20 SUPER CHEAP BUT FABULOUS kids birthday pressie ideas

 Top value cheap priced birthday presents

 Here are a few ideas. Focus on the child not impressing the parent or keeping up with the Jones’s, I guarantee they will like these gifts.

  • A ream of paper and a pack of felt tips, can cost as little as £2 from the supermarket yet I don’t know a child or a parent who doesn’t love this.
  • A bucket and spade may not seem much to a grown up but they bring ours of fun for a little one £2
  • Scour car boots sales and charity shops for unopened games. Games are great gifts that give hours and hours of pleasure £2
  • Make a couple of simple sock puppets with wiggly eyes and felt tongues £1
  • Make a treasure map  (teabags stain, burnt edges etc.) have your little pirate dress up and go hunting for their gift – make it their very favourite comic and sweeties and some bubbles which they find in stages along the way. £3
  • Fill a little photo album with a picture of each of their friends and relatives. They will adore it and everyone will cough up a picture. Supermarkets sell photo albums for £1
  • Sidewalk chalk and free rein to go for it on the pavements outside is a much loved cheap as chips gift. If the neighbours complain just hose it down £1

  • If its your child give them some Birthday love notes: 1 might say 1 hour of TV another might say Pizza and ice cream for tea and another may say ½ hour on the computer or long trip to the park. They can cash them in when they like! (within reason)  FREE
  • A torch £2
  • Glittery elastic and a few beads to make a bracelet £2
  • Stacker cups £3 for bath time of building
  • Stretchy snakes or plastic animals are thrifty fun! £2
  • Play dough 3 pots = £3 (just do it on a tray and don’t mix colours…no problem!)
  • A pack of big colourful snap cards £2
  • Some seeed packets and little plastic pots £3

 Say it loud and say it PROUD – Presents can be cheap AND fabulous!



  1. 21st century mummy
    October 12, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    Greatt ideas, especially the treasure map and sidewalk chalk! X

  2. Becky
    October 12, 2010 / 10:10 pm

    Have to say think the treasure map is my absolute fave x

  3. Naomi
    October 13, 2010 / 6:29 am

    Great ideas. Can I add visit your charity shop for presents as they have great new gifts that you can buy cheaply or unused gifts.

  4. Penny Scaffold
    October 13, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    Love the photo album idea, I’ve been collecting pictures of Pix’s friends and would make a lovely gift (especially if I include a few of her, she seems a bit self obsessed at the moment!). She would also LOVE the torch!!

  5. October 14, 2010 / 1:08 pm

    On the stacker cups – ikea have a fab set that look like a light house for someting like £1.60! They are my favourite “little gift” for friends…

    And watch this space – sock puppets coming to http://www.redtedart.com 🙂

    Great list!


  6. emma
    October 14, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    love the ideas Becky – thank you!

  7. Becky
    October 14, 2010 / 6:48 pm

    Thanks for the comments guys lovely to get feedback from you all.

  8. Heather
    October 14, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    great ideas, not just for birthdays but for those days when you just dont know what to do with them.

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