Cool Gifts for Kids in 2018

looking for cool gifts for kids in 2018? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. This list will help you pick out a home run birthday, Christmas, back to school, or holiday gift. Kids gifts are easy to pick out because they are interested in a lot of things. Read More and Watch Video

10 tips on deciding what gifts to get kids

1. Find a present they will actually use

There are a ton of cool gift ideas for kids out there, so don’t buy them something generic or boring like clothing. In short, get them something they want rather than what you think they need. Games, toys, interactive, and educational presents are usually great options. Make sure you watch the video above to even see some ideas that aren’t on this list.

2. Get a fun and interactive present

Get them something that they can learn from and use with their friends or siblings. Games, remote controlled toys, educational toys, or gifts they can use outside are great options. Some examples on the list below are the remote controlled bumper battle cars, the magic science set for kids.

3. Buy them a gift they can use right away

This seems obvious but if you’re buying Christmas gifts for kids and they live somewhere where it’s snowing outside, don’t buy them something for the beach. Get them something they can open that day and have a lot of fun with. For kids, a few months seems like a lifetime, so be sure to find a gift they can use right away.

4. Consider a live gift, kids love animals

Every kid wants a pet, but they can be a lot of work. Some of the gifts on the list below will give them the joy of having a pet without the responsibility and commitment of say a dog or cat. There are a couple live animal gifts on this list below that kids will love. The first is the butterfly garden with caterpillars. The package comes with live caterpillars that the kids can watch transform into cocoons, then into live butterflies that they can let free. Another present on the list below is the LED ant farm that comes with a microscope. Kids will get hours of amusement watching the ants dig intricate tunnels. These gifts teach kids about nature and will get an appreciation for animals and nature.

5. Consider their interests

Every kid has a unique personality. If you know what sports, interests, or tv shows they’re into you can find a gift that fits that theme or category. For example, if you are buying a gift that loves to Wild Kratts, a tv show about animals and adventures. Get them a gift that will help them explore and learn about animals. Another example is if need a cool gift for a kid that loves dinosaurs, then look around for unique dinosaur toys.

6. Listen to what they actually want

Kids usually have a long wish list of presents they want. While it’s usually best to pick out a gift that will surprise them and they don’t know about, if you really can’t find anything, then getting something cool on their wish list isn’t always a bad idea. A lot of time if you know they want a certain type of gift, you can still do some research into that category of gift and find them something even cooler that they haven’t even heard of.

7. Inexpensive gifts can be just as good as expensive ones

Just because it’s expensive doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to like it. Unlike adults, kids don’t find things that are expensive more valuable. To them, it’s all about the amount of fun they can have with it and cool it is. In short, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to find a home run gift.

8. Don’t buy a technology gift

Kids already spend too much time staring at screens and being sedentary indoors. Instead of a video game console or video game, find a gift that will increase their time getting physical activity and boost communication skills. Consider cool gifts for kids they can use outside rather than just indoors.

9. Consider their age

Age is a big factor when picking out kid’s gifts. A 2 year old will have completely different interests then a 4 year old or 10 year old. You will usually know intuitively if the gift is appropriate for they age group. You don’t want to get a child something they aren’t big enough for. Another example would be don’t get a kids gift that will require them to follow detailed instructions if they can’t yet read.

10. Is the recipient a boy or girl?

When you’re trying to pick out a gift for kids, make sure you consider if it is appropriate for their gender. For example, on the gift list below I have 2 sets of Lincoln logs listed. One set has green accessories and the other has pink. Getting a young girl a gift that is girly will always be better than a gender neutral gift. The same goes for young boys, get them something that is their favorite color if the option is available.

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Animal Footprint Sandals

Animal Footprint Sandals

Footprint sands are a cool gift idea for kids. With these kids sandals they will have fun looking back and seeing the cat claw footprint in the sand. They’ll surely think of some fun and clever ways to use these footprint sandals at the beach. Hit the image to read pricing and size options on amazon.

Wrist Watch for Kids

Wrist Watch for Kids

Kids love to know and tell what time it is. With these watches by Eleoption, you can choose from dozens of different styles. They are sock resistant, sock resistant, comfortable, and unique. To see all the watch designs on amazon, just click the link or image.

Robot Boxing Game

Robot Boxing Game

Rock em Sock em robots is a popular game most of us have played. It has been around for over 40 years and is always a favorite. The point of this game is to knock the opponent of their block by landing the perfect shot. By pressing the buttons on your side the robot’s arms throw punches and make realistic sounds. It’s ...

Temporary Tattoos for Kids

Temporary Tattoos for Kids

Kids love Temporary Tattoos. Each pack comes with 22 individual sheets with designs boys and girls will love. With designs featuring dinosaurs, wolves, flowers, paw prints, butterflies, and other designs, there is something for everyone. There are approximately 4 to 9 tattoos per sheet.

Parachute Army Man Toy

Parachute Army Man Toy

A paratrooper Parachute toy is one of the best stocking stuffers for toddlers and kids. I remember getting these when I was younger and having a ton of fun with them. They will surely be stand out gift, and because there are multiple colors they are good for both young boys and young girls. They are fun to drop out ...

RC Tank that Shoots

RC Tank that Shoots

The turret of the tank rotates 300 degrees on the horizontal plane. The tank can move forward, backward, and spin to change direction. The gun can be aimed up and down about 20 degrees. The tank itself has a controllable range of about 30 feet, and the cannon has a firing range of about 9 feet. You can expect the ...

