Got a birthday coming up that you need a buy a gift for? You don’t want just any ole’ presents for your kids — you want the coolest of the cool.
Obviously, kids love toys, but today’s hottest toys aren’t the same as they were 20 years ago. Instead of army men in green buckets or Pony toys, kids are playing with the technologically advanced mechanical toys, fun spins on classics, and they always want something unique.
So if you’re looking for cool gift ideas, there are plenty of unique gifts on Amazon that your children will love. Without further ado, here is a list of our top 5 really cool gifts for kids.
1. Zuzu Parade Stuffed Animal Stools
The Zuzu Parade Stuffed Animal Stools are great for the younger crowd (ranging 3 years and up). It’s a beautifully designed stuffed animal (we prefer the turtle) that has a plush pillow top and a bottom that opens up for storage. So not only are they able to sit on it, they’re also able to fill it with goodies that you’ll find later (like, for example, the remote control they’ll likely stuff in there). They’re machine washable, too, so you don’t have to worry about getting it dirty, and the inner bucket provides .58 cubic feet of storage, which is quite a sizable storage container.
2. Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls
One of the most popular toys last year was the Boon Glo Nightlight, which has portable nightlight balls that glow. It not only provides a great ambiance to go to sleep to, but it’s always a great way to play ball at night in the dark. The colors can be changed to different colors to provide different glows.
Price: $50.35 (28 percent off MSRP)
3. Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit Racing Game
Last year’s Anki Drive kit was one of the year’s best hot new toys, and this year, they company has a follow-up: the Anki Overdrive. It’s like the previous version, but beefed up and fleshed out for a more complete offering. Players will use their mobile devices to take command of real robotic Supercars that will race and battle along a modular track. The starter kit includes 2 supercars, 6 curved trakc pieces, 4 straight track pieces, 2 rise pieces, 1 four-car charger and 1 tire cleaner. Each car uses its own virtual weapon that is activated through the connected game while players are racing, so at any moment, Ground Shock (the car’s name) can shoot an electric pulse to dismantle his enemies, or Skull can use his plasma cannon to blast those in his way. Don’t take my word for it, let Evan explain it to you in the video above.
4. Marvel Avengers Hawkeye Longshot Bow
The Hawkeye Longshot Bow is capable of firing six foam arrows up to 40 feet. And thanks to the popularity of The Avengers: Age of Ultron from earlier in 2015, it’s going to be one of the most sought after toys. What makes it unique is that instead of using just regular bow string that is typically used, it uses a unique pulley system to replicate Hawkeye’s own bow. Bows are more popular than ever, and it’s the perfect (and safe!!) choice.
5. Star Wars Millennium Falcon Model Kit
Of course, with last month’s release of Star Wars Battlefront and today’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars is as popular as ever. And, what would Star Wars be without the Millennium Falcon? This Millennium Falcon Model Kit has an easy snap assembly that doesn’t require any glue, and there’s no painting necessary. So, what you get is a professional-looking replica Star Wars toy that’s perfect for any desktop or any Star Wars lover’s bedroom ceiling. It’s one of the best space toys for sale.
Price: $40.66 (32 percent off MSRP)