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 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 Collectible Choice
The New Blume Dolls “Blooming Dolls” – Buy It Here
These are the dolls that are selling out all over the place! The new Blume Doll actually grows out of her pot when you water her. It’s a total surprise which doll your’ll sprout and there are 22 different ones to collect. Learn more here!
The Tech Choice
The New Fire HD 7 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 yellow and has 16 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 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 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 Experience Choice
Family-Friendly Local Event Tickets – Buy It Here
Disney on Ice, Paw Patrol Live, Dora the Explorer, Frozen everything? There are so many family-friendly events you can grab tickets to in your own hometown. You can even go the sports tickets route, which is something they’ll love going to and will remember forever. Plus, they’ll finally be off their devices! 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 Cheap Choice
The Slimy Treasure X Aliens – Buy It Here
They’ll totally dig the new best-selling Treasure X Aliens where they have to save the Treasure Hunter from the alien who ate him! They’ll cut open the alien’s belly that’s filled with gooey slime to rescue the surprise Treasure Hunter and even find a real space gem, a mystery weapon, and more right inside him. 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 Cutest Choice
The Hatchimals Pixies – Buy It Here
Hatchimals is back and this time they’re here with the cutest little Hatchimals Pixies that actually hatch out of a small egg. Which pixie you’ll get is a complete surprise! You’ll be able to pose them, move their heads, play with them, and more. Learn more here!
The Slime Makers Choice
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. 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 Must-Have Choice
The LOL Surprise Glamper – Buy It Here
The most anticipated toys of the year is the brand new LOL Surprise “Glamper.” It’s 2 feet by 3 feet, has 360-degree play, and can even detach to become its very own car with a horn and lights. This one has over 10 different super fun play areas and even comes with an exclusive LOL Surprise doll. Learn more here!
The Fun Game Choice
Ultra Dash ‘Beat the Clock’ Game – Buy It Here
It’s already one of the best-selling of the year! Ultra Dash allows you to play three different modes like beat the clock, relay race, or a total target tally. Simply place the color targets in different locations and once your ‘tagger’ flashes a certain color you have to race to it and ‘tag it’ to score. Learn more here!
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 Modern Doll Choice
The LOL Surprise OMG Fashion Dolls – Buy It Here
If they love their little LOL dolls, they’re going to love these tall (almost Barbie-like) LOL OMG Fashion Dolls! There are currently 4 different ones to choose from and they’re already all top sellers on Amazon right now. Be on the lookout for these on their upcoming list to Santa this year. 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 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 Hatchimal Choice
The “Toothless” Hatchimal from How to Train Your Dragon – Buy It Here
If they loved their Hatchimals, they’re going to love this cute little Toothless from the new How to Train Your Dragon movie that actually hatches and can be taught to spread their wings and fly. 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 Video Game System – 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. Learn more here!
The Winter Jacket Choice
The Canada Goose ‘PBI Edition’ Winter Jacket for Kids in Blue – 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 other colors for boys and girls 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 Interactive Choice
The Juno My Baby Elephant Interactive Toy – Buy It Here
Get ready to play with the most adorable baby elephant ever. Meet Juno My Baby Elephant! She’s a cute interactive elephant that you can feed, take care of, and she even plays with her little pal mouse! 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 Mess Free Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Amazon Choice
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. 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 Star Wars Choice
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. Learn more here!
The Magical Choice
The New Pomsies Lumies – Buy It Here
These new 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 Coders Choice
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. Learn more 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 Genius Choice
The 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 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 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! Learn more here!
The Nerve Racking Choice
The ‘Egged On’ Family Fun Game – Buy It Here
What’s slated to be the new “Pie Face” this year, 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. Learn more here!
The Glow in the Dark Choice
The 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. 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 Unique Kid Choice
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. 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 BFF Choice
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. 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 PopSocket Choice
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?! Learn more here!
The Statement Kid Choice
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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