Backyard Ice Rink

Backyard Ice Rink

What kid wouldn’t want an ice rink in their backyard. With this 20 by 40 foot ice rink kit kids will be able to learn how to skate and even practice some ice hockey skills right in the backyard. It comes with 34 patented brackets for easy set up and support, as well as underwater glue. ...

PVC Fort Kit

PVC Fort Kit

This build a for kit comes with 8 strong PVC roof angled sticks, 30 hardwood blocks, 8 spring clips, 52 strong PVC sticks with sure hold tension notches, and a high quality nylon back for convenient storage. The intuitive design of this product makes it easy for kids to use and is a perfect gift for both guys and ...

Personalized Backpack for Toddlers

Personalized Backpack for Toddlers

Little Critter Backpacks are cool looking and can even be personalized. There are a ton of designs to choose from including a butterfly, penguin, cheetah, lion, monkey, owl, panda, puppy, tiger, and unicorn. They are made of a durable cotton canvas and have multiple pockets. Personalize them with the name of the ...

Musical Instrument Set for Kids

Musical Instrument Set for Kids

This 3 piece instrument set is a cool gift for kids. Each instrument is about 16.5 inches long. The set comes with a trumpet, clarinet, and saxophone. They are all color coded and numbered to help kids learn quicker and play many of the most popular songs. The company, First Note USA, makes these instruments out of ...

Small Snow Cone Machine

Small Snow Cone Machine

If you need a summer gift for kids, then a snow cone maker is a home run. The shaved ice absorbs flavor of any drink, juice, or syrup. The stain steel cutting blades are long lasting and perfectly shave ice. The snow cone maker holds 2 snow cones. It is made of safe BPA free materials and has a built in safety switch. ...

Kids Walkie Talkies

Kids Walkie Talkies

Kids love talking on the phone and on radios. With this walkie talkie 2 pack, they will have a lot of fun communicating within a 2 mile range! The walkie talkies have 3 channels to prevent interference. They are great to play around with in the house or take camping. They have built in flash lights and are simple and ...

Girl Lincoln Logs

Girl Lincoln Logs

This girl Lincoln Log Set comes with 137 high quality beautifully stained maple wood pieces that make the cabins look real. It’s a great gift to increase the development of STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Building and being creative as a kid is important! ...

Sidewalk Chalk Long Holder

Sidewalk Chalk Long Holder

Sidewalk chalk is a lot of fun. It’s great for setting up a hopscotch game or drawing pictures on the sidewalk. With walkie chalk, it’s just a little easier and more relaxing to draw. Kids won’t have to bend over and hurt their backs walk working. The walkie chalk holder accommodates nearly all standard sizes of ...

Star Wars Electric Toothbrush

Star Wars Electric Toothbrush

My nephews have these and they love them. They make brushing their teeth a little easier. The toothbrushes light up and make light saber noises. They also have a 1 minute timer, so they’ll know when they’ve been brushing long enough. The soft bristles are safe for kids gums. They are 3 different variations, colors may ...

Art Desk for Kids

Art Desk for Kids

If you need an art gift for kids then this Deluxe Art Master Desk by step2 is perfect. It features a large work surface with many compartments and also has dry erase writing surface that wipes clean quickly and easily. It also comes with a great chair, push button light, shelf, organizer, four bins, coloring books, ...

3D Art Pen for Kids

3D Art Pen for Kids

This paint brush vase by Areaware was originally designed to hold brushes, but the creator then realized how pretty it would be to hold flowers, so now it comes with a class insert to hold water. It is an awesome decorative piece that any artist will be sure to love. ...

Coolest Gifts for Kids 2018 (Editors Picks)

The following 3 are super cool presents for kids.

1. Butterfly Garden

The butterfly garden by insect lore is will be a home run, especially for younger kids. It’s no secret that kids love animals and bugs (especially boys). Although a caterpillar might not be that exciting for girls, keep in mind they get the watch the transformation from tiny caterpillars to chrysalids then into beautiful painted lady butterflies. You have two options with this gift idea. With both options you get the butterfly habitat right away. With the first option you’ll get 5 live caterpillars delivered with the gift. This is great if they want to get started right away and the weather is appropriate to release them after they turn into butterflies. With the second option, they give a gift certificate that they can redeem on the Insect Lore website. This is great for those who might live in a cold climate. I’m sure this will be a popular Christmas gift. Around Christmas and many major holidays, it is too cold to release the butterflies.

2. Interactive Globe

While this gift might now have that wow factor I can assure you they will get a lot of use of out it. I had one of these as a kid. This is a cool educational gift kids will actually use. The product challenges kids knowledge on a wide range of topics. They can challenge friends and family members on who knows more about things like country locations, geography, states, state capitals, and many other game modes (19 total). The globe speaks and the entire globe is interactive. If you’re looking for awesome gifts for kids give this globe a good look!

3. Indoor Basketball Hoop Game

If you need an awesome gift for kids that have siblings or a lot of friends that they can challenge I think the 2 player indoor basketball hoop game is a great gift. One consideration is to make sure they have space for it somewhere like the basement, garage, or their room. It can be broken down when it’s not being used but it’s not super quick to disassemble.

Still having trouble deciding what to buy kids for Christmas or their birthday? If so, feel free to send us a message using the contact form with more information, like if it is for a girl or boy, and what things your deciding between and we will get back to you as soon as possible.