Looking for the awesome toys under $10? Here’s a list of the best kids gifts under $10!
If you come from a large family or even a circle of friends where gift giving is a huge deal, you already know how expensive the holidays can get.
If you need to get gifts for 10 kids, spending $30 or even $20 per child can really add up.
Sometimes you may secretly wish to opt out from the gift giving scene in any given year, but don’t want to deal with being judged and may even be slightly embarrassed to follow through with it.
Trust me, I understand. I get it. And I’ve felt the same on many ocassions.
Sometimes we need to buy toys for a whole lot of kids when we do not have a whole lot of money. And then sometimes we may only need to buy a gift for one child but still cannot spend a lot.
Gift giving and the holidays have a way of messing up our financial progress when we’re trying to pay off debt and save more money!
But what if I tell you that there is a way to give great gifts without putting a huge dent in your finances? As a mom of both a little boy and girl, I looked around to see if I could find some really great toys under $10 that they would both love!
And I’m excited to share all my awesome finds to help you make gift giving both easier and cheaper this year!
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When shopping for toys for my kids, personally I love toys that are engaging, entertaining, fun, practical and educational. I want it to be able to bring smiles and joy to their lives but still add some sort of value… and not just become junk in a corner after a while.
These are some of the factors I take into consideration when I’m looking for toys for the children of family and friends as well.
The toys on this list are top quality without the high price tag. You would never even believe that they cost less than $10!
These toys under $10 are also cheap enough to be stocking stuffers for your kids. Or they even make great prizes if you want to reward your kids for a job well done – outside of the holiday season!
17+ Fun and Interesting Kids Toys Under $10
To make things easier for you, I’ve divided this list into three sections, toys under $10 for girls, toys under $10 for boys, and unisex toys under $10. That way, you can skip and get to the info you want straight away!
Now I totally get that some people don’t like separating ‘girl toys’ from ‘boy toys’ and I respect that. However, for this post, I thought it would make finding a suitable toy much simpler.
I also understand that many of the ‘boy toys’ can also make good toys for girls (and vice versa). If you prefer, you can always read through the entire list. 🙂
Toys Under $10 for Girls
1. Necklace Activity Set
This necklace activity set comes in a variety of colors and you can choose from several different characters. Characters include favorites such as Trolls, My Little Pony, Princesses and even Minnie Mouse. Some of the sets are a bit pricier; however many of them are under $10.
2. Cosmetic Purse Set
This Unicorn Cosmetic Purse Set makes a fun and exciting gift for little girls! Even better, you can choose from different styles, colors and characters! This set is packaged nicely and includes the cutest cosmetic pieces ever!
3. Make up & Hair Design Sketch Portfolio
This Make up & Hair Design Sketch Portfolio is perfect for little fashionistas who are interested in art, beauty, fashion and design. It comes with sketch sheets, removable stencil pages, 100+ stickers, instructions and more!
4. Hair Chalk Comb
This Hair Chalk Comb comes with temporary bright hair color dye for girls to have hours of fun! If you’re looking for a gift for a little fashionista, then this is it!
If mom and dad don’t want their little girl to use this in her own hair, these temporary colors can be used on dolls hair instead. The hair chalks are non-allergenic, non-toxic, water-soluble and environmentally friendly.
The colors can last up to three days but can be easily washed off with water and shampoo.
5. Kitten Catfe Purrista Dolls Series
Do you know a little girl who loves blind bags and opening toy surprises? Yes?
Well then she would absolutely love this Kitten Catfe Purrista Girls Dolls Figures! This set comes with a collectible mystery doll, a surprise outfit, a surprise fashion accessory and a dissolvable tea bag with meowbles kittens. These all come packaged nicely in a cute food-grade reusable cup.
6. Mermaid Reversible Sequin Drawstring Backpack
My little girl (and most little girls I know) are currently obsessed with ‘flip sequins’ products. If you’re looking for a great gift for a girl, I can guarantee you that she’d love this Mermaid Reversible Sequin Drawstring Backpack!
It’s not exactly a toy but I still had to include this! It comes in a variety of colors, patterns and designs and includes a bag, 2 matching headbands, 2 matching slap bracelets and a matching mermaid keychain.
7. Ravel Tales DIY Collectible Plush Toy
How cute is this stuffed plush unicorn toy?! This Ravel Tales DIY Collectible Plush Toy is perfect for girls who love fun crafts.
Unwrapping the yarn reveals 12 cute surprises such as button charms, bracelet crafts, sewing needle etc. After unwrapping, all the little surprises can be used to make pom poms, friendship bracelets, braided necklaces and more!
