Big kid gifts can be tough. From ages 7-10, 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.
Combine digital learning with hands-on games to encourage reading, math, and creativity. Works with iPad or Fire tablets.
Everything they need to create for hours. They will feel like a professional with all of these options!
Know a kid as obsessed with Harry Potter as you are? Then this 850-piece, 3D Hogwarts puzzle is an amazing gift.
Amazon | Nightball
Sports are more fun when the ball glows. Kids will have fun for hours outside with this glowing soccer ball. Four colors available.
For the competitive cuber or those just getting into it, the GoCube is a smart Bluetooth-enabled speed cube bringing a modern twist to the classic game.
Kids can explore three countries—Brazil, Japan, and France—through hands-on activities, recipes, crafts, and more with Little Passports. A great non-toy gift to give this season.
Candlewick Press | David Atherton
Written by the 2019 winner of The Great British Baking Show, young cooks can test out their culinary skills and try new vegetarian dishes with this kid-friendly cookbook.
Etsy | Inspired by Saige
For the kid who loves to help in the kitchen, personalize this apron with a cute leather label. Other colors available.
Corinne Tan, American Girl's 2022 Girl of the Year, lives near the mountains in Aspen making her the perfect winter-themed gift for imaginary play.
Amazon | Wireless Express
This unique and colorful portable boombox includes Bluetooth speakers, a radio, LED lights, stereo sound, a headphone jack, a remote control, and more! Other patterns available too.
Freshen up their bedroom with a retro-cool lava lamp. Available in three colors.
This sports add-on to the Nintendo Switch console allows for real movement through soccer, volleyball, bowling, tennis, badminton, and Chambara. This tops the list of hottest toys for this holiday, so add it to your cart ASAP before it sells out!
With the Avatar movie sequel coming this December, Avatar toys are sure to skyrocket in popularity. Grab this set for a LEGO-loving kid before the rush.
VR sets are at the top of a lot of kids' holiday lists. Get them started with a Playstation gaming VR set that works with multiple games for PS5 and PS4.
Cool and practical, SeaVees corduroy sneakers work for play or the occasional dress-up day, like holiday celebrations. Multiple colors available.
Rey to Z
Cute and customized, this beanie will keep your little one warm this winter—plus, maybe they'll be less likely to loose it on the playground. Many colors available.
Kids can hop on the fanny pack trend with this fun bag, allowing them to go hands-free and keep belongings close. New patterns available this year!
Amazon | MYNT3D
A kid's imagination can come to life using this highly-rated 3D printing pen.
Etsy | Alpaca Case
Choose a colorful composition notebook design for this iPad case that can also be personalized.
A fun and practical gift, kids will feel grown up having their very own notecards. Plus, they can jump right into using them as thank you notes after the holidays! Multiple designs available.
Hoverboards have been wildly-popular gifts among big kids for years now, and this one can ride over three miles on one charge. Several colors available.
Walmart | Stag
This tabletop ping pong set folds up for easy storage and is guaranteed to bring out a little family competition.
Safe for little hands, this 10-free nail polish set allows them to get creative without needing to worry about harmful ingredients.
Etsy | The Happy Crabbers
Wrap your little one in softness with a personalized waffle robe they can wear after bath time, beach time, or anytime! Multiple colors available.
Squishmallows are having a major moment right now, and this mystery pack allows for a fun surprise.
Amazon | Ann M. Martin
The series you loved as a kid gets a modern, graphic novel twist in this box set sure to be beloved by a new generation.
If your kid is one who begs to get their face painted at parties or carnivals, let them experiment with their own face paint using this handy set from Eco Kids.
Customize these colorful bracelets with initials, names, or even shapes for jewelry they will never want to take off.
Why shouldn't the next gen experience the joy of housing their most important items in a Caboodle?
Active kiddos will have a blast kicking a dodgeball at this giant six-foot-tall inflatable dart board. Set comes with balls, ground stakes, and an electric air pump.
Gift them a baking set for the quintessential kid dish: chocolate dirt pie. This set comes with all the ingredients kids will need to make this fun recipe.
Target | Discovery Kids
A fun STEM toy for any space-obsessed kiddo, this projector comes with multiple discs for them to explore stars, planets, and more from their own room.
Amazon | Micro Kickboard
A cool, foldable two-wheeled scooter with light-up motion-activated wheels with a super smooth ride. Multiple colors available.
Made with buttery soft, brushed faux cashmere, you're going to want one in your size too. Grab the shorts or pants for a full cozy outfit!
Amazon | Thames & Kosmos
This toolkit inspires kids to become master detectives by using forensic science.
Target | Timex
For a watch they can wear to school without it being too distracting, consider a digital wrist watch so they can easily see the time, use alarms and stopwatches, and see in the dark.
Make the most of winter weather with this puncture-proof inner tube. Multiple patterns available.
Gift them the shoe of the season with these cozy clogs. Kids can wear them as slippers or slip-on shoes.
Amazon | Tenzi
Buildzi is perfect for family game night or for kiddos to practice their problem-solving and fine motor skills. Plus, younger siblings and parents can totally get in on the fun.
Cards Against Humanity, but with kid-friendly cards for plenty of family game night laughs.
Amazon | JoyCabin
A fun way to personalize any kid's space, this set comes with 189 letters, symbols, and emojis.
A Kids Book About
This three-book set from editor-favorite series A Kids Book About explores the concepts of Belonging, Gratitude, and Empathy—perfect themes for the season.
Kids will love coloring in the fun detail in this giant, 39x27 inch poster of the United States.
Amazon | VTech
For the budding content creator or videographer, kids can use this camera to take photos and make videos without a connection to internet.