We all want the best for our kids, but sometimes pleasing them can be…less than pleasing. When it comes to gifts, we rack our brain to try and think of something different, find something that’s not over-the-top, keep it fun and sneak in something practical. It’s no easy feat. So let’s tackle this together and make this the gift ever!
We’ve rounded up our favorite gift ideas for kids (boys and girls) in 2021 they’re sure to love you for. Buy their happiness!
Zingo Bingo Game
Bingo night has never been so cute! This award winning game is prefect for pre-schoolers, pre-readers and early readers.
Cuddle + Kind Maya the Mermaid
This cutie is 21″ high, and is used for good! For every doll purchased, cuddle + kind will donate 10 meals to children in need in the USA and around the world.
The “Sun and Planets” Puzzle
How about finally getting them off their devices for a minute or two?! This super cute 60-piece art puzzle is made of high quality chipboard and is fun for kids anywhere between 5-8 years old. They’ll love the sense of accomplishment they’ll feel once it’s completed!
“The Super, Incredible Big Sister” Personalized Book
Because including the new big sister is always a good idea when a new baby comes into the picture! Personalized big brother book is also available.
Glowing Bath Time Buddies
Bath time is lit! Buddies float, and feature bendable arms and legs. When dry, the light cube goes out. Available in 5 colors.
The Cutest Eyeglasses Holder
Maybe they’ll stop tossing them on the floor by the bed. Choose a few different funny face options!
Vintage Countertop Snow Cone Maker
The kids will enjoy snow cones as much as they like all year round. Crank these out for them any old time. Sure, you have to do the work – but you’ll be a hero.
House of Ice Stuffed Animal Set
The cutest little stuffed bear, penguin, and little igloo.
Kids Global Adventure Cooking Kit
Now you can ask your kids “What’s for dinner?!” These around the world cooking kits include key ingredients, a country flag pin, collectible utensil, and a foodie passport with stickers, shopping lists, and recipes for three family-sized meals (with vegetarian options). Perfect!
61 key touch sensitive keys, with 400 tones, 100 rhythms and auto power off.
The Super Fun Sit-n-Spin
Ages 18 months and up, can spin their way to Fun Town.
Kids Magic Bath Fizzies
A set of 5 bath fizzies, with a surprise inside. Bath time just got real.
3D Night Light
The remote control allows this nightlight to cycle through 16 colors.
The cutest campfire set for kids who love to use their imagination and make believe. Includes log, fire and s’mores. (Oh, and of course bear paws).
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
Thinking Putty comes in different colors, illusions, glow-in-the-dark, heat-sensitive, (remember Hyper-Color shirts?!) and more. Stretch it, roll it, and bounce it. Sure, it’s sort of a toy, but the satisfying addictiveness and stress relief is a total win.
Pond Life Coloring Tablecloth
The kids’ table just kicked it up a notch! Includes 10 washable markers, while the tablecloth itself can be washed making the fun an endless “cycle.” Also available in the U.S. map.
The Clue (Retro) Game
Old school family fun for everyone with this retro, 1986 version. Let’s hear it for Professor Plum, in the Billiard Room, with the wrench!
Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Jenna 12-Inch Soft Body Baby Doll
This 12 inch soft body doll features eyes that open and close, wipe clean arms and legs, and can suck her thumb or pacifier.
The Giving Tree Hardcover Book for Kids
Shel Silverstein’s classic picture book that shines a light on the gift of giving and acceptance.
Cursive Alphabet Tracing Board
It really is a lost art and now they can learn and practice over and over again.
Crayola 140 Count Art Set
Because it’s probably time to replace the broken crayons, uncapped markers, and used-within-an-inch-of-its-life scrap paper. This storage case includes crayons, washable markers, short colored pencils, and paper.
Fingerlings Baby Penguin
Well here they are folks, another hot toy this year! This cute little tiny interactive penguin latches on to your finger, responds to sound, motion and touch, and surfs!
