Great 10th Birthday Gifts under #25

    28th September, 2019

Great 10th birthday gifts, each under $25... because let's face it. Gifting them wine just won't fly... yet!

It's not all about the money, honey. Being gracious doesn't have to involve mad cheddar #$$$. These fun gift ideas for kids are thoughtful and budget conscious. Keep your funds in check and still get them something they will cherish all year long, and we promise, each idea is under $25!

Oddbods Large 30cm Plush Soft Cuddly Toy

Love this stuffed character. Kids love the show. The quality is really well done. Very pleased with this purchase.

One of the cutest 10th birthday gift possibilities out there, Oddbods Large 30cm Plush Soft Cuddly Toy is made from a bright material, which is super soft and cute. It makes a great addition to any toy collection and is fantastic for playtime and bedtime. They are collectible, and each one features a different facial expression that shows their personality.

Twirled Paper by Klutz

I bought this as a gift and the girly loves it. I purchased another one for my daughter and she'll get it for Christmas as she was enamored by it while wrapping it for her friends' birthday. :) Great price, too!

A fantastic 10th birthday gift for any crafty kid, the Twirled Paper by Klutz allows children to make amazing creations with simple paper strips. They are super colorful and teach the 500-year-old art of quilling, which is using curling strips of paper to make ornamental scrollwork doodads.

Kanoodle Head-to-Head Brain Game

This colorful game is fun and educational for school aged kids. The rules are easy to understand and easy to follow. Kids may enjoy sharpening their STEM skills through playing this fast-paced game. The game also features a compact design, making it easy for storage and highly portable.

The Educational Insights Kanoodle Head-to-Head Brain Game is fantastic for a child’s cognitive development and improvement. This great 10th birthday gift option encourages critical-thinking, problem-solving, and spatial-reasoning skills. Kids will enjoy the first Kanoodle game for two players with a friend - they need to slide a card into the board for a challenge, place the pieces shown, then race to fit the pieces left.

Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make

This book is so easy to follow it makes me look like the best mom ever! I don't know what I ever did without it! Seriously! Awesome book if you want to teach your kids how to cook. Wonderful homeschool resource.

Cooking Class is a fabulous way to introduce children to the culinary world! This fantastic 10th birthday gift idea presents more than 50 recipes designed by Deanna F. Cook. The recipes consider the cooking abilities and tastes of children - it’s also filled with fresh and healthy ingredients.

4M Crystal Growing Experiment

This set is AWESOME! I highly recommend it! You need to be sure to follow the instructions carefully. I even ordered a second set because the results were astounding.

Budding science enthusiasts will love the 4M Crystal Growing Experiment! This fantastic science kit features everything needed for performing seven different crystal growth experiments. An excellent 10th birthday gift, the package includes the complete instructions for each experiment. Kids will spend hours admiring their crystals once they are fully grown.

LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper minifigure alarm clock

It is very easy to set up, unlike many alarm clocks.It’s easy to read, especially for the kid learning to tell time. The light isn’t to bright when you push the head down and won’t stay on too long when you hit it in the middle of the night. Well made and perfect for the LEGO fan.

This amazing alarm clock is super cool for young Star Wars fans! The LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper minifigure alarm clock has a digital LCD screen, alarm and snooze functions. This combination of LEGO and Star Wars world is an excellent idea for a 10th birthday gift.

National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes

This pack had HUGE geodes that were amazingly beautiful when the children broke them open. It was such a great way to end our lesson on volcanos and these geodes impressed on their minds the amazing power of our wonderful planet. Everyone was happy with their geodes and were especially happy to take home their newly acquired gems from the earth!

The National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes is great for kids who want to go a further step than Minecraft mining. This amazing 10th birthday gift idea features hand-selected geodes that contain a crystal treasure inside - amazing, colorful crystals! They come with a 16-page full-color learning guide, that details the variety of geodes found in nature, and describes how they are formed.

MindWare Word Winks Paperback

My students love these! They are a great way to get the mind thinking in new ways (thinking outside the box), plus, they are a great way of introducing and teaching idiomatic expressions. They are so much fun.

Books that teach logical reasoning to children are the best! MindWare Word Winks is a paperback puzzle book that teaches complex skills with an efficient method. This fantastic 10th birthday gift option is perfect for children who are on vacation because it exercises the brain while they’re away from school.

