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Christmas Gifts Under $25 for the Kid in Your Life

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Have you finished your holiday shopping?  As you know I am done, but I don’t have too many people to buy for.  I have three men on my list: BF, my sister’s boyfriend and my Dad and I have two women on my list: my sis and my mother.  So buying Christmas gifts was easy this year.

My sister called yesterday and asked if I knew any good gifts for kids.  Of course I don’t because BF and I don’t have kids.  However as a woman of a certain age (35) I do know a few people with kids.  Thanks to the wonderful world of Facebook and Instagram I was able to find a few great gifts that my sister can buy for her boyfriend’s seven year old cousin.

If you have a kid on your Christmas list try one of these budget friendly gifts:

A board game

As BF and I were shopping last weekend I was happy to see that board games are still in style. We saw a whole shelf of popular board games such as Mouse Trap, Candyland (I LOVE Candyland), Operation and Monopoly.  I spent many Saturday afternoons playing board games with my friends and it was nice to see that they haven’t been phased out.  What was your favorite board game as a kid?

A cartoon DVD

My personal trainer recently posted “Thank you Shrek The Halls DVD.  That $20 gave me two hours of quiet time.”  I thought it was really funny.  If the kid on your Christmas list likes cartoons then consider getting them the latest holiday movie from their favorite characters such as Barbie, The Smurfs, Care Bears or My Little Pony – the list can go on and on.  Gosh I loved My Little Pony as a kid.

Just Dance

I actually think this is a great gift for kids of any age – even 35 years old.  If the child has a gaming console such as Nintendo Wii or Xbox then consider gifting the latest Just Dance.  It’s a great way to get your kids active as they dance away to choreography from the current most popular songs.

A gift card to Wal-Mart or Target

In our blended family (my parents are divorced) we have an eight year old step-niece and she is obsessed with gift cards.  She has a little purse and a little wallet and they’re filled with gift cards to her favorite stores.  Kids love acting like adults and buying their own stuff seems to be on the list of things to do.  If you don’t know the child’s favorite store gift cards to mega stores like Wal-Mart and Target are always a safe bet.

American Doll clothes and accessories

If the child on your Christmas list is a girl I’ve heard that American Dolls are very popular.  I’ve also heard they are very expensive.  If buying an American Doll isn’t in your budget this year consider buying a new outfit or accessories for the doll.

What was your favorite Christmas gift as a child?

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TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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