Whether you’re gifting your favorite little pal something for a special holiday, their birthday, or just a special event it’s a real toy and game jungle out there. We’ve rounded up some truly unique gifts for kids they’ll actually love as much as you enjoyed gifting it to them. Outside of the traditional gift ideas, shop some of our favorite gifts for kids (so far) in 2018.
The Kids First Science Lab Kit – Buy It Here
Perfect for all the science geeks (like us) in the house! They’ll be able to learn, experiment and, more importantly, have fun! This one comes with 24 different tools, a full color parent-guide (so you can help them!), and 10 different illustrated experiment cards to follow. You can also choose different lab boxes catered towards kids who like airplanes, cars, boats, robots, and more. See all the options here!
For the Unicorn Obsessed Kid: WowWee Fingerlings Unicorn – Buy It Here
Get them in a variety of different colors. The baby interactive unicorn holds on to your finger, hangs from it, and can even fall asleep in your hand, all while providing 40 different reactions and sound effects.
My Geek Box Monthly Gift Box For Kids – Buy It Here
Your kids will love getting a fun toy (and some education stuff snuck in there from time to time) each and every month.
The ‘My Slime is Insta Famous’ Kids T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Because your kids have enough slime to start their own slime business. Oh, they already have it? We thought so. They’re on Instagram with their slime all the time so this tee is perfect for them!
New ‘HatchiBabies’ from Hatchimals – Buy It Here
Hot off the press (and already one of the most anticipated toys of the season) meet ‘HatchiBabies.’ That’s right. They’re babies! And this time you won’t know if you’re hatching a baby boy or a baby girl. They’re up for pre-order right now so you might as well get it while you can! Learn more here.
The Large Colorful Jenga-Like Blocks – Buy It Here
The kiddos will have a blast trying to carefully take out each of these colorful blocks without toppling the entire thing over! It includes 48-pieces, the dice, and tons of fun!
The All New L.O.L Surprise ‘Bigger Surprise’ Unboxing – Buy It Here
This one comes with over 60 new never-before-seen surprises, all with exclusive dolls and the cutest accessories ever! This is the perfect one to add to their collection and, hopefully, you can get your hands on it before it’s gone! Learn more here!
The New Fire HD 10 Tablet Specifically for Kids in Blue – Buy It Here
This is the tablet your kids need this season. It’s the latest from Amazon and comes with a super protective case in either blue, pink, or yellow and has 32 GB of storage. Keep in mind this isn’t a toy, it’s the real-deal. It also has easy to use parental controls, a kid-safe browser, and over 15,000 games, books, shows, educational apps, movies and more to choose from!
For the DIY Kid: The Deluxe Fleece Easy-Weave Blanket – Buy It Here
This is one of our favorite DIY projects for kids that they can totally do on their own, but you can feel free to join in on the fun. They can make their own super comfy fleece blanket and, better yet, it’s a ‘no sew kit’ so it makes it pretty easy to put together and totally a blast. They’ll feel so proud making something with their own hands.
Catan ‘Trade, Build, Settle, Game – Buy It Here
It’s one of the best selling games of the year. It’s perfect for kids 10 years old and up. They’ll be new to the settlement and have to build, thrive, and survive. They’ll build roads and new settlements that will eventually (and hopefully) become cities. Who will make it and who won’t? This one is super fun!
The Most Magical Unicorn PopSocket – Buy It Here
It’s the most magical PopSocket we’ve seen all year! This cute little phone helper will make it easier to hold onto your phone without dropping it (fingers crossed), can help prop up your phone or tablet so you can easily watch videos, and so much more!
The LEGO ‘Working’ Ferris Wheel – Buy It Here
Now this is the ultimate LEGO build for the kiddos this year! It’s the official Ferris Wheel and, better yet, when put together it can actually spin! This is one that you’ll help them with (you love working on LEGOs anyway) and they’ll have a blast getting it to work and setting up the ice cream cones, balloons, pretzels, LEGO people and more!
The Nintendo Switch Console – Buy It Here
One of the greatest gaming consoles Nintendo has come out with in years. This one can be hooked up to the TV or they can play it on the go because it comes with a hand-held console too. Perfect for car trips, in their room, or anywhere really. Plus, Super Mario Brothers is officially back and, well, we can’t wait to play too!
The Canada Goose ‘Grizzly’ Winter Jacket for Kids in Black – Buy It Here
This is the warm coat of the year! Yes, it’s Canada Goose and, yes, it’s pretty expensive. We’ll file this one under the ‘splurge’ gift for the kiddos this year. It’ll keep them super warm and, well, on trend. It also comes in a nice navy blue too!
