We looked through a lot of lists for the best baby gifts under $10, and gotta level with you all…not impressed. Yes, it’s always nice to have a lip balm on hand but for a baby gift? We can do better than that!
As proof that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune at all, we present our picks for 10 baby gifts under $10 that we absolutely love.
Whether you’re looking for a little something to add to a gift card to make it more special, a small token for a neighbor, acquaintance or teacher, or you just want to stick to your budget and still feel generous, we’ve got you covered!
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Our guide is brought to you in part by Chicco, who makes the kinds of practical, affordable baby gifts
we’ve always included in our guides.
All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. Just the stuff we love! We’ve included gifts from a range of stores, but as always, we urge you to consider independent retailers and support small businesses. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission from certain purchases to help support the work we do at no additional cost to you.
10 Cool Baby Gifts under $10
The cutest pacifier holder
Chicco Pocket Buddies | $9.99, Buy Buy Baby
We didn’t even know our sponsor Chicco made these until we started poking around and…squee! So cute, and a terrific price.
You can also add a 2-Pack of Chicco Physioforma Pacifiers for another $5.99. They make them in different colors and styles, for different ages and stages. Voila! A generous baby bedtime gift.
One super cute new baby outfit
Botanical Gardens Organic Jumpsuit | $8.95 on sale (while it lasts), Burts Bees Baby
Tip: Search the brand’s site and sort by price. You’ll find tons of adorable baby clothes under $10 on sale throughout the year.
An heirloom baby toy (yes, really)
Handmade wooden ring stack toy | $10, Papa Don’s Wooden Toys
Spectacular price for one of the most classic wooden baby toys, beautifully made.
A registry staple, only personalized
Personalized bandana baby bib | $9.99, My Little Squash
Any baby gift is more thoughtful when it’s got a name on it, and we’re so happy to find such a smart personalized baby gift under $10!
Also see our guide to the best personalized baby gifts of 2021
A DIY baby gift from the heart
DIY cross-stitch art pattern | $2.50, The Stitch Patterns
Just add embroidery floss and love. Sniff.
Don’t miss our list of 10 of the best handmade baby gifts you can make yourself, whatever your crafting level
Handmade crib shoes
Baby shark baby shoes | $10, Spice Sugar Baby Too
Sorry for the ear worm. (Do doo do doo do doo….) Lots of patterns and colors in this sweet Etsy shop.
A keepsake wooden teether
Engraved wooden heart teether | $5.49, Alexa organics
Wow, what a steal! They’ll never know this baby gift is under $10 and hopefully they treasure it forever.
A special board book
Please Baby Please by Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, and Kadir Nelson | $7.94, Amazon
We found this cute a star is born bookmark for just $1.49 at Buy Buy Baby, which is a nice way to make a book more special. Or just a thoughtful card with the reason the book is special to you…that’s a keepsake in itself.
Also see these list of fun, free printable bookmarks if you want to make your own.
A DIY mom-time care package
Essential oils bath bomb | $6, Freshie and Zero
Not every gift has to be for the baby. Put together a new mom (or hey, new dad) gift complete with a bath time playlist, maybe a scented candle like the one below, a box of her favorite tea. Together, worth far more than the price tag.
A reminder she’s got this
Best mom ever candle | $8 on sale, Wick and Bar
A little encouragement in those early days goes a long way. Trust us.