Last Minute Cheap Educational Gift Ideas


While my holiday shopping is finally done, I know many of you still have work to do! Just so you all know, I finish early only because I hate peopling this time of year, not because I am an overachiever. Ask anyone, I can’t remember things, and I am a hot mess.


As someone who used to own a toy store, just bought another retail business, and put herself through college working retail, I end up being that person people come to when they need to find gifts for people. So I decided I should share some of my favorite things with all of you that would make great gifts for everyone on your list. The best part is that most of these can be found on Amazon, so if peopling is not your thing, I got you covered there too!

Since I homeschool, my first list features some great Educational gifts under $20!

Educational Gifts Under $20

  • Think Gizmos Take Apart Car. This is great for the kid who likes to take all your things apart. Maybe you can now keep your old DVD player safe. Do you still have one of those? No? Just me? Oh, still a fun toy!
Think Gizmos Take Apart Car


  • 4 in 1 Animal Building Kits. These are great little construction kits and promotes fun STEM activities. You can make a Crab, Elephant, Giraffe, or an Ostrich!
4 in 1 Building Kit


  • My Fairy Garden-Magical Cottage. This one is great for little kids. Miss Crankles and I did our first Fairy Garden together when she was three. You not only get everything you need for planting, but the fairies are designed for play. I love this one!


My Fairy Garden-Magical Cottage


  • 4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art. Create designs and stick them to metal surface with magnets. My kids put things like this all over our fridge. My fridge doubles as a mini art museum.


4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art


  • Creativity For Kids Quick Knit Loom. With a large circle loom and a two-sided hand loom, you have all the tools necessary to create whatever chic objects you want! Plus it comes with everything to get started!
Creativity For Kids Quick Knit Loom


  • Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes (125 ct) With Wooden Stylus. My kids love the Melissa and Doug Scratch Art. This gift works for big and little kids. It is great for crafty kids or as an activity to take with you when you want the kids to go device free for a bit!


Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes (125 ct) With Wooden Stylus
  • 4M Table Top Robot. The Table Top Robot is a hands-on science kit that teaches the basics of robotics by constructing a working robot crab. When it is activated, it does tricks. My son is 15 and still likes toys like this. He loves building things and tinkering with anything computer or electronic related.


4M Table Top Robot


  • Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit. This 20 piece kit gives ideas for science experiments as well as the tools to perform them. It is a great starting point to get kids involved in Science!

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit






  1. James Robert
    December 14, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Lots of gifts i here I could see my younger kids loving this year Thanks for sharing!

  2. Maria A. Malaveci
    December 14, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    We love Amazon! There is absolutely everything you need! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  3. Annette
    December 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you and I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Dana Rodriguez
    December 14, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    What a great list of ideas! Happy Holidays!

  5. Nancy
    December 15, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. shelly peterson
    December 15, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  7. Casey Garvey
    December 15, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Id love to do the fairy garden activity with my daughters!

  8. bn100
    December 15, 2018 at 6:13 am

    fun ideas

  9. Clem
    December 16, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Appreciate the chance, and happy holidays.

  10. Becky Richardson
    December 16, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Nice educational gifts. Would love to buy them for my grandchildren.

  11. Julie Barrett
    December 17, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

  12. Natalie
    December 17, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    My niece would love the My Fairy Garden-Magical Cottage.

  13. sheila ressel
    December 19, 2018 at 12:19 am

    The knit loom would make for a really cool gift.

  14. Laura Bradley
    December 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    These are some great ideas! My little cousin is 4 and would love most of these gifts this year!

  15. Susan Smith
    December 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    What a great list of gift ideas

  16. kjasus
    December 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    These are wonderful gift ideas! Thank you for the suggestions.

  17. paige chandler
    December 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I buy all the kids gifts on Amazon

  18. Chris L
    December 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Some really good finds.

  19. Jan Lee
    December 23, 2018 at 2:08 am

    I would love to have any of these for my great niece or great nephew 🙂

  20. Angela Saver
    December 23, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Such great educational gifts for kids! Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes (125 ct) With Wooden Stylus would be a huge hit!

  21. Sarah L
    December 23, 2018 at 7:49 am

    I like the My Fairy Garden-Magical Cottage. Kids can learn so much by watching plants grow.

  22. courtney hennagir
    December 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    I love Amazon! I always find something cool for the kids (and myself,ha!). I got my daughter that fairy garden and she loves it!

  23. Elizabeth Miller
    December 24, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I love the fairy garden and the magna tiles.

  24. Sharon Schoepe
    December 25, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Great list of gift ideas!

  25. Margaret Smith
    December 26, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Some great ideas. I really love the 4 in 1 Animal Building Kits

  26. Jeanna Massman
    December 26, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  27. Nicholas Walls
    December 26, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Thanks so much for the an opportunity to win this $20 Amazon Gift Card!!!

  28. Donna Clifford
    December 26, 2018 at 11:15 am

    lots of nice, educational gifts.

  29. cheryl s
    December 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    There’s some great gift ideas you highlighted

  30. Doreen
    December 26, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

  31. Karen L
    December 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I love the Melissa and Doug scratch notes.

  32. Sally Gearhart
    December 27, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Very nice gift guide, i especially liked the fairy garden! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

  33. Monique Rizzo
    December 27, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    What a fun group of gifts 🙂

  34. Dawn Swingle
    December 28, 2018 at 1:20 am

    Thank you for some good ideas!

  35. Jeryl M.
    December 28, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for having this great giveaway.

  36. Laura
    December 28, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Amazon is awesome! Happy Holidays! 🙂

  37. Shakeia Rieux
    December 28, 2018 at 8:24 am

    This is a great list! I’m always looking for different Educational stuff to buy for my nieces. I know they would like most if not everything on this list.

  38. Amy W.
    December 28, 2018 at 11:01 am

    My niece would love the Magical Fairy Garden. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Antoinette M
    December 28, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Lots of interesting gifts for young children.

  40. Angelica Dimeo
    December 28, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    The Melissa and Doug scratch art looks fun

  41. Tyler Ginter
    December 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    My Fairy Garden-Magical Cottage. That looks like a great gift

  42. HS
    December 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I would love to get a Kindle.

  43. Mary Gardner
    December 28, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    These are some great gift ideas. My children would really enjoy the Table Top Robot!

  44. Christina moore
    December 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Great list of gifts, thank you for sharing

  45. Terry
    December 28, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    These are some really great gift ideas and shopping at Amazon with a gift card is always fun!

  46. Jamie Martin
    December 28, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  47. claudia davis
    December 28, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Great fun and education yet inexpensive ideas for kids gifts! Good to keep in mind not only for Christmas!

  48. June S.
    December 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I do need a new cell phone cover for my new cell phone, this would be just what a need if I won it. Thank-you-

  49. Laurie Emerson
    December 29, 2018 at 2:12 am

    I love the Fairy Garden!

  50. Lisa
    December 29, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Great post, thanks for the chance!

  51. Jerry Marquardt
    December 29, 2018 at 2:53 am

    I would like to thank you for your involvement in this fine giveaway. Thank you for giving us all the chance.

  52. Carolyn Daley
    December 29, 2018 at 3:56 am

    The 4 in 1 Animal Building Kits would be great for my nephew. Thanks for the gift ideas and chance to win an Amazon gift card.

  53. Rosanne
    December 29, 2018 at 4:27 am

    I wish I had seen these suggestions before Christmas gift giving

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