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Whether the children in your life are into dolls, Legos, tech, or crafts, we’ve got you covered. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for little ones or tweens, we looked high and low for the best gifts for kids, including the best deals on viral toys and activities. And if you’re in the market for presents for babies and young toddlers, we also have gift guides for 1- and 2-year-olds.
Here at The Krazy Coupon Lady, not only will you find the best gifts for kids, but also special savings hacks on sales going on now. For example, for a limited time at Kohl’s you can earn $10 in rewards for every $50 spent, and we’ve watched Macy’s hold multiple holiday sales on toys every few days or so.
And if your shopping list is always growing but your budget stays the same, we recommend texting DEALS to 57299. That way you’ll be the first to know about the hottest sales each day.
Best Gifts for Kids, Ages 3 – 5
1. Gabby’s Dollhouse Hamster Kitties Plush Pack
2. Melissa & Doug Wooden Block Set
3. Water Drawing Mat
If your kids love crafts but you hate cleaning paint out of the carpet, consider a water-activated drawing mat ($22.99, Amazon). This kit comes with reloadable water pens, stamps, stencils, and a mat. Plus, you can use the 15% off Amazon coupon on the product listing while it’s still active.
4. Tea Party Play Set
Host the tea party of the century with a 16-piece playset ($29.99, Macy’s). It also comes with a fill-in-the-blank storybook to encourage more creative play. Tip: Watch for this to go on sale. We’ve seen it offered for just under $18 in early December 2022.
5. Gabby’s Dollhouse Rainbow Closet Portable Playset
We’ve seen this playset ($34.99, Target) go on sale for as low as $17.49 during the holiday season. The set also includes a Gabby doll that kids can dress up.
Related: Best Gabby’s Dollhouse Deals Happening Now
6. Nighttime Guardian Gift Set
If your little one is scared of monsters at night, you may want to look into this plushie and book combo ($37, Uncommon Goods). The story tells of a fierce guardian monster that protects kids at night. And who’d have thought, the kit also contains that very same protector. Uncommon Goods loyalty members can score free shipping.
7. Melissa & Doug Pet Vet Play Set
Calling all animal lovers: this pretend play set ($37.99, Macy’s) is perfect for aspiring vets. It comes with 24 pieces including two stuffed animals, play medicine, a stethoscope, and more. Plus, we’ve seen it go on sale during the holiday season for as low as $27.99.
8. Kids’ Musical Instruments, Percussion
This 33-piece set ($40.99, Amazon) comes with a xylophone, tambourine, and other handheld percussion instruments. We’ve seen it offered for as low as $30.99 during the holiday season.
9. Mickey Mouse Pirate Ship Set
Kids can set sail with Mickey and his crew thanks to this 15-piece set ($49.99, Macy’s). If the set seems like a bit too much gold for ye’, you’ll be happy to hear we’ve seen it offered as low as $38.24 in the past couple of months.
10. Bluey My Size Plush
This stuffed animal ($49.99, Target) is perfect for little ones who are obsessed with the iconic Aussie blue heeler. And when they say “my size” in the description, they mean it. It stands 32 inches tall. We’ve seen it go for as low as $42.49.
11. Lego Duplo Classic Creative Animals Set
Children will go wild for this set ($58, Walmart) and all the little animals they can create. Walmart + members get instant free 2-day shipping, and we’ve seen this go on sale for as low as $52 in the past couple of months.
12. Jurassic World: Giganotosaurus Action Figure
The good news for budding paleontologists and their parents, this figure ($64.99, Target) is often offered on sale for half off (just keep checking back), bringing the price down to $32.49. Plus, you can use your Target RedCard to save an extra 5%.
13. Sharper Image Toy Porsche
Perfect for tiny speed demons, this officially licensed toy Porsche ($69.99, Kohl’s) reaches a max speed of 7.45 mph. Plus, you can earn $10 in rewards on this purchase, and we’ve seen it go on sale for as low as $34.99 recently.
14. Spark Create Imagine Wood Play Kitchen
A modern spin on a classic Christmas gift, this wooden kitchen ($79.99, Walmart) looks like something out of an HGTV show. It has a stovetop, sink, microwave, and pantries for storing toys. To sweeten the deal, Walmart often offers it for $60 on rollback.
