You’ve probably got an inbox full of Cyber Monday 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.
**If you used this Deals Page on Black Friday you’ll find many of those deals are still available, but any brand new ones we’ve marked as “NEW!” so you can easily browse through to see the additional items.**
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MONEY SAVING ALERT: Before we dive into the deals, we wanted to alert you that Rakuten has increased their cash back percentages for Cyber Monday, so you’ll get more $ back, just for doing the shopping you’re already doing! If you’re unfamiliar with Rakuten, it’s 100% free to use and super simple. They give 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. Rakuten gets a commission for referring you, which they then split with you in the form of cash‐back. Total win‐win. And you can STACK these additional savings on top of the retailer discounts so they really add up.
We have almost $1000 in our account that we have saved over the past few years just from doing the online shopping we would have done anyways!
Remember, we are only alerting you to the best deals on high-quality toys and gifts for your kids.
Everything we’ve included is at least 20% off, if not 30-70+%! (please note, deals can change quickly so forgive us if the discount is no longer valid). Here are some of our current favorites:
We love to support other small business owners and many of our favorites are having Cyber Monday sales:
NEW! MyBookmark (30% off) We just love how these unique and playful bookmarks feature different character’s feet to look like they’re popping out of your book. They have just about every character imaginable – from great holiday designs like elves and santa, to all your kid’s favorites like mermaid tails, unicorns, Pokemon and more. Search their vast selection and include one in your child’s stocking this year.
NEW! Happy Camper Kids (20% off) We can’t get enough of this small Etsy shop’s amazing hand-painted peg people. These make incredible additions to doll houses, train table set-ups, or a simple set of wooden blocks. They have an amazing selection of different characters including Super Heroes, Princesses, and Star Wars. These are great for advent calendars and stockings!
NEW! Silver Wren Big Letter Necklace (20% off) These Big Letter Necklaces are a modern take on the classic initials and are perfect for a hard-to-buy-for teenage girl.
NEW! Ever Iris Designs (25% off) This small shop makes the most darling bows and headbands in modern fabrics and designs. Use code: SHOPSMALL at checkout to get 25% off.
NEW! Art2theExtreme Personalized Name Crayons (20% off) These custom rainbow crayons make just the coolest personalized gift and come all wrapped up in a lovely box ready to pop in your child’s stocking.
Grace Personalized (up to 30% off) We featured these custom name rings in our Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide and they makes the perfect gift for those hard to shop for tweens and teens! They are currently a steal at $30 (25% off). But also take a peek at this shop’s vast selection of personalized necklaces and bracelets – everything they make is simply stunning.
- 5 Minute Stories (over 50% off): These themed storybook collections contain 10+ stories that each take only 5 minutes to read – genius for bedtime! There are so many different ones to choose from, and right now most are under $7, including Disney Pixar, Princess, Marvel, and Frozen.
- Disney Storybook Advent Calendar ($7 off): We love the concept and execution of this advent calendar. It includes 24 miniature Disney story books, 1 for each day in December leading up to Christmas, so you can read a different story every night.
- Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection: (under $20; $32 off)This set includes 5 classics including Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs & Ham.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books 1–8: ($50 off) A sure‐fire hit with elementary school boys!
- The Best of James Patterson for Kids: (55% off) A great intro to the genius of James Patterson whose illustrated books will have your kids seriouslyLOL’ing.
- Anne of Green Gables Complete 8‐Book Set: (under $20; 60% off) Includes all 8 classic stories
- My Weird School Daze 12 Book Box Set: (47% off) Another fun series for elementary kids where strange things happen at their school
- The Maze Runner Series Complete 5‐Book Boxed Set: ($20 off) Perfect page‐turners forYA readers
- Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set: (48% off) A must have for every household! Includes all 7 of C.S. Lewis’ classic series
- Amelia Bedelia Boxed Set: (20% off) These best‐sellers are a great series for elementary girls who love the fast‐paced chapters and silly situations.
- The Ramona Collection 1–4: (39% off) If you loved Ramona as a child, this is the perfect set to introduce Beverly Cleary’s beloved character to your children.
- 3 additional series well‐loved by elementary girls are also on sale:Ivy+Bean Books 1–3 (20% off), Owl Diaries Books 1–5 (30% off) and Nancy Clancy’s Ultimate Chapter Book Quartet (25% off)
- Elephant& Piggie: The Complete Collection: (26% off) Mo Willems is a complete genius with subtle humor and funny antics that kids can’t get enough of (and truth be told, grown‐ups can’t either). These books are so fun to read and make an amazing gift.
- Mercy Watson Boxed Set: (35% off!) If your kids are starting to get bored with the same ol’ picture books — these are the perfect first read‐aloud chapter books (and also great for emerging readers). Full color images, and an endearing buttered‐toast loving pig!
