Best Gifts for a Newborn < $30

    9th October, 2019

Affordable & cheap newborn baby gifts for those on a budget

Bring the smiles and gratitude without having to refinance your car. Expecting parents sometimes register for expensive gifts, and it can be hard to resists buying the biggest and brightest gifts for the little bundle of joy or feeling guilty about not being able to splurge on them. Whatever your situation, we've got a list of the best gifts for newborns that keep the budget in check.

Baby Cotton Panda Hooded Towel Bath Robe

Adorable. Fast service.

Who doesn't love baby pandas? In this case, we mean it literally: a baby dressed up as a panda. This Hooded Towel and Bathrobe will keep babies dry and warm. The 100% cotton panda design is soft, absorbent and durable. It's perfectly suited for 0 - 12 months babies, which makes it a super cute baby shower gift!

bamboo bamboo Easy Feed Baby Suction Bowl and Spoon

My little is 7 months old and learned how to use this spoon on the first try. High *green* quality, will definitely be buying more from them as my son progresses on his food journey. Very easy to clean.

After spending the first few months bottle and spoon feeding babies, it often comes as a relief for parents when their toddler can start to eat on their own. However, that is a learning process that can get quite messy. Why not make their lives easier with this Baby Suction Bowl and Spoon Set? The powerful suction base grips to the table, eliminating spills. The bowl itself is made of natural baboo and will not harm children. Perfect baby shower gift? Check!

3 Sprouts Hanging Wall Organizer

This is so cute! It's the perfect little organizer for a nursery or anything really. We purchased it as a gift and the girl we gave it to, her family has all complimented us on it and asked us where we found it. They absolutely love it!

Looking for a cute and useful baby shower gift to give the nursery that extra touch? Then the 3 Sprouts Hanging Wall Organizer might be just what you need! New parents can store everything they need in the four generous pockets, from diapers and wipes to clothes and toys. It is easily hooked on the back of any door and it's easy to clean. And the cute giraffe design is magnificent!

Gund Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Plush Toy

Very cute!. Each of the two songs/dialogues lasts about a minute and the ears flap hilariously in sync with the sound. Our granddaughter and several other babies have been enthralled with it. Makes me laugh every time too!

Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro? This Gund Baby Animated Flappy Elephant plush toy doesn't just sing, it also dances and flaps its ears to the music. And that's not all, this elephant plush toy will also play peek-a-boo, which young children will love! You can stop looking for that first birthday gift, because you've found it!

Baby Swaddle Blankets for Newborns

Outstanding selection! Colors, unisex patterns, fabric quality and everything makes these swaddle wraps just amazing! The Velcro is made from very high quality materials. does not make any noise when taken off. Such a great quality swaddle wrap I purchased online. As per manufacturer instructions, I washed them right after receiving them and didn’t see any discoloration.

It is broadly accepted that swaddling newborns will make them feel safe and sound, and in turn, sleep better. It can, however, be a very real challenge to get a traditional swaddle blanket to work correctly. Save your new parent friends, or yourself, some serious frustration, and get some velcro involved. Each blanket measures 21x26 inches and is 100% breathable, elastic, ultra soft, easy to use and comfy. The great for babies from 7 to 14 lbs!

Premium Organic Cotton Baby Swaddle Blankets

These swaddles are great and affordable. They are breathable and not too thick or too thin.

The Premium Organic Cotton Baby Swaddle Blankets are cute, soft and incredibly useful. A great baby shower gift, these blankies come in stylish and trendy designs, a beautiful addition to any nursery. The newborn you’re gifting will love the feeling of this incredibly soft and breathable organic cotton, which can be used for swaddling, as a lightweight blanket or a burp cloth. Any new parent will want several of these multi purpose blankets.

Love To Dream Swaddle

Our baby’s favorite swaddle I absolutely love this one! With this one there was no struggle. He was perfectly content as I zipped it up because he naturally sleeps with his arms in that position if I leave him unswaddled.

A great baby shower gift for any future parents, the Swaddle UP is a wonderful alternative to traditional swaddling blankets, or a handy option to help transition a baby away from a full swaddle. The Love To Dream Swaddle UP is a stretchy blend of cotton and Elastane designed to be snug and cozy around a baby's torso, contain baby's arms, encouraging a long, restful night's sleep for Mom and baby. With the Swaddle UP, there are no complicated wrapping techniques required and no risk of dangerous loose blankets in the baby's crib.

Kids Milk Powder & Snack Storage Container

The funnel is great to ensure clean transfer to bottles. It’s also super cute which is an added bonus! Very cute product that can fit a lot of formula.

