The Nugget has taken the world of kids' toys by storm. But what exactly is it? A couch, a lounger, a fort, a stage, a bed, a jungle gym ... the list goes on and on. The real question is: What isn't it?
This simple yet incredibly innovative furniture/play set contraption will bring hours upon hours of fun. Plus, it actually looks high design enough to have it out in the open. The one tiny issue? The Nugget starts at $249 (and goes up to $279 depending on color and fabric). In the spirit of playing and saving, we have rounded up nine affordable alternatives that will allow your little one's imagination to run wild.
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(Note: If you can support the original maker, we are always in favor of that, but if you're not able to splurge right now, here are our favorite budget buys.)
Select from nine neutral and vibrant shades. This set includes one folding base and two wedge cushions.
This model looks nearly identical to the Nugget.
Use it as a sofa, play mat, puppet theater, castle, ball pit, obstacle course, and so much more.
Score this set for under $100 compared to the $250 price point of the Nugget.
This Sam's Club find comes in nine colors and is a customer favorite with just under 2,000 reviews.
The fabric has the same luxe look as that of the Nugget.
This best-selling convertible couch features removable, machine-washable velour covers for easy cleaning.
Glow in the dark for the win. There's also a single-seater version for under $100.
This multipiece, multicolor play set is ideal for opening your kiddo's imagination.