Whether you’re gifting your favorite little pal something for a special birthday, the upcoming Christmas holiday, or just a special event, it can be nearly impossible to figure out what you should gift them! If you’re looking for some ideas that aren’t just a list of the latest toys, we’ve come up with a nice mix for your kids that consist of fun ideas that are totally unique, perfect for boys or girls (why label?), will hopefully get them off their electronics (although there are some cool tech options), and get their minds working (yep, even some learning options).
Overall most of these presents have age-ranges from 3 years old to about 9 years old. If you’re looking for ideas for ages 10+, check out our tween to teen gift guide here!
We’ve rounded up some truly unique gifts for girls and boys they’ll actually love as much as you enjoy gifting them. Shop some of our favorite gifts for kids (so far) in 2020.
The Best Kids Choice
The ‘I’m Bored Out of My Mind’ Game for Kids – Buy It Here
Everyone is obsessed over this one! It’s like ‘Cards Against Humanity’ but for children and 100% family friendly. Learn more here!
The Tech Choice
The New Fire HD 8 Tablet Specifically for Kids – 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 purple 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 20,000 games, books, shows, educational apps, movies and more to choose from. The best part is their return policy. If within the first two years it breaks, just send it back, and they’ll replace it. Learn more here!
The Gone-Viral Choice
The “Gotta Go” Flamingo – Buy It Here
You have to see it to believe it! This is the flamingo that everyone has been buzzing about. That’s right, it’s Sherbet the “Gotta Go” Flamingo and, yes, he’s gotta go. You’ll feed him his food (he’s totally interactive) and he’ll wiggle and move his long neck, suddenly sing his “Uh Oh Gotta So” song and then, yes, he’ll actually poop into his toilet. Your kiddos will take the scooper to clean it out and it magically dries and turns back into food to feed him. Circle of life, kids, circle of life. Learn more here.
The Anti-Bullying Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Addictive Choice
The Throw Burrito Game – Buy It Here
From the makers of one of the best selling (and most fun) games on Amazon, Exploding Kittens, comes their next viral hit, Throw Throw Burrito. The only way we can describe this is that’s it’s basically a dodgeball card game all while throwing and dodging these squishy burritos. Awesome! Learn more here!
The Classic Choice
The Glow in the Dark Rock Painting Kit – Buy It Here
When you’re ready for them to get off their electronics, get calm, and get back to basics you’ll both love these super fun glow in the dark rocks they can paint and decorate. Don’t worry, this kit even comes with 10 rocks to paint (that are totally water resistant). Learn more here.
The Beat the Clock Choice
The Flipslide Game of Speed – Buy It Here
It’s like the Rubix Cube of 2020! This time around you gotta quickly flip to find the color and slide to match the lights. This will help them keep their mind sharp and they’ll have a blast trying to beat the clock. Learn more here.
The Bedroom Choice
The Unicorn Duvet & Pillowcase Set – Buy It Here
It’s the popular bedding set that’ll actually get your kiddos to want to get into bed at night! This magical unicorn set comes with the cozy duvet cover and pillowcase. There are other designs to choose from like the dinosaur and shark too. Learn more here!
The Outdoor Choice
The Backyard Golf Cornhole Game – Buy It Here
They love playing cornhole and now they can combine their love of golf with cornhole! Instead of throwing the bag you gotta hit your golf ball from your tee into one of the holes on the board to get points. Don’t worry, it comes with everything you’ll need to play! Learn more here.
The Bookworm Choice
The New Kindle For Kids – Buy It Here
Perfect for the little reading machines that they are, this is the newest Kindle that’s specifically just for your kiddos! They can read and download all the books they’re looking to read, the battery life lasts weeks, and they even have a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Plus, it even comes with a really cute cover! Learn more here!
The Safe & Stylish Choice
The Children’s “Days of the Week” Face Masks – Buy It Here
Perfect for children of just about any age, it’s the best way for them to play it safe during these tough times. Let them show their personality with these super cute face masks with really fun designs on them. Learn more here!
The Flying Choice
The Hatchimals Pixies Flyers – Buy It Here
Last year it was all about the flying Owleez, but this year it’s all about Hatchimal’s new Pixie Flyers. Choose from pink or purple and they pixie fairies will actually fly (like, in the air on their own) and can even land on your hand. Good luck finding her when she flies out the window! Learn more here!
The Cooking Choice
The Kid’s Global Adventure Cooking Kit – Buy It Here
Get them into the kitchen and helping to make a yummy meal for the family and learn a little something at the same time. You can choose from a variety of different cooking boxes based on the country you’re interested in learning more about. There are even interesting facts, puzzles, and activities about the country you’re cooking with. Learn more here!
The Genius Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Paw Patrol Choice
The Paw Patrol Motorized Dino Rescue Vehicle – Buy It Here
It’s the latest from Paw Patrol and a first of it’s kind for them! That’s right it’s the first motorized vehicle. Simply press the button and the dino rescue vehicle will move all around. It even comes with fan-favorite, Chase! Learn more here!
The Important Choice
The “You Matter” Book – Buy It Here
One of the most important message a child can learn (and any adult, really) is that you matter. This book is that friendly reminder they need and one that you’ll be proud to teach them and remind them. Learn more here!
The Go Kart Choice
The Nerf Striker Go-Cart – Buy It Here
We used to have Big Wheels, but now they’re calling them go karts! This is the official Nerf Striker ride-on go kart they can use to peddle all over the neighborhood. It even has placeholder for a variety of their Nerf Blasters and more! Learn more here!
