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These Are 10 Best Last-Minute Gifts for Kids, from Toys to Subscriptions

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Whether you're scrambling to find one more gift for your kid or just have no clue what to buy your nieces and nephews, we've scoured the internet to find the best last-minute presents that any kid would be happy to open on Christmas morning. From a KiwiCo young chemist pack to a L.O.L. Surprise! playset and Amazon book boxes, these gifts not only work with any budget, but they're sure to put a smile on any kid's face. The best part is they're almost guaranteed to be delivered to you before Christmas, so you won't have to make up some story about how Santa's coming late (we're not judging, we've all been there). So without further ado, here are ten of the best last-minute gifts for kids this year.

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KiwiCo

1. Kiwico Young Chemist Pack

Ages 5+

Is science their favorite subject? If so, they'll love this KiwiCo young chemist pack. It comes with three individual boxed projects that will inspire and guide them to tap into their inner science wiz. (Psst...order before December 20 to receive it by Christmas eve.)

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Amazon

2. L.o.l. Surprise! Hair Salon With Mini Fashion Doll & 50 Surprises Playset

Ages 3+

In case you don't already know, L.O.L. Surprise! toys are a hot commodity this year (seriously, every little girl wants one). So if your kid is into dolls, they'll be obsessed with this set. It comes with a cool doll and 50 surprises that are meant to go with the hair salon theme.

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Amazon

3. Amazon Book Box

All ages

If they're just starting to learn how to read, this gift is a no-brainer. Each box comes with two to four books depending on their age, and each title is hand-selected by Amazon book editors and customers, so you can feel good knowing that they'll be satisfied with basically any book they get.

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Walmart

4. Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box (484 Pieces)

Ages 4+

For the kid that likes building and breaking things apart, this classic LEGO box features 484 pieces that they'll be sure to spend hours playing with. Just don't forget to check in with their parents before buying it!

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Little Passports

5. Little Passports Subscription Box

Ages 3+

Whether they're a little explorer, a mini artist or a science nerd, they'll be obsessed with a Little Passport box. Each month they'll receive a box containing a map, an activity and stickers, plus a variety of travel-themed items that are meant to teach and engage them on every kind of subject.

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Amazon

6. 3doodler Create+ 3d Printing Pen

Ages 6+

Perfect for the avid doodler, this easy-to-use pen extrudes heated plastic that dries instantly so they can make cool 3D drawings. It comes with 15 classic colors and templates for hours of doodling and creating.

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Lovevery

7. Lovevery The Looker Play Kit

0-3 Weeks

Did your friend, cousin or coworker just have a baby? Think of this play kit as a gift for both of them. It's designed to help their baby connect with their surroundings and build new brain connections, supporting their development.

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Amazon

8. Amazon Fire 7 Kids 7" Tablet

Ages 3+

It's no secret that kids love tablets, so why not buy them this best-selling one? It comes with a one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription that gives them access to more than 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks and more from their favorite channels. Don't be surprised when they pay you no mind after you set it up for them.

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Yumble

9. Yumble Subscription

Ages 3+

Want to kill two birds with one stone? Buy a Yumble subscription plan for your niece or nephew. If their parents have been telling you that it's hard to get them to eat, then they'll both appreciate this gift. They can pick from tons of nutrious meals designed to please even the pickiest eater, and it doesn't require any cooking. It's a win-win.

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Amazon

10. Thinkfun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game

Ages 8+

If they're into brain- and mind-challenging games, this is right up their alley. The game encourages players to use reasoning and planning skills to make their way through 60 challenges from a beginner to expert level, and the goal is to build a path through the towers to get the marble to the target.