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Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Kids (Updated 2019)

Updated on November 4, 2019
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Let me help you spread love during Christmas and make your kids a little happier with these best Christmas gifts for kids!

Christmas is drawing near and I’m certain many parents are still in doubt as to what gifts will bring upon teeming joy to their kids. Knowing what can complete your little ones’ Christmas is not as simple as it seems. The last thing you would want to happen is disappointing them so invest time, effort, and money for this matter. Always remember that Christmas is a celebration of love so you should do your best to make it special for the kids.

The best Christmas gift is not the most expensive one you can find. In fact, they often are priceless while other are require minimal or monetary investment but more effort and time. Your goal must be to make your kids happy and contented. To help you out, read through this list of Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Kids to gather some good ideas. Just don’t forget to add a personal touch to whatever gift you decide to give since your effort above all will make your kids proud of having you as their loving parent.


Toys are the staple gift for kids worldwide.
Toys are the staple gift for kids worldwide.

Choosing the right toys for your kids is not as simple as it seems. It’s not advisable to simply pick an action-figure of his favorite superhero or a sophisticated and expensive electric toy. Keep in mind that the toys he has will play a major role in his character and mind’s development. This is the main reason why experts suggest educational toys above anything else.

Good thing about most educational today nowadays is that their makers added fun to the formula. Kids nowadays easily get bored especially while handling repetitive tasks. Your goal must be to search for an educational toy that your kid can play every day without minimizing the fun associated with it each time. Be careful about buying toys that are made out of plastic as well. Only purchase toys from a known and trusted brand. Most toys nowadays comes with suggested age and warning signs so carefully consider them as well to keep your kids away from harm as they enjoy their Christmas gift.

Jersey of his favorite player

Basketball is a good sport of choice as it is is fun and can help keep your kid active.
Basketball is a good sport of choice as it is is fun and can help keep your kid active.

Is your kid interested in any kind of sport? Don’t just simply purchase a video game about the sport but encourage him to be involved with it for real. It’s sad to say that majority of kids nowadays are suffering from health issues like obesity and heart problem because they simply lack exercise. They are so engrossed in video games, television, and other indoor activities which lead them to an idle state for hours.

There’s no better way to encourage your kid in playing any kind of sport other than buying a good-looking sports uniform. It does not have to be very expensive. If you kid is into basketball, try to know about his favorite basketball team or a specific player her idolizes. Doing so will make it easy for you to select what basketball jersey to pick. For sports like tennis, badminton, and others that don’t require jerseys, you can purchase the sport equipment he needs the most. A racket, knee pad, baseball bat, baseball glove, basketball, and goggles for swimming are good options.

Pretty dress

Your little one deserves to wear the prettiest dress on Christmas!
Your little one deserves to wear the prettiest dress on Christmas!

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You’re daughter will surely love a pretty dress especially if you exerted so much effort to it. If you lack talent in sewing, buying her a glamorous gown which she can wear during Christmas won’t be a bad idea either. Don’t worry if your budget is very limited. A simple but pretty dress will do. In the end, it’s the thought that really matters. Treat her like a princess as she wears your gift and she’ll be truly delighted.

A gown inspired by her favorite princess cartoon character will make it even more special. Young ladies love to be treated extra special so don’t deprive such happiness particularly during Christmas which is regarded as the most wonderful time of the year. Aside from the dress’ design, choose one that bears your daughter’s favorite color. Adding a pair of elegant shoes that perfectly matches with the dress will complete the package. Accessories like a pretty headband and bracelets can make the night even extra special for your dear daughter so don’t forget to consider it if your budget is loose.

Anime Cosplay Costume

Cute anime kid cosplay.
Cute anime kid cosplay.

Have you noticed your kid spending hours watching his favorite anime series every night? Buying him a cosplay costume of his favorite anime character will surely complete his Christmas. If you’re not busy with work or home responsibilities, allocate some time to personally create the costume. Your kid will surely see through your effort and appreciate the gift even more. Nevertheless, busy parents can opt to simply purchase an Anime Cosplay Costume. Simply add a few accessories and personal touches to make it much more pleasant.

Probably the most crucial factor while buying an Anime Cosplay Costume is its size. Make sure it perfectly fits to your kid. You can sneak in your kid’s room while he/she is asleep and take the needed measurements. Remember not to simply ask about his/her favorite anime show or character. Doing so will only blow up the surprise. Investigate and exert as much effort possible to keep your kid guessing.