Craft-tastic – String Art Kit

Our granddaughter was thrilled and started creating string art immediately. Very good choice for her. This is a decent quality way to introduce string art to a child. Easy to follow instructions and a very nice finished product. Definitely recommended.

One of the best 10th birthday gifts out there for budding artists, the Craft-tastic – String Art Kit is great for pros and newbies. The kit includes 60 yards of bright, colorful thread and 170 pins. This fantastic creative kit also features three different 8.5” sturdy foam canvases, which are pre-printed with an owl, the word “YAY,” and a starburst. They are super easy to make, and kids can use the pre-made templates, but also create their own!

Melissa & Doug Drawing Paper Pad

Large pad with lots of pages - a great success with the little one. Drawings, one after the other, were executed of all of the family. Should have bought half a dozen while with the grandchild. Great product!

The Melissa & Doug Drawing Paper Pad features a single package of 50 large sheets that make a fantastic canvas for young artists’ creative expression. The paper pad is made from premium heavyweight bond paper, and is a great accompaniment to any art supplies you want to get.

Klutz Mini Pom-Pom Pets

Cute set. Good instruction, photos and supplies. These projects are super cute and my kids have loved their little critters!

Klutz Mini Pom-Pom Pets is a fabulous DIY 10th birthday gift for kids who are into arts and craft. They will get to make their own fuzzy friends by reading the 64-page book included, that will provide lots of great ideas and instructions! The kit also features beaded eyes, yarn, noses, wire, sequins, measuring tape, etc.

Mochi Squishy Toys

These are adorable! My kids are obsessed with little squishy toys. We love these; they're adorable and squishie. They're softer than play dough or silly putty but maintain their shape, like a very soft silicone

A great alternative to stress balls, the Mochi Squishy Toys makes a cute 10 birthday gift to a young animal enthusiast. They come in a big storage bag with 16 mini animal squishies that can be rinsed with water directly when dirty. They are made of a high-quality Tpr and are great to relieve stress and increase hand strength.

Making Friends Paperback

This book is fun to read. It also uses a wish I always had as a child, to be able to create my own reality. I loved Making Friends, its references to Sailor Moon and its expressive characters. Truly a fun read.

A fabulous 10th birthday gift, “Making Friends” is a paperback book that is full of thoughtful characters that represent what a child feels near adolescence. Danny is searching for a best friend - when she inherits a sketchbook that gives life to anything she sketches, she draws Madison, her new best friend, who is the most perfect best friend ever.

ALEX Toys Craft Rock Pets Turtle

Not sure what it is about this kit that my kids find so amusing, but they have both asked for it multiple times. It's become an annual addition to their Easter basket and they are excited to do it every year.

With the ALEX Toys Craft Rock Pets Turtle, kids can create a pet that rocks! This great idea for a 10th birthday gift allows children to paint their own rock turtle to display in their bedroom or the garden. The kit includes a turtle rock pet, a brush, and 6 weatherproof bright-colored paints.

Pandemic Board Game

This is one of the best board games I've ever played that features a team dynamic. When you win, you come away feeling like the hero of an apocalyptic movie, saving the world in the very nick of time!

Do you know a kid who loves to play board games and wants to be a cool scientist someday? Then the Pandemic Board Game must be one of the best 10th birthday gifts for them out there. In this game, the players are scientists that need to work together and plan their strategies to eradicate 4 diseases before mankind is wiped out. This fun game has cooperative gameplay, where you all win, or you all lose.

Gamewright Forbidden Island

Get this game. You will love it. This game is completely cooperative; either everyone wins or everyone loses. You are given a number of actions and you can spend those actions to move, gather artifacts, or save the island.

Chosen as a favorite by Brainy Games in 2010 Mensa, Gamewright Forbidden Island is a fabulous problem solving, cooperative, strategic thinking game. Kids need to team up with fearless adventurers to face a do-or-die mission, that aims to capture four treasures from the sacred ruins of a dangerous paradise. This fantastic 10th birthday gift idea is excellent entertainment for kids and parents!

Wonder Hardcover

It's a great book to raise awareness of people living with craniofacial abnormality. It does portray a very positive view of humanity. The characters in the book are mostly intelligent, well educated, "nice " human beings.

Every kid who watched “Wonder” in the movies loved it. The bestselling novel of the same name, by R.J. Palacio, is about Pullman, a boy who was born with a facial difference but just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid. The book is a great way to introduce the story of August Pullman to kids, and it makes an excellent 11th birthday gift idea.

