This iconic Radio Flyer wagon is 40 percent off at Amazon — and it'll roll in by Christmas

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Radio Flayer Classic Red Wagon
This sturdy red wagon can hold lots of toys, a bevy of gardening tools or a couple of little kids! (Photo: Radio Flyer)

It's not easy nowadays to pick a gift that kids will love as much as their parents do. Low-tech toys that spark creativity and imaginative play are the answer. And nothing fits the bill like Radio Flyer’s iconic red wagon.

This item is a classic for a reason. It's well constructed, super-fun, undeniably beautiful and big enough to make a splash on Christmas morning. Kids can ride inside — the steel body is still built with no seams, so it's smooth and comfortable — or cart around dolls, trucks, empty cardboard boxes, or anything else they find intriguing. Adults who garden also love this wagon, which can hold up to 150 pounds of cargo.

Normally this piece of Americana would run you $100, but right now it’s only $59 at Amazon; that's 41 percent off. If you order with Amazon Prime, you're guaranteed to get your wagon by Christmas! This’ll be a great way for Santa to carry all his presents to your tree, hint hint.

Don't have Amazon Prime? Well, you can sign up here for a free month-long trial that will get you through the holidays and then some, with free two-day shipping on this item and many others. There are lots of additional benefits, like access to great streaming shows and special members-only deals.

$59 $100 at Amazon

Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon
It's just the way you remember it, only with a better turning radius. (Photo: Radio Flyer)

More than 2,000 five-star reviewers on Amazon rave about this smart, solid purchase. One customer says: "The two toddlers I bought it for never stopped squealing with laughter.... Their parents, who never had a wagon, enjoyed it just as much as the kids. Really, who can resist climbing in to give it a try? It's the perfect toy when you need a gift for two children close in age because it's best operated with a pal to push, pull and ride with you."

Another shopper agrees: "I ordered the classic red wagon for my two-year-old grandson, and I wasn't disappointed. Assembly is required, but my son-in-law had the wagon put together in an hour. The wagon is sturdy, steers and turns easily, and the construction is sturdy and well-made. My grandson loves the wagon and gets into it himself and announces, 'Ride!' I can see that this wagon will last many years."

But you don't have to be a kid to appreciate this classic wagon. Many shoppers report using theirs for yard work or to gardening. Says one, "We have had almost 100 lbs. of weight in it already, and it performed well and needed very little effort to handle. We are anticipating many years of good use from it."

And this shopper attests to the versatility of the Radio Flyer: "The wagon is the perfect size for easy hauling of garden and watering equipment, unloading groceries & getting into the house in one trip or maybe two. Even helps get all the laundry to the wash room easily, and makes filling all the bird feeders simple. Just load up the different seeds and make the circuit." Ultimately she says, "This senior lady loves the classic red wagon both for the memories and the practical applications that make my life easier." Sweet, sincere, and relatable. Surely there's someone in your life who would love this wagon; maybe it's you. Catch it on sale while you can.

$59 $100 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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