To help us all save a little cash this holiday season, The Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by Global News Canada and showed off some of the season’s best toys under $50. No one has to break the bank to bring holiday cheer with these great deals!

WickedCool.CabbagePatchDancingToddlerCabbage Patch Kids Dancing Toddler (Wicked Cool Toys)

  • Boogie down and get into the groove with the first ever Dancing Cabbage Patch Kid Performer!
  • These talented Cabbage Patch Kids are ready for adoption from BabyLand General Hospital with the dream of dancing with you!
  • Simply squeeze their hand to hear everyone’s favorite dance song, “I Feel Good,” and watch them dance!
  • Take the Oath of Adoption today and start dancing with your baby!
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $37.99

MooseToys.ShopkinsBeadosBeados Shopkins Season 3 Quick Dry Design Studio (Moose Toys)

  • Wow! Talk about Express Shopping”! Now you can make the sweetest Shopkins around in super quick time with the Shopkins Quick Dry Design Station!
  • Just choose your favorite Shopkins character, add your Beados, spray them with water and dry them in no time with the Quick Dry Design Station!
  • Display your creations in a sweet Shopkins scene! Once you shop, you can’t stop!
  • With a quick dry fan to dry your designs in half the time, lots of bead pod storage, a design tray, scoop pen and 500 Beados included.
  • Bring all of your favourite Shopkins characters to life!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Sands Alive! Glow (Play Visions)2535.sands.alive.Pet Shoppe.2015.30November2014

  • Prevents bacterial growth and never dries out
  • Non-Toxic and all natural mineral oil allows it to only stick to itself, not your clothes or the carpet!
  • When exposed to air, the sand becomes fluffier and lighter for more play material.
  • Play with it in a well-lit room, or take it into your bedroom and turn off the lights for the ultimate glow experience.
  • The sand will charge with any light source. The sand underneath the surface will not charge and stay the same color, allowing the sand to change color once it is exposed to UV light. Play with it under our hands-free UV Glasses or UV Penlight to experience the color changing effects!
  • Use the UV Penlight to Write with Light! Flatten the sand and play tic-tac-toe, write your name, or write a secret message.
  • Ages 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99-$79.99

VTech,FlipsiesSandy'sHouseandOceanCruiserFlipsies Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser (VTech)

  • Flipsies delivers a great play experience by combining traditional roleplay with collectible dolls and accessories with VTech’s proprietary MagicPoint interactive technology. Flipsies encourages girls to dream big and offers endless ways to play with unique features that capture a child’s imagination and revolutionize the play experience.
  • Flipsies Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser is a 2-in-1 play set that transforms from a beautiful house where she can spend time with her friends to an ocean cruiser that she can use to explore ocean life!
  • Press the charm on Sandy’s necklace to see it light-up and to experience her friendly personality. Place Sandy on the eight MagicPoint locations on her play set or other MagicPoint locations on Flipsies play sets (each sold separately), and she’ll respond with playful phrases unique to her own personality.
  • Collect Sandy’s friends (each sold separately), and they can switch clothes, wigs and accessories for more fun styles.
  • When Sandy and one of her friends are on the MagicPoint locations at the dining table, they will chat with each other.
  • Connect the slide and zip line for even more fun! Let your dreams shine with Flipsies!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99

Cling Creator (Crayola)Crayola,ClingCreator

  • Kids can get hands-on and make decorations to use at home or school with the Crayola Cling Creator.
  • Clings stick to nearly any flat and smooth surface and can be peeled away and repositioned to switch up looks.
  • The Cling Creator offers five double-sided shape molds to make clings with, and there’s also clay for creating customized mold designs.
  • Clings air-dry in just 15 minutes once colors and finishing solutions are mixed and poured into the molds.
  • Kids can use the provided colors to experiment with color mixing and other effects.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99

Zing.StikbotStikBot (Zing)

  • Create, animate, and share! StikBot turns kids into creative moviemakers.
  • These easy-to-pose figurines with strong suction cup hands and feet can stick to almost any flat surface.
  • With the free mobile app, StikBot Studios, available on iOS and Android, kids can shoot their own stop-motion movies starring StikBot. The app snaps individual photos and stitches them together into a film.
  • Everywhere becomes a stage, from the kitchen, the living room, and even the school bus!
  • Kids can upload their creatiosn and share on social media with #StikBot and see what kids from around the world are making!
  • The StikBot Studio Pack comes with 2 StikBots and a tripod.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99

KahootzToys.FashionPlatesFashion Plates (Kahootz Toys)

  • The classic mix and match fashion drawing set is back and better than ever!
  • The new Fashion Playes design set makes it easy and fun for aspiring designers to create their own fabulous fashion dsigns.
  • Create one-of-a-kind look by combining the different rubbing playes together into the new Fashion Plates tablet.
  • With just a few passes of the rubbing tool, your design transfers to your sketch paper.
  • Adding colors and detail to your new look is a snap with the included artists pencils and the fashion textures build into the back of each Fashion Plate.
  • The stylish portfolio case neatly stores your tablet, plates, and tools, making it easy to take your designs and fashions on the go!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99

Skyrocket.SkyViperNanoDroneSky Viper m200 Nano Drone (Skyrocket Toys)

  • Micro size meets mega performance! At under 3 inches, the Sky Viper m200 Nano Drone’s maneuverability and agility make it perfect for piloting indoors or outside. Featuring a super-tough-yet-lightweight Duraflex frame and 4 blades that are controlled by sophisticated sensors, the m200 Nano offers precision piloting in a small, fun-to-fly package.
  • Micro Size – Mega Performance! At 2.75”, the Nano is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand and is suitable for flying both indoors and outside.
  • The 4-Blade Advantage: Experience the ultimate in flight agility, control, and stability. 4 blades offer the maximum in aerial control so you can focus on the fun of flying.
  • Easy to Fly: Adjustable tension controls offer precision and control for any experience level, and perform barrel rolls in mid-flight with a simple tap of the Stunt button.
  • High Performance 2.4 GHz Transmitter. Pilot the Sky Viper m200 Nano Drone with long range spread spectrum up to 200 feet away.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $29.99