Watching your children unwrap the perfect gift on Christmas morning makes all the chaos of the season melt away. The smiles on their faces and the magic it creates as they see all the gifts under the tree are priceless. Finding the perfect toy can sometimes be a challenge. If you are still looking for ideas for what to put under the tree this year, from scientific toys for kids to action figures and video games, here are some toys your kids will love to open on Christmas morning.
Action Figures and Character Toys for Kids
If your tweens or teens (or spouse) are into comics and action figures, Alter Nation action figures are a must this holiday season!
Off the California coast, on a top-secret island base, teenage human-animal hybrids dedicate themselves to protecting humanity from forces that no typical human can defeat – and no one is allowed to know. Products of the mysterious GK Program run by Dr. Kim Mera, the members of GK Delta are trained by Naval Commander Ezra Stone to be a super-powered strike team. But everything the team knows about their origins is a lie. As their suspicions grow they must decide if they can trust the people running the program and each other all while battling cybernetic super soldiers and other rogue hybrids!
Secretive, verbose and cunning; Sham uses his powers to keep an eye on GK Delta for Dr. Mera. He is a member of the GK Gamma team, but that’s a secret he is not telling.
El Ray is a natural leader and made to swim. He wants to see his team succeed and do the right thing. His powers come from electric eels, catfish, and stingrays, but his real strength is his self-confidence.
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Has your family seen the movie Ugly Dolls yet? If not, this Christmas is the perfect time for a movie night with the kids along with the addition of their very own Ugly Doll Dance Moves Moxy. Kids will love interacting with Uglyville’s optimistic reporter and energetic dreamer, Moxy, in a doll that talks, sings, and dances! Dance Moves Moxy has over 50 phrases, sounds and a microphone so kids can chat, dance or ask questions with one of their favorite main characters again and again.
If your kids are into Transformers, the gift of a Transformers Cyberverse Action Attackers is a no-brainer. Transformers Robots are giant battling bots from the Planet Cyber Tron. The Autobots and Deceptions traveled from Cyber Tron on their spaceships, the ARK, and the nemesis, in pursuit of the powerful all spark. Your kids can drop straight into the Cyberverse while playing with this 11.5 inch action figure version of Bumblebee. He has 2 modes: robot and vehicle. The Bumblebee Action Attacker performs his signature sting shot attack move in both vehicle and robot mode.
If your daughter is into all things JoJo Siwa, then your life should be easy this Christmas because the gift options are endless. And if you don’t know who JoJo Siwa is, click HERE then come back to us. We’ll wait.
Any true JoJo fan will go nuts to have their very own JoJo with the bow-bow doll! Featuring poseable arms and legs, and looking just like the JoJo Siwa right down to her signature oversized bow, this 10” JoJo doll sings her hit song, “Boomerang!” She also comes with a pink microphone, and a hairbrush to help young fans brush and style her flowing blonde locks! The Singing JoJo Doll will inspire young girls to be themselves through empowering and uplifting positive play! If you want to go the extra mile, get your little girl the matching JoJo Siwa jumpsuit so she can fully become JoJo!
Of course, if you are going to gift the above, then go ahead and let your little girl really live the dream in her new fully customized convertible, featuring colorful stripes, stars, unicorns, and even a portrait of JoJo! Girls can place their JoJo singing doll into the Teal Blue driver’s seat and cruise around singing Jojo’s top hits at the top of their lungs! Jojo’s D.R.E.A.M. Car even features 4 different colored wheel rims, just like JoJo’s real car!
Finally, doesn’t every girl need a new pair of headphones this Christmas? The new JoJo Siwa Bow fashion headphones offer girls of all ages colorful style and design perfect for being themselves and rocking out to their favorite tunes. These Jojo Siwa headphones come with a detachable bow and are compatible with other JoJo Bows so she can change out the hairbow to suit her mood.
Not long ago, a glowing mist of Energon came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little Transformers robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are. BOTBOTS!
Hidden inside each TRANSFORMERS BOTBOTS blind box is a little mystery figure with a big personality! Collectible BOTBOTS figures are around 1-inch tall and convert between 2 fun modes-a robot and a random object-in 3 to 5 easy steps! Reveal the mystery figure waiting inside! Convert and see what bot you got! Available at most major toy retailers nationwide, your child is sure to love these surprise toys!
