The Best Cyber Week Deals for Kids
You've probably got an inbox full of "cyber week" alerts right now, but we're here to cut through the clutter and point out some of the best current deals for your kids - most of these items are ones we highly recommended in our Non-Toy and Toy Gift Guides, so you can rest assured they'll make incredible gifts.
Our team has been spending hours scouring the web and we're not focusing on the "junky" stuff (because a great deal on something not-so-great isn't really a deal at all, right?!), only the items that we've tested, experienced and know will be played with over and over again.
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Toys, Books, Electronics + More!
Grace Personalized - Custom Rings
DEAL ALERT: Grace Personalized name rings are currently a steal at 25% off!
BoogieBoard LCD Writing Tablet
Kid's loooove these cool writing boards where they use a special stylus to write notes, play games or draw, and then with the press of a button, it magically disappears. These are amazing in keep in your purse for your kids to use at restaurants, in the car or at the grocery store.
VTech Kidizoom DUO Camera
Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines
We love all the engineering kits by Thames & Kosmos (we featured many of them in our Non-Toy Gift Guides) and they currently have some unheard of prices. If your kids like building things like LEGOs, plus like using remote controls, these sets will be a huge hit!
- Geckobot (this was an Editor’s Choice item in our Builders guide!)
- Remote Control Machines
- Space Explorers Science Kit
Savings abound on these adorable animal families and their accessories, including:
- Calico Critters Luxury Townhouse
- Calico Critters Secret Island Playhouse
- Calico Crittes Kozy Kitchen Set
- Outback Koala Family
One of our go-to brands for Arts & Crafts, ALEX toys is currently offering big discounts on some of their best sets, including:
- My Giant Busy Box
- Spa Hair Chalk Salon - great for tweens/teens and featured in our Stocking Stuffer Guide
- Tots Art Start
- My First Sewing Kit
Nerf Lazer Tag (+ Nerf Guns)
This is THE BEST laser tag system out there! If you don't want to dive into the actual Nerf guns (and it is a dive with flying bullets around the house!), this is the way to go. It is one of the first toys grabbed every time a friend comes over. Nab it quick while it's discounted!
Our pick: Nerf Elite Tactical Vest Kit: makes such a cool gift for Nerf fans. Our tip: get 2, so when your child has a playdate, there isn't a fight over who gets to wear it!
There are some fantastic deals on Play-Doh! Stock-up now for birthday parties and rainy days! Some of our favorites:
- 24-pack of colors: you'll never run out all year...pop a few into stockings!
- Doctor Drill 'n Fill: this is one of the best Play-Doh sets for playability!
- Fun Factory Deluxe Set: a great starter set featuring cutters and their classic Fun Factory squeezer!
ECR4Kids SoftZone Play Sets
These awesome giant foam wedges, climbers and blocks are what you'd see at your local indoor play gym. They are currently 40% off and would make a great addition to any playroom! 5-piece set and 2-piece set.
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition
We featured this super cool system in our Best Gifts for Vehicle Lovers gift guide and if you want to truly wow your kids on Christmas day, this is a sure thing. Think of your typical slot-race track amped up with a powerful computer/virtual reality component - so while you're racing physical cars on a race track in front of you, you're controlling their moves (speed, weapons, stunts, etc) via a tablet or phone. Perfect for kids age 7-14+
littlebits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
This awarding-winning STEM toy was an Editor's Choice feature in our Super Hero and Star Wars Lover gift guide comes with everything kids need to create and control their own Droid - right down to the battery - plus stickers and extra accessories. So cool!
Wonderbly Personalized Books
A personalized book makes for such a special and unique gift, and one of our favorite companies, Wonderbly, is currently offering 15% off your entire order. All 3 of my kids have the awesome Lost My Name book where the story focus is on the letters of their name, and also Kingdom of You which can be personalized with not only their name, but their individual interests like princesses, super heroes (in fact, we featured it in our newest gift guide for Super Hero and Star Wars Lovers), pizza and ice cream!
DEAL ALERT: Check out Wonderbly's entire selection here and use code CELEBRATE15 at checkout to receive 15% off your order (valid until 11/27)
iSeeMe Personalized Books
Another one of our favorite places for personalized books is iSeeMe and they have a wide selection of fun Christmas titles and gift sets.
We adore this incredible, award-winning game system that has revolutionized the way kids can use their iPads. Instead of just being disconnected-spectator-zombies in front of a screen, the Osmo system turns them into engaged participants who are thinking, learning and using their imagination with dynamic hands-on play. These don't go on sale very often and make a very exciting gift!
