12 awesome gifts for kids this holiday season

The holidays are a magical time of year for kids. That’s why we expanded our guide this year with a special category just for them!

Meet Cubcoats! The 2-in-1 stuffed animal transforms into a soft hoodie. This one-of-a-kind product fosters imagination in children and makes a parent’s life a little less cluttered. Because the best coat is the coat you can cuddle.
$40 | https://cubcoats.com

This interactive plush cub by WowWee is the perfect companion for daytime play or sleepy time snuggles. It's like having a real baby animal to take care of and love. The Alive Cub reacts with baby animal sounds and blinking eyes and moving lips when you stroke his head or give him hugs. 
$35 | https://www.walmart.com/ip/WowWee-Alive-White-Tiger-Cub-Plush-Robotic-Toy-in-White-Black/10086706  

There's no denying kids love the iconic "hot dog" song. Now listen to Mickey Mouse sing and dance with the new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Hot Diggity Dancing Mickey. This toy features 5 interactive sequences to keep kids laughing and dancing. Then, give Mickey a high five a fter he wiggles, spins and takes a bow.
$40 | https://amzn.to/2CTzDHZ

These abandoned pets could use your help. The Scruff-a-Luv arrives a bit sad with matted fur. But once you bathe them, dry them, brush them and love them, you'll discover what kind of pet they really are! Who will you rescue? A pink puppy, kitten or bunny? And for parents, by adopting a Scruff-a-Luv, you help donate to the ASPCA to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the country.
$20 | https://amzn.to/2NQB0bs

Based on the YouTube sensation with more than 400 million views, now you can have your own sunny bunny. These fluffy 3-inch balls of light are perfect for little hands!
$25 | https://amzn.to/2Cs58YH

Hailed from the best-selling chapter book and major motion picture” Wonder,” the message is simple.  “Choose kindness” above all. We’re Al Wonders taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. Wonder is the unforgettable story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. It’s the perfect way for families to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.
$23 | https://www.yottoy.com/collections/were-all-wonders

No nurturing here. Poke, shake, tilt and roll them. Grumblies are short-tempered and mischievous. The more you mess with them, the angrier they become. Try to get them to full meltdown mode! With more than 40 different reactions and custom sounds, each Grumblie has his own personality sounds and design.
$20 | https://amzn.to/2S0lKw4

Pomsies will tell you when they feel tired, cold or hungry with adorable light up eyes, purring and cute sounds. Only you can give them what they need. Pet them, hug them, love them… these wearable pom-pom pets can go anywhere. 
$14 | https://amzn.to/2NQBIWa

This is light years from an old refrigerator box. Give kids an entire galaxy to explore with this foldable play set. It assembles in minutes without any special tools and is 100-percent recyclable. And, take your little astronauts' imagination to the next level when they customize it with markers.
$100 | https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/space-odyssey-playhouse

This smart bath toy has a touch of magic. Turn your kid into a rain maker. Fill the Plui Rain Cloud with water, let it rain and then stop the flow with a touch of a finger to the top hole.
$13 | https://amzn.to/2CRCZv6

Glove a bubbles makes playing with bubbles 100 times easier. Just put on your glove, dip it in the solution, and wave your hands to create hundreds of bubble.
$3.50 | https://www.amazon.com/Glove-Bubbles-Pack-Elephant-Alligator/dp/B077H6RGWQ

Create and build incredible sandcastles anywhere with Kinetic sand. It’s amazing how it feels like wet beach sand but it’s dry. This sand flows through your hands without sticking. It’s easy to shape and mold... and never dries out.
$20 | https://amzn.to/2yt4d7E

MORE: Steve Noviello's Holiday Gift Guide