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    23 Gifts Under $10 Any Kid Would Love To Receive

    Santa who? This kid is going to start writing letters directly to you from now on.

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    1. A stamp and colored pencil set featuring iconic Disney Princesses exhausted parents can use to keep their kiddo busy or hoard themselves to personalize notes for their lunch box.


    This kit comes with nine stamps, five colored pencils, and a two-color stamp pad.

    Promising review: "I got this for my 3-year-old daughter after she developed a sticker obsession. She could go through a sheet of stickers in seconds, so I figured this was the next best thing and would last a lot longer. She loves it! The set is a good quality and includes a nice variety of stamps that all feature recognizable characters. I would highly recommend to anyone with a little princess fan in their life." —Jessica Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A Slinky Dog figure any little one who has been watching Toy Story non-stop will want to add to their ever-growing toy collection.

    Promising review: "Kids really like the dog. There’s not much to it but it’s pretty durable so far. The 'slinky' part has been pushed in and it does pop back out. The ears are nice bc their softer plastic. " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 12 characters).

    3. A deluxe slime kit complete with glitter mix-ins that'll have any kid proclaiming you are the COOLEST — a title you never thought you'd get.


    This kit comes with one disc party mix, one disc part mash, four neon tubs, two fluffy tubs, two glitzy tubs, two clear tubs, two share pods, 6 glitter packets, 6 foam bead packets, 20 surprise charms.

    Get it from Walmart for $8.50.

    4. A chatter telephone from Fisher-Price babies will be able to babble to or drag around the house.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my baby girl for her first birthday, she loves it. I'm sure it's probably the only rotary dial phone she will see but at least she'll know how to use one, lol. It's made very sturdy and I'm pretty sure it will hold up for a long time, super cute. Looks just like the one I had as a child." —TessV84

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. A glowing giraffe featuring soothing music to help any restless little one drift off to dreamland., Amazon

    Promising review: "Seriously. From birth this thing has been amazing. And now at nearly six months it's helped greatly on sleep regression and giving him a distraction when he's inconsolable. The photo was taken after he was screaming from teething and being tired, turned it on, let them cuddle and boom — out in two minutes without any help." —David A. Bock

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

    6. A fashionista Barbie any diva with a great imagination would be thrilled to get this holiday season.


    Promising review: "She's beautiful and my daughter was over the moon with excitement. She loved her." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    7. A pair of rattles you can gift to your best friend's kiddo so THEY can deal with the noise after you've gone home to your peaceful safe space.


    Sorry, not sorry.

    Promising review: "To me, these seem very unexciting. They barely rattle, I was just disappointed looking at them. HOWEVER my 3-month-old loves them. Way more than other rattles. He loves bashing his head with the soft tops, and eating them, and he's more than happy with the small sound from the three balls. They're also perfectly sized handles for his tiny hands, so they are now a favorite shower gift!" —Rachel D.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.89 (available in four styles).

    8. Poop the Game, because there's nothing kids will love more than making a bunch of gross jokes while playing a card game.


    Promising review: "This game is hilarious! I had no clue it would be this awesome. The game plays a bit like Uno...where you want to run out of cards, and the wrong move could make it so you get more cards. Basically a toilet card is flipped that has a number on it. (Example, 12) That is the number of poops that will clog the toilet. You then take turns playing cards with poop with numbers on them. You cannot go over the 'toilet number' though, so you can really screw people over. Example, if poop cards total up to 11, and the toilet clogs at 12, then you have to have a 'skip' card or a card that is just a fart and not a poop since you can't hit 12. If you don't have one of those you don't have an option but to clog the toilet, and you have to take all the cards. This is a funny game for young kids, easy to play, and the poop pictures are so funny. Some have flies, corn kernels, stink lines, etc. Bonus: There are alternate rule sets that come with this if you want to make it an adult drinking game. How cool is that?!?" —Grasshopper021

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    9. A BPA-free teether to help infants get through that tough time while their sweet tooth (many of 'em) grows in.


    Promising review: "This is now my son's favorite teether. It's easy for him to hold and very lightweight. It's also big enough that he can't gag himself on it. We have the cactus but I am buying a couple more now that we know we like them. Definitely recommend it!" —Chelssie Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89 (available in 13 styles).

    10. An original version of Monopoly that'll let you relive some of your fondest family memories while also schooling your kid during Game Night.


    Promising review: "Monopoly is my 8-year-old daughter's new favorite game. Her math skills, which have always been exceptional, have really improved in the money department. She's getting to know what a mortgage is and how to lose gracefully." —Denise B

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A VertiPlay door knocker to transform boring old walls into playground-like ones with minimal effort.


    This toy simply sticks to the wall and creates endless entertainment! It's designed to both keep your floor from being a mess of toys and to encourage little ones to explore as they become more mobile.

    Promising review: "We use this at our childcare for the kids to 'open the door' with. Our security feature has a green button up high for the parents to use to open the door to exit. So the kids love this and think they’re opening the door." —Jennifer Ogden

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    12. A whimsical star-shaped toy that'll serenade kiddos with six classical melodies. You'll have a baby Beethoven in the making!


    Promising review: "I gave this to my 1-year-old daughter as a Christmas present and it's probably one of the best toys I bought her. She loves it! I have it attached to her pack and play and she loves watching it while I change her diaper. The velcro loop makes it super easy to attach anywhere. There is no volume control but it's not too loud or quiet. I love that I can turn it on and it will play for a few minutes and shut off on it's own. The music is nice, not annoying like some other musical toys. Great value for the price. I'd definitely recommend." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A floating octopus toy they can bring to the beach or to accompany them in an under-the-sea adventure (AKA, bath time).


    Promising review: "This is a great bath and pool toy. My wife and I got this for our daughter when she was 10 months old, four months later and she still loves it. She enjoys taking the rings on and off, and she also enjoys playing with the rings alone. She'll often bring some of the rings with her after bathing and play with them as we dry and dress her. We really liked that there were no opening on the octopus, so that no water could get in and potentially cause molding. One of our daughter's favorite toys, and I'm sure she'll enjoy it for a long time to come." —Mach V. Manuel

    Get two from Amazon for $18.64.

    14. A musical gadget with volume control so the kiddo's parents will still keep you in their life. A win for everyone involved, honestly.


    Promising review: "Just amazing. Daughter won't stop staring at it when lights and music are on. She enjoys it so much. It saved us from so many hours or crying and fussiness, especially in the so-much-hated car seat. And we thought at first that it wouldn't be so good! It has nice songs too and even my wife and I like it. I think the key to entertain our baby was that the lights are synchronized with the music." —Chema

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    15. A box of mini scratch art pages they'll love writing rainbow-colored notes on for you to find throughout the house.


    Promising review: "These are the most fun things ever. I've gotten my niece and nephew a variety of the scratch art projects, but when I found these I knew I could stock up and let them create their own art and patterns. The trouble now is getting them to pace themselves through the pack! My sister is an artist and also took a stab, creating gorgeous, post-it sized artworks for the fridge. I will get these for anyone who has kids between 5-15 from now on." —kitty

    Get a box of 125 from Amazon for $6.22.

    16. A Chewbacca action figure they can tote around and make Wookiee sounds to until you have a spare moment to take them to see the latest Star Wars film.


    Promising review: "Perfect stocking stuffer at only five inches! The legs and arms move up and swing down just like a Wookiee slam attack!! Greatest part of the kids can collect all of the figurines. Very affordable price also! " —Hasbro Customer

    Get it from Walmart for $9.99.

    17. A farting animal coloring book any kiddo will have no problem receiving from Santa this year. Prepare for endless giggles and snickering.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.66.

    18. A Baby Shark Doodle Me Doll kiddos can turn into their own work of art while, of course, continuing to belt that unforgettable tune at the top of their lungs., Amazon

    Promising review: "This Pinkfong Baby Shark is well-made and perfect as a gift for a little one who loves all things Baby Shark. What's even better is that they can doodle and draw all over it with the included markers, which makes it a perfect travel toy that you don't have to worry about getting destroyed. The markers wash out reasonably well, and Baby Shark looks exactly like the cartoon video of the song, so it's sure to please any Baby Shark fan. The yellow color is very bright and vibrant, and it's built to withstand toddlers and little ones handling it often. I was surprised at the size of this, as it was actually bigger than I was thinking it would be, considering the price (kind of a medium sized one). I got this for my youngest son, who absolutely loves it! Really nice and durable toy, doo doo, doo-doo doo-doo...." —ILoveMyKids

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three styles).

    19. My Book With No Pictures which will put a fun spin on the classic word-less book by letting kiddos fill in their OWN words to make a one-of-a-kind story.


    Promising review: "This is a do-it-yourself version of the bestselling The Book With No Pictures. My daughter is going to make this book her own and then give it to her Dad for Christmas so he can read it to her. I already know that this is going to be a huge hit. Hysterical good fun!" —DisneyDenizen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A huggable Twisty Petz toy for the stylish tyke who would love nothing more than to use their favorite stuffed animal as an adorable fashion statement.


    These snuggly friends untwist and transform from a standard stuffed animal into a stylish boa!

    Promising review: "If your kids love the regular twisty pets, then they'll love this toy. It works just like the regular small plastic twisty toys. You can pull it apart and wear it or put it together and play with like a stuffed animal. There are four different ones that you can collect. It can be washed if needed. It's super soft and plush which is nice if you're going to wear it like a boa. Instructions come with it. The first time we took it apart we had a hard time getting it back together, but once we figured it out we had no problems after that. These are the new 'it' toys right now: Get them while you can." —MadROMAD

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four styles).

    21. A 100-piece Moana puzzle that'll give you both a reason to shout "SEE THE LINE WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE SEA?!" but actually be referring to the puzzle itself.


    Promising review: "Construction and appearance of this puzzle is great. My 5-year-old and I did it together, with me mostly just offering tips and guidance. The pieces are large and thick, cleanly cut. She loves her simple block puzzles and has shown interest in more difficult puzzles, and this is a great transition into jigsaw style pieces." —Tim

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    22. A corn popper push toy that'll take you right back to 1957 when it was first created and help your favorite tyke learn to walk.


    Promising review: "I got this because my son loves lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners. The model ones are usually expensive. This one makes up for it. He loves moving them around the house. Mine works perfect. They pop when pushed forward and pulled backward. He is two and took a liking to it instantly. I wish I had got this for him earlier. A must have toy for kids who love to push things around!" —Vinodh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. And a 10-pack case of Play-Doh so little ones can get creative making their own museum-worthy sculptures.


    Note: these are 2 oz jars.

    Promising review: "This is my daughter's first experience of Play-Doh. It arrived during nap time and I gave it to her when she woke up. She was so excited. She made a face and a bee and meatballs and... the possibilities are endless. I loved Play-Doh when I was a kid and it still seems like a terrific toy! This set contains a bunch of fun, vibrant colors and arrived in perfect for hours of play." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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