20 Unique and Budget-Friendly Return Gift Ideas for Kids


Your children’s birthday is a special time, it is filled with joy and pleasure. This, is also why birthdays can become extremely expensive. At most birthdays, children who attend the party leave with party favours or return gifts, these inexpensive gifts are often the trendsetter for your child’s future birthdays.

20 Return Gift Ideas for Children

It can be hard to help your child have a birthday that stands out, having fun and unique return gifts can help with that. Here is a list of 20 unique return gift ideas that will help make your child’s birthday party the talk of the town:

1. Clay Kits

One thing to remember when considering kids birthday return gift ideas is the theme, for a creative theme you could have numerous games that incorporate art into it. In this situation, a great return gift is a kit of various colours of children’s clay.


Age Group

This type of return gift is perfect for kids between the age of 3-5 years.

Price Range

The clay kit as a return gift may cost between INR 30 – INR 100.

2. Miniature Board Games

In an age of digital indulgence, having miniature board games as return gifts can be a great gift for kids as it not only is fun for the kid but it will gain favour with the parents as well.


Age Groups

These gifts are perfect for kids above the age of 5. Some board games may have small pieces that children who are too young may choke on. Hence, caution is advised.

Price Range

Depending on the type of board games the entire gift pack can cost anywhere between INR 100 to INR 250.

3. Toy Race Cars

When considering a race car themed birthday, it only seems appropriate for the return gift to be tiny race cars, these types of return gifts are growing in popularity all over the world. This is especially popular amongst the boys.


Age Groups

This perfect return gift for boys can be given to children above the age of 3.

Price Range

Keeping price in mind, you can find fun and cute race cars for as little as INR50 but the big brands usually cost more.

4. Stuffed Animals

The options when considering birthday return gift ideas for toddlers can be immense, a safe bet is always a small stuffed animal, these can be different animals making your little one’s return gifts unique to each guest.


Age Groups

These gifts are perfect for little ones between the ages of 2-5 years.

Price Range

A small stuffed animal can start at rupees 100 but depending on the brand and size it can go above rupees 250.

5. Puzzles

Another family-friendly return gift that is both gender neutral and parents will appreciate as much as the children will are puzzles. Puzzles can bring people together, increase the development of analytical thought in your child and with fun images, can excite them and keep them occupied for a few hours.


Age Groups

It is recommended that you give this present to the children attending your child’s birthday only if they are above the age of 5.

Price Range

You can find puzzles at a local store starting at INR 100 but prices depend on the brand, size of the puzzle and the store.

6. Piggy Banks

These return gifts are great for teaching children to save in a fun and cute manner. You can find different kinds of piggy banks and make the return gifts unique for each child.


Age Groups

This gift is great and will be a hit with kids and parents alike, it is perfect for kids above the age of 2.

Price Range

You can find small, budget piggy banks starting at INR 150.

7. Jewellery Kits

A trend that has been extremely popular amongst little girls are pretend jewellery making kits, these have beads, strings and glitter as basic kits but you can find more elaborate options too.


Age Groups

This gift has small parts that young children could choke on, thus, should not be gifted to children below the age of 5.

Price Range

A starting price for children’s jewellery kit can be as low as INR 100.

8. Lunch Boxes

These are great gifts for children, especially if the lunch boxes have fun cartoon prints on them. You can get one set for boys and another for girls.


Age Groups

These can be gifted to kids above the age of 3.

Price Range

A starting price for a single lunch box can be INR 200.

9. Pencil Boxes

Another useful and fun present for kids, cartoon themed pencil boxes are not just gender neutral but are practical.


Age Groups

You can give these gifts to kids as young as 3 years old.

Price Range

A pencil box can cost you upwards of INR 75.

10. Kaleidoscope

These gifts will set you apart just because it will fascinate the young ones while teaching them about shapes and colours. These are educational, fun and gender neutral.


Age Groups

These gifts are great for children above the age of 4.

Price Range

You can find kaleidoscopes starting at the price of INR 150.

11. Finger Paints

These return gifts are creative, fun and will instantly be a hit amongst children; it also helps increase creativity amongst the young ones making it a hit amongst their parents. This is magnificent because you will see children light up with joy regardless of gender. Remember to buy non-toxic, children’s paints.


Age Groups

This is a great gift for children above the age of 3.

Price Range

You can find a set of finger paints for a price as low as INR 100.

12. Snow Globes

These are awesome gifts that will really make your child’s friends jump with joy, getting different snow globes will give all the kids a sense of uniqueness. Snow globes are entertaining gifts that children usually adore.


Age Groups

Snow globes are safe and really fun and can be given to children as young as the age of 1.

Price Range

Starting at INR 75, these snow globes can go beyond INR 250 and largely depend on size, interior design and brands.

13. Pop-up Story Books

A fun and creative gift, this promotes reading and is fun for kids. Because of the pop-up images, parents will thank you for the excitement it will cause for story time and it helps encourage children to use their imagination.


Age Groups

These storybooks are great any age, you can even use this as a return gift for children who are just a year old.

Price Range

Depending on the bookstore and story these books can be as reasonable as INR75

14. Stickers

Children adore stickers, getting cartoon sticker sheets are not just great when you’re on a budget but they are great statement presents for your children’s friends.


Age Groups

Stickers are great for children between the age of 3-5 years.

Price Range

You can find sticker sheets for as little as INR 10.

15. Glow In The Dark Stars

A great present for children coming to your young one’s birthday are glow in the dark stars that can be stuck above their beds.


Age Groups

These can be great for children of any age.

Price Range

These wall stickers can be as reasonable as INR20-INR50.

16. Crayons

All young children love art and crayons inspire art. This is considered a classic return gift because it is so popular.


Age Groups

Crayons are great for ages 3+

Price Range

The price of a basic pack of crayons can be as low as INR100.

17. Comics

A comic is considered one of the most popular return gifts for a reason; it promotes a reading habit while keeping the child entertained.


Age Groups

This is perfect for kids 5+.

Price Range

You can find cute and fun comics starting at the price of INR 50.

18. Whistles

A traditional return gift, this will not just entertain your child to no end but it will also build musical abilities in children.


Age Groups

This is perfect for children aged 5+

Price Range

You can buy a whistle for under INR 50.

19. Colouring Books

Another way to encourage the kids at the party to stay creative is by giving them colouring books. Children love to draw and colour and this encourages them to do just that.


Age Groups

These are perfect for kids aged 3+

Price Range

You can find affordable colouring books for as little as INR 75

20. Globes

Encourage the children’s sense of adventure by sending them off from your child’s party with a globe.

GLOBEAge Groups

Globes are recommended for children aged 5+

Price Range

Globes are inexpensive and fun return gifts, they can cost as low as INR 150.

Remember, these return gifts and party favours are for children and parents alike and can really tie a birthday party together. Find fun combinations for return favours based on your children’s interests.

Also Read : Return Gift Ideas for First Birthday Party

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