24 Gifts For Boys And Girls That Are So Cool, You'll Probably Want To Buy A Few For Yourself, Too

If you ask me, finding Christmas presents for kids is the best part of the holiday season. When we were younger, all we wanted was for Santa to acknowledge how good we had been all year by delivering shiny new toys beneath our Christmas trees. We'd spend the 12 months prior, and those last 30 days in particular, paying attention to commercials for new dolls, toy cars, games, and craft sets, and taking notes on which ones to add to our wish lists. Sometimes we'd go crazy for that "hot new toy," and sometimes we'd just want a new teddy bear to snuggle with at night. But we remember how seriously we took Christmas because it was (and still is) the best day of the year.

As we're now fully grown adults who can rent cars and legally consume booze, we understand all the feels kids today experience during the Christmas season. And it’s what makes shopping for kids at Christmas so much fun! Those memories are still fresh, and we want to take all the joy we felt when our nice behavior was rewarded and pay it forward to the adorable little boys and girls in our lives. Here’s what they really want for Christmas this year. Just in case Santa is unable to get everything on their lists. Wink, wink.

Disney's Karaoke Series: 'Frozen'

Disney’s Karaoke Series: Frozen, $6, Amazon

Just in case your favorite kiddo doesn’t have every single Frozen-themed item available yet…

Rory the Lion Puppet

Rory the Lion Puppet, $18, Amazon

The earlier kids start flexing their creative muscles, the stronger their adults brains will be. Rory is the perfect tool to help build creativity and imagination, because they can throw him on and make him say and do whatever they want.

Quotable Book

Quotable Book, $13, Amazon

This beautifully bound book is full of inspirational words from some of the most notable humans of our time. And inspiration is really the gift that keeps on giving.

Doodle-Track Car Set

Doodle-Track Car Set, $39, Amazon

A car that will just follow the lines drawn in front of it? Um, yes. More magic like this is in the world, please.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch, $60, Amazon

Well, this is as close as kids will get to living like Inspector Gadget. Plus, it has all kinds of cool features including: touch-screen capabilities, taking photos and videos, games, and a voice recorder function.

Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf, $22, Amazon

Santa’s a busy man, so he needs help keeping up with that list of his. Enter, Elf on the Shelf.

Circo Oversized Bean Bag

Circo Oversized Bean Bag, $43, Target

There will come a day when this child will be too old to own a bean bag chair. Let them cherish this glorious period of youth as long as they can.

FurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo My Walkin' Pup Pet

FurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo My Walkin’ Pup Pet, $80, Amazon

A pet without the feeding, house training, and expensive vet bills? Score for mom and dad!

Fisher Price Classic Music Box Record Player

Fisher Price Classic Music Box Record Player, $20, Target

Even children recognize that nothing beats the classic vintage sound of records spinning on a record player.

The Mug With A Hoop

The Mug With A Hoop, $24, Uncommon Goods

The only thing that could make drinking hot chocolate more fun is turning it into a basketball game with marshmallows.

Monster Hoodie

Monster Hoodie, $39, Busted Tees

If we’re telling kids that they can be anything they want to be, then that should include adorable monsters.

Let's Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop

Let’s Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop, $26, Amazon

The sooner they learn how to do chores, the sooner you can stop, right?

'Harry Potter' Paperback Box Set

‘Harry Potter’ Paperback Box Set, $52, Amazon

Following Harry’s magical journey is a rite of passage, and therefore, a box set of the full collection makes for a magnificent gift.

Animal Hand Tattoos

Animal Hand Tattoos, $9, Amazon

Everybody wants to raise their hand puppet game, right? These will surely do the trick.

Make Your Own Ukulele Kit

Make Your Own Ukulele Kit, $40, Uncommon Goods

If the kid you are buying this for can build this musical instrument and then master how to play it, please ask him or her to be my life coach.

Lava Lamp Classic

Lava Lamp Classic 20oz, $15, Target

Making slumber parties cooler since 1965.

Scholastic Root-Vue Farm

Scholastic Root-Vue Farm, $29, Amazon

Learning how food is made and what it takes to maintain a garden is a very valuable life lesson. This probably should’ve been a required toy for all of us.

Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster

Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster, $40, Amazon

The world needs more mini Katniss Everdeens. Time to practice.

Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register

Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register, $34, Amazon

Before they get their hands on a wad of cash or a credit card, they should learn how not to spend it all in one place!

Gund Boo Plush Stuffed Dog Toy

Gund Boo Plush Stuffed Dog Toy, $16, Amazon

Because the cutest pup on the block deserves to be immortalized in a snuggly, plush toy.

Living Room Bowling Set

Living Room Bowling Set, $59, Land Of Nod

Turn your living room into a bowling alley with this adorable, kid-friendly set.

Sushi Set

Sushi Set, $20, Land Of Nod

Give the little ones in your life an early appreciation for all things sushi thanks to this cute set. Chopsticks come included.

Moose Hat

Moose Hat, $66, J Crew

But seriously, how cute is this hat?!

Finger Printing Fairy Tales Art Set

Finger Printing Fairy Tales Art Set, $16, J Crew

Once upon a time, there was a magical gift that enchanted young minds throughout the land. And that gift was this fairy tale finger printing set.