Time is running out to get your holiday shopping done, so if you’re still not sure what to get the kids in your life, we’re here to help. The good news? There are still plenty of great gifts out there. If there’s a young kid on your list, consider this a cheat sheet for finding something the under-tween crowd will love to unwrap.
- Squishmallows Mystery Box - Parents of young kids know these soft and fluffy toys are a big hit, but now the folks behind the viral stuffies have come up with something that combines the thrill of unboxing videos with the satisfaction of knowing it’s something they’ll like. Each Squishmallow Mystery Pack has three random 8-inch characters inside and if your kids are into these, they’ll love this.
- Bluey Ultimate Lights and Sounds Playhouse - Little ones who watch “Bluey” will take their love of the show to the next level with this playset that lets them recreate their favorite episodes of the Disney Junior hit.
- CoComelon Boo Boo JJ Interactive Light-Up Plush - This talking toy comes with bandages so your kiddo can take care of JJ’s boo-boos and it even sings the boo-boo song, too.
- LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Peach Starter Course - If you have trouble pulling your kids away from their Nintendo Switch, this 354-piece LEGO set could do the trick. It lets them set up their own levels and collect coins with a Peach character that reacts to movement and comes with a Start Pipe, Goal Pole, a swing set, a Lava Bubble-launching challenge and so much more.
- Pop It! Pro Light-Up Fidget Toy - If your kid is obsessed with pop-its, take it to the next level with this game. All they have to do is press the lighted bubbles before time runs out and the tricky part is that each level gets tougher than the last.
- LeapFrog Clean Sweep Learning Caddy - This electronic interactive toy makes pretend cleaning around the house fun using sound effects as it teaches kids about colors, shapes and numbers. And it was a finalist for The Toy Association’s 2022 Preschool Toy of the Year.
- KidiZoom Creator Cam - This piece of technology is kid-friendly and affordable. The HD video camera comes with time-lapse and a built-in microphone, so you could have the next Steven Spielberg on your hands before you know it.