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The Most Epic Gift Ideas for Kids Under $10

Inside: These gift ideas for kids won’t break the bank! This list is totally KID APPROVED! Plus ideas are gifts under $10.

Are you ready for the list of the most epic Christmas gift ideas for kids under $10? Made with love by kids!

Too many times, we fall into the trap that it isn’t really a gift unless you paid a hefty price for it. However, that doesn’t have to be the case.

These are the best kids gifts under $10!!

For my daughter’s birthday, she wanted a CD player (my old CD player finally bit the dust after MANY years). I looked online and couldn’t justify spending $50 for a CD player. So, I jumped on Nextdoor and asked if anyone had one sitting around. I ended up with 5 different people saying they would love to give me their CD player. A Buy Nothing FB group is another place to check.

My lesson learned.

Epic gift ideas for kids don’t have to cost a fortune!

This is true for any holiday.

Cheap Gifts for Kids

In actuality, they can be reasonably priced gifts for kids under 10. That way you can stick to your Christmas budget.

And these gift ideas for kids are perfect for any occasion! Birthdays, Easter, back to school, stocking stuffers, or stocking your gift closet. Use this holiday gift guide for all of your shopping!

Now, that it is finally snowing around here (over 12 inches so far) and Christmas is just a month away, I wanted to give you the best Christmas gift ideas for kids that are under $10.

Don’t worry… these gift ideas won’t break the bank! And even better…some are non-toy ideas!

No video games on this list. Think brain thinking and body moving gift ideas.

Oh, this list is totally KID APPROVED! Made with love by kids!

Which gifts for kids under 10 will be delivered to their doorstep? These cheap gifts for kids are perfect for any budget and won’t break the bank!

So, what is a good gift under $10?

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids. Everything is under $10. Find the best gift for boys and girls. Perfect to stay under your Christmas budget. The perfect small present doesn't have to be cheap things. Find DIY non toy Christmas gifts for kids. You will find unique non toy gifts on this list. Either homemade or easy to make or just buy online. Click here for this Christmas gifts kids guide. Made by kids for kids.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids Under $10

Oh, this list is totally KID APPROVED!

Made with love by kids!

1. Barbie

Barbie Dreamtopia Doll
$11.99 $10.99

Move over Elsa and Anna from Frozen!

Barbiecore is the hottest trend this season! Make sure your kids are geared up.

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2. Pop It Fidget Toys

Christmas Pop Bubble Fidget Sensory Toys

These are the hottest toys for kids! Most teachers will even let their students fidget with these toys.

Plus they are super cool to trade and borrow from their friends.

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3. Fidget Dodecagon for Children and Adults

Fidget Dodecagon –12-Side Fidget Toy Cube
$10.59 $7.99

If you haven't gotten the memo, fidget toys are the rage with elementary-aged kids!

They cannot get enough of them. Plus make sure you have enough to trade with friends!

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4. Bead Bracelet Making Sets

Bead Bracelet Making Sets
$12.99 $9.97

Make one-of-a-kind designs!

Mix and match the jewelry cords and beading strings to create knotted and beaded creations!

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03/01/2024 01:54 am GMT

5. Beyblades

BEYBLADE Burst Rise Hypersphere Battle Hunters 3-Pack
$27.99 $16.98

One of the hottest toys for boys age 6-12! Don't forget to get one of the Drop Battle Set Stadiums for epic times!

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6. Garden Kits for Kids

Plant and Decorate Your Own Flower Garden Kit

Fun way for kids to learn about how to grow their own food. Plus they love digging in the dirt!

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7. Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand, The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand

Kinetic Sand sticks to itself & not to kids so it can be easily cleaned up & stored!

Brilliant and fun! Perfect for ages 3 and up.

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8. Cube Fidget Toy

Infinity Cube Sensory Fidget Toy

A great way to release stress and anxiety from school and work. Keep your hands and minds busy.

My teen still loves his Infinity Cube!

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03/01/2024 02:32 am GMT

9. Rainbow Scratch Paper Art

pigipigi Scratch Paper Art for Kids
$23.99 $9.59

These are hugely popular for all ages!

Plus they make great travel essentials for kids.

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10. Science Kits

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Experiment Kit

Let the imagination happen! These science sets will help kids understand how the world works and have fun doing it!

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STEM Toy Rock Science Kit
$13.99 $12.99

Perfect for the budding geologist!

These kits are great to reinforce learning happening in school.

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11. Brain Teasing Puzzles

Educational Insights Kanoodle 3D Brain Teaser Puzzle Game
$13.99 $9.97

PERFECT FOR ALL AGES from puzzle-loving, visual learning kids to puzzle-master adults.

