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.
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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 2020.
Best Kids Gift in 2020
The All New Fire 7 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 7 tablet with that famous kid-proof case (you know how they can tend to break things from time to time). It has 16 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 Singing Elsa Doll From Frozen 2 – Buy It Here
It’s the most anticipated and must-have doll from the brand new Frozen 2 movie. Yes, it’s the Elsa fashion doll that sings! With a gentle press of a button you can listen to Elsa sing the hit song “Into the Unknown.” Learn more here.
The Positive Pick
The ‘You. Are. Loved.’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Ages: 2 – 12 years old
We all need that friendly and loving reminder that we are loved. 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! 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 Experience Pick
Paw Patrol Live or Disney On Ice Tickets – Buy It Here
It’s really the perfect gift idea especially if you’re looking for something super last minute and that you can have delivered (via email) the same day you order it! Plus, it’s a nice change of pace to give an “experience” gift instead of a material gift. Find out when Paw Patrol Live will be in your local area or when Disney On Ice is coming to town.
The 2-in-1 Pick
The Cubcoats 2-in-1- Hoodie & Plush – Buy It Here
Ages: Toddler +
These are the 2-in-1 hoodies (and plushie) that’s been making it rounds on the internet and even featured recently on The Today Show! They’re no only a fun and soft plushie, but they turn into a wearable comfy hoodie! There are a ton to choose from like unicorns, pandas, Spiderman, Trolls, Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, and so much more. Learn more here.
The Christmas Pick
The Hot Chocolate on a Stick Set – Buy It Here
Spoiler Alert: Kids love chocolate. Who knew?! This super yummy gift set comes with 8 different flavors of chocolate on a stick and all they have to do is place it into their hot water or hot milk, stir it around, and make their very own cup of hot chocolate. Learn more here.
The Game Pick
The New Ellen’s Games “Danger Word” Game – Buy It Here
Ages: 10+ (but we think an 8 yr old can handle it with a little help too)
You’ve seen Ellen play this on her show and we knew it was only a matter of time that we’d be able to play at home ourselves! Get your teammate to guess the word on the card without actually saying the danger word yourself. If you accidentally say it you get a red “x” from the rubber stamp right on your forehead. This one ends up being hilarious! Learn more here.
The Amazing Pick
The Blooming Blume Dolls – Buy It Here
Ages: 4 – 9 yrs old
They’re already one of the best-seller toys this year and we can see why. Just add a few drops of water onto this magical flower pot and watch a surprise doll “bloom.” They come with a bunch of different accessories, surprises, and more. There’s more than 20 different dolls to grow too! Learn more here.
The So-Satisfying Pick
The 2020 Bubble Wrap Calendar – Buy It Here
It’s officially the most fun calendar of 2020! This Bubble Wrap calendar can hang on your wall (it’s poster size) and your kids (and maybe even you) can pop the bubble for each day of the week all year long! 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 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 Slimiest Pick
The Treasure X Aliens – Buy It Here
Ages: 5 – 12+
It’s already one of the most anticipated new toys of the year! Your kids will perform a little surgery on these aliens to dig inside and find a hidden collectible treasure hunter, a real gem, and more. Did we mention each alien is filled with slime that they can play with and reuse over and over again? Super fun. 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 Geeky Pick
The Geek Box Kids’ Subscription Box – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 7 years old
That’s right, even the kiddos are getting into the monthly subscription box game. We love Geek Box because they have some of the coolest and cutest things that are perfect for the favorite little children in your life. Ok fine, even us adults love it too! Inside each box will be super fun and educational geeky items designed to excite, thrill and engage your child. There’ll be toys, books, branded merch from their favorite movies, and more. There are boxes designed specifically for girls or boys too. 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 Sleepy Pick
The Lab Puppy Nightlight Projector – Buy It Here
Seriously how cute is this little pup! It’s perfect for kids who are around 2-years old (and up) and especially ff your kids still get a little spooked by sleeping in the dark this is a great way for them to feel more comfortable. This plush pup by Cloud B will project stars and constellations onto their ceiling to help keep them calm and help them drift off to sleep. You can choose from three different calming colors like blue, green, or amber and even set a 45-minute timer so it’ll shut off by the time they most likely fall asleep. 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 comes with 455 different cards to the fun can go on and on! Learn more here.
The Tech Pick
The New Echo Dot For Kids – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12
Now this is an Echo Dot we can get behind. This one was created specifically for children so you don’t have to worry about them getting into any mischief like with your Echo Dot! With this one, they can request that Alexa tell them a bedtime story, tell them a joke, play games with them, listen to music, listen to audio books, and so much more. Learn more here.
