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Big kid gifts can be tough. From ages 8-12, they’re asserting their independence and honing their interests, but they’re not quite teenagers yet. LEGOs and stuffed animals are still cool, but so are the latest gadgets and newest video games. Read on for plenty of picks the big kids in your life are sure to love this year.

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FitBit
Active little ones age 6+ will love the Ace 3 Fitbit tracker, an activity tracking wristband that presents kids with motivating challenges.
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KiwiCo
Combining STEM skills and fun, kids can create a domino run robot to help them set up their own custom-designed chain reactions.
crate and kids sherpa bean bag
Crate & Kids
The perfect addition to a big kid room, these personalized bean bags are soft, fun, and super-comfy. Available with blue or pink piping.
GIFT GUIDE KIDS KEYBOARD
Amazon | Costzon
Mini musicians will be overjoyed to receive this electronic keyboard piano with light-up keys and built-in speakers.
mighty kind subscription
Mighty Kind
Mighty Kind quarterly magazine is dedicated to spreading compassion among kids with stories and art by BIPOC creators.
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hoverboard
Walmart
Hoverboards have been wildly popular gifts among big kids for years now, and this one can ride over three miles on one charge.
basketball hoop
Amazon
Over-the-door basketball hoops are essentials for athletic kiddos. This one comes with a rubber mini ball for easy play.
squiSHmallow
Amazon
These TikTok stars are beloved by kids all the way up to college students for their adorable faces and huggable squishiness.
Harry Potter puzzle
Target
Know a kid as obsessed with Harry Potter as you are? Then this 850-piece, 3-D Hogwarts puzzle is an amazing gift.
wild feminist tee
Wild Fang
This soft, comfortable tee lets the world know that its pint-sized wearer is ready to fight the patriarchy at any moment.
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sweatshirt
Joah Love
Joah Love's signature soft fleece is so cozy, your kid will want to wear it every day. Pair this cool hoodie with matching sweats for school or play.
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sled
L.L.Bean
Get your kids outdoors this winter with a sonic snow saucer that should last year after year—and includes a foam interior for traction. Multiple patterns available.
kids sewing kit
Etsy | Mama's Place LLC
Sewing is a creative activity for kids and a good skill to learn! This kit comes with an embroidery ring, fabric, needle, and more. Choose from 12 different patterns.
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glitter crocs
Crocs
A winter-friendly version of this back-on-trend beloved clog. Consider adding some Jibbitz accessories to personalize this pair.
state fanny pack
State Bags
Kids can hop on the fanny pack trend with this rainbow bag, which allows kids to go hands-free and keep belongings close.
3Doodler
3Doodler
Inspire your child to engage with STEM and use their imagination with this 3-D doodle pen set, complete with a mini DoodlePad.
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wwf
World Wildlife Federation
For the animal-loving kid, choose one from the 100+ endangered species on the WWF list. Each gift includes a donation for conservation.
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Mario Kart
Target
What's better than video games? Real life, of course! Create a Mario Kart course in your living room with this home circuit.
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Etsy | The Happy Crabbers
Wrap your little one in softness with a personalized robe they can wear after bathtime, beachtime, or anytime! Multiple colors available.
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big kids gift
Amazon
See the skies and light up the night with this flying drone, which comes with LED lights and an easy controller.
jbl speaker
JBL
Does your kid love to give a hairbrush-mic concert in the shower? Look no further than this waterproof hanging speaker.
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KIDO
Take puzzles to the next level with this 3-D biplane puzzle, made of recycled cardboard and printed with vegetable inks.
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big kid gifts
Uncommon Goods
For little explorers, these illustrated books contain facts about flora and fauna in National Parks from Acadia to Yosemite.
Shang chi legos
LEGO
Relive the Battle at the Ancient Village ​from Marvel's latest hit film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings with this 400-piece set.
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