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The ultimate gift guide for kids at every age — from babies to teens

The best toys, books and games for any baby, kid or hard-to-please teenager on your list.
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If you've ever struggled to find the best gifts for babies, toddlers, teenagers or even 20-somethings, don't despair. Choosing the right toy, game or book for kids is a struggle, even for their parents.

We've taken the guesswork out by speaking to experts about the just-right gifts for children of any age, as well as, including our favorite finds we think they'll love. Here are the best gifts for kids of all ages from our gift guides.

41 best baby gifts of 2022: These toys are perfect for infants

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The best baby gifts stimulate their senses — and can withstand a good layer of drool. The best toys and gifts for babies include sensory toys, teething toys and play gyms, mats and tables.

41 gifts for the 1-year-old who's growing up way too fast

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Finding the best gift for a 1-year-old might be easier than you think: It’s that age when the box really can be more exciting than the toy inside. Favorite activities include pushing and pulling, putting things together and taking them apart and — yes — moving things in and out of boxes.

41 best gifts for your imaginative 2-year-old, according to experts

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The best toys for 2-year-olds may not be toys at all, but things you already have in the house. Two-year-olds are using pretend play and love kitchen items, trucks and baby dolls to be part of the adult world.

These gifts for 3-year-olds encourage development and are actually fun

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The best gifts for 3-year-olds will include plenty of opportunities to explore as toddlers grow and develop more imaginative play. Three-year-olds are highly social and love toys that help them practice tasks like dressing themselves.

40 best gifts and toys for 4-year-olds in 2022

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The best gifts and toys for 4-year-olds help their imaginations come alive. Four-year-olds are enthralled by storytelling, pretend play and exploration.

44 best gifts for 5-year-olds in 2022

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Five-year-olds are becoming more social and love group play and games, so the best gifts for 5-year-olds include classic board games and puzzles.

From art kits to graphic novels, 38 imaginative gifts for every 6-year-old

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As they move from kindergarten to first grade, the best toys for 6-year-olds capture their senses of humor and fair play, and help them work together.

47 gifts for the 7-year-old who's ready to take on the world

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The best toys and gifts for 7-year-olds help them write stories, draw detailed pictures, build and create things.

Let's get creative! 36 great gifts for 8-year-olds, from DIY kits to drawing games

8 year old gift guide
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The best gifts for 8-year-olds help them engage in elaborate fantasy play and bury their noses in good books.

46 best gifts and toys for 9-year-olds in 2022

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The best gifts for 9-year-olds mean moving away from toys — except for the really special ones.

43 best gifts and toys for 10-year-olds in 2022

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Finding the best gift for a 10-year-old means reaching a kid teetering between still lighting up when they get a toy and turning into a tween who can’t be bothered.

42 cool gifts for the 11-year-old who's impossible to shop for

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To simplify the struggle that is shopping for tweens, we've rounded up a list of the best gifts for 11-year-olds.

48 gifts for 12-year-olds that take the guesswork out of gifting

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From board games to gadgets, these gifts for 12-year-olds get the stamp of approval.

42 best gifts for 13-year-old boys and girls in 2022

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If you ask the average 13-year-old how successful their parents are at gift-giving, they'll likely tell you it's a struggle. Luckily, these gifts are a slam dunk for 13-year-olds.

48 best gifts for 14-year-olds in 2022

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Shopping for a 14-year-old can be tough, but these popular gifts will tickle your 14-year-old's budding interests.

45 gifts your 15-year-old will love (and actually use!)

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We put together a list of teen-coveted presents that'll put an instant smile on your 15-year-old's face.

50 gifts for every 16-year-old, from the new driver to the aspiring chef

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From trendy sneakers to must-have tech toys, these gifts are perfect for 16-year-olds.

32 best gifts for 17-year-olds in 2022

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Here's your go-to gift guide for the 17-year-old in your life, so you can take the stress out of shopping, and instead, pick out a gift they're sure to love.

45 gifts your 18-year-old will actually use, from kitchen accessories to tech finds

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Whether they're surviving their first year of college or are about to graduate from high school, these gifts are ideal for your favorite 18-year-old.

42 gifts for 19-year-olds that are more personal than gift cards

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Maybe the teen in your life is an avid gamer, maybe they're a beauty queen. Either way, Shop TODAY has rounded up plenty of options to make your 19-year-old smile.

34 gifts any 20-year-old will love — and actually use!

This gift list has an option for every budget, so you won't have to worry about breaking the bank while shopping for a 20-year-old.

44 gifts for 21-year-olds that are better than booze

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We’ve got 44 killer gift ideas for your favorite 21-year-old's home, kitchen, closet and more.