50 Christmas gifts your kids really want
If you don't have your Christmas shopping done yet, don't fret. You still have plenty of time to find the perfect gift for every kid on your list. We compiled over 50 holiday gift ideas for kids — and some terrific suggestions for moms too!
Christmas gifts for boys
For all the little boys on your gift list, look for toys that keep them building, creating, moving and thinking.
Gifts for boys who love to build
Blocks, models and racetracks highlight these holiday gift ideas for boys who love to construct things.
- LEGO Mindstorms EV 3 (LEGO, $350) — Perfect for builders of all skill levels, it provides younger builders easier access to the build-and-play program experience, plus offers more advanced users the foundation to write their own program.
- LEGO DUPLO: My First Train Set (LEGO, $45) — Young builders have the opportunity to be the conductor and operate the buildable and motorized train as it speeds around the track.
- Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister (Walmart, $36) — Hot Wheels tracks are a whole lot cooler than they were when we were kids. This set features three tracks, two controllers and an awesome crash zone.
- VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset (Walmart, $34) — Another train set that we love for little ones is this motorized train from VTech. It features fun music and sound effects, and 32 interchangeable track pieces.
- Laser Pegs Runners (LaserPegs.com, $20) — Each of these kits comes with clear plastic pieces that snap together to build a variety of vehicles. Then, when the model is connected to the battery pack, the entire thing lights up in bright, colorful LEDs and it begins to drive around!
Gifts for boys on the move
Boys (and many girls too!) seem to be in constant motion. Take your kid for a ride with one of these ride-on toys or bikes.
- FirstBIKE (FirstBIKE.us, $130+) — What better way for your child to learn bike-riding skills than with the most coveted balance bike on the market — FirstBIKE. It comes in a variety of styles and colors.
- Ride 2 Glide Scooter (Toys R Us, $50) — As a 2-in-1 toy, the Ride 2 Glide converts from a foot-to-floor ride-on to a child’s first scooter, assisting in balance and gross motor skill development.
- Ziggle (RadioFlyer.com, $50) — With four caster wheels, Ziggle allows kids to glide forward and utilize upper body motions for drifts and 360 degree spin-out action.
More Christmas gift ideas for boys
Other toys, games and kits for boys that are hot this holiday season include:
- NERF Vortex Revonix360 Blaster (Hasbro, $40)
- Digital Drumsticks (Staples, $40)
- Disney Planes Remote Control Plane (Walmart, $34)
- Science X CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Ravensburger.com, $35)
- 31-inch Darth Vader (Toys R Us, $35)
- Hype 2 in 1 RC Car Wall Climbing Vehicle (Yoyo, $31)
- Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Rescue Trailer (Toys R Us, $25)
- Bugs in the Kitchen (Target, $20)
- Moose Toys Micro Chargers Loop Track (Amazon, $20)
- Dinosaur Train items — action figures, books, DVDs and more (Target, Walmart, etc.)
- Pajanimals — DVDs, plush toys and more (Kohl's, Target, Walmart)