Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Fan Favorites

Parents' top picks for the best movies, books, TV shows, and games from the last 15 years.

These age-based gifts are packed with positive messages for kids. Plus, every purchase supports Common Sense and our library of independent reviews, ratings, and advice.

Best Movies

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

Winner
"Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments."
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The Incredibles

The Incredibles

1st runner-up
"Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family."
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Frozen

Frozen

2nd runner-up
"Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood."
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Best TV Shows

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Winner
"Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans."
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The Office

The Office

1st runner-up
"Workplace spoof is hilarious but filled with mature humor."
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Planet Earth

Planet Earth

2nd runner-up
"Stunning high-def series spotlights world wonders."
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Best Books

Wonder

Wonder

Winner
"Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play."
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

1st runner-up
"Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons."
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

2nd runner-up
"Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories."
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Best Games

Minecraft

Minecraft

Winner
"Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity."
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Wii Sports

Wii Sports

1st runner-up
"Inclusive sports played a new way -- fun for all!"
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Fortnite

Fortnite

2nd runner-up
"Battle it out or use strategy in fantastic action game."
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