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Christmas gifts for kids 2018

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Find top trending Christmas gifts for kids of all ages.

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is an awesome feeling, especially if it’s for someone you hold close to your heart, like your kids. So how to do you choose something that will bring a smile to their faces on Christmas morning? We’ve put together a hand-picked guide filled with loads of this year’s best-selling presents for kids.

Top Christmas gifts for kids 2018

Kids are often the focal point of many Christmas gift-giving traditions. So it’s only natural that you want to make sure you pick up the top must-haves on their wish list this year. Take a look at some of our top picks to help you and Santa totally win on Christmas morning.

Christmas gifts for Boys

LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit
LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit

Amazon

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

Amazon

Harry Potter Mystery Flying Snitch
Harry Potter Mystery Flying Snitch

Amazon

Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

Amazon

Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic
Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic

Amazon

Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals
Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals

Amazon

Beginner Microscope Science Kit
Beginner Microscope Science Kit

Amazon

Spalding Over-The-Door Slam Dunk Mini Basketball Hoop
Spalding Over-The-Door Slam Dunk Mini Basketball Hoop

Urban Outfitters

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall

Amazon

Hatchimals - CollEGGtibles 4-Pack
Hatchimals - CollEGGtibles 4-Pack

Amazon

Teddy Ruxpin - Official Return of the Storytime and Magical Bear
Teddy Ruxpin - Official Return of the Storytime and Magical Bear

Amazon

Cat & Jack Toddler Boys Rain Jacket
Cat & Jack Toddler Boys Rain Jacket

Target

Furreal Friends: Torch My Blazing Dragon
Furreal Friends: Torch My Blazing Dragon

Amazon

Magnetic Educational Toys For Kids
Magnetic Educational Toys For Kids

Amazon

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty

Amazon

Sky Viper v2400HD Streaming Video Drone
Sky Viper v2400HD Streaming Video Drone

Amazon

LEGO® Star Wars™ Poe's X-Wing Fighter™ 75102
LEGO® Star Wars™ Poe's X-Wing Fighter™ 75102

Target

Marvel: Captain America Shield Backpack
Marvel: Captain America Shield Backpack

Amazon

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Christmas gifts for Girls

Little Seamstress Sewing Kit
Little Seamstress Sewing Kit

Amazon

Smoko Unicorn Essential Oil Diffuser
Smoko Unicorn Essential Oil Diffuser

Urban Outfitters

Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

Amazon

Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk
Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk

Amazon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Amazon

Hatchimals - CollEGGtibles 4-Pack
Hatchimals - CollEGGtibles 4-Pack

Amazon

Modern Play Kitchen with Ice Maker
Modern Play Kitchen with Ice Maker

Amazon

Disney Moana Adventure Collection
Disney Moana Adventure Collection

Amazon

Teddy Ruxpin - Official Return of the Storytime and Magical Bear
Teddy Ruxpin - Official Return of the Storytime and Magical Bear

Amazon

Acoustic Guitar Starter Pack
Acoustic Guitar Starter Pack

Amazon

My First Disney Princess Sofia Toddler Doll
My First Disney Princess Sofia Toddler Doll

Amazon

Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection,
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection,

Amazon

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Urban Outfitters

Beats Studio Wireless Headphones
Beats Studio Wireless Headphones

Best Buy

Graphic Skinz Design Studio Girl
Graphic Skinz Design Studio Girl

Amazon

Smartphone LuMee Selfie Case
Smartphone LuMee Selfie Case

Amazon

Furreal Friends: Torch My Blazing Dragon
Furreal Friends: Torch My Blazing Dragon

Amazon

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty

Amazon

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Looking to buy gifts for someone else? See the rest of our guide to Christmas gift ideas.

Top retailers for Christmas presents for kids

Not sure where to get started Christmas shopping for kids? Take a look at these top retailers:

How to pick the best Christmas gift for kids

When trying to find the perfect gift for kids, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Consider the child’s personality, hobbies and interests and try and incorporate them into your Christmas presents.
  • Ask the parents or close relatives for some ideas, too. They may even ask for specific things like summer baby clothes, outerwear, shoes or books, which means you know the gift will be put to use.
  • Don’t be afraid to be creative — kids love arts and crafts and personalized gifts that let them use their imaginations.
  • Always choose safe gifts for a child. If shopping for toys or sports gear, always check that they meet mandatory safety standards and proper age ranges.

What can I get a child who has everything?

Lots of kids have rooms filled with toys that they barely ever play with. If you have a child like this on your list, consider these creative non-toy gifts:

  • Books.
  • Clothing and shoes.
  • Experience gifts, like tickets to a movie or musical.
  • Arts and crafts.
  • Classes or lessons.
  • Memberships to the zoo or local museums.

What are the best DIY Christmas gifts for kids?

Making your child’s Christmas magical doesn’t have to mean shelling out your year’s savings. These DIY gifts are perfect for the creative, imaginative kid — and they won’t break the bank:

  • Bath crayons. Use glycerin or regular bar soap to whip up colorful, safe and clean “crayons” that your kids can use during bath time.
  • Handmade doll clothes. Are you handy with a sewing machine? If so, you can whip up the cutest clothes and shoes for your kids’ dolls and stuffed animals without spending a fortune.
  • Wooden food. Small blocks of wood with print-outs of their labels made for easy DIY fun for creative kids who like to play house or grocery store shopping.
  • Tool belt. Have a little handyman on your hands? Stitch together a tool belt and add a few play tools to complete this fun DIY gift.

Top gift cards for kids

In a pinch for time or still stuck for ideas this Christmas? A gift card to the your kid’s favorite retailer, store or restaurant is sure to be appreciated.

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Gabrielle Pastorek

Gabrielle Pastorek writes about fashion, beauty and finance. Gabrielle loves helping people find a great deal, whether it's in their shopping cart or on a credit card. In her free time, she exercises her creative muscles by writing short stories.

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