10 Best Gifts for Kids 2017

Well, it was just about as hard for us to choose the best gifts for kids as it is for you, the one looking for them. Where do we even begin?

We took this nearly impossible task and slam-dunked it into next year. Our list is awesome! We chose the top items that kids enjoy playing with today and we left out those has-been options that anyone can think of. These are some great gift ideas!

We’ll help you understand how to narrow down the choices and figure out how to approach gift giving to kids, so check out our tips and suggestions in the useful guide below!

How to Choose Gifts for Kids

Here’s where you can start in order to narrow down the choices:

  • Age. Make sure you get an age-appropriate gift. It’s hard to divide gifts by gender because some toys are great for both genders.
  • Occasion. Is it a holiday, birthday, get-well gift or something just because?
  • Make Sure They Don’t Already Have It. Do they already have the gift you’re interested in giving them?

If you don’t know the child or the parent(s) well, find out as much as possible and keep the gift very general. If you buy.

  • Budget. Decide what your budget is. You can spend a few dollars or a few hundred dollars, so set your limit before you start looking in order to narrow down the choices.

If you like a more expensive gift, think about pitching in with a group of people so that you can divide the cost and make it more affordable for everyone. Quality over quantity!

Top 10 Gifts for Kids Table

PictureNameRecommended AgesPriceRating (1-5)
PictureNameRecommended AgesPriceRating (1-5)
1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit8 years and up$4.8
2. Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set 3 years and up$$$4.8
3. KidKraft Majestic Mansion Dollhouse 3 years and up$$$4.6
4. Nerf N-Strike Elite: Strongarm Blaster8 years and up$4.5
5. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel3 years and up$$4.4
6. Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid 8 years and up$$$4.3
7. Best Choice Products Kids 12V Ride On Car 18 months – 6 years $$$4.3
8. Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Console varies by game$$$$4.2
9. Crazy Forts,Purple, 69 pieces 5-9 years$4.2
10. Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi 3 years and up$$4.0

What Am I Supposed to Buy?

This is where it gets tricky.

A toy or a board game? An electronic device or latest video game? Based on the latest trends, we’ve highlighted some the best gifts for kids in our list above. We have a mixture of categories and items to show you what’s “in” today.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, then use this guide as a starting point to help send you in the right direction!

Top 3 Best Gifts for Kids Reviews

Honestly, any one of the items on our list could have made it to the top three, but we had to choose! We realize that these won’t work for everyone (number 3, for example, is aimed at girls), so be sure to check out all of our great suggestions to get gift-inspired!

1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

This is a fun gift to give a kid who is interested in physics and science. It provides them with hands-on experience so they understand how an electrical circuit works.

The set comes with more than 100 different projects that kids can create things like photo sensors, flashing lights and an adjustable volume siren. It has 30 parts total and the instructions are pretty easy to follow, as well. If a younger child is struggling to understand, it’s a great opportunity for an adult to work together with them to help complete the project. They’ll get the hang of it in no time!

What better gift than something as brain stimulating as this? Turn off the video game, turn off the tablet and unplug the computer until the kids sit down and learn a bit about how all of their favorite electronic devices work!

If the child you’re buying for isn’t into this kind of activity, have a look at a few other options below.

2. Magna-Tiles Clear Colors

Kids these days seem to be crazy about Magna-Tiles. Even adults love them! They’re great for helping kids develop math, science, spatial and fine motor skills.

These little plastic geometric shapes have small magnets inside that allow kids to hook them together. They can make flat figures, or build them up and make 3D figures. The set comes with 100 pieces.

The difference between this building toy and let’s say, Legos, is that the connection strength is quite a bit weaker. This isn’t a negative thing, either! It will help teach kids to be more delicate with things and the size of each piece makes them easier to see (therefore making them harder to lose).

The set may seem expensive to some, but it’s a quality investment. These tiles will definitely last if take care of!

3. KidKraft Majestic Mansion Dollhouse

The dollhouse is a classic gift for kids and this one is a huge hit with kids because it is life size.

The measurements: over four feet wide and four and a half feet tall. It has eight rooms, a manually operated elevator and garage door and even Barbie will fit inside!

Role-playing is a fun part of childhood and this is the perfect gift that allows both girls and boys to be creative. Kids can play alone or in small groups since there is plenty of room for a few kids to gather around and play.

The one thing to take into consideration with a gift like this is the amount of space available. Since it’s over 4 feet wide and 4 feet tall, make sure that the gift receiver has enough space to set it up in either their bedroom or play room.

If they don’t you might opt for something a little smaller.