60+ cool gifts for kids under $15 because breeders amirite
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For the plane, the car, or quiet unplugged time.
$10, Petit Collage
Upcycled, eco-friendly and awesome
$9.20/1-5 letters boxed – $15.20/11 letters boxed, Felting Co
They’ll looooove this!
Sadly this product is no longer available – but there are other fun gifts!
Throw in a pack of hot chocolate or two.
$11.89 on sale, Knitted Cake for Society 6
So many cute designs for all the cousins, nieces and nephews
$5.99/ea, Cheryl’s Cookies
Kids love giving. Let them pick a classroom and a project that calls to them — they’ll adore it.
Any amount, Donors Choose
Some toys are as awesome now as when we were kids.
$14.97, Amazon (but consider adding on a refill pack)
From one of our favorite play food makers on Etsy.
$13, The Homespun Market
Okay so a little over $15, but so so cool!
$15.99, Amazon plus free app download
If they don’t already own Ezra Jack Keats’s classic, this is the perfect opportunity
$6.14/paperback or $13.42/hardcover, Amazon
Positive thinking for rough days.
(Kristen does work for this company, and they are just lovely.)
$12.95, She Knew She Could
Of course any Ep IX Funko Pop will be a hit this year
Because we don’t all need to hear every YouTube video on repeat
Because every kid should see themselves as Iron Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, or Batman.
$15, The TriniGee
Makes it a little easier to watch Minecraft over their shoulders.
$13.99 on sale, Amazon
A new box of adorableness each month.
(Note that they’re made for feet sizes W5 and up)
$10.99/box, Cratejoy with discounts for longer subscriptions
So many Elf quotes, so little time to wear the t-shirts.
$12.79-15.19, Pantaloon Rebellion on Etsy
There are tons of “Poptivism” options, and one will surely support their favorite case.
$15, Pop Sockets, with 50% going directly to the charity of choice
Handmade from a favorite mom-run shop at incredible prices
$14.99 on sale, Sew Plain Jane
A few designs to choose from, but we like this one which has characters from favorite Christmas movies hidden throughout.
$7 download, Caravan Shoppe
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A little dark, a lot of fun, and they will think you’re super cool for discovering it.
(Also, Shari used to write for CMP so we know how amazing she is.)
Since Baby Yoda has rekindled every kid’s love of Yoda
$14.99 on sale, Pottery Barn Kids
If they have a Switch, they’ll already know just how to spend it
$5 and up, Amazon or local shops
It chomps. It grows. It can be turned off when you prefer a quieter T-Rex play experience.
Maybe to go with one of those plush animals?
Be ready for all your planes, trains, automobiles, and tie-fighters
$14.99, Disney Store
Perfect for a kid to give to all their BFFs — or for buying for a ton of cousins
$9, Natural Life
One of our all-time favorite collaborative video games for the whole family.
$9.99 for a limited time, Kohl’s
What can we say, our kids are totally obsessed with these.
What can we help you find?
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