As a mom of 11, Christmas shopping can be tricky for me. Since I have so many children to buy for, I have to make sure that:
a. The gifts are affordable, and
b. They’re something that my kids will actually play with.
In the past, I strictly stuck to items from the dollar store for stocking stuffers. The problem was that, while they were only $1, they always ended up either getting broken, lost, or thrown away within a week after Christmas was over.
Not a good feeling.
A couple years ago, my kids became enamored with blind bags- small toys that hold some element of surprise when you open them. Last year, I decided to change things up a bit and give my kids a “Blind Bag Christmas.”
We had a blast.
Since my kids are still all about this sort of thing, I asked them to list their favorite blind bag toys. I’m sharing that list with you today. 🙂
20 Blind Bag Gift Ideas for $5 or Less
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Of all the blind bags out there, these are the favorites of all of my kids. There is such a huge variety of styles and seasons to choose from. I have to admit, I’ve even got some of my own.
These are so much fun to play with. You can twist them, pull them, mash them, and squeeze them. They’re a great stress reliever for parents, as well!
As cute as Shopkins are, these are just as gross. They’re perfect for boys who think Shopkins are too “girly.”
4. Tsum Tsum
My 4-year-old adores these stackable toys. They’re just so darn cute!
These feel just like the MLP Mashems. They’re fantastic for sensory play.
Based on a video game, these little figurines are creepy, but cute.
With big eyes and big heads, these little animal figures are absolutely precious.
These are another of my kids’ favorites. Each 2-pack blind box comes with a baby and an animal. So cute!
There are so many characters available in these collectible key chains. My favorite is Princess Merida from Brave. Her hair is gorgeous.
10. My Mini MixieQ’s
I am amazed at how much detail is put into these tiny little figures.
These really remind me of Shopkins, but they’re animals, instead of inanimate objects.
Included in each of these blind boxes are two Petkins, one mini Petkin, and one tile to build up a little scene.
13. Finding Dory
Who wouldn’t want a collectible of scatterbrained Dory or one of her friends?
14. Despicable Me
Tell me, is there a blind bag they haven’t thought of yet??
As tiny as these are, each Transformer still converts in three steps!
If your kids are into Minecraft like mine, they will LOVE these mystery boxes. Who wouldn’t want to have a mini Steve or Enderman in the house?
If you have a child that likes unicorns, these would be perfect for them. The designs on them are colorful and creative- so much fun to look at!
Who would’ve guessed that Furby would still be so popular after all these years? My oldest so had two of them. We sold them at a yard sale about 15 years ago. Why, oh why, did we do that?!
I’m not really into superheroes myself, but these little figurines are so. darn. cute.
My kids are really fond of this movie, so these little collectibles are the perfect addition to their stockings. We do have a few already, and even my husband has a little Branch sitting on his desk at home. 🙂
Searching for stocking stuffers can be as easy as 1-2-3 when you’ve got a good idea of what it is you’re looking for. I hope this list has given you some ideas.