‘My Very Own’ Personalized Fairy Tale – Buy It Here
This is such a cute way to personalize their very own fairy tale! You can add their name to the story and turn them into a real fairy princess by entering into this magical world. Of course this can be for boys too, but if they’re into pirates more than princesses see below…
The ‘My Very Own’ Personalized Pirate Tale – Buy It Here
Similar to the one above, this one is for all the kids who would love to be a pirate! Perfect for boys or girls who are ready to see their own name in one epic storybook adventure!
New ‘Hatchimals Mystery’ Hatching Egg – Buy It Here
That’s right folks, Hatchimals is back this season! And this time they’re a total mystery. You and your kiddos will have no clue which Hatchimal you’re going to get until it hatches. It’s a total mystery! There are currently four different ones you could hatch…like Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen, and Elefly. Learn more here.
The ‘Official’ Elf on the Shelf (with Book) – Buy It Here
Oh please. What a nightmare this is. However, we have to add it to our kids list this year just incase you’re the one house that doesn’t have it. That’s right, we’re talking about the dreaded Elf on the Shelf. He (or she) magically appears every single morning somewhere in your home for your kids to find. At night the elf magically goes back to the North Pole to report back to Santa how your kids behaved that day. You’ve probably seen these all over Instagram in hilarious situations you’ll clearly never have time to set up. Oh, and there’s a girl version of the elf too because apparently elves can be anything. Get the boy version here or get the girl version here!
The Crayola Color Wonder ‘Mess Free’ Magic Light Brush & Drawing Pad – Buy It Here
Finally an art project that won’t end up all over your table, walls, and children! This mess free paint will only appear on the special paper that it comes with and not on their skin, clothes, or wherever else they typically get it. Plus, the magic brush will light up to show them the paint colors. So cool and super affordable this season!
The New Amazon Echo Dot for Kids – Buy It Here
Finally an Echo just for the kids! This one is super safe for the kiddos so you don’t have to worry about any weird things happening like with your regular Echo. It can easily play music, tell stories, tell jokes, play trivia games, quizzes, and more. Plus it comes in cool colors like blue, green, and red.
The ‘Dance & Play’ Mickey Mouse Club House – Buy It Here
Well hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog! It’s Mickey Mouse from their favorite show they won’t stop watching (ever) ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!’ This cute little guy dances, plays games, lights up and more! Move over Elmo!
The Must-Have ‘Hairdorables’ Mystery Doll – Buy It Here
The mystery unboxings just keep on coming this year! Once they pull the mystery tab they’ll find out exactly which famous doll they’ll be getting. There’s 11 surprises to discover in total! This is the one everyone is talking about this season. Learn more here.
The ESPN EZ Fold Indoor Basketball Game – Buy It Here
Perfect for all the basketball fans in the house (including, probably, you!). This indoor foldable basketball arcade game by ESPN even has a LED light-up scoring and 4 basketballs. You can play 8 different games with this one, either head-to-hear or by yourself. Super fun!
The Funko Pop Harry Potter’s ‘Hagrid’ Figure – Buy It Here
Yes they still totally love all things Harry Potter and, well, so do you! This cute 6-inch Hagrid figurine will go great with the rest of their HP collection!
The ‘What’s That Smell’ Super Funny Game For Everyone – Buy It Here
This is the new game that’ll keep everyone in the family on the edge of their seat…and holding their nose! There are over 50 smells you have to guess. Some are decent and some are pretty much nasty! So many options, so little time! Who will be able to guess the best and who will have to just quit!
For the Anti-Bullying Kid: The ‘Choose Kindness’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
What a great way to send a positive message out into the world. Instead of being a bully, you can simply choose kindness. This t-shirt also comes in other color options like slate grey, baby blue, pale pink, kelly green, and more!
The Giant (2-Feet Tall) GoSports Connect Four-Like Game – Buy It Here
Now this isn’t the official Connect Four game we used to play when we were little, but similar concept. And, even better, it’s huge! This one is actually 2-feet tall by 2-feet wide. Plus, it comes with a handy carrying case so you can bring it with you on the go whether you’re heading to a friends house, the beach, camping or wherever. It’s perfect for indoors too!
