Sure, we all know the iPhone12 is coming out just in time for Hanukkah. But what about gifts that are more engaging, more cozy and more fun? From items that’ll promote story time together to clever games that’ll stretch their brains over break, we’ve rounded up 15 gifts under $50 to win over the whole family.

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1. Old Navy Matching PJs

The holiday cards (let’s be honest: our Instagram feeds) aren’t complete without a family PJ pic. Bundle up in these super-comfy flannel jingle jams jammies.

Buy It (Starting at $15)


2. Asweets Space Doorway Beanbag Toss

When it’s too cold for backyard activities like cornhole, this outer-space inspired game hangs in a doorway and allows kids to toss bean bags through galaxies and planets for improved hand-eye coordination.

Buy It ($40)


3. Emoji Cookie Cutters

These lol-worthy cookie cutters are made from food-safe materials, are dishwasher safe and have tapered edges so that the whole family can create flawless faces—no skill required.

Buy It ($19)

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4. Old Navy Fair Isle Sweater

Fluctuating temperatures make getting dressed hard—but this cozy Fair Isle sweater (with options to match with the whole family) makes it easy again.

Buy It ($45)


5. Nancy Drew Book Set

A classic set of stories will give your little ones a love of mystery (and a break from screentime) while you reminisce with your favorite teenage-detective fiction.

Buy It ($45)


6. Glow-in-the-Dark Rock Painting Kit

Is there anything kids love more than glow-in-the-dark-anything? Paint fun designs and messages, then wait ’til it gets dark out to watch the magic begin.

Buy It ($13)

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7. Old Navy Sherpa Snap-Front Crop Jacket

Sherpa outerwear in a trendy print for less than $50? We’re buying one in every color (and for every family member).

Buy It ($45)


8. Classic Train Set

The nostalgia for this holiday staple is real. With over 40 pieces, including mini fir trees and a train station, we’re hard-pressed to think of a better way to spend a few hours under the tree.

Buy It ($46)


9. Gel and Slime Kit

We take that back about the glow-in-the-dark stuff. Kids love slime, and they can play with it while learning all about matter and chemistry with these 15 ooey, gooey experiments.

Buy It ($20)

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10. Old Navy Faux-Fur Jogger Sweatpants

Whether lounging on the couch or running a few last-minute errands, these plush faux-fur sherpa joggers will keep you and your recipient warm and comfy.

Buy It ($19)


11. Sumbababy Teepee Tent

Storytime is special, but even more so with a magical teepee fort. Better yet, one that doesn't require the complete dismantling of the couch cushions and linen closet.

Buy It ($48)


12. Yaylabs Softshell Ice Cream Ball

This coveted “As Seen on TikTok” item whips up homemade ice cream while being tossed around by the kids for a solid 25 minutes.

Buy It ($42)

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13. Old Navy Face Masks

This pack has something for everyone in your crew: skiing polar bears, sunglass-wearing Santas, and, oh yes, candy-cane sloths.

Buy It ($13)

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14. Rifle Paper Co. Jigsaw Puzzle

Remember traveling? This exercise in good ol’ family bonding will also get you excited to visit all the places on your bucket list when it’s finally safe to do so.

Buy It ($34)

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15. At-Home Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage. Now you can create your own at home (although, keep the irony of feeling trapped inside to yourself ‘til after you’ve solved the puzzle, OK?).

Buy It ($50)