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Great Gift Ideas for Kids Under $30

Great Gift Ideas For Kids Under $100 - Parents Canada

Every money expert in the world will tell you that an important part of holiday spending is sticking to your budget, but that can be hard when you want to give your kids the moon. That’s why we’ve rounded up awesome gift picks under $30 from national retailers that are sure to bring smiles without putting too much of a dent in your bank account.

We’ve also got gifts under $100, too! And if you’re looking specifically for toys, check out our curated selections for kids both big and small. Happy shopping!

Connect 4 Board Game
Any classic board game gets you some guaranteed bonding time with your kids (with an added hit of nostalgia!), but we love Connect 4 for teaching a thing or two about sequences and patterns. $22,

Eurographics Emoji Puzzle
The family that puzzles together…probably gets in at least one argument while doing said puzzle, but we digress. This 1000-piece, bright, fun emoji-themed puzzle has enough colour variation for little kids to help but is enough of a challenge that big kids won’t get bored. $20,

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
If you’ve got a burgeoning culinary superstar on your hands (or your kid just likes tinkering in the kitchen), this cookbook has all the basics. Pair with some cute measuring cups and spoons for a useful, themed gift. $29,

Well-Being Heroes Pyjamas and Book Set
This jammies-and-storybook combo is the perfect present to banish any nighttime worries for little ones. The PJs glow in the dark and feature a dream catcher, a worry pocket, an invisibility button and more. Plus, the book’s main character faces their fears to sleep through the night. $30,

Kinetic Sand Beach Castle
Who says kids have to wait for the summer for their day at the beach? This kinetic sand set lets winter-weary kids build an elaborate sandcastle at home. (Tip for mess: Let them build on a rimmed baking sheet to keep the sand contained!) $25,

Children’s Education Trust Registered Education Savings Plans
Starting an RESP for your kids is the gift that keeps on giving. Make it a holiday tradition  to contribute to the post-secondary education of your child (or another child in your life!) for under $10 a month. Learn more at (Want to get a jumpstart? Enter now for a chance to win a $1,000 RESP!)

LEGO Dots Bracelet Megapack
We know, LEGO is sort of a toy. But we argue LEGO Dots kits are more project than toy. These LEGO sets with bases and tiny LEGO pieces for making designs are available in items from jewellery to picture frames. $30,

Family Pyjamas
What’s cozy, fun, slightly embarrassing and make for great photo ops? Family jammies, that’s what. Start a new tradition and get new ones for the brood every year. From $14,

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