Each year we track down the best kids’ gifts that don’t feel like stocking stuffers, that fit into any budget. In this case, under $15 (or maybe just a few cents more) with plenty that cost way less. And wow! Who knew we’d find more than 60 fantastic, affordable gifts for kids of all ages this year? Whether you’ve got a ton of nieces, nephews or grandkids, secret Santa classroom gifts, or just want to keep the gift budget in check, we hope you find what you’re looking for here.
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All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/16.
Love so much from this indie Oregon woodworking shop, but the harmonicas will win your kids over.
$9.75, Indie Bambino Toys
So many cool styles our kids love. Add to your favorite shoes or boots, or to be extra generous, get them some new shoes and tie these on to make them more special.
This Etsy shop has so many charming handmade wooden animal marionettes! Be sure to check out the penguin too — or spend a few dollars more for a tiger, a French poodle, or a rainbow caterpillar.
$15, Puppet Pets
Rainbow Unicorn Stud Earrings
While we’ve got an entire category of cute rainbow unicorn gifts, we can’t resist the price on these little guys from one of our favorite indie shops.
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$9.99 on sale, Shana Logic
From funky paint-by-number sets to origami papers to the emoji bubble necklace here, we’re in love with these affordable craft sets for kids from one of our favorite bloggers.