The New L.O.L Surprise Giant Doll House – Buy It Here
According to Amazon, this is the ‘it gift’ for the kiddos this year! They’ll love the 3-foot by 3-foot 3-story LOL Surprise House that has a working toilet, lamp, outdoor patio that changes from day to night, a helipad, a swimming pool they can fill with water, a sandbox, and so much more! Learn more details here.
The Pokemon Elite Trainer Box – Buy It Here
Yep, that Pokemon obsession is still continuing on this year! They’ll love opening up this mystery box and seeing what’s inside. They will find all sorts of cool things they’ll need to get ready for some real competitive play. Learn more here!
The Jumbo 2-Piece ‘Squishies’ of Coffee and Rainbow Cake – Buy It Here
It’s still all about the squishies! This is what all the kids are obsessing over this year (at least we finally said goodbye to the fidget spinners). These claim to help with stress, anxiety and more. This one comes as a 2-piece set and includes a cute jumbo coffee and a jumbo piece of rainbow cake.
Star Wars FurReal Co-Pilot Interactive Chewie – Buy It Here
Ok we’re totally geeking out of this new interactive Chewie because we’re the biggest Star Wars fan. And if you’re kids are (or you!) you’re going to love this toy of sorts! Chewie has over 100 sounds and motions!! Plus he totally interacts with you by raising his arms and giving our a giant roar, reacts to you when you’re on the go, and even responds when you talk to him.
‘Pataches’ the Interactive Pomsies – Buy It Here
Ok so Pomsies is actually pretty cute. These little balls of fluff (we think it might be an electronic cat, but we can’t be 100% certain) can latch on to your wrist, arm, backpacks and more! They have 50 different reactions, and love it when you pet them and take care of them. They also come in a bunch of different colors and personalities too! Learn more here.
The Original ‘Hunter’ Rain Boots for Kids in Yellow – Buy It Here
We remember these rain boots from when we were kids. Well, they’re back and better than ever this season. They’re comfortable, water tights, and super safe. More importantly it’ll keep their little feet dry and warm when the weather is the absolute worst. Our favorite are yellow, but these also come in red, black, blue, green, orange, and more. Check out more color options here.
The Strider Ultimate Balance Bike in Green – Buy It Here
It’s really the perfect (and coolest) way to your kiddos to learn how to get used to being on a bike before they can ride one. We love this one in green, but it also comes in a bunch of other cool colors too like pink, royal blue, and red! See more color options here!
The LEGO Boost Building and Coding Kit for Kids – Buy It Here
This LEGO kit was one of the coolest and most fun learning and building sets we’ve seen in a while. It has 847 pieces, an interactive motor, color sensors, activation buttons and more. They’ll be able to build things like working guitars, robots, cats, and more! Plus, it can also be controlled by bluetooth and an app! It’s such a great way to learn some coding and build their confidence all at the same time.
The New Poopsie Unicorn Surprise Slime – Buy It Here
The unicorn toy trend continues and this time your kids can make their very own unicorn poop slime right at home! Who doesn’t love a surprise and slime?! Learn more here.
The ‘Flickin’ Chicken’ Game – Buy It Here
Such a fun game for the kiddos (and us!) because who doesn’t want to toss little rubber chickens onto a target in order to score points?! It’s basically like darts but, you know, with rubber chickens. Such a blast!
The Crate Creatures ‘Sizzle’ – Buy It Here
This cute little creature monster has over 45 different sounds and when he’s turned upside down, dropped, or knocked over you’ll hear them! When they pull his tongue, he’ll make funny noises, vibrate, and his eyes will glow. There are a bunch of different Crate Creatures to choose from too. Check out all the different ones here!
The Scruff-a-Luvs Mystery Pet – Buy It Here
These little cuties will arrive into your life as a little ball of matted fur, but then your kids will take care of them. They’ll bathe them, dry them, and then brush them. Suddenly your little ball of fur will turn into a cute lovable pet. But which will you get? It’s a real mystery and the cutest kind of mystery there is! Did we mention they also come in a cute blue color? See color options here!
The Alarm Clock You Have to Chase: Clocky the Rolling Jumping Alarm Clock – Buy It Here
Because you’re totally over trying to wake them up each morning. Now it’s in Clocky’s hands. It won’t stop jumping and rolling around their room until they get out of bed and shut it off. Good luck!
The All New LEGO Harry Potter ‘Hogwart’s’ Kit – Buy It Here
If they love LEGOs and they love Harry Potter, they’ll totally love this set. This time they’re building Hogwarts Great Hall. This one comes with 878 pieces and ten mini LEGO people like Harry, Hermione, Draco, Hagrid, and more!
