59 best gifts for kids 2021
Our list of the best gifts for kids includes everything from learning toys and inspiring creativity tools to the most popular toys of the holiday season.
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The ultimate gifts for kids
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for buying gifts for children. Not only is every little human being unique in terms of interests and tastes, but toy trends tend to change quickly from year to year. That is why Reader’s Digest spent time researching trends and looking at the best in toy roundup to bring you a curated list of what to need for every kid on your list.
From STEAM-approved kits teaching topics like volcanic eruptions, food science and coding, to all the latest Barbie, Hot Wheels and LOL deals for sure, and even the The season’s most coveted new toys, these gift ideas could give Santa a hard time. And if you’re shopping for teen gifts, tweens, toddler gifts, and boy gifts, we’ve got these listings too.
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Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron
Every year there is a toy that sells out long before Black Friday, with parents scrambling to find even one for double or triple the retail price on eBay. Judging by all of the major toy listings for 2021, including those from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and TTPM, it likely will. The Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron from Moose Toys allows children to create a magical mist that, after a little sleight of hand, reveals a “Mixie”. Your kids will love all the sounds and reactions their new furry friend and cauldron make. Our advice? If you find one in stock, buy it immediately. While you’re at it grab one of these tops Christmas stocking for children.
5 years and over