Updated on January 29th, 2019
Finding the unique gift for your little one is no easy feat.
These days, there are so many cool things for Kids. Puzzles, games, stuffed animals, science kits, robots, action figures, dolls, electronics and even mini vehicles that they can drive. And, the list goes on and on…
So, we confabbed with the most trusted jury — kids, themselves! — to find the buzziest toys on the Amazon.
These go-to gifts are guaranteed to make their holiday extra special this year. Discover and shop this interesting collection of unique gifts for kids.
1. Rugged Convertible Kids Ride On Jeep
Get your tiny human hooked on off-roading from an early age by getting them inside this rugged convertible kids ride on Jeep. This luxury vehicle comfortably seats one and can be controlled wirelessly to avoid accidents. The Broon T870 4WD is a marvelous all-wheel drive vehicle that is as exciting for the little driver as it is entertaining for the adult who wants to participate in their child’s activity.
Product Review: Amazon Customer
This car is truly worth the money. It is the best toy for a little gearhead in training! My wife and I bought this for our 1yo son. So much fun to strap him in to the real leather racing style seat and drive him around my yard and cul-de-sac using the remote control function.
I also take him for walks in my neighborhood, but instead of pushing a stroller, now I’m driving him in his new car. I can’t wait until I can turn the controls over to him! 24V and all wheel drive means this thing is a beast and the battery lasts for like 3 hours.
2. Jurassic Park Kids Ride-On Jeep
Product Review: Zuzana
Love this and most importantly the little 4 year old that we gifted this car to was literally shaking and obsessed.
It does come with built in battery and charger, it fits 2 kids perfectly, the lights at the back are amazing and make the little jeep just a little more cool.
It does not have a radio like similar cars like this, it has a radio looking speaker, when you push the button, sounds of dinosaur roaring come out. The car also doesnt have key ignition, like other cars, just a pretend key, so if you want to preserve the battery life you might need to unplung it (front of the car). Overall, love it. I and my 5 friends bought it together and it was the best choice for a gift.
3. Oldies Style Snow Cone Machine
Bring the party indoors and create a number of delicious and refreshing ice drinks. The stainless steel cutting blades transform regular ice cubes into frozen treats that the whole family will love. Simply fill the top with ice cubes, secure the lid, and let the snow fly. Serve snow from the ice storage bin, and prepare them on the handy cone shelf with this wonderful countertop unit.
Product Review: Reddings
Great snow cone maker. This is just for small family use, you wouldn’t want to use it for a large birthday party or anything like that. We used it this past summer, the kids enjoyed the cold treat. It’s easy to use, and easy to clean. I like the holders on the side and the plastic holders it comes with.
I purchased a tube of drink cones separately, they worked well. Snow cones are a great way to get kids to consume more water, and the amount of syrup per cone isn’t extensive enough to add too many empty calories. You might be able to use the slush for drinks, like daiquiris. I don’t drink, but it might work.
4. Radio Control Mario Kart
Take the controls of a real Mario Kart and experience all the excitement of Mario Kart racing just about anywhere This kart includes a 1/8th scale Mario in his kart with a controller Batteries included Plug and play fun – Just hook up the controller to the kart whenever you want to charge up Batteries included Just hook up the controller to the kart whenever you want to charge up.
Product Review: Michael Garnica
Car is nice but the steering was messed up and it pulled to one side.
5. Cottage Playhouse
Additional Features Beautifully designed dormer roof Fairytale gable window with shutters Includes a dreamy loftHardware for assembly is included Send your children into a fantasy world with the Laurens Cottage Playhouse.
Designed with your child’s imagination in mind, this cottage is crafted from safe and durable Western Red Cedar and features a classic Dutch door, a beautifully designed dormer roof, and a gable window with shutters that comes straight from a fairytale.
The four functional windows and flower boxes can easily be customized to your child’s liking, while the dreamy loft is perfect for sleepovers and exciting escapades. This playhouse arrives at your home panelized for quick assembly and includes all the hardware you’ll need. Before you know it, your kids will be lost in their imaginations as they play for hours in this little cottage.
