When it comes to finding that *perfect* gift for your little, you want to make sure it's an item that's practical and something they'll enjoy playing with beyond Christmas morning. If you're stumped on what that is, we scoured through toys and gifts on Amazon to find the highest rated ones.
Each product has at least a 4.5 stars or above, with many featuring thousands of reviews. So, you can trust that both mama and the kids loved these.
Wooden cookie play food set
With more than 1,300 positive reviews, this is one of the highest-rated pretend play sets available on Amazon. Kids can bake, slice and serve cookies (all while practicing their fine-motor skills!). Our favorite part? Melissa & Doug offer a 100% happiness guarantee so if your child isn't inspired, they'll make it right.
Working with most iPad models, this globe is perfect for curious kiddos who are interested in exploring. The orboot Globe + app takes kids on an augmented reality-based journey around the world, encouraging kids to stamp their passport and add stickers along the way.
Age: 4-10 years old
Made for both indoor and outdoor play, your child will love getting to help fix things around the house. The 15 pieces encourage fine motor skills and all of the materials are dishwasher safe for those unexpected messes.
Kinetic play sand
This sensory sand is practically magic—it's kinetic so it only sticks to itself, not your kid's hands or your furniture. It feels so fun, perfect for squeezing or putting into molds. Bonus: It never dries out so you don't have to worry about purchasing more in a few months.
Osmo starter kit
Can't seem to escape the digital world? Osmo will turn your little's iPad into a learning game—that requires no WiFi!—and bring imagination to life. Pair it with the pretend play costume pieces and silicone rings to practice letter forming, create costumes and make magic happen.
Be Kind book
For the little reader in your life, Be Kind is a beautiful picture book that explores all aspects of kindness.
Age: 3-6 years old
Terrarium science kit
Kids will get to mix science and art as they grow their own habitat in this terrarium kit. We love that it glows in the dark at night and the chia and wheat grass seeds grow within a few days.
Kidizoom duo camera
Kids will love getting to play with this digital camera, whether it's taking pictures of the family or playing a game that's pre-programmed on the device. Connect it to a computer for even more activities.
Age: 3-9 years old
With three drum pads and a cymbal, your child will work on their sensory development while having hours of fun. They can follow along to the tune by keeping up with the lights on the pads, make up their own songs or play games to work on numbers and letters.
Age: 2-5 years old
Wooden ice cream counter
Encouraging independent play, littles can imagine endless possibilities in their own ice cream shop. Scoops fit into the cone, along with toppings on top, helping kids work on their development skills. It even comes with $1 bills.
As baby is learning to recognize sounds, this toy lets them explore their love of music. We love the volume control so parents can turn it down if baby likes playing with it all day long. 😉With nearly 10K reviews, it's still a 4.5 star item.
Age: 3-36 months
Animated plush pal
Toddlers and babies will adore this animated bunny that plays peek-a-boo and sings. It's soft enough to cuddle, but durable enough to last for years to come.
Tinkertoy building set
With 200 pieces, this building set is sure to provide endless hours of entertainment. We love that there are so many different creations to make and that it helps kids works on their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Little Tikes trampoline
This trampoline is perfect for kids to burn off a little energy without having to purchase a massive one for the backyard. At 3-foot tall, it won't take up too much space, and the handle bar helps them bounce away... safely. Plus, it has nearly 4,000 top reviews.
CamelBak sippy cup
Gone are the days of having 20 sippy cups all over the house—this CamelBak will replace them all. You don't have to worry about spills since kids have to bite on the valve for drink to disperse, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. 🙌
If your child loves music, this instrument offers so many ways to play, from the xylophone and keyboard to using the hammer. Plus, the balls can fall on the keys or slide out to make even more sounds.
Age: 1-3 years old
With more than 4K reviews, this toy still has 4.5 stars—and for good reason. Kids can ride it indoor or out without having to worry about batteries, pedals or gears. Pro tip: It works best on flat, hard surfaces so a driveway is better than carpet or grass.
Crayola art case
This set provides just about everything your child needs to get creative, including markers, paper, crayons and more. The storage case makes it easy for travel and ensures all of the 140 pieces have a place to go once they're done playing.
Wooden building blocks
You can never go wrong with blocks, but this wooden set has a 5 star record with more than 1,700 reviews. Each piece is smooth sanded so you don't have to worry about splinters and it comes with a wooden tray for storage.
Age: 3-8 years old
Ferry bath toy
Made from 100% recycled milk jugs, this bath toy isn't just fun, it's also eco-friendly. The ferry boat floats steadily, making it the perfect toy to for any bath adventure. Plus, it comes with two mini cars and is dishwasher safe.
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