As a parent, when it comes to presents for your brood, you’re looking for two things—one, gifts that are sturdy enough to last past noon on Christmas day, and two, products that will capture your kids’ attention. In my mind, there’s nothing better than quiet play—a toy or game so fantastic that your children’s imaginations are exploding and their creative little minds expanding by the second. (And while they’re quietly playing? Yep, I’m reading a magazine on the couch. #winning)
On the flip side, there’s nothing more irksome than a crappy toy that falls apart after ten minutes. Waste. Of. Money. Below, we’ve rounded up 20 great gifts—some brand new and some oldies but goodies—for kids ages one to 10 years old, and all the products have one thing in common…they’re kid-tested and parent-approved. That’s right, every single product on this list has been test-driven by my kids or by my extended family and friends, and I’ve only included the ones that are durable and have piqued kiddos' interest for a long amount of time. (That plush barn you see below? My three-year-old still sleeps with the animals—two years after receiving it for his first birthday!) And the great news is that all can still be delivered in time for Christmas. But hurry up, because these classics will be gone before you know it.
Plush Barn with Squeaky Animals
Radio Flyer Kid's Folding Wagon
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar
Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter
Magna Tiles 48-Piece Set
Freezy Dream Ice Cream Truck Tent
LeapFrog LeapReader Reading & Writing System
The Original Stomp Rocket: Jr. Glow in the Dark 4-Rocket
UGG Bailey Bow Boots
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
Keep Out Lock & Key Diary
Easy Weaving Loom
Singing Machine Top Loading CDG Karaoke System with Bluetooth
7TECH Kids Walkie Talkies, Set of 2
Basketball Mug with a Hoop
Ticket Stub Diary
3D Deco Spiderman Wall Light
LEGO Architecture White House
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