Playstation 4 Console
DEAL ALERT: Get $100 off at Target on this top-rated gaming system
Xbox One S 500GB
DEAL ALERT: Save $90 at Target on the popular Xbox One S system
Garmin Vivo Fit Jr.
This is one of our editor's choice items in our Non-Toy Practical Gift Guide and was a big hit with our own kids. The Garmin Vivofit Jr is a wearable activity tracker watch for kids 4-9 that tracks their steps, sleep and percentage towards their 60 minute daily activity goal. There's also a free app you can sync where you can create a personalized chore system which has been a game changer for our families. Your kids won't ever want to take it off!
This is one of our go-to gifts for any child (we often keep a few on-hand for birthday party gifts). With the Original Butterfly Garden they can raise and feed caterpillars, watch them transform into chrysalides, and then emerge as stunning Painted Lady Butterflies. A super engaged 3-week "experiment" that gives kids a front row seat to understanding the cycle of life.
This is one of our most favorite brands for large scale toys including play kitchens, doll houses and train tables. There are incredible deals on Amazon right now for some of these items!
- Chelsea Dollhouse (our Editor's Choice item in our Best Dollhouse Gift Guide)
- Majestic Mansion Dollhouse (also on our Best Dollhouse list)
- Uptown Espresso Kitchen this is the play kitchen my kids have and it has seen heavy use for 5 years and is still in amazing shape...it gets the most play time out of any toy we own! The Vintage Kitchen and Ultimate Corner Kitchen are also on sale and excellent choices.
- Waterfall Mountain Train Table
- Storage Art Easel - this is our #1 recommended art easel - it has amazing storage and is super sturdy...a must-have for any playroom!
Hape produces incredibly high-end wooden toys, and kids seem to love everything they make. A few items have substantial discounts right now, including:
- Alphabet Wooden Learning Puzzle:
- Country Critters Wooden Activity Play Cube
- Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run the best marble run system on the market! Makes a wonderful quiet time toy.
Plus more amazing deals:
- Disney Princess Collection (11 dolls!): This is the lowest we've seen this Disney Princess huuuuge collection go in a long time. We can rarely find it under $90 and right now it's $73.79 at Target! We featured this in our Princess Gift Guide and the massive size of it will make any little girl's Christmas!
- Coleman 45 Degree Youth Sleeping Bag: These are great quality for camping!
- Manhattan Toy Baby Stella: featured in our Best Babies/Dolls gift guide
- ThinkFun Gravity Maze: featured in our Best Board Games gift guide
- Smart Games Three Little Piggies: featured in our Best Board Games gift guide
- Kindle Fire HD8 Kids' Edition
- Green Toys: including the Ferry Boat and Dump Truck
- Target is running a buy 2 get 1 free deal on select Paw Patrol toys! (valid until 12/2)
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks 100 piece set: This is one of our all-time favorite free-play toys that your kids will use for years!
- Melissa & Doug Dust, Sweep, Mop Pretend Play Set: kids love to play house with this cleaning set and bonus...they clean the house while they're at it!
- Blue Orange Games: Some of our highest rated games from our Best Board Games gift guide are on sale, including: Gobblet Gobblers (a waaay more fun version of tic-tac-toe), NADA! (makes a great Stocking Stuffer), Kingdomino (perfect for family game night), and Dr. Eureka.
- Scientific Explorer Glow in the Dark Fun Lab
Active Indoor + Outdoor Play
Little Tikes Jump n' Slide Bouncer
Our top-rated bouncy house - perfect for play dates, birthday parties and for blowing off some steam!
Micro Kickboard – Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter
This is an amazing scooter for any 2-5 year old – it’s intuitive lean-to-steer design and sturdy 3-wheels will have your child zipping around in no time. It’s currently the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
DEAL ALERT: 38% off Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter at Target
These are the best of the best balance bikes for kids - lightweight and easy to adjust with advanced features like a steering-limiter and hand brake. This would make an incredible holiday gift!
If you're looking to upgrade your child's bike this holiday season, these high-end bikes from Guardian Bikes will blow your child’s old big box bike out of the water. They have the safest brake system on the market (prevents over-the-handle-bar crashes), and super cool designs. We’ve never seen them on sale before, but they are currently 15-20% off plus get an additional $20 OFF using this link and code: WHATMOMSLOVE
DEAL ALERT: 15-20% off plus additional $20 OFF using code: WHATMOMSLOVE
- Razor A Scooter:
- Little Tikes 3' Trampoline: perfect for those cold winter days when your kids have energy to burn!
