So what do you get your kids who pretty much have everything (already!)? Don’t stress. These are some of the coolest ideas for your favorite little girls and boys in your life.
Seriously how tough is it to shop for your kids? What’s even more difficult is if you’re shopping for someone else’s children! These days kids pretty much already have everything (and more) they could ever want and need.
There are so many gift ideas out there to chose from and it can be pretty overwhelming. We’ve chosen some of the most popular ideas in a variety of categories like: learning/educational, toys, technology, games and, of course, ‘gross.’ Most of these are appropriate for kids at least 3 years old and some will go up to ages 12+. If you’re looking for ideas for teens or tween, you can check those out here.
Shop our picks for the best gifts for kids in 2021.
Best Kids Gift in 2021
The All New Fire 8 Tablet For Kids – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12 years old
Now they don’t have to mess up your tablet or phone with all their apps and games! This is the latest Fire 8 tablet with that famous kid-proof case (you know how they can tend to break things from time to time). It has 32 GB of storage, which will be plenty of room for them, can give them up to 7-hours of reading time, video game playing, or video watching on a full charge, and so much more. It also comes in other colors like pink and purple too. Perhaps the best thing is the return policy. If within the first 2-years it breaks, simply return it and they’ll replace it for free! Learn more here.
The On-Trend Pick
The “Baby Yoda” Animatronic – Buy It Here
It’s the most anticipated and must-have interactive toys from The Mandalorian on Disney+. Yes, it’s Baby Yoda that’s totally animatronic, has over 25 different sounds and motions, and you can even force him to take a nap. Learn more here.
The Positive Pick
The ‘You. Are. Loved.’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
The ‘You. Are. Enough.’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Ages: 2 – 12 years old
We all need that friendly and loving reminder that we are loved and that we are enough. It’s a special message for them, but also turns into a much needed reminder for all those who see it whenever they’re wearing it. Choose from 10 different cool colors too!
The Teamwork Pick
The Gnomes at Night Game – Buy It Here
Ages: 6 – 11 years old
This is the perfect game that requires teamwork and just 15 minutes of their time. Enter that gnome maze and try to find your way out…but you’re not in this alone! Such a nice break and way to get them off their devices. Learn more here.
The Baseball Pick
The Baseball (MLB) Bedding Set – Buy It Here
Ages: 2 – 12 years old
If your little boy or girl has dreams of making it to the majors, they’ll love this cozy MLB bedding set. It comes with the player duvet and pillowcase, perfect for any bedroom! Learn more here.
The Tech Pick
The Latest Echo Dot For Kids – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12 yrs old
The latest version of the Echo Dot for kids this year, you can choose between a friendly tiger face or a cute little panda. With Alexa you can help you kids learn, grow, hear stories read to them, ask a million questions, set alarms, and more. Learn more here.
The Winter Pick
The Reversible North Face Coat – Buy It Here
Ages: 4 – 12 yrs old
Since they’ll be spending so much time outside this year it’s probably the perfect time for a new winter jacket. You can’t go wrong with The North Face and, right now, you can get free shipping too! Learn more here.
The Flying Pick
The Hatchimals Pixies Flyers – Buy It Here
Ages: 4 – 9 yrs old
They’re already one of the best-seller toys this year and we can see why. These magical little pixies actually learn how to fly and will do so all around your house! Use your hand motions to get it to fly higher, lower, or even land directly on you. You can currently choose a pink or purple pixie! Learn more here.
The Music Pick
The Audio Pet Portable Mini Speaker – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12 years old
These are the mini portable bluetooth speakers that Oprah helped make famous! There are so many different pet options you can choose from and not only is the sound amazing, but these mini speakers are totally portable and can be hooked onto things like their backpack, belt loop, and more. It’s never too early to get them hooked on tech gadgets, right? It’s only a little bit bigger than a golf ball! Learn more here.
The Kindest Pick
The Choose Kindness Shirt – Buy It Here
This one is such an inspiring and positive reminder that they can choose to be kind each and every day. We love the messaging! Learn more here.
The Nighttime Pick
The New Echo Glow Smart Lamp For Kids – Buy It Here
It’s the perfect pick if you have little ones who may be a little scared of the dark at night or the bigger kids who just love the different color hues to make their room have a totally new vibe. As parents, we can tap into it to set a timer, help them wake up in the morning, set a rainbow dance party, and so much more. Learn more here.
