Birthday parties

20 birthday gifts under $20

Check out these fun birthday gifts for $20 or less — guaranteed to keep kids entertained for the next year.

By Kaavya Sivakumaran

20 birthday gifts under $20

20 birthday gifts under $20

The best toys for less

Want to put that ecstatic grin on a child's face without having to spend the big bucks

We've compiled our favourite low-budget birthday gifts — all of which guarantee hours of play and nonstop laughs. You can't put a price on fun!

20 birthday gifts under $20Photo: Sand Baking, Indigo

First birthday

Built for the littlest of fingers, these colourful toys encourage all kinds of basic creative skills, from drawing and painting to making music.

Creative Peg Puzzle
mastermindtoys.com, $20 

Baby Maracas
musicaltoys.ca, $4.50

Giggle Gang
fisher-price.com, $11

Hape Bunny
mastermindtoys.com, $20

Tots Art Start Kit
mastermindtoys.com, $15

20 birthday gifts under $20Photo: Creative Peg Puzzle, Mastermind Toys

Toddler

Let your toddler's imagination go wild with these entertaining gadgets and artsy knickknacks.

Busy Farm
lego.com, $16

Rainbow Colour Cones
mastermindtoys.com, $19

Remote Control Fire Truck
mastermindtoys.com, $20 

My First Purse
chapters.indigo.ca, $15

Farm Finger Crayons
mastermindtoys.com, $20

20 birthday gifts under $20Photo: Busy Farm, Lego

Preschool

These cool toys are sure to get that wide-eyed reaction and ear-to-ear grin from your little preschooler.

Quickest Attack Armor Bat Pod
mattel.com, $20
 
Tagamoto Road Set
mastermindtoys.com, $20

Paper Bag Monsters
alextoys.com, $12

Sand Baking Set
chapters.indigo.ca, $15

Kids on Stage Charades Game
mastermindtoys.com, $19


20 birthday gifts under $20Photo: Quickest Attack Armor Bat Pod, Mattel

School age

These games and kits will most certainly allow growing kids to broaden their imagination and explore their creativity.

Model Magic Dream Bakery
crayolastore.com, $12.50
 
Kiss Naturals Lip Balm Making Kit
mastermindtoys.com, $20
 
Stunt Squadron
chapters.indigo.ca, $18
 
Zip Zap
gamewright.com, $15
 
Air Hogs Titan Glider
mastermindtoys.com, $15

20 birthday gifts under $20Photo: Model Magic Dream Bakery, Crayola

More of our favourite toys

20 birthday gifts under $20

Check out these fun birthday gifts for $20 or less — guaranteed to keep kids entertained for the next year.

This article was originally published on May 16, 2013
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