The Ultimate Mega List : Top Toys and Gifts for Every Age!


Although it’s only October, we’re already dreaming of cooler temperatures and holiday festivities. We know that many parents are already discussing what to get for their kids this year. (Since the pandemic, has anyone else’s kids watched way too much TV, thus creating “wish” lists of ridiculous items? no? just us?) This is why we’ve consolidated the best, parent-approved toys and gifts for toddlers to teen-year-olds, so you can shop easy and make your holiday season just a bit easier!

Here are our top picks for toys and gifts in 2020:

  • Best Toys and Gifts for Toddlers
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 3-Year-Olds [Girls Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 4-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 5-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 6-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 7-Year-Olds [GirlsBoys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 8-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 9-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 10-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 11-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 12-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for 13-Year-Olds [Girls | Boys]
  • Best Toys and Gifts for Teens [GirlsBoys]


wicked uncle fun toysEditors Note: There are many research-based articles on the pros and cons of gender-specific toys, a topic that many parents are passionate about. In our toy series with our partner Wicked Uncle, we will be highlighting a specific age and gender. Our sister sites in other parts of the country will be doing the same, with a collective goal to provide a comprehensive list of quality toy choices based on developmental milestones. You will find as you look through the lists that our top choices are great for any gender. We encourage play and imagination at any age!

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Originally from near Pittsburgh PA, Lori moved to Memphis in 2009. She has a passion for working with special needs children as an ABA therapist and also teaches swim lessons out of her own pool each summer. Lori is married to Ryan, an archaeology professor at the U of M. Together they have five great kids; Ali (April 2007), Asher (Dec 2009), Kates (Oct 2012), Paige (April 2014) and Gwendolyn (July 2019). Lori loves Jesus, lattes and grocery shopping alone. She's not a fan of getting up early in the morning!