Best Gifts for Kids, Ages 6 – 8
15. Lego Star Wars AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters
Star Wars fanatics can recreate their favorite scenes with this build ($14.65, Walmart). Bonus, since Legos can be taken apart and put back together, you can crawl inside the toy Tauntauns over and over.
16. Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Magic Deluxe Kit
Crafting without a mess? Say less. Kids can draw by simply scratching the paper in this kit ($16.09, Kohl’s) to reveal the colors underneath. It’s on sale now, but note that it’s not eligible for other promotional sales or coupons.
17. Portable Art Set for Kids
Inspire creativity with an art set ($18.99, Amazon). We’ve seen Amazon offer it discounted for as low as $16.99 this holiday season, so keep an eye on it. Kids can explore different mediums like crayons, markers, watercolors, colored pencils, oil pastels, and more.
18. Charm Bracelet Making Kit
This unicorn- and mermaid-themed crafting set ($19.99, Amazon) is perfect for kids who love everything bling. Plus, Amazon will often offer a 10% off coupon or mark this on sale for lower.
19. Magnetic Tile Set
Budding architects and artists will delight in a 40-piece magnetic tile set ($25, FAO Schwarz). With tiles in a variety of shapes like triangles, squares with window ports, and circles, kids can build more complex designs.
20. Mini Tudou Safari Animals Figures with Activity Play Mat
Take a walk on the wild side with this 12-piece figurine and mat set ($26.99, Amazon). And, Amazon will occasionally offer 10% coupons on this too, so watch out for that.
21. Squeegee Art
Attention miniature modern artists: this 18-piece art set ($29.99, The Toy Store) has two squeegees, five neon paints, six pieces of watercolor paper, four pre-cut activity sheets, two masking tape stickers, and a guidebook.
22. Metal Tool Kit with Wood Box
Perfect for the budding handyperson, this toolset ($29.99, Macy’s) comes with 16 plastic-free pieces. You can get the kit for less, though. Macy’s has been having random sales throughout the holiday season, and we’ve seen this offered for as low as $23 so far.
23. Star Wars The Child Plush Toy
Baby Yoda fans rejoice! This stuffed animal ($30, FAO Schwarz) is perfect for fans of The Mandalorian, no matter the age.
24. Safari Animals Figurines
For fierce fun, consider this 65-piece playset ($30.95, Amazon). The set includes 12 African animals, 25 soil blocks, 12 plant pieces, and 15 fence pieces so little ones can build their own zoo.
25. TOQIBO Kids Piano Keyboard
Inspire a love of music with a 37-key piano ($32.99, Amazon). The instrument has a soundboard with eight rhythms, 11 demos, four percussions, and four animal sounds. Watch out, Amazon often offers coupons on this product listing.
26. Marvel Studios Mjolnir Electronic Hammer
If Thor is your kid’s role model, you might want to consider this Mjolnir toy ($33.99, Macy’s). The hammer lights up and makes sounds that vary depending on which mode you’re in. Macy’s has been offering this on sale, on and off, and we’ve seen it go for as low as $19.99 this holiday season.
27. Disney Encanto Ultimate Madrigal Family Gift Set
With 10 character dolls and nine accessories, this set ($34.99, Target) is perfect for fans of the hit movie Encanto. It includes all the members of the Madrigal family as well as Chispi the capybara. For the holiday season, Target’s offering same-day delivery for free on certain items, depending on your location.
28. Ultimate Makeup Artist Kit
Fans of anything glitz and glam will love this play makeup set ($35, FAO Schwarz). Little ones will feel like royalty with 30 pieces, including lipstick, lipgloss, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow palettes, bronzer, and application tools.
29. Discovery Metal Detector
Did you ever go hunting for buried treasure with one of these? Well, now the children in your life can, too! This metal detector ($37.99, Macy’s) often goes on sale during the holiday season. We’ve seen it offered for $25.99 in the past few days.
30. Kid-Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library
This DIY kit ($39.99, Belk) includes over 1,000 pieces, from pipe cleaners and googly eyes to pom-poms and beads. Tip: New shoppers can sign up for email promos to get $10 off. You can also score free shipping on orders over $49.
31. Razor A Scooter
The ’90s called … just kidding! This classic toy ($39.99, Macy’s) is still going strong. And watch out this holiday season, we’ve seen it offered for as low as $23.99 in early December.
