40 really really cool gifts for kids under $15 that don’t feel like stocking stuffers. Promise.


Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Pop-out and play winter wonderland
Every year, we look for the most amazing affordable gifts for kids we can find, and this year, along with lots of others you’ll see throughout our guide, we’ve put together an entire list of 40 cool kids’ holiday gifts under $15. We’re talking the good stuff. The kind of gifts kids love at any price. And hey, if you have a zillion cousins, nieces, nephews, or grandkids to shop for, these cool gifts for kids are the way to do it.

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 12/31/15. 

 

Pop-out and play winter wonderland set

If if this isn’t the most adorable little gift under $15…okay, so it is. Well, one of them. ($11 at Petit Collage)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Handmade art rolls

Handmade art rolls

Have crayons and pencils, will travel. ($12 at Brooklyn Makers)

Cool holiday gifts for kids under $15: Handmade wooden deer rattle/teether from Manzanita Kids

Handmade wooden deer rattles/teethers

Mmmm venison. Tastes like wood. ($14 manzanita kids)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15; Holiday edition eco-dough 2 pack

Holiday Edition Eco-dough

A kid favorite, now extra festive. ($11/2-pack, Fawne Shoppe)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Personalized kawaii snow cloud notebook from Sugarhai

Personalized kawaii snow cloud notebook

Think happy thoughts. Write them, too. ($13.70 by Sugarhai at Zazzle)

 

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Personalized felt wand

Handmade personalized felt fairy wand

Guaranteed to make magic happen. ($15 at Pixie and Penelope)

15% off with code HOHOHO15

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Hello Kitty viewmaster

Hello Kitty viewmaster

Is it wrong that we want it for ourselves? ($14.99 at Toys R Us)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: R2D2 iPod touch case

R2D2 iPod Touch case

This is the iPod Touch protection you’re looking for. ($10 at Geek Covers)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Kids’ Christmas tree gift set

Kids’ Christmas tree gift set

A tree grows in Brooklyn. And anywhere else, really. ($11.20 on sale at the Paper Culture eco pop-up shop)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Personalized superhero dog tag necklace

Personalized superhero dog tag necklace

Ooh, lucky backpacks. ($10 at Psychobaby)
15% off with code CMP15

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Personalized Minecraft block ornaments | Letz Create on Etsy

Personalized trio of Minecraft block ornaments

Choose from Mods, Animals, or Nether Mods. Your kids will know what that means. You can even include a name on the back.  ($6/set of 3, Letz Create)

 

Cool gifts for kids under $15: Emoji shoulder bag at H&M | Cool Mom Picks holiday gift guide

Emoji shoulder bag

We think we’ll need to order a whole lot of these. ($12.99 at H&M)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Color your own crown

Color your own crown

Creativity + imagination. ($14.50 at Pottery Barn Kids)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Wooden space shuttle play set

Wooden space shuttle play set

Mission to Mars! Or just the top of the sofa. ($10.95 at My Sweet Muffin)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Personalized kids’ Christmas ornament

Personalized kids’ Christmas ornament

Customize the name, the look of the child, and you can even skip the hat if you want something less Christmas-y. ($15 at Sarah + Abraham)

Free shipping with code CMP-FS 

 

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Geek & Co DIY UFO craft kit

Geek & Co DIY UFO craft kit

They had us at “make intergalactic spaceships.” ($14.99 at Thames and Kosmos)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Set of 2 Ugandan bracelets

Set of 2 handcrafted children’s bracelets

We love these Ugandan-made, child-size bracelets which are a gift that gives back too. ($9 at To The Market)

 

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Snowy Day doll

Snowy Day doll

From one of our very favorite books, The Snowy Day book. In fact, if you want to spend a little more, grab that too. ($13.81, Amazon with free Prime shipping; book is $6+ )

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Creatology giant jar of crafts

Creatology giant jar of crafts

Keep an entire room of cousins busy for hours. ($12.99 at Michael’s)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Black cowboys board book

Black cowboys board book

Love this indie press making board books from art photographer exhibition collections. ($9.95 at Homegrown Books, other options available)

 

Cool gifts for kids under $15; Personalized wooden letter teethers at Smiling Tree Toys

Custom made wooden initial letter teethers

What a special gift for a baby or toddler. ($12 smiling tree toys)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Jelly bean racer from Little Tikes

Jelly Bean Racer from Little Tikes

Amazing price! Yay for finding great sales. ($14.99 on sale at Little Tikes)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Kid-made modern animal adventures kit

Kid-made modern animal adventures kit

The craft activity that becomes a keepsake. ($14.99 at Target)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Kids’ heart sunglasses

Kids’ heart sunglasses

80’s redux! ($9.99 at Gap)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: 642 Things to Draw

642 Things to Draw

That should keep their hands out of the gingerbread cookies for a few minutes. ($9.98 on sale, SF MoMA Store)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: LEGO jr Spiderman play set

LEGO Jr Spiderman play set

Fun, easy to build sets for kids 4-7. ($12.99 at Marvel)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Color me Kokeshi doll

Color me Kokeshi doll

Our daughters have made this and absolutely love it. ($14.99 at Seedling)

25% off with code COOLGIFT25G 

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Minion hat

Minion hat

Kampai! Muak muak muak. ($7.99 at H&M)

Colored pencils with matching robot sketchbook

You can draw robots, or you can draw anything. ($7.99 and 5.99 each at Eeboo)

20% off with code coolmompicks20

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Classic Yahtzee

Classic Yahtzee

If your toy box doesn’t have this one yet, great opportunity. ($10 at Amazon)

 

Gifts for kids under $15: Sidewalk chalk game set | Cool Mom Picks holiday gift guide

Sidewalk Chalk Games Set

Unless there’s snow on the ground, you know kids will be dying to get out and use this. ($9 at Romp)

15% off with code cool15

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Fleece tech gloves

Fleece tech gloves

You wouldn’t want them to miss a text while they’re outside, heaven forbid. ($14.95 at Gap)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Dachsund pull toy

Dachsund pull toy

Terrific price for a classic pull toy with a modern design twist. ($15 at giggle)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Peanuts mug with a pack of hot chocolate + mini marshmallows

Peanuts mug

Just add your own pack of hot chocolate. Mini marshmallows too, if you’re awesome. ($12 at Urban Outfitters)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Modular 3-in-1 building sets

Modular 3-in-1 building sets

We love these sets that kids can spend hours with. ($9.99 at YOXO)

15% off site-wide with code COOLMOM

Kids gifts under $15: Space pack includes books, stickers and colored pencils

Space Activity Kit

4 books, 120 stickers, 12 colored pencils, many hours of quiet. ($14.99, Stubby Pencil Studio)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

I Wish You More

A perfect message to a child you love over the holidays, courtesy authors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld ($9.73, Amazon)

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Set of three mini journals

Set of three mini journals

Our tweens can’t get enough of these journals for sketching or preserving every thought. ($15 at Boy Girl Party)

10% off all orders with code CMPWINTER2015

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Super cool knee socks

Super cool knee socks

Yes, socks finally make a cool holiday gift!  Long time coming. ($9.50 each at Sock It To Me)

 

Holiday gifts for kids under $15: Personalized paper doll PDF

Personalized paper doll PDF

Spend a little time uploading your child’s photo, printing and cutting, then tie it up in a big bow for a really thoughtful, affordable holiday gift. ($3.99 at Claudine Hellmuth)

15% off all orders using the code COOLMOM2015

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