Product Review: Francoise
We had a great and fun experience building the play house. The explanations are very clear + the pictures very helpful. I will definitely recommend your products to my friends and relatives. My friends + family love the result + we are moud and happy with the completion of the playhouse.
6. LEGO Taj Mahal Set
LEGOs aren’t just for kids – this LEGO Taj Mahal set contains just under six thousand pieces and is not for inexperienced LEGO builders. This highly detailed and time consuming LEGO kit makes a great gift for the master LEGO builder looking for a real challenge.
Product Review: Crifever
This is a GREAT set!!!! Looks very nice when completed and was a ton of fun to put together. The set itself is built very solidly except for the tower sections that get placed on the corners.
They can be a little wobbly when moving around so I would recommend leaving them down until you are completely finished or place a small amount of glue down to increase stability. I would highly recommend this set to anyone looking for a good challenge and something to spend some extra time on.
7. Lamborghini Murcielago Kid’s Car
Be the envy of the neighborhood with this luxury and realistic licensed ride-on vehicle. It comes standard with authentic badges, LED lights, MP3 input jack, engines sounds and remote control. With remote control, parents can control the car or your child can control by foot pedal and steering wheels.
Product Review: Rose
We purchased this for our son’s first birthday. He absolutely loves it! Definitely recommend. The car tops out at a blistering three miles per hour and can be operated by either by a foot pedal or a remote control!
8. Firefighter Water Blaster Toy
A fire nozzle with four different spray functions. The hardest thing about this fire-hose style, Naughty Nozzle, water blaster is getting kids to put it down! Play firefighter. Cool off on a hot day.
Product Review: RGillund
My daughter is two and she LOVES playing outside in the water. I used to turn the hose sprayer on so it was constantly on for her. Once I put this on and showed her how to work it, she was so happy. She is easily able to turn the water on and off and spray everyone.
When I first put this on our hose it leaked out of the back a lot of water. There are a couple of screws on that plastic coupler so I loosened them off a little bit then screwed the coupler onto the hose and snugged the screws up. This totally eliminated all the leaking coming out of that coupler. The sprayer is plastic and seems a bit thin so if you have bigger kids or kids who are really rough you may have problems with it getting broken.
I imagine if someone threw it or dropped it hard onto a sidewalk it may break but for us, out in the grass playing in the water this is great. I am going to get one for my niece who I know also loves the hose and is about two years old as well. My daughter thinks it’s so much fun to let the pressure build up in the hose then turn it on and spray myself or my wife. Good outdoor fun for summer.
9. Devilish Tree Face
The ancient spirit of “Poison Oak” springs to life in a pliable composite that wraps around your tree, adding mystical character and spirit to your very own forest. Under the talented hands of sculptor Manchester, this Toscano exclusive was created to celebrate the age-old tales of fairies and tree people near the artist’s Nottingham home.
Product Review: C. Love
This thing looks really cool on the tree. Out of the box, it is a dark brown color with some light reddish brown highlights. Of course, all trees are not the same color so you may have to modify it with some paint to match. My tree has a lot of light and dark gray in it, so I used some gray automotive primer to touch up the lighter areas of the face, so it would blend in.
I also decided to go for a scary look, so I used black paint inside the mouth and eye sockets for contrast and put some small red reflectors over the eyeballs, so that head lights or my yard lights cause it to glow. In the day it looks freaky. At night it’s terrifying! I’m including photos of daytime, on a cloudy day and sundown with the tree lights on for comparison.
10. Inflatable Bumper Balls
The Buddy Bumper Outdoor Play Ball is perfect for family reunions, picnics, birthday parties, barbecues, at the beach–really anywhere kids and families go to have fun! Less costly and far more portable than those expensive Sumo suits, the bumper ball deflates and can be packed into a storage bag or into luggage for easy, travel-friendly play. A great active play solution, it gets kids to put down the TV remote, put down the tablet, get off the couch and go outside to enjoy fresh air, exercise, and screen-free play.
