It’s that time of year! We’ve gathered the Best Gifts of 2018 for the whole family and put it in a handy list. All of these gifts are practical and affordable – some even have incredible Black Friday savings! And the best part is, you can shop in the comfort of your home and avoid the crowds because every gift in this guide is available online.
Check out our top picks for gift giving below!
The Best Gifts of 2018
For the Kids:
The Raspberry-Pi computer kit from Piper is designed to make building, exploring and coding electronics simple, intuitive and fun through the world of Minecraft. The unique STEM kit allows kids to build a computer beginning with a blueprint encouraging engineering, hardware building and much more! It’s ideal for kids ages 7 through 12 years of age and was awarded a Tech Toy of the Year 2018 finalist!
Deal Alert! Piper will be on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday for $199 – that’s a $100 savings!
Another great STEM kit is the Harry Potter Coding Wand by Kano. Start by building your wand, then learn to code with more than 70 step-by-step challenges. Play on the tablet or computer! Buy it here.
Disney fans everywhere will love collecting Disney Doorables surprise toys! Find Mega & Mini Playsets, blind boxes, and bags now in stores and at Amazon.com.
The Mega Playset lets you mix, match and play with 3 customizable pieces plus mini Doorables. Collect Mini Playsets in a variety of Disney characters from Beauty and the Beast to Lilo and Stitch, Monsters Inc, Mickey and more! Blind boxes and bags give the kids the thrill of unboxing their very own Doorables. Which ones will they collect? See the variety of Doorables available now below!
Here’s the boys Disney Doorables Unboxing Video!
Playmates Toys is introducing an all-new product line inspired by Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Find an assortment of action figures and playsets including this 2-in-1 Mobile Ops unit with a towering secret lab!
Deal Alert! Grab the Turtle Tank Vehicle for less than $29 now!
Magic Tracks™ Turbo RC™ is the amazing new racetrack that bends, flexes, and glows! Just snap any of the track pieces together to create a customized speedway. The included Turbo RC race car has 6 built-in LED lights and features realistic sound effects. It’s great for kids ages 3 and up and is available at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Kroger and online.
Deal Alert! For just $20 + shipping, grab a double offer with a second RC car and additional track pieces, exclusively on their site.
Best Gifts of 2018 for the Family
The long-awaited sequel to Disney’s Incredibles has finally arrived! Follow your favorite superhero family as they dust off their costumes for another adventure. Grab your Incredibles 2 DVD & Blu-ray copy in stores now! Read our full review here.
Deal Alert! The Incredibles 2 Blu-ray will be on sale at Best Buy for just $17 Thursday-Sunday of this week. You can buy the DVD version for less than $10 on Amazon now!
Spinmaster’s Otrio Deluxe game puts a new twist on a classic game! This head-to-head strategy game includes a stunning game board made of solid wood and is similar to tic-tac-toe but with 3 ways to win! Find the regular version or GOtrio travel version in stores now and online.
For the DIY and Tech Lover:
Beautiful video slideshows, photo collages and more are just a click away with the 2019 Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements photo editing software. Create stunning photo creations, videos, and movies so that you can then quickly share your memories in print, DVDs, the web, and across your social media channels.
Deal Alert! Grab this bundled deal for $50 off here. Offer ends 11/27.
The Panasonic HomeHawk Wireless Home Monitoring System is the perfect solution for securing your front door at home or the office. Their wireless home monitoring system is not only a breeze to install, but their app offers a reliable way to keep track of security alerts – and even works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Read our full HomeHawk Review here.
Deal Alert! Find the 1, 2 and 3 camera systems for 30% off now!
Panasonic HomeHawk Front Door Camera for Package Theft Prevention, 2 Camera Kit, 172° Wide Angle Smart-Home Monitor, 100% Wire-Free, Color Night Vision, 2 Way Talk, HD Recording, (KX-HN7002W)
For the Ultimate Hostess:
Air Esscentials creates the ultimate scent experience for your home, office, and more! Did you know the sense of smell affects about 75% of our daily emotions and plays an important role in memory? Air Esscentials has more than 100 scents to set the perfect mood, as well as products like candles, sprays, reed diffusers, and more! Some of our personal favorites include Fresh Blue and Royal Palm. Check out the boy’s adorable scent test video here.
Deal Alert! Find select products at 25% off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
For the Coffee Fan:
Make cafe quality espresso coffee at home with this sleek Caprista machine by Espressotoria. Available in black and white, the Caprista is compact while packing the perfect caffeine punch! With the push of a button, Espressotoria’s innovative pod design and precision piercing technology produces café quality coffee right at home.
Deal Alert! Buy 6 pods, get a machine FREE ($99 value)! The deal runs now – December 17.
Add the compatible Milk Frother for less than $23 (on sale)!
Quality sleep is important for all family members, that’s why SensorPEDIC® created the iDEAL Comfort Gel Memory Foam Pillow for all types of sleepers. Engineered with iDEAL Comfort Technology®, the fabric incorporates state-of-the-art phase change materials that absorb or release heat, keeping your skin temperature in the optimal range for sleep. It also features iCOOL Technology System® for maximum breathability, the pressure-relieving gel-infused memory foam gives you the support you need while optimizing your sleeping temperature for lasting comfort.
Deal Alert! Grab this early Black Friday deal now and save 60% off – that’s less than $40 for this amazing pillow which includes a 5-year warranty!
Stay tuned – additional items will be added to this Best Gifts of 2018 list throughout the month of December, so add this page to your favorites!
Other My Boys and Their Toys Features:
Marisela Zuniga says
Great list!! My son would love the ninja turtle toys
Dana Rodriguez says
This is a great list of ideas. I have a few people left to buy for so thanks!
Tamra Phelps says
My youngest nephew loves The Ninja Turtles. He’d love that TMNT toy.
Janet W. says
What a bunch of great ideas!! My grandsons would enjoy the Magic Tracks!
Rachel b says
Thanks for such a great list of everything love those toys fingerlings
These are great gift ideas!