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This year’s best Christmas gifts for kids 6-12

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Still need a present for a child in your life? Check these unique ideas out!

There are just two weeks left ’til Christmas … is all your gift shopping done? If not and you’ve got elementary-aged children to still buy for, look no further. Here’s a list of terrific gift ideas for both boys and girls, most of which can be on your doorstep via Amazon Prime in no time. You’re welcome!

To build the brain and foster learning…

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Taking puzzles to another level, Ravensburger has come out with 3D puzzles of famous landmarks, like the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. They also have a cool 3D puzzle globe!

It’s hard to beat a Perplexes and there are various sizes and mazes now, but here’s the Perplexes Original to get you started.

Bring the world into your living room with the board game Ticket to Ride, a cross-country train adventure based on Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg’s claim to  fellow members of a London gentleman’s club that he could circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days. The objective of the game is to see who can travel by rail to the most cities in North America in just seven days. And there are also editions where you can travel through Europe, Asia, India, and Africa.

Is there a child out there who doesn’t get excited about Lego sets these days? Since anything related to Star Wars is the top of many wish lists this year, here’s the Star Scavenger and a smaller X-Wing Fighter to choose from.

And how about a board game that builds the brain and teaches cooperation? Forbidden Island, a game for 2-4 and recommended for ages 10 and up, was awarded the Mensa Brainy Toy for kids winner in 2010.

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