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The holiday season is almost here! Check out our list of the top toys of the year that will help you stay on budget too!
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Gift giving can be so much fun. I love watching the kids in my life unwrap a present that I know they will enjoy, but let’s be real – gift giving can also be expensive! I’ve searched the internet for the best holiday gifts under $50 because it is possible to give awesome gifts but stay on budget too.
Whether your looking for Christmas gifts, Hanukkah gifts, or Kwanzaa gifts, we’ve got some of the best gift ideas for kids of all ages. These are all items hand-picked by me, a mom of three boys.
This holiday gift guide is for parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and anyone looking for a great gift for the kiddo in their life. From the perfect stocking stuffers to unique gifts they will love, let’s make this the best Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Holiday season ever!
#1 Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa Doll Price $33.40
Create the perfect duet with Elsa! The magical microphone can recognize who’s singing so you and Elsa can Sing-A-Long together! First, place the microphone near Elsa’s mouth to hear her sing the FULL LENGTH award winning song “Let it Go,” then start singing your favorite part with the Mic and have Elsa pick up where you leave off! Pass the microphone back and forth to create the perfect duet and watch Elsa’s necklace and dress light up as you Sing-A-Long to create a magical winter wonderland. Elsa is dressed in her iconic Snow Queen dress. Includes: Toddler Doll, Real Working Microphone, Shoes, Batteries.
#2 Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Price $48.74 (List $59.99)
The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven brings the fun and excitement of Girl Scout Cookie season to playtime! For the first time ever, young bakers can enjoy the hands-on fun of baking cookies inspired by their favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors! The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven isn’t just a real working oven – It’s quite possibly the best kid’s oven in the marketplace! With the Girl Scouts Cookie Oven, kids will learn how to mix, measure and bake their favorite Girl Scout Cookie inspired treats. The oven comes complete with baking pan, spatula, measuring tool, and a Thin Mints starter mix to bake cookies that remind you of the real thing! CAUTION – ELECTRIC TOY: This toy has a heating element which can result in burns. Not recommendedfor children under 8 years of age. As with all electric products, precautions should be observed during handling and use to prevent electric shock.
#3 Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack – Wii U Price: $49.99 (List $74.99)
Skylands is in peril! Kaos has unleashed his most evil weapon yet – the Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction. With all of Skylands on the verge of collapse, a special team called the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles. Now you and the SuperChargers must embark on epic adventures over land, under sea, and through the sky to stop Kaos and save Skylands!
#4 TOMY Jumbo Jamboree Price $29.26 (List $32.99)
Jumbo Jamboree is ready for fun, music and lively play time! Push him along and he becomes a one-man-band that plays five instruments all at the same time. Separate the instrument pieces that make up his body to play each one by itself. Remove his nose to toot a little tune with the saxophone, or shake his ears to create a gentle melody with jingle bells. Pull out the top handle for a drum, harmonica and xylophone. When it’s time to put Jumbo Jamboree back together again, just match his colors into the correct sections, pop on his ears and nose and he’s all ready to roll along once again.
#5 Minions Kevin Banana Eating Action Figure Price $32.97 (List $44.99)
#6 Disney Descendants Signature Lonnie Auradon Prep Doll Price $15.99 (List $19.99)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
#7 Kids First Aircraft Engineer Kit Price $40.79 (List $44.99)
Read the amusing story of two inquisitive kids and build simple models of the aircraft they discover on their hilarious family vacation. Along this roundabout trip, the kids build various flying machines to help the people they encounter solve problems and complete tasks. As you follow the story, you can build models of the 10 vehicles in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together. The kids start out by building a passenger jet to bring their family to a tropical island. After they arrive, they construct a helicopter to help some scientists studying sea turtles reach a remote island, and then a seaplane to bring them back. As they continue along their trip, they also build a biplane, space shuttle, prop plane, hang glider, supersonic jet, and other airplanes to help their friends out. From each humorous segment of their silly adventure, the kids learn something new and collect a funny souvenir. This 71-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated storybook provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts to preschool-age kids. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM related skills and comprehension. This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills.
#8 EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS DESIGN & DRILL BRIGHTWORKS Price $29.99 (List $39.99)
Kicking it up a notch, the award-winning and best-selling Design & Drill extends our line with a BrightWorks. See your personal designs light up in the ark. This play set allows your little designer to use the power drill to create cool designs with color and light. The set includes a lighted black activity board, 80 bolts in translucent colors and black, and a power drill. Ages 3+.
#9 GoldieBlox Craft-struction Box Price $39.99
Grab a box of endless possibilities! Build and craft all kinds of fun toys that do amazing things; a Spring Car that really zooms. An Extend-o-Flower that’s built to “bloom.” A Leap Bot that, well, LEAPS! Includes GoldieBlox pieces that are compatible with all other GoldieBlox toys, as well as special craft items like pipe cleaners, string, and pretty papers. Add in DIY items from around the house to extend the play even more. Get ready for a new experience every time you open your Craft-struction Box!
#10 Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone Price $49.95 (List $69.95)
What is Makey Makey? Turn the whole world into a keyboard. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners or Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. How Does it Work? Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey. For example, you and a banana (or an ice cube, or a kitty cat). When you touch the banana, the computer just thinks a keyboard key is being pressed, so you can type a letter, jump in a video game, take a picture, or play some music. Who is Makey Makey For? Kids, Artists, Educators, Engineers, Inventors, Makers. Really it is for everyone.
#11 Elmer’s Celebration Slime Kit Price $25.00
Kids LOVE making slime! This kit comes with everything you need to make tons of glitter slime all in one easy set.
#12 Kinetic Sand Mermaid Palace Playset Price $32.85
This play set comes with kinetic sand in fun colors plus fun mermaid themed sand molds and tools. All the fun of a day at the beach any time you want!
#13 National Geographic Mega Gemstone Dig Kit Price $24.99
#14 Treasure x Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Battle of The Ender Dragon Price $29.99
Minecraft is one of those games that just keeps getting more and more popular with kids as the years go on. My kids still love to play Minecraft, and this building set includes all of the characters they love. Who wouldn’t want to build an ender dragon?
#15 Bluey Heeler Family Plush Set Price $39.99
Do you have a little one that loves Bluey? This tv show has stolen the hearts of so many kids. (and their parents too!) This set includes a lot of bang for your gift-giving buck – all four members of Bluey’s family in super soft plushie form. The Bluey fan in your life will love these!
#16 Hot Wheels Marvel Vehicle 5 Pack, Price $22.99
Hot Wheels teamed up with Marvel to create 5 cool toy cars themed after Marvel characters – including Captain America, Black Panther, and more.
#17 What The Fluff? Purr ‘n’ Fluff Surprise Reveal Interactive Toy Pet Price $34.97
Any kid with love this interactive cutie with over 100 sounds and reactions. This toy pet can make sounds, play games, and can even do somersaults!
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