Shopping for gifts for kids can be tricky, whether you’re shopping for a 4-year-old or your favorite tween. Depending on the occasion (like a birthday, Christmas, or “just because”), you want it to be special and something that resonates with their hobbies. And more importantly, you want them to actually use it — which puts some added pressure on you as the gift buyer.
Another obstacle? Shopping for kids who seemingly have everything. What do you get them? In this case, finding an uber-unique gift that will knock their socks off is key. Being thoughtful is what matters most — and having an eye for the uncommon won’t hurt. Sometimes, nostalgia and integrating in gifts that you loved as a kid is a great place to start. (And this list has lots of that!)
An added bonus: there are tons of affordable options. Each gift on this list is under $100. These 12 gifts will bring a smile to any kid’s face — even if you think they already have everything.
— Additional reporting by Anvita Reddy