Interactive Toys for Babies and Toddlers
Tummy time is an important part of baby development. It helps to build both upper and lower body strength as well as assist in head lifting. The Disney/Pixar Toy Story Spin and Explore Tummy Time Fun Baby Discovery Mat is a colorful, soft mat with a center spinner that supports your baby as they move around the mat. Your little one will not only be entertained with the sounds and textures around the mat but also encouraged to explore. When baby is done with tummy time the center spinner can be removed and transformed into a fun mat to sit and play on. This Baby Discovery Mat is the perfect size to be portable when needed for on-the-go.
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One of a kid’s favorite make-believe games is serving up delicious, albeit not edible, foods to adorning costumers. The Wordy Ensalada takes this make-believe game to a new level. All food is labeled in both Spanish and English. Even if your child is a non-reader, they will gain letter and word recognition in both languages. There is a limited amount of The Ensalada for this holiday season be sure to reserve yours today.
Your child will love choosing their favorite little critter from the ample choices of adorable backpacks from apple park. You will love them, too. These sweet backpacks are made from 100% recycled fabric. Whether they use it for school or weekend trips to Grandma’s house, these backpacks are the perfect size for little ones and most importantly, safe and eco-friendly.
If your children love building and do not already have a set of MAGFORMERS, then you absolutely have to add them to your list this year. It is as easy as Click. Connect. Create! If you are already a fan of Magformers, then continue to explore endless construction possibilities this Christmas with Magformers Milo’s Mansion Set.
These simple sets are the perfect developmental playtoy to develop color and shape recognition, fine motor skills, and problem-solving abilities. It is amazing how much your little one is learning all while building anything they can imagine using Magformers Magnetic Rainbow shapes, Milo puppy character, and accessories to create and decorate Milo’s Mansion puppy house. Set includes 4 Triangles, 12 Squares, 2 magnetic support connectors, and accessories including 4 bricks, 2 windows, 1 Milo Puppy Character, 1 Fence, 2 Pictures, 1 Gate, 1 Tree, 1 Puppy House, 1 Skateboard and 1 Stair.
Whether you are traveling to grandma’s house this season or simply preparing for a winter indoors, the My Little Farm from Smart Felt Toys is an ideal holiday gift for toddlers and young children this Christmas. This interactive, reversible, 3D farmhouse comes with 32 colorful felt pieces to complete the set. This multipurpose, multi-sensory set teaches children colors, animals, weather concepts, and more. My Little Farm provides children with hours of open-ended, creative and imaginative play with a safe, engaging, and entertaining playset.
Tech-Related Toys for Kids
If you’re looking for a tech-related gift that the kids will love, look no further than eKids as they have a slew of new releases perfect for Holiday gifting. We have pulled a few that we particularly love for our own kids that we think you will love as well.
If your kids love Spiderman and laser tag, be sure to check out the all-new Spiderman far from home laser tag blasters! All you need is a friend (or a little brother/sister) for the ultimate shoot out.
These laser tag blasters feature 3 shooting modes, and each setting has its own strengths and weaknesses in relation to damage, range, and reload time (setting can be changed during battle). There is also a secret weapon button that you can use for the ultimate attack but choose carefully because it can be used only once per game. An infrared receiver, located on the front of the laser blaster, tracks and registers hits (the blaster is the target. You don’t need to wear a vest). Shots can be detected from a full 180 degrees, not just straight on. With Spiderman far from home graphics this set will make the ultimate Christmas gift for your little one!
For your Paw Patrol loving preschooler, the new Paw Patrol Chase kid-friendly headphones are here just in time for the holidays!! Your little dude can listen to whatever he wants in safety, comfort, and style. Equipped with a volume limiting switch to ensure safe sound levels for kids, the cool Paw Patrol Chase graphics are perfect for your little one. The pivoting ear cushions and adjustable headband provide comfort and quality so he can enjoy the music or his favorite show for as long as you will allow.
If your kid loves to “drive,” you have to get the Adventure Force / NASCAR Wheel. It may just be a “wheel,” but it reacts to your movements so your child can make their imaginary play come to life! Featuring a light-up interactive display, free play + interactive racing challenges, speech, and sound effects, the possibilities are endless.