- Magic Tree House Boxed Set (books 1–28): (48% off) The perfect starter chapter books featured in our Best Intro to Chapter Book Series — great for you to read to your kids, or for them to read alone. This is a massive set!
- Roald Dahl Collection 15 Book Set: (40% off!) Go BIG with this incredible set of 15 classic Dahl stories (including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!). Makes for a super impressive gift and perfect for read‐alouds or read‐to‐self.
- Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection (Books 1–3):These books are stunning keepsakes and a great way to introduce your kids to the world of Harry Potter. Currently 40% off – grab these fast!!
- Harry Potter Boxed Set: (over 60% off) or go for the complete set of original versions in paperback
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians Paperback Set (books 1–5): If you have a Harry Potter fan, they are bound to love the Percy Jackson series, and this set is a steal at just over $20, 40% off!
- Q&A a Day for Kids: a 3‐year Journal: One of THE best gifts you can get for your kids and it’s on sale for 32% off.
- Just Between Us: Mother& Daughter Journal + Between Mom and Me: Mother/Son Journal: (30-40% off) Amazing journals you can use to create an open dialogue with your tweens/teens — we had RAVE reviews on these!
- Strong is the New Pretty: A Guided Journal for Girls: (22% off) This should be a must‐have for every girl age 8-12. It’s a powerful tool for them to explore their inner‐most thoughts and feelings, and includes interactive prompts that encourage creativity, self‐expression and kindness.
- Manual to Middleschool: (32% off) Includes “do this, not that” tips and stories about everything from lockers, homework and gossip, to test taking and bullies.
Some incredible DVD sets are currently on major discount and make for great gifts:
- NEW! Descendants 1+2 Movie Collection– the first 2 movies for $10!
- NEW! The Greatest Showman – under $4!! Best movie to watch with your kids – the music is out of this world!
- NEW! Leap – under $4 Super cute for any budding ballerinas
- NEW! Small Foot (50% off)
- NEW! Wonder Park – under $5 One of our kids all-time favorites
- NEW! Paw Patrol Best in Snow Collection ($20 off) 3 DVD gift set with lots of snowy rescues!
- Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection ($60 off!
was $99.98– now $40): RUN to get this incredible deal on all 8 of the Harry Potter films. This deep discount is on DVD and Blu-Ray options. This won’t last!
- Angry Birds Movie 2: ($6 off) One of our kids’ current favorites
- Toy Story 4: ($18 off!)
- The Lion King: (save $18) This is the new 2019 version – an amazing updated classic!
- The Secret Life of Pets 2: (save $11)
- 3‐Movie Collection: Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 + Despicable Me 3 – $11 off for this great collection of 3 DVDs
- 3‐Movie Collection: Minions, Despicable Me + Despicable Me 2 (under $13; 60% off)
- 6-Movie Collection: Despicable Me 1, 2 & 3, Minions, Secret Life of Pets + Sing: (50% off)
- 3-Movie Collection: Hotel Transylvania 1, 2 & 3: under $11
- Shrek 4‐movie collection—just $20 for 4 great movies ($15 off)
- Madagascar 3‐movie collection–only $14 ($10 off)
- Spirit: Riding Free (Seasons 1–4) –under $8! 50% off – one of my girls’ favorite shows
- Frozen –under $12 and perfect to catch up on before going to see the sequel!
- Trolls and Trolls Holiday – under $5!
- Sing – under $4!!!
- Rio and Rio 2 – both under $4
big ticket items
NEW! Step2 Unicorn Up & Down Roller Coaster ($90; $40 off) Kids LOVE these “roller coasters” and their latest rainbow unicorn design is sure to be a hit. If you have a big playroom this will be a great motor activity in the winter (climbing up and on/off can be a workout for little legs!) or can be used outdoors.
NEW! Gym1 Indoor Playground (20% off) If you want to invest in only one toy to keep your kids entertained and active indoors, it has to be the Gym1. This amazing system easily installs into most interior doorways in seconds (and won’t leave a mark!) allowing your kids to safely swing, climb and flip their cabin fever away – all while building upper‐body and core strength. The attachments are easy to swap out with simple carabiners, and it can hold up to 300 lbs, so you’re free to hop on and play too (just try to resist!).
NEW! Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber (30% off) We love this climber as another outdoor play option if you don’t want to commit to a swing set. Kids love to climb on top of it, hang/swing from it, AND make forts in it. Best suited for 3-8 year olds.
NEW! Slackers NinjaLine Intro Kit (20% with clipped coupon) If your kids are Ninja Warrior crazy, they’ll love practicing in their own backyard. This kit comes with nylon rope holds, monkey bars, rings and 30 feet of slackline. All you need are 2 posts or strong trees. Throw in this super cool Ninja Warrior buzzer so they can time themselves.
