Looking for the next best toy for your child can be a burden sometimes, especially if your kid is too young for preferences, or if you’re trying to surprise them and can’t exactly ask for their opinion on what they’d prefer, so here are the 25 best toys to buy on Amazon under 25 dollars.
There are so many toys available to purchase that picking out the right thing is sometimes quite a chore. Many are so pretty, but their quality may be questionable, then there’s the issue of whether your child will be interested in playing with it for more than 5 minutes to justify the money you spent on it.
If your kid already has something in mind that they’d want, you may want to steer towards that particular toy or something similar if the one they truly want is out of your budget. There are many alternatives for everything you want to get them, be it a swing set that’s fun to play with or a set of blocks.
For our list we took a look at Amazon’s best selling toys under the set price limit, with 4 stars and up given by at least 30 reviewers, so we’re sure they’re actually great for kids. Since people are more likely to go online to complain about various issues they find with the products they buy, having them go online to praise them is a bit less common, so we’re sure these toys will be great for your child or any kid you want to give a gift to. We also made sure to include only toys kids can actually play with, taking out wall stickers and the likes out of the list since those are fun to look at but not as much to play with unless you’re using them as target practice for your ball throwing.
If you also interested in some cool stuff on Amazon for a little older crowd, check out our list of 10 cool tech gifts and gadgets to buy on Amazon under 100 dollars, too.
Without further ado here are the 25 best toys to buy on Amazon under 25 dollars.
25. Mary Meyer Taggies Casey Plus Toy, Cow
Price – $24.99
Rating – 94% 5/5 stars (33 reviews)
Perfect for newborns who start discovering the toys they are given, this cute little cow is full of various looped ribbon tags to pull at, as well as various other interactive areas and colorful patterns. So if you’re looking to buy a gift for a young child, then this might be the way to go.
24. Gund Snuffles Teddy Bear
Price – $13.22
Rating – 97% 5/5 stars (34 reviews)
Snuffles is not exactly a name we’re not all familiar with, but there are a lot more options nowadays than there were a couple of decades ago. Perfect for kids over 1 years old, at least according to the manufacturer, this stuffed bear is soft, huggable and adorable.
23. NFL New Orleans Saints Pillow Pet
Price – $16.42
Rating – 91% 5/5 stars (34 reviews)
If you’re a fan of the New Orleans Saints, then you’re surely going to want to make sure the lil’ one will also be one too, so what better way than this cute pillow pet? The toy is made out of a soft plus material and comes with the team-colored uniform and logo. When the kid isn’t using it as a pillow, the toy can be velcroed back together and turned into a cute puppy.
22. LEGO Bionicle Mask Maker vs Skull Grinder Builder Kit
Price – $18.59
Rating – 91% 5/5 stars (34 reviews)
Perfect for kids over 8 years old, this particular LEGO set is quite awesome, allowing you to “battle against evil for the mythical Mask of Creation.” What that is exactly is probably going to remain a mystery for us adults, but the kids are sure to know what we’re talking about. The two figurines look great, but they do include a lot of small pieces so make sure to keep away from smaller kids who can swallow them.
21. Great Eastern Official Naruto Shippuden: Gaara Kazekage 8″ Plush
Price – $12.14
Rating – 94% 5/5 stars (35 reviews)
This particular toy is recommended for kids over 15 years of age, most likely because it’s more of a collectible than a plush your kid can tear to pieces by playing all day every day with it. There are, however, small parts included, so it’s not suitable for kids under 3 years old. Gaara of the Sand Waterfall is a major supporting character in the Naruto series, so it’s more suitable for fans of the show.
20. Little Buddy Toys Official Kirby Adventure 5″ Plush Doll Waddle Dee
Price – $10.92
Rating – 100% 5/5 stars (35 reviews)
This is an adorable little toy to give to children over three years old (according to the manufacturer). Waddle Dee is a red and tan creature that looks like a Kirby. If you don’t know what that is, it’s probably a good idea to ask your children. It looks great and it will certainly keep your kids entertained.
19. Sanei Super Mario Plus Series Plus Doll
Price – $17.80
Rating – 86% 5/5 stars (37 reviews)
This one is a really cute toy and there are bonus points since it’s from the Super Mario series, which means it’s the perfect gift for all fans of the games (or their children). Its bright colors will surely capture the attention of the kids.
18. Wild Republic Cuddlekin Macaw Scarlet
Price – $11.65
Rating – 92% 5/5 stars (37 reviews)
Who doesn’t love a brightly colored Macaw plushy? The toy comes in a bright red shade with yellow and blue wings. In short, there’s no way your kid will be able to ignore it due to its coloring, so it has a high chance of quickly becoming one of their favorites.
17. Learning Resources New Sprouts Lunch Basket
Price – $16.99
Rating – 92% 5/5 stars (38 reviews)
This is a toy that is perfect for growing babies who are learning new words about the world around them, particularly what goes into a grocery basket – lettuce, cookies, apples, pretzels and the likes. There’s even a basket in there so they can include and exclude whatever they want from the shopping list.
16. Banpresto Madoka Magica SQ 7” Homura Akemi Figure
Price – $24.27
Rating – 100% 5/5 stars (39 reviews)
Although this toy looks nice it’s probably one that’s better for older children that know how to take care of the figure without damaging it since this isn’t a regular plushy toy. More importantly, this might be the best gift for someone who’s a fan of the show featuring Homura Akemi.