The Flying Pick
The Owleez Flying Owl – Buy It Here
Ages: 4 – 12 yrs old
Owleez is totally interactive, needs to be cared for and loved, and then your kids actually have to teach him how to fly. No, for real. Once he’s taught, his neck will grow, soft blades will appear, and he’ll actually fly all around the room! 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 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 LOL Pick
The LOL Winter Disco Bigger Surprise – Buy It Here
Ages: 5 – 8 yrs old
This brand new Bigger Surprise is exclusive to Amazon this year, comes with more than 60 different awesome surprises to unbox and discover, 1 exclusive OMG doll, 1 Lil sister, 1 boy, 1 pet, and so much more. 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 Must-See Pick
The Hatchimals WOW Growing Llalacorn – Buy It Here
Ages: 4 – 9 yrs old
We’re calling it now. This is one of the best new must-have toys for Christmas 2020! It’s the highly anticipated Hatchimals WOW. She’s actually a Llalacorn that you can re-hatch over and over again as many times as you want. She has 10 different moods and can grow up to 31-inches tall. We think we’re more excited than our kids! 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 Game Pick
The Monopoly “Voice Banking” Game – Buy It Here
It’s an electronic game and traditional board game combined into one family-friendly must-have! Mr. Monopoly will play the role of the banker and you can press the button to instruct him what to do like, “Pay rent on Park Place” and he’ll electronically move the payment into the owners account. So cool! 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 Avocado Pick
The Avocado Smash Card Game – Buy It Here
Ages: 6+ years old.
A new and fun twist on their favorite card came “Snap” that they’re always playing. This time around it’s based on a way more fun concept…avocados! This family friendly card game even comes with a little avocado storage container to keep your cards in. Who doesn’t love avocado?! Learn more here.
The Cutest Pick
The Kindi Kids Snack Time Doll – Buy It Here
These Kindi Kids dolls are super cute and so fun for the little ones to feed. Each doll (there are 4 to collect) comes with 2 magical sweet treats that your kids can use to feed them and they’ll be amazed when the ‘food’ actually disappears and reappears! Learn more here.
The Nighttime Pick
The Illuminated Doodle Pillowcase – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 12 years old.
Now they can draw right on their pillowcase and it’ll light up/glow in the dark. They can write, draw, design just about anything they want. It even comes with the magical mini light wand to draw with. 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 Accessory Pick
The Lucky Fortune Surprise Charm Bracelets – Buy It Here
Ages: 5 – 12 yrs old
There are over 100 different charm bracelets to collect, mix and match, trade with your BFFs, and each one comes in this really cool fortune cookie that you’ll crack open to find which bracelet you got. You’ll even get a positive and inspirational paper fortune inside, along with some lucky numbers too. Learn more here.
The Build Your Own Pick
The Build Your Own Pinball Machine – Buy It Here
Ages: 10 – 12 years old.
Such a fun and innovative way to make your very own pinball game out of cardboard and rubber bands! You may have to help the younger kids with this one, but is suitable for kids between 10 – 12 years old. Learn more here.
The Baby Shark Pick
The Baby Shark Fingerlings – Buy It Here
Ages: 3+ yrs old.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…Baby Shark is back! And this time he’s a cute little new Fingerlings. He’ll live wrapped around your finger, give you kisses, flip his tail, light up his fin, and perform totally interactive motions and sounds. Plus, he’ll even sings that Baby Shark song you love. Ugh. He’ll make a pretty cute (and cheap) stocking stuffer idea too. Get the whole Baby Shark fam! Learn more here.
The Funny Pick
Boppi “the Booty Shaking” Llama – Buy It Here
Ages: 3+ yrs old.
Get ready to watch a toy llama dance! Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama will dance and rock-out to three different songs, has three different dances, and literally shakes its booty all over the place. Your kids will love the songs and will crack up with their new BFF, Boppi. Read more about Boppi here.
The Doll House Pick
The Frozen 2 Ultimate Arendelle Castle – Buy It Here
Get ready for the most fun this season with the newest dollhouse from based on the new Frozen 2 movie. It stands at 5-feet tall (whoa!) and 4-feet wide. It has 7 rooms, comes with 14 accessories, a working elevator, and with the push of a button it puts on a really pretty light show! Learn more here.
The Emoji Pick
The Sparrow and Wren Emoji Mugs – Buy It Here
These are the cutest mugs, like, ever. There are so many different super cute emoji faces and we’re psyched they’re not those yellow ones! They’re dishwasher and microwave safe too. Learn more here.
The Fun Pick
The Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets – Buy It Here
Ages: 3 – 8
Now these are the pets we can get behind! This really fun coloring set allows your kids to color in and design these pets and then wash them to bring them back to their original form. It comes with 4 different fun pets: unicorn, dragon, narwhal, and yeti, plus 9 washable markers, a sparkly tub, scrub brush, and play mat. Learn more here.
The Race-Track Pick
The Hot Wheels Smart id Race Track – Buy It Here
Ages: 8 – 12
It’s a race track like you’ve never seen before! This smart track allows your kids to play digital challenges via the app, set up more than 20 different race track configurations, and so much more. 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 Interactive Pick
The Furreal Curious Panda – Buy It Here
This super cute panda is totally interactive, responds with more than 100 different sounds and motions, moves his head, eyes, nose, mouth, arms, and more! Our favorite part is that when you place him in nighttime mode he’ll help your kids fall asleep. Learn more here.
The Coding Pick
The Kano Disney Frozen Coding Kit – Buy It Here
With the latest Frozen 2 movie being released it was only a matter of time before your little Elsa fans can learn coding and use their imaginations at the same time. With some easy to follow along coding skills, you’ll be able to use the power of your hand to create snowflakes, make blizzards, and so many more magical things. Learn more here