32. Seckton Upgrade Kids’ Selfie Camera
Aspiring photographers can embrace their artistic vision with a kid-friendly camera ($39.99, Amazon). And we’ve seen Amazon offer a 5% off listing on it, bringing the price down to $37.99.
33. Dance-On Piano Mat
Sing us a song, you’re the piano kid. This song and dance number ($39.99, Target) is on sale for just $19.99 right now.
34. Tech Deck Shredline 360 (Turntable)
The ’90s mini skateboarding sensation is still a hit with an all-new playset ($39.99, Target). Target has marked it down anywhere from $29.99 to $19.99 this holiday season, so watch out for sales.
35. Discovery Microscope Set with Case
Young scientists can discover a whole new world with a 48-piece science kit ($39.99, Walmart). Aside from a microscope, the set has a petri dish, test samples, and slides.
36. Fairy Box Multi-Activity Kit
For fans of everything cottagecore, this whimsical craft box ($42.99, The Toy Store) has six different activities. Kids can paint, make 3D animals, craft mosaics, draw, and more. You can sign up for curbside pickup or home delivery on in-town orders.
37. Magic Mixies Magical Misting Cauldron
Related: A Guide to Magic Mixies Toys and Where They Are in Stock
38. KidKraft Poppy Dollhouse
For dolls that require the finer things in life, this dollhouse ($65.09, Kohl’s) has three stories. Even better, all this luxury is on sale for just $65.09. You can earn and redeem Kohl’s Cash rewards with this purchase.
39. Disney Encanto Magical Casa Madrigal Interactive Dollhouse
Once you have all those Encanto dolls, surely they’ll need their own casita. Luckily, this dollhouse ($79, Walmart) was on sale for $49.97 this holiday season, so keep watching for sales.
40. Bullseye Outdoor Archery Set
If you know a child who looks up to Merida from Brave or Legolas, consider getting them an archery set ($79.99, Macy’s). Plus, you can snag the kid-safe set for only $31.99 at Macy’s if you watch sales this holiday season.
Best Gifts for Kids, Ages 9 – 13
41. Genshin Impact Funko Pop
For tweens that love exploring the world of Teyvat, consider a Funko Pop ($12.64, Walmart) of the game’s mascot, Paimon. It’s on sale for $12.04. Just note that the game is rated 12+ on the Apple app store, so it might not be a good gift for younger kids.
42. Nerf Fortnite Dart Blaster
Fortnite fanatics can host their own battle royale with a Nerf blaster ($14.99, Target). Prices are parachuting, too. We’ve watched the price drop all the way down to $9.99 this season.
43. Among Us Plush
There’s nothing sus about this plush ($15.99, Amazon). Available in six colors, these toys are officially licensed and eligible for Prime shipping.
44. My Hero Academia Shoto Todoroki Action Figure
The series My Hero Academia is a huge hit with anime lovers of all ages. We’ve seen this figure ($19.97, Walmart) go for as low as $9.97.
45. Minecraft Plushies
A Minecraft plush ($19.99+, Target) is perfect for kids who are always planning their next build. I’m partial to the fox ($19.99, Target), but if you can spare an extra $100, kids will lose it over the Enderdragon stuffed animal. Use your Target RedCard for an additional 5% discount.
46. STMT D.I.Y. Journaling and Stationery Set
If you know a kid that’s gonna rule the world one day, a bullet journal kit ($23.70, Amazon) may be the move. Because who doesn’t feel more motivated about their goals when fancy-looking stationery is involved?
47. Sharper Image RC Speed Bumper Road Rage
This miniature bumper car set ($44.99, Kohl’s) comes with two remote-controlled vehicles and two drivers. The first one to knock out their opponent’s driver wins. Even better, we’ve seen the set go on sale for $22.49.
48. Long Range Laser Tag Gaming Blaster Set
This set of two blasters ($49.99, Target) reaches up to 500 feet away. While you can’t see the infrared beam (it’s not a real laser), you can see the savings. We’ve seen it discounted this season for as low as $24.99.
49. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Courtyard: Sirius’s Rescue
Potterheads will love this build ($49.99, Walmart). You can recreate the iconic scene of Sirus’s rescue for less — the kit is down to $39.99.