15. White Mountain Puzzles Potato Chips
Price – $15.99
Rating – 95% 5/5 stars (39 reviews)
Obviously, a gift for an older child, this 1000 piece puzzle requires a lot of hours of deep attention paid to every piece. This is a collage puzzle that’s created by artist Charlie Girard and it pictures potato chip bags, as the name suggests.
14. Fisher Price Thomas the Train Wooden Railway
Price – $15.58
Rating – 92% 5/5 stars (39 reviews)
There are a lot of characters in the Thomas the Train show and this one is Caityn, who’s made out of real wood. The toy comes with magnet connectors that will be useful when connecting to other engines, especially since it works great with any other sets from the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway sets.
13. Skip Hop Nursery Plush Toy, Alphabet Zoo Elephant
Price – $16.50
Rating – 88% 5/5 stars (41 reviews)
This is a really cute looking toy and it’s obviously made for small children. This is made out of soft plush fabric and the bottom is weighted so the toy will sit upright. There are several other toys in this collection if you’re looking for more.
12. Ever After High Dragon Games Teenage Evil Queen Doll
Price – $14.14
Ratings – 98% 5/5 stars (45 reviews)
This isn’t a toy that’s meant for small children, but if your kid is a fan of the Ever After High show then this is a great gift for them. This time, it’s the Evil Queen that’s portrayed in a cute doll that comes with plenty of accessories.
11. Great Eastern Sailormoon Artemis
Price – $11.69
Rating – 91% 5/5 stars (45 reviews)
If you’re a fan of Sailor Moon then you surely know who Artemis is. Whether it’s more out of your own love for Sailor Moon or your kid’s preferences, getting a stuffed toy version of Artemis is a great gift.
10. Gund Jonny Justice Gund Top Dog Plush
Price – $17.40
Rating – 98% 5/5 stars (47 reviews)
This is such a cuttie! And that’s great since this is the type of plush doll that’s perfect for snuggling. It’s not too big, or too small, so it’s ideal for children of all ages, although you should probably keep an extra eye on smaller kids due to the hard eyes and nose attached to the toy.
9. Ever After High Way Too Wonderland Lizzie Heart Doll
Price – $14.23
Rating – 96% 5/5 stars (50 reviews)
Another character from the Ever After High show, it’s Lizzie Heart and it comes with some great accessories. This isn’t a toy for smaller children since it comes with plenty of small pieces, but the older kids should like it just fine, especially if they follow the show.
8. Healthy Baby – Asthma and Allergy Friendly Floppy Monkey
Price – $11.08
Rating – 100% 5/5 stars (52 reviews)
This is such a cute little monkey! Not only is this plush toy great for small children, but it’s also quite resistant to frequent washing to keep the allergen levels low. Therefore, if your kid has any issues with allergies, this should be a great addition to their collection.
7. Learning Resources Bug Counters Set of 72
Price – $13.97
Rating – 91% 5/5 stars (55 reviews)
If your kid is into creepy crawlies, but you really don’t want the live things in your house, this set can be the answer to satisfy their needs. Or at least that’s what we hope. The set includes 72 plastic insects, including grasshoppers, bumblebees, beetles, spiders, dragonflies and caterpillars in six different colors.
6. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – Fear Figure
Price – $13.42
Rating – 97% 5/5 stars (71 reviews)
More for collectors than small children, this is a figure made for Inside Out fans featuring Fear. If you haven’t seen this Disney hit, then you should definitely catch up on that.
5. Wild Republic Cuddlekin Honey Badger Plush
Price – $12.11
Rating – 99% 5/5 stars (74 reviews)
This is a toy that’s made for kids everywhere, especially if they love animals, more specifically honey badgers. The coat is similar to what you could expect to see in nature while the features look authentic.
4. Aurora World Dreamy Eyes Flame Red Dragon
Price – $10.17
Rating – 95% 5/5 stars (76 reviews)
Dragons are awesome and this one is red, which means your kids will be drawn to it, especially if they’re young. The 10-inch plush comes with extra cute “sleepy eyes” so maybe your child will also want to take a nap snuggled close with it.
3. LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Plane Adventures Building Kit
Price – $16.15
Rating – 96% 5/5 stars (91 reviews)
This is for kids that are older than five years old, at least according to the folks at LEGO, although it can probably be played with by younger children as long as they know not to swallow the small pieces. There are plenty of pieces to put together and it even comes with a Headless Horseman, a cute horse and a sword that can be used for roleplay.
2. Monster High Haunted Student Spirits Styxx Doll
Price – $14.38
Ratings – 94% 5/5 stars (144 reviews)
Once more, this is a toy that’s perfect for older kids, especially those who are fans of the Monster High movies. This time, it’s River Styxx that kids get to play with, along with plenty of accessories, like a hairbrush.
1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit
Price – $19.25
Rating – 89% 5/5 stars (4.043 reviews)
This is a toy that’s perfect for older kids, especially since it even involves some electrical parts that need to be used carefully. The toy involves snapping together various parts to make sure connections are correctly made. It’s certainly one great toy to have that allows kids to use their intelligence and creativity to make over 100 projects. All in all, it tops the list of the 25 best toys to buy on Amazon under 25 dollars.