60+ gifts under $15 for kids -- good ones! (The gifts, and the kids.)


Maybe you’ve got a whole brood of kids to shop for, need a small gift for a friend’s kiddo, or just want to make the most of your holiday budget. Fear not! We’ve got you covered with dozens of outstanding ideas for gifts under $15 for kids of all ages. 

And hey, there’s always books, craft supplies, or even homemade cookies. We don’t know a kid who’d say no to homemade cookies. 

60+ gifts under $15 for kids — good ones! (The kids and the gifts)




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Be sure to visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide posts and our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide posts for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15




Cool kids' gifts under $15: Giant Christmas coloring poster from Caravan Shoppe

Giant Christmas Coloring Poster

One of our favorite affordable kids’ gifts each year. 

$5.60 on sale, Caravan Shoppe


Be sure to check out our list of 60+ fabulous gifts under $15 for kids too! 

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Darth Vader Bluetooth Speaker

$11.99 on sale, Kohl’s

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Unicorn earrings by michelle Mach

Unicorn earrings

At a magical price

$12, Michelle Mach

Manchester City soccer ball: Cool kids' gifts under $15

Manchester City all-weather soccer ball

Arsenal, too. If you go that way.

$14.99, Kohl’s

Buy one, get one 50% off for a limited time

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Personalized glitter bolt superhero cape from Sew Plain Jane

Personalized glitter bolt superhero cape

Handmade by one of our favorite indie makers

$14.99 on sale for a limited time, Sew Plain Jane

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Hey Clay Dinosaur ( or other animals) kits

Hey Clay Dinosaurs

Other sets too! But we’re kind of partial to dinosaurs. 

$14.95, Fat Brain Toys

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  The Ingenious Book of Chemistry

The book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry

24 experiments for young (and daring!) scientists

$10.50, Amazon

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Personalized initial mugs

Personalized initial mugs

Get one for every kid…no more fighting over mugs!

$12.99, White Lilly Gallery

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Marvel Black Panther tee

Black Panther Tee

Wakanda forever!

$9.79 on sale for a limited time, Kohl’s

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Pink fuzzy earmuffs from H&M

Pink fuzzy earmuffs

Ooh, we want them too.

$10, H&M

For what’s hot in 2020, please visit our 2020 guide to 50+ cool gifts for kids under $15

Mini chocolate bar Christmas gift set: cool gifts under $15

Mini chocolate Christmas gift set

A little naughty, a little nice

$14, Dylan’s Candy Bar

Cool kids' gifts under $15: 36-count dual tip marker set

Set of 36 dual-tip markers

Pair with a great pad or a set of cool printable coloring pages.  

$12.99, Amazon

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Skyjo family card game


One of our favorite new family card games

$12.95 on sale, Amazon

Visit this post for more of our favorite family card games of the year

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Zombie ice pop mold

Zombie ice pop mold set

Braiiiiiiiiiin freeze!

$11.49, Target

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Little Feminist book set

Little Feminist Book Set

We big feminists would love this too

$14.99, Anthropologie

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Franklin Tee Ball Glove

Franklin Tee Ball Baseball Glove

Aw, you never forget your first glove

$14.99, Target

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Robot Remix mix and match magnetic play set

Robot Remix magnetic play set

Take me to your leader…or to Grandma’s house for the weekend

$15, Petite Collage

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Dollhouse family from Pottery Barn Kids

Dollhouse family

All they need is the house!

$8.97 on sale, Pottery Barn Kids

See more of our favorite diverse dollhouse doll families here

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Fangirl definition iPhone case

Fangirl iPhone or Galaxy case

If the phone case fits…

$8.99 and up, Lenkalike

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Elf Move hat

$12.90, Forever 21

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Black History Puzzle

Black history jigsaw puzzle

Learning through play

$15.95, It’s a Black Thang

Cool kids gifts under $15: Kids' oven mitts in fun prints at Minted

Kids oven mitts in fun prints

Love this London print, but look around for lots more

$15.30 with discount, Minted

15% off with code CMP15, valid 1 use per person

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls activity kit: cool gifts for kids under $15

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls activity pack

A coloring book, poster, temporary tattoos, and inspiration

$3.50 on sale, regularly $5, Rebel Girls

JVC Gummy earbuds: cool gifts for kids under $15

JVC gummy earbuds

Throw in an Apple Music or Google Play gift card

$8 on sale, Amazon

Astronaut Academy activity adventure book: Cool gifts under $15 for kids

Astronaut Academy challenges

Complete the activities for “training” to qualify for your first mission to Mars!

$12.99, Treehouse Kids & Craft

Cool gifts under $15 for kids: Fairies playset from Petit Collage

Pop-out and play fairies play set

Also in themes like astronauts and travel to London

$12, Petit Collage

Cool gifts under $15 for kids: Pokemon digital watch

Kids’ Pokemon Watch

That’s some sophisticated design, there.

$14.99, Target

Cool gifts under $15 for kids: Marvel Guardian's of the Galaxy Baby Groot earrings

Baby Groot Earrings

If these earrings could talk…well, you know what they’d say.

$12, Erin Etc.

