These Amazon Kids’ Gifts Are Guaranteed to Arrive Before December 25

From a tiny gardening set to a toddler-size Kodiak bear.

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Gifting children, whether your own or another’s, is no simple feat. In such shopping scenarios, you’re not just searching for kiddo-approved material but also the parent-pleasing kind—an elusive sweet spot between junky plastic playthings and quality-made snoozefests. It’s also likely you’re looking for options on the more affordable and easy-to-order side. Oh, and don’t forget thoughtful, unique, delightful, and cool. That’s not too much to ask, right? The good news: It isn’t. After spending considerable time clicking through pages upon pages of toys, we found the best gifts for kids hiding on Amazon.

Our most winsome Amazon ideas include a handcrafted wood taxicab, a best-selling balance bike, a classic piggy bank, and even a massive Kodiak bear plush. Shop the fun-for-everyone lineup, broken out by budget, below.

Best Amazon Gifts for Kids Under $10

Easy Carpentry Projects for Children by Jerome E. Leavitt

Easy Carpentry Projects for Children by Jerome E. Leavitt, Dover Children's Hobby Books

$6

Originally published in 1986, this Dover children’s hobby book is a classic. Written by Jerome E. Leavitt for kids ages 8 and up, the guide contains a collection of charmingly illustrated carpentry activities—including building bird feeders, sailboats, and flower boxes. To really level up this gift idea, we’d suggest pairing it with French toy brand Moulin Roty’s toolbox set.

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Card Game

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Card Game, Dolphin Hat Games

$9 $7

We were shocked to discover this quirky word-matching game’s 4.8-out-of-5-star rating backed by 45,000 Amazon reviewers. Described by fans as everything from a “wild and hilarious card game” to a “roller coaster of fun and excitement,” we’d venture to guess it makes for one entirely crowd-pleasing gift for both kids and their parents.

Mushie Silicone Pretzel Teething Toy

Silicone Pretzel Baby Teether, Mushie

$9

This little pretzel is made using 100% BPA-free and food-grade silicone. The highlights from its positive reviewer praise span “My baby’s favorite teether!” to “I bought this as a gift for a shower, and it’s so beautifully packaged and I’m excited to give it to her!”

Kikkerland Mini Tabletop Bowling

Mini Tabletop Bowling, Kikkerland

$16 $9

A shrunken-down gift that’s ready to keep your little ones occupied during holiday dinners. As one reviewer raves, “Definitely fun! Has cute little magnetic barriers to keep the bowling balls from flying off your table.”

Best Amazon Gifts for Kids Under $25

Magic 8 Ball

Magic 8 Ball, MystiCabin

$18

Behold the Magic 8 Ball; ask it any question you like and receive your future in a shake. Amazon reviewers give it 4.3 stars and are delighted to report that this under-$20 gift is a ball of retro fun.

Mini Dinosaur Portable Lamp

Mini Dinosaur Portable Lamp, Amazon

$10

We love a portable mini lamp—this whimsical dino is no exception. The design features flexible limbs and a warm LED light, making it perfect for lighting your little one’s bedtime reading rituals.

Candylab Handcrafted Wood Taxicab

Wood Taxicab, Candylab Toys

$12

Skip the plastic monster trucks and head straight to Candylab’s Amazon storefront. The brand offers a stacked selection of handcrafted wood car models, from taco trucks to an Americana collection. We were hard-pressed to choose just one for gifting, but this 1950s-style taxi came out on top.

Duncan Toys Pulse LED Light-Up Yo-Yo

Pulse LED Light-Up Yo-Yo, Duncan Toys

$14

Yo-yos are back, baby. This Duncan Toys classic not only features a ball-bearing axle for prolonged spin time, it comes equipped with a light show: The built-in LED blinks in different patterns and colors while the yo-yo spins.

Thousand Jr. Bicycle Bell

Lighting Jr. Bicycle Bell, Thousand

$16

A sweet stocking stuffer for the bicycle-obsessed. Thousand’s lightning-stamped bike bell is crafted from alloy steel and emits a “ding-dong”–style ring when clicked. “Adorable,” one reviewer raves. “My grandson loves this! We got it for him for Christmas.”

Wood Paint Puzzle Palette

Wooden Paint Puzzle Palette, Montessori

$16

An artful puzzle for aspiring artists. The wood palette features 18 paint blocks that are crafted to encourage cognitive recognition of colors and shapes.

