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.

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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.

4.3 Lego Boost

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit

New York Times

“Lego Boost combines the nostalgia of Legos with easy-to-follow directions to provide a delightful beginner robotics building and programming experience for children and adults alike.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 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.

4.3 Furreal Tiger

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger


“When kids roar or make sounds at him, this playful tiger roars back, responding with 100+ sound and motion combinations. With soft fur and moveable back legs, he’s also rather huggable.”

4.2 DJI Spark Mini Drone

DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone


“A mini-drone from the major drone company. It’s one of the few gadgets where the “consumer-friendly” version actually means something: its object avoidance technology makes this thing seriously hard to crash.”