Finally, with the release of Frozen II this year, your child will think they’ve died and gone to heaven if this Frozen II Karaoke machine is under the tree. Featuring built-in vocal effects, you can connect your audio device or record your own music. It also features LED lighting that flashes to music as well as a wired microphone. With 10 recordable music tracks, your little girl will be singing for days!
Art Supplies for Kids
Whether you have a budding artist in your midst or simply a house full of kids who love to do arts and crafts, Ooly is a company you must check out this season! STEM has more and more developed into a STEAM curriculum these days with parents and teachers alike recognizing the importance of art education in conjunction with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our children’s imaginations are an integral part of their development in early childhood and art helps them develop their imagination along with their fine motor skills.
Allow their creativity to run wild with a host of art supplies available from Ooly this season. Unlike the products you will find elsewhere, the art supplies from Ooly are safe for little hands, non-toxic, and chock full of fun and exciting ways to design and create. Whether you are searching for a stocking stuffer for the little one in your family or putting together a box of art supplies they will love, Ooly should be your go-to shop for all things art. This season we love their Double Up 2-in-1 Mini Markers (set of 36), Chunkies Paint Sticks (set of 6), Pastel Liners Double-Ended Markers (set of 8), Fab Fountain Pens (set of 4), Ninja Pencils (set of 12), Ninja Erasers (set of 3), Astronaut Erasers (set of 3), Mini Pocket Pal Journals (set of 8), Adventurous Pets Doodle Pad Duo Sketchbooks (set of 2), and the Fox – Animal Carry Along Sketchbook.
Do you have a child in your life and you don’t know what to buy for them? Art supplies are a perfect gift as they inspire children to craft and create actively using their own imagination rather than technology or video games. Plus with the winter upon us, parents will love the hours of entertainment a box full of art supplies from Ooly will provide their child during long, chilly days indoors.
Double Up 2-in-1 Mini Markers | Chunkies Paint Sticks | Pastel Liners Double-Ended Markers | Fab Fountain Pens | Ninja Pencils | Ninja Erasers | Astronaut Erasers | Mini Pocket Pal Journals (set of 8) | Doodle Pad Duo Sketchbooks | Fox – Animal Carry Along Sketchbook
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The Unicorn Magic Colouring Set is jam-packed with activity pages to inspire creativity and fun. This portable set features 36 pages of unicorns, full-color stickers and markers in a hardcover notebook with pockets to keep art safe and sound when on-the-go. When shopping for scientific toys for kids, kits like the Unicorn Magic Colouring Set are great for fostering innovation and inventiveness. This is the kind of gift you can feel good giving for the holidays on account of how sweet and fun it is, while being educational, too.
The Wild Kingdom How To Draw Set provides step-by-step drawing instruction for 24 animals in the wild kingdom. The Wild Kingdom How To Draw Set would fall into the camp of confidence-building scientific toys for kids. Kids will not only learn about animals, but they’ll learn how to draw them, too. The kit contains a 50-page sketch pad, a book with step-by-step instructions, a pencil, pencil sharpener, and an eraser. The Wild Kingdom How To Draw Set comes packaged in a hardcover book with a magnetic closure so kids can stuff this in a backpack and take it to school or on a plane while keeping their drawings safe.
Tiger Tribe is an award-winning company that brings to life compact art and activity kits that capture the imagination of creative kids everywhere. The 3-D Sci-Fi Fun Colouring Kit combines low-fidelity technology with art, making these kits loads of fun and scientific toys for kids. Kids can create optical illusions on 36 coloring pages using the kit markers and 3D glasses. This kit is self-contained with a hardcover and magnetic flap. The 3-D Sci-Fi Fun Colouring Kit is super portable for travel and a great stocking stuffer, especially if you’re in the market for scientific toys for kids.
Scientific Toys for Kids
Looking for scientific toys for kids on your holiday list? Trying to get something for the older kids can be difficult, especially if you are looking for something a little more educational. With great scientific toys for kids, Creation Crate is a subscription box created just for kids ages 12 and older. The hands-on projects help teach your child real-world skills in electronics and coding. Online courses accompany each project, and as the subscription continues the projects get more and more difficult. It is a great subscription box option for older kids or those who want to learn more about electrical engineering and coding through real-life and useful projects!
