The Best Amazon Gifts For Kids (and Their Parents), Found

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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 these best gifts for kids hiding on Amazon.

Our most winsome present ideas include coffee-table-worthy LEGO books, retro gaming consoles, an incredibly cute pair of Crocs rain boots, and more. Shop the fun-for-everyone lineup, broken out by budget, below.

Best Amazon Gifts For Kids Under $10

Areaware Multi-Color Cubebot

Cubebot Micro (Multi), Areaware ($10)

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 micro, multi-colored Cubebot. Described as an all-in-one puzzle, action figure, robot, and transformer, this durable hardwood toy assembles into a dozen different poses thanks to its elastic-band “muscles.” When not in use, it folds up into a perfect cube shape that can be tucked away on a shelf—although we like the display-worthy looks of him in action.

Itzy Ritzy Mushroom Wrist Rattle

Wearable Wrist Rattle, Mushroom, Itzy Ritzy ($9)

This newly released wearable rattle, made of soft 100%-cotton materials, comes in the shape of a whimsical mushroom, dinosaur, or pink cottage house. It’s earned the #1 Best Seller badge in Amazon’s “Baby Keepsake Rattles” section—which gives us confidence in its promise as parent-pleasing gift material.

Best Amazon Gifts For Kids Under $25

Toaster Night Light

Toast LED Night Light, QANYI ($18)

This Smeg-reminiscent night light is conveniently rechargeable and provides a soothing bedtime glow with the flip of its toaster switch. Reviewer praise spans grandparents who have gifted it to grandchildren with much fanfare and adults who have purchased it for themselves as cheerful office decor.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Kid’s T-Shirt

World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Kid’s T-Shirt, Out of Print ($22)

Out of Print specializes in wearable literary classics, matching every purchase with a book donation in support of literacy around the world. Our pick for gifting? This throwback graphic kid’s tee. Reviewers praise the shirt’s quality and fan appeal: “Couldn’t be cuter for 16-month-old who can now wear his favorite book,” one writes; “Great material—love its super soft texture, beautiful print, fits just right and the company has a good cause. Would buy again!” another reviewer echoes.

LEGO Wall Hangers

Lego Wall Hanger Set, Pink/Blue/White, Room Copenhagen ($14 was $15)

A creative way to keep your kids’ stuff off of the floor. These oversized LEGO-block hangers are approved by reviewers for being lightweight yet sturdy enough to hold everything from face masks to umbrellas and backpacks—and are also approved by the LEGO-obsessed giftees who have received them.

100% Cotton Muslin Fly-Fishing Swaddle Blanket

100% Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blanket, Fly Fishing, Mud Pie ($17)

Why, yes, we did find the perfect gift for new parents with a passion for fly fishing. This sweet swaddle blanket is made of 100% cotton-muslin materials that reviewers describe as “wonderfully soft” and comes in a larger-than-usual size.

Wooden Polar Bear Sail Boat

Sailing Boat – Polar Bear, PlanToys ($15)

Not all bathtime toys are made of plastic. This polar-bear first mate and his sailing vessel are crafted from chemical-free and kiln-dried recycled rubber wood that’s built to float amongst the bubbles. (We’d be remiss not to mention that there is also a cute penguin captain.)

Crocs Rain Boot

Unisex Child Rain Boot, Crocs ($24)

In the continued heyday of Crocs, these green machines have earned themselves a #1-best-seller status on Amazon in the kids’ rain boot category. We love the zesty primary colorways and positive reviewer praise numbering in the 20,000s. As one particularly compelling review states, “I’m not a Crocs fan but my kids absolutely love them. We have been buying these rain boots for years now and every time they grow out of them I buy another pair. Both my 4-year-old and my 10-year-old will wear no other type of boots. These are a perfect choice while a little bit more expensive than other rain boots they last and they are quality. Will be buying again when my children need to size up.”

Wooden Lacing Sheep Sorting and Stacking Toy

Wooden Lacing Sheep Sorting and Stacking Toy, PlanToys ($25)

This very cute and baby-friendly gift is sustainably made from rubberwood materials. The sheep breaks apart into six color-cored pieces that kids can sort and stack back together. Reviewers describe it as a “unique” and “very cute” gift that’s ideal for children one-year-olds to three-year-olds and beyond.

