Regardless of age, a trending, sought-after toy is something anyone is excited to unpack from its box — especially if it’s an Amazon..
The rundown has already been given to you. Amazon’s best-selling toys and games, this edit is for the budget-minded folks — all of these options are under $25 to help combat inflation.
“Inflation is impacting all categories of shopping, including kids toys,”Kristin McGrath is a retail expert and was the editor of The Real Deal by RetailMeNot. “This year, shoppers can expect to see a rise in toy costs. A lot of this is due to inflation — even the cost of supplies needed to make the toys are seeing an increase in price.”
We have listed the top 25 toys under $25. Also, we discussed the latest toy trends as well as which toys you should grab now. Who doesn’t love snatching a fun activity on a budget?
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Are there any top trends right now in toys shopping?
The most popular toys are those that were released in the last year. “Think ‘Stranger Things’And ‘Jurassic World,’”McGrath agrees. “You can also count on Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ toys to be hot items.”
McGrath believes that kids will be looking for a mix of high-tech and classic toys this holiday season.
Which toys are most popular with children right now?
This is the ultimate question. McGrath gives all the details about consumer shopping trends.
- Beyblades & accessories: This toy lineThese items are still very much in demand and highly collectible. Look out for bargains on accessories such as battle arenas or other items that are very costly.
- Magic Mixes This was last year’s “it”Due to demand and supply issues, it was very popular and quickly sold out around the globe. It is possible to purchase this item for your children if the market stabilizes and prices are stable.
- VR: The VR trend isn’t limited to high-end headsets. These VR products are fun and immersive for less than $25
- Sensory and fidget toys To the bubble popping toys, putties and slimes, fidget spinners, fidget cubes, this whole trend remains to help kids stay focused. The fidget toys can be affordable and great for stocking stuffers.
How do you make a deal on toys?
Like anything else, price trackers are the way to go — especially as some toy prices are on the rise right now.
“By adding an Amazon price-tracking browser extension like camelcamelcamel or keepa, you’ll be able to easily monitor the prices of your most-wanted products, see the price history of the item you’re looking to buy, as well as get price-drop alerts so that you never miss a deal,”McGrath gives advice.
Best Kids Toys under $25
1. Nintendo eShop Gift Card, $20
Not a toy per se, but Nintendo’s eShop Gift Card is perfect to make anyone (and any age, too) smile. You can purchase this gift card for $20 at eShop. E-gift cards is redeemable in the Nintendo Store to purchase new games for everyone’s favorite toy, the Nintendo Switch ($300).
2. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, $10
With more than 37,000 reviews on Amazon, the $10 game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is one that everyone’s talking about. It’s a take-anywhere game that revolves around speed: as soon as there’s a match between a card and a spoken word, players will race to slap their hand on the center pile of cards. Many laughters are guaranteed.
3. Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disks SetPrices starting at $17
This 500-piece Brain Flakes Interlocking Plastic Disk Set (500 pieces) is just the right item to help your child’s imagination take flight. For as little as $20, you can make almost any item (and in vivid colors too).
4. LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs$11 Original price: $15
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs Set is the best toy. It has received more than 32,000 good reviews on Amazon. It’s beginner-friendly and can be taken anywhere. It’s also a fan of the dinosaur, which is a favorite animal of children.
5. Beyblade Battle 3-Pack ToysOriginal Price $23, $28
According to McGrath, the Beyblade toys are so popular, they’re almost the new Pokemon. As one of the buzziest kids’ collectibles yet, it pairs well with a Beyblade Storage CaseStore these valuable battle items safely and securely over many years for as low as $23.
Magic Mixies were all the rage last year and, according to McGrath, the prices have gone down tremendously this year (with the brand’s collection of toys just as popular). This 4-pack of mini figures can be purchased from Amazon starting at $20
7. Funkpop Pop Funkpop Pop!Original price $11
Another on-trend toy: anything VR (that’s virtual reality, for short). Funkpop Pop Funkpop Pop! Funkpop Pop! This VR Action Figure only costs $11 and can entertain children for hours. This vibrant purple color is our favorite.
8. Scientoy 35-Piece Fidget Toy SetOriginal price: $24
If your little one is all about the sensory toys, then this 35-Piece Fidget Toy Set is for you — for less than $20 right now! In it, you’ll find a magic ball, liquid timer, slime putty and more. Not to mention, it’s just as adult-friendly as it is kid-friendly; stash some of these as stress toys for your office desk.
