Gifts For Older Kids & the Young At Heart

by Sami

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As the mom of teens, I’m always looking for gifts that are age-appropriate while still embracing the things they love from their youth. If you have someone in your life that’s a Superfan, especially when it comes to Star Wars & Marvel, pay attention to what I’m about to share.

Gifts for older kids and young at heart

I reached out to my expert friends at both the Toy Insider and Pop Insider to conjure up the hottest gift of the seasons for both older kids and those of us that are young at heart. And with everything we’ve experienced this year, who couldn’t use a little extra playtime this holiday season?

Watch my interview with Madeleine from this month’s episode of The Sami Cone Show and read all the way to the end to discover how you can win some of these items for yourself!


  • Features 40 Mandala Coloring Pages with beautiful geometric designs and 50 Signature Blend & Shade Colored Pencils in a Storage Tin.
  • Unwind and relax with this Mandala Coloring Set for adults, complete with a Mandala Coloring Book and 50 Signature Blend & Shade Colored Pencils in a Storage Tin. Put pop on geometric mandala coloring pages and other intricate mandala coloring pages—it’s a fun adult coloring activity to do for fun at home! Makes the perfect gift for adults and teens on holidays, birthdays, or any day!


  • Kids can climb in and travel through time with Marty in the DeLorean and experience his fantastic adventures firsthand!
  • Based on the 80s cult-film trilogy, Back to the Future, this set includes Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown in their 1985 outfits and Einstein the dog, as well as the legendary DeLorean DMC-12, equipped with a plutonium tank, flux capacitor, and dashboard time travel indicator.
  • Fold all four wheels by 90 degrees to switch to flight mode.


  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and creative kids will love building their own LEGO BrickHeadz versions of the Child and The Mandalorian (75317), recreating authentic details to create a cool display
  • The Mandalorian buildable LEGO figure has signature weapons – a blaster rifle clipped on the back and a blaster pistol in hand – to spark memories of thrilling Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes
  • Kids will love the Child building toy with adjustable ears for different expressions, and its hoverpram ‘floating’ on a transparent LEGO element. Both construction models have baseplates for display.
  • This 295-piece LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars building toy makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift, or anytime surprise for Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and LEGO builders.
  • The Mandalorian measures 3 inches tall and the Child and hoverpram building toy measures 3 inches high – they won’t take up too much space but are sure to make a big impression wherever they are displayed.


  • Kids can relive bounty-hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies!
  • This brick-built, armored transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, an escape pod, and more authentic details to inspire creative play.


  • OH WEM SHE (OMG), the best-selling game where players compete to guess the gibberish is now available for families!
  •  The first player to decode 10 Incohearent phrases wins the game.


  • Celebrate your favorite fandom with a number of Marvel-themed puzzles available from Aquarius.
  • Puzzles range from 500 to 1,000 pieces and feature Marvel heroes and villains. Captain Marvel, Captain America, Thanos, and Spider-Man all have their own puzzle, while other heroes and villains are in multiple collage options.


  • Say goodbye to boring desk lamps and hello to these *super* new lights from Toynk!
  • To start, there is a Spider-Man Streetlight LED Desk Lamp, which is styled to look like a street lamp, with the web-slinging hero hanging upside-down from his webbing. It stands 16 inches tall.
  • The second LED desk lamp is modeled after a repulsor glove from Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit. Powered by an included USB cable, the soft, glowing light shines from the palm and fingertips of the 14-inch glove. The design also features intentional weathering and damage.
  • Next, there is a mood light shaped like the iconic Marvel logo. The lightbox measures 17 inches long, and it features an LED light that shines through the white lettering in the logo.
  • Finally, the funkiest light of the four is a Spider-Man “Motion Lamp Mood Light,” which means it functions like a lava lamp, with illuminated blue “lava” flowing in a clear tube topped by a 3D Spider-Man head.


  • Each piece of this chess set features a bust of the Marvel character, with the traditional icon for the corresponding chess piece engraved into the base.
  • It comes with 32 full-color, custom sculpted chess pieces. Instead of black vs. white, this chess game is S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. HYDRA.
  • The logo for each organization serves as the pawns, while superheroes and supervillains stand-in for the other pieces.
  • On the S.H.I.E.L.D. side, Iron Man and Captain Marvel serve as King and Queen, while Thanos and Hela take the same positions for HYDRA. The other featured characters include Black Widow, Captian America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Hulk, Thor, Kingpin, Red Skull, Killmonger, Venom, Loki, and Ultron.


  • It’s hard to imagine a cozier sweater than this Avengers cardigan, complete with an Avengers logo pattern and chunky buttons. 
  • The sweater is made from a cotton and acrylic blend material that will help keep you cozy during those chilly winter months.

I can’t tell you how hard it was to keep everyone at the TV station from stealing these creative gifts (especially that Spiderman lamp!). With options for every budget, these are sure to make everyone smile.

If you’d like to win a selection of the gifts above for yourself, enter my giveaway below:

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