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50 Frugal Christmas Gifts for Kids Of All Ages Under $10

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I love the holiday season, but preparing for gifts can be very overwhelming and expensive.  With everything that is going on right now, a lot of people will turn to online shopping for the upcoming holiday season.

If you tend to wait until the last minute like me, don’t do it this year.  The last thing you need is not being able to get what you want in a timely manner.

Finding gifts for all the children in your life can be a daunting task, but worry not.  I’ve put together a list to make life easier for you.  The best part is they’re all under $10!

I do most of my online shopping on Amazon because I love their 1-2 day fast shipping and easy return (just drop the things I don’t want at Kohl’s).  If you don’t have Amazon Prime membership, you can sign up for a free trial and get all your shopping done and delivered within 1-2 days. 

You can also check out other gift ideas by clicking on your kids’ age below:

0 – 24 MONTHS | 2 – 4 YRS | 5 – 7 YRS | 8 – 13 YRS | 14+ YRS

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Affordable Christmas Gifts For Kids Under $10

You don’t need to spend a fortune for a great gift, most of these are fun and even educational for just under $10.  However, if you don’t see anything you like, just click on any of the age groups above and it will take you to more options!

Gift Ideas For Ages 0-24 Months

1. Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy



Stimulate your baby’s sense of sight, hearing, and touch with the colorful float and bubble bath toys.  The set comes with two fun characters and two whirly toys that spin and rattle.  Textured rings move freely around the bubbles and float in water.  For children ages 4+ months.

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2. Floating Octopus

The floating octopus helps develop hand-eye coordination for an interactive play.  Fun and bright colors and shapes stimulate baby’s senses and high contrast supports early development. Float and catch fun with hoopla rings.  Made from BPA free materials. For children ages 18+ months.

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3. Developmental Bumpy Ball

Chunky sized bumps encourage reaching, grasping, and transferring from one hand to the other.  Gentle rattle sounds create neural connections in babies brains from birth through 3 years.  Bright colors & bold patterns are visually appropriate for baby’s developing vision.

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4. Wonder Wheel

The wonder wheel is colorful and fun.  Perfect for children ages 6-24 months.  Multiple texture points encourage tactile exploration.

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5. Stack & Roll Cups

The 10 colorful, numbered cups can be snapped together to make 5 balls.  Jingle-sounds ball nests inside or rests on top of the stack.  Cups nest inside each other for easy cleanup and don’t take up a lot of space.  The stack & roll cups introduce colors, numbers, sizes, and shape to help encourage thinking and problem-solving skills.

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6. Stack & Sort Board

The stack and sort board comes with 16 wooden pieces for hands-on, screen-free play.  Match the wooden pieces by colors and shapes to help develop hand/eye coordination.   

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7. Baby’s First Blocks

10 colorful blocks to sort, stack, and drop.  All blocks fit inside the bucket for storage. The easy-carry handle for take-along play.  All the bright colors and fun shapes help to engage your baby’s natural sense of curiosity.

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8. Caterpillar Spillers Stacking

7 colorful bath cups are fun to link, stack, strain, and pour water.  Cups nest for compact storage.  Helps build hand-eye coordination.  The top cup has a fun spinner.  For children ages 9+ months.

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9. Mini Babies Toy

The 6.5-inch soft-bodied dolls are made with high-quality materials.  The order comes with just 1 doll and the outfits vary.    

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10. Lil’ Owlie Plush Stuffed Animal

The adorable cute gray/white owl rattle is sure to be baby’s favorite shake toy.  The gentle rattle noise is the perfect sensory stimulation for infants. The owl is made with luxuriously soft gray and white velour plush material, embroidered safety eyes, and a gray satin bow, machine washable. 

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Gift Ideas For Ages 2-4 Years

11. Princess Necklace Activity Set

Mix and match to create your own princess jewelry with colorful beads, silicone necklaces, and fun character charms!  Perfect activity for a playdate and they’re easy to create for little hands.  The set makes 5 necklaces and everything stores neatly inside the plastic carry case.

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12. Alphabet Peg Puzzle

The wooden puzzle includes 26 pieces for letters A through Z, with easy-grasp pegs that reveal a picture under each piece.  Helps develop letter recognition and pre-reading skills.  For children ages 12+ months.

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13. Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

The fun animal-themed puzzle set comes with 5 colorful jigsaw puzzles.  Each puzzle has 9 pieces and comes with a cute storage box.  Puzzle parts are easy to grab and complete. The puzzles are not only fun, but also help practice cognitive and spatial reasoning as they work to complete the puzzles. For ages 2 to 5 years.

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14. Educational Flash Cards

The flashcards are designed to aid in the teaching process with fundamental educational topics and bright colored images. From ABC, geography to math, the cards provide the most fun way to make learning fun effective, they won’t even know they’re learning!  The cards are printed on high-quality materials that are waterproof and tear-resistant.