10. Concert Tickets for your rockstar kid.

Bring your kid to her first ever concert!
Bring your kid to her first ever concert!

Concerts are common during the Christmas season. If you noticed your kid idolizing a particular band or singer, allocate some time to research about the music icon’s upcoming events. Choose one with a venue nearest your place and place a reserve for the best seat possible. This would surely mean a considerable amount of expenses especially if your kid’s favorite band or singer is really famous and in demand. However, nothing can be more rewarding for parents than seeing their kid jump out of joy.

Buying two Concert tickets will double your kid’s joy since it would only mean he/she can bring a friend. Aside from added fun, it can somehow make the trip safer. Grant your kid freedom even just for this occasion but don’t be careless. Remind your kid to contact your via phone if something comes up and always be ready to rush towards the venue to help. Keep in mind that your kid’s safety should be your main concern above anything else. You kid’s appreciation after having a great time because of your gift is a bonus.

9. A new iPhone for your social media active kid.

The new iPhone XR is one of your best choices.
The new iPhone XR is one of your best choices.

Giving a new mobile phone or any other kind of trendy electronic devices nowadays is not as bad as it looks. Despite having a couple of disadvantages, it’s unquestionable that these technology devices can be very beneficial for your kids in one way or another. Kids with mobile devices can easily contact their parents at times of need. It also serves as their gateway to communicate with their peers. Various researches show that kids who don’t have access to the internet or a mobile device often suffer from bullying since they end up having a hard time socializing others.

If you decide to give your kid a new smartphone this Christmas, make sure it is from a brand known for high-quality products and has all the features needed to play the recent games. Kids are reckless so phones that easily break after one hard fall is a big no. The only way to assure that the new smartphone you’ll give to your kid will last long is to purchase a model offered by a brand known for their durable and ingeniously designed products. I highly recommend the iPhone XR. This is the smartphone I've been using for several months now and it exceeded all my expectations. Your kid will love this phone's simplicity and it also has the build quality that can last for several years even under reckless usage. Pick the color that your kid likes and he will surely be pleased upon opening his present this coming Christmas.

8. A pet for your pet-lover kid.

Can you resist this overloading cuteness?
Can you resist this overloading cuteness?

A new pet dog or cat can complete your kid’s Christmas. You can also prefer other kinds of pets like fishes, turtles, and lizards but the two I previously mentioned are your best choices. A pet is a brilliant gift since your kids can have them for years and the possibilities of fun are endless. Your new family pet will grow old with them. You’ll not only have a perfect gift for Christmas but a new family member as well. These pets are also not just for play since a dog can help guard your home and protect your family from intruders while cats can chase off pests.

While taking care of their new pet, your kids will learn countless values. They’ll be more responsible and attentive about the needs of others. Having a pet is a very good way to hone your kids’ character and prepare them for the future. These facts alone made pets deserving to be among the Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Kids.

7. A family trip to a Theme Park for your adventurous kid.

The Disneyland should be at the top of your list to go to with your kids.
The Disneyland should be at the top of your list to go to with your kids.

Your kids’ Christmas will certainly become one of the most memorable moments of their life if you take them on a trip to the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland. Every one of us dreamed to be on this festive amusement park at some point in our lives. However, majority failed to experience the fun in Disneyland mainly because of the financial burden that comes with it. But then again, a trip to Disneyland is possible without overspending. You just have to be resourceful.

Look for discounted travel packages. There are countless travel and tour sites that can help you on this matter so be sure to spend some time in browsing the internet. You can also ask assistance from a travel agent. Though his services may not be free, you’ll eventually realize that having him around will not only make your trip hassle-free but less expensive as well. Christmas is about happiness and expression of love. And probably the best way to do it is by fulfilling your kids’ dream.

6. Family Picnic to share wonderful memories with your kids.

Keep the family picnic simple and intimate.
Keep the family picnic simple and intimate.

It’s not necessary to be a grandiose trip. Even a simple picnic with the whole family can complete your kids’ Christmas. Cook all the dishes your kids’ love and prepare a set of activities that will complete their day in the picnic venue. A mini-sport event involving the whole family is a brilliant idea. Divide your family into two teams and compete with one another. Baseball, basketball, and soccer are your best choices.

The day should be focused on your kids’ enjoyment. Go fishing or go on a hike with your kids while your wife prepares the whole family’s meal. Reprimand them from using their mobile phones and laptops during the event so all of their attention will be on the activities. At the end of the day, it’s not surprising to notice the bond shared among family members tighter. This is a perfect Christmas gift for kids particularly if you spend most of your time working whole year round.