The Kids Milk Powder Dispenser & Snack Storage Container is an extremely convenient baby shower or newborn gift. Made with food grade pp and BPA free material, this container is dishwasher safe and is suitable for newborns. Any parent will love how easy this is to use: simply unscrew lids pour formula or food out.

Vulli Sophie The Giraffe New Box, Polka Dots

BABY CRACK, this is pure baby crack. I have 4 kids. I used to think it was CRAZY for people to spend $20+ on a giraffe toy yet on my 4th, my 3 month old baby, I decided to splurge and go for it. He's teething and has no toys so I bought the giraffe and OH MY GOD! He love love loves it, he chews on it, licks it, and won't let it go. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Looking for a gift for a teething newborn? Then why don't you take a look at Vulli Sophie The Giraffe. This teething toy has been made of 100% natural rubber from the Hevea tree. Sophie is easily recognisable thanks to her spots and the squeaker inside. She's very flexible and easy to chew to soothe sore gums during teething.

Baby Bandana Drool Bibs and Teething Toys

These are really great drool bibs. They are soft and are a good size for larger babies (cotton front and microfleece back). The teether is a very soft but durable rubber. It is attached to the bib by a snap and can be removed for cleaning.

If you've ever been around babies, you know that they drool. And you probably also know that new parents go through several bibs a day to keep their baby dry and clean. That is why we recommend this 8-pack set of Baby Bandana Drool Bibs as a baby shower gift! Made with 100% organic cotton for maximum absorption, and a layer of polyester fleece for extra absorption and comfort. The bibs are completely machine-washable and can be tumble dried as well. Perfect for daily use!

Lanbeibei Kids Wireless Electric Toothbrush

This sonic toothbrush is very nice!The brush head is soft that doesn't hurt your child‘s oral cavity.I bought it for my nephew, who lives with us.The toothbrush cleaned his teeth very well, and it worked better than expected!

Teaching young children to brush their teeth is not easy. That is why the Lanbeibei Kids Wireless Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush makes for such a perfect birthday gift! Not only does this toothbrush look great, it also makes brushing your teeth into a game that no child can resist. This toothbrush is suitable for children aged 2 to 10 and has a 360° brush head.

3 Sprouts Diaper Caddy - Elephant, Pink

This caddy has been SO useful for our infant. The hedgehog is adorable and our baby loves looking at him while being changed. It fits plenty of diapers plus wipes, vaseline, rash creams, and hand sanitizer easily. The handle makes it convenient for carrying from room to room so we really just need the one caddy for the entire house.

This 3 Sprouts Diaper Caddy will fit nicely in every nursery as an organizer basket. Help the newborn's parents keep organized: diapers, wipes, bibs, lotion, ... Everything fits in this diaper caddy. And the cute pink elephant design is not only decorative but also easy to clean. What an amazing baby shower gift!

3 Sprouts Baby Storage Basket Organizer Bin

Love this hamper! We have three children and have used a number of various styles of hamper, and this is my favorite for the kids! Sturdy canvas structure, cute characters and colors, handles for carrying to and from the laundry room, and the handles fold down to make a hole in the top that kids can use to fill the hamper on their own (my older kids like making a game out of that).

Have you ever seen a baby or toddler manage to keep their clothes clean all throughout the day? Neither have we! That is why we think this Laundry Hamper for Nursery Clothes from 3 Sprouts will make any parent happy! It's not only cute with the little purple octopus on the front, but it's also very functional. Easily store children's clothes in this washable 100% polyester hamper. Do you really need to keep looking for a better baby shower gift?

Miaro Kids Growth Chart

Very cute and durable. My wife and I put this in our daughter's room and it goes so well with the rest of the decor. My daughter got a hold of it one day and it was all still in one piece. The measurements are accurate (I double checked). Great buy.

Watching children grow up, both literally and figuratively, is part of a parent's job. Why not help parents and children keep those memories alive? The Miaro Kids Growth Chart is made of canvas with a wood frame and features fun designs that will fit any child's bedroom. Keep those memories alive by drawing and writing on the canvas! It comes in a decorative box, making this the ultimate first birthday gift!

Natural Wooden Baby Teether Toys

This is such nice quality. I personally bought this for just toys for my kids to play with, but this would make such a nice made in USA baby gift. Such great, great wood and quality.

Keep a teething baby content with these wooden baby teethers. Made in the US, and organic too, these are a great gift for a newborn to help develop fine motor skills, soothe aching gums, and are convenient for parents to carry around.

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Teething Toy

The fabric is so nice. I almost don't want my son to play with it because it's so nice! I don't want him to get it dirty or ruin it lol. But of course I did give it to him and he loves it! There's different textures for him to touch and the teethers are great quality. I also like how there is a rattle attached as well. The ears have that crinkle sound. Every baby should own one of these.

