Shopping for kids can be a pain, but this holiday season it doesn’t have to be. Given the unusual year we’ve all been forced to endure, wouldn’t it be nice to lighten your load and surprise the youngins in your life with the things they actually want and like?
From retro turntables and mini drum sets to Jordan’s, wireless charging pads and VR gaming devices, we’ve taken the guesswork out of gift-giving by curating a list of all the things they’re coveting right now—tweens and hard-to-please teenagers included.
Here are 20 gifts for kids that are actually worth buying.
FAO Schwartz Bluetooth Vintage Microphone,
House parties this holiday season are about to be lit.
Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Supply Library
Ideal for little ones eight and up, this best-selling set includes everything she needs to create a masterpiece.
Aqua Girls’ Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket
On-trend, she can dress it up or down and it’s super affordable.
Eastar 3-Piece Kids Drum Set
For the budding little musicians in your life.
Crate & Kids Bee’s Knees Floral Applique Quilt
Create a space that brings her joy with an appliqué quilt that’s as cozy as it is chic.
Pottery Barn Teen Monique Lhuillier Jewlery Box
Help her keep her gems safe and organized with an elegant jewelry box featuring an inset mirror and pull-out tray.
Retrospec Zed Longboard
Great for beginner and seasoned skaters alike, gift him a cool board that complements his cool vibe.
Air Jordan 1 Mid SE
Jordans are always high on their holiday wishlists—always. Go with a versatile design that he can pretty much rock with anything.
Oculus Quest 2 Advanced Virtual Reality Headset
This high-tech interactive headset gives him access to the entire Quest content library, which includes Jurassic World Aftermath and The Walking Dead.
Ideal of Sweden Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Since virtual learning is the new norm, spruce up her desk with a shimmering charging pad.
Away, The Kids’ Carry-On
A thoughtful and durable roller that’s built to last.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptol
Inspired by a traditional African folktale, this timeless read is a must for every little Black girl you know.
Amazon Echo Dot 4th Generation Kids Edition
Tap into a world of audible content that will help your kid learn and grow with Amazon’s new and improved Echo Dot.
Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier
This mini humidifier will go wherever your beauty-obsessed teen goes.
Melissa & Doug Multi-Activity Train Table
This easy-to-assemble wooden play table is perfect for trains, arts and crafts projects, blocks, puzzles and so much more!
Barbour Boys’ Morton Quilted Jacket
Designed with a faux fur trim hood and front pockets to store his gloves, this cozy quilted parka is both functional and fly!
Ehomful RGB LED Strip Lights Kit
All the tweens and teens are upgrading their bedrooms with these fun, colorful LED light strips.
Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Hoodie Sweatshirt
He’ll live in this classic fleece hoodie.
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carol Boston Weatherford
Because stories about our intellectual heroes that inspire Black boys to dream big are so necessary.
Crosley Discovery Turntable
Developing an appreciation for vinyl has to start somewhere. Mom and dad, hide your records.