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Ideas for Last Minute $10 Gifts for Reyes Magos

On a recent trip to Tijuana, I got my daughter Vanessa a wall calendar in Spanish. Since we just got back home from a holiday trip, we only put it up yesterday. Immediately, she saw the little drawing on the calendar marking el Día de los Reyes Magos and she realized it was right around the corner. On Sunday, Jan. 6 to be exact. I, of course, panicked because although I have a couple of books I kept over from Christmas, my kids’ stockings are completely empty.

I know that many Latino kids who celebrate Reyes do so by leaving grass inside a box for the Three Kings’ camels as well as a shoe at the foot of their beds for the gifts they will bring them. At least that was how my Puerto Rican husband celebrated and, in fact, he remembers that the gifts he got for Reyes were usually much bigger and better than the ones he got for Christmas. I guess their Reyes celebration was more in tune with the Spanish version than mine.

For my siblings and I, it was different. We used to get our gifts in our stockings and they were usually minor things, like lots of candy and very small toys. Stuff that could fit in our stockings, I guess. Anyhow, as I mentioned, yesterday I was reminded that my kids stockings are empty, so this morning I rushed to Walmart to get them some last minute gifts to fill them up. The idea was for me to see how many things I could get for them under $10 for a total amount of $50. And boy did I score big!

I’ve always gotten really good deals at Walmart, but I guess I didn’t realize how much I could get for $50.

Ideas for Last Minute Under $10 Gifts for Reyes Magos

Check out the list of last minute Reyes Magos gifts I was able to get under $10:

For Vanessa:

  1. Strawberry Shortcake DVD (with Spanish track!)
  2. Mini Colorado snow globes (she collects them)
  3. Rapunzel (her favorite Disney princess right now) placemat
  4. Mini activity book with stickers
  5. Sea life glitter stickers (for a project she’s working on with sea shells she’s collected from beaches in different states/countries)
  6. Candy & a silly mini spinner with lights

Ideas for Last Minute Under $10 Gifts for Reyes Magos

For Santiago:

  1. Thomas & Friends die-cast metal engine (he got a bunch of tracks for Christmas, but not enough engines)
  2. Mighty Machines DVD (he’s in love with fire trucks!)
  3. Cars Little First Look & Find book (got him one at the library recently and he loved it)
  4. Set of 3 hot wheels
  5. Cars placemat
  6. Candy & a silly mini spinner with lights

Now I’ve got to make sure everything all these little gifts fit in their stocking! Happy Three Kings Day!

DisclosureAs part of the Walmart Moms program, SpanglishBaby received compensation and the products to facilitate this post. As always, all stories and opinions are our own.
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