Cheap Christmas Gifts for Preschoolers

by SusanM

Great Christmas gifts for preschoolers - all $10 or less.

Buying a great and fun Christmas gift for a preschool child doesn't have to be expensive. There are lots of wonderful gifts that are perfect if you know what to look for.

Being able to buy some Christmas gifts for $10 or less really helps the bank balance around the holiday season.

It's especially good if you have a lot of kids to buy for. It's also handy if you're just looking for some extra toys to go under the Christmas tree that aren't big or expensive gifts.

So here are some of the best Christmas gifts you can buy for any preschool child for fun and a price that won't hurt your wallet.

Christmas Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies are cute, cuddly and there are lots of different animals to choose from.

This little dog is gorgeous and would be a big Christmas hit with a preschool girl especially. 

You can find even hard to get Beanie Babies at Amazon so it's easy to find an animal that they will love. 

Creative gifts are always a good Christmas gift choice for preschool kids. But you need to make sure the craft activity is right for the age of the child you are buying for.

Many craft kits are made for school aged children. These can be very frustrating for younger children because they need more coordination preschool kids have. This takes all the fun out of them. So remember to check out the age recommendation when buying a craft kit.

Give Sticky Mosaics

My First Sticky Mosaics are also a great idea. They are fun. They feel like a big kid activity without being as hard as a big kid activity. 

Preschool kids love playing with stickers. So a sticker craft like this is perfect for them. There's lots of designs to choose from so you just need to pick one you think they will enjoy. 

.....and before I forget parents love them too because they are a low mess craft.

Play Doh Gift Idea

Preschool kids LOVE Play Doh.

They love creating with it. Squeezing it. Hitting it. They just love it. Luckily there are some good Play Doh activity kits around.

These make a great gift for preschool kids and usually aren't too expensive. 

Fun Toy Ideas

Thomas the Tank Engine Gift

Thomas the Tank Engine is an absolute favorite with young kids. The only issue is Thomas toys can be very expensive. 

This Thomas Train is a great price and perfect for a Christmas present for any preschool child who still loves the little train. (It's especially good for a younger preschooler.)

This Thomas toy is much like Duplo blocks so a good choice for any child who still plays with these and hasn't graduated to LEGO blocks yet. The train is fun to put together and the set works well with any Duplo blocks they might already have. 

Don't Forget Lacing Sets

Lacing sets are fun for preschool kids and they are great for helping their coordination too. This means they're a good Christmas gift for this age group. These sets are usually under $10 so they're great on price as well.

This Melissa & Doug Lacing Set is one of my favorites. But you can find lots of different ones with things like fairies, dinosaurs or cars online at Amazon. So it's easy to find one that matches the interests of the preschooler you're buying for. 

Magnetic Game for Preschool Boys

This towing game is a variation of the classic magnetic fishing games. These fishing games have been a traditional toy for helping children's coordination for decades, So this tow truck version also makes a good learning toy for helping a preschool boy develop his coordination.

This gift idea is also great for pretend play because each tow truck can be moved about on it's own, separate from the backing board. This gives them another way to have fun (almost like two games in one) and also helps their imagination. 

Preschool boys usually love anything about cars or trucks so this is a good gift for Christmas time. 

Little Playmobil Sets

There are some great Playmobil sets around that are popular with preschool kids. They're also hours of fun because these little sets are so good for pretend play. This manes they're really good Christmas gifts that kids can have fun with for the whole year. 

I've featured the Moon Rocket Playmobil set here because it can be hard to find cheaper make believe toys for boys. But there are many of these smaller Playmobil sets at Amazon that are good for boys and girls. 

Preschool Jigsaw Puzzles

Preschool kids usually love doing jigsaw puzzles. As long as they're not too easy or too hard. These jigsaws have 24 and 48 pieces. 24 pieces (the animal and dinosaur puzzles ) are about the right size for a preschool child who has played with jigsaw puzzles before.

If they're a jigsaw puzzle master you might need to go up to 48 pieces (the fairy puzzle has 48). But you can find some great puzzles for boys and girls at Amazon with 24 and 48 pieces in different themes for about the same price as these ones.

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Updated: on 09/13/2012, SusanM
 
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