With just a little over two months until Christmas, it’s time to start shopping. Are you team get Christmas shopping early or team last minute? I do a mix of both. Not by choice, though. My oldest and my husband tend to give me their lists late. But shopping early has its perks – no dealing with crowds or the risk of your favorite items being sold out. So, I’m starting my Christmas gift guides with this fantastic roundup of Christmas gift ideas under $20 for kids. From sensory toys to travel-friendly playthings, I’ve got you covered.
1. BIZYBOO – Hide-N-Seek Busy Bags
Welcome to the world of BIZYBOO! Your little one’s mission is to use their observation and problem-solving skills to find the objects hidden within each character. Children simply prod and push the beads around searching for each of the hidden objects shown on the included card. This sensory toy provides hours of fun while helping to develop fine motor skills and problem-solving abilities and improving concentration. With 12 adorable characters to collect and 200 hidden objects to find, BIZYBOO is perfect for rainy days, car trips, or any time you want to entertain your child. Plus, it’s budget-friendly at just $8.97 at Walmart. You can also grab a 2-pack for $19.99 on Amazon. Suitable for ages 3+.
2. Squinkies – The Original Squishy Collectibles
Squishy micro collectibles first took the toy world by storm in 2010. Today’s kids can unbox the original unboxing toy with new Squinkies Originals playsets and collector packs. These cute squishy toys are not just fun to squish but can also be used as pencil or pen toppers. With 12 squishies included in each pack and 24 different characters to collect, your little one will have a blast. Squinkies are recommended for children aged 5 and up and cost just $14.99 on Amazon.
3. Air Hogs Zero Gravity Sprint
If you’re looking for some high-flying fun, the Air Hogs Zero Gravity Sprint is an excellent choice. Using Wall Climber Technology, this remote-controlled car can drive across any smooth surface, including walls, floors, and even ceilings. Your kids can send it racing across the room using the rechargeable remote control, and with multi-direction control, they can make it spin and turn sharp corners. Suitable for kids aged 4 and up, you can find it for $19.99 on Amazon.
4. Disney Princess Core Fashion Dolls Assortment
Is your child a Disney fan? These core fashion dolls feature everyone’s favorite Disney princesses, including Ariel, Rapunzel, Aurora, Pocahontas, Cinderella, and more. Each doll has rooted hair, a glitter molded top, and a removable sparkling skirt with a unique storytelling print. Ideal for kids aged 3 and up, these dolls are available on Amazon for just $10.99.
These adorable baby monkeys react to your child’s touch. When they’re on your child’s finger, their hearts beat just for their owner. Off your finger, they love to monkey around and have new poseable tails for more ways to play and display. Each of the 4 new characters now has soft, flocked hair, a unique personality, and 70+ sounds and reactions that bring them to life. Suitable for kids aged 4 and up, Fingerlings are available on Amazon for $14.99 and Walmart.
Googames are handheld, sensory water games that kids can squish and squeeze to play. These pocket-friendly water games allow kids to control the water flow and feature soft, tactile buttons. They come with removable challenge cards offering three levels of difficulty – easy, medium, and hard. Suitable for ages 3 and up, Googames costs $9.99 and will be available on Amazon.
7. LEGO Classic Creative Neon Fun
LEGO fans will adore the Creative Neon Fun set, which includes 333 neon-colored bricks in various sizes, including 18 bricks with expressive eyes. Kids can build a pineapple, highlighter pen, car, alien, roller skates, and more. This set encourages free-building fun and is suitable for kids aged 5 and up. You can find it on Amazon and Walmart for $19.99.
8. MGA’S Miniverse Make It Mini Lifestyle
MGA’s Miniverse, Make It Mini Lifestyle is the only mini lifestyle collectible that kids can make and display. With over 100+ unique Make It Mini lifestyle materials, packages, and accessories to collect and create a mini lifestyle, this set is perfect for kids aged 8 and up. You can find it at your favorite toy store for $9.99 like Walmart or on Amazon
9. Mr. Bendy
Mr. Bendy is a game of bending, decorating, posing, and guessing. It encourages spatial reasoning, creativity, communication skills, and more. Suitable for kids aged 8 and up, this game is available on Amazon for $19.95.
10. Sketch Pals Forest Friends Collection
Meet three new Forest Friends characters: Felix the Fox, Morris the Moose, and Izzy the Owl! Inspired by current trends in family travel, these clippable and collectible doodle buddies featuring LCD technology are up for adventure. Suitable for kids aged 4 and up, Sketch Pals cost $19.99 and are available on Amazon.
11. Style BAE
Style BAE dolls and accessory sets offer a unique, fresh play experience. Each doll comes with a closet full of seven super-trendy outfits that couldn’t be easier to change, especially for young fashionistas! Kids can mix and match tops, bottoms, and shoes made from reusable cling stickers to create over 850 looks. To build their closet, kids can collect all four Bae dolls: “Y2K Gurl” Dylan, “K-Pop Princess” Kiki, “Pop Punk Star” Kenzie, and “Streetwear Queen” Harper. These dolls are sized at 10 inches tall and cost $19.99. You can find them on Amazon and Walmart.
12. Yume Official Disney 100 Surprise Capsules
Enter the magical world of Disney with YuMe’s Disney 100 Surprise Capsules featuring Disney characters, from classic animations to recent theatrical releases. Each set comes with magical clues, scene cards, a character figure, a sidekick, and an accessory. Series 1 has 14 characters, including two rare chase characters. These surprise capsules are perfect for kids aged 3 and up and cost $12.99. You can find them on Amazon.
Now, with these fantastic gift ideas for kids under $20, you can get a head start on your Christmas shopping and avoid the holiday rush. Happy gifting!
13. Priorities Game – A Hilarious Co-op Challenge
Explore extreme honesty with Priorities, a cooperative party game! Rank everyday items from love to loathe. Can your friends predict your choices? It’s players versus the game in a race to spell Priorities. Perfect for family game night, it’s quick, easy to learn, and endless fun. Age: 14+, Cost: $20 on Target and Amazon.
14. Snoozimals 20″ Axolotl Plush – Your Cuddly Companion
Meet Snoozimals Axolotl Plush, standing 20 inches tall and made from super soft, huggable fabric. This adorable creature is your ideal bedtime or travel companion. Collect other Snoozimals friends like Corgi, Kitty, Turtle, and more. Perfect for ages 3 and up, get your Snoozimals Axolotl Plush for $20 at Target, Amazon, and Walmart.
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