15 Gifts For The Dino-Obsessed Kid
Today’s tech-savvy children live in a world that would be unrecognizable to the ’80s kid. But despite having their nose in an iPad versus a book and watching Ryan’s Toy Review on continuous loop, there are still a few timeless toys and interests that 21st century kids love, just as their parents and grandparents did. And one such obsession is dinosaurs (thanks, in part, to regular Jurassic Park re-boots).
If you’ve got a dino-loving kid in your life, here are a few sure-fire hits to make happy your kids this year.
No surprise here! There’s bound to be a Ryan’s World item on pretty much any “hot toy” list, even one about dinosaurs. Your kid probably knows and loves Ryan’s Toy Review. So if they love dinosaurs too, this toy that lets them mold a dinosaur out of reusable molecule spheres is a win-win.
Just as timeless as dinosaurs is the old classic play-doh. So why not combine the two with this T-Rex Play-Doh kit that includes a jaw-chomping dinosaur?
You can never go wrong with LEGOs. This Mighty Dinosaur set is a 3-in-1, which means kids can make three different creatures from the pieces in one box. Any dino-lover would be thrilled to put these green guys together on Christmas morning.
Some gifts like this Dinosaur Stuffums bean bag chair and animal storage bag are a gift for the child and parents—because they encourage kids to pick up their shit. This would be an adorable addition to any dinosaur-obsessed kid’s bedroom, and also a place to keep their 831 stuffed T-Rexes and Velociraptors. #winning.
Kids who love dinosaurs like to roar and pretend to be dinosaurs. This costume would be a hit—not just for Halloween, but any day of the year—because dressing up and pretend play is always fun.
These rubber rain boots would make splashing in puddles 100x better. And, for warming up cold feet once they come inside, how about some adorable dinosaur slippers?
Fingerlings are one of this year’s hottest toys. And kids who love dinosaurs don’t want to miss out! Well now they won’t have to, with this tiny T-Rex who can perch atop their finger all day long.
No 2018 gift list for kids is complete without at least one “unboxing” toy. Blind packs are on that trend, and this one will reveal an unknown mini-action dinosaur for your kid on Christmas morning.
Kids love new pjs, especially soft, warm fleece ones like this. So for a dinosaur-obsessed kid, you can’t go wrong with a gift like this one. Maybe they’ll even cooperate more at bedtime!
Another popular item on Santa lists this year is a FurReal friend. So how about a FurReal dinosaur like this Munchkin Rex baby that makes over 35 sounds and motions?
Books make great Christmas gifts, and this National Geographic Big Book of Dinosaurs is chock-full of fun dino facts. And, for a silly fictional choice, check out the best seller How Do Dinosaurs Count to 10?
This remote-control walking T-Rex whose head shakes and eyes light up is a must-have. It also roars and makes stomping sounds. Need we say more?
Floor puzzles make the best puzzles, and Melissa & Doug puzzles are top dog. This vibrant 24-piece dinosaur puzzle measures 2 x 3 feet and is made with solid pieces that little kids can play with over and over.
Being an archaeologist and uncovering their very own fossil finds is something most dino-loving kids dream about. So let them do just that with this awesome science kit from Wonderology.
Have a kid who loves dinosaurs AND robots? This programmable roboraptor can be controlled with a handheld controller or Android / iOS device, has infrared vision, and three distinct “moods”: hunter, cautious, and playful. This is the big one, parents! A good gift to save for the very end.
Dinosaur-loving kids are fun to shop for because you can still find T-Rexes and velociraptors everywhere—from pajamas to puzzles to LEGOs. Hopefully this list helps you choose the perfect gift for the child who may love dinosaurs more than they love you.