The Self Esteem Pick
The Super Powers Self Esteem Workbook – Buy It Here
In the world we live in these days, anything we can do to help our children improve their self esteem, the better! This book as 48 pages of positive fill-ins and more to help view themselves in the best light possible. Learn more here.
The Magical Pick
The Air Hogs Flying Orb – Buy It Here
You’ve seen this magical gravity-defying flying orb at the mall (when we used to be able to go) all the time and now you can own your own. You’ll use your hands to help it fly on its own, which is totally fun. And there are actually 30 different moves and 9 fun super tricks to learn! Learn more here.
The DIY Pick
The Unicorn Color-Ing Pajama Set – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs old
If they’re obsessed with all things unicorns and they totally are, they’ll love to color in this pajama set and wear them to bed each and every night. Learn more here.
The Surprise Pick
The Kids Magic Bath Bombs – Buy It Here
It’s a great way to get the little ones into the tub! These magic bath bombs will not only make tub-time super fizzy and colorful, but there’s a magic little toy inside that will appear once the bath bomb is fully dissolved. 5 come to a set! Learn more here.
The Gamer Pick
The New Nintendo Switch Lite – Buy It Here
It’s the handheld version of the top-selling Nintendo Switch video game console that they can bring with them pretty much everywhere they go. It’s like Super Mario will now become their full-time travel companion. The Lite also comes in a few different fun color options and patterns too. Learn more here.
The Gone-Viral Pick
The “Gotta Go Flamingo – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12
This is the one that’s already gone viral. As a parent you may eye-roll, but as a kid they’re going to love feeing this interactive flamingo (named Sherbet) who suddenly sings the “Uh Oh Gotta Go” song and then actually poops into the toilet. What a year it’s already been! Learn more here.
The Wishing Pick
The Kid’s Hidden Wish Bracelet – Buy It Here
As adults we know how important it is to set your intention. Now we can help teach our children the same important message and they can look cool all at the same time. Simply write down your intention or wish on the slip of paper, roll it up, place it in the bracelet and wear it around with you all day long. Learn more here.
The Little Chefs Pick
The Play-Doh Kitchen Creations BBQ – Buy It Here
We used to try to make Play-Doh hamburgers and hot dogs by hand when we were young! Now you can use this amazing little Play-Dog grill to make them in a super professional way. It even comes with 5 different Play-Doh colors too. We’re shocked at how cheap this one is! Learn more here.
The Learning Pick
The “Young, Gifted and Black” Book – Buy It Here
A super important way for everyone to learn about black history makers and game changers in society over the years. Read all about more than 50 history makers that left such a positive (and necessary) impact on the world. Learn more here.
The Creative Pick
The Map of the World Coloring Tablecloth – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12 years old
This is such a great way for your kids to show their artistic chops and even learn all at the same time. Imagine? This cotton tablecloth is a map of the world, comes with 10 washable markers (hooray!), and is even machine washable. Learn more here.
The Anxiety Pick
The Unicorn Snot Stress Putty – Buy It Here
Who doesn’t love unicorns and glow in the dark anything!? This one is a great stress reliever. When they’re feeling extra fidgety they can take out this glow in the dark putty and work on it until their stress and anxiety disappears. So fun and so gross! Learn more here.
The Funny Pick
The ‘I’m Bred Out of My Mind’ Game – Buy It Here
Don’t worry, this card game is totally family friendly, fun, and geared towards your children. It’s a really funny ‘fill in the blank’ word game (think ‘Cards Against Humanity’ but for kids) that’s easy to play, quick to play, and easy for the little ones to learn. It’s a super fun gift idea for their BFF too! It comes with 455 different cards to the fun can go on and on! Learn more here.
The Dolls Pick
The LOL Surprise Mini Fashion Dolls – Buy It Here
Ages: 4 – 10 yrs old
The love all things LOL so they’re sure to want to collect the newest LOL mini fashion dolls that come with 15 different surprises to unbox, including amazing fashions, accessories, and more. Learn more here.
The STEM Pick
The Nat Geo Dino Fossil Dig Kit – Buy It Here
Ages: 7 – 12
Help turn your kids into the archeologist they’ve been dreaming they could become! They’ll actually find three real dinosaur fossils. No, for real. They’ll discover things like a dinosaur bone, a mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop because, of course, poop. Learn more here.
The Retro Pick
The New Scooby Doo Mystery Machine – Buy It Here
Scooby is back! As if he ever left. The new release of the classic Mystery Machine is a top seller, already, this season. It even comes with Fred, Daphne, and Velma. You’ll all be solving Scooby-related mysteries in no time! Learn more here.
