ACTIVEkids Holiday Gift Guide
Our annual ACTIVEkids Holiday Gift Guide is full of products sure to encourage your little ones to get off the couch and get moving so they can reap the benefits of establishing healthy, active habits for years to come.
STRIDER Sports Balance Bike$119.99 1 of 23
Why didn't the balance bike exist when we were kids? It's so simple, yet so genius.
If your kiddo is ready to learn how to ride but you don't want them to be dependent on training wheels, STRIDER makes the original balance bike. It comes with two different adjustable seats so the bike can grow with your child from 18 months to five years old. Best of all, it only takes about 10 minutes to assemble.
Guardian 20" 6 Speed$399.99 2 of 23
"Guardian" is an apt name for this bike, which features a new, patented SureStop brake system. If your kid is seriously into biking but you're not quite ready to drop big bucks on a road bike, this product is a quality option for the transition period.
The bike comes about 90 percent pre-assembled, so you shouldn't need much more than 15 minutes to put it together on Christmas Eve. Just put on the handle bar and pedals, and roll it up next to the tree.
Roadmaster Granite Peak 20" Mountain Bike$59.87 3 of 23
If your kid is just kind of into biking, but not to the point where it's worth making a big investment, let them dip their toes in with this affordable option. If you can't buy it preassembled at a bike store, it only takes about 20 minutes to build out of the box. If your little cyclist rides this one into the ground, then you can consider stepping it up a level.
Huffy Disney Frozen 18" Bike$84.97 4 of 23
When it comes to "Frozen," isn't it ironic your kids can't seem to "Let it Go?" It was two years ago kids, MOVE ON!
You know what? It doesn't matter. With a sequel already in the works, parents won't be escaping Anna, Elsa and Olaf any time soon. Better to just embrace the madness and work it in your favor to get your kid out on a bike instead of watching the movie on loop for the 2,468th time.
Bell Disney Frozen 3D Helmet$19.29 5 of 23
If you're going to get the bike, you might as well fully commit and get the matching helmet, too. It even comes with an attached tiara so your kid can pretend to be an ice princess while practicing good bicycle safety. Plus, it's made by Bell, so you know it's legit.
Mobo Tot Rockabilly$149.99 6 of 23
If you want your toddler to have the coolest trike on the block, the Mobo Tot Rockabilly is the way to go. This stylish cruiser only takes about 15 minutes to put together, and the rear wheel steering system will help your little one develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The adjustable frame fits kids ages 2 to 5, so you don't have to worry about them outgrowing it too quickly.
Spin Master 2-Wheel Folding Kick Scooter$18.89 7 of 23
Your kid will be cruisin' in no time with this simple scooter. It takes about two minutes to go from box to built and doesn't require any tools. At under $20, it's an affordable way to get your little ones outside and active. Just be sure they've got the proper safety equipment, too.
Huffy 3-Wheel Preschool Scooter$24.96 8 of 23
It's OK, you can admit it; you're definitely more excited about the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise than your children.
The best part of having kids at a time like this is you get to vicariously enjoy the toys that accompany the blockbuster--like this three-wheel scooter from Huffy. Featuring the latest in Droid technology (BB-8), the scooter only takes about 10 minutes to put together, so your kiddo will be rolling in no time.
Razor PowerWing Scooter$59.98 9 of 23
Before you jump to any conclusions, forget everything you thought you knew about scooters!
Two wheels? No thanks, grandpa! Propelled by pushing off the ground with your foot? What is this, "The Flintstones?"
The three-wheeled Razor PowerWing only takes about 15 minutes to put together, and with inclined rear wheels, it moves forward when the rider leans side-to-side. We haven't done any scientific testing yet, but that side-to-side movement has to be great for the kid's core.
Marvel Kids by Selk'bag$99 10 of 23
Make camping even more fun for your kids by trading in those boring old sleeping bags for Selk'bags. A Selk'bag is essentially a pair of footy pajamas made out of sleeping bag material. The footies even zip off if the kids want to walk around without leaving the warmth of the sleeping bag.
Kids are sure to love the Marvel line of Selk'bags, featuring Hulk, Spider-man, Captain America and Iron Man. Don't worry, they come in adult sizes, too.
Vapur Quencher 14 oz. Water Bottle$7.99 11 of 23
One way to encourage kids to stay hydrated is to make the process fun. Enter the Quencher water bottles--or "anti-bottles," as they like to call them.