We think a Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Activity and Teething Toy would make a perfect baby shower gift for any newborn! It's made up of a multi-sensory rattle and features different textures for babies to explore. The bandana teether is easily to detach and use separately and it's PVC and Phthalate-free. And last but not least, all of this is presented in the shape of a cute, little puppy. What's not to love?

Twice Blessed Silver Toned Table Top Frame

Love this frame! Great quality and really cute! I would definitely buy another frame from this company.

Shopping for a gift for newborn twins? Well, what about this Demdaco Baby Frame that reads "Twice blessed"? This beautiful picture frame for 4" x 6" photos is made of ceramic, with metal and glass details. It's a personalized gift to celebrate the arrival of twins, and can both be placed or hung.

Infant Hooded Baby Rompers

I love this! So soft! Havent put him in it yet and havent washed it so cant review the fabric yet but it shipped nicely and in great condition and we love it. Came super quick! 3 day

Can you look at this baby shower gift and not go "aww"? The Tueenhuge Flannel Romper comes in different animal shapes: a panda, a rabbit and a penguin. The animal onesies are made from quality flannel and feel super soft and comfortable to the touch. The hooded pajamas are available in various colours and sizes. Choose yours now!

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Teething Toy

Worth every penny. I thought it would be bigger, but I am glad it is not. It is a really good size for the baby to hold/carry around. It has a bunch of different things in which the baby can interact with. It also has a removable teething ring that you can wear on your arm.

The Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Activity and Teething Toy is a fun, colourful gift for newborns. It crinkles, rattles and squishes to keep babies entertained. It also features loops, rings and a detachable bandana teether! The different patterns, textures and sounds for multi-sensory play.

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Stroller Toy

So cute! Exceeded expectations. I didn't realize it literally jitters when I purchased it but it was a nice surprise. Baby likes looking at it, hanging in the stroller bassinet.

Looking for a fun and playful toy as a baby shower gift? The Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Stroller Toy is very soft and shaped like a cloud. It is easily attached to a stroller bar or baby carrier, and it vibrates and shakes when you pull the handle. The other attachments make crinkly and squeaky sounds, sure to delight any newborn!

Pull Along Puppy Pal Toy

Really lovely toy well worth money. I gave it to my niece and she liked all different dog voice. She is also pulling rope which makes different sounds. It came with good quality

What's cuter, puppies or babies? That's what the people at VTech must have thought when they designed this Pull Along Puppy Pal Toy, a perfect gift for newborn babies. Pulling it along helps kids to develop their motor skills and the songs it sings teach numbers and colours.

Skip Hop Explore and More Musical Egg Shaker Trio

This product is absolutelt perfect for even the litlest of hands. Very durable product witnessed from them being thrown around a couple times by my little guy. Super easy to clean. Each shaker has a different shaker sound which is super cute

This fox, owl and hedgehog are musical shakers that each make a unique sound. The Skip Hop Explore and More Musical Egg Shaker Trio are easy to hold for babies and are designed with bright colours and playful textures. They make a perfect baby shower gift for 3-month-olds and up.

Yoee Baby Fox Newborn and Baby Development Toy

Since day one my son has loved his baby fox. We’ve nicknamed it foxy and he goes everywhere with it. The rattle noise catches his attention, he loves the soft tail, it’s easy for him to hold and he chews on the ring on the bottom even though he hates other teething rings. It’s a must have!

The Yoee Baby Fox is a premium Multi-Purpose Toy for Newborns and Babies. It has a soft feathered tail to stimulate touch, a silicone teething ring and it makes rattle sounds for hearing development. And all that is wrapped up in a playful character made with high-contrast colours. They thought of everything when designing this gift for newborns.

Minnebaby Baby Nursery Organizer

I love it! It holds everything I need! Made really well too. I have it hanging up next to my changing table and I can’t believe how easier it makes things

Looking for a baby shower gift for organized parents-to-be? Or to help the less organized keep all essentials handy? Then this Minnebaby Baby Nursery Organizer and Diaper Caddy Organizer is the solution! It can be easily attached to cribs or changing tables and will keep everything parents need within reach. There is room for diapers, towels and wipes, but also for clothes and lotion or even some plush toys.

Frog Hooded Towel

What a cute hooded towel. I got this for a baby shower and wasn't quite sure about buying it without first touching it, but am glad I did. It is very soft and perfect for a new baby all the way up to a small toddler. It feels rich and luxurious and was a gift I was proud to give to a first time mother.