For the Cuddly Kid: Burrow Bunny Stuffed Animal – Buy It Here
Because he’s the cutest, softest, and most cuddly little bunny in the whole wide world. Plus, those floppy ears!
The “Pimple Pete” Game – Buy It Here
One of the most anticipated toy/games of the year is Pimple Pete by Dr. Pimple Popper. Yes, that Dr. Pimple Popper. Carefully try to pull out the gross pimples but, be careful, because if you pull too hard Pete’s nose will squirt you with water. So gross and so fun. They’ll love it!
The New & Weird Fuggler Stuffed Animal With Teeth – Buy It Here
It’s the creepy (?) stuffed animal everyone is talking about this year! You can adopt one today! This is perfect for the kids who don’t love the sticky-sweet kind of stuffed animals like Elmo (sorry!) or even Hatchimals (yikes!). There are a ton of them to check out. See them all here.
The ‘Egged On’ Family Fun Game – Buy It Here
What’s slated to be the new “Pie Face” for 2018, Egged On is basically like a family-friendly Russian Roulette game where some eggs are filled with water and others are empty. Spin the wheel to see what you have to do (crack and egg over someone else, over yourself, and more) and then crack-that-egg! Do you get wet? Are you safe? Only time will tell!
For the Cuddly Kid Gift: Really Big ‘Bashful Monkey’ Stuffed Animal – Buy It Here
The cutest stuffed animal monkey in all the land. Your kids will have fun playing with him or even cuddling up with all 30-inches of this soft and fluffy cutie!
The New Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Neon Glow-in-the-Dark 12-Pack Eggs – Buy It Here
Yes these tiny little collectible eggs actually glow in the dark! Plus, they’ll still be able to hatch all of them and see who’s inside. So cute and so much fun!
Dylan’s Candy Bar ‘Cupcake’ Gummy Bears Candy Supply – Buy It Here
Because the gift they really want, let’s be honest, is candy. They’ll eventually get through this entire cupcake shaped container of Gummy Bears. And did we mention they include 12 different flavors? Feel free to steal some from the kiddos for yourself. There’s only so much bouncing off the walls they can really do.
For the Construction Kid Gift: Magformers “Neon” 3D Construction Set – Buy It Here
Put their mind to use all while having some fun. This neon magnetic construction set comes with 60 pieces and will keep them busy building and using their imagination for hours. You can take a nap.
New Pie Face Cannon – Buy It Here
Who didn’t love all things Pie Face over the last few years? Well here’s the latest! This time around there’s a Pie Face cannon that you fill with whip cream! This is seriously too much fun!
For the Mermaid Loving Kid: Rainbow Colored Mermaid Tail Sleeping Bag – Buy It Here
Let’s face it, kids love mermaids so why not make them the coolest kid at the sleepover with this mermaid style sleeping bag. It even comes with a matching pillow and carrying tote to make carting this around super easy and neat.
The Official Bag of Unicorn Farts – Buy It Here
Because if unicorns really farted, we’d assume it would produce these yummy little cotton candy puffs. Just us? When you click through you’ll also see they have Zombie Farts, Unicorn Farts, Puppy Farts and so much more. Gotta love magical potty humor!
New ‘Teddy Ruxpin’ Storytelling Interactive Bear – Buy It Here
Because you loved him when you were little and now Teddy Ruxpin has returned for 2018 with LCD eyes, over 40 animations, and he can ready stories, sing and, yes, you can sync up to an app if you want!
For the Unique Kid: The ‘Be Yourself’ Unicorn Tee – Buy It Here
At the end of the day all you have to do is truly be yourself. If you’re as unique as a unicorn, just be that because you are enough exactly as you are. What a great message and what a cute unicorn! You can check it out in blue, pink, yellow, and green too.
For the Determined Kid: Janod Balance Bike/Scooter – Buy It Here
Stylish, retro, and just cool AF, this balance scooter helps kids work on their balance and coordination skills all while having some fun buzzing around the yard.
The Interactive Talking Toy Hamster – Buy It Here
This cute little hamster will repeat what you say whether you laugh, speak any language, babble at it, and more. He also moves and shakes, so when you pet him he’ll bob his head up and down too! So much better than the real thing 😉
National Geographic ‘Mega Crystal Growing Lab’ for Kids – Buy It Here
Something fun for the kids to do all while being educational all at the same time! They can now grow the coolest looking crystals ever in 8 pretty colors like blue, teal, red, purple, pink and more. This one even comes with a light-up display so they can show off their awesome creations.