If you are looking for some quality scientific toys for kids, look no further than Creation Crate this holiday season.
Part of the fun during the holiday season is all the activities gearing up for the holidays. The parties, the light shows, and the treats are all fun things for kids but parents (and kids) also love having fun hands-on activities for those downtimes during winter break and cold weekend days. If you are looking for some fun scientific toys for kids, these holiday STEM activities from KiwiCo are the perfect way to have fun as a family, learn, and be creative over the holiday season.
Santa’s workshop needs to be built, and your kids are just the ones to help! The Santa’s Light Up Workshop Kit focuses on engineering and electrical engineering to create a fun project. Help Santa even more by creating the Santa’s Sleigh Automaton Project Kit where you can help Santa’s reindeer fly through the sky by creating a crank and exploring cams and rotary motion. These scientific toys for kids will be their favorite new holiday activities.
Decorate your tree with your very own custom ornaments with the Swirly Ornament Project. This is perfect for the littlest creators to get in on the fun, too! And what would a list of scientific toys for kids be without a science project? With the Crystal Chemistry Tree Project you can grow your very own Christmas tree – but with crystals!
Holiday activities do not have to be all sugar and treats and lights. Get some learning and fun in with scientific toys for kids from KiwiCo!
Santa’s Light Up Workshop Kit | Santa’s Sleigh Automaton Project Kit | Swirly Ornament Project | Crystal Chemistry Tree Project
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For those moments you want to gift your child something that doesn’t require batteries and causes your children to use their own energy source (the brain), you know you have a winner of a gift! Quarto Knows STEM scientific toys for kids will have your kids begging to do more! No kid will be able to resist the Ultimate Slime: Extreme Edition with over 100 new and exciting recipes to become the ultimate slime master! Squishes and sculptures are just waiting to ooze between those creative fingers of theirs!
For the little girls in your life who adore everything Elsa and the Frozen characters, look no further than the Learn to Draw: Frozen 2 STEM kit and the Frozen 2: Make Your Own Bath Bombs. All it takes is a bit of practice and step by step guidance for your little one to create the beloved characters they see on the big screen with these scientific toys for kids. It will build up their confidence and motor skills in no time. Then take your scientist to the tub to create more magical moments as they practice mastering ratios, combining chemicals, and learning to use the scientific method to manifest their own Frozen -inspired bath bombs.
Electric Dough Kits by Tech Will Save Us are wonderful scientific toys for kids: they teach engineering concepts like electric circuits and encourage problem-solving in a fun and approachable way. Conductive dough is the secret to teaching kids about circuitry and is a fun surprise for under the holiday tree.
The Electric Dough Project Kit is the grandmaster of dough kits! Kids can bring their projects to life with the help of 20 online tutorials and ideas. Kits are fully equipped scientific toys for kids of all ages and include a battery pack, electric dough, lights, connectors, story sheets, and a pop-up sheet to create stories around the characters.
Storytelling builds imagination and vocabulary. Why not add engineering concepts to the mix this Christmas with the Electric Dough Story Kit by Tech Will Save Us? The Electric Dough Story Kit uses the same conductive dough as similar kits to teach kids about circuitry while developing creative thinking and decision-making skills through craft-based play. Tech Will Save Us offers a wide range of scientific toys for kids, but if the kids on your list are interested in electric dough, you’ll want to pick-up the Electric Dough bundle pack for maximum savings.
Modarri is known for being the leader in toy cars. Whether your child likes to build and tinker or is super into all things trucks or dinosaurs, this monster truck building kit will occupy them for hours on end! The mix and match building system allows for countless combinations and endless creativity making these great scientific toys for kids. Perfect for a snowy day indoors or playing outside in the sand, this Jurassic beasts monster truck building kit is a great choice for any kid on your holiday list!
This holiday season, gift your child with an opportunity to learn stillness, mindfulness, and meditation in a creative and engaging way. The Calm Mind Kit is specially made and designed for 3-year-olds to 103-year-olds! Learn new techniques to calm the fidgetiness, relax the nervous grade-schoolers, and even help adults after a long day of stressful peers with these scientific toys for kids. Learn how to focus, self-regulate, and even build confidence during their emotional development phases of life. Use the Everyday Play Deck to give your child new ideas on how to use what you already have in exciting ways they haven’t thought of before. With over 125 personal invitations to play with common household materials, boredom isn’t an option!
