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 classic must-haves, these are without a doubt top toys 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—and the gifts on this list are still in stock and on track to arrive before Christmas. For even more children's gift ideas from Amazon, check out Amazon's Toys We Love (opens in new tab), 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 (Plus an additional $30 off coupon) (opens in new tab)
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.
Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone | Was $29.99, now $27.03 (opens in new tab)
Inspire your toddler's musicality with Hape's Pound & Tap Bench by tapping along the xylophone or dropping the included balls on top to play. This colorful wooden toy will spark tons of joy and fun while also promoting motor skills like dexterity, hand-eye coordination, manipulation, arm movement, and cause and effect.
Melissa & Doug Doctor Activity Center | Was $229.99, now $189.99 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab) filled with realistic patient care essentials.
Gifts for preschoolers
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set | Currently $54 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
These creative face masks make the perfect stocking stuffer. 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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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 Winter Chill Cabin Wooden Doll House | Was $249.99, now $194 (opens in new tab)
If your girl is obsessed with all things L.O.L Surprise, spoil her with the ultimate OMG dollhouse. We wish we could move right into this ski-style chalet that features three stories, six rooms, 15-feet of string lights, a functioning ski lift, hot tub, and ice skating rink. She'll get to unbox over 95 Surprises to decorate her new winter cabin as we're dreaming about a ski trip of our own .
Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition | Currently $59 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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 Mini (Blue) App-Enabled Programmable Robot Ball| Was $49.99, now $45.98 (opens in new tab)
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 Mini is a programmable robot ball about the size of a ping pong ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding and play. It includes various programmable sensors like a gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights to create countless play experiences like creating your own obstacle course to drive it through.
Razor E100 Electric Scooter for Kids Ages 8 + |Currently $159.99 (opens in new tab)
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 has an intuitive twist-grip acceleration control and hand-operated brake that mimics a traditional scooter. It's available in six colors so you can personalize it your kid's favorite hue.
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad with Eye-Soft Technology |Currently $34.99 (opens in new tab)
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.
Monopoly Ultimate Banking Board Game | Currently $24.99 (opens in new tab)
Truth be told, the amount of Monoloply editions available is downright zany. Of course, few games teach money management like the classic board game. There are even spin-offs like Unicorns vs Llamas (opens in new tab) or Disney Villains (opens in new tab), but the Monopoly Ultimate Banking Board Game feels dare we say the most realistic, with its use of instant transactions, cashless gameplay, and dynamic property values.