Product Review: KC
I purchased this for my nephews (5 and 6 years old). It took awhile to blow them up, even with an electric air pump. But it was worth the wait! I think the key is to not over fill them; you can always add more air. There are four openings to the balls: one on top, one on each side, and one larger hole at the bottom for easier moving.
11. Floating Cooler
Stay pruny while you get drunk at the local clubhouse pool with this floating cooler. The floating base features six convenient cup holders and houses the large cooler full of drinks that you can pass to underage kids who’ll put up with your belligerent stories of past glory.
Product Review: Tammy L
Def a necessity for a river trip, we used ours as a dry storage, with a bag of food and drinks in there as well; a “safe zone” for clothes and keys . Holds quite a bit, we must have had 4-5 different grocery bags in there and could have started stacking if we wanted to fill it even more. The quality was impressive, seemed better built than the double raft from intex we bought for the same trip. Def a recommended item for those water days, money will not be wasted.
12. Inflatable Water Slide
Make a splash all summer long! attach garden hose for sprayers to wet the slide surface featuring fun wave graphics, 5 air chambers, 6 heavy duty handles, and sturdy 20 Gauge viny. Turn your backyard pool into a mini water park the kids will never want to leave with the inflatable water slide. The slide can be placed almost anywhere along the edge of your pool in order to provide a new and fun way of cooling off.
Product Review: Gail Adams
We have only used this once this past summer. The kids loved it. I was a little concerned because there were 5 grandkids ranging from 6 – 11 and they were all over it and there were reviews that this product didn’t last. Since we only used this once I cannot really say if it will last but they had such a great time on it.
Guess we will find out this year when we all get together and we pull this out again. You will need an electric pump for this. It took about 45 minutes to get this totally set up but it was our first time and we really didn’t know what we were doing when we pulled it out of the box.
13. Mario Kart Toy Car
This is the real-life Mario Kart that enables a child to live out the ultimate racing fantasy. Modeled after Mario’s standard vehicle from Mario Kart, it features a dual exhaust, iconic “M” on the hood, and sound effects from the popular Nintendo franchise.
A 12-volt rechargeable battery powers the motor and enables tike-sized racers to reenact grand prix circuits through the Mushroom Kingdom. Its steering wheel controls the direction of the tires while a switch enables forward or reverse motion.
Product Review: PW
Super cool vehicle, but only one of the back wheels is powered. Unfortunately, my son is so light and back wheel spins so fast that it causes the car to almost spin out to one side before straightening out and driving forward. The spin-out scares my son and he doesn’t ride it much as a result. Wish there was power to both wheels to prevent this from happening.
14. Wonder Wave
Transform any plain patch of land into a cool playground for the kids using the Wonder Wave. This incredibly versatile toy features a Pringles potato-chip-like design that supports 500 pounds and can be used as a chair, hammock, rocker, or like a see-saw.
Product Review: Amazon Customer
Kids having a lot of fun with it. 2 days and we have a bump on the head, bruise on the nose, a few tears but they keep at it. This is like an old school trampoline. Waiting for first tooth to get knocked out.
Five stars for fun, 3 stars for safety, 1 star for assembly – ropes, come-a-long, resourcefulness to get it assembled – you’ll be lucky if you don’t lose a finger. If you’re adventurous and want your kids to get their earned bumps and bruises – go for it. If you’re a helicopter parent, stay clear.
15. Giant Multi-Colored Parachute
Get the kids excited about playing outdoors again by whipping out this giant multi-colored parachute. This versatile parachute provides loads of fun for all and comes in sizes ranging from 6 feet to 30 feet in diameter.
Product Review: Furinax
I had a lot of debate on whether to buy this or go for the cheaper, 20’/24′ parachute. Needless to say, I went for this and am very glad! There are 24 handles but I played this with at least 40 kids so it’s easy to just pick a spot on the parachute and grab on.