Games for Kids
If you are planning on purchasing a new Nintendo Switch this holiday season or just want to get some new games for your child, the new Mario Olympics for Nintendo Switch game is the perfect addition to this year’s gifts. The fun game brings together all of your favorite Nintendo and SEGA characters like Mario, Sonic, Peaches, Donkey Kong, and more to play traditional Olympic games like diving, marathon racing, shooting trap, volleyball, long jump, judo, kayak, discus, swimming, skateboarding, surfing, fencing, archery, boxing, and more.
Mario Olympics for Nintendo Switch uses the Joy-Con controllers for more active play and gets the whole family ready for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. It is a great game to add to the Nintendo Switch family this holiday season.
Oh, what fun! Oops Scoops lets players scoop, stack, and score and is a win for kids and adults alike. While this game can create a fun family game night, it can also be played without adults when grown-ups need to get something done and do not want the kids watching too much television!
Players compete to build the tallest ice cream tower but beware, ‘Oops’, the shaking cone, can shiver to make the stacking even more challenging and causing the tower of scoops to topple. Spin the scoop spinner to see how many scoops to add. If the scoops fall on your turn, then OOPS – you lose!
Whether for your own kids or buying for other kids in your life, Oops Scoops is the perfect game that allows kids to be independent while also allowing for family fun.
Holidays are tough on families, especially when we can’t be in the same place celebrating together. We are always looking for ways to make sure our kids stay connected with parents who are living far away from us, like grandparents, extended family, or friends. Kidvelope helps close that gap with fun, interactive adventure games.
With hands-on creative activities, back-and-forth mailings, and digital games, kids will learn about those family members who live far away, and they’ll have activities to keep them connected. There are also digital elements, like online games and chats over the phone (or FaceTime, Skype, or other mediums) to continue on the mission together. As the mission continues, the players can get more points, ultimately getting them closer to a prize that is mailed at the end of the mission!
Books for Kids
A sweet gift for your little one this holiday season is a story that is all about them. The Hooray Heroes Customized Children’s Books are the perfect gift for your child that not only gets them to fall in love with reading but also sets their minds in motion for their future dreams, tells stories about siblings and friends, and helps them to celebrate special days like their holidays or their birthdays.
Each book is customized with your child’s name, their likeness, and the names and likeness of other people in your family like moms, dads, or siblings (if applicable). There are many options to choose from and you can easily get a story for every child in the family that applies just to them. You can even add a personalized message to the front of the book for an added personal touch. It is a wonderful gift idea to commemorate your little one as they grow older and a great gift for them to hold on to as they grow.
Princess Cupcake Jones is a playful, spunky little girl that spends her days making sure that everyone feels included. This series of books plays on diversity, inclusion, and positive lessons for little girls everywhere. There are several titles that are perfect to give to your book-loving child this holiday season, and all will delight him or her with tales of friendship and learning how to be there for one another.
Whether you are looking for a particular topic to discuss like Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School or you are just interested in a few good stories that have valuable lessons like The Missing Tutu or Saddles Up, you will sure to be find something that your child will love to read this holiday season.
Give the gift of literacy this holiday season. Jambo Book Club fosters a lifelong love of reading in children. Simply tell them a bit about the child, choose an age group, and select the duration of each gift. Multicultural age-appropriate books will be sent to the recipient. Every child will be excited to open the Jambo box to see what they have been sent each month! Parents can share the excitement. You will be glad you decided to gift Jambo Book Club to every child (birth-thirteen) on your holiday list!
Does your child love seeing their name in print? They will be ecstatic to see a character within a book that resembles them. Adding to the excitement is the Mattel collaboration with Dinkleboo. The Barbie fanatic in your life can be pictured within a Barbie book where themes include being a ballerina, horse rider, fashion designer, chef, scientist, and filmmaker.
Making your kids light up with happiness is the best kind of Christmas magic. Finding just the right gifts can be a challenge sometimes. From scientific toys for kids to action figures and games, no matter what your kids like there is something for everyone on this list. Your kids will be excited to find any of these toys under the tree on Christmas morning.
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