What Gift Should I Get for My Young Niece or Nephew?

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As aunts and uncles, we want to make sure our gifts are a hit with our little nieces and nephews. My kids have received some of the best, most thoughtful gifts from their aunts and uncles over the years. Here at GiftGlide, we have searched high and low to bring you some of the most popular gifts that your young niece or nephew are sure to love! 


Ultimate Science Kit

Science kits are always a great gift idea, as they are both educational and fun. This Ultimate Science Kit has over 100 experiment ideas and is perfect for kids 6 – 12 years old. They will get to try color-changing experiments, growing crystals, making soaps, and even some glow-in-the-dark fun. Your niece or nephew will love it!

VTech KidiZoom Creator Camera

Bring out their creative side with the KidiZoom Creator Camera from VTech. They will be able to make their own action videos using the 20 different animated backgrounds available, from being in outer space to being chased by a T-Rex! A green screen fabric piece is also included, along with a tabletop tripod, selfie stick, wrist strap, and all the creativity tools. The possibilities are endless with this gift!

Light-Up Unicorn Terrarium Kit

This adorable unicorn terrarium kit is a great gift for anyone who loves unicorns and a little bit of magic! It’s a fun DIY kit that is perfect for kids aged 6 – 12, and it looks almost magical as it is lit by LED lights on the lid. It makes a great night light as well, and your niece or nephew will love being able to build the kit themselves, using their own creativity! A super fun gift they’re sure to love.

LEGO Chain Reactions

You can never go wrong with a LEGO kit as a gift, and this Chain Reactions kit is so much fun, it’s sure to be a hit! For children 8+, this kit allows them to design and build 10 different moving machines! Complete with an 80-page instructional book that is Klutz Certified “crystal clear instructions”. This kit also comes with 33 LEGO pieces, instructions for 10 modules, 6 plastic balls, string, and paper ramps. They will have a blast creating the different machines!

National Geographic Earth Science Kit

My 10-year old son received this gift two years ago for Christmas, and he absolutely loved it. He loves anything to do with science, especially geology, so this was a perfect gift for him. There were 15 different experiments to do, including building a volcano (so cool!), growing crystals, and digging for gems. He had a blast with it, and I would highly recommend it for any child 7-years old or older.

DIY Dinosaur Toy Lantern Nightlight

Another fun DIY night light kit, this time with a dinosaur theme for that favorite aspiring paleontologist niece or nephew! The lid of the jar has color-changing lights for a really cool effect, and the kit comes with a vellum dinosaur landscape to put inside, along with glue, foam brush, black cord, dinosaur tooth, 6 dinosaur stickers, beads, and glitter dust. They will be able to decorate the lantern however they like to create the perfect dinosaur night light!

Personalized Fleece Blanket

Kids love to see their name on anything! Any gift where you can personalize it with their name is surely to be a hit. This personalized fleece blanket makes a nice cozy gift for them to enjoy while watching tv or chilling with their friends. Made from minky fleece flannel and sherpa fleece, this super soft blanket is available in many different patterns and colors, all with name personalization.

Target Shooting Game

This is a great team game that your niece or nephew could play with a friend or sibling. It comes with two foam popper toy guns that fire out little foam balls. There are 24 little foam balls included, 12 blue and 12 green. The game also comes with an army themed target board for firing practice! They will have a blast with this game, and it’s a great way to get kids up and active.

Soap & Bath Bomb Making Kit

Perhaps your niece or nephew is crafty and enjoys making things; if so, they will love this soap and bath bomb making kit. My 7-year old daughter received a similar gift last year, and she had so much fun creating the different little soaps and bath bombs. This kit comes with enough materials to make 10 different soaps and 10 different bath bombs. It also comes with 4 liquid colorings, 2 fragrances, baby oil, 8 single-sided molds, and all the measuring equipment you need.

Starry Night Light Projector

Both my son and daughter received this Starry Night Light Projector from their aunt when they were 5- and 2-years old, and they used them every night for many years. The glow of the stars projected on the ceiling really helped to settle them at night time, and they were able to drift off to sleep a lot easier. There are several color combinations you can select, depending on your preference, and you can also remove the starry night screen to just use it as a night light.

Kidzlane Dance Mat

Burn off that excess energy with a dance mat to get them up and boogying! This dance mat from Kidzlane allows you to dance to the beat of their selected songs, or even hook up to Bluetooth and play your own favorites! There are 3 interactive games that they can play on the mat, including dancing to the beat of the light-up arrows, “Simon Says”, or Free Dance mode!

Toysmith Multi Voice Changer

Both my kids have requested this gift at one time or another, so this one comes “kid recommended”! What kid wouldn’t have fun making funny sounds and changing their voice? This voice changer allows them to try 8 different sounds, and it also features lights and a voice amplifier. It uses one 9-volt battery, which is included. A super fun gift they’re sure to love!

