Shopping for kids is always a good time. After all, it’s much more fun to buy a cool gadget or a silly game than a pair of socks or a candle. But shopping for some kids proves to be trickier than others. Everyone has them on their list — the kids who always have the latest and greatest before the rest of us even know what the latest and greatest is.
Nailing a gift for them is tricky business, but not impossible.
Whether you’re looking for mind-blowing birthday gifts, unique stocking stuffers or affordable holiday gifts that will leave an impression, we’ve got you. Here are 18 gift ideas for kids who have everything.
Gifts for little kids
1. Lickable bubbles
Bubbles… that you can eat?! Say no more to a child. This sweet gift is great for birthday parties, stocking stuffers or just because.
Where to buy: BubbleLick Lickable Bubbles Flavor Burst ($30, Uncommon Goods)
2. Squishy drawing pad
It looks like a tablet — but it’s not a tablet. DoodleJamz instead is a squishy (lo-fi!) drawing pad that provides users with both a sensory and creative outlet. With a number of changeable backgrounds, kids won’t quickly tire of this toy and parents will love that it’s mess-free and non-toxic.
Where to buy: DoodleJamz JellyPic Squish n’ Shape Drawing Pad ($10, Amazon)
3. Yoto Player
The Yoto Player has been around for a few years and its reviews keep getting better. Unlike Alexa, which can feel like a free-for-all, the Yoto Player only plays audiobooks, music and education activities for kids via physical card that kids insert. And as their ad says: “No microphone. No camera. No ads.” No brainer!
Where to buy: Yoto Player ($100, Yoto Play)
4. The StairSlide
Talk about a fun gift for kids who have everything! Pretty much every child’s dream, the StairSlide turns dreary winter afternoons into hours of energy-burning fun. A fun-but-practical bonus: The StairSlide is available in single to eight-packs, making it able to fit any sized staircase.
Where to buy: The Original StairSlide ($270 for a pack of four)
5. DIY craft subscription
It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Gifting someone with a Kiwi Crate subscription ensures they’ll get a happy package each month that’s filled with creative DIY projects — fun for kids, great for parents. Available for a number of different age groups, this is one kids subscription box that truly has something for everyone.
Where to buy: Kiwi Crate subscription ($24/month, Kiwi Co)
6. Play sink with running water
Let the sink run, but don’t waste water! This super cute play sink helps little kids tap into their imaginative side by letting them wash dishes — with real water! With its automatic recycle system, kids can keep the water going for hours of splishy-splashy fun.
Where to buy: Cute Stone Play Sink ($31, Amazon)
7. Personalized search-and-find book
Forget “Where’s Waldo?” Kids will flip over their very own personalized book that features a character that looks just like them! There’s a mini version of them on each page — truly, the ultimate experience in search and find books.
Where to buy: “Where Are You?” ($40, Wonderbly)
8. Wall-climbing race car
You will have every kid at “car that climbs walls.” From the floors to the walls to the — yep — ceiling, this car will chase its guiding laser light anywhere. Talk about a sweet ride.
Where to buy: Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Wall-Climbing Race Car ($20, Walmart)
9. Snail mail weekly letter
Cuteness overload! With this creative idea from Snail Mail Weekly Letter, kids will receive a letter — not an email! — each week from Sunny the Mail Snail. Inside their parcel, they’ll receive notes, stickers, trading cards and more. Definitely a reason to run to the mailbox.
Where to buy: Snail Mail Weekly Letter (starting at $14/mo, Snail Mail for Kids)
Gifts for older kids
10. Magic show and lesson
No need to pack the kids in the car and head to a theater for a night of magic tricks. In fact, tweens and teens may like this option better! A live, interactive magic show from the comfort of home! In the first half hour of this virtual show, magician Ming Da will dazzle the audience, and in the second, he’ll show folks how he did (some of) his magic tricks.
Where to buy: Magic 101: Show and Lesson ($25, Uncommon Goods)
11. Portable nail salon
Forget plain old nails. With the Go Glam nail stamper, kids can add super cool, professional-looking designs to their nails. Hours of fun and tons of compliments.
Where to buy: Cool Maker Go Glam U-Nique Nail Salon ($26, Target)
12. Cards Against Humanity for the family
A no-fail way to get older kids away from their phones and with their family (while laughing hysterically to boot)? Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition! Not only will this game have the entire family in stitches, it’s the perfect way to get everyone together.
Where to buy: Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition ($25, Target)
13. “The Week Junior” subscription
Help kids stay informed with a magazine subscription to “The Week Junior.” Each week, they’ll be sent a 32-page magazine that features current events and thought-provoking articles from trusted editors.
Where to buy: “The Week Junior” ($50 for 25 issues)
14. A photography course
Got a budding Instagrammer, er, photographer on your hands? Gift them with a photography class, which will teach them techniques and tips from pros. Definitely something today’s tweens and teens can get behind.
Where to buy: Level 1 Photography Class ($60 for a four-week class; Outschool)
15. Custom face pillow
There’s no denying it. Tweens and teens love weird, semi-ironic-but-not stuff. And a perfect example of this is a pillow with a pet’s or friend’s (or their own) face on it.
Where to buy: Custom Head Photo Face Pillow ($18, Your Photo Socks)
16. The wearable blanket
It’s a blanket. It’s a hoodie. It’s The Comfy! Without question, one of the coziest, warmest wearable blankets around, The Comfy is sure to be in heavy rotation with your older kid.
Where to buy: The Comfy Jr. ($40, The Comfy)
17. Rechargeable laser tag
Whether they’re playing with friends or family, there’s no arguing that laser tag is always a good time. And the best part: Each charge is good for eight games, so no changing batteries mid-game.
Where to buy: Squad Hero Battle Action Laser Tag 2.0 ($200, Amazon)
18. Personalized snack bowl
When all else fails in the world of shopping for a gift for kids who have everything, go with a personalized bowl. Because — need we even say it? — snacks.
Where to buy: Personalized snack bowl ($15, Personalization Mall)