The Anti-Bullying ‘Choose Kindness’ T-Shirt
A super cute way to send a positive message during the school year and outside of school too! It’s great for the little ones, but even a great gift idea for your teen girl or boy in your home! Check out the variety of color options as well.
MyBookmark Handmade Bookmark
These cute, handmade bookmarks come in some of their favorite literary characters. Because who doesn’t want Harry Potter, or Dorothy’s ruby slippers peeking out of their book?
The Cutest Emoji Pillow
Perfect for kids up to 5 years old, helps them get ready to learn how to ride a bike.
For Those Who Love To Take Pics: Fujifilm Instax Mini
What’s better than taking pictures? Getting them developed immediately! Grab some extra film, here.
All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
Yep, even your kids are asking for the latest tech gadget gifts this year! This is a total must have! A 10.1” 1080p Full HD display, 32 GB internal storage tablet, with up to 10 hours of mixed-use battery life.
Carousel Classic Jr. Gum Ball Machine Bank
Fill ‘er up with candy, gum balls, nuts. Accepts quarter, nickel, pennies or dimes.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Get them hooked on book one, of a best selling book series.
The ‘Be Yourself’ Unicorn T-Shirt for Kids
This is the cutest unicorn t-shirt we’ve seen in a while, and with such a positive message!
iPhone Charger Sticker Faces Set
Because plain chargers are just so, ugh!
Hysterical ‘Speak Out’ Board Game from Hasbro
Lolz for days. Players simply put in a game mouthpiece, pick a card, and try to say the phrase on the card until someone guesses it. You look funny, while being funny. It’s a win-win.
The Mega Prank Kit
Bring it back to basics with this classic joke set your kids will love to play on you and their unsuspecting friends. Frankly we’re just happy it’s not somehow connected to Wi-Fi or part of an app.
…because you’ll have just as much fun reliving your youth as they’ll have playing and creating all over again.
Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
Let your little ones become the stars they know they are. Lucky for you, they’re amplified! You’re welcome.
My Geek Box Monthly Kids Subscription Box
A mystery subscription box filled with fun and educational goodies for girls & boys ages 5-11!
Sound Activated Light Blocks
Add the blocks to the (battery or usb powered) base and each one lights up when connected! Also features a sound activated mode. You can all sit around and laugh, while reminiscing about a time when blocks were made of wood, and actually did nothing! Comes in a set of 50 or 240.
Mini Basketball Hoop
Includes door mounts, and all tools necessary for set up. Comes with a ball and shatterproof backboard. It’s a slam dunk.
Collapsable Pale & Shovel
Because they’re over sweaters and puffy jackets already, so get them something to look forward to this spring and summer. Plus, this totally comes in handy if you’re taking the kids away during school vacation (super easy to pack).
Canvas Play Tent with Paint Set
Let them play and imagine all day in their very own space! It also comes with paint so they can customize their new digs.
Create Your Very Own Comic Book
The perfect DIY gift for kids to draw, illustrate and create their very own comic book. Once completed, send it in and you’ll get it back looking professional!
Googly Eyes Drawing Game for the Whole Family
Simply put on some vision-altering goggles, start drawing, and have your team try to guess what exactly it is that you’re drawing. We used to play this in college with beer goggles, but this is the kid-friendly version and really fun for the whole fam.
Tabletop Tennis To Go
Play it at home or take it on the road and keep the kiddos entertained for hours at a time.
The Exploding Kittens Card Game (that everyone is talking about)
Because, literally, everyone in the country is obsessed with this game. And so are we!
Personalized Cookie Jar with One Dozen Cookies
When you need to ship long distance! The ceramic cookie jar with vacuum-sealed engraved bamboo lid includes Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Cranberry and Fudge Brownie Cookies.
Mr. Potato Head Set
Contains 35 pieces, all easily stored in a case. And yes, it’s still funny to put the ears in the eye and hat holes.
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