Here are my top picks for gifts for kids 8 and under that are not only budget friendly, but will also grow with your kids. This post contains some affiliate links, which helps support this space with no added cost to you. Also, feel free to check out my gift guide geared specifically towards children with ADHD. Happy shopping and happy holidays!
This customizable stuffed animal was such a favorite with each of my kids when they were young toddlers.
The perfect gift for your emerging authors and illustrators. Have your kids write and illustrate their own book, then send it off to be professionally made into a real hardcover book!
Have your little mermaid snuggle up in this cozy blanket all winter long.
Put on a show with this fun set of puppets.
Bilibos are an open-ended toy that can be used in so many fun ways. We also use our as “wiggle seats” during homeschooling.
These On the Go Craft Kits are perfect stocking stuffers! They are perfect for screen free entertainment in the car, if you’re traveling this holiday season.
My 6 year old received this face painting kit for her birthday, and it has been a favorite for all 3 of my kids. I love it because it washes off SO easily and doesn’t stain.
I cannot tell you enough how much my kids love these books. They are cute and sweet stories that actually teach our kids about the scientific method in a fun and engaging way.
This fun toddler scooter will be under the tree for my 3 year old this year! I love how it has two wheels in the front to help with balance.
Slime, slime, and more slime. Need I say more? Seriously, though, I like how this kit contains ready made magnetic slime, which was showcased on Emily’s Wonder Lab.
Did you know triangle crayons help teach proper grip? These Jumbo Triangle Crayons are great for little hands.
Do you have a fashionista like I do? My 6 year old received this jewelry making kit last year, and she still plays with it at least once a week.
My 8 year old has become very interested in origami over the last several months. I plan on getting her this set. I really like how the paper is double-sided.
This fairy garden is growing in my kitchen this very moment. The kids had such a fun time creating it, and now we are watching the grass grow. They can hardly wait to string the included lights for a special and unique night light.
There’s a reason Tinker Toys are such a classic.
I’m not the crafty mom, and that is why I love all in one craft kits. Look at how stinkin’ cute this robot craft kit is!
Get your kids outside and moving without the clean up of Nerf guns with this Laser X laser tagging game.
Who doesn’t want to cuddle up with Baby Yoda from Mandalorian on Disney +. This 8″ plush Yoda is perfect for your little Star Wars fan.
Harry Potter is as popular now as it was ever. This Room of Requirement LEGO Set is so fun but not overly complicated to assemble.
There you go! I hope you found some fun things your kids will love. A special thanks to my dear friend, Meredith, for her contribution to this gift guide.