Ooly Rainbow Sparkle Gel Crayons

Rainbow Sparkle Gel Crayons, Ooly

$16

Anything that’s dubbed “easy to clean” has kid- and adult-friendly written all over it. We have top-rated marker brand Ooly to thank for this giftable set of 12 metallic watercolor gel crayons with a “soft and buttery texture” that can even be applied to windows and mirrors.

Oli & Carol Origami Bath Toy Boat

Origami Bath Toy Boat, Oli & Carol

$18

Not all bath-time toys are plastic. This clever origami toy boat is crafted from 100% natural rubber that’s sourced from Malaysian Hevea trees and hand-painted with plant-extracted pigments.

Le Toy Van Wood Market Fish Crate

Wooden Market Fish Crate, Le Toy Van

$21

This market crate stuffed with painted wood fish is designed in Great Britain. We’re pegging the bundle—described by reviewers as “beautiful and simple”—as a smile-inducing surprise for culinary-inclined parents and baby foodies.

Room Copenhagen Lego Storage Brick

Lego Storage Brick, Room Copenhagen

$22

These Copenhagen-designed drawers provide one creative way to keep your kids’ stuff organized. Fashioned in the shape of oversize Lego blocks, the containers are approved by reviewers for being lightweight yet sturdy enough to hold everything from toys to crafts to desk supplies. But most important, they come approved by the Lego-obsessed giftees who have received them.

Piggy Bank

Piggy Bank, Amazon

$18 $12

This literal piggy bank is as classic as it gets. While we’re partial to the pink, it comes in nine more bright hues. Reviewers attest to its excellent quality and thoughtful design, remarking that “even though it’s made of plastic, this product is sturdy and durable.”

Best Amazon Gifts for Kids Under $50

Ban.do Crayon Vase

Crayon Vase, Ban.do

$26

A sweet present idea for a little one who is into all things arts and crafts. This ceramic crayon vase is just over 8 inches high, making it the perfect size for a child’s desk or bedside table. Reviewers call it everything from incredibly well made to cute and highly giftable.

Peter Pan Harper Muse Classics: Painted Editions

Peter Pan Harper Muse Classics: Painted Editions, J. M. Barrie

$27

The beloved childhood epic is reimagined in a beautiful collector’s edition featuring a hardcover embossed with gold foiling and painted with artist Laci Fowler‘s magical illustrations.

Marlowe & Co. Silicone Gardening Set

Silicone Gardening Set, Marlowe & Co.

$28

Crafted from 100% food-safe silicone materials, reviewers rave that this darling three-piece gardening set is “simply adorable” and of “great quality.” As one pleased purchaser attests, “I bought these for a first birthday, along with some Levi’s overalls, so he could garden with his dad and it was a HIT. Everyone was obsessed with the quality, the silicone feel, and the aesthetically pleasing colors. I don’t have my own kids yet, but I will be buying from this company when I do!”

Moulin Roty Wood Flower Press

Flower Press, Moulin Roty

$29

We have the heritage French toy brand Moulin Roty to thank for this charming wood flower press. Reviewers call the design a “dream for children.” As one, in particular, raves: “I love this press. My 6-year-old daughter and I have had many hours of fun crafting beautiful designs with our flower press. The best part of the spring and summer was collecting all of the fruits of our labor from our yard and carefully crafting beautiful pieces of art using the blossoms and leaves.”

Race Car Kids’ Backpack

Race Car Kids' Backpack, Uninni

$40 $29

The race car graphic adorning this pack is giving off Back to the Future vibes—and we like it. On top of that, the cool school bag comes equipped with adjustable padded straps and a waist belt designed to improve weight distribution. We would also be remiss not to mention that the bag touts an unheard-of 4.9-out-of-5-star rating on Amazon, with reviewers praising its quality, affordability, and comfort.

Lund London Shark Water Bottle

Shark Water Bottle, Lund London

$32

This buzzy water bottle is designed in the U.K. and crafted from BPA-free, double-walled stainless steel.

Areaware Moon Chalk

Moon Chalk, Areaware

$34

These nontoxic 100% chalk creations are designed to push, pull, rotate, and roll on their chosen canvas—be it sidewalk or board.

Galaxy Night Star Projector

Galaxy Night Star Projector, SunTime

$49 $34

Kids can control this little astronaut with a wireless remote that, once switched on, will cause his helmet to cast eight different nebula effects and twinkling star lights onto a wall or ceiling. The spaceman’s head and arms are movable, meaning you can adjust the projection angle however you please. “Toddler is OBSESSED,” one reviewer writes. “Bought this for my autistic grandson; he was enthralled with it! I want one for myself now, and other members of the family want one, too. The nebula is beautiful,” another attests.

