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September 29, 2022

Best gifts for kids and parents of 2022

While gift giving can be challenging, nothing fills a heart faster than watching a child or parent open a present. With a bit of preparation, you’ll love to give gifts. So, if you’re looking for something for the families on your list, here are the best gifts for kids and parents for 2022. From board games to kayaks, there's something fun for every household on the list.

Family fun

Monopoly: Disney Villains Edition Board Game

 

In this unique Monopoly edition, players get to celebrate Disney's iconic villains — from Cruella to Scar. The board and cards feature stunning artwork in rich color and finely-detailed silver game tokens. 

 

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Jenga Giant JS7

 

Suitable for indoor or outdoor play, this mega Jenga game gets everyone involved. While the game starts low to the ground,  stakes only get higher as the tower grows — which may reach an astounding 5 feet if you stack your blocks right.

 

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Throw Throw Burrito

 

In this rousing game, players compete to match cards — and dodge flying burritos. It's an action-packed game that calls for quick reflexes and fancy footwork. Best of all, you can enjoy it both indoors and outdoors. 

 

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GoSports Giant Wooden 4 in a Row Game

 

Give the gift of family togetherness with this giant game reminiscent of "Connect Four." While it's over three feet wide and 32 inches tall, it can be set up in minutes. It comes with 21 blue coins, 21 red coins, and a premium carrying case.  

 

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LEGO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon Building Kit

 

Whoever said Legos are for kids was wrong, especially when it comes to this Millennium Falcon building kit with over 1,350 pieces. It has seven Star Wars minifigures and impressive details, including rotating gun turrets and spring-loaded shooters.

 

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Bunch O Balloons Water Balloons Slingshot

 

Kids will never know the frustration of crowding around a small faucet or struggling to tie a water balloon around their fingers. These water balloons are self-tying and rapidly fill an entire bunch at one time. It also comes with a slingshot to launch balloons up to 130 feet.

 

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ArmoGear Laser Tag, Set of 4

 

With four guns and vests, this laser tag set is ideal for the whole family. Turn your backyard or home into a complete laser tag arena to utilize the impressive features, including invisibility mode, voice-guided directions, night vision flashlight, and the 150-foot shooting range.

 

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Home and outdoor essentials

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak

 

An ideal beginner model, this inflatable kayak seats two and comes with oars, as well as a manual pump. The seats are contoured to keep occupants comfortable and supported while they row.

 

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Baby Mushroom Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Frame

 

Capturing a baby’s handprints and footprints makes a timeless keepsake. This impression kit includes baby-safe nontoxic clay for casting tiny prints and a photo frame for displaying these priceless memories.

 

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iRobot Roomba i7+

 

With this robot vacuum, parents and kids can focus on more important tasks and let the Roomba clean up the messes. Plus, it truly is hands-off thanks to the clean base disposal system, which automatically empties the dirt and debris independently for up to 60 days.

 

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Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker

 

With multiple brewing sizes, it’s capable of brewing a 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-ounce single cup of coffee, as well as a 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-cup carafe. It’s also programmable to automatically brew a carafe up to 24 hours in advance.

 

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Cuisinart Convection AirFryer Toaster Oven

 

This air fryer and toaster oven combo is the ideal small appliance for any family. It’s spacious enough to toast six pieces of toast, bake a 12-inch pizza or roast a four-pound chicken at once. Cleaning is also simple with its nonstick interior.

 

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Cricut Joy Machine

 

DIYers and crafters will love receiving this Cricut compact cutting machine that cuts over 50 types of material with ease. After designing a project, this portable machine does the rest of the work. Since it draws any shape and writes in any style, there’s nothing it can’t do.

 

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Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

 

Giving the gift of unlimited ice cream is a gift families will love. This fully automatic ice cream maker produces frozen desserts and drinks in as little as 20 minutes. It also comes with a replacement lid. 

 

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Tech

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet

 

The all-new Fire Kids tablet features an updated design that has the look and feel of a regular tablet. It's specially designed to give kids access to educational content and age-appropriate entertainment, plus it has easy-to-navigate parental controls. 

 

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Anker Portable Charger

 

Everyone dreads seeing the low battery message on their smartphone or tablet. This portable charger is one of the lightest and slimmest models on the market. It features short-circuit protection, overcharge protection, fireproof casing, and temperature control.

 

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Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds

 

These earbuds have a plethora of impressive features, including active noise cancellation, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, transparency mode, and more. It’s also sweat- and water-resistant for accidental spills or working out and offers up to 24 hours of listening with the included charging case.