What to Do When Your Temper Flares

This book changed my sons view of his anger, empowering him to make a difference in his own life. So helpful at removing 'mom' from the equation and allowing us to discuss his options to diffuse himself.

Anger management is a skill of the utmost importance. An excellent 11th birthday gift, the book "What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger" is fantastic for kids who have a hard time trying to control themselves. It teaches children by providing them with some cognitive-behavioral techniques, engaging them with examples and illustrations, while using simple, step-by-step instructions.

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Tell-a-Tale Pre-School Farmyard Edition

Tell-a-Tale is a super storytelling game that’s suitable for children as young as three years old but can be played by the whole family. It can be given as a birthday present to any kid up to 10-years-old! Set up the stage by choosing from one of the images on the double-sided backdrop and then select a couple of the more massive props and a couple of characters and you’re ready to begin.

AppScope Quick Attach Microscope

Kids who love science and understanding of how the world works will treasure the AppScope Quick Attach Microscope. This adorable science gift for kids features a microscope that attaches to any smart phone or tablet. When attached, it has the ability to magnify items up to 30x their regular size so that kids can take pictures from their phones!

UNO Super Mario Card Game

Great game and quality! Son loves uno and Mario so couldn't resist buying this as a stocking filler

A classic game for the whole family, UNO now comes with a Super Mario Bros theme! This fantastic idea for a 10th birthday gift includes two customizable cards and a unique Mario Super Star Card. On UNO, players take turns and need to match one of their cards with the same color or number of the card that is on on the top of the deck. Players score points when they are the first to get rid of all the cards in their hands.

ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit

My son wanted a sewing kit and this was one that looked more for boys and girls. Has everything needed for a child's first attempt at sewing.

The cutest starter sewing kit ever, ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit makes a fantastic seventh birthday gift. This kit fosters art and helps kids to learn an exciting new ability, that can become their hobby or even a future career! This set makes a fantastic activity for traveling or rainy days: it features material and instructions to sew fun things like stuffed animals.

Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game

It's a great component for a computational thinking workshop with children and teenagers. The concept behind it is fascinating. You can create your own game, room by room, adding different colors which represent land, hazardous areas, enemies, power-ups. The app allows you to customize many aspects of the game. The board is basically the way in which you represent your game design.

Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game is a game creation platform that helps children to build their own game from scratch. This hands-on fun is an excellent 10th birthday gift - the mix of physical and digital tools will be familiar to any child who lives in the digital era. The Bloxels Builder app is available for free download on compatible devices. The kit features materials that will enable builders to create characters, game art, and game rooms.

How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) Paperback

A wonderful book. So cute! Great for kids getting into drawing. I got 3 of these books for my 6yr old grdgirl, animals people and how to draw, she spends hrs copying the pages and is so proud when she finishes an image

The How to Draw book is amazing for kids from 4 to 10 year old, really. Help a child really learn to draw how they want. It features easy lessons that shows the basic shapes to beginners. They can learn to sketch by combining shapes to produce remarkable representations of several subjects. This book makes it easy for youngsters and would-be artists to draw fruit, fish, kittens, and more.

Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Add-On Kit

Fun! There are so many uses for the cardboard screws practical and fun. This product is amazing! It's really easy to use, plus it's super fun! Buy the whole kit!!

Featuring reusable cardboard construction tools, Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Add-On Kit is a lovely 10th birthday gift for crafty children. This kit is excellent for open-ended and imaginative play. Kids can learn by playing collaboratively with their friends.

ThinkFun Cat Crimes Logic Game and Brainteaser

This game is so cute! Yes, it's just logic puzzles all over again, but dressing them up as a game about naughty cats is incredibly clever. You'll be able to get kids who would not normally play logic games to play this game just because of the cute cats.

ThinkFun Cat Crimes Logic Game and Brainteaser makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift for the budding mystery lover. This fun game is straightforward to learn and comes with a high-quality instruction manual. The gameplay is familiar to seasoned players, Cat Crimes requires that the players use sequential reasoning to plan the final placement of the cats around the dinner table. The game features 40 challenges and solutions, 6 cat pieces, and 6 crime tokens.

Winning Moves Games No Stress Chess

I bought this chess set to teach my son to play chess, since I figured it would be the least frustrating way for him to learn. Even on the first night that we played he was able to grasp the concepts of the game quite easily thanks to the card system that this set uses.

