It's stressful enough when your kids have a holiday wish list that reads like an alphabet soup of pricey, high-tech gadgets that aren't within your budget to begin with. What's worse is breaking down and running up your credit card balance buying the Xbox, DS, or iYouNameIt at the last minute because you couldn't think of better gift alternatives in your price range.
For those who are doing their Christmas shopping on a tight budget, here are some ideas for lower-cost presents guaranteed to wow the little (and not so little) ones this holiday.
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