November 28, 2012

25 outdoor play gifts for under $50

When it comes to toys, we have long vouched for the stick and cardboard box. But of course, your kids are expecting a little more under the tree. Along with the gizmos and gadgets that are sure to top many wishlists, we hope you'll consider some toys that facilitate good old-fashioned outdoor play.

After searching high and low for some of the most unique and affordable outdoor play toys on the market today, we are excited to present you with 25 gift ideas that will get your kids moving, fuel their imaginations, and most importantly, bring a smile to their faces. No batteries included -- because there are no batteries necessary!

Want a shot at winning one of these? Enter our biweekly sweepstakes by sharing a photo of your neighborhood playground. Start by downloading our Tag! app -- for iPhone or Android. The more playgrounds you share, the better chance you have to win!

For more gift ideas, check out our Outdoor Play Gift Guide board on Pinterest. You can also pay a visit to some of the toy manufacturers represented here, most notably Hearthsong, Imagine Toys, and Imagine Childhood. And don't miss our list of all-time favorite toys, here.

Buddy Bounce Ball
Branch Blocks
Kitty Hawk Flyer

Buddy Bounce Ball

Branch Blocks

Kitty Hawk Flyer

 

Giant Lawn Bowling
Triple Climbing Ladder
Spooner Board

Giant Lawn Bowling Set

Triple Climbing Ladder

Spooner Board

 

Flingshot Flying Monkey Sets
Fun Wheels
Solar-Powered Airplane

Flingshot Flying Monkey Sets

Fun Wheels

Solar-Powered Airplane

 

Circus Stilts
Catamaran Construction Kit
Twizzler

Circus Stilts

Catamaran Construction Kit

Twizzler

 

Fairy House Kit
Dodgeball with Shield Set
Stomp Rocket

Fairy House Kit

Dodgeball with Shield Set

Stomp Rocket

 

3D Sidewalk Chalk
Zipfy Sled
Unbelievably Big Bubbles Kit

3D Sidewalk Chalk

Zipfy Sled

Unbelievably Big Bubbles Kit

 

Brick Construction Kit
My Little Sandbox
Super Swingball Outdoor Game

Brick Construction Kit

My Little Sandbox

Super Swingball Outdoor Game

 

Connecting Sled
Happy Giddy Tunnel
Catapult Kit

Connecting Sled

Happy Giddy Tunnel

Catapult Kit

 

Tree Swing
Check Out our Pinterest Board

Tree Swing

 

gift guide, list, creativity, toy, imagination, play outdoors, physical activity, holidays