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Gifts for Kids

When "Santa" Makes a Mistake

Kathy Radigan | Posted 12.14.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

When my husband and I had our first child 17 years ago, we decided that, when it came to Christmas gifts, we would follow the three gift rule. We joke...

The Hottest Kids' Toys This Holiday Season, According To Google

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents

With the holidays in full swing, gifts for kids are on a lot of parents' minds. To help out with finding the perfect present, Google has released a li...

Ditch The Screens With This Tech-Free Gift Guide For Kids

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents

The holidays are here again, which means it's time for parents to start thinking about gifts for their kids. If you want to ditch the latest gadgets a...

10 Top Tech Toys of 2015 for Kids and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.13.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Toys that talk, tablets that "grow up" with your kid, and robots you build (and then order around) -- yep, this holiday is shaping up to be the techiest ever for kids. And if you think you've seen it all before, just wait.

5 Sugar Free Easter Basket Additions

Dana Holmes | Posted 05.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Nothing says Easter quite like chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jelly beans so we're kidding ourselves if we think that the kids aren't totally psyched about loading up on sugar Eater morning.

4 Toy Trends for 2015

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

I've been attending the New York International Toy Fair, the Western Hemisphere's largest toy trade show, for the past nine years and always have a blast combing through 400,000 square feet of wall to wall toys. I get seriously pumped about what's new.

Gifts That Grow With Baby Through Toddlerhood and Beyond

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

Whether you are looking for items for your own baby or gifts for the new expectant parents on your list, think long-term.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Gender Non-Conforming Kids

Julie Tarney | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Julie Tarney

When it comes to gift buying for kids -- at Hanukkah, Christmas or birthdays -- I'm an advocate for giving a child something they really want. In other words, gifts are supposed to add to a child's happiness. And my emphasis here is on the stand-alone word "child's," with no gender-labeling modifiers.

5 Hot Tech Toys for Kids in 2014

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

They say good things come in small packages. Tech toys may not be the biggest items your kids will unwrap this year, but they certainly will be full of good stuff.

4 Meaningful Holiday Gifts for Children

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Between the nonstop television commercials, the sales flyers and the email blasts, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the focus on consumerism all around us during the holidays.

18 Excellent Gifts For Kids That Aren't Even Toys

Rachel Jones | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Rachel Jones

Gifts are good things! But, too much of anything isn't good. A great way to combat is excess is to shift to gifts that aren't toys.

The Toys of Summer (Movies)

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Want to be a hero? Scoop up one of these toys and surprise your little ones with it after the show!

12 Kids Who Just Had The Happiest Moment Of Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.20.2014 | Good News

Prepare for pure, unadulterated joy.

Healthy Gift Ideas

Roshini Raj, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Roshini Raj, M.D.

Physical activity decreases during winter months: From Halloween through New Year's Day, eating tends to increase, with lots of candy and treats. Let's consider some healthy gift ideas for a change this holiday season! Here are some ideas that are healthy and educational.

10 Vintage Toys That Are Topping Christmas Wish Lists This Year | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents

What's on the Christmas wish list for kids this year? Nothing, it would seem. Well, nothing in the sense that there is no "top toy" for 2013. This year, the kids want the classics.

Where To Pick Up Gifts For Kids

Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

Don't know where to shop in New York City this holiday season for the kids in your family? Here are 5 great, local, small businesses to get you starte...

Top 5 Tech Gift Features for Kids

Dr. Katharine E. Heintz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Dr. Katharine E. Heintz

The dizzying number of electronic gadgets will accelerate as Black Friday approaches, and parents, eyes glazing over, need help finding toys that enrich and entertain, and that will a child's interest longer than a week. My advice is to look for these features.

107 Hot Toys For Every Kid On Your Holiday List

Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents

This year’s hottest toys mix up old-school fun with ultra-new features. From classic characters with modern bells and whistles and tried-and-true ch...

25 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Black Voices

If you're anything like us, you'll be shopping for holiday gifts up until the last minute. Finding the perfect gift can be stressful, which is why we'...

12 Gifts That Will Last A Lifetime

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Long after the glow-in-the-dark-magic-robot has lost his glow and the Barbie nail polish (in 20 different sparkling colors) has dried up, the gifts that don't fit under the tree live on. I am talking about the gift of an experience.

13 Gifts for Kids You Can Feel Good About

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Sandy Henson Corso

Shopping for children during the holidays can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for gifts that cultivate learning and creativity. Here are some gift ideas that will be popular among the kids but also be popular with you!

6 Ways to Save Money This Holiday

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether it's family entertainment, gifts for the kids or gifts for relatives and friends, the costs of video games, DVDs and presents can quickly add up. But if you know where to look, you can find some pretty sweet deals. Check out these ideas!

The Best Holiday Gift You Could Give Your Kids Post-Split

Risa Garon | Posted 01.29.2013 | Divorce
Risa Garon

How can families enjoy the holiday when there is more concern about the time during that one and only day rather than what would truly work for both the children and the parents?

What To Get The Kid Who Has It All

Posted 11.22.2012 | Parents

This guide was designed for shoppers who want to think outside the box -- literally. Each experience in the gallery below won't fit into a gift bag...

Gifts For Your Pint-Sized Picasso

Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents

Some young artists just can't be contained -- drawing on walls, drumming on tables and singing their hearts out in the car every day. Help them har...