With high-tech robots and flying drones, it’s not hard to break the bank while shopping for Christmas gifts. To help you save this holiday season, here are 10 toys for under $50.
Ages: 5 and up
They may be small, but Fingerlings are one of the biggest toys for this holiday season. These tiny baby monkeys fit on your child’s finger, and respond to sound and movement by blinking their eyes, turning their heads and babbling back. Even cooler, if you have multiple fingerlings, they will sing together.
Oonies Starter Pack
Ages: 5 and up
If a Mr. Potato Head and a balloon had a baby, it would be an Oonie. Ooonies are small inflatable creatures that kids can decorate and style anyway they choose. The starter pack includes the inflator machine, 36 pellets (which you inflate to make Oonies), and 18 different accessories. Kids can create anything in their imagination from animals, to ice cream, or even jewelry. There is even a booklet with games to play.
Star Wars Action Figures
Ages: 4 and up.
“The Last Jedi” is the latest installment of Star Wars, and the action figures are in high demand. The package features six 6-inch figurines each inspired by a different character. Action figures include Rey (Jedi Training), Captain Poe Dameron, BB-8, Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader and First Order Stormtrooper Executioner.
Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi
Ages: 3-6 years
This small robot will keep your little one busy for hours. Movi has different game modes that ask your child questions, engage their critical thinking and even get them dancing.
In addition to 360 degrees of mobility, Movi comes with light up buttons and changing facial expressions
Paw Patrol Sea Patroller Transforming Vehicle
Cost: $49.99 at Target
Ages: 3 and up
The Paw Patrol is always there to help in an emergency. This time, the pups are aboard the Paw Patroller, a sleek rescue boat equipped with flashing lights, sounds, and a detachable anchor. In addition to a lifesaver launcher, the ship can also hold up to two Paw Patrol vehicles, and comes with a Ryders Rescue ATV. The best part? With drop down wheels, the Sea Patroller can be used on land and in water.
‘Speak Out’ Kids vs. Parents
Ages: 8 and up
Speak Out is a fun group game that requires players to read a phrase out loud while wearing a very silly and restricting mouthpiece. You only earn cards/points if your team is able to decipher what you’re saying, but it won’t be easy with phrases like, “This playroom is a positive pigsty!” The game comes with five mouthpieces and 200 different phrases, totaling hours of fun.
Ages: 6 and up
The game of tag gets a high-tech upgrade with Laser X. The two player gaming set brings laser tag to your home, and comes with two gun blasters, two vests, and colorful lighting effects to help you keep track of hits. Blasters have pinpoint accuracy up to 200 feet, but can also reach targets as far as 400 feet away. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Smithsonian Room Planetarium
Cost: $44.49 to $54.99.
Engage your child’s curiosity by showing them the universe… literally. The Smithsonian planetarium brings the nighttime sky into your bedroom, projecting 24 HD space images from planets to moons and asteroids.
WonderTech Invader drone
Ages: 14 and up
Drones are in high demand today, and more affordable than ever. This beginner’s model is perfect for your teen, with intuitive flying commands, LED lights, and one-key flips for easy tricks. There is even a button that will bring your drone home if it gets lost.
Lego Disney Moana’s Ocean Voyage
Once constructed, this 307-piece kit makes Moana’s boat and the island of Te Fiti. The box also includes mini-dolls of Moana, her friend Maui and Heihei the rooster. Designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12, Ocean Voyage is compatible with all other LEGO construction sets.
Brittany Jones-Cooper is a reporter at Yahoo Finance.