28 of the highest-rated toys + gifts from Amazon (under $80) 🙌

28 of the highest-rated toys + gifts from Amazon (under $80) 🙌



When it comes to finding that *perfect* gift for your little, you want to make sure it's an item that's practical and something they'll enjoy playing with beyond Christmas morning. If you're stumped on what that is, we scoured through toys and gifts on Amazon to find the highest rated ones.

Each product has at least a 4.5 stars or above, with many featuring thousands of reviews. So, you can trust that both mama and the kids loved these.


Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game


Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

The entire family will enjoy playing this game. Spin the spinner and use the squeezer to pick up matching acorns. It's perfect for teaching your littles matching and sorting skills.

Age: 3-7

Melissa & Doug Cleaning Set


Teach your child chores in a fun way with this beautiful set. They'll help you around the house and play on their own with the cleaning items.

Age: 3-6 years old

LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child building kit


LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child building kit

What's cuter than Baby Yoda? A LEGO version, that's what. This fun set is super popular this year and happens to be Amazon's #1 best selling building set. (And if you buy it for yourself, your secret is safe with us.)

Age: 10+

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book


LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Introduce little ones to 100 words in both english and spanish with the touch activated word book from LeapFrog. They'll learn colors, animals, mealtime words and more with plenty to explore as they grow.

Age: 18 months-4 years

Magna-Tiles


magna-tiles

The 3D magnetic building set teaches kids STEM skills as they work to build their own creation. They'll stay busy for hours imagining endless possibilities.

Age: 3+

Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets Launcher


This toy is not only entertaining and will keep your child active, but they will be learning about aerodynamics as they experiment with force and trajectory. The dueling set adds an irresistible competitive aspect that kids love.

Age: 5+

Bravokids LCD Writing Tablet


Bravokids LCD Writing Tablet

Doodle, draw and do it again with this LCD writing tablet. With a stylus or even just their finger, kids can create a temporary masterpiece that erases with a press of the button. It's awesome for travel or keeping them entertained while out to dinner.

Age: 3+

Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet


Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet

If you're searching for the first tablet for your child, or want to take your own phone and device back, the Amazon Fire is an ideal option. With a 2-year-worry-free guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that if they break it, Amazon will replace it for free. Plus, it comes with extensive parental controls and a year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, full of books, apps, videos and more.

Age: 3-7 years old

Wooden cookie play food set


kids baking set

With more than 1,700 positive reviews and 4.9 stars, this is one of the highest-rated pretend play sets available on Amazon. Kids can bake, slice and serve cookies (all while practicing their fine-motor skills!). Our favorite part? Melissa & Doug offer a 100% happiness guarantee so if your child isn't inspired, they'll make it right.

Age: 3-5 years old

Interactive globe


kids interactive globe

Working with most iPad models, this globe is perfect for curious kiddos who are interested in exploring. The orboot Globe + app takes kids on an augmented reality-based journey around the world, encouraging kids to stamp their passport and add stickers along the way.

Age: 4-10 years old

Tool set


kids tool set

Made for both indoor and outdoor play, your child will love getting to help fix things around the house. The 15 pieces encourage fine motor skills and all of the materials are dishwasher safe for those unexpected messes.

Age: 2+

Kinetic play sand


sensory sand

This sensory sand is practically magic—it's kinetic so it only sticks to itself, not your kid's hands or your furniture. It feels so fun, perfect for squeezing or putting into molds. Bonus: It never dries out so you don't have to worry about purchasing more in a few months.

Age: 3+

Osmo starter kit


kids stem toys

Can't seem to escape the digital world? Osmo will turn your little's iPad into a learning game—that requires no WiFi!—and bring imagination to life. Pair it with the pretend play costume pieces and silicone rings to practice letter forming, create costumes and make magic happen.

Age: 3-5+

Be Kind book


kids be kind book

For the little reader in your life, Be Kind is a beautiful picture book that explores all aspects of kindness.

Age: 3-6 years old

Terrarium science kit


terranium kit for kids

Kids will get to mix science and art as they grow their own habitat in this terrarium kit. We love that it glows in the dark at night and the chia and wheat grass seeds grow within a few days.

Age: 6+

Kidizoom duo camera


kids camera

Kids will love getting to play with this digital camera, whether it's taking pictures of the family or playing a game that's pre-programmed on the device. Connect it to a computer for even more activities.

Age: 3-9 years old

Drum set


kids drum set

With three drum pads and a cymbal, your child will work on their sensory development while having hours of fun. They can follow along to the tune by keeping up with the lights on the pads, make up their own songs or play games to work on numbers and letters.

Age: 2-5 years old

Wooden ice cream counter


kids ice cream set

Encouraging independent play, littles can imagine endless possibilities in their own ice cream shop. Scoops fit into the cone, along with toppings on top, helping kids work on their development skills. It even comes with $1 bills.

Age: 3+

Musical toy


baby toy on amazon

As baby is learning to recognize sounds, this toy lets them explore their love of music. We love the volume control so parents can turn it down if baby likes playing with it all day long. 😉With nearly 10K reviews, it's still a 4.5 star item.

Age: 3-36 months

Animated plush pal


singing plush toy

Toddlers and babies will adore this animated bunny that plays peek-a-boo and sings. It's soft enough to cuddle, but durable enough to last for years to come.

Age: 0+

Tinkertoy building set


tinkertoy building set

With 200 pieces, this building set is sure to provide endless hours of entertainment. We love that there are so many different creations to make and that it helps kids works on their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Age: 3+

Little Tikes trampoline


kids trampoline

This trampoline is perfect for kids to burn off a little energy without having to purchase a massive one for the backyard. At 3-foot tall, it won't take up too much space, and the handle bar helps them bounce away... safely. Plus, it has nearly 4,000 top reviews.

Age: 3-6 years old

CamelBak sippy cup


camelbak kids cup

Gone are the days of having 20 sippy cups all over the house—this CamelBak will replace them all. You don't have to worry about spills since kids have to bite on the valve for drink to disperse, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. 🙌

Age: 3+

 Musical bench


musical bench for kids

If your child loves music, this instrument offers so many ways to play, from the xylophone and keyboard to using the hammer. Plus, the balls can fall on the keys or slide out to make even more sounds.

Age: 1-3 years old

 PlasmaCar


kids riding toy

With more than 4K reviews, this toy still has 4.5 stars—and for good reason. Kids can ride it indoor or out without having to worry about batteries, pedals or gears. Pro tip: It works best on flat, hard surfaces so a driveway is better than carpet or grass.

Age: 3+

 Crayola art case


crayola art case set

This set provides just about everything your child needs to get creative, including markers, paper, crayons and more. The storage case makes it easy for travel and ensures all of the 140 pieces have a place to go once they're done playing.

Age: 5+

 Wooden building blocks


wooden building blocks

You can never go wrong with blocks, but this wooden set has a 5 star record with more than 1,700 reviews. Each piece is smooth sanded so you don't have to worry about splinters and it comes with a wooden tray for storage.

Age: 3-8 years old

 Ferry bath toy


ferry bath toys

Made from 100% recycled milk jugs, this bath toy isn't just fun, it's also eco-friendly. The ferry boat floats steadily, making it the perfect toy to for any bath adventure. Plus, it comes with two mini cars and is dishwasher safe.

Age: 3+



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