- SKLZ: Save on select SKLZ baseball and softball products - including their popular SKLZ Hit-A-Way Portable Baseball Trainer (we have this and my son loves it...you can keep practicing your swing over and over again...all by yourself!)
- Lifetime Pool Side Basketball Hoop: perfect if you have a pool...your kids will never want to get out!
This is one of our favorite Subscription Box companies that we featured in our Best Gifts to Receive in Your Mailbox Guide. They offer 5 different subscription boxes based on your child's age (from newborn to 16+) and stage - they are all extremely high-quality, beautifully designed and thoughtfully crafted to stimulate your child's passions.
Another one of our top-rated subscription boxes is KidStir. We love that they create an experience for kids that not only educates them, but also gets them excited about food. Their monthly kits are so well-crafted and center around a theme like Appetizers, Snacks, Salads or Breakfast. Each contains 3 fun recipes, a shopping list, extra info on the foods involved, games, activities and our favorite: 2 top-quality kid-sized tools. Kidstir is a total winner in our books – informing kids about food, and arming them to make healthier choices
DEAL ALERT: 75% off your first Kidstir kit! Their best deal of the year gives you $10 off all new subscriptions, with discounts up to 75% off your first kit - pay under $3 for the first kit of your prepaid 12 month subscription! Use this link and code 75OFF at checkout to get this amazing discount! (valid until 11/27)
A 1-year magazine subscription to all of the brillant Highlights family magazines (they have ones age-appropriate titles for toddlers to tweens) are now 50% off! Featured in our Best Gifts To Receive In Your Mailbox Guide.
DEAL ALERT: 50% off all 1-year magazine subscriptions using this link and code: CYBERMON
There are some great deals right now on Baby Supplies, including furniture (cribs, changing tables, rockers), diaper bags, monitors and more! Some of the best include:
- Ergobaby 360 All Carry Positions Carrier: This is one of our favorite carriers (read our full review here) and is rarely on sale!
- Infant Optices DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor: This is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon and a super high-quality video monitor.
- Halo Swivel Sleeper Bassinet: If you know any pregnant mama friends, forward this one along
Clothing + Shoes
We just adore the kid's clothing brand, Tea Collection. They are currently offering one of their biggest discounts: 30% off + free shipping! Styles and sizes tend to go fast, so don't sit and think too long about this one!
DEAL ALERT: Use this link + code: MAGICAL to get 30% off + free shipping (valid until 11/29)
Cabana Life is one of our favorite brands for stylish, sun-protective swimwear for both our kids and ourselves! Their incredible prints and high-quality usually comes at a price, so we wait and wait for their incredible deals to stock-up. They’re currently having one of their biggest sales of the year with 60% off full-priced merchandise, plus $5-$25 deals!
Get your kids ready for winter with shoes and boots galore (including Uggs!) from Shoes.com where almost everything is 30% off with code: CYBERMONDAY + free shipping!
- Natives: These are the perfect summer shoe for kids - many styles now discounted 20-30% via Zappos, including the popular Jefferson!
- Hanna Andersson: $25 Kids Organic PJs! + Extra 25$ off everything else (including sale) + free shipping!!
- Gap: 50% off everything (no exclusions!) + free shipping!
- Old Navy: 50% off everything (no exclusions!) + free shipping!
- Janie and Jack: 35% off entire purchase + free shipping!
- LandsEnd: 50% off everything! (stock up on their great kids' gloves, neckwarmers and snowpants!)
- Nordstrom: Extra 20% off sale
Want some more incredible gift ideas for your kids? Check out our incredibly popular Gift Guides:
Non-Toy Gift Guides For Kids
- Non-Toy Gifts For Learning & Expanding Horizons
- Non-Toy Gifts To Spark Creativity, Imagination & Special Interests
- Non-Toy Gifts That Are Practical (But Far From Boring)
- Non-Toy Gifts For Making Memories
- Non-Toy Gifts To Receive In The Mailbox
- The Best Board Games For Kids & Families (That Aren’t Candy Land or Monopoly)
Toy Gift Guides For Kids
- The Best Vehicle Toys For Car, Truck and Construction Junkies
- The Best Building Toys For Kids (From Blocks To Robots)
- The Best Gross Motor Indoor Toys For Active Kids (To Get That Energy Out!)
