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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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After a long period where my kids weren’t invited to any parties, all of a sudden we have FOUR birthday parties coming up. All of them are for children who are really important to us, so we plan to give a gift to all of the kids. But when you’re trying to live the frugal life, buying gifts for birthday parties can really add up.

In the past I’ve shared the idea of having a gift closet, but that requires building up the stockpile over time. If the birthday party is approaching and you want to find a meaningful gift for a kid that they will enjoy and the parents won’t be upset about, check out one of these 15 kid birthday gift ideas that are all available for $15 or less at Walmart!

15 Kid Birthday Gift Ideas for $15 or Less at Walmart

Fun journal ($8.12) and felt-tip pens ($4.97) = $13.09 total

This journal is amazingly fun looking. Grab a pack of felt-tip pens to complete the gift!

10 Hot Wheels cars ($5.62 each) = $11.24 total

Any kid that loves Hot Wheels cars will enjoy getting 10 different cars at the same time. Not that these are not available online in the 5 packs for this price — anything similar is three times the price!

Scribble Scrubbies = $12.27 total

Walmart has these smaller versions of these popular sets for less than $15, and there are several different kinds available!

Melissa & Doug Reusable car stickers ($6.47) and Hot Wheels monster trucks ($7.47) = $13.94 total

Any truck loving kid will love these fun monster trucks and a reusable sticker book full of more vehicles!

Note: the online price for the stickers is almost $2 more than the price at my store!

I Spy Colorable Art Case = $14.97 total

This is an art kit full of art supplies, but you can also use the supplies inside the box to color the outside of the box!

Perler Woodland Creatures Set = $14.97 total

Perler beads are a fun and quiet activity for kids who have the fine motor skills to use them. This set has patterns for all kinds of cute woodland creatures!

Bluey coloring pages and stickers ($5.88) and Crayola confetti crayons ($3.47) = $9.35 total

We got invited to a Bluey-themed party for a 3-year-old, and so when I saw these fun coloring pages that included stickers, I thought a fun pack of crayons would also be fun (many parents of toddlers would probably prefer you not gift markers!). Walmart has lots of coloring books and activity books that you could pair with crayons or markers for the perfect gift.

Sketchbook ($2.28) and Cra-Z-Art colored pencils ($4.97) = $7.25 total

For an older child, this is a great gift to encourage drawing and creativity. Since this gift comes in way under the $15 budget, you could also pick up another drawing utensil like markers or even a few packs of stickers.

Sculpey Crafty Clay = $10.60 total

I found this modeling clay in the adult crafts section of the store, but it says it’s good for kids 8 and up, making it a great gift idea for older kids!

Made by Me Build and Paint Wooden Cars = $14.97 total

This gift is fun for any kid who loves art and cars! Note that this item is actually available cheaper online than in the store.

Baby Alive Splash ‘n Snuggle Baby$14.97 total

I was really surprised to find a high quality, name brand baby doll for less than $15. Baby Alive dolls are usually a big hit!

Kid Connection Take Apart Dinosaurs$14.97 total

This set looked really cool—kids can use tools included in the set to take apart and build different dinosaurs. Great for ages 3 and up!

Mini Nerf gun ($2.97) and darts ($4.97) = $7.94 total

Parents may not be thrilled with this gift if they don’t enjoy finding darts all over their house, but at least the gun can only shoot one dart at a time!

Lego CREATOR Unicorn kit = $9.31 total

There are actually many different LEGO sets available for under $15. I really like the LEGO Creator kits because they include pieces to make three different things. Check out all the LEGO Creator kits for ones at your price point.

Kid Connection Walking Pet = $14.97 total

These pets that actually walk are adorable, and there are several different animals available.

Has your child been invited to yet another party this year? Here are 15 kid birthday gift ideas for $15 or less at Walmart!