17 Cutest Return Gifts for Kids

Confused what to plan for return gifts for kids? It is a hard time to find some good return gifts that could come under budget.

Keeping this in mind i have prepared a list of some of the perfect return gift ideas for kids that you would love to explore. So go through the list and pick the one which you like the most, i am sure you will like all of them.


For any kid, a birthday party is represented by balloons, games, cake and most importantly return gifts. If you are planning a birthday for kids, you will have to put in a lot of effort in finding a nice return gift for all the kids.

Without a good return gift, no kid’s birthday party can ever be a success. Many parents spend huge amounts of time on planning the decorations for the party, deciding on the food for the party, and other stuff, but forget to plan for return gifts. This can spell disaster, especially, for a kid’s party.

The process of selection of the return gift requires detailed planning and analysis. There are, any factors which affect the choice of the return gift like the age of the guests, the gender of the guests, the current favorite cartoons and other likes and dislikes of the guests and many other similar factors which can have a direct bearing on how well your return gift is appreciated by your guests.

Parents to take into account all these factors, check out what items are available within their budget, and accordingly select a perfect return gift for their kid’s birthday party.

Based on the current trends, I have compiled below a list of some of the most popular gift items, which many parents across the world are opting for a preferred choice for a return gift.

Return Gifts for Kids

Recommended Return gifts for kids

For all those parents planning a birthday party for their kids and wondering what items would make a perfect return gift for their guests and would, at the same time, fit in their budget easily. I have some very great options which they can consider in this regard.

1. Animal Whistle

Animal Whistle

Kids love things that make noise and therefore, whistles have always been and continue to be a favorite toy for the kids. And with these colorful, animal-shaped whistles, the fun becomes double.

However, these whistles are a very small item and hence, they may not make a great return gift item on a stand-alone basis, but would be perfect as a part of any goodie bag.

2. Kidoz Racer Car Shaped Clock

Kidoz Racer Car Shaped Clock

A car shaped clock may sound like a gift idea for the boys, but one look at this bright red and yellow racer car shaped clock and you would realize that it is so cute that even the little girls would fall in love with it.

Besides this, no matter what the décor of the room of the guests is, this car shaped clock, would easily blend in, and look perfect in every kid’s room.

3. Mermaid Junior Backpack

Mermaid Junior Backpack

This return gift is exclusively for the girls attending your party. I mean, we all know that no young boy would ever allow himself carrying a mermaid backpack. But the girls, on the other hand, would simply love this backpack.

Available in a nice pink color, with the cute image of the little mermaid designed right on top of the bag, this backpack is a sure hit return gift idea for the girls.

4. Funky Band-Aid Kit

Funky Band-Aid Kit

We are dealing with kids here. You cannot expect them to quietly sit around the house. They will jump around, hurt themselves, cry, and yet trouble you when you want to put a band-aid on their injuries.

Change all that by giving them this funky band aid kit. Mickey mouse, frozen, toy story, no matter is the current favorite of the kids, you will get all the options here.

5. 3 In 1 Engine Style Pencil Holder

3 In 1 Engine Style Pencil Holder

Trains are a big fascination for most of the kids, and pencil holders are a big necessity for them. Combining these two factors, we present our next, very popular return gift idea, an engine style, 3in 1, pencil holder.

The designs of the engines are so colorful and cute, that even the adults might get tempted to out them on their desk. Besides this, you also have the option of framing a photo of the kid in these holders, giving the gift a very personalized feel.

6. Wooden Sombrero Shaped Finger Top

Wooden Sombrero Shaped Finger Top

Playing with the tops is always fun. I still enjoy playing this game with my kids. And when you get tops in the cute shape of a Sombrero, the fun only becomes better and greater.

This top can spin for as long as one whole minute and has been made with high-quality wood and non-toxic colors, making it perfectly safe for the kids.

7. Kidoz Sit and Study Table Box

Kidoz Sit and Study Table Box

This is an amazing foldable, multipurpose table top, which is perfect for small kids. They can store all their stationary and books in this table, it can be easily carried around the house easily and also provides a great degree of comfort to the kids while using them for studying, drawing or any other purpose.

I think that this is one return gift item, which not only the kids, but even their parents would appreciate.

8. Green Toys Planting Kit: Watering Can, Sapling, A Small Pot

Green Toys Planting Kit: Watering Can, Sapling, A Small Pot

Instill the idea of appreciating and preserving nature by giving them this small planting kit, which comes with a complete set of the watering can, a small sapling and a pot.

The best part about choosing this item as a return gift is that you do not just give the kids something that they would enjoy and have fun with, but it is something that will help in instilling a good habit in them as well.

9. Car Style 2 In 1 Money Bank

Car Style 2 In 1 Money Bank

With such a cute little, car shaped money bank in hand, no matter how spendthrift your kid is, he or she is definitely going to start saving a little money to put in this bank.