One thorough reviewer outlines: “Product quality: 5/5. Excellent craftsmanship, beautifully and articulately done. The wood is smooth, sturdy, and not that cheap particle board crap that I have found a competitor’s products to made from (Melissa & Doug). Creativity: 5/5. It turns out that a Lacing Sheep is basically a puzzle. It is a logic puzzle using colors. My 4-year-old was able to understand it and put it together. I like it. Logical exercise. Packaging: 5/5. 100% sustainable packaging.”

Cotton Dinosaur Rope Basket

Small Cotton Dinosaur Rope Basket, T&T Homewares ($20 was $25)

This 100%-cotton dino bin would make very cute gift-basket material. Stuff it full of toys to showcase its orderly, kids-room storage potential.

Organic Cotton Muslin Lion Lovey Blanket

Organic Cotton Muslin Lion Lovey Blanket, Marlowe & Co ($19)

We love this lovey—and so do parents who left glowing reviews attributing to its rare 5-out-of-5-star rating: “This little guy has helped my baby sleep in his crib so soundly and happy! I love the material and I love that it has little paws that my baby can nibble on. We also love that it’s breathable material.” Marlowe & Co’s Amazon storefront features an entire collection of organic cotton-muslin baby essentials, from clothing to bibs and crib toys, in an array of soothing colorways. Another top-gifting contender was the sleepy bunny lovey.

Mini Portable Bluetooth Cat Speaker

Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker, GINGO ($17 was $26)

Don’t let the adorable demeanor of this mini kitty speaker fool you; it boasts powerful Bluetooth sound capabilities. Over 69% of the 5-star reviewers on Amazon back its cute and surprisingly loud appeal as a crowd-pleasing gift for both the young and old. One reviewer loved it so much that they decided to keep it for themselves: “It hooked up very quickly. I was thinking as a gift to my little niece. But now, I’m gonna use it as my own. Oh, and the battery lasts so long. Mini but powerful.”

Handmade Reclaimed Wool Sock Puppet

Handmade Reclaimed Wool Sock Puppet, Cate and Levi ($25)

Boasting nearly 1,000 reviews that have earned it a 4.5-out-of-5-star rating, this little sock puppet has unique-gift material written all over its goofy face. It’s handmade in Canada from reclaimed wool and—according to parents and elementary school teachers—is designed to captivate kids. The reviewers rave about its quality construction, offbeat charm, and ability to elicit excitement from a wide range of ages during story time.

Ramona the Radish Teething Toy

Ramona The Radish, Teething Toy, Oli & Carol ($20)

A cheerful teething toy, this radish is made using 100% natural rubber from Malaysian Hevea trees that’s hand-painted with non-toxic, food-grade dyes. Other fruits and veggie shapes include a darling banana, avocado half, apple, orange, kale leaf, cherry stem, broccoli stalk, and watermelon slice. The highlights from its positive reviewer praise span from “Simply radishing. The baby loves it, and so does his mom. Mission accomplished!” to “This little radish teether is so cute and my daughter loved it for her baby shower gift. We live on a farm and we wanted to give all things farm. Great gift!”

Best Amazon Gifts For Kids Under $50

The Cult Of LEGO Book

The Cult of LEGO, John Baichtal and Joe Meno ($28 was $40)

This award-winning book is written “by LEGO fans, for LEGO fans.” It’s packed with LEGO history and illustrations of the most awe-inspiring creations like a life-sized Stegosaurus and a detailed microscale of Yankee Stadium. It’s a gift that appeals to adults just as much as it does to kids. “It’s a perfect coffee table book. People of all ages and maturity levels can pick it up and find it fascinating whether it’s the history of Lego or all the different uses that people have for Legos. I think it also makes a good gift for the big or little lego builder in all of us,” one of its many Amazon reviewers raves. “I found myself saying cool or wow a lot.” High praise.

Robot Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkie for Kids, Robot Shape, Retevis ($28)

This robo-duo is well-suited for three to five-year-olds, and its bells and whistles include USB charging, long-range call distance, ten call tones, a built-in LED flashlight, and seven screen colors. When kids aren’t using these to play hide and seek or to order from another room, they make a pretty cute shelf statement. As one Amazon reviewer raves, “These walkie-talkies are delightful! So cute for little kids to use—my daughters were thrilled when they saw them. Surprise bonus is there is a little (very little) flashlight at the end, which my kids think is so cool for when they pretend to be ‘detectives.'”

