We're going to go ahead and call it that your kids have been mighty good this year given the tumultuous new normal they've adapted to. To treat your kids to something special for the holidays this year, we researched the coolest Amazon kids gifts we could find—all guaranteed to bring a smile to their faces.
Featuring toys from their favorite TV and movie characters, to toys that sneakily promote STEM skills, and toys that are classic must-haves, these are without a doubt the top toys of 2020 from Amazon that will entertain kids for hours and hours.
When you're in a bind about what to gift the kid who seems to have everything or find an age appropriate gift, Amazon has a plethora of resources to locate the gift for you. For even more children's gift ideas from Amazon, check out Amazon's Toys We Love , which is a summation of top-selling or trending toys broken down by intended age group and toy type.
Gifts for toddlers
ANIMAL ISLAND Aila Sit & Play Virtual Early Preschool Learning System for Toddlers | Currently $199.99 (Plus an additional $30 off coupon)
Animal Island Learning Adventure (aka AILA) offers up high-quality educational content developed by educators that helps toddlers and preschoolers develop literacy and STEAM skills in a fun, interactive setting that adapts with their learning speed. AILA focuses on skills like problem-solving, creativity, communication and collaboration, and reading and numeracy, and teaches songs and stories. AILA keeps your child entertained (and learning) while parents are able to monitor their progress while focusing on their day-to-day.
The Block Set by Lovevery | Currently $90
The Block Set by Lovevery grows with your child's learning and motor skills from 18 months up to four years. Featuring 70 heirloom-quality pieces with more than a dozen shapes, and a vast array of solid wood components including arches, wheels, bead threader, rolling ramp, and a shape sorter, the block set also converts into a pull car for easy storage and more play. In total, the set encompasses over 20 activities that teach sorting and categorization, motor and problem-solving skills, and concepts in physics and engineering. The high-quality wood set is made with FSC-certified sustainably harvested wood and water-based non-toxic finishes.
Kid Trax Silly Skaters Unicorn Toddler Foot to Floor Ride On Toy | Currently $30.64
Toddlers will love riding along this soft, inflatable unicorn wearing motion-activated light-up roller-skates! For toddlers 1- to 3-years old.
Melissa & Doug Doctor Activity Center | Was $229.99, now $171.99
Let your child pretend to be their own physician in this adorable Get Well Center playset. The interactive set includes x-rays that can be displayed, a scale with movable weight, adjustable height bar, eye chart, clock with movable hands, movable tool hooks and holders, sink, sanitizer pump, and a reversible diploma/ window card. Complete the play experience by adding on the 24-piece Doctor's Kit filled with realistic patient care essentials.
Gifts for preschoolers
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set | Currently $49.76
Magna-Tile's magnetic building blocks open a new realm of possibilities for creative kids to play with geometric shapes and create whatever structure they can dream up with the boost of magnets. The colorful see-through shapes help your young child develop important math, science, spatial and tactile skills.
Cubcoats Kids Convertible 2-in-1 Face Mask and Wrist Band, 3-Pack| Currently $24.99
These creative face masks make the perfect stocking stuffer in 2020. Your preschooler has no excuse for losing his or her mask during the school day with these character masks that transform into a wristband when not in use.
Casdon - Dyson Ball Vacuum Toy | Was $36.99, now $26.99
If your mini-me is begging to be more like you, they'll love following you around the house with this toy vacuum with working sound suction that can pick up small items like paper. It looks just like the real Dyson version, down to all the nitty-gritty details.
Paw Patrol, True Metal Adventure Bay Rescue Way Playset | Currently $49.38
If your child is obsessed with Paw Patrol, you'll want to gift him or her this race track with two different tracks paths and can launch up to six cars at once. The set comes with exclusive Chase and Marshall pups ready to save the day!
Gifts for kids ages 6-to-8
3Doodler Start Essentials | Currently $49.99
Your child's imagination is running wild. Enable them to turn their 2D drawings into 3-D playthings (or works of art) with the 3Doodler, which inspires creativity, design, planning, building, and spatial understanding. In addition to the 3D pen, you also receive a Doodlemat, 48 strands of Start plastics in different colors, a charger, and an activity guide. The newest version of the pen also connects to an app.
L.O.L Surprise OMG House | Was $199.99, now $159
If your girl is obsessed with all things L.O.L Surprise, spoil her with the ultimate OMG House, which features three stories, six rooms, a real functioning elevator, a helipad, and a spiral staircase. She'll get to unbox over 85 Surprises to decorate her new home, but all we're really wondering is, when do WE get to move into this palatial mansion?
Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition | Currently $59
Star Wars fandom truly spans generations and if you've already introduced your youngest to The Mandalorian, they will get so excited over this interactive and adorable Baby Yoda aka The Child. Tap his head to activate various sound effects including happy and excited, giggles and babbles, tired and sleeping, and movements that mimic The Child using the Force.
Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens | Currently $24.99
The rambunctious game of dodgeball is not commonly associated with a card game, but when it comes to Exploding Kittens, anything is possible. Kids all the way to adults will have a blast with this fast-paced game. The objective: Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos.
Gifts for kids ages 9+
Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball | Currently $96.99
Kids can hone their creativity and STEM skills with this smart Robot that is geared toward educating kids ages 8 to 14 about coding. The Sphero SPRK+ is a programmable robot ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding and play. It includes various programmable sensors like a gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, and colorful LED lights to create countless play experiences (like creating your own obstacle course to drive it through) and coding conditions.
Razor E100 Glow Electric Scooter for Kids Ages 8 + | Was $169, now $139
Older kids will love scooting around the neighborhood on this electric scooter powered by a 100W motor that reaches speeds up to 10 mph and runs up to 40 minutes on a single charge. For younger riders looking to build their confidence on a scooter, the Razor E100 Glow has an intuitive twist-grip acceleration control and hand-operated brake that mimics a traditional scooter.
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad with Eye-Soft Technology | Was $34.99, now $27.94
Budding artists will get to practice their sketches with this light-up tracing pad that is geared toward kids ages six through teens. The built-in Eye Soft technology conveniently transitions to a soft amber hue when tracing in low-light.
PlayMonster Drone Home Game| Was $19.99, now $17.23
Race against other players to launch aliens home using the included propelling drone in this fast-paced and entertaining game. The Toy of the Year Finalist reminds us of the competitive and fast-paced nature of the classic Hungry Hungry Hippo game but with a modern twist.