Winning Moves Games No Stress Chess teaches children with chess in a stress-free way. This excellent and thoughtful 10th birthday gift is a 2-sided game board - one with hints, one without, that features 56 action cards, 16 Staunton chess pieces (ivory & black), a card tray and rules. Fantastic for teaching chess fundamentals.

The Never Girls Collection #1

My daughter absolutely loves this series. Exactly what I expect. Four books perfectly tailored to a young girl who loves Disney and all things fairy. The text is large enough to help a beginner keep his/her place when reading. They are large enough books to give the reader a sense of accomplishment, but not so large they become discouraged

Packed in the cutest little box, The Never Girls Collection #1, by Disney, makes a lovely 7th birthday gift. The collection features the first four Never Girls adventures, which are: In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, and From the Mist. Four best friends go in an adventure off to Never Land, a great story any kid will love to read!

H&B Kids Double Sided Trifold Easel Art Set

I bought this for my nieces. They both love to paint and draw and this gives them a chance to do it at the same time, theres no "oops I drew on sissy's paper". It arrived on time and was as described.

The H&B Kids Art Supplies 208-Piece Double Sided Trifold Easel Art Set is a great gift for 10 year olds who are into drawing and painting. This set features 208 pieces, including 24 crayons, 24 color pencils, 48 oil pastels, 24 mini markers, 18 watercolors cake, and more!

Duck Shape Snowball Maker

My neighbors never suspected it was me! Works fantastic. 10/10 will buy again.

A great gift for kids, and snowball fight lovers, the Duck Shape Snowball Maker is a fun toy to use in the snow! This lovely duck shape comes in random bright colors and turns any handful of snow into a beautiful small duck.

Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards

A useful product for learning basic sight words in French. Because pronunciation is so important in any language, especially in French, Berlitz should have a site where a person who buys this set of words can go to hear the French pronunciation done by a native French speaker.

Do you have a friend who would love to speak French? The Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards are a great gift, especially for kids. Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards

These worked very well for my child to practice his German spelling and the articles. He already knew the words but stressed that he liked these because of the pictures - so I figure if he likes them, that's a five star rating for us.

Got a friend who woul love to speak German? The Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards are a great birthday gift idea, especially for kids! Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . This will be perfect for any parent to buy a child and teach their child all about electricity. I would consider it the number one way to teach a child about electricity. Quality product.

Kids can learn electronics by seeing firsthand how electrical circuits run the everyday devices they're familiar with. The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit does that, and that's why it makes an excellent science gift for kids. This kit features over 30 components that can be used to create 101 different electronic projects, like the creation of a sound-activated switch, a voice-controlled lamp, a musical doorbell, a flying saucer, and a light police siren.

Primary Science Lab Activity Set

This minilab is the cutest science gift for kids out there! With the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, kids will explore and experiment with real science tools, but suitable for little hands. This colorful set for beginners includes a beaker, a funnel, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more, all made of durable plastic. The kit also features some cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments .

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket

Such a fun kit. Lots of nice containers and tools for catching bugs. Good quality plastic containers.

The Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set includes bug tongs, net, pipette, magnifying glass, tweezers, activity booklet, a storage bucket, and more. It makes a lovely science gift for kids who love to stay in contact with nature and to study bugs. The colorful activity booklet also teaches kids about various kinds of insects, which helps them learn biology concepts early on.


Good fun for my 8 year old, he was very excited to fun actual fossils in the kit. I had hoped it would take him more than an hour to deal with it, but money well spent nevertheless.

Everyone knows a kid who will go nuts when they see a real dinosaur fossil. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit is one of the best science gifts for kids - it features 3 genuine dinosaur fossils: a dinosaur bone, mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop. This educational adventure allows children to dig up these fossils in some hands-on exploration and start their rock collection (if they didn’t have one already)..

Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules Paperback

This graphic novel is a great way to introduce kids to coding. It's a fun, exciting story with simple, but increasingly more difficult coding challenges. Everything is explained clearly and even binary is handled well

A book from the bestselling author Gene Luen Yang, the paperback edition of “Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift. The sixth and final book of this super fun series is an excellent gift for any Yang fan. The book combines logic puzzles and basic coding instruction, and it also features an engaging, page-turning mystery plot!

Be Prepared Paperback

Great for young campers, or girls trying to find their way in the world. Lots of smiles, laughs, tears, reflections, and fluid well-done storytelling.