Great stocking stuffer for boys and girls.

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12. Kid’s Cooking Aprons

Kid Apron Adjustable Strap with 2 Pocket

What kid doesn't want to be on Kid's Baking Championship!?!? Get them started today!

Also, great for painting and other crafts!

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07/09/2024 09:09 am GMT

13. Playing Cards

Bicycle Standard Rider Back Playing Cards
$7.99 $5.39

Teach some of the classic card games for hours of fun! Create family memories.

Go Fish anyone?

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07/09/2024 09:53 am GMT
Skip-bo Mattel Games
$14.32 $8.70

Skip-Bo is a timeless card game and a family favorite from the creators of UNO!

Players use skill and strategy to create sequential stacks of cards. LOVE THIS GAME!

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14. Fun Socks

Cookie Time - Funny Socks Novelty Gift
$11.99 $9.99

Long and unique socks are trendy for girls and boys. Get the cool gift they will love!

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Lavley If You Can Read This Bring Me Socks
$11.99 $9.99

Boys want bacon. Anyway, make sure you pick up this pizza blanket as a combo gift.

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The Most Wanted Christmas Movie Socks

Even if you are shopping for kids, you know your mom or grandma or even yourself, want these!

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15. Hair Chalk

Hair Chalk Comb Temporary Hair Color Dye for Girls
$8.98 ($1.50 / Count)

Let her hair as vibrant as her personality! Glide on temporary color and add strands of shimmering beads to do up her do! 

These are improved over the old messy chalk!

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16. Monkey Noodle

IMPRESA 5-Pack Glitter Original Monkey Noodle Stretchy String Fidget/Sensory Toys

Stretch, pull, twirl, wrap and squeeze them - then watch them bounce back to their original frozen shape!

Time to stretch from 10 Inches to 8 Feet!

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17. Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels 5-Car Pack
$6.25 $5.69

Time to rev the engines for a time trial. Which one is the fastest?

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18. Binoculars

Scotamalone Kids Binoculars

I spy. Do you spy?

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19. Swim and Beach Toys

SwimWays Disney Finding Dory Mr. Ray's Dive and Catch Game

Just because it is cold now doesn't mean summer won't be here soon! Plus you can head to an indoor swimming pool.

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Training Diving Swim Toys

These are my kid's favorite swim toys! Hours and hours of fun!

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20. Skins & Decals

Bekayshad Stickers for Water Bottles, 100 Pack

Extra Durable 100% Vinyl Trendy Stickers! Perfect for Water bottles, Laptops, Phones, Travel, and Rooms! Plus Waterproof!

Definitely will impress!

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Motivational Stickers for Water Bottles, Laptops, and More!
$6.99 ($0.05 / Count)

Great way to start motivating yourself to success with these millionaire quotes!

These are some of the hottest items with teens and teachers!

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21. Travel Games

Hasbro Clue Travel Card Game

Card games don't have to be for road trips and airplanes!

Perfect when you are stuck in traffic!

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Best of Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game

Another classic - guaranteed to bring hours of fun!

Our kids like to play mad libs in the car!

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22. Modeling Clay

Cra-Z-Art Modeling Clay
$3.72 ($0.21 / Ounce)

This air dry clay is so flexible, malleable, and colorful that it can easily attract children's interests and create anything in their imagination.

Even better... it never dries out!

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23. Sidewalk Chalk

Crayola Ultimate Washable Chalk Collection (64 ct)

You doesn't love sidewalk chalk? Perfect for every age and ability!

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02/18/2024 09:12 pm GMT

24. Puzzles

Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
$15.99 $9.49

Another great gift idea for hours of fun and learning! Plus it is great for your memory.

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25. Magic Tricks

Magic Makers Mystery Trick Pen Through Dollar Effect Prop

Do you have a little wannabe magician in your house? Great way to start learning magic tricks for any imagination!

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02/18/2024 09:22 pm GMT

26. Sticky Silly Hands

Glitter Sticky Hands

Keeps kids entertained for hours, they will love tossing & flinging them so that they stick to the ceiling, walls,

Windows, tables & virtually any surface.

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26. Slinky

The Original Slinky

Since 1943, the Slinky has rocked gifts given. Stretches like an accordion, bounces and walks down steps.

Bring back your inner child!

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27. LED Gloves

Finger Light Up LED Glove

This takes glow sticks to a whole new level!

Your kids will be the coolest and most well light on the block.

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28. Lightsabers

STAR WARS Lightsaber Squad Boba Fett

Grab your lightsabers and let kids train to perform lightsaber moves like their favorite Star Wars characters.

