19 awesome gifts our editors are giving their kids for Christmas
Great gift ideas for kids of all ages.
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Still haven't finished your holiday shopping and plum out of ideas for what to buy the children in your life? I put together a list of the hottest toys this season, but if you're still in need of some gift giving inspo, or you just want to know what the product experts on our staff will be giving this year, you're in luck: I polled the parents at Reviewed and asked them to reveal what Santa will be leaving under the tree for their kids.
Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, our editors and writers have some great gift ideas for all of the kids on your gift list.
What my kids are getting
I have a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. We subscribe to the Rule of Four when it comes to Christmas, which means that our kids each get four presents: Something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. This helps curb the overwhelming influx of stuff, and it helps the kids think about what they really and truly want.
I'm giving myself the gift of a few more minutes of sleep on weekend mornings and giving each of my kids iPads this year. Get a 32GB iPad at Target for $249.99
They're each getting a pair of their favorite pajamas. Not only are they reasonably priced, but they're consistently durable and hold up to repeated washings. Get Family Feeling Pajamas on Amazon starting at $9.99
According to my son one can never own enough Nerf guns, so the item at the top of his list is the Nerf N-Strike Hyper Fire Blaster. He'll be adding that to his arsenal along with all of the ones we tested. Get the Nerf N-Strike Hyper Fire Blaster on Amazon for $49.99
He wants to start reading the The Land of Stories, and I'm looking forward to reading the books with him. Get The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set on Amazon for $31.60
The only thing my 5-year-old daughter wants is a charm bracelet, and I found a reasonably priced one that she can add charms to as she grows. Get a gold charm bracelet at Charm It! for $7
My daughter's book selection this year is Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. We're big fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer, so I have high hopes for Andrea Beaty's newest story. Get Sofia Valdez, Future Prez on Amazon for $13.68
Rachel Murphy, writer, Smart Home
Rachel has a 6-year-old daughter and a toddler son (who helps her test everything from blocks to sippy cups).
A cool expandable ball toy that they can pull and compress to their heart's delights. Get 4E's Novelty Expandable Ball Fidget Toy on Amazon for $7.99
A beginner's set of remote control cars that they can play with together. These make siren and honking sounds, and have flashing headlights. Get the Prextex Pack of 2 Cartoon R/C Police Car and Race Car Radio Control Toys on Amazon for $34.95
Rachel's 6-year-old daughter wants A VR headset. Get the Oculus Go VR Headset on Amazon for $149
The My Fairy Garden Magical Cottage comes with everything kids need to grow their very own fairy garden. It also has a water feature and a flying fairy. Get The My Fairy Garden Magical Cottage on Amazon for $22.20
This compact set of art supplies includes 64 crayons, 20 colored pencils, 40 washable markers and 15 large pieces of paper so her daughter can take her artistic inspiration anywhere. Get the Crayola Inspiration Art Case Coloring Set on Amazon for $24.99
Rachel's toddler is getting a Green Toys Submarine. Great for either bath time or beach days—or both—it's made from recyclable materials. Get the Green Toys Submarine on Amazon for $13.77
A classic wooden train set that can be added on to as her son grows. This one features a crane that moves. Get the Hape Busy City Train Rail Set at Crate and Barrel for $56.99
Sarah Kovac, editor, Smart Home
Sarah has three kids ages 10, six, and two.
"I got my two older kids 7" Kindle Fires so they can stop fighting over the TV when it's screen time. Kindles also have pretty good parental and screen time controls built in, so I feel better about getting them those than an Android or iPad. Also they're cheap enough that they would be easy to replace if/when one breaks." Get the Kindle Fire on Amazon for $39.99
The 10-year-old is getting an inflatable punching bag for "those preteen moments." Get the Inflatable Punching Bag for Kids on Amazon for $17.99
The two-year-old is getting a set of princess accessories that are perfect for dress-up and imaginative play. Get the Princess Dress Up Costume Accessories on Amazon for $10.99
Sunil Doshi, VP, product, development
Sunil has two sons, ages 12 and eight.
This year, the Doshi boys are getting new bicycles for Christmas. "We have a local used bike co-op here that we have been getting our kids bikes from since they were little. This year, we decided to finally get them new bikes." Get kids bikes at Trek starting at $169
Dhillon, his 12-year-old, is getting a wireless, Bluetooth-enabled karaoke microphone. Get the BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone on Amazon for $29.99
His 8-year-old, Deven, is obsessed with Disney—he's currently reading Bob Iger's autobiography— so he's getting a One Day at Disney book. Get the One Day at Disney book on Amazon for $59.90
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