Do we even need to explain why this is the cutest gift ever for a newborn? This bright green, square towel is made of 100% cotton, which makes it super soft and comfortable for the skin of newborns. Its hood in the shape of a frog is not only a cute detail, but also makes it easier to swaddle babies and keeps their heads warm. And to make things even better, this towel is delivered in a beautiful gift box.

Playgro Loopy Loops Ball

This is a brightly colored soft toy with silky ribbon loops and different patterned fabrics. It is a good size, maybe the size of a navel orange, and easy for baby to pick up, squeeze, shake, or drop. There is a bell inside the ball which adds to the fun. The mirror panel on one side always captures my grandson's interest!

This soft and colourful Playgro Loopy Loops Ball has many different features to keep newborns entertained. The different loops make it easy for children to grab ahold of and it makes a soft sound when shaken or thrown. There is also a mirror on the bottom and a loop to hang it off a toy bar or other. This ball is not only fun, but will also help improve the babies' fine motor skills. What more do you need in a baby shower gift?

Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo & Wash

I highly recommend this product if your child has eczema! Diaper rashes & any other kind of rash. I used different products and it wasn't working. Burts bees calming was the only thing that helps my son's sensitive skin. I have 3 boys & this product does wonders. Thanks burts bees your a life saver.

What do you think about natural and safe baby care products as the newborn gift you've been looking for? Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo & Wash is an all-in-one shampoo and body wash to clean baby's hair and skin at the same time. It's 99,9% natural and clinically prove to be safe for that delicate, sensitive newborn skin. The Shampoo & Wash does not irritate the skin or sting the eyes and is plant-based with proteins that naturally moisturize skin.

3 Sprouts Play Mat Bag

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. This mat is a great buy and must have for new parents. The material is sturdy and great. It’s breathable too so works wonders for tummy time. The fabric is durable, but comfortable for our baby. The design is adorable too, I have received so many compliments.

Perfectly practical, this adorable toy storage bag and playmat is great for parents who are on the go, making it easy to carry and layout toys from place to place. Adorable animal prints: choose from hedgehog, elephant, fox and more. It's also soft and easy to clean, and under $30, making it one of the best baby shower gifts we've seen.

Rub A Dub, Who’s in My Tub?

Love this set! It is even cuter in person. Great material and held up well during wash. Shower gift for my grandson, big hit at the shower!

This "Rub A Dub, Who's in My Tub" gift set combines reading and playing in the bath! It contains a 100% cotton hooded elephant towel, a storybook and the 3 accompanying bath toys. Shipped in a beautifully packaged gift set, this makes for a baby shower gift that will bring heaps of fun to the newborn and parents.

Bowbear Adorable Newborn Socks

Adorable! Very good quality. I love them...

These adorable bootie socks are not just adorable, they also have non-skid material at the bottom for young children's protection.The playful and colourful designs are sure to keep the child entertained! They fit 0-12 months olds and are made out of cotton, polyester and spandex. Perfect for any newborn!

NEQUARE Portable Tent

This baby beach tent and sun shelter is a must-have for new parents who want their newborn to safely be able to spend time outside. The NEQUARE portable pop up tent is easy to set up and package away, won't take up much space and blocks up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays. Thanks to the premium nylon fabric, it's not only waterproof, but als ventilated and mosquito-free.

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

“NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children” by the award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman is a fantastic gift for expecting parents, and parents in general. This excellent book is an in-depth study that investigates and discusses the strategies used by society to nurture children and the things we are doing wrong as a whole.

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Parenting

A book about decision-making in the early years of parenting, the “Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool” makes a fantastic gift for a new or expecting parent. This is the second book from award-winning economist Emily Oster, author of runaway best seller "Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know".

Expecting Better

If you’re looking for a fantastic expecting parent gift, you’ve found it. “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know” is written by the award-winning economist Emily Oster, and in this book, she debunks myths about pregnancy, by digging into the real data behind some of the best known pregnancy advice. Oster analyses the real effects of caffeine in pregnancy, the dangers of gardening, and more!

Bringing Up Bébé

“Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” is one of the best expecting parent gifts out there for those who are seeking inspiration on how to raise their soon-to-be child. In this book, the American journalist Pamela Druckerman discusses how French parents parent in a way that their kids sleep all night long, play by themselves, and more.

iBaby Air Smart Baby Audio Monitor

Product came on time and works as advertised. Installation is easy, it takes less than 1 min.

The iBaby Air Smart Baby Audio Monitor, Temperature & VOC Detector is definitely a baby travel essential. It detects harmful elements for babies in the air, and air humidity, temperature, and sounds - all that while sending alerts to the parents’ phone or tablet. It makes a thoughtful gift: it also works as a night or reading light, and as a two-way audio speaker to use as a baby monitor, play music, or record voices to soothe the baby.