Available in many different colors, red, yellow, red, etc., you can choose random colors for the guests, or you can choose specific colors, based on the gender of the kids.

10. Cat Shaped Photo Frame

Cat Shaped Photo Frame

Animals are adored and loved by all the kids. They like to copy their sounds and act like them for fun. Kids even love to own stuff in the shape of these animals.

Hence, this cat shaped photo frame is surely going to be appreciated by the kids at your party. This cute cat will definitely keep all the mice away from the kid’s room.

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11. Kidoz Sports Motif Calendar

Kidoz Sports Motif Calendar

This wooden calendar box with sports motifs all over it, not only looks appealing but is quite useful as well. This attractive small calendar can easily find a sweet place for itself on the study table of the kids, or even on their bedside.

Besides the sports motif, you can also opt for a car or princess motif, if you wish to give out the return gifts based on gender.

12. Gran Foldable Silicon Bottle

Gran Foldable Silicon Bottle

A water bottle is something that all kids need. No matter how sturdy a bottle you get for these kids, they will manage to break it, and hence, parents are always buying a new bottle for them.

Giving out these foldable water bottles, therefore, makes for a great return gift idea. They are new, trendy, useful and pretty, all at the same time, making them a perfect return gift.

13. Minion Design Transparent Hand Bags

Minion Design Transparent Hand Bags

Available in many different colors, these handbags are a perfect accessory which all the kids would love to carry. Just like us adults, even the kids these days, need to carry a separate bag when traveling around.

These transparent bags look nice slinging from their shoulders. They are light weight and hence easy for the kids to carry around.

14. Navneet Classic Readers – Oliver Twist

Navneet Classic Readers – Oliver Twist

When choosing a return gift, you do not always have to search for a gift item which is fun for the kids. You can even choose a soberer and intellectual gift item like this classic English literature book, Oliver Twist.

This book is must read for everyone, especially the kids. This book would not just help them in improving their English language, but will also teach them important life lessons.

15. Kuhu Creations Wooden Alphabet Cartoon Magnets

Kuhu Creations Wooden Alphabet Cartoon Magnets

This is yet another really good return gift idea, which is going to be loved by all the kids. You can present each guest with a magnet which represents the first alphabet of their name.

Thus, besides being a cute gift idea, it would also become a very personalized return gift idea as well. You can even choose to give the set of all the alphabets to the kids, in case you plan on not adding any other item to the return gift kitty.

16. Pack Of Four Fruit Erasers

Pack Of Four Fruit Erasers

The pack contains four erasers in the shape of different fruits. These erasers have been made of high-quality rubber, which makes them safe for use by the kids. The erasers may look small in size, but they provide excellent service.

This set of four erasers comes at a very economical price and thus, makes for a perfect item to be placed in the return gift goodie bag.

17. GoGifts Snack and Stack

GoGifts Snack and Stack

Give your guests this special cutlery set, designed especially for the kids. This gift pack consists of one spoon, one fork, and one butter knife.

The handles of all the three items of cutlery, present in this set, have been made with a Lego brick. The spoon, knife, and fork are made of stainless steel and therefore, are safe and healthy for daily use by the kids.

18. Wall Whispers Phosphorescence Vinyl Stickers

Wall Whispers Phosphorescence Vinyl Stickers

Help your guests decorate the walls and ceilings of their room with these glow stars that shine in the dark. Every night, when the lights are switched off, and your guests watch these stars glowing in their room, they would remember your party and the fun that they had there.

These glow in the dark stickers are used very often these days for decorating kids’ rooms, and therefore, even the parents would appreciate this idea for a return gift.

19. Globus 505 Desk & Table Top Political World Globe

Globus 505 Desk & Table Top Political World Globe

If you are looking for an educative and intellectual return gift idea, then presenting your guests with these globes would be just perfect. Every kid needs to own a globe to know and understand the geography of the world better.

Besides, learning about the different countries of the world from a globe is so much more fun for the kids than learning about them from boring textbooks.

20. Disney Camprock 19 Inches Umbrella

Disney Camprock 19 Inches Umbrella

Available in many different bright colors, these kids’ umbrellas make a great return gift item. They have eyes and ears printed on them, which makes it appear like these umbrellas are straight out of some cartoon show, making them extremely appealing to the kids.

They are small in size and light in weight so that it is easy for the kids to use them during rains to stay dry and have fun at the same time.

21. MP 12 Pack Happy Birthday Goody Bags

Return gifts for your child’s birthday party should always be interesting and usable for the guest’s kids who attend. So one of the best would be to gift them a pack of birthday goody bags each with 12 different designs and colors of goody bags inside for their use accordingly.

These goody bags can be filled with different things be it chocolates, whistles, small games anything which would make the child happy when they go back home from the fun-filled party.