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15. Ocean Wave Bead Drum

The colorful plastic beads create the ocean sound to soothe the baby.  The fish graphic in the drum creates an ocean scene, bringing the sound to life.  Great instrument to develop children’s listening ability.  A great choice for the future musicians.

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16. Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10 Pack Case of Colors

Shap, squish, mix, and make whatever with the bright and non-toxic Play-Doh. Let their imagination run wild.  Who knows?  You might have the future Picasso on your hands.  For children 2+ ages who love arts and crafts.

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17. Kitten Catfé Purrista Girls Doll

Kitten Catfé Purrista comes with full of surprises.  Each one comes with a mystery Bis-Catti bag with an adorable, cat-inspired doll, one mystery creamer cup contains a surprise outfit piece and a pair of shoes, one mystery sweet packet contains a surprise outfit piece and accessory, and one dissolvable tea bag contains 1, 2, or maybe 3 kittens

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18. Washable Jumbo Chalk Set

The 20-piece set of non-toxic, washable jumbo chalk set has 7 different chalk colors and is packaged in a convenient plastic bucket with a lid and handle for easy transport and storage.  Use them inside the classroom on the chalkboard or outside on the sidewalk or driveway.  The chalks are specially formulated to minimize chalk dust so it can be safely used indoors and outdoors.

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19. Matching Memory Game

The DC Super Friends matching game comes with 72 tiles and instructions.  Learn how to play in less than 5 minutes with the clear instruction manual.  The game helps preschoolers develop their critical skills while enjoying the colorful pictures of their favorite DC characters.

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20. Trace Letters: Alphabet Handwriting Practice

This handwriting workbook helps kids of all ages to start learning letters of the alphabet and to improve their handwriting.  It progressively builds confidence in writing by starting with the single letters, then single words, to simple sentences.  The cook comes with 100+ pages of practice and a bonus coloring section at the beginning of each alphabet to encourage and engage your child.

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Gift Ideas For Ages 5-7 Years

21. Coloring Book

The non-toxic coloring set comes with 64 crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 large pieces of paper.  With everything you need to get started creating.  For children 5+ years.  

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22. Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle

With over 2 million games sold, Kanoodle is an award-winning, brain-twisting, solo puzzle game that includes 12 puzzle pieces, 200 logical thinking puzzles from basic to deviously difficult, a 48-page illustrated puzzle book, and a carrying case.  This will keep your kids learning while having fun at home.

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23. L.O.L. Surprise! MGAE Cares Doll

The MGAE Cares limited edition doll is not only adorable with its face mask and a white coat, but every time you make a purchase, $1 of every sale goes to support MGAE Cares nonprofit.  Not bad considering how the doll is less than $10.

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24. UNO Minecraft Card Game

Now Minecraft lovers can play a special version of UNO! Same as Basic UNO but features Minecraft characters and includes a special Creeper rule card. Draw this card and the other players have to draw three more cards from the pile!  Don’t forget to yell “UNO” when you’re down to one card!

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25. Alphabet Slap Jack

Help your child master the upper and lowercase alphabet with this fun and fast preschool game.  The unique 4-in-1 game design comes with everything you need to play 4 educational preschooler games.  You can play Alphabet SlapJack, ABC Go Fish, and Find My Letter Matching game, or use them as small ABC flashcards.  Its small-sized cards make them easier for little hands to hold.

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26. Barbie Chelsea Travel Doll

Chelsea doll is ready to visit places near and far dressed in a white top, sparkly pink skirt, aqua-painted tights, and pink boots.  The Chelsea doll travel-themed set comes with a puppy for a travel companion, a pet carrier, and colorful travel-themed accessories.

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27. Pop For Addition & Subtraction Math Game

Practice basic addition, subtraction, and increase fluency while having fun.  The fast-paced game lets you spin to practice basic facts.  keep the gumballs for the right answers.  The game comes with 90 math-fact cards, 10 POP cards, spinner, and a guide.  Fun for ages 6+

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28. Washable Watercolor Paint Set

Washable watercolor paint can easily wash off skin and most clothing.  Sturdy box with easy to open and close lid.  AP certified non-toxic.  It comes with a brush and the colors include: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, black, and brown.

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29. Just My Style ABC Beads

Create over 40 different jewelry designs to wear and share. Mix & match to create one of a kind designs.  The kit includes 216 alphabet beads, 84 alphabet charms, 500 colorful accent beads, seed beads, 10 star beads, 4 wax beading cord skeins, 3 satin cord skeins, elastic cording, 1 carabineer clip, and 1 plastic key ring.  The possibilities are endless.  For 6+ years.

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30. 3-D Stickers

The 3-D stickers come with 20 sheets for a total of more than 500 stickers. Just peel and stick them on a smooth surface (notebook, drawings, etc).  They will bring your kids endless fun and develop their hands-on ability and imagination.

