32 Gifts That Will Win You Favorite Aunt or Uncle of 2022
If you're an aunt or uncle, you're likely obsessed with your nieces and nephews. They're so cute, and you get to enjoy all the best parts of kids without living with them all day every day. There's nothing better than being the fun aunt or uncle who gets to take them to their favorite store, to the amusement park, or even just out for ice cream, and then getting them home to their parents in time for bed. The holidays are coming, and now's your chance to be their favorite aunt or uncle with these 32 great gifts.
Whether they love costumes or crafts, there's something that will make them overjoyed in this gift guide. Plus, you're the perfect person to give them that scooter they've been wanting, or indulge their sweet tooth with a candy making kit. There's also a great little princess fort, and of course, a bunch of great book titles for the kid who just can't stop getting new options at the library. Keep on reading to shop our selects, and get ready to win the gifting crown this year.
An Indoor Garden: Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid
This Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid ($25, originally $27) is so cool, we kind of want one for ourselves. It teaches kids about biology and growing plants by day, and they can see their hard work pay off at night.
Bathtime Toys: Alex Toys Rub a Dub Draw in the Tub Crayons
Bath time has never been this fun. With Alex Toys Rub a Dub Draw in the Tub Crayons ($14), your little Picasso can create all they want, and you don't have to stress about a mess. It's a great little stocking stuffer.
A DIY Candy Kit: Thames & Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab
Um, we want this Thames & Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab ($10, originally $20). They'll be overjoyed to make their own gummy candy, and they can choose from vanilla, banana, cherry, and raspberry flavors, as well as a bunch of different colors.
An Iconic Toy: FAO Schwarz Floor Piano Dance Mat
FAO Schwarz is officially back, and what better way to re-introduce the brand to your family than with this fun FAO Schwartz Floor Piano Dance Mat ($40). They'll love making music and dancing on it, and you'll love the nostalgia of this iconic present.
A Great Winter Activity: Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art
The Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art ($12) is the perfect holiday activity that will keep kids entertained for hours. It's also something you can do together, and is a great option for chilly or bad weather days where all anyone wants to do is stay inside.
For the Slime Lover: National Geographic Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab
If you know a kid who's obsessed with slime, this is for them. This National Geographic Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab ($30, originally $35) will keep them entertained for hours. They can make up to eight different varieties of slime, including but not limited to color-changing slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, and bouncing slime.
For Wannabe Bakers: Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Spinning Treats Mixer Food Set
This Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Spinning Treats Mixer Food Set ($21) is the perfect toy for any kid who wants to star in their own pretend baking competition. Utilizing the mixer, they will be able to stamp out their own creative baked goods.
A Cute Stuffed Animal: Gund Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Stuffed Animal
If they love stuffed animals, they'll want to cuddle with this cute GUND Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Stuffed Animal ($40, originally $45). How sweet are those ears? This little guy will be a welcome addition to their collection, and plus, it's washable!
Build-A-Bear at Home: Build-A-Bear Workshop Stuffing Station
Bring the fun of going to the mall home with a Build-A-Bear Workshop Stuffing Station ($19, originally $25). With this exciting kit, kids can stuff and dress up a Poppy doll without having to leave the house. We love a sweet, interactive gift!
For the Kid Who Loves Sparkle: Super Smalls Heart to Heart Jewelry Set
Super Smalls takes its inspiration from glitzy, grown-up stuff and translates it for children. This Super Smalls 'Big Presentation' Mega Jewelry Set ($34) makes dress-up so much fun. It comes with two bracelets and two rings, so they can have them both, or share one with a friend!
For Kids Who Love Trucks: Lego Creator Monster Burger Truck
The Lego Creator Monster Burger Truck ($68) has a whopping 499 pieces, and they'll want to open it up and immediately get to work building! It's best suited for kids ages eight and up, and the hamburger on top is adorable.
For Princess Fans: Dynacraft 24 Volt Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On
Treat your own little princess like the royalty they are with this Dynacraft 24 Volt Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On ($349). It's so adorable, and the kind of splurge gift that we think is worth it. They'll always want to use it, and the way their eyes will light up when they see it is pretty priceless.
