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We all love getting ahead of the game when it comes to Christmas shopping. In fact, that euphoric feeling of knowing you beat those dreaded holiday lines is one of the strongest forms of retail therapy a parent can have. If you're looking to do some early Christmas shopping, but your kids haven't written their wish lists for Santa yet, the solution is easy: Just choose a few of these winners off our carefully curated list of Christmas gifts for kids.
I spoke with people on the ground (kids) about what's new, what's wanted, and what's popular, and the answers were telling. Kids are more into role-playing games than ever, thanks to the Dungeons and Dragons movie. And because of the release of Barbie this year, Barbie toys continue to be a favorite in all its many iterations. Crafting is seeing a big tick up, with kids wanting tie-dye kits and fun coloring sets. And when it comes to teens, things like Nike Air Force Ones are still a hot item they're sure to love.
From imaginative-play toys like the Ada Twist kit that encourage your kids to step away from their screens and get immersed into a new, magical world to classic throwback toys created with an all-new audience in mind, we found all of the toys and games that your kid will want to get their hands on this year. Here are the best Christmas gifts for kids in 2023 that we guarantee they'll love to play with (and will make you wish you were a kid again!).
Cat Bowen has been writing about all things parenting for well over a decade. She spends her days researching, reviewing, and testing everything from strollers to breast pumps to changing tables. Her work has been featured in Romper, Bustle, and franchised across dozens of media outlets. In her spare time she loves volunteering at her kids' schools, reading everything she can get her hands on, running, and cooking for her family.
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