Tis the season to spend money -- cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-ching...
In our family, we give presents to the kids only, and even though you may think this saves us money, it doesn't! Kids' toys can get expensive, especially if you don't know what kids like or what's the latest toys out there. I have compiled our favorite toys of the year all in one place, and they're all under $20! There’s a little more than 30 gifts, but you get the idea. I have many more Holiday Gift Guides coming, and they will be categorized to make your holiday shopping a breeze! If you have questions on products, please feel free to comment and I’ll get back to you!
They are categorized by type for easy viewing, and they are all under $20 -- even better! Stay tuned for more gift guides that are easy to find, and will be easy on your wallet!
Twisty Pets by Spin Master are adorable and fun ways to craft! Kids will have so much crafting their own jewelry and then transforming the bracelet into a little pet! Imagine a balloon maker and how he or she twists and turns the balloons to create adorable balloon animals, you can do this with beads instead! Watching it done is mesmerizing, and the perfect craft item for your kiddo. Grab different varieties for $14.99 each, and each set comes with four Twisty babies, a jewelry box, and charms.
Crafts are great gifts for kids, because it keeps them busy and it teaches them useful tips on following instructions, plus they are so proud of themselves with the end results! The biggest craze now is anything slimey and squishy which is why anything from the Horizon Group USA product range is affordable, and necessary for your kiddo’s stocking or gift for the holiday! With titles like Ooz-o’s, Fizzygloop and Squish-O’s, your kids will love saying them as well as make them! Ooz-o’s are squishy balls that you create, then squeeze to pop and feel the gooey center! Fizzygloop is just that fizzy gloop! Create fizzing slime and watch your creation turn into SLIMYGLOOP! I feel like Willy Wonka is behind these fun names! Squoosh-Os are create your own stress balls with fun themes - relax in style, strengthen your wrists, and just let out the sillies with these cool sets! And they are all - drum roll please! $5 each! Grab them at Michaels, Walmart, 5 Below, Target, Walmart, and at Barnes and Noble.
Pai Technology has an amazing collection of tech for kids, and at wonderful price points, which is why I think Cube-Tastic is the gift to give for the holidays. Cube-Tastic is the perfect way for your little one to build concentration, focus, develop hand-eye coordination, and logic skills. Cube-Tastic looks like a Rubics cube, but you can scan the Cube-Tastic with the free app, and learn the correct way to solve the puzzle. Cube-Tastic is safe for all ages because it contains no small parts, and has safe round edges for baby to grab away from big bro or big sis! Priced right at just $19.99, and sometimes even less at Staples! I have even seen it sold as low at $5 at Barnes and Noble! You should shop around for this incredible toy.
Massive Monster Mayhem toys are sure to impress your monster fighting kiddo! If you're familiar with this American Gladiator style show that looks like 90's Power Rangers, then you know you what I'm talking about! Get the blow up helmet and huge blow up fists set for $14.99. Complete your gear with the mace for $9.99. Exclusive to Target, there is also the massive mega ball moon available at $49.99, which is pretty steep, hence why I suggested the first two options!
Roll and Play by ThinkFun! is the first game you should buy for your toddler! Connect with your kiddo with this game that is super easy, and easy to follow instructions. Express emotions, count objects, learn colors, and have the most fun for Family Game Night or use this amazing game as a great learning tool. Roll and Play is the best first game for the toddler in your life. You can purchase Roll and Play on Amazon for just under $20, which makes it the perfect gift and at a price just right.
Don't Step in It Unicorn Edition by Hasbro Gaming takes the original game and turns the poop into magical unicorn poop! Spin the spinner, and win the game by stepping in the least amount of beautiful, sparkly unicorn poop! Your unicorn obsessed kiddo will love this game, and so will you! For ages four and up and $19.99
A child’s first two years of life is so important when it comes to language that 100 Word books are necessary, but when you have a kiddo that literally eats through their books and you’ve gone through two 100 Word Books already it gets to be kind of expensive to support his book-eating habit. When I saw Learning Friends 100 Words Book by LeapFrog at The Toy Insider’s HoliDAY of Play event, I went ballistic. Not only does it talk, teach, sing, read, explain, and is bi-lingual (English and Spanish), the price point is fantastic. My son is one and loves to pretend to read already, and he loves this book so much. You don’t always have to keep it powered on, which is what I do, I let him hear the words in my voice, then I turn it on for him to explore. With options for reading, identification, songs and even animal sounds, this immersive 100 Words book will be sure to add plenty of new words and sounds to your toddler’s vocabulary. This is the perfect baby shower gift - the future of 100 Words books is right here! Grab it now for $17.99 for toddlers 18 months and up.
Collectible Dolls and Action Figures
If you are a fan of our YouTube channel, then you know that we have nothing but love for Jakks Pacific's line of Disney Pixar Incredibles 2 Toys. I think we have reviewed every single toy from that line with a few exceptions of fall 2018, but the season is young! Under $20, you can find stretchy Elastigirl's toys, vehicles, poseable action figures, and more - all ranging from pre-school to avid collector. Check out our channel to see what I'm talking about as we have posed, played, and showed every aspect of this amazing range of toys.
I am sure I will be adding more toys as we get closer to the holidays, but get started now! Many of these items will sell out. If you want to wait to start your shopping, start scouring the Black Friday Ad Leak sites to be the first to know on what's going on sale and when! Happy Shopping!