A Cool Puzzle: Mudpuppy Solar System Puzzle
What better way to teach your kids about space than with this Mudpuppy Solar System Puzzle ($17)? They'll love putting it together, and it's such a convenient way to learn about the solar system and how the planets all align.
A Cool Doll: Barbie Baby Doctor Playset
The Barbie Baby Doctor Playset ($19, originally $23) is a perfect choice for your child. It's a Barbie and a superhero doll all in one, and might even help them be more comfortable at the doctor's office when they have to go in for check-ups.
For Star Wars Fans: Yoda Lightsaber
Get them ready for an epic battle with this cool Yoda Lightsaber ($35). Plus, you can get yourself one to duel with them! It's a fun, whimsical gift, and at under $50, it's affordable. It comes with a cool clip that they can attach to their belt or any Star Wars costume.
For the Budding Pop Star: Let's Go! Wireless Karaoke Microphone with Bluetooth Speaker
If they're dreaming of being a musician, gift them this Let's Go! Wireless Karaoke Microphone with Bluetooth Speaker ($15-$18). They'll be singing nonstop, and it's a great gift to give a child you don't live with, if we're being completely transparent. When the fun stops, you have the luxury of being able to just go home.
A Cute Chair: Pillowfort Unicorn Bean Bag Chair
This Pillowfort Unicorn Bean Bag Chair ($65) is the ultimate spot for kids to sit and read a book or just listen to some music. How adorable is the little horn? They can put this in their room or their play area for a cute, cozy addition to the space they love.
For the Soccer Star: Hover Soccer Ball Set with 2 Goals
Get moving with this Hover Soccer Ball Set with 2 Goals ($25). They'll want to play all day long, and it even glows in the dark, so they can play at night too! Consider this the ultimate gift for soccer lovers.
An Empowering Book: She Persisted
Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" ($10, originally $17) tells the story of 13 diverse women, including Harriet Tubman, Sonia Sotomayor, and Sally Ride, who helped change America through their tenacity, doing what was right despite overwhelming odds. The follow-up, "She Persisted Around the World" ($12, originally $18), tells the story of 13 more game-changing women in the fields of science, the arts, sports, and activism.
A Cool Fort: MonoBeach Princess Tent
Gift your little Cinderella their very own MonoBeach Princess Tent ($39, originally $56). They'll want to live in it, and plus, it'll make for the best little fort where they can give you all the scoop on what's been going on in their world.
A Sweet Book: The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Encourage your little one to dream with the rhyming book, "The Wonderful Things You Will Be" ($9, originally $18). It'll be so fun to read to them, and help encourage them to follow their curiosity and get excited about life.
A Cool Craft Set: Made By Me Create Your Own Sand Art
Honestly, this Made By Me Create Your Own Sand Art ($15) is just as enjoyable for grown-ups as it is for the young children. There are so many possible creations, and it makes for a great activity the whole family can have fun with.
For the Budding Artist: Craft-tastic Inventor's Box Arts and Crafts Kit
Filled with fun and unique tasks, this Craft-tastic Inventor's Box Arts and Crafts Kit ($16) is a great choice. While the projects sound complicated, they're anything but! They're designed to build confidence and encourage kids without frustrating them.
For the Budding Scientist: Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kids Science Kit
If your kid has a curious mind, this Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kids Science Kit ($14, originally $20) is perfect. It helps childrenn explore and learn the basics of science, from chemical reactions to the use of scientific tools.
For the Tech Guru: Osmo Coding Starter Kit For iPad
This cool Osmo Coding Starter Kit ($51, originally $73) is connected to an iPad and can teach them fun and useful computer and coding skills at an early age. They'll be a pro in no time, and love you for gifting this to them.
For Kids Who Love to Read: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
A good book always makes for a great gift. They won't be able to put down "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis ($8), just as you couldn't as a kid. They'll want to read all the books in the series after this.
A 3-D Dollhouse: Maisonette Play House 3-D Activity Mat
Consider this Maisonette Play House 3-D Activity Mat ($179) to be a 3-D doll house. It's fun to play on and would look cute in their room. Once they try it, it'll be all the want to play with, and their parents can roll it up to store once they're done!