Finding the perfect plaything for the kid in your life is no easy feat. You want to find something that’s durable, fun and—most importantly—suited to the interests of the kid in question. A STEM toy for the budding scientist, perhaps? Or how about a craft subscription for the creative in the family? Good news: We reached out to the experts—child therapists, nannies, teachers, toy shop owners, parenting coaches and actual parents—to get their recommendations for the absolute best gifts for kids of every age. The result is a list of killer presents that includes everything from stacking toys for tots and books for big kids to mini fridges for teens and games for the entire fam.
So basically, we did your Christmas shopping for you. (Feel free to thank us after you peruse the 49 items below.)