5. Instant Camera for your kid photographer.

A kid can see beauty in our world like no adult can.
A kid can see beauty in our world like no adult can.

Introduce your kids to photography early with a fully-functional instant camera. With this kind of camera, your kid can take snaps of his/her daily activities or memorable family moments during vacations. It can also serve as a new hobby which can help improve your kid’s resourcefulness and creativity.

I remember back when I was just a kid that I'm really fond of looking at photos. But since we were not well off, I did not have my own instant camera to take pictures of my own. I really wished to have a camera and be able to fill up a photo album with pictures I’ve taken. If ever I’ll have kids in the near future, I won’t think twice about giving them their own camera when they’re old enough to operate one. It might be an expensive gift for kids but it's truly worthwhile knowing it can give them endless fun and opportunities in developing their potential in photography.

Just be sure to guide your kid along the way. Give him/her tips on what subjects to focus on while taking pictures. Start with simple and still shots. As your kid's skills improve, you'll be surprised about the amazing shots he/she can take.

4. Headphones for your music-loving kid.

A kid enjoying music.
A kid enjoying music.

Music is food for the soul. This is true for adults and kids. Give your kid the chance to enjoy quality music the best way possible by buying him a new headset this Christmas.

Some may not like the idea because it can take away your kid's attention and keep him isolated. No parent would want this especially during family time. But there are several ways around this problem. One way is to have a talk with your kid after he receives the new headset. Remind him that he should be responsible in using his new headset. This is not just to stop him from ignoring you but also for his safety.

By giving him a new headset, he can be reminded of your unwavering support as a parent. It will feel like you're always with him every time he wears his new headset. Music can also help him relax and bring some fun during his dull moments at school or while riding a bus.

3. Steam Wallet cash for your gamer kid.

All you need is your kid's account details and you can buy him Steam Wallet cash.
All you need is your kid's account details and you can buy him Steam Wallet cash.

Is your kid a DOTA 2 fan? Or does he play other Steam games during his free time? There's really no problem about playing online games as long as it does not stop him from having a social life and spending quality time with the whole family.

If he is really fond of Steam, why not give Steam wallet cash? He will surely be surprised since most parents would not be supportive on their kids playing online games. This time, move away from the stereotype and support your kid in his hobby. Just make sure to remind him to carefully manage his time while playing Steam. There are actually several benefits in playing online games on Steam. One is making new friends online. Another one is it can help him develop basic computing skills and critical thinking as he needs to make crucial decisions in order to win in online games. It can also serve as a perfect training ground for him to develop his time-management skills which he can surely use when he becomes an adult.

2. VR Headset for your Techy kid.

Kid using a VR Headset.
Kid using a VR Headset.

Virtual Reality is the future of gaming. Well, it's suppose to be that way but VR headsets are slowly getting popular today so it's almost safe to say that the future is of gaming is now. VR Headsets are quite expensive but if you really want the best for your kids, then the price won't really bother you that much. He will be the center of attention among his peers by having one. Just don't forget to remind him that owning one is a privilege. He must take care of his new VR headset and only use it when he is finished with his homework and his assigned household chores, if there are any, are all done. Playing is healthy for kids so don't take it away from them just because you want your kids to be disciplined and do well in school. You'll be amazed how a device that is supposed to distract them from their studies can help them focus more and do well in school if you as a parent handle the whole situation accordingly.

1. Your presence is the best gift you can give to your kids.

Spend some time and create wonderful memories with your kids on Christmas.  It's the best gift you can give them.
Spend some time and create wonderful memories with your kids on Christmas. It's the best gift you can give them.

In most cases, simply being there on Christmas Eve is the most special gift parent can give to their kids. This is true particularly for parents who work overseas and have been away for a couple of months or even years. Your homecoming will not only complete your kids’ Christmas but also take away their loneliness and sadness. Christmas is not about receiving fancy gifts that money can buy. It’s all about true happiness, love, and family.

To be alone in the most festive time of the year will definitely affect your kids psychologically. Make them feel loved by simply coming home and give them the hugs and kisses they’ve long desired. A friend of mine have parents who work abroad and she usually shares how sad it is to be on her own in almost every special occasion. She explains that getting used to the loneliness is almost impossible. It has been 3 years since my friend saw her parents and she said that no expensive gift can equal the happiness she will experience if ever her parents will be back home this Christmas.

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