The illustrated paperback book “Be Prepared” tells the story of Vera, a Russian girl who lives in the suburbs, and can’t seem to fit anywhere. This lovely book makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift for a kid at an age when they and their peers are finding their place in the world. This book can bring feelings of empathy for kids who get to know Vera, her struggles, and her joys!

Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

I have several from Tuttle, they are terrific. The graphics are large and colorful, and the cards themselves are oversized, laminated, quite sturdy.

If you want a kid (or adult) in your life to learn Japanese, the Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit might be one of the best birthday gifts available. With this kit, children from preschool through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Japanese kanji, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

This is a great resource for bilingual homes. I love that the cd has nursery rhymes on it in addition to the vocabulary, it really helps keep learning fun in the car. I love the flascards so much I laminated them to protect them for years to come.

Someone in your life want to get started with Chinese? The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit is a great gift option. With this kit, children from preschool, and early adult learners, through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

Bilingual Spanish/English Flash Cards

Cards are good for basic words, colors, numbers etc. they are colorful and the pictures are versatile enough for my 2,3 and 7 year olds. They are all enjoying their Spanish lessons and learning quickly!

The School Zone - Bilingual Spanish to English Flash Cards 4-Pack is a 4-pack flashcard set for children age 4 and above that includes enough information to learn the alphabet, essential sight words, colors, shapes, numbers 1 to 100, and more.

Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish

First of all the delivery was super fast! The flash cards are obviously for kids and this is good because they are big with big letters and images , which makes the words really catchy

A fantastic language learning tool, the Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish is a great gift idea, especially for children who need some help studying Spanish. The two-sided cards have rounded corners for easy sorting and help Spanish students to review the language and memorize some words.

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths Hardcover

What a wonderful and refreshing book. Two friends who are incredibly different in outlook about life but love each other all the same.This is a charming tale of friendship and the illustrations are smile inducing and joyous. Highly recommend for elementary school age kids or for anyone who loves sloths and witty drawings.

A combination between a graphic novel, chapter book, and picture book, “Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths” tells the story of two friends who grow closer in separation. This thoughtful hardcover book makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift option, and helps kids to learn the value of separation through beautiful art, and a fun and simple text.

Front Desk Hardcover

It tackles the issues of poverty, immigration, racism and classism in a way that's surprisingly simple, honest, and age-appropriate. Best of all, the story is based on the author's own childhood so a lot of the characters and events come from her own actual experiences. Would definitely recommend.

An adventure book about real issues, “Front Desk” was written by Kelly Yang in 2018. This fantastic novel makes for a thoughtful 10th birthday gift for a young reader. The main character, Mia Tang, has secrets and struggles. She is a brave and hard-working girl that lives in a motel, her parents hide immigrants, and she wants to be a writer - although her mom says she should stick to math since English isn’t her first language.

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

I found myself cheering for Maria as she threw off the confines of her gender and time to bring beautiful and important work to science.

"The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed" is a fabulous hardcover book about one of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly. A leading female entomologist, Maria Sibylla Merian was a woman who pursued her passion for insects as well as knowledge. This book makes one of the best 10th birthday gifts out there, that comes in the format of a richly illustrated nonfiction biography, that features full-color original paintings by Merian herself.

Game of Life Junior Game

The quality of the board and pieces is very good and use of a spinner was a nice change from a normal dice. Fast delivery and the game is well loved by my grandson as much as my daughter did many years ago when the original Game Of Life first came out . This version for younger children has been well thought out .

The easiest way to start playing The Game of Life is with the Game of Life Junior Game - it sure makes for a fantastic 10th birthday gift. This easily setup game features action cards and attractions that change the player's path. Game of Life Junior can be played by kids and their parents, and the player who first collects 10 stars, wins!

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Powerful book - instills love of reading and learning. A great story, highly recommended for kids

This beautiful book encourages the love of reading and learning in children! The “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift. The story presents Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse that has four small children. She must move her family to their summer quarters quickly, or else, they will face almost certain death.

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Hardcover

Thank you to all involved in the creation of this beautiful gift. Reading it aloud with my child at the end of the day feels like an act of love. Thank you.

Featuring 50 diverse creators who lend a voice to young activists, “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift to raise awareness in a child. This book is filled with poems, personal essays, letters, art, and other works from many artists who talk about racism and prejudice. Examples of industry leaders featured are Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), and many more.