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29. kid Size Blankets

Personalized Blankets for Kids with Names

Perfect for cuddling on a cold day! Who doesn't love their blankets?

Make sure you plan extra shipping time if you want to personalize this name blanket!

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02/18/2024 10:12 pm GMT

30. Snowman Kit

Christmas Snowman Decorating Making Kit for Outdoor Fun
$20.99 $17.99

Make your snowman come to life with this snowman kit! It is a must for everyone who gets enough snow.

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02/18/2024 10:07 pm GMT

31. Satin Pillowcases

Bedsure Satin Pillowcase
$9.99 ($5.00 / Count)

My kids say they sleep better on their satin pillowcases. Either way they love them!

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32. L.O.L. Surprise!

L.O.L. Surprise! Lil Sisters- with Collectible Lil Sister Doll

Collect one or all of them! Very popular gift idea!

Great for girls over 4 years old.

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33. Brain Teasers

Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love

Can you crack the puzzle? These brain games are fun for all!

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Shape Pattern Block Tangram Brain Teaser

Find the perfect challenge with one of these brain teaser puzzles.

Endless possibilities for kids, not only limited to the instructions but also try to figure out more solutions to make fantastic works of art.

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03/01/2024 03:45 am GMT

33. Scratch Notes

Rainbow Scratch Mini Art Notes
$19.99 $8.99

Fun way to jot down notes, etch doodles, and create cool illustrations and designs.

Who says these are only for kids?

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34. Playground Balls

Champion Sports Rhino Playground Balls 8.5"D

A kid and a ball! That is all they need to get plenty of exercise and get their energy out!

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35. Wiffle Ball & Bat Set

Plastic Baseball Bat & Wiffle Balls

No more broken windows! Perfect for the aspiring baseball or softball player.

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36. Kite

Rainbow Arch 27" Diamond Kite
$10.99 $10.11

Get out into nature and go fly a kite!

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37. Journals

feela 3 Pack Pocket Notebook Journals with Pen Holder and 3 Black Pens

Let them have their creative outlet. They are able to write down experiences, thoughts, and future goals and desires.

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02/18/2024 11:07 pm GMT
The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness

This is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys.

Exactly what kids need today!

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38. Indoor Basketball Hoop

Mini Basketball Hoop

Bring the outdoors indoors with this back of the door basketball hoop!

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02/18/2024 11:17 pm GMT

39. Foam Airplanes

Toy Foam Airplanes for Kids
$12.53 $9.39

Best outdoor gift for plane lover! These cool glider planes for kids provide hours of fun!

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02/18/2024 11:12 pm GMT

40. Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies for Kids by Playco

Think landlines for kids.

It is perfect for kids to talk to their best friend next door or a couple of miles away.

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02/18/2024 11:22 pm GMT

41. Joke Books

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids

My lesson learned..the joke may be on you.

But, man, do kids love to tell jokes!

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42. Workbooks and Learning Activities

Beginning Traditional Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids

Perfect since many schools do not teach cursive handwriting anymore.

Yet, our kids need to learn how to sign their names.

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Preschool Big Fun Workbook (Highlights™ Big Fun Activity Workbooks)
$12.99 $6.79

Find one perfect for your child and their learning abilities! They love them!

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Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 3 & 4
$12.99 $6.79

While kids may not love these, they need the extra work.

This is the series we found to be the most engaging!

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43. Coloring sets

Crayola Color Wonder Alpha Pets

These mess free marker inks do not show up on skin, clothing, or walls.

Colors magically appear on specially formulated Color Wonder paper.

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149-Pack Art Kits for Drawing and Painting

With a wide range of art supplies, including watercolors, pencils, paints, crayons, and accessories, this 149 pieces art set provides endless hours of creative fun and exploration. 

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Soucolor 72-Color Colored Pencils
$19.99 $11.99

Beautiful colors!

Plus a convenient tube to store and keep the color all visible, without any trouble finding the color you are looking for. That is priceless to me!

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02/19/2024 06:17 am GMT

44. Bath Toys

Cute Swimming Turtle Bath Toys, 3 Pack

It will bring your child a perfect bath and make your child interested in swimming.

This product is a set with three different color turtle bath toys.

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Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
$9.99 ($1.25 / Count)

SWCANDY only uses high quality pure essential oils and natural flavors, which brings all the benefits of natural aromatherapy.

Perfect for pre-teens or teens!

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45. Mini Lego Sets

LEGO Marvel Shuri's Lab, 76212

The LEGO Marvel Shuri's Lab Set offers lots of fun activities for young kids Ages 4+ with a buildable lab and 2 Black Panther Minifigures.