OXO Tot On-The-Go Drying Rack with Bottle Brush

This was wonderful to travel with. I used it to clean my baby's bottles and all the pumping equipment. Would recommend for all traveling mothers for pumping and bottle feeding.

This super useful travel item is loved by moms of new babies! The OXO Tot On-The-Go Drying Rack with Bottle Brush is a compact, all-in-one cleaning kit that can be used to wash bottles, breast pumps, and all baby's dishware. The brush is excellent at cleaning, and the drying rack provides enough space for ventilation and drying. This baby travel essential is a thoughtful gift for parents who need to go out and take baby’s bottles everywhere.

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer

This product is brilliant. Very handy. Didn’t want to use an app on phone so this was useful

The Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer is such a useful gift for a baby shower or a new parent. It helps sleep-deprived new parents to remember baby care details. This timer is a great way to communicate the baby's needs with grandparents, baby sitters and day care providers, and a fantastic tool to help first-time parents understand the needs of a baby. It also has a soft glow nightlight, that helps parents find their way around the baby's room at night without waking the baby.

Muslin Sleepsack Swaddle Wearable Blanket

This sleep sack was so helpful in the summer months for our newborn. Swaddling was key to getting him to sleep, but the fleece sacks were a bit on the warm side. This muslin sack is much cooler and allows airflow. The swaddling pieces have a lot of Velcro to help get a nice wrap. I also like that you can wrap your child with arms down, hands out, or arms out, as this helps to extend the usability of the product.

The original Halo 100% Cotton Muslin Sleepsack Swaddle Wearable Blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib for a safer, more comfortable environment. An brilliant option for a baby shower gift, these are made with 2 layers of lightweight, ultra-soft cotton muslin, exceptionally breathable for optimal airflow.

LeapFrog Tumble & Learn Color Mixer

Such a fun toy! Our 6 month old grabbed for it from the minute it came out of the package and it keeps her entertained for 20 minutes at a time- by far the longest of any toys she has

This LeapFrog Tumble & Learn Mixer is not just a fun but also an educational toy! The construction truck will teach colours, shapes and numbers during playtime. Babies can even learn how to mix and match colours, or just listen to songs and add their own sounds to them by pressing the buttons. So if you're looking for something that combines fun and education, this is the perfect baby shower gift for you!

Child Potty Portable Urinal Emergency Toilet

The portable potty is well made. It is hard plastic. Has an elephant face on it. The design it very cute. Overall I am so happy with this purchase and know we will be using it more in the future. I would recommend it.

Every parent has been in the situation of having a child, needing to go to the toilet in the middle of a car trip. The Child Potty Portable Urinal Emergency Toilet is a lightweight, environmentally friendly child travel essential. It has a leakproof design and reliable sealing.

Click N' Play Assorted Colorful Bath Squirters

Great set of bath toys that don't break the bank. These should be replaced frequently as they will grow mold inside of them if water is not emptied completely. This set is super cute!

Bath time will quickly equal playtime with this Click 'N Play Assorted Colorful Bath Squirters. The 12 different sea creatures in bright colours come with a mesh organizer that can be attached to the wall with suction cups. The toys are not only soft and squishy, but they also squirt water to make this baby shower gift even more perfect!

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer is one of the best expecting parents gifts out there. Any parent will struggle with sleep deprivation when they have a newborn, and the book will give them methods, tips, and tricks to calm a baby down, and get more sleep.

Cozy Cover Easy Seat Portable High Chair

We used this seat with our 10 month old son while traveling for 2 weeks. It worked on various chair sizes, even adjusted to fit over a high chair with broken straps. We really like how adjustable this seat is and we feel our son is secure with the shoulder straps, clip that goes around the bottom of the chair, and the drawstring that tightens on the chair-back

The Cozy Cover Easy Seat Portable High Chair turns any chair into a high chair for babies. It is a baby travel essential for easy seating anywhere. The cover seat has shoulder straps and a back strap for safer use, and they can be set up with just a few clicks. This portable high chair is a lovely gift for a new baby - it’s also machine-washable and comes with a convenient light carry bag that fits in a purse!

Munchkin Travel Car Baby Bottle Warmer

Whoever invented a bottle warmer that plugs into a car adapter is a genius. The Munchkin Travel Car Baby Bottle Warmer is a baby travel essential for sure, and a thoughtful gift for a new baby! It features a digital display that indicates the temperature and the remaining warming time, and it warms evenly in a few minutes. This bottle warmer is conveniently designed to fit most bottles and car cup holders.