If you’re tired of spending money on toys that your child seem to like for a very short time, then this is the toy gift guide for you.
There’s nothing better than finding a toy your child loves, and one that they will play with more than once!
But sometimes it feels like finding a toy your child will play with for more than a few times is hard – and that is exactly why I’ve curated this list. These are toys that have been in our home for years and that have brought a lot of joy and play time to my children as well as our friends.
Every toy in this list is currently owned by me, and most we’ve had for over a year. I curated this list very carefully so that every single toy in this list is a good one and not just a toy that was added to it for the sake of adding a toy to this list. I say this because I have seen countless toy lists, especially when I’m looking for Christmas gifts or birthday gifts for my children, and so many of them have toys that are not good, or good for one time use.
These are toys that will last through the years, that can be handed down from one kid to the next and that every single kid that’s come for a playdate has loved. I am very hopeful that you will find in this list a unique toy to gift!
These toys are, most likely, appealing to children between the ages of 3-9. And some do contain small parts so please use your judgment when getting these toys for younger kids. You know your child better than anyone!
How to find great deals on toys?
I love getting toys for my kids, but even more so when they’re on sale because I have more than one child! Here’s a few tips to find the best deals on toys.
Zulily: One of my favorite places to get toys is at Zulily because they sell merchandise at discounted prices. The only downside is that shipping is a bit longer and it is a deal site, meaning you won’t always find what you’re looking for when you need it. Definitively check out their toy section before the Holidays, it is the best time to find great deals! A little more than half of the toys on this list have come from Zulily.
July toy sales: I learned that stores like Target and Walmart do great discounts on toys during the month of July to clear their shelves for the Holidays. These deals are usually unannounced and in-store only. We stock up on these deals for birthday gifts!
Prime Day / Black Friday: Prime Day in June and Black Friday in November are both sales event that have great deals on toys! Stock up for birthdays or the holidays during these deals.
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Would you add anything else to this list? I’d love to know! What have your child’s favorite toys?