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You don't have to spend a lot on holiday gifts; sometimes the smallest items are the most memorable. Our 20 under $20 picks offer something for every kid on your list this year!

1. Eva & Elvin Knee Socks

Comfy, adorable, and super on trend, these critter-inspired knee socks couldn't be cuter.

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2. Holztiger Little Brown Bear Toy Figure

These timeless and beautiful wood figures will capture your child's heart and imagination.

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3. Meri Meri Liberty Alphabet Stickers

Spell out your message in style with these classic floral alphabet stickers.

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4. Seedling Star Wand

Turn any day into a magical one! This princess wand even glows in the dark.

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5. Tattly Tattoos

These skin-safe, non-toxic temporary tattoos are fun for all ages.

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6. The Nutcracker: A Baby Lit Dancing Primer

You're never too young for the classics. This board book version of the classic Christmas ballet will quickly find a place in your holiday traditions.

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7. Petit Collage Pop-Outs: Winter Wonderland

Let your little one create her own holiday decor with these easy to assemble, sturdy winter-themed pop-outs.

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8. Mudpuppy Puzzle To Go: Animals of the World

This travel-friendly puzzle will makes its way over the river and through the woods this holiday season.

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9. Uncle Goose ABC Blocks

You can never go wrong with blocks, and these handcrafted solid wood ones are some of our faves.

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10. Boon Building Bath Pipes

These colorful pipes suction to the wall and can be used individually or as a set. Bath time has never been so much fun!

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11. Tegu Travel Pals

A perfect non-tech toy for travel, these magnetic puzzle blocks can be arranged in lots of different ways for endless fun.

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12. Marcus & Marcus Learning Chopsticks

Start honing those sushi skills early with these modern, stylish learning chopsticks.

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13. HABA Shakin' Eggs

Rattle and jingle your way through the holiday season with these bright, colorful egg rattles!

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14. Green Toys Submarine

Dive deep into bath time with this super fun submarine made from 100% recycled milk jugs.

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15. Yellow Owl Workshop Unicorn + Rainbow Small Stamp Kit

Stamp your way to a magical day with this kit perfect for craft time, or any time!

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16. Peg People Family

This Waldorf-inspired set of hand painted wooden peg dolls will spark the imagination of any pretend play-loving kiddo.

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17. PlayTape

Let your little one build his own road, highway, or race track! (And yes, it's totally safe for rugs, floors, and painted surfaces. ?)

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18. Manhattan Toys Skwish

Just as fun to play with as it is to say!

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19. Baby Sew Lovable Soft Sensory Block

Stimulate baby's senses with this hand-sewn sensory block, packed with features like a grasping ring, crinkly sides, and high contrast black and white imagery.

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20. Montessori Wooden Elephant Puzzle

Little hands will love fitting these handmade elephants together from smallest to biggest, learning size, color, and spacial skills along the way.

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Motherhood is a practice in learning, growing and loving more than you ever thought possible. Even as a "veteran" mama of four young sons and one newly adopted teenager, Jalyssa Richardson enthusiastically adapts to whatever any given day has in store—a skill she says she's refined through the years.

Here's what just one day in her life looks like:


Jalyssa says she learned to embrace agility throughout her motherhood journey. Here's more from this incredible mama of five boys.

What is the most challenging part of your day as a mom of five?

Time management! I want to meet each of the boys' individual needs—plus show up for myself—but I often feel like someone gets overlooked.

What's the best part of being a mom of five?

The little moments of love. The hugs, the kisses, the cuddles, the smiles... they all serve as little reminders that I am blessed and I'm doing okay.

Are there misconceptions about raising boys?

There are so many misconceptions about raising boys. I think the biggest one is that boys don't have many emotions and they're just so active all the time. My boys display many emotions and they also love to be sweet and cuddly a lot of the time.

What do you think would surprise people the most about being a mom of five?

How much I enjoy it. I never knew I wanted to be a mom until I was pregnant with my first. My desire only grew and the numbers did! I am surprised with every single baby as my capacity to love and nurture grows. It's incredible.

How do you create balance and make time for yourself?

Balance for me looks like intentional planning and scheduling because I never want my boys to feel like they aren't my first priority, but it is extremely difficult. What I try to do is not fit it all into one day. I have work days because motherhood is my first priority. I fit in segments of self-care after the kids' bedtime so I don't grow weary.

What's the biggest lesson you have learned from motherhood?

I have learned that sacrifice is actually beautiful. I was terrified of the selflessness motherhood would require, but I've grown so much through the sacrifice. There is nothing better than living for something bigger than myself.

When did you first feel like a mom? How has your motherhood evolved?

I first felt like a mom when I was pregnant with my first son and I intentionally chose to change my eating habits so my body could be strong and healthy for him. I didn't have to think twice—I just did what I thought would be best for him. That decision being so effortless made me realize I was made for motherhood.

My perspective has changed with each baby as I've realized motherhood doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. With my first son, I was a by-the-book mama and it was so stressful. With each baby, I have felt more freedom and it has made motherhood so much more beautiful. I have evolved into the mother that they need, I am perfect for these boys.

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