The Best Gifts for Kids

Shopping for a child? Here are some toys, games, and must-have tech options for all ages.

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Children can be the easiest people to shop for. Their minds are voracious sponges; they are curious about anything and everything, in great detail...often really in the morning...before parents can get that fancy new coffee machine fired up. Get the rough age and area of interest right and you can fascinate them with any gift — at least, for about five minutes.

What you should worry about is their parents, who will have to cohabitate with this gift. You don't want them to resent you, so use some discretion. Avoid anything that makes shrill noises or contains about 1,000 easy-to-lose little pieces. Assembly required? That's adding one more obligation to their seemingly endless to-do list. And, yes, something that mixes a smidgen of education in with the fun is better than heedlessly feeding a "Paw Patrol" obsession.

Below are some excellent, parent-approved gifts for kids of all ages. Whether you're looking for a quick, budget-friendly option or a splashy gift that will cement your fun uncle status for decades, this list has you covered.

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STACYC Harley-Davidson IRONe12
Harley Davidson

Presented by STACYC

If you’re looking for the ultimate gift that gets your little one out and about, nothing beats a STACYC — an electric balance bike. STACYC's bikes offer a lightweight, non-intimidating and incredibly fun riding experience that teaches your kids to ride on two wheels. Its Harley-Davidson IRONe12 is perfect for young riders aged 3-5 who are comfortable on balance bikes and need a larger platform to practice their skills. And the Harley-Davidson IRONe16 is built for the older kids aged 5-7. The bikes are constructed with a low seat height, stable bike geometry and ergonomic features that allow for easy push and glide functions — as well as three exceptional powered modes of fun. So give your kids a break from the screens and being cooped up indoors, and engage them with outdoor riding and play.

Price: $649+


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