The flexible pouch design makes it easy to store once it's empty, and kids will love customizing their Quencher with the included sticker sheets. Best of all, they're also dishwasher- and freezer-safe.
Asana Yoga Doll$29.95 12 of 23
If your kid's active is yoga, then the Asana Yoga Doll just might be the perfect gift for them. "The world's first yoga doll" comes with her own yoga outfit, mat, Pilates ball, hand weights and hair brush.
The doll has full range of motion in the hips and knees and even a built-in spinal extender for forward and back bending so she can demonstrate your child's favorite yoga poses. You can also get the book "Asana's First Yoga Class" for $16.95.
Onanoff BuddyPhones$24.95 13 of 23
If your kid's active is dancing, but you're sick of them blasting their music in the house, why not kill two birds with one set of headphones?
BuddyPhones feature a built-in, always-on volume control circuit to keep kids from blowing out their eardrums, and a built-in audio splitter so they can share their music with friends without potentially spreading ear infections. As an added bonus, they come with five decorative sticker sets for customization.
Jambanz Bluetooth Speaker$32.99 14 of 23
If your kids want to listen to music while playing around outside, you don't want to risk having headphones block them from hearing surrounding sounds like a car horn.
Jambanz is a portable Bluetooth speaker on a slap bracelet they can attach to their wrist, bike or backpack. This way, your kid can listen to their music while they're playing down the street, but still hear when you call them home for dinner.
Chaco OutCross Kids Shoes$55 15 of 23
Are you sick of your kids ruining their school shoes every time they decide to go on an outdoor adventure?
Get your little explorer some proper footwear with a pair of OutCross Kids Shoes from Chaco. They feature open sidewalls for drainage and ventilation, and they can be worn with or without socks (less laundry!).
Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster$24.99 16 of 23
Nothing gets the blood pumping like a good ol' fashion Nerf war.
With this toy, your kids will get a solid cardio workout from chasing each other and dodging darts. Additionally, the RotoFury's pump action is sure to help sculpt their guns (see what we did there?).
We wouldn't blame you if you got one for yourself, so you can get in on the fun, too. In fact, we'd be a little ashamed if you didn't.
Kick-it Soccer Trainer$134.99 17 of 23
Develop your soccer star's ambidexterity without having to chase after balls that go over the fence. The Kick-it Soccer Trainer allows kids to practice kicking both lefty and righty anywhere without having to find a practice partner. Just stake the trainer into the ground and they're ready to practice those free kicks.
Avex Freestyle Autospout Kids 16 oz. Water Bottle$12.99 18 of 23
Keep your kids hydrated with this 100 percent BPA-free water bottle. Available in six different color options, the bottle's Autospout technology pops open with the touch of a button for one-handed drinking. The handle makes it easy to carry or clip to a backpack when on the go.
KidsConnect($79.95 [$13/month]) 19 of 23
If your kid's not quite ready for a real cell phone, but you don't want to be judged for making them wear a shock collar, keep track of their whereabouts with a KidsConnect Phone.
The KidsConnect can only call the numbers you program into it, so the kid won't burn through minutes talking to friends about Pokemon, Beanie Babies or whatever else they talk about these days. Other features include real-time GPS tracking via app or website and GeoFencing, which allows parents to set a "safe zone" and receive an alert if the phone leaves that area.
Barracuda Swim Goggles$10.50 20 of 23
Your kid may not be able to use goggles right away, but they'll appreciate the gift once the weather warms back up. Whether your child swims for fun or swims to win, these anti-fog coated goggles have a secure, comfortable fit they will love.
UNICEF Kid Power Band$39.99 21 of 23
Being active is good, but being active for a good cause is even better. Available exclusively through Target, the UNICEF Kid Power Band is more than just a regular activity tracker.
Kids can also go on missions with celebrity athletes through the companion app to learn about new cultures and earn points by completing challenges and activities. Those points unlock therapeutic food packets that are then delivered to kids around the world by UNICEF. This one checks all the boxes: get kids active; educate kids; and help those in need.
Big Backyard Sandy Cove Wooden Swingset$449.97 22 of 23
Bring the park to your backyard with this wooden swing set. Your kids can swing, slide, climb and imagine with this versatile playground.
If you fancy yourself a handyman (or woman), you can technically put this together on your own, but it'll be a lot easier and quicker with two people. Or, for an additional fee, you can arrange for some professionals to come over and build it for you.