Kids are the easiest folks to cross off your Christmas list by far. Simply buy them something funny, squeaky, cute, or nerdy, and they’ll love you for the rest of the family dinner.
If you still find it a bit difficult to find just the right toy, though, try browsing our list to see suggestions for what to gift every growing child in your family and friend circle. Whether it’s an under-$10 plush for your neighbor’s third grader or a makeup starter kit for the pre-teen gal in your life, you’re sure to find something here that will satisfy your holiday gifting needs.
Star Wars Grogu Plush Toy, 11-in “The Child” from The Mandalorian
Best for: Your Star Wars-obsessed little cousin
The Mandalorian has been over for almost a year, but that doesn’t mean Grogu has escaped the hearts of the masses! Gift this to a kid who can’t get enough of this cute, goofy little character.
LED luminous color-changing mushroom toy
Best for: Your preteen niece who wants to upgrade her room decor
You might still be the cool aunt or uncle, but not for long! Extend those precious pre-puberty years of childhood sweetness by gifting your niece these jaunty fungi that act as a nightlight but are still cool enough for big kids.
Plush Stuffed Kitty
Best for: The neighbor kid who always asks about your cat
Sure, they can be annoying, but curious kids usually have the best intentions–even when it’s the sixth time this week they’ve stopped you to ask if they can come hang out with your beloved Fluffy sometime. Give them something cute to tide them over with this adorable plush.
Best for: Your toddler with the growing brain
Several toys fit the above category, but these dinosaur egg-like stackables are weird, compact, and look easy to throw in a toy box when they’re not being tossed about by your little one.
Dreamland Kids Vanity Set with Mirror
Best for: Your favorite little glam gal in training
If you know a kid who is already obsessed with raiding their mom’s makeup stash, this is the gift that will get you all the brownie points you need for the next year. Just check the reviews for proof:
“Perfect for my princess who spends more time in front of the mirror doing her make-up then I do. This purchase was a huge success!”
If you want bonus brownie points, tack on a fun beginner’s makeup kit.
Hot Wheels Stunt Garage
Best for: Your nephew with the toy car collection
Hot Wheels have been plenty of kids’ favorite toys for a long, long time, and they’re still popular as ever. Give your favorite little car lover this stunt garage for Christmas to keep them busy through the new year.
Best for: Your friend’s baby who just began jibber-jabbering
They don’t have to be able to say “mama” just yet to have a good time with this toy classic. Plus it will likely be the only time in the baby’s life when they’ll see an old rotary like this!
Hand Knit Organic Stuffed Dog - Dash
Best for: Your socially and environmentally conscious friend’s new baby
It’s a little pricey, but it’s made from organic materials, fair trade, and will last them a lifetime. Plus, what kid doesn’t love a puppy?!
HEXBUG JUNKBOTS Small Factory Habitat Sector 44 Research Lab
Best for: A kid who loves a surprise and a challenge
This kit comes with more than 200 pieces to discover, explore, build with, and ultimately create a unique and fun experience for any kid with a curious mind and hands to keep busy. They’ll be able to add to this setup, too, thanks to Hexbug’s vast line of tech toys and accessories made to help little minds grow.
12 V BMW 507 Licensed Electric Kids Ride On Retro Car
Best for: The little one you really want to spoil
Every kid looks cooler than cool in this incredible BMW electric car, so pick their favorite color (black and white are also available) and get ready to be the favorite parent/aunt/uncle/whatever you are to them for life–or at least until next Christmas.
T'Challa Star-Lord Cosbaby Bobble-Head by Hot Toys – Marvel What If...?
Best for: Your Marvel-loving preteen godchild
If they’re out of that stage where any and all toys are good, get them something a little more grown up and special with this T’Challa Star-Lord collectible bobble-head. Just be forewarned: This is a pre-order so Christmas delivery isn’t guaranteed, but the wait will be worth it and give them something to look forward to post-holiday.
Smithsonian Plasma Ball
Best for: Your favorite nerdy tween
Encourage their love of science and fun experiments with this incredible plasma ball. The lights respond to touch and sound, so they’ll stay entertained figuring out ways to make the squiggly lines dance for hours.
Huffy 16-Inch Disney Princess Girls Bike With Bubble-Maker
Best for: The little lady almost ready to ditch her training wheels
It has streamers, it’s pink and purple, and best of all, it’s a Huffy! Give a kid the slice of heaven they deserve when they wake up to a new bike from Santa. The boy’s version is very cool, too.
Discovery Kids Toy Easel Floor Standing Light Designer
Best for: Artistic kids with an interest in STEM/STEAM learning
One of the hottest selling products on JC Penney’s website right now is this easel that combines traditional drawing and art creation with a bit of LED light technology to really bring kids’ creations to life. The entire board is removable, too, so you can display their works of art throughout the home as wanted.
20in Huggapals Rainbow Llama With Sparkle Eyes
Best for: A tot you don’t know well but want to gift something
It’s a cute stuffed animal that’s soft and snuggly. Need we say more?