Sportspower Bellevue Kids Wooden Playhouse: ($139; $110 off) Another foolproof way to get your kids outdoors is with a playhouse, and this one couldn’t be cuter, and more importantly, is super high-quality. It’s made of cedar so is naturally resistant to rot and insects, and has great features like pass-through windows, a working door and flower boxes.
Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Inflatable Bounce House: ($159.99; $140 off) We mentioned this deal in our subscriber email, but it’s so good we had to share it again – perfect for play dates, birthday parties and for blowing off some steam!
Bounce Pro 14’ Trampoline: ($189; $180 off) If you have tweens or teens who already have it all, a trampoline makes an amazing joint sibling gift. This one is a great size, comes with all the safety features, and also includes a cool electron shooter game where kids use a handheld remote to shoot targets and earn points on an electronic counter. It will not only get them outside, but it is one heck of a workout too!
ECR4Kids Soft Zone Corner Climber: If you have the space in your playroom for these soft “blocks”, they are fabulous for developing your little one’s gross motor skills, and for keeping them busy in the colder winter months. This set features stairs and a “slide” and is currently 40% off.
Radio Flyer 3‐in‐1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy: (38% off) Whether you take it to the beach, the park or the pumpkin patch, this wagon is the best — includes a sun shade and converts from a 2‐seater to a bench!
Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4‐in‐1 Trike: (35% off) Amazing big gift for your toddler and one that will grow with them — it starts as a bike they can sit on while you push and then transitions into a tricycle. It even has a storage bucket, cup holder and shade canopy!
KidKraft: This is one of our most favorite brands for large scale toys including play kitchens, doll houses and train tables. There are incredible deals right now for some of these items, including:
- Majestic Mansion Dollhouse is currently $95 off and a best seller on our Best Dollhouse Gift Guide
- Uptown Espresso Kitchen ($40 off) – this is the play kitchen our kids have and it has seen heavy use for 7 years and is still in amazing shape…it gets the most play time out of any toy we own! The Uptown Elite White Play Kitchen ($50 off) and Ultimate Corner Kitchen ($80 off) are also on sale and excellent choices.
- Adventure Town Railway Wooden Train Set ($70 off) This amazing set is super sturdy and comes with tons of accessories.
- Storage Art Easel ($40 off) This is our #1 recommended art easel – it has amazing storage and is super sturdy
- Mega Ramp Racing Set (40% off) with 2 ramps and an elevator this wooden beauty is a MUST for any car lover
electronics + gadgets
NEW! My Audio Pet ($8 off with clipped coupon) These adorable little critters are Bluetooth speakers in disguise and are just a little larger than a golf ball. But don’t let the size fool you – the sound quality and power on My Audio Pet will blow you away. It easily rivals the sound of a regular‐sized speaker, and you can even pair 2 of them for an even bigger sound boost!
NEW! Relay Kids “Phone” (50% off) If you’re not ready for your child to have a phone, but want a way for them to contact you (or vice versa), these are like a fancy walkie talkie where you can pre-program up to 10 contacts. Love!
Garmin Vivo Fit Jr.: ($30 off; 38% off) 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 my family. Your kids won’t ever want to take it off!
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition: ($30 off, 43%!) If your kids are constantly playing with your Alexa then they will be positivity chuffed to get their very own. The Echo Dot Kids Edition has all the same Alexa capabilities – she’ll play music, answer questions, tell stories and jokes, but all with kids in mind. But what we love best, is that you can use the parent controls to pause it when it’s time for homework or bedtime, and also lets you review their activity. It also comes with 1‐year of FreeTime Unlimited that includes over 1000 Audible books, ad‐free radio stations and kid‐friendly games. And we love the new Rainbow color!
Amazon Fire Kids Tablets: (25-40% off) All Fire devices are on major sale so if you’ve been thinking of taking the plunge and getting one for your kids, now is the time. We love them for many reasons. First, all Fire Kids Edition tablets come with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid‐proof case, and a 2‐year worry‐free guarantee – which means if they break it, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked. But our favorite thing about them: the parental controls. There’s tons of options to set restrictions on what your kids can or can not do (including ebooks, apps, and TV shows), and for how long. The Fire 8 and new Fire 10 are all discounted 25-40%!
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera: $20 off (30%) These Instant Cameras make killer gifts for hard‐to‐please tweens and teens. It’s all the fun of a Polaroid‐style camera, but updated with modern add‐ons like a selfie mirror and auto flash. They come in all sorts of fun candy colors.
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer: (23% off) You’ll get the Parent of the Year Award if you grab one of the hottest gifts for tweens/teens, the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. This compact printer easily connects to any device using Bluetooth and can print 2×3” stickable snapshots. The photos can also be customized before printing using the HP Sprocket app with text, borders, emojis and more. The quality of the photos is the best we’ve seen from such a small printer, and your kids will love having a fun way to keep all their memories close at hand.