22. 2 Pack Led Night Light

2 Pack Led Night Light w/Dusk to Dawn Sensor,AUSAYE 0.6W Plug-in Night Light Lamp, Night Lights for Kids Adults Mushroom Night Light Wall Lamps NightLight

What could be better to gift someone light to brighten their rooms and life. So as a return gift from your child’s behalf to their friends a pack of LED night light would also be preferable as that would not only lighten their room but would always remind them the happy time spent together with their friend on his or her birthday.

It comes with a light sensor and is soft in brightness so the child’s eye would be protected at all costs and it does changes color.

23. 3 Bees & Me Airplane Toys Toddlers

When it is a birthday party for a toddler the return gifts of the guests should be according to their age, so the best would be to gift them the 3 bees airplane toys which would help them to have fun at home too.

It has 4 different types of tor planes with various color combinations which would make the child smile on whenever they would be playing with it. So the airplanes would surely bring joy and fun together and the kid would be fully engrossed in their free spare time.

24. Hair accessories for girls

Hair Accessories for Girls, Hair Set 13-14 pieces Barrettes,Hair Ties,Hair Bows,Hair Clips.For Toddlers, Baby girls, Girls. Gifts for Daily, Birthday, Christmas, Any special holiday-By LittleBigDream

Well, when your little princess is having her birthday all her friends are also to be treated like one. So their best return gift would be some hair accessories which would make them feel like a princess too.

This set comes with 13 to 14 different hair barrettes, ties, bows, and clips. Each unique and distinct from the other, so in a way, there would be different hair accessories for them to wear accordingly.

25. Royal Casa Cinema LightBox Letter

Gifts are always special be it for the birthday host or the return gifts of the guests, so on your child’s birthday, this year make the return gifts more memorable with the royal Casa cinema lightbox. This has the different letters and the emojis to lighten up the kid’s room with a touch of style and elegance.

It comes with 85 each of colored letters, emojis and even black letters. So your the child can use any letter according to their wish for making their room look Hollywood style, and on with the soft and effective LED lights.

26. My Family & Friends First Photo Album

Baby's My Family & Friends First Photo Album - Cute Giraffe Family Theme!

Photographs are known to be the best memories one can treasure from their past and cherish them for eternity. So this year as return gifts on your kids birthday gift the guests my family and friends first photo album.

This would hold 15 photographs and make the moments of the guest child very precious. On the cover, the sweetly animated giraffe would have a happy impact for all. 

They would always treasure these photographs and would relish their friend’s birthday as this was gifted to them as a token of love for celebrating with the birthday host.

27. Tickle & Main – Tooth Fairy Superhero Pillow

Your little prince would love his friends to get the best return gift while ending his party. So the tickle and main tooth fairy superhero pillow which comes with a note pack and a keepsake pouch is a set of 3 things as a whole pack.

The pillow comes with a pouch in it so the little one can keep his essentials inside the pouch. The notepad would help him to note his details and the time when he lost his first tooth to the tooth fairy, as these moments are always precious.

28. Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Lunch Box Zipper Pouch

Lunch packs are always the best and attractive gifts for the kids, and as a return gift to get the ninja mutant turtle lunch box with a zipper pouch would be best. Made out of pure polyester it is safe and would keep the lunch box safe and the food fresh.

The vibrant color is also another attraction for the kids. So do make it the return gift for your kid’s birthday party. This lunch box and zipper pouch would be usable for the kid till the growing age as it is special and designed for a bit older kids too.

29. Touch and Feel peek a Boo Cloth Books

A return gift which would help the little one during their growing age from toddlers would be best. And the touch and feel peek a Boo cloth book is the one for them. So this year make this as the return gift of your kids birthday party as all their friends are also toddlers and would find this very exciting to learn.

Made out of nontoxic and durable polyester fiber this cloth book is the best for the kids to learn and enjoy. The vibrant colors of the different pictures would surely make them have an insight into the world around them as you would do for your own kid.

30. PlayMonster Stinky Pig

The sweet little pink pig would be the star if the millennium, as this sweet little game is the unique and way out return gift for the child’s birthday party for their friends. This little pig is not alone and he comes with 20 tokens of yellow color and can be plated with two players.

You cannot hold him long in your hands and if he poops on you then a token would be yours, and the winning person should have least tokens. So this is not only a fun game but also would help the kid to understand their stamina and quick response.

31. 3D Felt Photo Holders For Kids

3D Felt Photo Holders For Kids

These photo frames make for a perfect return gift item for any kids birthday party. There is a wide range of designs available in these frames.

You select cute sunflower or butterfly designs for the girls and naughty monkey or bear designs for the boys. These frames are colorful and would look really nice in any kids bedroom.

The above list comprises of some of the most economical and popular items, which most of the parents across the world are choosing as return gifts for their kids birthday parties. These items, not only easily fit in the budget of everyone, but they are also loved and appreciated by the kids who receive them.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that your guests should go back home feeling happy about attending your party and fondly remember your party through your return gift.

Hopefully, the above list will be helpful to all those parents planning a birthday party for their kids soon, by making the task of finding the perfect return gift easier for them.

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