- The Very Best Babies, Dolls & Doll Accessories For All Ages & Stages
- The Best Doll Houses & Accessories For Your Doll-Obsessed Girl (or Boy!)
- The Best Princess-Themed Gifts For Your Little Princess
- NOW LIVE! The Best Gift Ideas for Super Hero & Star Wars Lovers
- 200+ Unique Stocking Stuffers For Babies To Teens (That Aren't Junk!)
And we're currently working on even more guides, including:
- The Best Personalized Gifts for Kids
- NOW LIVE! The Best Board Games For Kids & Families (That Aren’t Candy Land or Monopoly)
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Cyber Week Strategy
We've included some of our all-time favorite tips for shopping the Cyber Week deals...read on for more strategy and big money saving ideas!
Strategy #1: Don’t stop at the holidays
The biggest sales of the year will happen from Friday to Monday, so don’t just think about the upcoming holidays.
Think ahead to what gifting occasions you’ll have in 2018 – birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, Father’s Day…are there items on sale that you can get now and know will still be loved in a few months time? If so, take advantage of those deals!
Strategy #2: Think big
This goes hand-in-hand with Strategy #1, but really think about what big ticket items you might need in the near future. Some we always suggest are:
- Bikes (we are big fans of Guardian Bikes with the safest brake system on the market, and super cool designs – get $20 OFF using this link and code: WHATMOMSLOVE)
- Beds – will your child be moving into a big girl/boy bed this year? If so, consider purchasing their new mattress and frame/headboard now (if you have a place to store it of course)
- Sporting Equipment – Amazon usually has some great Lightning Deals on Basketball nets, swing sets and more
- Bouncy House – if you have young kids, this is the gift that will pay for itself! These are brilliant for playdates, birthday parties or just for getting out some extra energy. If you’ve ever rented one, you know that it is not cheap, so get your own and use it more than once or twice, and it will more than cover the cost. Our favorite (that can actually fit inside your house if need be!) is the Little Tikes Jump n' Slide Bouncer which is currently 30% off, under $200!
- Car Seats – will your child need to move-up car seats this coming year? Have a convertible or booster seat ready! (if you're unsure...have a read of our Car Seat Safety post which outlines all the latest guidelines) Amazon is having some great deals like 30% off select Britax Car seats (and BOB strollers!)
Strategy #3: Don’t just think about your kids
2 words: Birthday. Parties.
We're always on the look-out for great deals on some of my favorite birthday party gifts (all of the games on our Best Board Games Gift Guide for instance) – ones which will get a great response from all kids, no matter their specific interests.
If there’s a good deal, we’ll stock up on these – you’ll save some cash and always having gifts on hand will ultimately save you time and stress later.
Strategy #4: Sign up for money saving online resources
If you don’t already have Amazon Prime, now is the time to try it. You get unlimited 2-day FREE shipping (no minimum order size!) plus fun extras like access to thousands of movies, TV shows, Kindle books and more.
Oh, and one more big bonus of having Amazon Prime: you get 30-minute early access to select Amazon Lightning Deals, which can mean the difference between scoring a huge money saver, and well, not.
Another incredible online money-saver we started using this year is Ebates. Now we have to admit, we were totally skeptical about this at first and thought “how can they just give you cash back for shopping online, there must be some catch”. But amazingly, there isn’t!
Ebates gives you a certain percentage cash back if you use their affiliate links to big-name websites like Amazon, Nordstrom, Old Navy, J. Crew and thousands more. Ebates gets a commission for referring you, which they then split with you in the form of cash-back. Total win-win.
It’s 100% free to use and super simple. You can either click on a link to the online retailer of your choice via their website, or you can install the Ebates Cash Back Button on your browser (we have this and it makes it SO easy!) which will pop-up each time you access one of their accepted merchants – then all you do is click the button to activate your cash-back…it doesn’t send you to any other web page, you keep shopping as usual, and the $ earned on your purchase is then automatically put in your Ebates account. You can get your cash-back via PayPal or a mailed check.
Now is a great time to sign-up for Ebates because over the Cyber Week holiday they are increasing their cash back even more, including:
- Snapfish: 15% cash back
- Macys: 12% cash back
- Carters: 10% cash back
- Nike: 10% cash back
- Bloomingdales: 10% cash back
- Gap: 8% cash back
- Kohls: 8% cash back
- Lord & Taylor: 8% cash back
- Toys R Us: 6% cash back
- Amazon: up to 6% cash back
- Walmart: 4% cash back
(note: this is not a sponsored message, just something we love and wish we had known about sooner!)