10 Gifts Sure to Please Any Kid This Holiday Season

Finding the perfect holiday gift for your child can be challenging. With this easy guide, you can make the experience a lot less stressful.


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Gifts for Kids #10: VTech Drop & Go Dump Truck

With flashing lights, fun music, and the option to push or pull, there's a reason that toddlers absolutely love this colorful little VTech Dump Truck. It's got features kids enjoy and teaching tools parents can feel good about. Kids can load boulders in the top and count along with the truck. In addition to having fun while learning to count, your little one develops the fine motor skills critical to success in school and life. ($14; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #9: LeapFrog LeapPad2 Kids Tablet

For the little techie in your life, the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Kids Tablet is a reliable and durable choice. With access to over 20 apps and 16GB of storage, kids can play games, listen to books, and explore the internet at their leisure. Parental controls allow access to approved, kid-safe sites only, keeping unwanted content away. Parents love it for the trustworthy educational apps and entertainment it offers. Kids love it because they get a tablet of their own. It's a win-win! ($121; jet.com)

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Gifts for Kids #8: Step 2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen

Whether you have a budding chef or a group of kids who want to play house, this kitchen has everything needed for hours of imaginative play. A microwave, fridge, oven, and kitchen window give kids a chance to play pretend and mimic grownups while bustling about in the kitchen. One of the best parts of this playset is the long list of accessories that come inside the package. You won't need to buy any additional kits because it comes with everything kids need to get cooking, from food to a toy cell phone to "call in" orders. It's big enough for kids to enjoy (and keep out of the kitchen) but small enough to leave space for other activities in your house—and that's something any parent can appreciate. ($64; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #7: Winning Moves Monopoly Board Game - The Classic Edition

Despite a love of smartphones and electronic gadgets, some kids still have an appreciation for the classics—and there aren't many board games more classic than Monopoly. This tried-and-true board game masterpiece provides hours of playtime, even for beginners. As it turns out, making (and losing) a fortune is fun, no matter what your age. This version of Monopoly gives kids a chance to build memories around the same tokens and game pieces that you remember. ($20; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #6: Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer

Ride-on cars are always a hit, but the John Deere Ground Force Tractor is in a class of its own. It has the look and feel of an iconic John Deere tractor with a working FM radio, but it's small enough for kiddos to hop on and ride. The trailer is the icing on the cake, letting kids haul around toys, leaves, and maybe even a cooperative pet. Assembly can be difficult, but once your kid is traveling at high speed on this tractor that tops out at 4.5 mph, all that work will have totally been worth it. This is the kind of toy you'll have a hard time getting your little one to get off of when it's time for bed, and that's evidence of one awesome gift. ($279; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #5: Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

No kids' gift guide would be complete without a Lego set. This starter kit has everything kiddos need to start building and is limited only by their imagination. It comes with instruction booklets for various models that can be built from the included pieces, eliminating the need to purchase additional sets. There are enough bricks to make any number of cars, trucks, buildings, and more. There's also a rainbow of colors to keep things fresh. Whether your child wants to add to a growing Lego collection or is just getting started, this box of bricks offers a whole new world of play with virtually zero limits. ($40; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #4: Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench

Even little kids have wish lists, and Melissa & Doug's Deluxe Pound Bench is sure to be included. There's something charming about wooden toys that give a more realistic look than similar plastic versions, and that's in full effect here. Each "nail" in the bench is connected to the nail across from it. When you hit one, the other rises in the air, which makes for endless hammering. If you can stand the ruckus, this toy should bring joy to any tot's face. For once, your child can hit something with as much force as they want and won't get in trouble for it. ($17; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #3: FLOUREON 3KM 2-Way Radio Walkie Talkies

The magic of walkie talkies never grows old. FLOUREON has managed to design a set that is durable enough for kids but performs as well as higher-priced models. The push-to-talk button is large enough for little hands to find and press easily, while the casing is durable enough to withstand drops. Getting the timing down between pressing the button and beginning to speak will take a little practice, but it's a whole lot simpler than gifting an adult's set of walkie talkies. With 22 channels, you're sure to find one that works in your area without interference. ($23; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #2: Star Wars Smart R2-D2

R2-D2 may very well be one of the most popular characters from the Star Wars franchise, and kids are practically enamored with the little droid. What kid wouldn't want their own miniature version of the beeping-booping robot? Once you've downloaded the droid's free companion app, kids can interact with one of their favorite Star Wars characters as it comes to life before their eyes. They can go with R2-D2 on adventures of their own, as the droid can be programmed to dance, navigate an asteroid field, and even complete in-app missions. This R2-D2 droid has the same sassy, fun personality showcased in the Star Wars films. Parents and kids alike will enjoy spending time with a toy that feels more like a family friend than a hunk of metal. ($99; walmart.com)

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Gifts for Kids #1: KidKraft Majestic Mansion Dollhouse

The Majestic Mansion is an all-wood dollhouse that comes with 34 wooden accessories. Playing house reaches a new level with this dreamy four-and-a-half-foot mansion. A working elevator and garage door make it all seem that much more real. While you may have to purchase the dolls separately, all the other basics are included. It has everything from a piano to a grandfather clock and a kitchen table and chairs. Batteries aren't required. The only thing your kids need to get started is enough imagination to create their own world where they get to make the rules and run the adventure. ($169; walmart.com)

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