Non-Slip Children’s Stools

Non-Slip Children’s Stool, Lan Fei ($40)

An under-$50, rainbow-shaped stool might not be the most exciting kid gift in the world, but it does not disappoint in usefulness and cheer. According to one reviewer, who purchased it as a shoe bench for her 16-month-old daughter, “She happily will go pick it up and bring it to the kitchen or wherever she might need the stool. We often get compliments as it’s quite stylish. It was sturdy with no assembly required—definitely something we recommend!”

Wooden Smoothie Maker Blender Set

Wooden Blender Set, PairPear ($27)

We couldn’t choose between farmer’s market veggies or the meat and fish crate from this brand, so we ultimately went for the wooden smoothie-making set due to its interactive nature. It’s a smile-inducing surprise for culinary-inclined parents and baby foodies. The bundle includes a wooden apple, banana, pear, and ice along with the blender. It also features a wooden knob that clicks when turned for added blending effect. With a 4.8-out-of-5-star rating and an Amazon Choice stamp of approval, reviewers call it the cutest gift ever with a design that’s engaging, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

The North Face Puffy Slipper Booties

Youth Thermal Tent Mule II, The North Face ($45)

For kids who’d rather be barefoot and parents who are sick of the daily shoelace struggle: behold a puffy pair of indoor-outdoor-friendly slippers from The North Face.

Best Amazon Gifts For Kids Under $100

Pac-Man Connect and Play Classic Game

Connect and Play – 12 Classic Games, Pac-Man ($90)

Created in celebration of Pac-Man’s 35th anniversary, this connect-and-play console turns your television into an arcade classic. The iconic design features A/V cords for connectivity, along with 12 classic games that go beyond its namesake. “A surprisingly good recreation of some great arcade games,” one Amazon reviewer attests. “I bought this as a gift for a nephew who loves video gaming, I wanted something he would love but different and new and this was a hit! He was so excited! It was easy for him to use and set up and its bright fun colors make it a neat focal point in his room,” another pleasure purchaser raves.

Tolva Jr. Kids Cooking and Baking Gift Set

Kids Cooking and Baking Gift Set, Tovla Jr. ($70)

Each piece in this all-compassing culinary gift set is crafted from safe, non-toxic, and food-grade materials for your budding chefs to be. The lineup includes it all: a tool-storage box, recipe cards, an apron, measuring cups, measuring spoons, a kitchen timer, tongs, a rolling pin, three nylon knives, a spoon, a spatula, a whisk, three cookie cutters, and a cutting board.

“The cutest gift. My daughter is really into cooking. This came with everything she needed to get started. It even came with recipes that were easy to use, I only had to be there for oversight or if she had questions but could do the recipe cards herself so far. Love this,” one Amazon reviewer shares.

Wooden Walker Wagon

Push Wooden Walker Wagon, Labebe ($71 was $80)

Parents of kid-giftees will surely love a toy that pulls double duty as toy storage. This charming, solid-wooden push cart encourages proper posture and support in the early walking stages (best suited for 12 months and up). We like that you can also put it to work as a playtime pick-up wagon for stray stuffies and blocks. “This walker is extremely well made. It was very easy to put together and is quite sturdy. It can be used well beyond the learning-to-walk period. My son just graduated as Valedictorian of his Firefighter Training and has a baby so this was a perfect gift for both of them. I love it,” one pleased Amazon review attests.

Fjällräven Kanken Back Pack

Kanken Backpack, Pink, Fjällräven ($75 was $80)

Backpacks can take a beating, so investing in something fresh is always a welcomed kids’ gift. One that’s especially exciting to receive is a design-forward Swedish Fjällräven version. With 30+ vibrant colors for its durable canvas material, finding the perfect pack for your tiny giftee’s style is easy. Many of the reviewers attest to its crowd-pleasing nature as a gift for grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and beyond.

Best Amazon Gifts For Kids Under $200

Polaroid Instant Camera Set

Now i-Type Instant Camera, Polaroid Originals ($170 was $200)

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, an album book, and a colorful camera strap.

Fatboy Junior Bean Bag

Junior Bean Bag, Fatboy ($152 was $189)

Bean bag chairs are making an interior design comeback for all ages. And, this funky iteration from Fatboy takes the Domino-approved kid cake for its durability and eye-catching colorways. The tough, stain-resistant nylon material comes in an array of jewel tones or more neutral hues. One Amazon reviewer attests that her kids love these bean bags. “Purchased these for the kids’ playroom. They love that they can move them, stack them, on their own.”

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