10 Last Minute Highly Rated Christmas Gift Toy Deal Ideas (Under $30 Each)
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If you’re looking from some last minute Christmas gift ideas on highly rated and quality-made toys for your kiddos this holiday season, here are TEN of my top toy and game picks that are UNDER $30 each! Keep in mind that the prices listed below are accurate now but may change at any time.
1.) American Girl Mini Doll & Book Sets
If you’re looking for a nice alternative to the full-size dolls, Amazon and Walmart offer the 6″ or 6.5″ American Girls Collection Mini Doll and Book Sets for under $20 each (regularly $24.99). The dolls arrive dressed in an outfit authentic to her era and come with a mini abridged version of her first book. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
2.) LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box
Designed with builders of all ages in mind, this collection of LEGO bricks in 35 different colors will encourage open-ended building play, and inspire any imagination. A great supplement set to any existing LEGO collection, this set comes in a convenient storage box and includes ideas to get the building started. Recommended for children ages 4 years and up and is currently priced at $28.99 on Walmart or Target.
3.) Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
This award-winning kit comes with over 30 components to create 101 different electronic projects. The pieces (which include snap wires, slide switches, an alarm circuit, a music integrated circuit, and a speaker) snap together easily on the included plastic grid and give your child a hands-on education in how electrical circuits work to run the everyday devices that they’re familiar with. Recommended for children 8 and older and is currently priced at $19.25 on Amazon or Walmart.
4.) Fashion Plates Design Set
(These ROCK!! I am getting a set for my daughter! 😀 )
With the Kahootz-Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit, you can create your own unique fashions! This package contains fifteen fashion plates, twenty sheets of papers, eight colored pencils, two rubbing crayons, one crayon holder, one drawing tablet, one fashion carrying case and one fashion folio idea guide. Recommended for ages 6 and up and is currently priced at $29.99 on Walmart.
5.) Hape Pull Toys
Push, pull, grab the little animal that enhances baby’s developmental skills while discovering the animal kingdom. Hape’s Push & Pull line is the perfect brightly-colored pal to push, pull, or carry along that will last for generations of play. Recommended for ages 1-3 and start in price around $8 on Amazon.
6.) Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Logs are a classic construction toy beloved by children of all ages that encourages creativity, inspires imaginations, helps children develop fine motor skills and experience problem-solving. Recommended for ages 3 and up and as an idea, this K’Nex Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin Building Set is currently priced at
just $29 on Amazon. Price has gone up 🙁
7.) Spirograph Design Sets
With Spirograph’s distinctive interlocking gears and wheels, anyone can draw elegant, spiraling designs and create your own unique pattern shapes! Recommended for ages 8 and up and currently priced between $7 and $37 on Amazon.
8.) Storytime Toys Toy House and Storybook Playsets
Based on the classic fairytales, these playsets are made of lightweight EVA foam and high-quality card stock. The toy house and furniture pieces easily fit together like a 3-D puzzle and fold flat in a portable carrying case conveniently designed to fit on your bookshelf (no tools required). Recommended for ages 3-6 years old and are currently priced at $29.95 on Amazon.
9.) Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set
This award-winning set features amusing illusions and crafty slight-of-hand tricks for your young magician to practice and perform. These easy-to-learn tricks are the same ones used by professional magicians: disappearing objects; multiplying coins; magic boxes; prediction tricks; a secret change bag and more. And the wooden storage chest magically transforms into a performance table with a secret compartment! Recommended for ages 8 years and older and is currently priced at $28.37 on Amazon.
10.) Spot It Game
This award-winning, versatile and skill-building game is played with 55 circular cards, each decorated with eight symbols varying in size and orientation. There are more than 50 symbols in all, including random yet universal images of hearts, snowflakes, dragons, and lightning bolts, and even words such as Stop and OK. The aim of the game is to be the first to spot the one symbol in common between two or more cards…not as simple as it sounds! Recommended for ages 7 and up and is currently priced at $7.99 on Amazon.