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)

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

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

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Microfighter

Fear not Chewie’s driving

$ 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

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