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Best Deals on Christmas Gifts for Kids!

In this article I am going to give ideas for some of the best Christmas gifts for kids!

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year! But I want to find great deals on gifts that are a great value, and I don’t want to shell out any more money than I have to!

In this list you will find some of the most popular gifts for this season as well as classic favorites that your children will love!

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Find Ideas for Cheap Christmas Gifts for Kids!

Here are some of my favorite cheap Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages! And if you are looking for frugal Christmas gifts for kids, then check out these awesome gifts at a great price!

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Games Your Kids and Family Will Love

I am a huge advocate of family game nights because they are a wonderful way to spend quality time together and strengthen family ties, which is so important in our society today! Playing games was one of the ways that my own family (of 10 kids!) stayed close growing up.

These are some of my own kids’ favorite games, or games that would for sure put on our Christmas wish list! Many of them are less than $10, so if you are looking for cheap Christmas gifts for kids, than these are a great buy for you!


The Floor Is Lava

My kids love this game, and I know your kids will too! I think all kids do! One of the reasons that I love this game is that it gets kids up and moving!

Monopoly Junior

This kid-friendly version of the classic game will provide hours of fun for the whole familly!

Race to the Treasure

I haven’t played this game yet, but I’m definitely intrigued by it and want to give it a try! It’s touted as being a cooperative game where players work together to win, and I love that. The reviews on Amazon are great. (I’m not sure why the image isn’t available for this one. 🙁 )  Click here to learn more about or purchase this  game!



This is another game that my kids love! I’m sure your family will love it too!


This classic game is a regular at our house!


Do you have this game yet? I grew up with this game, so it’s a classic! If you don’t have it yet, your family needs to get it! This simple and fun game provides hours of fun!

Connect 4

My daughter loves this game! (Our younger twins haven’t quite figured out the concept yet, but I’m sure they’ll love it when they do!)

Guess Who?

This is another classic game that my kids love, and yours will, too!



I best you loved this game as a kid! And your kids will love it too! (Ours do!)


Hungry, Hungry Hippos

This is another game yours truly grew up with—but it is still as popular today as it was when I was a kid! Your own kids are going to love it!


Regal Games Classic Card Games

How about getting all of your favorite kid card games together, and for a great price? I love it! It’s a double win!


Clue Junior

We love this game at our house! (I generally let my daughter win; that may or may not be one of the reasons that she loves it. :))


Have you played this game yet? This was another classic that we played a ton when I was a kid and teenager. Tons of fun!


If your family loves Bingo, then you have to try Zingo, a fun twist on this classic game!


Don’t Break the Ice!

This is another game that my family loved growing up. Fun and suspenseful!


Awesome Deals on Toys for Kids

I know that buying toys for your kids can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! Set a reasonable holiday (Christmas) budget based on your income and financial situation, and then buy guilt free for the little cherubs! Here are some of our family favorite toys or toys that I’m gonna put on our Christmas wish list!

These awesome toys are a great way to get cheap Christmas gifts for kids!

Dinosaur Toy Figures with Activity Mat

Does this not just look like the coolest dinosaur set? My kids love dinosaurs (the girls too), and we have dinosaurs, but we don’t have this—yet! 🙂

Allek Scooter

My kids love their scooters, and as a mom, I love the fact that these scooters have the stabilizing second front tire for a safer (and smoother) ride. Kid tested; mother approved!

You can also find lots of other awesome scooters here.


Crayola 140 Count Art Set

My older daughter has an art set very similar to this one that her aunt gave her, and she loves it. She can literally spend hours coloring with the crayons, pencils, and markers. If you have a budding artist, as well, then this art set is a must-have for your young Picasso!

Want even more ideas? You can find even more fun art sets here.

Magnetic Fishing Set

This (water-safe) fishing set is perfect for your fishing enthusiasts! Great for backyard fun, family reunions, carnivals, kids parties, and more! What young kid doesn’t love to go fishing!

Kids Camping Set

We are big campers in our family, so of course I was totally enamored with this kids camping set! Our kiddos have a toy tent, but it is definitely not as cool as this one! This camping set has everything your young outdoor enthusiast needs: lantern, shovel, binoculars, multitool, hat, compass, backpacking stove, mess kit, and more! Love it! (This is going on my own kids Christmas wish list!)

Calculator Cash Register

Your kiddos will have tons of fun practicing their counting skills with this best-selling calculator cash register. It is a great way to help develop early counting skills!

Deluxe Doctor Tool Set

We got doctor tool sets similar to this one for my daughters (and now I wish we would have gotten one for my son, as well! There would be less rioting …). They have had them for close to two years now, and they still love to play with them. On sale now for less than $10! This is a steal!