Cool gifts under $15 for kids: Handmade milk and cookies play food on Etsy

Handmade play food milk and cookies

Guaranteed calorie free

$12.50, The Homespun Market

Cool gifts under $15 for kids: Harry Potter and Hewig LEGO Brickheadz kit

Harry Potter + Hedwig LEGO Brickheadz set

Kids can build it, then probably never take it apartt

$11.99, Target

Cool gifts under $15 for kids: Game Party III for Wii on sale

Game Party 3 for Nintendo Wii

If you don’t need the latest game releases, there are great deals to be found

$12.74 on sale, Kohl’s

Cool gifts under $15 for kids: Vehicle stamp craft kit

Vehicle Stamp Kit

Runs on ink and imagination

$ 8.99, Pottery Barn Kids

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Lafayette: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales book

Lafayette! Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #8

Everyone give it up for America’s favorite fighting Frenchman!

$9.79, Amazon

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Flash lightning bolt trucker hat

$15.50, Justice League on Zazzle

See site for lots of rotating discount codes

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Loot pin subscription sends you 1-2 pins each month

Loot Pin monthly pin subscription box

Get 1-2 new pins each month. So great!

$7-13/mo, Cratejoy

For 40 more cool gifts for kids under $15, visit this post!

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Stay Beautiful Black Girl Journal

“Stay Beautiful” journal

…inside and out, of course. 

$15, By Keeks With Love

Save 15% off everything site wide, no code needed

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Flip sequin heart sweater at H&M

$14.99, H&M

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  personalized old school wooden truck from Smiling Tree Toys

Old school wooden truck

$5 extra for personalization…but get the personalization.

$15-20, Smiling Tree Toys

Use code COOLMOM for 10% off orders site wide

Santa cookie card from Cheryl's: Kids gifts under $15

Santa cookie card

Two cookies: One for the kid, one for the reindeer. (Ha, no. Both are for the kid.)

$5.99, Cheryl’s Cookies

Check site for frequent discount codes

Kids gifts under $15: Inflatable unicorn pool float for young kids

Little kids unicorn pool float

And maybe a trip somewhere warm? Just a thought.

$14.99, Target

Kids gifts under $15: DC Justice League Pajama Set

Justice League pajama set

For tuth, justice, and the American GO TO BED ALREADY

$13.97 on sale, Nordstrom Rack

Kids gifts under $15: My Little Pony 6-pair sock set

My Little Pony sock set

Be warned: Rainbow Dash will get more use than the others

$12 for 6-pack, Kohl’s

Kids gifts under $15: personalized photo notebook from Minted

Personalized photo notebook

For dreams and doodling. Maybe not so much for homework.

$13.60 with discount, Minted

Save 15% with code CMP15, valid 1 use per person

Kids gifts under $15: Hape wooden instrument set

Hape wooden instrument set

So they can play along to the Christmas carols

$11.74, Amazon

Sugar skull crayons: Cool gifts for kids under $15

Sugar skull crayon gift set

Eco-friendly, handmade, and super cool

$10, Earth Grown Crayons

Cool gifts for kids under $15: Americana MLB t-shirt in choice of teams

Americana style MLB team t-shirt

From the A’s to the O’s and everything in between

$9.97+ on sale, Old Navy

Cool gifts for kids under $15: Weighted sensory sequin dinosaur toy

Mini sequin dinosaur weighted sensory toy

Also a unicorn, hippo or narwhal. Maybe all four?

$9.99, Amazon

DIY pin and flair kit: Kids gifts under $15

DIY pin and flair kit

If there’s still room on her backpack or jacket, something’s wrong

$14.50, Treehouse Kid & Craft

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Miles Morales: Spiderman YA novel

Miles Morales: Spiderman by Jason Reynolds and Kadir Nelson

The award-winning YA novel that gets even reluctant readers reading

$14.33 hardcover, Amazon

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Dress-up crowns at Pottery Barn Kids

Dress-up crowns

Expect a full production of The Nutcracker by New Year’s

$6.99 on sale, Pottery Barn Kids

Cool kids' gifts under $15:  Playmobil carry sets

Playmobil 32-piece carry kit

Even if it’s too cold for camping outdoors.

$12.97, Nordstrom Rack

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Rad Girls Can book by Kate Schatz

Rad Girls Can by Kate Schatz

Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Rad Women) for girls…and boys

$11.56, Amazon

Cool kids' gifts under $15: LUSH Berry Christmas bath bomb min gift set

Lush Berry Christmas bath bomb gift

“Now will you take a bath?”

$10.95, Lush Cosmetics

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Crayola marker airbrush spray kit

Crayola Marker Airbrush Kit

Blending tech and creativity

$15.39 on sale, Amazon

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Corolle baby doll

Corolle Mon Doudou Baby Doll

One of our favorite baby doll brands. Grab it at this price! 

$15.20, Amazon

Cool kids' gifts under $15: LEGO Millennium Falcon set

$ 8.69, Targe

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Glow n Grow Terrarium craft kit by Creativity for Kids

Glow n Grow Terrarium Kit

We love the craft kits from Creativity for Kids and this is a great indoor project

$11.69 on sale, Target

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Classic Twister


The classics are always a sure bet

$11.99, Target

Cool kids' gifts under $15: Bob Ross Christmas Stocking

Bob Ross Christmas Stocking

Say it with us… it’s a happy little stocking!

$14.99, Think Geek

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.