If your child will be graduating to a convertible seat this year, now is a great time to get the top-rated Britax seats at up to 30% off, including their Britax Boulevard (20% off) and the Britax Advocate (20% off).
We found single and double BOB jogging strollers for 20% off at Bed Bath & Beyond.
toys + more!
Playmobil: we are shocked that so many discounts are still available on these quality Playmobil sets – many are 30%+ off!
- Playmobil Rescue Ambulance (44% off) – one of the best vehicles in their City Action line with real working lights and sirens!
- Playmobil Rescue Ladder Unit (20% off) – a fabulous fire truck with working lights, sounds and an extendable ladder.
- Playmobil Recycling Truck (40% off) – real flipping garbage cans make this an engaging winner
- Playmobil Tiny Paws Pet Hotel (36% off) – perfect for any animal lover
Melissa & Doug: one of our favorite brands for high-quality, engaging toys and TONS of amazing items currently on sale.
- NEW! Melissa & Doug Stacking Train (21% off) – a simple toy that can spark great imagination while working fine motor skills. We’d say the sweet spot for this one is 2-3 years old.
- NEW! Melissa & Doug Wooden Cutting Food (25% off) Perfect addition to a play kitchen, and get for hand-eye coordinationFolding Princess Castle (30% off) – perfect for princess lovers to take with them on-the-go, or for those that don’t have room for a full-sized dollhouse.
- BasicSkills Board: (30% off) Great for teaching your kids fine motor skills like buckling a belt, lacing/tying shoes, zipping a coat and more.
- Water WOW! 3-pack (25% off) We have one of these genius paint-with-water books in our purses at all times. This set of 3 is a steal at under $10. These make great stocking stuffers.
- Latches Board: (32% off) A great way to work on fine motor skills that kids think is so fun
- Jumbo Cardboard Building Blocks: (20% off) This set will get YEARS of play and can be used in so many different ways — a must buy!
- Solid Wood Building Blocks: (25% off) Another must buy! The best open-ended blocks that can be integrated into any type of play.
- Deluxe Activity Road Rug: (31% off) This activity rug includes 49 wooden vehicles and play pieces to bring it to life
- Puppet Theater: (28% off) – this would make a fabulous addition to any playroom. Run quick for this one!
- Magnetic Responsibility Chart: (20% off) Start the New Year on the right foot with this magnetic chart that encourages good behavior and keeps track of chores.
- Hi-Rise Wooden Dollhouse (42% off) This is a great first dollhouse for kids 3-6. We love the open sides which makes it very easy for them to maneuver their figures and furniture inside the rooms.
- To see more Melissa & Doug deals head to our HOT deals Amazon page!
Calico Critters: So many great deals on Calico Critters, including:
- Calico Critters Luxury Townhouse: This is an amazing set! (23% off)
- Calico Critters Red Roof Cozy Cottage: A sweet little start home and perfect for small spaces (20% off)
- Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home: Another cute set which includes figures and furniture (26% off)
- Calico Critters School Bus: Fits 7 critters with a cute rainbow on the side (40% off)
- Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit Family: Sweet set of 4 bunnies (35% off)
- Calico Critters Adventure Treehouse: Super fun playhouse with swing and slide (43% off)
ALEX Toys: There are big savings on some of our favorite ALEX Toys sets, including:
- NEW! Paper Bag Puppets (45% off)
- NEW! My Giant Busy Box (65% off) 16 different projects, perfect for 3 year olds
- Magic Science Kit (53% off) – we featured this top-rated science kit on our Non-Toy list
- Magic Show Suitcase (51% off) – my kids got this set last Christmas and love to put on their own magic shows
- Enchanted Fairy Garden (36% off) – we LOVE this kit. Kids can paint the dish then plant their very own fairy garden. The seeds grow extremely quickly so they won’t have to wait long for their fairies to have a place to call home.
- Knot‐a‐Llama Plush (34% off) – perfect for tween girls!
- Little Hands Paper Plate Bugs Art & Craft Set (58% off)
- My First Scribble (32% off) – perfect gift for a 2-4 year old
- Guy Gear Cobra Bands (45% off) – there aren’t many craft sets geared towards boys – this is a great one!
- Paint a Ceramic Tea Set (51% off) – once they’re finished painting this cute tea set, it can be played with – the best type of craft.
- Super Window Sticker Art (38% off) – this makes a great birthday party present
- Glow Sketch It Nail Pens (24% off) – these nail polish pens make awesome stocking stuffers
- Metallic Hair Chalk (53% off) – our girls love these hair color sticks, and we can vouch that it is temporary! Also comes with hair beads and a beading tool
- NEW! Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions (25% off) This book comes with Lego’s famous easy‐to‐follow instructions, and over 100 bricks, gears and axles necessary to make unique creations like a Squeezeclaw Grabber, a LEGO Launcher, and a Wall Rocket Racer.LEGO BrickHeadz Mr. & Mrs. Claus (30% off) – the perfect stocking stuffer. These will sell out fast!
