This year, 4 Hats and Frugal will be doing our very own Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve listed a few of our favorite things over the past few years, but we’ve never actually had a guide for our readers. We’ll be focusing on items for the whole family, but mostly on affordable toys and gifts for kids between the ages of 2 and 12. Our guide, just for the toys, will be called Toys for $20. We’re going to focus on toys that are under or around $20, so that you can gift items to your children without going over budget.
Today, we’re starting with a review of a classic. Tinkertoy was created in 1913 and has been a holiday staple for years. We’re listing this as one of our toddler recommendations for the 2013 holiday gift guide. Tinkertoys helps toddlers with their dexterity, motor skills and problem solving. They’re able to use their imaginations to build structures only a toddler’s mind could create. In the quick video below, The Duchess and I review and play with the 100 piece set of Tinkertoys.
Now let’s talk price. For the 100 piece set of Tinkertoys that we reviewed, the current price on amazon is 26 dollars. If you are looking to stay under budget, you can buy the 65 piece set for only 16 dollars! The boxes are substantial, so once they are all wrapped up and under the tree, the kids will be so excited to see what’s inside.
The best part? You can easily stay within your budget by purchasing a Tinkertoy set, which means you’ll be free to add in other gifts for your kiddo.
As I mentioned above, we’ll be featuring quite a few toys during the Toys for $20 series, so by the time it’s completed, you’ll have quite a list to choose from. While I love the classics, we’ll be featuring all kind of great items, so stay tuned!