Mindful Affirmation Cards for Kids

Mindful Affirmation Cards for Kids, Intelligent Change

$34

This 30-card deck is brimming with affirmation prompts for little ones—spanning from “I believe in myself” to “I am beautiful inside and out.” Accompanying the sustainably sourced paper cards is a little wood stand where kids can display their daily dose of positivity. Reviewers call the deck well made, thoughtful, and a great gift for growing kids.

Baby Balance Bike

Baby Balance Bike, Sereed

$49

This sleek four-wheeler is the number-one bestseller in its category on Amazon due to its aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically supportive design. It’s been approved by reviewers as safe for indoor use (i.e., it won’t scratch up your wood floors), fun for kids, and (perhaps most important) quiet.

Indoor Play Tent

Large Indoor Play Tent, Little Dove

$60

Reviewers describe this charming indoor play tent as everything from cute and sturdy to large. We adore the scalloped roof, taupe-trimmed windowpanes, and draped netting entrance.

Best Amazon Gifts for Kids Under $100

Thousand Kids’ Helmet

Kids' Helmet, Thousand

$60

This adorable helmet comes in six different colorways—although our top gifting pick is the groovy metallic. Each of Thousand’s safety-certified designs is bundled with a pack of stickers for personalization, an adjustable dial system for a custom fit, and built-in ventilation for sweaty playdates.

Brio Tabletop Pinball Game

Tabletop Pinball Game, Brio

$69

An ideal gift for kids ages 6 and up, this classic tabletop pinball board is backed by more than 1,000 Amazon fans as being a quality buy—both in construction and fun. “We have this permanently set up on a table, and every time the grandkids (ages 14 and 11) come over, they have a wonderful time with us. The game is very well made and sturdy,” one reviewer attests.

Eggboards Mini Longboard

Mini Longboard, Eggboards

$99 $89

For the budding Tony Hawk. Eggboards’s mini longboard is designed with a compact frame that’s small enough to fit in a backpack and crafted from sturdy 100% bamboo materials. Many reviewers swear by the tiny but mighty board as ideal for kids who are just learning to skate. “Bought this as an introductory skateboard for my 8-year-old. Very stable and small enough for him to carry around. He loves it,” states one buyer.

Best Amazon Gifts for Kids Under $200

Areaware Sterling Silver Barbell Rattle

Sterling Silver Barbell Rattle, Areaware

$110

Fans of Brooklyn-based brand Areaware will be pleased to discover it offers homewares that are both design forward and kid-friendly. Our favorite? This hand-tuned, 16-tone rattle. Crafted of German sterling silver in a classic barbell shape, the elegant design is a brilliant baby gift idea.

Polaroid Instant Camera Set

Instant Camera Set, Polaroid

$149

Parents will likely relish any opportunity to get their kiddos away from digital devices. Enter: a throwback to the instant-film era. This giftable Polaroid comes packaged with the Now i-Type camera, 16 sheets of color i-Type film, a photo album, and a colorful camera strap.

Le Toy Van Wood Market Stall

Wooden Market Stall, Le Toy Van

$160 $151

While we highly recommend stocking the shelves of this charming market stand with crates of wood produce and fish, we can also see it functioning quite wonderfully as a storage stand for craft supplies. Reviewers rave that the structure is sturdy, beautifully made, and kid-approved.

Wicker Doll Stroller

Wicker Doll Stroller, Amazon

$168

This delightful rattan pram is sized for pushing dolls around in vintage style—but we can also see it working hard as a sweet storage basket for your kiddo’s toys. “Adorable,” one reviewer writes. “My niece loved this gift and so did her mom! Great quality.”

Best Amazon Gifts for Kids Over $200

Manhattan Toy Store Jumbo Kodiak Bear Plush

Jumbo Kodiak Bear Plush, Manhattan Toy Store

$500 $381

As far as unique holiday gifts go, this absolutely massive bear takes the cake. “Do not hesitate to buy this bundle of fur and joy,” says one shopper of this “wildly oversize” stuffed animal. The 40-inch-tall toy is a brilliant mix of slightly terrifying and wonderfully whimsical, but, above all else, it’s durably constructed to withstand years of play.