10 Smart Holiday Gifts for Less Than $15

A christmas scene with stockings - smart holiday gifts
A christmas scene with stockings - smart holiday gifts

Parents often worry that the toys and other gifts their kids want for the holidays will turn their brains or body to mush. And so, for those who think a singing plush toy isn't the best they can do for their children, WalletPop turned to Lindsay Gaskins, CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store for some smart and thrifty gift ideas.

Gaskins sent us recommendations for gift items for kids (and adults) under $15. And in case there's any doubters about the fun factor of brain teasers, a recent visit to Marbles in Chicago kept two teenage girls (12 and 15) and one overgrown boy/45-year-old man enthusiastically busy for the better part of an hour.

Pocket Posh Game Book -- $7.99. For the brainy fashionista in your life. There's an entire series of Pocket Posh Game books, including one just for young girls.