumbo Pikachu Buildable Figure
Any Pokeman kid fan will love this 12” Pikachu gift. He or she builds it from 806 individual pieces. The Pikachu includes its iconic lightning bolt tail, smiling face and even the red cheeks. The movable joints allow the child to position the Pikachu in different poses and positions. Put it on display in the child’s bedroom after it’s built, take it apart and do it again, or play in imaginative play, your Pokemon fan-child will find this a fun, interactive toy. For ages 8+.
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KidKraft Hometown Heroes Playset
Wow, 4 levels, 7 rooms and a helipad – amazing gift! This is awesome fun for any child. He can slide the firefighter down the floor-to-ceiling pole, and then drive off in the firetruck. A helicopter lands on the roof and is ready for any rescue mission. The police motorcycle stands ready at the police station. Two play dogs are included. Boys and girls will enjoy pretending to be heroes just like the real police officers and firemen heroes that serve their hometown communities. The playset stands at 37.3” tall, 27” wide, and 10” depth. This is a fun toy house for any boy with a lot of possibilities for imaginative, creative and fun play. For ages 3+.
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Marvel Spiderman Tital Hero Action Figure
This Marvel Spiderman Titan Hero Action Figure made our gift list because it’s a classic yet timeless character that is liked by boys of all ages. If your little guy is a Marvel fan, he’ll enjoy pretending to be Spiderman. This action figure moves its arms and legs. If the child loves a different Marvel hero, you can find it on Giftapart: https://giftap.art/SjNuNDFh . Spiderman is compatible with blast gear so he can connect the Blast Gear projector launcher (sold separately). Gift this inexpensive toy and you’ll be seeing his Spiderman swinging, crawling walls, and pretend-blasting webs. For ages 4+.
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Sharper Image Glow Stunt 5” Drone
This drone is super fun and cool for any kid and an awesome gift. We wouldn’t be surprised to find an adult or two sneaking a try at the controls. The super bright LED lights around the fan rings add to the amazing fun of flying this easy to operate drone. With low light, the LED lights look amazing and make this drone extra fun. With gyro stabilization, assisted landing, and auto orientation, the child will have an easy time controlling the drone as it zips through the air. Includes the drone, remote control, 4 replacement propellers, 3.7V 750mAh lithium rechargeable battery, and USB charging cable. Heads up, the remote does require 3 AAA batteries. The drone can be controlled up to 164 feet away with its 2.4GHz long range control.
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Hot Wheels 50 Car Pack
What do boys like more than a car or a plane? Fifty cars and planes! This set of 50 vehicles with authentic decos and realistic decals makes a great gift for any young boy. He will play race with all the cars, imagine driving around, and have enough toy vehicles to share with his friends. The variety of vehicles will provide endless entertainment for years, and the child can incorporate these vehicles into other play sets and toys he already has. Make play roads, neighborhoods, and action adventures. Each vehicle in the 50 Car Pack is individually packaged so you can gift them all at once or in groups of your choice. For ages 3+.
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Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
KIDdesigns’ LOL Suprise! bluetooth microphone provides wireless streaming audio from any compatible device. The little ones will love singing and listening to their voices with the music of their choice. The microphone’s multi-colors lights flash with the singing and music. With both Siri and Google Assistant compatibility, your singer can simply command, “play next track.” And when bluetooth music isn’t available, he or she can sign along to the microphone’s built-in music.
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