9. CoCoMelon Official Music Bedtime JJ ToyPrices starting at $18, Original price: $20
Imagine if every child in need of help could be given a dollar. CoCoMelon doll — well, we’d be rich. JJ, based on what I have seen with my nieces, is the Rihanna of this baby generation. Any child will be happy if they spend $18.
You can be one of Amazon’s best-selling toys, the Paw Patrol Rubble’s Bulldozer Vehicle is one of the most budget-friendly options you can snag (representing a show that’s extremely popular). With the play vehicle and cute pup to match, it’ll be a hit.
Enter the *cool* way to play Connect 4: Marvel & Spider-Man-style! Just shy of $20, this themed game (with on-theme pieces to match) is a great one to buy and stash in your game closet whenever there’s a rainy day (or, when you’re watching a new Marvel movie).
This article would be incomplete without a mention of Barbie — specifically, her Tiki Hut Playset that makes us want to take a vacation ASAP. With its Chelsea doll, palm-tree-adorned Sandbox and tropical smoothie drinks, we want to see this doll in person.
If you’re on the hunt for a dollhouse but don’t want to spend the big bucks, you’ll want to add the Imaginarium Country Mansion Dollhouse to your Amazon cart. It’s only $18, has a pretty-in-pink look and pairs well with Amazon’s dollhouse accessories.
Cars for the child that loves to drive Only They will be entertained for hours with this 24-pack of racecars. The color selection is well-varied, the wheels are super speedy and the bundle is just $17 — perfect for playdates with numerous little ones.
15. Airlab Wooden Play Food$17. Original price $19
One of our favorite toys growing up was play food (we’re convinced anything miniature is super cute). Now, the Airlab Wooden Play Food bundle is just $19 and comes with all the produce you’ll need, likely for a cheaper price than your local grocery store.
16. Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Play Food SetPrices starting at $17
Melissa & Doug is a well-respected brand when it comes to toys for kids. Wooden Pizza Play Food Set comes with plates and velcro-attached pizza slices. It also includes mini pepperoni, toppings, and servers.
17. KaKaTimes STEM Block Toy, $17
For the mini future engineer you know, the KaKaTimes STEM Building Block Toy is interactive, helps improve motor skills and is the rainbow-besotted set that’ll add much color to your playroom. Although we want to get started right away, the possibilities of creation are limitless.
18. LeapFrog Learning Friends 100-Words BookPrice: Original price $20
With more than 107,000 ratings on Amazon, we’re convinced the LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book is one of the most sought-after learning toys for the baby-to-toddler transition stage. From learning the alphabet to colors, it’s one you’ll want on hand.
19. Hasbro Gaming Bop It! Electronic Game, $14. Original price: $17
Bop It! We sure do, and it’s still widely popular. For just $14 right now, you’ll want to twist it! Take it! It! all day long. Plus, it’s a great game for ages 8 and up (and we mean up — we know people 50+ who love this decades-old favorite).
20. Kiddie Play Floral Tea Set, $22
Kiddie Play Floral Tea Set is a wonderful gift idea for little girls who are prim and proper. The tea set’s red and botanical-inspired design, as well as the carrying case, is adorable. The set includes everything needed to have the perfect tea party.
All those who love “Frozen,” this is Amazon’s best-selling toy from the movie. The Introducing “Frozen 2”With nearly 23,000 customer reviews this necklace activity set allows you to create a fun, movie-inspired piece of jewelry. Who doesn’t want Queen Elsa on a necklace?
22. Green Toys Car Carrier$25.00 Original Price
The cool Green Toys Car Carrier transforms your truck toys. For less than $20, it’s the monster vehicle of all vehicles and the perfect addition to your miniature cars and play sets.
23. Melissa & Doug Emma Deluxe Magnetic wooden dress-up dolls for girls playset, $14. Original price: $25
You know someone who is as passionate about dressing up as we are? Well, Melissa & Doug has a unique, mix-and-match styling toy that’s perfect for any young fashion lover. For less than $15, it’s a steal.
24. ReyGo Kids BBQ Grill Play Kitchen, $25
ReyGo Kids BBQ Cooking Grill Play Cuisine is just $25 It’s a toy that can be worth upwards of $50. With the mini grill, it’s essentially a George Forman-in-training bundle clad with the kebabs (how cute!) All the equipment you will need is included to make your experience a reality.
25. Toy Bath Toy Battery-Powered by Baby SharkOriginal price: $13
The Baby Shark Youtube video has 11 billion views, so you can say it’s Absolutely This toys is a hit with kids. One of the cutest spin-offs of the popular song we’ve seen is this Battery-Powered Bath Toy that’s just $10! It’s sure to enhance your bath time in the most musical way possible.
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