Cool gifts to spoil the kids rotten
If you’re looking for that one big, splurgey holiday gift for kids this year, your wish is our super fun command. We had the best time tracking down some of the most outrageously cool gifts that will make some lucky kids very happy. And hopefully, ready to do the dishes, clean their rooms, and fold the laundry for the next year without being asked.
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Lionel Harry Pottery Hogwart’s Express Train Set
The next best thing to a ride on the Hogwart’s Express at Universal Orlando? This Lionel version of it. And hey, no lines!
Disney’s Frozen Recumbent Cruiser by Moto
As she rides, she can channel her inner Elsa. Or Anna. Or heck, Olaf or Kristoff.
Slackers LED Zipline Kit
Top of so many kids’ wish lists, this one comes with a cool light-up seat and a safety brake.
$229, Creative Kidstuff
Cozmo by Anki
From the makers of the brilliant Anki Overdrive race cars comes this hot new AI robot pet that kids can customize to do a ton of amazing things. The free December update will add new games, an enhanced explorer mode for controlling its cameras via app, facial recognition (including pets!) and even a night mode — perfect for the limited daylight of winter.
Handcrafted Tulle Tutu Dress
One of our favorite companies that offers the most exquisite dress-up clothes to spark imaginary play. Or just to wear to Christmas eve dinner.
$155, Tutu Du Monde
Radio Flyer Tesla Ride-on Toy with Vanity Plate
Because really, are you ever too young for your first Tesla?
$499+, Radio Flyer
LulzBot Mini 3D Printer
Don’t let the kids see this over your shoulder unless you’re ready to plunk down your credit card.
Handmade Waldorf Doll
These gorgeous handmade dolls are heirlooms. But ones that can be played with (and loved) every single day.
Sphero BB8 with Force Band Wrist Control
Last year’s hot tech toy of the year gets even cooler now that you can use The Force (or really, your wrist) to control the app-enabled droid.
$199.99, Best Buy
Made-to-order Hardwood Play Kitchen
Exquisitely handmade by a master woodworker, you have to see these heirloom-quality play kitchens for any toddler or preschooler.
$189-539, Elves and Angels
Star Wars X-Wing Twin Bed Set
Good night. Have beautiful dreams of defeating the Empire.
$1199, Rooms to Go
This safer trampoline company offers tons of options to get the whole family active and playing outdoors.
$1749 and up, Springfree
Massively Awesome Family Trip
Adventures by Disney doesn’t offer lame tours; they’re meticulously planned trips on every continent, that engage kids of all ages and insure the optimal balance of family time and just kids/just adults time. We love the tour of Scottish Castles shown here, but browse the catalog and find your dream family trip of a lifetime.