Dylan’s Candy Bar ‘Sour Belt’ Candy Tackle Box – Buy It Here
It’s back to candy time! If they love sugary and sour candy, this is the gift box for them. This sour belt candy comes in flavors like sour rainbow, green apple, watermelon, pink lemonade, cotton candy and more.
The “Don’t Step In It” the Poop Dodging Game for Kids – Buy It Here
Even though you may ban potty humor in your house, this is still slated to be the “must-play” game of 2018. Simply set up the poop matt, place the various clay poops in different place, blindfold the kiddos and have them see how far they can make it without “stepping in it.”
The Kano ‘Harry Potter Wand’ Coding Kit – Buy It Here
Yes this is the magic Harry Potter wand your kids (and you!) have been waiting for. They’ll actually build this themselves and learn to code all at the same time! From there their magic wand will be able to do things like make pumpkins grow, make feathers fly, multiply your magical goblets, make fire flow, create spells and so much more! Learn more here.
The ‘Best Friends’ Pizza & Fries Tee – Buy It Here
How cute are the french fries and the pizza! They’ll love wearing it and thinking of their favorite foods. You can also get them as individual t-shirts where they can wear one and their friend or sibling wears the other.
The Unicorn Snot ‘Stress Relief’ Putty in Green – Buy It Here
They already love stress putty and all things unicorns so why not combine the best of both worlds and give them this funny Unicorn Snot!?
L.O.L Big Surprise Ball – Buy It Here
Keep the surprises coming with the L.O.L Surprise Big Surprise this year! There are 50 surprises inside this limited edition gold ball that they’ll love to add to their collection (that, yes, they’re obsessed with).
For the Artistic Kid Gift: Kid Made Modern “Studio in a Box” – Buy It Here
They’ll have hours of fun being artistic, creative, and using their imagination with this studio play-set. It comes with 16 colored pencils, 3 drawing pencils, 10 washable markers, 10 acrylic paints, 12 watercolor paints, 3 crayon disks, 1 wooden pencil sharpener, 1 eraser, 1 small round brush, 1 medium round brush, 1 large round brush, 1 flat brush, 1 fan brush, 4 canvas boards, 1 watercolor paper pad, and 1 mixed paper pad all in one convenient carrying case with a handle. Phew! Happy drawing, sketching and creating!
The New Fingerlings Untamed Dinosaur Raptors – Buy Now
If you remember the Christmas craze last year for the cute little Fingerlings Monkeys, well Wowwee upped their game and literally just released their new line of Fingerlings called “Untamed Raptors.” These dinosaur toys are cute and ferocious all at the same time. They’ll interact with your kid, wrap around their little finger, learn to talk and roar in dino babble and, based on how they’re taken care of will depend what kind of dino personality you get!
For the Imagination Kid: Ice Cream Truck Play House – Buy It Here
Now they can really play ‘Ice Cream Man’ at home with their very own play ice cream truck. Trust us, they’ll be in there for hours.
For the Family Game Loving Kid: Headbanz Act Up – Buy It Here
For the “Every” Kid Gift: New 2018 Tickle Me Elmo – Buy It Here
The Retro ‘Love’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Because at the end of the day, all you need is love. This 80’s retro-inspired t-shirt also comes in pink, navy, white, and black.
FurReal Friends ‘Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger’ Toy – Buy It Here
This interactive tiger has over 100 different sounds and motion combinations and is just plain old fun! Tyler the Tiger roars back at kids when they roar or make sounds at him. He even responds when give his play toy. It’s pretty much the only tiger they’ll get that close to!
Wowwee Fingerlings Playset – Buy It Here
The perfect toy playset for your favorite Fingerlings monkeys!
The PopSocket Grip ‘Yummy Donut’ – Buy It Here
Oh yes they still do love their PopSockets! In case you don’t know, these are the grips that pop up or down and attach to the back of their phones or tablets. It helps them hold them without dropping them, prop up their devices to watch hands free, and more! How cute is this pink frosted donut with purple sprinkles?!
For the Kid Who Wants to Make a Statement: The ‘Feminist’ T-Shirt for Girls and Boys – Buy It Here
Equal rights is equal rights on all levels so if your kids is ready to make a statement in support of all women (and men) this is the chic t-shirt for them. This one comes in heather grey with distressed white font. Check out the other cool colors too like pink, baby blue, grass green, and more. Oh, and there are adult sizes and colors too for women and men.
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