The age range of the kids I played with was anywhere between 4-13. It was tough getting the parachute up since they weren’t so tall, but there was definitely enough space for people to run underneath and also to do the mushroom.
I would say the only downside to this parachute was that after I unpacked it, it was very very difficult for me to pack it back in to a compact state. I just didn’t know how to fold it and doing it with one person is very difficult. Bear this in mind if you’re putting it in your luggage like I did.
16. Inflatable Water Slide Bounce House
Everything you want and so much more! The Endless Fun 11 in 1 Inflatable Bounce House and Waterslide lets you bounce, slide (wet and dry), climb, crawl, obstacle, shoot hoops, toss, throw, tunnel, splash, and play in a ball pit! What else could a kid need? This Inflatable Bounce House and Water Slide Combo Unit is sure to provide your kids with summers of fun.
Product Review: Jane
I was surprised at the size because i was a little doubtful of it only being 8 feet tall, but it was perfect for my 2 year olds party. I had abt 15 kids ages 2-9 and they all loved it. Slide has a good “ride” affect as they slide down following the curve. Easy to set up and put up.
17. Kahuna Mega Blast Inflatable Water Park
Are your little swimmers up for a backyard adventure? Well, Kahuna Mega Blast is full of races, climbing, and challenges galore.
It has an over sized climbing wall with a rope, a double wide slide for racing down, basketball hoop, and a splash pool with a cannon that launches water across the water park, so watch out! This water park is perfect for ages 5 to 12 and is the hot spot this summer.
Get the kiddos ready to bob, weave, and slide through an awesome adventure with this Mega Blast Water Park.
Product Review: Reis Soares
We have used this 5 days now with kids from age 2 to age 11 and all of them loved this slide. Today a 180 lb. child was in the group that came by to play on this slide and it amazingly held up quite well.! I was amazed!
18. Robobloq 6-in-1 Robot Building Kit
Set your little Einsteins on the path towards a rewarding science related career by making learning fun with the Roboloq 6-in-1 robot building kit. It features an easy to use drag-and-drop coding format that makes it ideal for kids ages 8 and up.
Product Review: Jane
I bought this for my Granddaughter who is 7. I wanted something that she could learn to build and work with her hands as well her mind.
This gave her the understanding of following directions as well increasing her reading skills then following through assembling the unit. We both had great time working on the Robot.
The only draw back I have is the Drag and Drop programming for the Robot not being the brightest Grandpa in the world I am still working on that. I wish they had more information on that portion otherwise a lot of fun for Granddaughter and Grandpa.
19. Bicycle Stroller
Get some exercise while you treat the kids to a leisurely ride by taking them on this bicycle stroller. Using modular accessories, you can go from a cargo hauler to a two seater stroller bicycle the kids will positively love.
Product Review: Amy Eberle
A beautiful Sunday morning ride on my TAGA with my 3 month old girl! Having a new baby and not being able to ride bike was killing me! Within minutes of first seeing the TAGA I was typing in my credit card numbers and anxiously awaiting delivery!
20. Anki Cozmo, A Fun, Educational Toy Robot for Kids
Meet Cozmo, a gifted little guy who’s got a mind of his own and a few tricks up his sleeve. He’s the sweet spot where supercomputer meets loyal sidekick. Curiously smart and a little mischievous.
You see, Cozmo is a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. He’ll nudge you to play and keep you constantly surprised. Cozmo’s your accomplice in a crazy amount of fun.
Product Review: Golgooneh Mazloumi
I bought this robot about a year ago and everytime that I have turned him on and played with him up to this day makes me feel so excited. On the first day it started right up with no problems and it was really fun to see him do all of the tricks he can do.
I did have an issue with cozmo about a week ago where I couldn’t connect to his network but I called customer service and the helped me get the the problem fixed in less than ten minutes.
What I enjoy most about cozmo is that his app gets updated very frequently and it makes you want to go and explore more about what he can do. Cozmo is a great robot and what he can do can never get old.