The coolest ride-on toys and gifts for your little speed demons

Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Le mans pedal car

Whether your kids are ready for their first toddler ride-on toys to scoot around the house, something a little speedier for the driveway, or they’re ready to hit pedal to the metal (proverbially, we hope) and zip around the neighborhood or down the local sledding hill, we love every one of these cool ride-on toys that make for an amazing “big gift” this holiday. We’ve also added in a few accessories that can make everything that much more fun. And safe. Hey, we’re parents.

All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/15.


Le mans pedal car

Is it so wrong that we want one? Adult sized, of course. ($299 at RH baby & child)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Ybike Explorer 2.0 Go Kart

Ybike Explorer 2.0 Go Kart

This may be the best ride-on toy ever invented for kids who like to go fast–but only to the end of the driveway. ($209.99, YBike USA)

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Brio ride-on dachshund: Best ride-on toys for kids

Brio ride-on dachshund

In the words of Queen (kind of), get on your weiner dogs and ride!  ($79.99 on sale at Amazon)


Great ride-on gifts for kids: The new Biddle balance bike by Brilliant is a fantastic price and gorgeous!

Biddle balance bike

This hot new company scored big with their adult bikes, and now are offering ready-to-assemble balance bikes and kids’ bikes at terrific prices. ($149 at Brilliant)

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Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Kiddimoto helmet

Kiddimoto helmet

The second we saw this, it was like, yep. Need that for every kid on our list, whether they’re scooting or skating. ($40 at Barney’s)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Heirloom handcrafted US-made wooden toboggan

Heirloom handcrafted US-made wooden sled

We’ve known these makers for years now and their work is just remarkable. They make sleds like they don’t make sleds anymore.  ($189.99, Mountain Boy Sled Works)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Sonic snow tube

Sonic snow tube

Now, just hope for snow. ($109 at LL Bean)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Zipfy mini luge snow sled

Artist series Zipfy mini snow luge by Skam

Zipfy is one of our favorite affordable winter weather toys, and they’ve rocked it with an artist-design series including this one, from graffiti artist Skam. ($49.95 at L.L. Bean)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Railz Snow Scooter

Railz Snow Scooter

Now that is just the coolest. ($69.99 at Amazon)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Handpainted 'born to ride' bike bell

Handpainted “born to ride” bike bell

Because it’s true. ($19.50 at Adeline Adeline)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Krainkn skateboard

Krainkn skateboard

A great way to get the kids outside to play even when it’s not snowing.  ($119.99 at Krainkn)

Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Appaman kids’ moto jacket

Appaman kids’ moto jacket

Because no, they can’t get the motorcycle yet. But they can wear the jacket. ($97 with free ship at Zappos)


Ride on Toys Gifts for Kids: Rastar battery-powered Bentley

Rastar battery-powered Bentley

If only so you can get video of your toddler saying, “Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?” ($357.99 at Wayfair)