- LEGO Classic Set – 450 Pieces: (20% off) This is a great starter or add-on kit for any LEGO fan
- LEGO Duplo My First Creative Fun: ($20; 50% off) – for younger kids, the bigger Duplo pieces are a great way to introduce them to the LEGO concept
- LEGO City Fire Station (20% off) – one of THE best LEGO sets ever made. This is a classic that will be played with for the long haul.
- LEGO City Heavy Cargo Transport (20% off)
- LEGO Disney Frozen II Elsa’s Jewelry Box (20% off) – with the release of Frozen II this pretty set will be in high demand.
- LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Roller Coaster (21% off) – you can’t beat the value of LEGO’s 3-in-1 sets, and this roller coaster one has so much play power.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers Starship (40% off) – perfect for Super Hero lovers
- NEW! Playdoh 24 pack (under $11; 50% off) Stock up and replace all your almost-hard play doh with 24 new colors!
- NEW! Playdoh Magical Oven (52% off) Great set for imaginary kitchen play
- NEW! Playdoh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations (36% off) This one’s great for “cookie” making
- Play-Doh Ocean Adventure Mega Set: ($10; 50% off) You can’t go wrong with Playdoh and this set which includes TEN packs of dough + 20 tools is a steal! Grab a few and stock up for future birthday parties.
- Playdoh Playful Pies: Great set for under $10 (53% off)
more great deals on quality toys
ARTS & CRAFTS
- NEW! Loopdedoo Friendship Bracelet Maker (20% off) We’ve tested A LOT of bracelet making kits, and the Loopdedoo is one of the only ones we feel is simple enough for the 5-8 year old age group to fully enjoy. They can use this cool spinning machine to make really impressive looking friendship bracelets.
- NEW! Pottery Studio (30% off) If your kids have graduated from Playdoh, try them with the Faber‐Castell Pottery Studio which introduces them to the art of hand sculpted pottery. It comes loaded with clay, tools, paint, glaze, brushes, an apron and table cover, illustrated instructions and ideas galore. The pottery wheel spins with a battery‐powered foot pedal which kids looooove to use (but warning, it is loud!).
- NEW! Craft-tastic String Art Kit (26% off) A great craft kit for 10-13 year olds that they actually want to display in their rooms!
- NEW! Walkie Chalkie (27% off) This Stand-Up Sidewalk Chalk Holder is a super fun adjustable chalk holder that will let your kids draw while standing up. This makes it far easier for kids to create road systems, hop scotch and creative designs on driveways, sidewalks and pathways. To see how we put it to use to create a massive scooter/bike driveway course and cool Cozy Coupe town, check out 101 Genius Sidewalk Chalk Ideas.
- NEW! Janone Sewing Machine (55% off) Our top recommended sewing machine for kids is simple to use and comes in lots of fun color combinations.
- NEW! Wikki Stix: (under $4!) These bendable self‐stick wax sticks can be joined together to create fun 3D sculptures or 2D designs, and then taken apart to reuse – they’re perfect for using at restaurants while you wait for your food (you’ll find yourself playing with them too!) or pair them with their letter cards (35% off) for an educational activity.
- NEW! Easy Playhouse Holiday Cottage (30% off) We love these cardboard structures that your kids can color and decorate, and then use for play. They are surprisingly sturdy and can without tough and tumble play. Great for the cold winter months when your kids are going stir crazy.
- Paint By Sticker Kids (under $6; 40% off) – we included these genius sticker books in our Best Arts & Crafts Gift Guide, and many of the different versions are on big discount including Zoo animals and Unicorns & Magic.
- Crayola Scribble Scrubbie (40% off) – this was our editor’s 4-year old daughter’s most-played-with last year. You can color the little animals and then wash them off in the scrub tub. This Safari set even has a fun slide for them. Highly recommend!
- Floof Polar Babies Bucket Set: (21% off) Bored of Playdoh? Tried Floof! It’s super soft, easy to mold (this set comes with cute polar animals!) and it doesn’t dry out!!
- Boogie Boards: Kids love these “magic” writing boards and they’re great for travel and restaurants. The 5″ Boogie Board Jot is 25% off and makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
- Crayola Pipsqueaks Marker Tower: (under $11!) 50 markers in a cool telescoping tower
- Storage Center Art Caddy: (26% off + extra coupon applied at checkout) Brilliant storage caddy for art supplies — the little containers can be removed so kids can keep them close while they’re working.
