Best Kid's Gift Ideas for $10 or Less | Fun Stocking Stuffers for Christmas
Fun and Affordable Presents under 10 Dollars
Parents often like to add a few little extras into a kid's stocking on Christmas day, and these small add-on gifts are hopefully what this page will give you great ideas for. Not only do the 20 products on this page make fantastic stocking stuffers, but they are also fun small gifts for any occasion, or they can be used as creative party favors.
I've picked a range of items for both both and girls, and for a spectrum of ages. All are accessible on a tight budget and have very good reviews.
I hope you enjoy what I have picked out :)
Image credit: Amazon (see below for details).
Spot It Travel-Size Game - Ages 7 - 12
Although recommended for ages 7-12, this award-winning game is fun for a wide range of ages and great for a family to play together. It's a fast-paced matching game for 2 to 8 players, and is presented in a neat little tin which makes it ideal for taking on holidays and day trips to keep kids amused.
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Stars Pack - Ages 3+
Such a simple product but it will certainly capture children's imagination and make bedtime more fun, with lots of glow-in-the-dark stars arranged above their bed.
Sea Themed Eraser Set - Ages 5+
Fun for a back-to-school gift as well as a cute stocking stuffer, these novelty erasers are 3D and are shaped like the following sea creatures; 1 penguin, 1 seal, 1 whale, 2 fish and 2 dolphins.
Holiday-Themed Original Plastic Slinky - Ages 5+
I remember having a Slinky as a toy for years and years until I got it tangled irreversibly in a washing line and that was the end of that!
Fun Air Scoop Ball Game - Ages 5+
This is a popular throw-and-catch game for 2 players that is quite similar to lacrosse. A great gift choice for kids who like the outdoors, as this is a fantastic game to play on the beach or in the park especially.
Crayola Washable Paint Set - Ages 3+
There's nothing kids like more than being set free with paints and paper, and the fact that these paints are easily washed off skin and most fabrics means that parents can worry less and give children more freedom.
Darice 68-Piece Art Set - Ages 6+
This comprehensive set of drawing and painting supplies comprises of 68 different items - all for under $7! It would be much enjoyed by any young artist, and would allow kids to try out a variety of media.
16-Hole Harmonica - Ages 6+
Harmonicas are an ideal instrument for kids to begin with because there's no setup, it can be carried around in a bag or pocket and it's straightforward to learn. This particular example is fantastic value whilst being well-built.
Green Toys Jump Rope - Ages 5 - 9
Kids always need exercise to burn off excess energy, and skipping ropes like this one are ideal because they don't require much space (unlike most games) and all children love trying to learn neat tricks with it. Plus there is a choice of pink, purple and green colored handles, so this rope can be a suitable present for both girls and boys :)
Crayola Color Bath Dropz - Ages 3 - 8
Bath time is often a drag for kids and can create drama and tantrums, so why not give them something that injects fun into an activity that is otherwise a chore? These bathwater dyes would definitely motivate children to have a bath and to also enjoy it.
Shrinky Dinks Jewelry Kit - Ages 5+
Bound to keep any young girl happily occupied, Shrinky Dinks are a kid's favorite and this cute kit contains all the ingredients needed to make cool jewelry and charms; including 30+ pre-cut Shrinky Dink shapes, beads, earring hoops, string, clasps, barrettes and a selection of colored pencils.
A crafty gift which will keep kids away from TV & computer screens :)
Klutz Cat's Cradle Book Kit - Ages 6+
I think Klutz books and kits are great for kids, and this cat's cradle is one of my childhood playground favorites. Unlike other toys, it involves challenging yourself to learn the different techniques, and is fab for increasing manual dexterity.
Flexible Flyer Snowball Maker - Ages 4+
A very useful present for a child (or adult) who lives somewhere that sees snow at least occasionally. This lightweight little gadget eliminates the time-consuming part of making the snowballs with your hands, and lets you just get down to the fun bit!
Apparently it's great for making bath bombs too :)
My First Sticky MosaicsÂ® Pets - Ages 3 - 7
A charming introduction into mosaics, this low-mess arts and crafts kit is perfect for amusing younger kids and is very satisfying for them when have completed the pictures included.
Inside the box there are 1000+ foam pieces (7 different colors, 3 different shapes) as well as 5 cute pet designs printed on thick cardstock.
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book - Ages 7+
I used to have a book similar to this one when I was a kid and I was kind of obsessed with it! Perfect for encouraging children to read, or providing an interesting book for kids who already enjoy reading, this is both a fun and educational gift choice.
Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids - Ages 6+
Kids love telling jokes, and this book is stuffed with hundreds of cute and corny jokes that children will love to laugh at and repeat to all their friends!
Whipple Ice Cream Set - Ages 7 - 10
I should point out first of all that these ice-creams are NOT edible (I made that mistake when I first saw them!), they are purely ornamental and the fun is in the making and the decorating with beads, gems and sparkles :) And what girl doesn't love sparkles?!
Sticky Catch Mitts - Ages 4+
This classic throw-and-catch game involves throwing a tennis-like ball and then catching it with Velcro-covered mitts. Can be an indoor game but probably best for outdoors, and the best thing is that the mitt straps are adjustable so that the game can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages.
Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Card Game - Ages 3 - 6
Inexpensive card game which also involves a foam fish-in-a-bowl prop - intriguing!
The (45) cards themselves are split into red, yellow and blue colors, with red cards showing a type of movement, yellow cards showing how to hold the foam fishbowl and blue cards showing a target room/place in the house. Kids simply take turns to pick 3 cards out and if they choose one of each color they must complete the action e.g. hop to the bedroom with the fish under your right arm!
Mini Rainmaker Shaker - Ages 6 months+
This colorful toy makes the calming sounds of rain when flipped upside down, and has received excellent reviews on Amazon. Lovely present for babies.