Looking to find a way to have a great holiday season on a budget? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC in Dallas to show off the best toys Under $50, $20, and even under $10. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • This toy ice cream cart delights and surprises with a range of buttons, lights, sound effects, music, and fun phrases.
  • It features eight scoops of ice cream, three toppings, and three flavors of syrup to teach kids 10 colors and flavors.
  • Kids can create tons of delicious-looking and imaginative combinations.
  • Insert an order card into the slot on top of the cash register, then build the customer’s order in the correct sequence to help build memory and sequencing skills.
  • Use the magnetic scooper to scoop the ice cream and learn colors, then complete the order by adding toppings and pretend syrup. Kids will love pressing the pump to add pretend syrup as they count along from 1 to 10.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart.com


  • This Ferrari and Jeep are designed as a kid’s first radio-controlled toy.
  • These cars run with a 27 mhz controller with forward and backward buttons, motion sensor to control left and right, realistic horn sound button, and working headlights and taillights.
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: $40
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways to play and realistic sounds to let kids know how they are feeling. Kids can wrap them on their finger to have a new friend at their fingertips.
  • These silly critters feature happy monkey sounds, blinking eyes, heads that turn, hands that grip, and a curly hanging tail.
  • Kids can swing them, pet them, kiss them, and even rock them to sleep.
  • There are six different Fingerlings to play, share, and collect.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available:  Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush lets kids create colorful art without the mess.
  • Color Wonder paints are clear and only work on Color Wonder special paper—it won’t color on skin, carpet, or furniture. The Magic Light Brush lights up to match whatever paint color kids are using.
  • The set comes with six classic colors and 18 sheets of Color Wonder paper
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Crayola.com


  • Introducing Hatchimals Colleggtibles! Hold! Hatch! Play!
  • These adorable Hatchimals come inside of small, speckled eggs; and they need your help to hatch.
  • Hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart, and when it changes from purple to pink, you know it’s ready to hatch. Gently crack the egg to discover the Hatchimal inside. Each Hatchimal has a set of magical, glittery wings.
  • With more than 70 to collect in Season One, finding the ultra-rares is half the fun.
  • A beautiful collector’s map introduces you to their home. With landmarks like the Giggling Tree, Lilac Lake, Fabula Forest, and more, there’s so much to explore.
  • Hatchimals Colleggtibles: 1 Pack; MSRP: $2.99
  • Hatchimals Colleggtibles: 2 Pack + Nest; MSRP: $4.99
  • Hatchimals Colleggtibles : 4 Pack + Bonus; MSRP: $9.99
  • Ages: 3+
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart


  • Children’s animated Netflix series, Beat Bugs, has captured the attention of children and parents around the world. Beat Bugs are now available at retail with a spectacular range of toys utilizing songs made famous by the Beatles.
  • The colorful 3-inch scale Fab Figures are exquisitely designed with fine detail. The head and arms are articulated for posing, storytelling, and other creative play.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Target


  • Control the roll! Thumb Chucks from Zing are the newest and coolest skill toy for the ultimate finger rollin’ fun!
  • Twirl, flip, and twist Thumb Chucks around your fingers to perform awesome tricks.
  • Two high-bounce plastic “Chucks” are connected with a “belt” and fit right in your pocket.
  • Kids can master a wide range of tricks from intermediate to advanced. Thanks to the built-in motion-sensitive LED lights, the Chucks glow in the dark for the ultimate light show.
  • The free Thumb Chucks app, available on iOS and Android, includes more than 20+ tutorials that teach users a variety of mind-blowing tricks.
  • The app also includes an easy-to-use recording feature with built-in special effects to enhance and personalize Thumb Chucks videos.
  • The more kids master, the more belts they can collect. Learn how to earn special belts by going to ThumbChucks.Toys.
  • Thumb Chucks are available in red, orange, green, and blue.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Target