- Prismacolor Colored Pencils, 36‐piece set: (51% off) If your kids are getting into the more detailed coloring books, we love Prismacolor for their colored pencils with vibrant pigments.
- Kinetic Sand 3lb Beach Sand (50% off) – stick this sand in a plastic box with some playdoh tools and let your kids have hours of quiet time fun.
- NEW! Educational Insights Magic Moves Electronic Wand (30% off) The award‐winning Magic Moves is just that…magic. It will get your kids running, jumping and slithering around with a simple press of a button. The interactive wand include 90 fun and creative commands like “run like a cheetah”, “float like a butterfly” or “slither like a snake”. What we like best about it is that multiple children can play at the same time and it really gets them moving in a fun and entertaining way.
- NEW! Retrospec Cub Balance Bike (20% off) One of our top choices for a first balance bike – it’s super light weight and offers a place for kids to rest their feet for more advanced gliding. The air-free tires never go flat and the seat and handlebars both adjust to fit kids 1.5-5 years. It also comes in the best assortment of fun color combinations!
- Razor A4 Kick Scooter: (43% off) This makes a great first “big kid” scooter
- Laser Tag: (35% off) – We gave my son a laser tag set 2 years ago and it is still one of his most-used gifts. This set comes with 4 guns/targets which makes it great for epic play date battles.
- SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop: A quality, over‐the‐door basketball net that makes a great addition to a playroom or tween/teenager’s bedroom. Both the Standard andXL sizes are 30%+ off.
- Osmo (30% off) 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. Right now Amazon has great deals on a lot of Osmo kits and games – get 30% off the Osmo Creative Kit and the Osmo Genius Kit!
- littlebits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit (37% off) – This awarding-winning STEM toy was an Editor’s Choice feature in our Super Hero and Star Wars Lover gift guide and comes with everything kids need to create and control their own Droid – right down to the battery – plus stickers and extra accessories. So cool!
- Many of the other littlebits STEM kits are also on deep discount including the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit(70% off – over $100 savings!) that contains over 18 activities for kids to build, play and code their own super hero gear and their Electronic Music Inventors Kit (45% off) which allows kids to build their own musical instruments that actually work!
- Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit:this hot STEM toy is discounted almost 50%. Grab it while you can!
- Kano Disney Frozen 2 Coding Kit: another engaging STEM kit from Kano is currently 38% off
- Snap Circuits:These are amazing quiet time STEM toys — our kids love them (and so do over 5k 5 star reviewers on Amazon!). Sets are on major sale including Snap Circuits Jr (40% off), Snap Circuits Classic (37% off) and the super fun Snap Circuits Arcade (60% off).
- Piper Computer Kit: (20% off) This is a WOW present — your kids can make their own computer (complete with mini mouse!) and then play a Minecraft game!
- Learning Resources Code& Go Robot Mouse: (31% off) Learn coding with this fun and simple hands‐on game — kids love the mouse!
- Thames& Kosmos sets: 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, like the Remote Control Construction Machines for Remote Control Machines Custom Cars for almost 50% off.
- NEW! Save-Spend-Share Moonjar (26% off) Amazing way to teach your kids about money with this 3-section piggy bank.
- NEW! KidO A to Z Magnatab (20% off) Teach your kids the alphabet with the fun magnetic pen of the Magnatab which pulls up the beads as they move along each letter. All they need to do is simply rub their finger over the surface to press the beads back down when they want to start over again. Kids are fascinated by these (and we kinda are too!).
- NEW! Letters to Me, When I Grow Up (under $5!) Amazing stocking stuffer alert!! This is a must‐have gift for any child 6 years and older who can express themselves through drawing and writing. It’s a beautifully crafted book that includes 12 letters that they can write to their grown‐up self, using prompts such as: “If I become a world leader…”, “My friends and I love to…”, and “When I imagine myself all grown‐up…”. They can seal up the letters with the included stickers, and store the book away for safe keeping. Years in the future they can open up their time capsule and marvel at how far they’ve come (and have a good laugh in the process!).
- Color Matching Egg Set: (28% off) Fun learning toy for color and number recognition (also a great one to put away for Easter!)
- Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up: (33% off) You can do SO much with this toy — learn numbers, colors, counting, math and the squeezy tweezers are great for fine motor skills.
- Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Set: (20% off) The best beginner science kit for kids 3+ — our kids will play with the beakers and dropper after the “experiments” are done too!
- NEW! Playmags 100-Pieces Tiles Deluxe Building Set: (55% off) Magnetic Tiles are one of our favorite open‐ended building toys, and a highly‐recommended investment because they will get so much play time over the course of many, many years. We tested the Playmags Magnetic Building Blocks alongside MagnaTiles and found them to be totally comparable – both have well‐constructed pieces to withstand heavy play (and tower tumbles!), and can build a tower taller than your average 4 year old. But this set costs 3 times less. Total no brainer!
