25 Toys Under $25 for the Little Ones in Your Life

Small price tag, big “thank you” hug

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The smell of new supplies. After-school activities. A chill in the air. The only one not happy about the busyness of back-to-school? Our bank account. Well, that was until now. Shopping for a whole slew of kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren (you get it), just got way easier on the wallet. We’ve rounded up 25 gifts under $25 for all the kids in your life, so they can unleash the happy squeals and you won't feel like running from your credit card bill come December. Whether you’re looking for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure, a new Barbie to add to the collection or a board game the whole family can get in on, here are 25 gifts from Walmart that won’t break the bank.

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Bring the Roblox game to life with Berry Boo, Gus, Chewy, Noaks, Dusty and Russ. These six tiny stuffed toys can tag along anywhere to reenact the kids’ favorite adventures. Plus, each toy includes a free digital code for the Piñata Smashlings Roblox game.

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The TMNT fan on your list won’t be able to put this toy down. Pull back and release to watch Leonardo (or his pals Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo) fly across the ground on his skateboard, defending the world from villains on the way.

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Hide these plush hair pops in your Trolls hair and pop them out to reveal a surprise inside. Each can hold a different fashion accessory, so your little one can swap in a new look for Queen Poppy, Branch or Viva whenever inspiration strikes.

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This palm-sized sensory game uses multi-colored lights to create on-the-go fun. Press all the lit-up bubbles and hit the center button to reset before time runs out. It features three fun modes to keep them challenged.

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Collectible and crafty, these minis deliver a surprise in every box: from plants to aquariums to candles. Kids won’t know what’s inside until they open it, but one thing’s for sure—they’ll have the most fun creating and collecting replicas of their favorite lifestyle and home decor pieces. 

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When one toy isn’t enough, Fluffie Sutffiez saves the day. Kids can pull off the outer fluff to reveal a new character, and then add the pulled fluff to the soft, squishy bag to create a whole new friend.

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Meet Charli, a baby monkey who loves to laugh with more than 70 sounds and reactions. Put it on your finger to activate—Fingerlings respond to touch so you can watch them come to life with every pet.

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Fire and Electricity combine in this Pokémon Battle Figure two-pack that looks like it jumped right out of the Pokémon Animated Series. Train with Charizard to activate your fire energy, and then team up with Pikachu to bring the electricity.

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Inspired by the Super Mario Bros movie, this Mario action figure sits on his Mario Kart racer, ready to take on his opponents. Just pull him back and watch him go. Kids can collect Peach, Toad and Koopa Troopa to stage their own races. 

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This award-winning, fast-paced word game delivers friendly competition as you race to beat the clock. Here’s how to play: tap letters of the portable wheel as you come up with words for various categories before the ten-second timer runs out. Just say a word and beat the timer to win!

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Hello Kitty is ready to join your little’s Squishmallows squad. This ultra-plush stuffie features red heart-shaped sunglasses and super-soft materials for snuggling during nap time, in the car or on the go. 

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Kids can defend the world just like Spider-Man thanks to this web-releasing Web Slinger. They’ll slip on the glove and velcro on the Web Slinger to imitate Spider-Man’s signature “thwip” move. Once the web fluid runs out, attach the refillable water cartridge to keep the pretend play going. 

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Celebrate Jurassic Park’s 30th anniversary with this Dilophosaurus Ambush Toy Set. It comes with a Dilophosaurus dino figure and a buildable Jurassic Park Jeep with a driver’s seat for the Dennis Nedry minifigure. It also includes a small jungle build, so your kid can have fun reenacting the movie. 

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For the kid who’s already a pro at UNO, there’s the UNO Show ‘em No Mercy Card Game. It features more cards, tougher penalties and new rules to keep things exciting for even the most seasoned players. 

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Bring Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas into the kiddos playtime with this set of eight exclusive figures, from Jack Skellington to Dr. Finkelstein. Put on the timeless movie and let them play along as they watch the magic unfold.

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Does your little love Monopoly, but have zero patience for a three-hour game? Gift them Monopoly Chance, which only takes about 20 minutes start to finish. This card game meets board game uses the same principles as Monopoly, but at a quicker, heart-pumping pace.

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Bring Bluey to life with this 13” talking plushie. Push her tummy to hear nine fun phrases from the beloved Bluey TV show, including her theme song. The soft, cuddly fabric is sure to make this toy your little one’s new bedtime, naptime, and anytime companion. Speaking of companions, Bluey’s sister, Bingo, is also available in plush form.

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Feed the young foodie’s imagination with this adorable wooden pizza set with 36 toppings. After making their pies, play “Italian restaurant” with the six sliceable wooden pizza slices and pizza cutter, spatula and serving tray.

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Check off the littlest fashionista on your list with this Monster High Toralei doll and pet saber-tooth tiger Sweet Fangs. They’ll have fun mixing and matching T-shirts and accessories with her plaid skirt, cropped moto jacket and combat boots. 

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Inspired by the iconic car from the 2 Fast 2 Furious movie, this buildable LEGO set includes everything kids need to bring their favorite street racing scenes to life.

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When they ask for both Barbies and a puppy for the holidays, surprise them with this toy. They’ll have so much fun taking Barbie’s two puppies for walks in their stroller, which expands to fit both dogs. It also includes seven accessories to help care for her pets, like bowls, bones, a frisbee and a water bottle.

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Get ready for hours of family fun. This hands-on search and find game will have the whole family working together to solve the mystery in Chaos City, an amusement park filled with quirky characters and hidden objects. With 15 unique stories and 300 hidden items scattered around the massive pop-up rollercoaster, ferris wheel and welcome gate, there will never be a dull moment. 

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Designed in collaboration with skate pro Tony Hawk, this fingerboard skate park will have your daredevil practicing their kick-flips in no time. Ride up the wedge, grind the rail and zoom down the ramps on the fingerboard skateboards with removable skate shoes, just like Tony Hawk.

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Bring the beach to the kids with this Kinetic Sand playset. It comes with 2.5 lbs of Kinetic Beach Sand with nine castle-themed molds for building sandcastles rain, snow or shine. Kinetic Sand sticks to itself for easy cleanup, so they can let their imagination, and building skills, run wild.

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JJ is in for the time of his life in this CoComelon Playset. Kids will love bouncing him in the ball pit, taking him for a spin in the ladybug, rocking him on the elephant rocker and pushing him in the swing—with five play areas, they can do it all. Plus, the top of the play gym transforms into a slide for extra fun, and the top handle allows your little one to take JJ and his play gym from room to room.

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Brianna Lapolla formerly held the role of Senior Commerce Editor at PureWow covering all things shopping across beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Now, she's putting her 12 years of...