Best Toys & Games Gifts

We list the best toys & games 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 fantastic toys or games gift.

4.5 Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Console

New York Times

“The hottest video game console this year is also the smallest and most portable. The Nintendo Switch boasts exclusive games, remakes of cult classics and a portable style that’s great for travel.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

4.1 Star Wars Inventor Kit

LittleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Washington Post

“Fans of Star Wars and coding will delight in this mini R2D2, complete with 20 sounds from the films. Kids can play with the toy as is, but to really bring the droid to life, they will need to download a free app, which has 16 special missions and other challenges.”

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

4.0 Kano Computer Kit

Kano Computer Kit, Make a Computer & Learn to Code

New York Times

“The Kano Computer Kit lets kids as young as 6 learn about and put together the basic parts of a computer without a grown-up’s help. Once it’s built, kids use Kano’s apps to code, play and explore.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

4.5 Sony Playstation VR

Sony PlayStation VR

LA Times

“For those bored with reality, go virtual. Sony’s PlayStation VR headset delivers an immersive virtual reality experience at a fraction of the cost of its more high-tech competitors.”

Featured in Los Angeles Times’ Best Gifts of 2017.

4.7 Game Of Things

PlayMonster The Game of Things

The Guardian

“Excellent Christmas family game: pick a topic, and everyone writes down what comes to mind. Then you guess who said what.”

Featured in The Guardian’s Best Gifts of 2017.

4.3 Pierre Maze Detective

Pierre the Maze Detective and The Great Coloring Adventure

The Guardian

“Wonderful book series featuring complex mazes and seek-and-find challenges in detailed cityscapes.”

Featured in The Guardian’s Best Gifts of 2017.