Kids’ gifts for £5 and under

A new toy or game for the children can buy us minutes (sometimes hours) of time to ourselves.

You can’t put a price on ‘me’ time. But if we had to, we’d say £5 or under was a total bargain…

For children who love crafting, this set is a great buy. It gives you everything you need to transform used juice boxes into monsters. Plus, it’s in the sale! It’s only £5 until 22nd October.

We love Playworld sticker kits because as well as stickers, they give you a fold-out world to stick and play with them on. Themes range from airport to dinosaurs and ballet. All that for just £3.99!

These dinosaur masks will keep them busy colouring and then pretending to be a dinosaur. You may also be able to use them for dressing up at Halloween (it’s coming soon!)

Orchard Toys’ compact educational games are a cheap, guilt-free gift to keep kids busy. This Crocodile snap game teaches matching with extra snappy fun.

Magazines are a great treat because they combine a toy, stickers and fun ways to learn. Our pick of magazines for under £5 this week include CBeebies Art, which comes with a huge supply of craft items and lots of suggestions for how to use them (on sale now, £4.99). Also on a Halloween-theme is CBeebies Magazine, which comes with 4 toys, holographic stickers and has a fun maths workbook inside (on sale this Wednesday 18 October, £3.99).