May 29, 2024

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Finding the perfect gift for any kid is always a struggle, who has the time to keep on top of the latest trends and coolest gadgets for the little ones? Turns out, we do. Let us guide you through the must-have toys for kids of all ages. From Kindles to Bluey merch, this is the must-have gifts for kids.

Bluey Camp

The hottest ticket in Los Angeles right now is a spot at the Camp store’s exclusive Bluey Immersive Experience. At this ticketed event fans can enter the real-life house of the lovable Heeler family, a foursome of Australian Blue Heelers who go by the names of Mom, Dad, Bingo and the titular Bluey. This delightful Brisbane-made cartoon has a hold on the children of the world, and that’s a good thing because most of the episode revolve around cheerful lessons about being a good person (but without being overtly preachy). But if you can’t get to LA to see the Heelers IRL, you can always pick up one of the several Bluey merch moments happening right now. Starting with the Vtech keytar, the keepie uppie board game, the ultra trendy and very soft Bluey squishmallow (pictured above) and (my personal favorite) the Hammerbarn Shopping play set that recreated the entire home goods store.

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Card Game

With over 46K reviews on Amazon, this highly recommended card game is great for ages 4 and up. It’s a basic slap (not hands, just your pile) card game where you match the taco, cat, goat, cheese or pizza but there are a few wild cards (like a narwhal) that will throw everyone off. It’s easy to play anywhere, super easy for take without and can fill hours of time.

Wagonfold Wagons

No one in the history of the world has ever said, “Now that’s a great-looking wagon,” and then there was Wonderfold. Let your kid ride in style (up to four of them!) in this absolutely devastatingly handsome wagon that elegantly folds up into a little accordion you can store just about anywhere. They are the Cadillac of wagons, and are currently on sale for Black Friday.

Mudpuppy Travel Games

If you have a family you know will be traveling over the holidays, why not give them the gift of a chill ride? We have personally tested the Mudpuppy travel sets and can attest, they work! Their magnet sets can fill loads of time in the back seat or on a plane dressed up their various characters for all kinds of settings, think of it as a magnetic paper doll kit. Big favorites included and space bingo.

Little Tikes Story Dream Machine

If you see the Little Tikes projector for sale, spring into action. This is THE toy of 2023 for little kids. Made for ages 3 and up (although a 2-year-old would probably be into it as well) the dream machine projects the classic stories from “little golden books” onto the wall and narrates each page. But you’re not limited to the golden book collection, once you get the main set you can buy other books to read including the “The Berenstain Bears” stories and more. It’s completely charming and almost always sold out so act fast if you see it available.

The Nugget

The Nugget: a couch, tent, fort or mountain that your kids can build and destroy over and over and over again. Available in just about any color (purple, green, grey, brown, yellow, beige, pink, and all shades of blue) this soft kid couch will tire out even the most active of littles.

Star Wars Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Courtesy of Walmart

Baby Yoda will light up your kid’s room in this Bluetooth compatible speaker. Aside from being wildly adorable, the Mandalorian-inspired device, which includes speech and sound from the hit series, can also stream music up to 30 feet away with an impressive bass and small but powerful subwoofer. Check out our complete “Star Wars” gift guide here.

BUY NOW: $19.95

Funko Marvel Battleworld

Courtesy of Amazon

Any Marvel fanatic will be obsessed with this expandable and collectible adventure game, which allows players to crack open the mysterious Thanostones to reveal the mystery characters inside. This Mega-Pack is a great jumping off point for years of immersive and cooperative play, including four starting Heroes (such as an exclusive Negative Zone Spiderman Variant) and two more trapped in the Thanostones. Check out dozens of other Marvel-inspired gifts here.

Funko Marvel Battleworld $24.99  $9.93

Ravensburger Harry Potter Strike Game

Courtesy of Amazon

Potterheads rejoice! This addicting board game is kid-friendly but also makes for a fantastical board game that anyone in the family can take part in. Players can immerse themselves in the Wizarding World in sorcerous duels: Each roll of the dice comes with its own sorcerous spell that any Harry Potter fan will recognize, such as Confundus Charms, Revulsion Jinxes, Disarming Charms and dozens of others. Harry Potter fans might also enjoy something from this Wizarding World-inspired gift guide.

