Originally written for the Live with Regis and Kelly Blog
Here come the holidays! And that means toys for kids. But if you’re like the vast majority of people we’ve spoken to over the past months, you’re probably concerned about your budget. The good news is that it’s still possible to manage your budget and have a great holiday. On the show on November 18, we’re talking about toys that are under $20—and you may be surprised at how much you can get for your money.
In fact, did you know that with more than 160,000 different toys on the market at any one time in the U.S., the average price of a toy is still about $10? Of course, you’re going to find some toys that are going to cost a lot more, but being on a budget doesn’t mean having no fun.
In addition to checking out the cool toys I shared on the show, here are some tips that can help you make the most of your holiday toy buying this year—and perhaps from now on.
Play value does not equal cost. We’ve all heard the story about the kid who plays with the box instead of the toy. Well, sometimes that’s because the box is more interesting, sorry to say. Or what about the people who s