100-Piece Triple Loop Wooden Train Set

We bought a wooden train set for our kiddos similar to this one a couple of years ago, and it is still one of their favorite things to play with! (I’m not sure why the image isn’t available for this one. 🙁 ) Click here to check out this train set!

Melissa and Doug Magnetic Dress-Up Dolls

My mom bought my older daughter a Melissa and Doug magnetic dress-up doll set similar to this one a few years ago, and she still loves it! These magnetic dress-up dolls are durable and sturdy, and the interchangeable outfits are a lot of fun (even for me :)). Melissa and Doug make great stuff!

Kids Walkie Talkie Set

I loved walkie talkies as a kid growing up, my kids love walkie talkies (though the ones they have are not quite as cool as these!)—who wouldn’t love walkie talkies!? And these ones have great reviews and a five-star rating!



Marble Run Track

My brothers and sisters and I loved playing with the Marble Madness tube set we had as kids growing up. And my kids still love playing with the marble set at Grandma’s (we really should get our own …) Hours of fun for kids old and young!


Outdoor Games for Kids and Families

My kids love spending time outdoors, and we love spending time outdoors as a family. Check out these awesome outdoor games that will provide your family with hours of fun! These are also another great option for frugal Christmas gifts for kids, as most of them are $20 or less!



Bullseye Bounce and Cornhole Toss Games

My kids love this fun and simple game, which works great both outdoors or in! It’s also great for kids’ carnival games put on by your church, school, or community!

Classic Ring Toss

This is another classic fun and easy game for kids (and adults!) of all ages! Again, this works great outdoors or inside, and it is a great game to have on hand for church, school, and neighborhood get-togethers!

Giant Timber

If your family loves Jenga, give this life-size version a try! It is an awesome game for gatherings with family and friends, family reunions, neighborhood nights out, and more!

Hot Potato

I’m sure you played hot potato as a kid—and the popularity of this game has not waned! It is a #1 best seller on Amazon! It is a fun and simple game that is great for outdoor play with a crowd, or play it in your family room as part of a fun family night!

Giant Bubble Wands Kit

Do your kids love giant bubbles? Yeah, mine too. With this kit you get the giant bubble want, a big thing of bubble concentrate, and a book with tips and tricks. Pretty awesome! Take it to a family gathering, and you will be the hit of the party!

Toy Archery Set

Do your kids love to shoot bows and arrows? Yeah, mine too! And this set is perfect (pefectly safe :)) for even fairly young kiddos; it’s geared for kids 5 years and up.

Foam Pogo Jumper

My sweet in-laws (in-laws are amazing; am I right?) got pogo sticks for my kiddos, and they are awesome—but my kiddos just aren’t really big enough to use them well yet. And they probably won’t be for at least a couple more years. So that’s why I love these foam pogo jumpers for young kids! All the fun, in a younger-kid-friendly version!

Giant 4 Connect in a Row

If your family loves Connect 4, than give this life-size version a go! Outdoor fun for the whole family!

Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

This huge bowling ball set is perfect for a fun afternoon with family or friends. Great for family reunions and gatherings, school carnivals, church functions, and more!

Kids Scavenger Hunt

My kids love a good scavenger hunt, and I bet yours do, too!

Lava Monster

My kids love to play this game when we go to the park, so I love that they have it as an actual game you can buy! This would be the perfect activity for an afternoon of backyard fun!


This is another outdoor (or indoor; we’ve played both) game my family loves!

Electronics for Kids

We’re careful about the time our kids spend in front of a screen, but even they each have their own tablet (because that’s admittedly easier than risking World War III all the time). Of course we got them for a great deal. And the electronics below are a great deal, as well.

LCD Writing Tablet

We do not have one of these, but I think the idea is totally cool! We go through a lot of blank paper (a lot of blank paper), particularly because of my older daughter the aspiring artist, and so having a little writing/drawing tablet like this would be awesome. I’ll have to give that some thought …

Handheld Game Console for Kids

These awesome portable retro game console bring back fond memories! (Hey, I still have a Super Nintendo—that I love! No judging! :)) And at just $20, these are an awesome deal!

Fire HD 8 Tablet

The 8″ HD Fire tablet is a great deal if you are looking for a fast, long-battery life, durable tablet.

Kids Electronic Keyboard

My older daughter started taking piano lessons a couple of months ago, and it has been so fun hearing her start to play. If you want to to encourage a love of musical instruments among your own children, an electronic keyboard like this one could be a great option for your family, espeically if you don’t have the money right now for a full-sized piano.



I hope you loved this list of Christmas gifts ideas for kids! Many of these are cheap Christmas gifts for kids that will help you stay on budget this Christmas. I hope you are able to find some great deals on Christmas gifts that your kids will love this season!


What are your favorite deals on Christmas gifts for kids this year? What frugal Christmas gifts for kids do you recommend? I would love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment below and let me know!


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