- NEW! Hape Dynamo Wooden Domino Set (28% off) This beautifully made set of 100 wooden dominoes includes 7 trick pieces, like a ball run and stepped bridge, that really turn it into an exciting and engaging building toy. These special pieces can be integrated into your kid’s set‐ups to add some pizazz and help them develop cause and effect skills. And if you’re looking for a toy to play with your kids that won’t drive you into complete boredom, this is a great one! We recommend at least 5 years old in order to have the hand-eye coordination and patience to build – and we’ve found LEGO lovers take to building with these particularly well.
- NEW! Educational Insights Design & Drill Creative Workshop (30% off) Pair a fun rotating power drill with colorful screws and fun designs, and you’ve got a toy with massive play power. Kids can follow the designs on the included Activity Cards, or make their own, using the drill (with 3 drill bits), screwdriver or wrench to secure the pieces on the board. The Design and Drill is great for building hand‐eye coordination, pattern recognition and creative design skills. Kids love this one!
- K’NEXRoller Coaster Sets: If your kids love Legos, try them with K’NEX — they can build roller coasters that really work like the Space Invasion Roller Coaster (49% off) and the Dragon Revenge Thrill Coaster (28% off)
- Green Toys Build‐a‐Bouquet: (46% off) one of our best building toys! Kids love to make their own flower garden by mixing and matching the different pieces. Stick everything in a big plastic bag and take to restaurants to do while they wait.
- Magformers: We included these 3D magnetic building blocks in our Best Toys for Builders gift guide and there are several sets on sale including this Deluxe 144 piece set (32% off) and this super funCarnival Set (47% off) – head to our Amazon deals page to see them all.
- Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run: (38% off) The best marble run system on the market! Makes a wonderful quiet time toy and great for sibling play
- Zoob Sets: Some deep discounts on these fantastic building toys (featured in our Builders Gift Guide) — the BuilderZ 125‐piece Kit is 54% off, and the RacerZ Car Designer is over 50% off.
- Mega Bloks: The perfect first building blocks for toddlers — the Big Building Bag is 44% off.
- NEW! Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair (38% off) If you have a stuffed animal problem like we do, this incredible bean bag is the solution. Simply unzip and stuff them in! The fabric is high-quality, extra thick cotton and it opens up nice and wide with a reinforced zipper. If you’ve got extra blankets, pillows or even dress‐up costumes, add them in too! Your kids get a fun new chair to lounge on and a super easy way to tidy up their rooms, while you get to enjoy an instantly clean and organized space. We recommend getting the Extra Large 38” size — it will fit about 90 stuffed animals, which sounds like a lot, but trust us, if you have multiple kids and have been to your share of arcades and fun fairs, you will fill it up! It’s a great way for your kids to keep their stuffies that they don’t play with all the time, but aren’t quite ready to depart with. BONUS – On rainy days, have your kids open it up and watch them play with their “lost” stuffed animal for hours because they’ve been tucked away and feel new!
- NEW! Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Set (20% off) This fun pretend makeup will totally fool you – it looks and feels real, but nothing will come off on your kid’s skin – no sparkles, no nothing. Makes a great stocking stuffer!
- NEW! B. toys B. Pet Vet Doctor Kit (20% off) One of our all-time favorite toys for kids 2-5. It has so much play power and helps small motor development and hand-eye coordination. Use the color-coded keys to open the doors where the included plush animals can be kept. Then use the doctor tools to perform a check-up. Great for imaginative play, and so many figures can be used with it (our kids like to hide various items in the doors and then reveal them – so fun!)
- Tot Tube Playset: (20% off) This simple tube will keep your kids entertained for hours — it’s genius with toy cars but also fun with other little people and balls.
- Moonlite Storybook Projector – Disney Gift Pack (35% off) Bring bedtime stories to life with the Moonlite projector. Imagine your kids actually getting excited for bedtime…this will do it!
- Anki Overdrive (71% off) We featured this super cool system in our Best Gifts for Vehicle Lovers gift guideand 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+
- Wee Baby Stella: The smaller version of one of our best-selling dolls on our #1 Google Ranked Best Babies/Dolls Gift Guide is now 25% off
- Hot Wheels 5‐Car Gift Set: (under $5!) The perfect stocking stuffer for the car‐obsessed kid
- Hot Wheels 50-Car Gift Pack: (under $30) or go BIG with this 50-car set
- NEW! Escape Room in A Box (30%+ off) This is a great gift for any teenager. The challenge is to escape the “room” in 90 minutes by deciphering clues, solving puzzles, and unlocking locks – it can even connect with Alexa for enhanced play. Super fun!
- Blue Orange Games: Some of our highest rated games from our Best Board Games gift guide are on sale, including: NADA! (makes a great Stocking Stuffer), Kingdomino (perfect for family game night), Brix (awesome strategy game) Eureka, and Gobblet Gobblers.
