You’ve been invited to celebrate a new life. That is so exciting! Don’t let your budget stand in the way of celebrating this special time. Instead, opt for affordable baby shower gifts that will still wow.
There are so many adorable baby shower gifts priced well under $40. In fact, cheap baby gifts are absolutely the way to go. As the saying goes, “babies don’t keep,” and it’s certainly true. They will be outgrowing and passing milestones left and right in the early years, and the parents-to-be will need lots of affordable items to keep up.
When deciding on easy baby shower presents, consider a few things.
- Consult the baby registry. Often, it’s full of cheap baby gifts.
- Consider going in on a bigger gift with a group. This way, you can get that big-ticket item but still pay a lower price, and it makes for easy baby shower presents.
- Baby shower etiquette used to dictate that only the first pregnancy had a baby shower. These days it’s acceptable to have a small shower for each pregnancy, but if it’s not the first baby, cheap baby gifts are more acceptable.
The bottom line here is that you have many options for picking affordable and adorable baby shower gifts. Read on to see our tried-and-true recommendations.
Diapers and Wipes Kit
Why We Love It: Here’s the rub, you never know which baby will end up with a sensitive bum. Take it from me; I have three kids, and my middle child could not wear normal diapers. The Honest Co. brand diapers ended up being a godsend for us (and prevented us from dealing with cloth diapers). Plus, they are cuuute. We always got compliments on how adorable his diaper prints were. This bundle pack comes with 32 diapers for the new mom and babe to try out, plus wipes perfect for sensitive skin.
$15.90 $14.99 at Honest.com
Deal Alert: If you purchase this bundle, the new mom also gets a coupon for $20 off the first month’s diaper and wipes bundle subscription. In addition, The Honest Co. is offering a free shipping promo.
Upsimples Baby Bandana Bibs
Why We Love It: Oh, how handy these simple bibs are. Seriously, I’ve known babies that wear them all day, every day. They help with drool and spit-up, and are great for wiping the mouth after feedings. The new mom in your life will love receiving these as baby shower gifts, and we love that they come in a pack of 10 with adorable patterns in boy and girl color palettes.
The Cost: $16.49 at Amazon
Why We Love It: We just can’t stress enough how much we love The Honest Co. diapers. Impress the parents-to-be and baby shower guests with this already assembled diaper cake that includes 35 diapers in adorable prints, wipes, organic all-purpose balm, shampoo/body wash combo, face and body lotion and hypoallergenic laundry detergent, all for baby.
The Cost: $39.99 at Honest.com
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100% Cotton Swaddle Sleep Sack
Why We Love It: Confession: one of my kids wore his sleep sack until he was walking. We had to cut feet holes in the bottom so he could run around in it. That’s how much he loved it, and any new mom will get plenty of use out of this. No more messing with trying to swaddle a baby after a late-night feeding. And don’t be afraid to buy these baby shower gifts in sizes beyond newborn size. They are only in newborn sizes for a short time, and if they are like my son, they will be walking and still want to wear these.
The Cost: $29.99 at Target.com
Deal Alert: Target has 25% off select items right now; it’s worth checking to see if this is one of them.
Why We Love It: Who can resist a fresh, clean baby bundled up in a cute towel. Made of premium quality cotton, these towels are extra soft and make easy baby shower presents. They are suitable for babies up to toddler sizes to be used long term, and it comes in 10 different colors and characters.
The Cost: $19.39 at Amazon
Deal Alert: You can clip a coupon on Amazon to save an extra 5% at checkout.
Why We Love It: Let’s face it, baby socks do not stay on, so don’t waste your money. Instead, Robeez Snap Booties make adorable cheap baby gifts. My son had a pair of these, and because they were super cute and roomy, they were the only shoes I put on him for several years. They are designed to be roomy enough to stay on but still grow with the baby. They can even be worn as a baby learns to walk. They were so adorable I even saved them in his memory box. They come in many color and pattern ways for both genders and neutrals if the mom-to-be doesn’t know the gender yet.
The Cost: $19.50 at Robeez
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Shopping Cart Cover
Why We Love It: One thing I didn’t think about in my first pregnancy was a good shopping cart cover. It was one of the first things I went out and bought as soon as my son started sitting up. Impress the parents-to-be with your forethought and this cute shopping cart cover. It doubles as a highchair cover and is reversible. So if one side gets dirty, just flip it over and it folds up neatly into a convenient carrying pouch. It has all the right things to keep the baby entertained, including a snack pouch, a phone holder, a loop to hold toys and a bottle strap. A seat belt is attached for safety; it’s machine washable and padded for comfort. What more do you need?
The Cost: $28.99 at Amazon
Baby Milestone Blanket
Why We Love It: Don’t spend a fortune on a custom-made milestone blanket when you can find them for affordable prices at Walmart. This one is adorable and will surely get some oohs and aahs from the baby shower guests. It’s super soft and larger — big enough for the baby to use well into the toddler years. Of course, it’s darling for the monthly pictures, but mom-to-be can also use it as a nursing cover, stroller cover, playmat and more.
The Cost: $12.99 at Walmart
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