Looking to get great holiday gifts without breaking the bank? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC 5 in Dallas with great toys for every budget. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.


gemmies-activity-pack-tech-4-kidsGemmies (Tech 4 Kids)

  • Gemmies are the next evolution of the popular 3D beading craft.
  • Following a simple process, kids clip Gemmies crystals to elastic rings then join completed rings to create a 3D sparkling creation! Design templates are intuitive and use a repetitive pattern that lets kids develop their cognitive abilities and progress to designing their own creations.
  • You can make anything out of Gemmies crystals.
  • Starting series include animals, flowers and more!
  • Store all your Gemmies crystals and accessories in the Gemmies Design Studio and display your favorite creation on the light up pedestal.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

lion-guard-training-lair-lifestyle_just-playLion Guard Training Lair Playset (Just Play)

  • Recreate the adventures of Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard with this 3-foot tall play set, full of lights, sounds and secret surprise features, including a pop-out cross bow, light-up waterfall, and break-away doors.
  • The play set comes with a rock climbing area, a bungee launcher, a race track, and a telescoping look-out perch.
  • A real-working zip line, rock lift, and boulder drop round out the action.
  • The set also comes with two exclusive figures, Kion and Janja, to play out the Lion Guard adventures.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, and Walmart

mario_quadcopterNintendo MarioKart 8 Quadcopter (Carrera of America)

  • Mario has his own quadrocopter with anti-gravity mode!
  • Based on MarioKart 8, it features a six-axle gyro system for flight stability, a protective cage for the rotors, and 2.4 GHz technology for up to seven minutes of flight.
  • It has beginner and advanced modes, and a rechargeable battery.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.00
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

disney-princess-belle-musical-tea-party-cart_jakks-pacific-incDisney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart (Jakks Pacific)

  • Kids can make teatime extra special by inviting their guests to join Mrs. Potts and Chip for a royal
  • tea party!
  • As kids push the tea cart, they watch as it magically spins and plays the iconic song, “Be Our Guest” from the movie, Beauty and the Beast!
  • Includes tea cart, tea pot with lid, two tea cups, two spoons, and an invitation.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon