How many people reading this still have a pumpkin on their front porch? Every year, right after Halloween, the holiday season is thrust upon us like a winter nor’easter. Know what you’re getting all of your young family members for Christmas yet? Have no fear, this is your 2018 WorkingMomX Christmas gifts for kids guide.
I have combed through the internet, in partnership with an expert in kids toys, my consultant, aka my son, to pick out what we think are going to be the top choices to make your kids happy this Christmas.
We narrowed down the list, and the following are what we came up with for our top nine Christmas gifts for kids.
If you haven’t gotten your child their own tablet yet, this is the year to do so. Amazon has released its early Black Friday sale, and it includes their newest Fire HD 8 Tablet.
This is available in 4 different colors: Black, Canary Yellow, Marine Blue and Punch Red. It has up to 10 hours of battery life, 8” HD display screen and 16 GB, along with a micro SD slot that can hold up to 400 GB of expandable storage.
Download their favorite apps, or stream their favorite movies or TV shows from Amazon Prime.
This was one of the “it” toys last year, for sure. And it’s back again this year as well.
After purchasing one of these for our 8-year-old son, he has worn it every day since. And half of his classmates have one too.
It’s simple enough for him to use, to quickly tell the time, track his steps and he even knows how to set his own timer. This is swim friendly, and will only set you back $79.99.
And if your child gets tired of the Star Wars themed band, the tracker can be popped out and switched into another band. Other available themes include: Captain America, Minnie Mouse, Princess, Spiderman Black, Spiderman Red, Avengers, BB8 & Minnie Mouse.
Looking for a good gift for younger school-aged children?
The fun part of this gift is you never have any idea what you’re actually going to get! This toy can hatch 1 of the 4 mysterious creatures: Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen, or Elefly (or perhaps even a different character!)
The furry creatures are extra fluffy. They can learn your name. Your child can raise them from a baby, to a toddler and then to a kid.
As they go through each stage, you’ll learn new music and games. Ideal for ages 5+
This is one of Amazon’s Top Choices, and has received all 5 star-ratings. Kids can build a wand that responds to their own movements. Who wouldn’t want to do that? And I have yet to meet any kids that don’t like Harry Potter.
The wand comes with the kit, along with batteries, a step by step book, stickers, poster and the app. Learn to code with 70 step-by-step instructions.
Hours of endless fun awaits any child. Ideal for any children ages 6+.
An important note on this item, you need a tablet to use the wand. So definitely make sure you’ve got one your child can use before you get this gift.
If you child has been begging you for a robot, here’s your chance. Ask any elementary aged kid in your house if they have heard of Cozmo, and I assure you they have. How do I know this? Because my son has been begging me for one for months.
You will see things from Cosmo’s perspective as it makes its way around your house.
This durable robot that can be your new favorite entertainment, rolling all over your home. It comes in two colors: red and white or blue and white. The interface is friendly and simple.
Cosmo is compatible with any iOS or Android device, and you can control it through its app.
These plush toys will respond to your touch. They light up and everything. They are collectible, and have the hook to attach to your kid’s favorite backpack or bag.
Don’t forget to pick up the AAA batteries that go with it. Geared towards ages Pre-K and Kindergarteners.
Brought to you by Crayola, this is a color chemistry set. It has 50 science experiments, including 16 out-of-the-box experiments, and 34 additional STEM science activities.
It will be a hit for both girls and boys, and is geared for kids around the ages of 7-10
This is a great starter set for that one little one that you have in mind. This kit includes 790 pieces and 33 different colors.
This classic starter kit is a timeless toy that will last forever. And it’s only $47.99 for Prime members, which is a steal for LEGOs.
When your child grows into it, remove the floor board and let them get their exercise. Some assembly is required.