What do you get for the child in your life? Even if you’re gifting a little one who isn’t your own, picking a present means scouting out something that spoils the child with adorably imaginative fun!
Discover great ideas for all the members of your family and even your best friends with our ultimate 2015 holiday gift guide!
Where to Start?
What does the young lady (or gentleman) like to do? If you don’t see the child daily, don’t worry. Ask mom or dad what the kiddo is into. Does he talk non-stop about the newest Star Wars movie? Is she uber-artsy? Maybe those plastic building bricks are on the play agenda day after day after day.
Before you start checking toys off your list because they seem like ‘budget breakers’, take a moment to weigh the choices. If your budget doesn’t allow, let mom and dad take care of the big ticket items while you look for something that makes junior smile. Knowing that you took the time to find out what his or her interests are makes the present personal. Whether you’re in for a grand present or your choice is more of a playful trinket, using coupon codes and grabbing special deals makes it possible to play the role of gift-giver while still staying in the ‘affordable’ category. Check back often, as we’ll be updating this page with the best deals we find throughout the holiday season.
Where to Shop?
Where can you find an almost endless selection of toys for kids of all ages? Toys R Us, of course! Target, Kmart and Walmart also offer toy choices galore, but at a price that everyone can afford. Overstock and Amazon have prices that beat the malls, and provide present picks for kids from babies to teens.
Best Gifts for Kids 2015
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With the 2015 release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, this mix and match lightsaber is a perfect present for the little Jedi in your life. It has 100+ combinations, invites creativity, gives kids the chance to problem-solve, think critically and best of all – have fun for kids in preschool and up.
Capture the imagination of a preschool or young grade school-aged child with a pretend play accessory. A darling dress-up option, this pretty princess-like crown is ideal for Elsa-lovers. With a low price point this tiara looks like more than just a simple trinket, but is still easy on your budget.
If it seems like Minions have been everywhere this year, that’s because they have! Kids clamoring for Despicable Me-anything will get a kick out of this 3-in-1 toy. Put it together, take it apart and build all three different versions of major minion star Kevin. This quick-change toy is perfect for preschool-aged children, yet still fun for older kids in elementary school.
The kid-proof case keeps this not-so-pricey tablet safe in little hands. Don’t let the low (for a tablet) price tag fool you. This is a full-featured tablet (that comes with parental controls to limit time use and access). Along with front and rear cameras, the Fire Kids Edition comes with unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly movies, books, TV shows and educational apps. The super-sized range of entertainment (and ‘edutainment’) means that parents can customize the Fire Kids Edition for the child’s age.
If you’re looking for a luxe gift for that special child, this LEGO set is much more than a few simple plastic bricks. It may come with a steeper price point than other building sets, but this Jurassic World set not only includes the rex, but also comes with a helicopter, feeding crane and more. Keep in mind, this LEGO set isn’t for young children (it rates for children ages 7 through 12).
The classic toy gets a modern makeover. Fans of the Frozen franchise (ages 3 and up) can etch their sketches on this Disney-themed board.
Are you picking a gift for a baby or toddler? This Fisher-Price favorite has three modes that help little ones build skills such as color recognition, counting and language. On top of that, kids can get up and move around while dancing to BeatBo’s tunes!
Like magic, it moves, flows and seems to slither by itself. This is creative choice for kids (ages 3 and older) who are into art or science.
Are you looking for an engaging way to sneak some education into a preschooler’s day? This toy has colorful wooden letters to fit into 16 matching pictures.
Star Wars and science? Kids (ages 5 and up) can grow their own crystals in this Star Wars themed science kit. The mini movie buff can also light up the growing chamber in Sith Red or Jedi Blue!
Don’t forget, the best way to gift with style and save money is to always check for a coupon code before shopping!