 

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Canon Ivy Mini Photo Printer For Smartphones

 

Printing photos doesn’t have to be complicated. This portable photo printer is compatible with Bluetooth so that users can print fun memories from social media. The pictures are two by three inches and feature a peel and stick backing, so they stay put anywhere.

 

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JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 

With up to 20 hours of playtime, this speaker will keep any party or gathering going all day and night. Connect up to two smartphones or tablets to take turns choosing the music while simultaneously charging those devices. It’s also waterproof and great for the pool or beach.

 

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Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker

 

This Fitbit uses a built-in GPS to produce a workout intensity map and track pace and distance. It can also track sleep stages and deliver a sleep score for those who have trouble sleeping. Plus, the battery lasts up to seven days.  

 

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Baby and toddler gear

 

Diono Radian 3QXT All-in-One Car Seat

 

The Radian 3QXT car seat converts from birth to toddler years, and it accommodates youngsters ranging from 4 to 120 pounds. It’s engineered with next-generation safety in mind with ultra-protective side panels.

 

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Instep Bike Trailer for Toddlers

 

It's easy to bring kids along for casual rides with this bike trailer, which is available in single- or double-seat styles. The trailer has a folding frame design that is travel-friendly and easy to store when it's not in use.

 

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Beaba Babycook

 

The Babycook defrosts, blends, steams, and keeps food warm, all in a compact appliance. It's uniquely designed for one-handed operation.

 

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Little Hippo Mella Ready to Rise Sleep Training Alarm Clock

 

This training alarm clock may allow parents to sleep just a little longer. It illuminates a green light that lets kids know it’s time to wake up the family and emits soft sounds and lights to help kids sleep.

 

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Withings Thermo — Smart Temporal Thermometer

 

There’s never been a more accurate or hygienic way to take someone’s temperature. This thermometer is contactless to prevent contamination and features a color-coded fever indicator for ultra-fast measurement. Plus, up to eight users can access their personal temperature history to share with doctors.

 

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Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag

 

From juice to snacks to milk, this insulated cooler bag is a must-have for parents on the go. The exterior is water-resistant and dirt-proof for easy cleaning. The interior is constructed with seamless hot pressing technology, ensuring that it’s 100% leakproof.

 

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Headwaters Studio Wooden Ruler Growth Chart

 

Kids grow so fast, so being able to look back at their progress is fun for all parents. Plus, kids love seeing how much eating their vegetables helps them grow. This wooden ruler measures 6.7 inches wide and goes up to 6 feet 6 inches tall.

 

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For kids

Play-Doh Sand Variety Pack

 

This Play-Doh isn’t quite like what you remember from your childhood. It’s mixed with sand! The six-piece set is part of the brand’s well-received Compound collection that takes kinetic and creative play to a whole new level.

 

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

 

Not only does this instant camera print wallet-size pictures within seconds, but it's also equipped with a convenient selfie mode. The camera is easy to use and lends itself to plenty of use for photography and crafting projects. 

 

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NERF Roblox Jailbreak: Armory Hammer-Action Blasters

 

Kids and adults can face off in NERF battles with these Roblox-themed blasters. The blasters come with 10 darts and a virtual item code that kids can redeem within the game.

 

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Melissa & Doug On-the-Go Water Wow! Activity Pads

 

A popular travel or road trip toy, these Water Wow! pads work with special water pens to reveal colorful images. Because they're mess-free and reusable, they pay for themselves over and over again in convenience and fun.

 

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Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

 

Thanks to the adjustable design of this toddler-friendly basketball hoop, it's easy for it to grow with kids between 18 months and 5 years. It has soft, rounded edges for safe play, and the base can be weighted with sand for extra stability. 

 

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Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin

 

Lincoln Logs have been a favorite childhood toy for generations. This deluxe set makes a great gift for parents and kids to share. It includes 111 pieces and an anniversary tin for storage.

 

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Toniebox Audio Player

 

The Toniebox allows kids to choose their favorite bedtime story or song both at home and on the go. Not only does it inspire kids’ imagination, but it also eliminates over-stimulation that so often happens with screens.

 

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Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot

 

This coding robot is loaded with five apps and interactive surprises that make technology fun and accessible for kids. Give Dash a voice command and explore conditions, sequences, and more.

 

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Chalk City Sidewalk Chalk

 

This bucket comes with 52 pieces of jumbo sidewalk chalk in vivid, pigmented colors. Since it’s made of nontoxic material, the chalk is safe for children. It washes off of almost any surface.

 

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Crazy Forts! Buildable Indoor/Outdoor Play Fort

 

Being stuck inside doesn’t have to be boring with this 69-piece fort-building kit. However, it can also be used outdoors. It comes with 44 sticks and 25 balls so kids can create a pirate ship, castle, or anything else they can imagine.

 

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