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8 Best Gifts Under $15
Need a grab-bag toy or stocking stuffers? Check out these inexpensive standouts.
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A new twist on the paper airplane: This foam contraption can fly as far as 100 feet. (Play Visions, $10.50; rei.com) 5 & Up
This friendly-looking animal attaches to a car seat or stroller. It has textured, crinkly ears and makes a sweet chime noise when shaken. (Shop similar gifts at tinylove.com) Birth & Up
RECALL ALERT: Tiny Love has recalled over 600,000 wind chime toys, including this product. Read more about this recall.
Your prayers have been answered: a portable, no-mess paint kit. The penlike brushes work only on the special paper. Now she can paint whenever she wants. (Elmer's, $10; elmers.com) 3 & Up
This seemingly clairvoyant crustacean stops or changes direction when it senses an object in its path or when it "hears" a loud noise like clapping. ($14.99; hexbug.com)
A matching card game with wacky barnyard combinations (half frog, half cow is only one)—just watch out for the "Tastes Like Chicken" card. (Patch Products, $7; patchproducts.com) 6 & Up
What a deal: A 100-piece, classic, eco-friendly block set for just $10! And it also comes with a cotton bag to store 'em. (Mommy & Me; Walmart stores) 18 Months & Up
It looks like just a tire, but this green plaything does more than roll. You can bounce it, bowl it, kick it, race it, and throw it. There's even a book of tricks inside. (Cadaco, $10; cadaco.com) 6 & Up
Trust us: Your kid will be distracted by all the different ways to tangle and untangle this multi-textured, multicolored ring. It's a tactile development booster for them, but you might find it therapeutic yourself. (Tangle Creations, $13; tanglecreations.com) 3 & Up