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LEGO Friends Pony-Washing Stable, 41696
$15.58 $13.65

This farm animal toy set features a horse stable with a shower and rotating stand, plus a toy pony that kids can role-play washing and grooming.

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46. Pop Tubes

BUNMO Pop Tubes Large 4pk

Stimulate your child’s imagination and explore endless creative ways to play with these Pop Tubes!

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47. Writing Tablets

Hockvill LCD Writing Tablet for Kids

This popular drawing pad is the most wished for item.

The LCD doodle board is a creative education and learning toy, perfect support for drawing and writing.

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48. Collectible Bobbleheads

Funko Pop! Marvel: What If? Zombie Iron Man Collectible Vinyl Bobblehead
$12.99 $8.48

In the endless possibilities, venture to wonder and explore with Marvels What If ? animated series

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49. Terrarium

Kids Mini Garden: Mermaid Terrarium

Use the quick-growing seeds and under-the-sea decorations to bring your mermaid terrarium kit to life.

Adults love terrariums as small gift ideas, too!

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50. Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Books open the mind to many opportunities. Learning made easy. Perfect for every age!

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An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Everyone loves these books from Mo Willems, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator!

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Forge Your Dragon World: A Wings of Fire Creative Guide (Wings of Fire Graphix)
$12.99 $9.32

These sets are hugely popular with the 9-12 year old age group!

You may want to collect them all.

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02/19/2024 12:03 am GMT

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids Under $20

These items below were on my kid’s original list of amazing gifts for kids under $10.

However, due to inflation, prices have gone up. But, they are still great gifts and I didn’t want to delete them.

So, your money-saving trick is to add them to your wishlist and then Amazon will notify you of a lightning deal. Then, you may be able to strike under $10!

1. Magnetic Putty Slime

Crazy Aarons Super Scarab Thinking Putty®

Give the coolest gift this year! Plus it is a great stress reliever.

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02/18/2024 09:42 pm GMT

2. Hatchimals Collection

Hatchimals Alive, Egg Carton Toy with 5 Mini Figures
$19.99 $17.89

One of the hottest toys for girls age 5-8!

Buyer beware! They will want to collect all of the Hatchimals they can 🙂

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07/09/2024 09:38 am GMT

3. Magic Nuudles

A-Maize-ing Play Noodles Create Your Own Craft

Magic Nuudles stick to each other to create colorful sculptures, collages, sticky Mosaics, pictures, animals, 3-D projects and more.

All with no glue and no mess!

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4. Magic Chemistry Set


Let the imagination happen! These science sets will help kids understand how the world works and have fun doing it!

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07/09/2024 08:52 am GMT

5. Card Shuffler

Automatic Card Shuffler for 1-2 Decks

The purpose is to shuffle cards the easy way! Yet most kids love to work the card shuffler with hours of fun and laughter!

Personally, we love our 6 deck shuffler to play Canasta!

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07/09/2024 10:28 am GMT

6. Card Games

Taco vs Burrito Card Game

Enjoy this wildly popular, yet surprisingly strategic game created by a 7 year old. Our family loves this game!

Make game night fun - guaranteed!

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03/01/2024 03:34 am GMT

7. Stamp Kits

Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set, Favorite Things
$22.99 $16.70

Kids love stamps! These sets contain everything you need for cute art projects to share with friends.

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02/18/2024 09:17 pm GMT

8. Magnetic STEM Building Toys

Coodoo Upgraded Magnetic Blocks Tough Tiles STEM Toys

These are a long time favorite in our house!

Create many designs for hours with a quality learning activity.

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02/18/2024 09:22 pm GMT

9. Official Speed Stacks

Speed Stacks | Official Sport Stacking Set
$28.89 $27.12

Improve your hand eye coordination and have lots of fun, too! To be honest, the speed stack mat is worth the investment.

Yes, there are many knockoff versions. But, I know the dad, Bob Fox, who created this game for his basketball daughter!

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02/18/2024 10:52 pm GMT

10. Spirograph

Classic Spirograph Design Set
$19.99 $14.10

This classic art set is just as popular now as when you were a kid!

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02/19/2024 12:07 am GMT

Christmas Gift Ideas by Age

It is hard to shop for gifts for kids who have everything, so hopefully, this list gave you some ideas.

Enough asking yourself what is a good gift for kids. Some are toys under $10; others are practical gifts. All of these ideas came straight from kids.

These $10 gift ideas for kids are perfect to help find the perfect gift for any occasion.

Which one is your favorite?

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