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Gift Ideas For Ages 8-13 Years

31. Riddles For Smart Kids

 
Difficult Riddles is a collection of 300 brain-teasing riddles and puzzles to make children think and stretch their minds. They are designed to test logic, lateral thinking as well as memory and to engage the brain in seeing patterns and connections between different things and circumstances. It is a perfect activity book for kids who like problem-solving.

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32. Make A Wind Chime Kit

Construct and personalize your very own wind chimes.  The simple design is easy to assemble and fun to paint.  The wind chime kit includes two terra cotta pots, a paint strip and brush, cord, line, and chime rods.   For ages 8 and up.

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33. The Body Book for Younger Girls

The body book for girls features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts.  You’ll find answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. For girls ages 8 and up.

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34. New Tork Bestseller:  WONDER

Wonder is the #1 New York Bestseller about an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face – who wants nothing more than to be treated just like his peers.  The book teaches kids how to be kind to others regardless of how different they might be.  Kindness brings us together no matter how far different we might be.

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35. Jigsaw Puzzle

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cat, as long as you think you are a tiger!  Ths 300-large piece jigsaw puzzle is not only vibrant but also very meaningful.  Hang it in the room to remind your child that they can accomplish anything!

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36. Limelight LED Light-Up Yo-Yo

The Limelight Yo-Yo is one of Duncan’s beginner yo-yo models, specially designed for learning the basics.  The replaceable plastic transaxle is ideal for looping tricks and it features a clear body and special LED light technology that blinks and changes colors and patterns while it spins.

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37.  Dart for Nerf N-Elite

With extra soft premium sponge plastic texture, the darts can be bent or distorted flexibly.  It comes with 200 darts so there is no need to worry if you lose a few when playing outside!

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38. Rainbow Magic Scratch Paper

Scratch paper art products feature bright colors and patterns hidden beneath a matte coating.  It comes with 50 sheets and 5 wooden stylus.  Makes an excellent arts and crafts activity for kids or even for grown-ups.

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39. Rainbow Loom

Rainbow Loom is the first and original rubber band loom.  It has enough rubber bands to make up to 24 rubber band bracelets or multiple necklaces, rings, charms, action figures, and much more!  Use the specific Rainbow Loom technique to create designs from basic to advanced.

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40. Create Your Own Window Art

Make your windows pop with 20 whimsical window art creations. Mix colors, create fun patterns, and paint personalized designs to express yourself.  Use the included cording to hang your suncatchers on the included suction cups, then stick them to a window or glass surface.  For ages 6 years and up.

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Gift Ideas For Ages 14+ Years

41. Czech Games Codenames

The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents.  Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.  The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first.  Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board.  Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team.  And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

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42. Hammock Inflatable Pool Float

The 4-in-1 pool float can be used as a hammock, drifter, lounge chair, and exercise saddle.  It is easy to get on and off.  The seat rests in water so there is no jumping, no ladders, and no flopping.

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43. A 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Growing up, I loved doing puzzles especially ones with 1000 pieces.  It was always so satisfying when I finished one.  This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle would make a great family activity or a solo activity.

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44. Mineral Science Kit

The Mineral Science Kit is a great way to get them interested in minerals.  The kit comes with 15 mineral specimens, a magnifying viewer, and a handy identification guide. Perfect for young science enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in geology.

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45. Family Feud Trivia Box Card Game

Play the popular TV show on the go with this trivia box version.  Family Feud is one of my favorite TV game shows.  With hundreds of questions, it will keep the game going.  Great game for family get together. 

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46. Hot Wheels Shark Hammer

If they’re into cars, you can start out with something small by giving them a Hot Wheels.  You can even build a virtual garage of outrageous vehicles to race, jump, crash, and compete.  A fun way to “race” without the danger.

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47. Suicide Squad Action Figure

Psycho meets vinyl with the Suicide Squad Pop!  Harley Quinn was my favorite character from the Suicide Squad and this doll is just as cute as the character.  It measures about 3 ¾ inches tall and comes packaged with a window display box.

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48. Naruto Shippuden Tobi Toy Figure

There are a lot of Naruto – Shippuden fans out there and if your child is one of them, this stylized POP vinyl would make the perfect gift.  It stands 3 ¾ inches tall and is the perfect size for a collectible item.

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49. Bake and Shape 3D Jewelry

Create your own jewelry pieces by using the silicone molds.  Just design and color, slide into the mold and then bake in the oven.  It’s easy and safe.  The kit comes with precut and preprinted pieces, silicone ring and bracelet mold, 26 Shrinky Dinks shapes, 4 earring hooks, 4 jump rings, 48 sticky gems, and 8 colored pencils.

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50. Funny Graphic T-Shirt

The funny Hanes shirt will go perfectly for your absent-minded teen, who seems to always be in their world. This is a great gift for any occasion or just because.

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