Finding the perfect birthday gift for a kid can be tough. You need to know their age, what they’re interested in and also think about how close they are to you. Even if they’re part of the family, knowing which toys, games and activities are popular with kids now can be a challenge. That’s where Evite’s kids’ birthday gift guide comes in! You’ll discover a wide range of the best kids’ gift ideas selected by our editors. Whether you're searching for a classic toy to share with the next generation or have something totally unique (and trendy) in mind, we’ll help you find the perfect present to make all their birthday wishes come true!
You might be wondering what the most popular kids’ birthday gifts are. Right now, girls are into unicorns, Elsa costumes and Disney’s Encanto, while a LEGO Star Wars set, Pokémon cards and Kinetic Sand are all the rage for the boys. Gender-neutral gifts are extremely popular as well, with Walkie Talkies, karaoke machines and Just Dance 2022 for Nintendo as some of our top gift picks.
Knowing what age they are makes a big difference though. If you’re looking for a great gift for a toddler (12–24 months), a LeapFrog Scout & Violet 100 Words Book, pretend-play cell phone, splash pad or musical toy might be perfect. Little kids (3–5 years) love active toys like a Little Tikes Mini Basketball Hoop in addition to trendy LOL Surprise Dolls, while big kids (6–8 years) still love fidget toys, superhero action figures and cool sports. Tweens (9–12) are arguably the most difficult to shop for since they have stronger opinions about what they like, but colorful hair chalk, Instax cameras, tie-dye kits and on-trend room decor are bound to impress.
What’s your relationship with the birthday kid in question? If they’re a classmate or playgroup pal of your child, a trendy gift at a lower price is perfect, like this adidas hat, cinema lightbox or dancing cactus toy. If they’re a close member of the family or your child’s BFF, consider a bigger gift, like an Echo Show for Kids, a Nintendo Switch or a STEM toy the whole family can enjoy. And don’t forget—classic toys and games never go out of style. My Little Pony, UNO, Play-Doh and bubble machines are all wonderful options whether you know the child well or not!
If you’re on a budget but still want to get a great gift, don’t worry, we have gift ideas for kids at prices everyone can afford. Whether it’s a gift under $10, under $25, under $50 or under $100, we offer plenty of choices no matter how much you want to spend. You might even score an amazing deal on Amazon and get a gift that’s on sale!
Still stumped on what to get the kiddo in question? Or are you really busy and short on time? Or maybe you need a birthday gift at the last minute? Whatever the case is, an eGift Card is the answer! Evite offers eGift Cards to spend at top brands, retailers and services, including Amazon, Target, Disney, XBOX, Barnes & Noble, Nintendo, Game Stop and Foot Locker. All you need is their email (or their parent’s email if they don’t have one) to send one instantly from here—you can choose exactly the amount you want to give. Don’t worry, our eGift Cards do not expire. They can use it anytime at their convenience.
Don’t forget to include a greeting card with your birthday gift! Evite offers a selection of unique cards to express yourself, from animated dinosaurs and race cars to magical unicorns and sweet treats. You can even make it extra personal by uploading your own design and customizing it! You can send any Evite greeting card via text or email, and you can schedule them ahead of time or send them instantly.
Are you throwing a kids’ birthday party? Helping with party and event planning is why Evite exists! Our blog features inspiration from real-life birthday parties, kid-friendly recipes and more great party ideas. And of course, we offer free and Premium birthday invitations for kids with hand-illustrated and animated designs you won’t find anywhere else and features that’ll make planning a birthday party for kids easier.