Sports & Outdoor Play

When it comes to having fun as a kid, not every fun moment has to be spent indoors. There are times when kids just need to get outside and play – and you can give a gift they’ll love to use outside.

First, consider the various sports toys you can get. There’s a little T-Ball Set with a stand that stays in a top spot, as well as a basketball hoop for little ones who are just getting started as athletes.

You might also want to get something they’ll be amazed with – like the Ultra Stomp Rockets toy. This fun toy lets your child stomp on a pad and launch some rockets into the air – and you can get glow in the dark versions of the toy, too.

The Fisher Price Bubble Mower is a cute hit with parents who want to take their kids outdoors. Of course, this is perfect for summertime, but it might be viable in winter, too, depending on where you live and the climate you’re enduring.

If you want your little one to have a tree house, but that’s not really an option for you, consider getting them a playhouse instead. The Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage is a good one on the bestseller list – and it comes with a kitchen, shutters, a phone and doorbell that make it lifelike to a child.

Archery toys weren’t popular much until the rise of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movies. Now, archery sets for the outdoors are popular with kids. One set making the top bestseller list is the Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow, which makes hunting fun and safe.

Nerf guns are always fun for boys and girls alike. This year, you might consider the Nerf-N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, making it on the top 100 list. It has a rapid-fire option that kids are guaranteed to love.

Don’t limit yourself to what’s on the top 100 list when it comes time to buying toys, though. You have so many options. You can choose from ball pits to pogo sticks.

Big Outdoor Toys

Then there are the big toys parents can buy. These include items like trampolines, swingsets, water tables, and sandboxes. You can even get large inflatable toys for your child to play on, like bounce houses that you no longer have to rent – you can own it!

If you do go with a big toy like a trampoline, make sure you get one that will hold up against the elements – and one that provides ample safety measures for your child. For example, getting a trampoline with an enclosure net is a great idea to prevent topples from the trampoline, resulting in broken bones.