Ravensburger Harry Potter Game $29.99  $22.99

MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials

Courtesy of Amazon

Whether your kid enjoys a vocation as a personal sous-chef in the kitchen, or simply dreams of cooking a meal for the infamous Gordon Ramsay in “Master Chef,” this comprehensive cooking kit makes for the perfect gift for any little chefs in training. The nine-piece set is designed with officially licensed “Master Chef” branding for a realistic reality TV experience, with safe and kid-friendly tools such as a cutting board, mixing bowl, measuring bowls and spoons and spatulas. Of course, if you have more veteran chefs in the household you can always find something in our roundup of “Top-Chef”-inspired Gifts.

MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials $49.99  $39.95

Kindle Kids

Courtesy of Amazon

The Kindle Kid’s edition has been a best-selling favorite among parents since it came out earlier this year, and now can make the perfect gift for any kid who dives into their imagination through dense mystery and fantasy novels. The tablet, which is currently 17% off for Black Friday, is geared towards reading books only, with no distracting games ads or videos. Plus, it comes with more than a year of Amazon Kids+, a kid-friendy cover and two-year guarantee that would normally be valued at $99.

Kindle PaperWhite $119.99  $99.99

Concert Ukulele for Kids

Courtesy of Amazon

Guitar Hero has nothing on this real-life concert ukulele, made specifically for kids and beginners looking for an easy way to learn chords and jam with friends. What makes this ukulele special is its intelligent teaching technology, which connects to APP for free learning and guidance, and is equipped with 72 LED lights on the fret board to indicate chord positions.

Concert Ukelele for Kids $119.99

Kano The Star Wars The Force Coding Kit

Courtesy of Amazon

Introduce your kid to the world of coding with this fun “Star Wars”-themed coding toy from the award-winning STEM company Kano. Players can swing lightsabers, force push Stormtroopers and pilot X-wings, all while building a code-created sensor that serves as a portal to the intergalactic world. In addition to playing with force powers, kids can also code beats to music and build out their own storylines as characters such as BB-8, Yoda and the Falcon.

Star Wars Coding Kit $12.00

Echo Glow (43% Off)

Courtesy of Amazon

A nightlight, speaker and alarm clock: the Echo Glow does it all, and makes for a fun addition to any kid’s bedroom or playroom. The multicolor smart lamp is designed for kids, with the entire family in mind: it comes with lighting cues that help to count down towards dinner or reading times, and gives kids the freedom to choose their own color landscapes and other Alexa-controlled options.

Echo Glow $29.99  $16.99

Lego Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Razor Crest

Courtesy of Amazon

This buildable Razor Crest can have kids role-play as a heroic warrior in scenes inspired by the “Mandalorian.” In addition to the ultra-realistic assault ship, designed after the one used by bounty hunter Din Djarin in the Disney Plus series, the set also comes with four mini figures of The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and The Child, for cooperative and imaginative play for any kids 10 and up. Check out more impressive Lego Sets to gift this year here.

BUY NOW: $139.99

Pokemon Battle Academy Board Game

Courtesy of Barnes and Noble 

Kids can join Pokémon Trainers at the Battle Academy in this ready-to-play trading game, which includes everything two players need for an easy-to-follow game. Start off by choosing Charizard or Pokemon to lead your team in a battle against another Trainer, before switching up the decks to play as other characters.

BUY NOW: $19.99

 

Fire HD Kids Tablet

Courtesy of Amazon

The Fire HD tablet is a great option for younger readers who aren’t quite ready for the denser reading options on the Kindle. Not only is it packed in a kid-proof case with a wide range of vibrant colors, but it also comes with a free year of Amazon Kids+, for access to thousands of apps, games, books and videos that are both entertaining and educational. Helpful parental controls can help parents set educational goals and create time limits, but it also comes with channels such as Nickelodeon and PBS kids, and even Netflix and Minecraft, to serve as an immersive toy for long car rides or plane trips.

Fire HD Kids Tablet $149.99  $74.99

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