Top Toys of 2020 Under $30 on Amazon

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It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, which means it’s time to shop for all your loved ones, including the youngest folks on your list. Since there’s nothing like watching the little ones in your life light up as they unwrap their presents, finding something they’ll love is an absolute must. It’s such a good feeling when you know your gift is a huge hit with the younger crowd.

Every year there are certain toys that kids especially want. Some of the hottest toys of past holiday seasons caused such frenzies that we still remember them to this day: Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmo, and Furby, to name a few. This year’s crop of top toys include goodies that surprise and delight, allow kiddos to play with their favorite characters, and tap into their imaginative side.

Perhaps the best part? You don’t have to break the bank. We’ve searched high and low to find the season’s best toy deals for boys and girls, ages 3 and up. Many of the gifts we recommend cost around $10 and all of them cost less than $30. Most of our picks are even a bestseller or an “Amazon’s Choice,” which means Amazon has deemed the toy highly rated and priced well. Some of these toys are on sale right now, so we recommend moving fast before the discount ends.

Baby Yoda Plush Toy $25.00 $18.00

Give the little Mandalorian in your life a snuggly Baby Yoda plush toy. It makes an excellent cuddle buddy whenever it’s time to take a “Force nap.” The 11-inch toy from Mattel has a soft body and a bean-filled base, so it’s both very huggable and sturdy enough to stand on its own. No wonder this adorable version of “The Child” is Amazon’s bestselling plush toy. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up.

L.O.L. Surprise! Present Surprise Doll $11.00 $9.00

You don't even need to wrap this L.O.L. Surprise! goodie. It comes wrapped like a present in a sweet gift box. There are eight surprises inside the box, including a darling doll and fun fashion accessories. Some of these tiny fashionistas even change color. You'll have to dip it in water to find out if yours includes that bonus surprise. This is the bestselling doll on Amazon. It’s recommended for ages 4 and up.

Air Hogs Stunt Shot RC Vehicle $30.00 $25.00

This remote-controlled stunt vehicle features enormous foam tires that are safe to ride over just about any surface. It can do flips, wheelies, and 360-degree spins. Race it down the stairs, rebound it off the walls, and do other cool stunts. Since the tires are foam, parents will appreciate that it won’t wreak havoc around the house by scratching walls or floors. This stunt vehicle has the “Amazon’s Choice” designation. It’s recommended for ages 5 and up.

Cutetitos Pizzaitos Surprise Stuffed Animal $10.00

The latest from the “Amazon’s Choice” Cutetitos collection, Pizzaitos are adorable stuffed animals that are wrapped in plush pizza blankets. Unroll the blanket to see which furry friend is hidden inside. It could be Puppito, Catito, Hedgehogito, or one of the other 12 snuggly stuffed animals in the series. Once unwrapped, you’ll also discover which pizza blanket you got: cheese, pepperoni, spicy, or Hawaiian. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up.

Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set $20.00

Channel your little one’s passion for Disney Princess into this necklace-making kit. It comes with more than 500 pieces, including 10 princess charms, to make 10 necklaces. Mix and match the beads and charms to make creative combinations. Take your designs apart to start over again for endless fun. Everything fits inside the included castle case for easy cleanup. This kit has the “Amazon’s Choice” label. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up.

LEGO Thanos Mech and Minifigure Set $10.00

While LEGO sets tend to be pricey, the Marvel Avengers battle mech and minifigure sets are fun options that don’t come with hefty price tags. We love how detailed the 152-piece Thanos set is—notice the Infinity Gauntlet with all six Infinity Stones. Build the larger mech figure. Then place the included Thanos minifigure into the mech’s cockpit for action-packed playtime. This set has the “Amazon’s Choice” designation. It’s recommended for ages 6 and up.

furReal Poopalots Big Wags Pup $22.00 $20.00

Looking for a stinkin’ cute interactive toy that can help teach responsibility? This poopin’ pup is a great option. Feed the puppy the included treats, take it for a walk, and watch as a trail of poop nuggets are left behind. It comes with a pooper scooper so that kiddos can clean up after their pet. Start all over again for endless entertainment. This adorable pup is an “Amazon’s Choice” toy. It’s recommended for ages 4 and up.

CurliGirls Hairstyling Doll $10.00

Your little one gets to play hairstylist with this CurliGirls doll. She features MagiCurl hair that instantly curls when it’s pulled on. The curls get tighter when you pull longer. Use the included hair clip, beads, and bands to accessorize her hair. Dip the hair in warm water to instantly straighten it. Then start all over again to create brand-new hairstyles. It has 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and multiple reviewers note that their kids and grandkids love the doll. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up.

Treasure X Alien Slime Dissection Kit $15.00

Love the idea of a surprise gift but know that your kiddo wouldn’t be into anything too cutesy? We suggest this oozy slime-filled alien dissection kit. Rummage around the alien’s stomach with the included tweezer tool to rescue the alien hunter action figure. You won’t know which hunter is inside until you dig it out. There’s even a chance that there’s a rare space gem hidden in the slime. And get this, the reusable slime glows in the dark. This kit has the “Amazon’s Choice” label. It’s recommended for ages 5 and up.

Na! Na! Na! Surprise Fashion Doll and Plush Purse $20.00 $17.00

Na! Na! Na! Surprise takes the unboxing experience to the next level with this fashion doll gift pack. Everything’s hidden inside a surprise-filled balloon. Use the included paper straw to inflate it, then squeeze to pop the balloon for a burst of confetti. Dig in to find all of the treasures: the poseable fashion doll that’s inside the pom purse, a stylish outfit, and scented shoes. This set has 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. It’s recommended for ages 5 and up.

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