For this roundup, we looked at the 10 most popular types of gifts for kids at hayneedle.com and then narrowed it down to two items for each kind of toy: our best-seller and the best-value option (because even Santa’s got a budget).
Big on imaginative play, these are the kinds of presents that will make eyes light up. Happy gifting!
Give your little ones room (or rooms) to grow their imaginations. These dollhouses offer the perfect stage for an endless number of stories.
This is the kind of gift kids will talk about – and play with – for years to come. It’s tall, beautifully decorated, and complete with intricate details and 30 pieces of furniture and décor.
With three stories and five rooms, this dollhouse is big on space at an affordable price. It’s well-built and comes with 16 pieces of furniture and plenty of charm.
Have a little foodie on your hands? Kids can cook up hours of fun with the perfectly sized ovens and microwaves in these play kitchens.
Our customers tell us over and over how much they love the quality of this item. It’s solidly constructed (assembly required) and chic, with compartments and components to entertain for hours.
Made from brightly colored plastic and featuring realistic burners that light up and emit a sizzling sound, this one’s another crowd pleaser. It comes with 22 play accessories, including a pot and pan, plus two fork-and-knife sets.
It’s go time. Toddlers and big kids alike can cruise into playtime with riding toys such as wagons, trikes, and cars.
Classic Radio Flyer design meets all-terrain tires in this popular wagon. The high wooden sides keep little ones safe and add stylish nostalgia.
“Great quality at a reasonable price.” That’s how one reviewer described it, and we have to agree. This is one of those classic toys that holds up through the generations.
These rocking toys let your little mover and shaker burn off some of that endless energy. They’re perfect for indoor exercise.
Blaze is realistically painted and ready for a ride. He even makes sounds and includes a brush and carrot so kids can care for their new pet.
This classic rocking horse comes complete with modern touches. It makes sounds, and the mouth and tail also move.
Let the gamer in your life get into the action! Many video game chairs have features such as built-in speakers and carefully crafted contours.
Customers are equally taken with the comfort and sound quality of this gaming chair. It’s compatible with Xbox, PlayStation, PSP, Wii, home theaters, and more.
Bold colors make this one stand out. It features an ergonomic design that rocks with the body’s natural movement.
From crayons to crafts, kid-sized activity tables offer a platform for endless creativity.
There’s a place for everything in this art center. It holds a roll of paper, and there are bins, compartments, nooks, and crannies for lots of supplies.
This table does double duty: Flip over the flat top to access the LEGO®-compatible board on the other side. It comes with 200 blocks of its own, and there’s room in the storage area for a lot more.
Sometimes they need a kids chair that’s all their own. Make story time a little more comfy or give them a front-row seat for movie night.
Kids like that they can move these chairs anywhere, and there’s a wide variety of colors, patterns, and personalization options to choose from, so you can get exactly what you want.
The removable microsuede cover makes this pick easy to care for, and the side pockets are perfect for books.
Your crew can dine on their imaginary feast – or tea party – in style with table-and-chair sets just for them.
With classic styling, a timeless pastel color scheme, and plenty of room for activities, this set is popular with both kids and parents.
Made just for little legs, this table-and-chair set provides the perfect spot for homework and more.
Sometimes a present for your kids is also a gift to yourself. Help tidy up little rooms with stylish toy storage.
Available in a variety of colors, this storage solution has a classic shape and safety hinges to protect little fingers.
Keep small toys in the detachable bins that come with this plastic toy chest and store the bigger stuff in the 6 square feet of space in the main compartment.
Interactive, collaborative, creative, and fun, play sets spark big adventures.
Imaginations will soar with this gift. Four levels give kids plenty of room to act out an endless number of space adventures, and the rocket at the top comes off – perfect for lots of around-the-room zooming.
Complete with a crane, construction cones, signs, and two pieces of equipment, this right-priced set offers your little builder lots to love.