This post is part of a week long series, 10 Best Gifts Under $15.
The gifts I’ve selected for these lists are things I would give (or have given) to my family and friends. I don’t gift things that aren’t useful or that I think will just be thrown into a closet and forgotten after two days.
I shop for all of my gifts on Amazon because 1) I don’t like to shop and 2) I can do it in my pjs at midnight. Also, free two day shipping with my Prime membership is a great added benefit.*
*Please note that prices and availability can change quickly on Amazon. Some prices may go above the $15 range on occasion.
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10 Gifts for Kids Under $15
I have always tried to buy my kids gifts that would last for longer than a year, keep them busy, and offer creative and educational value.
I’ve tried to choose gifts that would work for kids of all ages, but some of these items have age ranges of 8+. Please note the suggested age prior to a purchase. Safety first!
I love this little terrarium kit! It’s educational, fun, crafty and will keep kids busy. The kit is for kids 6+ and includes everything they need to start growing plants (and decorate the terrarium). There’s just nothing better than watching a seed magically change and grow into a beautiful green plant.
I had a Spirograph when I was a kid that kept me busy for hours! This set comes with a handy tin to store the wheels and other accessories in. This is a great, creative gift for kids 8 years and older.
The Snap Circuits price occasionally goes above $15 (keep an eye on the price each day). This is a fantastic, educational gift for kids 8 years and up. I had to include it because my kids spent hours with this set (we also had a larger set). I recently found this in my 16 year old’s closet and gave it to my 13 year old daughter – it entertained her for hours.
This Pogo stick is great because it can grow with your child (and you can use it too – up to 250 lb weight limit!). It has a cushioned base, so it can be used indoors or outdoors. Don’t forget the helmets! I must warn you, it does have a squeaker! 🙂
Younger kids may need some assistance building this birdhouse, but they won’t need any help with the decorating! After the creativity, comes learning about the birds that will use the house!
Who doesn’t love a 3 legged race? This is the perfect family activity. The straps have a Velcro closure and stretchable elastic for quick release to help prevent injury.
Headbanz is a great game to provide entertainment and laughter for the whole family! The cards are designed for non-readers to easily play too.
Teaching kids about money is very important and the younger we start the better. I love this play money “bank” that includes $5000 of somewhat realistic play money in several denominations (coins and bills).
Boy’s 3-Slot Tin Bank for Tithing, Mission Fund, and Fun Money
Girl’s 3-Slot Tin Bank for Tithing, Savings Fund, and Fun Money
Savings banks with slots for saving, tithing, and spending. What a great idea for teaching kids the importance of saving and giving a portion of their money!
This magnetic travel easel will keep the kids busy at home or while traveling! It’s a three in one toy, with the magnet/dry erase side and the chalkboard side.
What’s the best (reasonably priced) gift you’ve given a child?
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