The Board Game Choice
The “Unicorns vs. Llamas” Monopoly Game – Buy It Here
It’s the classic Monopoly game with a kid’s twist! Introducing Unicorns vs. Llamas! It’s colorful, super fun, and this version can even be played in teams. Who’s going to come out on top? Team Unicorn or Team Llama? Learn more here!
The DIY Choice
The Grow-n-Glow Terrarium Kit – Buy It Here
A great way for them to learn a bit about science and have fun all at the same time. This kit comes with everything they need to grow their very own terrarium and, even cooler, it will even glow in the dark. This kit includes everything they’ll need and all you have to do is add the water. Learn more here!
The Baby Shark Choice
The Baby Shark Singing Puppet – Buy It Here
If they’re obsessed with all things Baby Shark (and they are) they’ll have a blast with the newly released Baby Shark puppet that actually sings the full Baby Shark song whenever your kiddos open and close their hand. Plus, it has tempo control technology so the song will go as fast (or as slow) as their hand moves. You can get Mommy Shark and Daddy Shark too. Learn more here!
The Creative Choice
The ‘Finish This Book’ Mystery – Buy It Here
They’ll love finishing this book themselves by solving a mystery and becoming totally involved. Learn more here!
The Calming Choice
The Therapy Dough – Buy It Here
When it’s time for them to chill out (for real) they’ll love playing with some of the Therapy Dough. It’s a total stress-relief and even infused with essential oils. It’s also said to help with things like anxiety and difficult emotions. Why not pick some up for yourself too! Learn more here!
The STEM Choice
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!
The Creative Choice
The Kid Made Craft Studio in a Box – Buy It Here
It’s such a great way for your kiddos to use their creativity and imagination all at the same time! This box comes with everything they’ll need for sketching, painting, coloring and more. Learn more here!
The Loving Choice
The “You Are Loved” Tee – Buy It Here
Simply stated, but a totally needed reminder that, no matter what, they really are loved. This super comfy tee comes in a variety of colors and styles for boys and girls like navy blue, light yellow, light blue, black, light pink, heather grey, and more! Learn more here!
The Indoor Choice
The Indoor Ice Cream Truck Playhouse – Buy It Here
This is such a super fun way for the kiddos to use their imagination! The best part is that this is actually a 2-for-1 playhouse because one side is the ice cream truck and the other side is a bbq food truck! It’s 4-feet long and perfect for indoor play and adventure. Learn more here!
The Fun Choice
The ‘Color Your Own Map’ Pillowcase – Buy It Here
It certainly beats them coloring on the walls! And if they love coloring in their own pillowcases, they’ll totally love coloring in their own matching duvet too!
The Colorful Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Breakfast Choice
The Unicorn Cereal Bowl – Buy It Here
What a great way to get them to actually want to eat their cereal in the morning (or after school). But don’t just stop there! This unicorn bowl can be used for things like cereal, ice cream, soup, and more. Plus, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe. Learn more here!
The Strategic Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Accessory Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Gamers Choice
The Nintendo Switch Lite – Buy It Here
Yes, just about every kid is obsessed with the latest Nintendo Switch Lite. They can play all their favorite Nintendo Switch games on it, but this one is handheld so they can play just about anywhere and everywhere 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. Learn more here!
The Personalized Choice
‘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. Learn more here!
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. Learn more here!
The Customized Choice
The Personalized Constellation Growth Chart – Buy It Here
Such a cool and decorative way to chart their growth and remind them to reach for the stars. Learn more here!
The Amazon Choice
The 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. Learn more here!
The Fortnite Fanatics Choice
The New Fortnite Nerf Blaster – Buy It Here
Slated to be a must-have this season, the Fortnite Nerf Dart Blaster will blast 6 foam darts so they can can slay all their Fortnite enemies and frenemies. Learn more here!
The Sports Choice
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-head or by yourself. Super fun. Learn more here!
The Grossly Fun Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Giant Fun Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Addictive Choice
The Connect 4 ‘Shots’ Game – Buy It Here
Connect 4 Shots is similar to the one that we all grew up with, but with a twist! This time you have to bounce the balls into the right slots to try and get four of the same color in a row (or diagonal) to win. Learn more here!
The Magical Choice
The Color-Changing Pomsies Lumies – Buy It Here
These super cute Lumies are different color-charged Pom Pom Pets that interact with color in really cool ways! Simply tap them they can match any color and even turn colors into musical beats-up to 1,000 possible mixes! Learn more here.
The Beginners Choice
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 Randomly Fun Choice
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. Learn more here!
The LEGO Choice
The LEGO Harry Potter ‘Hogwarts’ 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. Learn more here!
The Ewww Choice
The “Pimple Pete” Game – Buy It Here
One of the most fun/grossest 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! Learn more here!
The Brain Development Choice
The 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. Learn more here!
The Delicious Choice
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. Learn more here!
The So Cool Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Gross, But Fun Choice
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 the year. Simply set up the poop mat, 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.” Learn more here!
The Magical Choice
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 Stress Relief Choice
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!? Learn more here!
The Family Game Choice
The Headbanz Act Up – Buy It Here
The Love is Love Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Kindness Choice
The Choose Kindness Phone Case – Buy It Here
We’re leaving you with one of the our favorite positive message gift ideas. It’s the Choose Kindness phone case. It comes in a bunch of different sizes based on the phone you have. A totally great message to remember each and every day.