10 Great Toy Ideas Under $20 For Toy Gift Exchanges

It seems like I’m always looking for a last minute toy for a gift exchange, and my budget is usually under $20, so I thought I’d put together a list of great toy ideas you can buy for that price range. Most of these are on the hot toy list this year, so you can’t go wrong!

1. Klutz Invasion Of The Bristlebots is topping many hot toy lists this Christmas. I love the unique idea of the Bristlebots, they’re little toothbrush head robots that can spin, skitter, and bounce off the walls. The Bristlebots also come with a book of ideas games and activities for fun and entertainment.

Invasion of the bristlebots2. Many of the Bakugan toys including most of the Bakugan Battle Packs, and make great toys for boys. They are definitely one of the hottest toys for boys right now.

bakugan board game3. For the little girls on your Christmas exchange list check out Barbie and the 3 Musketeers. Most of the dolls fall into the $10-20 price range, and would make a wonderful gift.

barbie and the three musketeers
4. The IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit lets kids use their imagination and creativity to create their own storybook.
illustory make your own story kit

5. The Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set would be perfect for the younger children on your list. Let them pretend they’re baking cookies along with the grown ups, or older brothers and sisters with this fun wooden cookie set.

melissa and doug slice and bake cookie set
6. The Crayola Glow Station comes in just barely in the $20 range, but it’s a great gift idea if you have a budding artist on your list. Creative kids can create their own glow in the dark posters and artwork.

crayola glow station

7. The Spin Master PixOs Super Studio is another wonderful toy for kids who love to create.

pixos spinmaster
8. If you have a Tech Deck fan on your Christmas list, you’re in luck. Most of the Tech Deck toys come in under the $20 range. They’ll be really excited if you add to their skateboard collection or add a feature to their skate park.

Tech Deck9. I think the Technosource Printies Pets Design Studio are adorable! Kids can design and print their own stuffable pets. The presewn fabric works just like paper in an ink jet printer.

printables design studio
10. Liv Fashion Dolls are another great choice for trendy girls. If they already have the dolls, you can add some of the fashions to their collection.
liv fashion dolls sophie
There you have it 10 toys you can buy this Christmas for $20 and under.