Looking for big smiles on a small budget? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC Palm Beach to show off some great holiday toys for every budget.  For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the items below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.

Gift ‘ems 3-Pack Assortment (JAKKS Pacific)Gift ‘ems 3-Pack Assortment (Jakks Pacific)

  • Gift ‘ems is a collectible mini doll line that features a universally known gift box to delight and surprise girls with a friend from different cities around the world, there are 84 to collect!
  • Each Gift ‘ems box will open to reveal the doll’s name, city and country, and transforms to showcase iconic scenes from the doll’s home town, as well as an image of the country flag.
  • Each Gift ‘ems doll is marked on a rarity scale as common, rare, ultra rare, special edition and limited edition and has four main components that girls can pop and swap to mix and match thousands of fashion fusions and make their own unique Gift ‘ems doll for endless fun.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MRSP: $9.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Walmart

69007 Grossery Gang S1 Yucky Mart PlaysetGrossery Gang Yucky Mart (Moose Toys)

  • Welcome to the Yucky Mart, a one-stop shop for grossness!
  • Kids can check out the launcher on the counter and see if they can dunk the Grossery Gang into the giant slushie! Or they can sneak in and slip out of the secret vile vent, chill with cool dudes in the freezer, or just hang with the gang on the shelves!
  • This Yucky Mart comes with two exclusive Grossery Gang characters.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

animal-jam-adopt-a-pet-blind-dens-jazwaresAnimal Jam Adopt a Pet Blind Dens (Jazwares)

  • These Paw some Pets need a home.
  • Can you adopt them all?
  • Mix and Match accessories for a Jam-tastic look!
  • Each Adopt A Pet pack includes 1 scratch off code that unlocks exclusive content in the hit online game Animal Jam.
  • Ages:5+
  • MSRP: $3.49


gemmies-design-studio-tech-4-kids-copyGemmies Design Studio (Tech 4 Kids)

  • Gemmies is a new craft and activity which allows kids to create their very own 3-D crystal gem creations!
  • Through the simple steps of “Clip and Connect” with gems and bands, kids can create their own adorable crystal pets, animals, flowers and more.
  • Gemmies Design studio includes storage for gems, light up display stands for your creations, and a design mat to master your creations.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

talk-to-me-mikey_playmates-toys1Talk-to-Me Mikey (Playmates)

  • Kids can have hours of fun conversing with Michelangelo, the most fun-loving and energetic of all the turtles.
  • One of the most intelligent Turtle toys ever, Talk-to-Me Mikey recognizes a child’s questions and responds in hundreds of unique ways in less than a second.
  • The highly interactive Turtle features movement and position sensors to react hilariously based on how a child moves Mikey.
  • Known for being the Turtle brother with the most enthusiasm, Mikey even sings songs and plays games with kids.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99

doc-mcstuffins-rosie-the-rescuer-just-playDoc McStuffins & Rosie The Rescuer (Just Play)

  • Now Doc McStuffins can go everywhere to take care of the toys in McStuffinsville thanks to Rosie The Rescuer, a friendly and helpful ambulance!
  • With Doc in the driver’s seat, Rosie rolls back and forth, activating both eye movements and sounds as she talks to Doc about today’s rescue.
  • When they’re on the way to save the day, press Rosie’s siren to hear the fun sound and see it light up!
  • Open up Rosie’s back compartment to store the gurney, tools and toy friends.
  • Includes 8.5″ Doc McStuffins doll, gurney and two of Doc’s tools.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99

neon-flash-yvolutionNEON Flash (Yvolution)

  • This kids scooter gives a quiet ride and with flare. Glide in lights with the cool LED deck and motion-powered wheels.
  • The neon under glow is reflected onto the deck from the dynamic ultra-bright LED wheels which light up as soon as they take off.
  • This strong and durable scooter with a lightweight aluminum frame is perfect for quick and easy transportation.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

y-flyer_yvolutionYFlyer (Yvolution)

  • The Yvolution T Flyer is a fast, innovative way to travel and have fun at the same time.
  • Kids are the envy of all in the neighborhood as they cruise around on a Y Flyer.
  • With super grip paddles and unique forward propelling motion, the Y Flyer is the ultimate in new and exciting wheeled toy products ensuring a soother, faster ride.
  • The Y Flyer features motorized pedal power, a hand controlled brake, and a kickstand.
  • Its strong, durable steel frame folds for easy storage and travel.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

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Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Business Operations Manager at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.