Toys Under $10 for Boys
Legos come in a variety of characters and different sized packages. This particular LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man will make a great gift for a little boy. However, if you shop around, you will find sets for girls as well.
9. Basketball Hoop & Balls Playset
This Basketball Hoop and Balls Playset will provide hours of active fun and excitement for any little one. These are better for smaller kids as they come with suction cups to stick to flat surfaces. This makes a perfect toy for the bathtub, anywhere indoors with a flat surface… or even outdoors!
10. Infrared Induction Flying Toy
When my little son got one of these Infrared Induction Flying Drone Toy, he was beyond excited! He literally played with it all day, charged it up, and played with it all night again.
It is a really cool toy. Just note that little boys may want to let this fly all the way through your house, including close to your coffee cups and other fragile items. Hey, just speaking from experience here! I still think it’s a great gift for a boy!
11. Pull Back Car Toys
These Funcorn Toys Pull Back Cars include bright colored trucks, cars and buses that would make a great gift for any toddler boy! These little toy cars are small so they are perfect for little hands to have hours of fun. If your little guy prefers construction vehicles such as dumpers, bulldozers and excavators, be sure to check out this 12 Piece Pull Back Mini Engineering Vehicles Set.
12. Dinosaur Toys
Know a little boy (or girl) who loves dinosaurs? This 14 Piece Dinosaur Figures and Activity Play Mat Set would make the perfect present! This toy encourages creative play and learning as it includes an activity mat, different types of dinosaurs, plus an illustrated books with details on each dinosaur.
Note that the set is a bit small in size but at its price, you have a few extra dollars in your budget to add something else to your gift if you wish!
13. Flashing Finger Lighting Gloves
I saw these Flashing Finger Lighting Gloves and immediately knew that this is something that my son would love (and even my daughter!). Maybe the little guy in your life might like this too!
There are three colors and six modes including flashing lights, wave, rainbow etc. This will surely add some extra fun to playtime.
Unisex Toys Under $10
14. Kids Electronic Doodle Board
This 8.5 inch LCD Electronic Doodle Board for kids is both fun and educational and will make a great present for all kids! Children can use this to enjoy writing, drawing and spelling without any mess for mom and dad to clean up. It comes in a variety of colors that would suit any little girl or boy.
This doodle board is cheap enough to leave you with some extra dollars in your budget. You can use this to add another little toy to your gift, if you wish.
15. Jigsaw Puzzles
This 4 Pack Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle is perfect for smaller kids. It includes four puzzles – farm, dinosaur, animal park and ocean park. It is both fun and educational as it improves attention skills, color and shape cognitive ability and logical thinking ability.
16. Matching Card Game
This Matching Game is perfect for smaller kids on your gift list. It includes 72 tiles and instructions, and you can choose from a variety of characters to suit any little boy or girl. This game can be played solo, or all family members can also join in on the fun!
17. Scratch Paper Art
This Scratch Paper Art for Kids makes a great gift for little ones who love art and craft! It comes with 50 sheets of Rainbow Scratch paper, 5 wooden styluses, 4 stencils and a brush. It is safe and non-toxic and will provide kids with hours of mess-free fun!
BONUS KIDS GIFTS UNDER $10
I found so many great toys under $10 that would make awesome gifts, but this post would be never ending if I had to list the details of each. So if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for above, feel free to browse the list below to see if any of these bonus kids gift under $10 catches your eyes!
Splash Pad 68″ Sprinkle Play Mat (Water Play Pad with Sprinklers)
Toy Binoculars with Shock Proof Compact and High-Resolution Real Optics
Ball and Catch Game Paddle Toss
Art Package with a combination of Crayola Silly Scents Twistables and Jumbo Coloring Pad
Doll Clothes and Accessories Set
Play-Doh Lollipop 4-Pack Candy Molds
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Stamp Set
These gifts will be loved and cherished by all the little ones who receive them. And some of these are way more thoughtful and practical than others that cost hundreds of dollars!
This gift guide surely shows that expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better and cheap doesn’t have to mean bad/inferior. You really just need to use your shopping smarts and look around a bit to score the best deals!
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Final Thoughts on Toys Under $10
Now you can give great gifts this year without draining every last cent from your wallet! Hopefully you can see for yourself that you can get the special kids in your life really cool toys and presents that they would love without maxing out your ‘gift’ budget.
Toys under $10 don’t have to look or seem cheap. You just need to look around and find the right ones.
And here’s a pleasant reminder to put your extra savings away in your bank account! 🙂 Mmkay?
Do you have any comments or advice about doing frugal gift shopping? Share with us in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
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