Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by NBC in Cleveland to talk about some great toys you can find for $20 or less. 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.


BEAT BUGS GLOWIES (BLIP TOYS)

  • Kids can squeeze the adorable Glowies to hear them sing a song from the Beat Bugs Netflix series.
  • Soft, cuddly and furry; Glowies are a musical companion for your child.
  • When squeezed, kids can hear them sing The Beatles’ songs: Orange sings “Get Back,” Blue sings “Ticket To Ride,” Yellow sings “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” Pink sings “Mr. Moonlight.”
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Target

EXIT: THE GAME (THAMES & KOSMOS)

  • The hit Escape-Room concept for home use. Party game for up to six players. You must solve a series of riddles and puzzles to escape from a room. Each correct solution brings you to another riddle. How fast can you escape the room?
  • Available now in three versions: Pharaoh’s Tomb, Secret Lab, and Abandoned Cabin.
  • Each unique game involves strategy, skill, and teamwork.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $14.95
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us

DISCOVERY 3D MOTION SANDSCAPE (HORIZON GROUP USA)

  • Kids can create their own constantly evolving sandscapes by filling the observation tank with sand and water with this 3-D Motion Sandscape kit.
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Michael’s

WHIPPLE STARTER SET (EPOCH EVERLASTING PLAY)

  • Kids can squeeze, decorate, and display with the Whipple Starter Set, which includes everything needed to create nine collectibles.
  • Kids can whip the cream into elegant designs, and decorate with beads and rhinestones for creations that they can wear and share.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $19.95
  • Availability: Amazon

RUBIK’S FLIP (UNIVERSITY GAMES)

  • Flip it – block it – win it! Win or lose in only eight moves! Rubik’s Flip is a fast-moving, easy-to-learn, but challenging game. There are few rules and a maximum of eight turns per player. Every tile is two-sided with two colors. Just FLIP your opponent’s tile to another color, then place your tile. The first to place three tiles of the same color in a row wins!
  • A fun competition for two players.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Fred Meyer, Mills Fleet Farm, Kroger