11 Gift Ideas for Kids That Parents Won't Hate

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There’s no way around it: Your in-laws are insane people and you’re going to be inundated with toys over the holidays. But that doesn’t have to mean you have to hate the gifts that come into your home. Keep this list handy next time someone asks what they can give your kid, and everyone will be happy.

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Fisher-price® 18-piece S'mores Fun Campfire Set

Show me a kid who doesn’t like a s’mores kit and I’ll show you a liar. (Also, how cute?!)

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Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum

Practice makes perfect.


Moonlite Eric Carle Junior Starter Pack

Just snap this small projector onto your phone and insert a story reel from a classic picture book (like Goodnight Moon). Voilà: Immersive reading experience!


Pressman Toy Charades For Kids Game

Step away from the tablets—this charades game has imaginative play on lock.

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Crate & Kids Modern Baby Gym With Animal Rattles

This play gym will definitely go with your mid-century modern aesthetic.

Buy It ($118)


Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

It’s only right that your favorite toy of all time is their favorite toy, too. Just watch your step around the pile (ouch).


Trademark Global Inlaid Wood Magnetized Chess Board With Staunton Wood Chessmen

Teach ’em young.


Melissa And Doug Kids' Round The Town Road Rug

The nostalgia is real—we definitely had one of these complete with all the wooden toy cars we could ever want. But we also love that it’s soft and cushy so it can be left out without risk of injury.


National Geographic Kids Magazine (1 Year Subscription)

The gift that keeps on giving. The kids will look forward to this animal-filled magazine every month while parents will enjoy the education factor (OK, and some blissful quiet time).


Fire Hd 8 Kids Edition Tablet

Speaking of quiet time, a kindle is the perfect gift for kids traveling for the holidays. This tablet includes one year of unlimited access to over 20,000 apps, games, videos and books, protected by a kid-proof case in a color of your choosing. Take that, six-hour plane ride.


Yookidoo Flow N Fill Spout Bath Toy

This little spout uses batteries to create a continuous spout of water during bath time without running up your water bill or wasting hot water. And it might even get the kiddos to enjoy the tub. Genius.

Buy It ($30)

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