The Tidy Pick
The Crayola Mess Free Coloring Pad – Buy It Here
This is the perfect gift for the kid who likes to draw on things that aren’t paper! The magic light brush will light up and show them what color they’re using and then it’ll only appear on the drawing pad. It really is magical and super fun. Learn more here.
The Bedroom Pick
The Shark Duvet & Pillowcase Set – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12 years old.
We basically want this one for ourself! It’s the perfect addition to the bedroom of any little boy or girl who’s begun their obsession with all things ‘sharks.’ The duvet and pillowcase are made of 100% cotton, is machine washable and dryer safe. You can choose from a twin size, full size, or queen size. If sharks aren’t their thing, there’s also a cute princess set you can choose from too! Learn more here.
The DIY Pick
The DIY Bubble Gum Making Kit – Buy It Here
Ages: 8+ years old.
What a fun way to learn exactly how bubble gum is made! Plus, they’ll love eating it and blowing bubbles as big as they can. This DIY kit comes with everything you need to make about a half-pound of delicious gum. Learn more here.
The Empowering Pick
The Empowering Coloring Book – Buy It Here
The ultimate coloring book geared towards girls to help build their confidence and provide positive messaging on each and every coloring page. Not only is the messaging perfect, but so is the price! Learn more here.
The Organizational Pick
The Beside Pocket Organizer – Buy It Here
Ages: 7+ years old.
A great and super easy way for your kids to get and stay organized when it’s time for bed. Easily hook this pocket onto the side of their bed and they can store their electronic devices, books, eyeglasses, and more. Learn more here.
The Cool Kid Pick
The Retrospec Bamboo Longboard Skateboard – Buy It Here
A great way to get your kids off their electronic devices and outside for a little exercises. The trend of longboard skateboards is still going strong and these bamboo options are the perfect gift for both boys and girls who are more on the beginner end of things. There are a ton of designs to choose from and they’re actually designed right here in the US! Learn more here.
The Glowing Pick
The Glowing Bath Time Pals – Buy It Here
Another great way to make bath time way more fun (and bright)! These cubes will light up in the water and will automatically turn off when the water drains. Learn more here.
The Book Pick
Dog Man “For Whom the Ball Rolls” Book – Buy It Here
It’s one of the best-selling books for kids this season and combines reading with some much needed laughs. Hey, whatever it takes to get them to actually read is all that matters. Learn more here.
The Game Pick
The Pictionary Air Drawing Game – Buy It Here
Ages: 8+ yrs old.
It’s the game everyone has been waiting for all year. This new Pictionary game uses an app and a “magic” pen to basically draw in mid air so everyone can guess exactly what it is you’re drawing. This one is so cool you gotta see it (and play it). Learn more here.
The Learning Pick
The Root Beer Chemistry Kit – Buy It Here
Ages: 8+ years old.
Not only can they make their very own homemade root beer (yum), but they’ll also learn a ton through the process. This kit comes with everything they need, including the DIY bottle labels. Learn more here.
The Harry Potter Pick
The Funko Pop Harry Potter Game – Buy It Here
It’s the latest twist on Harry Potter with this super fun strategy game that puts players head-to-head to in four different Harry Potter scenarios. The game even comes with 4 super cute collectible figures: Harry, Hermione, Lord Voldemort, and Bellatrix Lestrange. Learn more here.
The Book Pick
The Finish This Book Adventure – Buy It Here
Ages: 7 – 12 years old.
It’s one of the most “fill in” books that kids love each and every year. They’ll have to do some research and fill in the missing pieces of this super fun book to solve the mystery! Learn more here.
The Breakfast Pick
The Unicorn Bowl – Buy It Here
Ages: 3+ years old.
Eating breakfast any other way is just plain old boring. Make everything so much more fun wit this super cute and magical microwave and dishwasher safe unicorn bowl. Learn more here.
The LEGO Pick
The LEGO Interactive Haunted High School – Buy It Here
LEGO is getting into the interactive augmented reality space! This +1,400 piece LEGO haunted house is super fun to built and even more fun when it’s completed. Download the free app and use your device inside the haunted house to find and track down secret ghosts, find clues, solve new mysteries, unlock the must-find boss ghost and more! Learn more here.
The Classic Pick
The Classic Fairytale Popup Book – Buy It Here
We used to love, love, love popup books when we were little. Finally some of the classics are back! Choose from 5 different books that have always been fan favorites and watch them come to life. Learn more here.