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Steel Saucer Sled • $19.99 (sale) • Northern Tool + Equipment

My 4-year-old was lucky enough to try out this gift on Christmas day with a fresh snowfall. It's solidly build (i.e. won't crack like plastic) but not too heavy for him to drag back up the hill. The ride was smooth and fast. It's also relatively flat making it a good option for storing in a closet if you're an apartment dweller.