Best Gifts & Gift Ideas For Kids

We list the best kids gifts as chosen by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post and many more. All products listed have at least a 4 out of 5 star customer rating, so you know you always buy a great kids gift.

4.8 Corolle Babydoll

Corolle Mon Bebe Classique Babydoll

Washington Post

“This 14-inch doll, dressed in a blue romper and coordinating hat, is a perfect choice for preschoolers who enjoy pretend play. The soft-bodied doll has a vinyl head, arms and legs.”

Featured in The Washington Post’s 2017 Best Gift Guide.

$82
4.6 Thomas Friends Super Station

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station

Washington Post

“Several children will have no trouble playing together with this set, which features more than 35 feet of track that can be configured in several ways. The set comes with four engines, but most other Thomas trains fit on the tracks.”

Featured in The Washington Post’s 2017 Best Gift Guide.

$88
4.4 Squishmallo Kellytoy

Squishmallow Kellytoy Plush Toy

Washington Post

“These plush toys are soft and squishy, but they spring back to their original shape. The characters are adorable animals — frogs, penguins, owls and others — that come in three sizes. The smallest is tiny enough to clip on a backpack, and the largest is perfect to snuggle with at bedtime.”

Featured in The Washington Post’s 2017 Best Gift Guide.

$10
4.7 Prismacolor Set 72

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils Soft Core 72-Count

New York Times

“After an hours-long session testing 13 colored pencil sets with 60 kids and their parents, I recommend Prismacolor’s Premier set for beginners of all ages. They’re as good as artist-grade pencils that cost twice as much, with excellent pigment and durability.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$33
4.8 Valtech Magna Tiles

Valtech Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32 Piece Set

New York Times

“Magna-Tiles — simple plastic shapes that click together with internal magnets — are a free-form building toy that can be enjoyed by everyone. They’re baby-friendly (no choking hazards) and easy to clean up.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$50
4.2 Robot Turtles Board Game

Think Fun Robot Turtles STEM Toy and Coding Board Game

New York Times

“No computer needed: The card-based board game Robot Turtles teaches programming principles with play modes for preschoolers, elementary school students and even adults. Young players are encouraged to figure out the rules as they go.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$18