Looking for a budget baby gift for the holidays? These five baby gifts cost less than $5, but are full of fun for baby! From bath toys to classic stacking cups, these budget-friendly baby gifts definitely aren't short on entertainment.
There's so much baby can do with a set of stacking cups! Obviously, they can be stacked into towers (and knocked over, a favorite toddler activity), but baby can also nest them together and learn about sizes, or fill them with water in the bath and dump them out again. These cute cups from Green Sprouts have drain holes in them so they're fun in or out of the bath, and they dry quickly. The plastic is BPA-, phthalate- and PVC-free, too, so you don't have to worry if baby also wants to chew on them.
This classic rattle is great for babies from birth to toddlerhood. Tiny hands can hold onto this rattle easily as soon as they learn to grasp, and as baby grows, it can be shaken, rolled, teethed on and more. The bright colors and black and white patterns also make it great for catching a young baby's interest, and the rattling sounds can be used to encourage baby to follow sounds.
Another classic toy gets an update with fantastic colors, textures and shapes! Boon's Odd Ducks are bath ducks that are anything but plain yellow. I'm fond of the hot pink Jane Odd Duck, but there are several other bold colors available, including an orange and white striped duckie. These bath ducks are also BPA- and phthalate-free, so baby can chew on them safely.
This nifty gadget from Haba isn't a toy itself, but it helps keep other toys close at hand. You can use Tra La La to clip toys to a stroller, a blanket or a baby carrier to prevent your baby from flinging things when you're not looking. It's also handy for keeping pacifiers closer to baby's mouth and off the floor. Several different colors, patterns and shapes are available.
Babies love to look at pictures of other babies, and that's the theme behind Manhattan Toy's Baby-Ville series. Bright colors and adorable baby faces adorn all of the toys in this line, including this plush rattle. There are ribbon loops and little tassels to touch, rattling sounds to hear, and cool patterns to look at. On the ends are sweet baby faces that baby can mimic, or point out baby noses, mouths and eyes.