- Ultra Dash: (51% off) Featured in our Best Indoor Toys gift guide,this game is one all your kids can play together, and will keep them active at the same time!
+ many more…head over to our Amazon Storefront to see them all!
deals on subscriptions for kids
Highlights Magazine: A subscription to all of the brilliant Highlights family magazines (they have ones age-appropriate titles for toddlers to tweens) are up to 70% off! Featured in our Best Gifts To Receive In Your Mailbox Guide.
Kiwi Co: Kiwi Co is one of our favorite Subscription Box companies and right now they’re offering their biggest sale of the year. They offer 7 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. My kids absolutely LOVE when their crates arrive (and so do I…hello, quiet time!). From now until the end of year, save 60% off your first month of Kiwi Co plus additional savings if you sign up for 3, 6 or full year subscriptions.
Little Passports: Teach your kids all about the world, with a monthly adventure from Little Passports that focuses on geography, history, culture and language. Get $10 off monthly subscriptions, $20 off 6-month subscriptions and $40 off 12-month subscriptions. Use this link and code: BESTDEAL at checkout.
Stitch Fix Kids: This fun clothing subscription box is the perfect gift for tweens and teens, especially those interested in fashion. A stylist will select 8-12 pieces of clothing and you keep only what they love. (editor’s note: I tried this with my 7-year old daughter who has a very limited wardrobe – she is SO particular about her clothes!, but she wanted to keep almost all of her Stitch Fix items and wears them regularly! Big win for us.) Get $25 off your first Stitch Fix with this link.
even more discounts!
Amazon isn’t the only one throwing deep discounts at holiday shoppers. Take a look at these great deals we found from our other favorite retailers, shops and subscription sites.
Target: Target’s Cyber Monday deals are up to 50% off on all toys. Be sure to search their selection to see if you can find what’s on your list at a cheaper price.
Crate&Kids: Crate&Kids is having a big sale with 20-30% off their entire site (tons of furniture included) – we suggest checking out their adorable Playhouses and Tee Pees which are up to 40% off.
Pottery Barn Kids: We’ve featured countless items from PBkids high‐quality selection in our gift guides, and they currently have 25% off their entire site (furniture included) + Free Shipping with code: UNWRAP
- We love their Anywhere Chairs which make great holiday gifts and can even be personalized – they are having special deals on them today for as low as $59! These chairs usually retail for $100-$150 so this deal is not one to miss.
- Another favorite not to be missed: their adorable Pillow Pal Sleeping Bags (the animal head acts as a built‐in pillow!) which are $30 off.
- Lots of their fun bath wraps are also deeply discounted
discounts on kids’ clothings/accessories
We found some amazing deals on clothing — whether you gift it or not, now is the time to stock‐up on winter essentials or buy the next size‐up in summer pieces. Take advantage of these sales:
- Hanna Andersson: Holy cow, stock up on festive wear for the holidays, and everyday basics, it’s 50% off EVERYTHING!! Including their famous kids’ pajamas that are butter soft and long wearing. Think ahead and buy the next size up for your kids’…you’ll be set for their Holiday jammies for NEXT year!
- Cotton:On: If you haven’t heard of this brand, you need to check them out! Their kids’ line is so hip and stylish and they are having a 40-60% off sale right now. We already bought 2 pairs of these amazing unicorn flats for our girls – they are currently under $8!
- Tea Collection: One of our favorite brands for high‐quality pieces with unique patterns and colors. They are currently offering $30 off + free shipping on their entire site!
- Cabana Life is one of our top brands for stylish, UPF50 Sun Protective swim wear 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 offering an extra 40% off with code: SHOPFAST.
- GAP: 50% off Storewide with code GAPCYBER + Extra 10% off with code: GOBIG. BONUS: Sign up for Rakuten and get an extra 10% cash back (there are no catches, just $$ back in your pocket!)…that’s a total of 70% off!!
- Old Navy: 50% off everything! BONUS: Rakuten gets you another 10% back in your pocket!
- Hunter Boots: Up to 30% off on a great selection of kids’ styles.
- Under Armour: Take an extra 30% off outlet items + free shipping with code UAGIFT2U. Tons of great sweatshirts for boys and girls. BONUS: Rakuten gets you another 20% back in your pocket!
- Mini Boden: This is your chance to stock up on this high‐quality brand with up 30% off almost everything (use code: H7N3) including lots of darling applique shirts and dresses! Stock up for the winter — styles and sizes won’t last long on this one!
- Zappos: Lots of good sales on quality brand names, including lots of cute Ugg styles for girls that are 25-35% off. Hurry because sizes will go fast!
- Crocs: Doorbuster deals on kids’ crocs as low as $11.99
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