40+ amazing gifts under $15 for kids. And they don't feel like stocking stuffers!

If you’ve got a tight budget, a zillion kids to shop for, or just believe that great things can come in small packages, we’ve combed the web for some of the most amazing kids gifts under $15, for kids of all ages.

The best part: None of these feel like those little stocking stuffer trinkets — not that they wouldn’t be great in stockings! Just awesome, affordable gifts that our kids would be thrilled to unwrap all on their own.

All picks have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion in this guide. 

This guide contains affiliate links and some purchases help support our own small business at no additional costs to you.. 

All discount codes expired 2018

For more up-to-date discounts and gift ideas, please visit our 2019 holiday gift guide or 2020 small business holiday gift guide


Giant christmas coloring poster

Download and print as many as you want!

$7, Caravan Shoppe
HAPPYJOYFUL20 to save 20% on orders $15+

Related: Don’t miss more than 30 great gift ideas under $15 for adults!


Choose Kind Journal

Do one wonderful thing every day.

$11.69, Amazon


Kids Stormtrooper Wristwatch

May the force of promptness be with them.

14.99, Pottery Barn Kids
See site for discounts


Donut Earmuffs

From their favorite YouTuber you’ve never heard of.

$12, I Has Cupquake


Black Panther Funko POP Figure

From the other most anticipated upcoming movie.

$12.95, Disney Shop
See site for discounts


Mermaid Castle Pop Out and Play Set

Mermaid play, without that pesky water.

$12, Petit Collage
Use code TOOCOOL for 20% off the shop


Champion Extreme All-Weather Soccer Ball

3 different sizes, 8 different colors, all kinds of opportunities to say “go play outside!”

$6.99-9.99 on sale, Kohl’s


Paint-a-Peg-Doll Set

A craft and a toy all in one. So sweet.

$11.25, Zooble Toys


$12, Nordstrom


Totoro Pencil Holder or Planter

Come on! Who doesn’t love Totoro!

$12, Meow 3D Store on Etsy


Playmobil Extreme Sports Carry Case Set

Cheaper (and safer!) than an actual skate ramp.


Fiery Dragons Mini Game by Haba

For your future Game of Thrones fan

$13.99, Oompa Toys


Crayola x Kidrobot Color-Your-Own Munny

There are no lines to color inside of — how’s that, for creativity?

$9.99, Kidrobot


$9.99, H&M


Mini Wonder Woman Toddler Tee

You’re never too young for your first Wonder Woman tee.

$12, Justice League for Zazzle


Personalized Wooden Harmonicas

Be extra giving and include some earplugs for the parents.

$9.75, Indie Bambino Toys


Personalized Kids’ Name Crayons

The question is, will they want to use them?

$10.20 for 6 letters, Kages Krayons


Youth Fanatics College Mascot Tees

Pick their favorite team; trust us, if they’ve got one, you can’t change it.

$14.95, Sports Fan Shop at JCPenney


Baconstein Poseable Plush Action Figure

He’s plush! He’s poseable! He’s…bacon! From the Grammy winning kindie artist Gustafer Yellowgold, no less.

$10, Gustafer Yellowgold Store


YOXO Robot Building Kit

Four robots in one kit!

$10.99, Amazon


Dark Blue Velvet Leggings for Girls

In tween and teen sizes. Litty, fam.

$12.99, H&M


LaSoft Baby Doll

Sweet gift for preschoolers.

$12.99, Target


Handmade Personalized Peg Dolls

Their name in…well, peg dolls.

$15 for 3 letters or initials, Dixie Chick Pegs on Etsy


Gross & Yucky Monsters and Aliens Watercolor Kit

Who says watercolor is just for still life paintings of boring vases?

$6.39, Amazon


Toddler Emoji Christmas PJ Set

No poop emoji! A Christmas miracle!

$14, JCPenney
Check the site for discount codes!

Related: 60 more gift ideas under $15 for kids that don’t feel like stocking stuffers!


Pom Pom Necklace

Not just pretty, it supports the Pervuian artists who make it.

$14, The Little Market


DIY Color-Your-Own Metallic Tattoo Kit

So they can be their own tattoo artist. No needles. (Eep!)

$15.95, Growing Tree Toys (yes, it’s a little over $15 but we love it)


Star Wars Porg Throw Blanket and Pillow Buddy

Yo, Porgs are hard to find these days!

$10.79 on sale at Target


Unicorn Poop Slime

Unicorn! Poop! Slime! It’s like the ultimate trifecta for every kid on earth.

$5, Michael’s


Qwixx Deluxe Dice Game

They’ll play over and over again.

$7.69, Target


Play-Doh Fun Factory Retro Pack

Everyone loves Play-Doh. Oh, kids too.

$14.99, Target


Acrylic Painting Set with Mini Easel

For your budding DaVinci, Kahlo, or Basquiat.

$12.69, Amazon


Yeti in My Spaghetti Game

*Not actual spaghetti.

$9.79 on sale, Target


Rainbow Cloud Pillow

100% of the proceeds support Save the Children Hurricane Relief efforts. Now that’s a rainbow.

$4.99, IKEA


Little Helper Tool Box Toy Set

For your tiny builder.

$10 on sale, Pottery Barn Kids
Code UNWRAP for 20% off your order + free ship for a limited time


Shark Bathtime Gift Set

They make bathtime so much fun…-ner.

$11.99 SoapSox Kid


Purrmaid Socks

Cats + Mermaid = Genius!

$9, Sock It To Me


Faber-Castell Clay Art Kit

For kids who have aged out of Play-Doh. 


$7.99 on sale, JCPenney


Spectrix Family Card Game

For the long long long long loooooong ride home.

$12.98, Amazon

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which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

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