Talking Kids Microscope

If your niece or nephew enjoys experimenting and investigating new things, then they will love this talking kids microscope from GeoSafari Jr. Perfect for kids 4 – 8 years old, this kit comes with 60 beautiful full color images that they can check out under the microscope. The microscope also has two different modes; Fact Mode and Quiz Mode. So, once they learn about the different images, they can test their knowledge and do the Quiz Mode! A fun and educational toy any child would love.

Magnetic Building Blocks

This toy has been a staple gift for us to give to our nieces and nephews over the years because of how much my own children enjoyed them. With these magnetic building blocks, the possibilities are endless. There are so many different things you can build, and the shape and color of them are very engaging for kids. Both of my children have spent many hours playing with these blocks, so I can highly recommend them as a good gift choice!

World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game

Board games are always a fun choice as a gift, because it fosters togetherness and creates opportunities for family bonding time. It gets people together doing something fun. This World of Disney Eye Found It board game is loads of fun with its 6’ colorful game board featuring all things Disney! Kids will see many of their favorite Disney characters and have fun testing their memory and matching skills! Suitable for ages 4+ and perfect for groups of 1-6.

68” Sprinkler & Splash Pad

Get them outside to enjoy the summer weather with this 68” sprinkler and splash pad! Made of durable PVC material, this splash pad had sprinklers going around the perimeter of it, creating a fun splash area in the center. What is great about this gift is that it is great for kids as young as 12 months, but kids as old as 8+ would also have tons of fun with it, so they will be able to enjoy it summer after summer!

Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Another favorite gift in this household that my daughter received when she was 6-years old and still loves to this day 2 years later. This microphone not only amplifies their voice when singing, but it also hooks up via Bluetooth to any sound system, allowing you to play your favorite song and sing along to it! They will spend hours singing away to their favorite songs, trust me! A great gift for any niece or nephew who enjoys singing, and it is available in a variety of colors as well.

2-Pack Cartoon Remote Control Cars

Do you perhaps have twins to buy for? Or siblings close in age? Then this 2-pack of adorable little cartoon remote control cars would be a great gift for them to share together. Each action figure is removable from the car, and the cars feature toddler music and sounds. These little cars are great for their first remote control, and they are perfect for boys and girls ages 2 – 4.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Take-Along Barn

Another great toy from Melissa & Doug, this wooden take-along barn makes a great gift for any niece or nephew ages 2 to 5. Made of quality wood and featuring various wooden cutouts, your niece or nephew will have fun matching the correct animal to the correct cutout. The animals all fit conveniently inside the barn for easy transport, and there is even a wooden handle on the top. A perfect gift for young kids that promotes fine motor skills and coordination.

Water Doodle Mat

Endless fun will be had with this water doodle mat, and the possibilities are simply endless! This water doodle mat measures 40 x 28 inches, and it comes with 6 pens, 8 drawing molds, and 4 drawing templates. Simply fill the pens with water and allow them to draw and create whatever they wish. The ink magically fades in 3 – 10 minutes, and they can draw again and again! A gift that will keep them busy and foster their creativity!

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run

We gave this game as a gift to our nephew when he was 10-years old, and he absolutely loved it. He said he enjoyed the way the mazes were challenging to construct, but then so interesting when it actually worked out. A perfect STEM gift to help foster creativity and problem-solving skills. It comes with 60 different challenges ranging in difficulty from beginning to expert!

Jumbo Slime Making Kit

Did I even dare suggest it? Yes, I’m afraid I did. As much as I loathe when my children receive slime as a gift, I can’t help but notice how much they genuinely enjoy playing with it. They can spend hours mixing and creating and playing with slime, so I’ve just come to accept that it is always a popular gift. This slime making kit comes with a ton of stuff to keep them busy, including 18 different tubs of slime, 12 types of glitter, foam beads, and all sorts of add-ins to make their slime creations complete.

Box Set of 10 Board Books

If you have a very young niece or nephew, then a book or small collection of books is always a nice gift. Fostering a love of reading early on is key for strong reading skills down the road, so a collection like this box set of 10 board books is a wonderful gift to give. Each one of these board books focuses on different key concepts such as numbers, colors, ABC’s, animals, and more. Help your little niece or nephew get a jump on reading with this nice gift.

Electronic Money Bank

Kids love counting and recounting their money, and they also love to have somewhere safe to store all their hard-earned cash. This electronic money bank is a fun gift that any kid would love to have. Available in a wide variety of colors, this bank features password protection along with 11 different children’s songs. Help them learn the value of saving their money with this neat money bank.

My Dad Loves to Toot Funny Book

You can never go wrong with a humorous children’s book! My children have received several over the years from their one particular aunt who has a fantastic sense of humor, and they always look forward to what book she’ll send next! This one called My Dad Loves to Toot had us roaring with laughter when we read it. Another funny one they have received is I Need a New Butt! By Dawn McMillan. 

There are so many possibilities when it comes to gifts for our loved ones, and we hope that you found this selection of gifts for young nieces and nephews to be helpful. Which gift do you think you’ll get? Be sure to come back and let us know. Until then, happy shopping!