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5 Fabulous Baby Gifts that are $30 or Less

5 Fabulous Baby Gifts that are $30 or Less

Hunting for a great affordable baby gift? You're in luck: Circle of Moms members, including our savvy Top 25 Baby Journal bloggers, have shared fantastic gift recommendations for kids under 18 months of age, all of which cost less than 30 bucks! Here are five we think you'll love.

1. LeapFrog's My Pal Violet and My Pal Scout

"This toy grows with your kids from four months of age until three. Violet connects to the computer so you can customize the music and personalize the learning with your child’s name and favorite food, animal and color. Violet comes with five pre-loaded songs." -Adriana Iris Boatwright of La Dulce Vida - The Sweet Life

"Jude cuddles and plays with Scout on our road trips to the mountains; this little dog helps Jude get through the two-hour car ride with no trouble. Oh and let's not forget the songs that Scout sings - oh man those songs make Jude dance around holding Scout in his hands - ADORABLE!  The set up to make Scout 'custom' was so easy to do and fast, too. We had Scout up and running within 10 minutes." -Censie Sawyer of Building Our Story


 Both available at LeapFrog, $24.99


2. Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack 

"The Fisher-Price Rock-A-Stack is the most basic of toys [and has] been around forever, and yet it still a stimulating and fun toy for both baby girls and boys. My nearly 11-month-old twin girls can't get enough of stacking and unstacking the rings! They also enjoy holding a ring in each hand and banging them together." -Samantha of Cherry Pie

 Available at Amazon  , $8.21

3. International Playthings' Hide & Squeak Eggs

"There is no better value, and no cuter toy, than International Playthings' Hide & Squeak Eggs. The shell tops are painted with graphic expressions, and they 'crack' open to reveal six different colored chicks. Pressing down on the chicks makes them peep. The bottom of the shells have a shape, allowing the carton to also become a shape sorter. I got them for my youngest right before his first birthday. He's gone from loving to take off the tops, to making the chicks peep, to now working on shape sorting. Very sturdy, totally portable due to the carton, and so stinking cute." -Kelly Hines of Southern Fried Children

 Available at Amazon, $11.95


4. Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Snug Secure Swing 

"I loved the Fisher Price 2-in-1 Snug Secure swing. Young babies under age 2 sometimes have a hard time sitting in a regular swing seat. Couple that with the fact that you may not have a full-fledged play set in your backyard yet and you see the great value of this swing. It's under $30 and you can hang it anywhere - from a porch beam, from a tree limb, you name it. It keeps baby secure with the T-bar and also grows with your child (up to 48 months). A great (and inexpensive) present for those who need their first outside swing!" -Joanne Clifford of Life With Triplets Plus One - The Clifford PALS

 Available at Amazon, $25.70

5. Vtech's Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker 

"By a landslide, the best gift under 30 bucks we received was [the] Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker. It's our go-to gift for little ones. My daughter (this toy is made for boys too) played with this from the time she was itty-bitty until she finally outgrew it at almost 2, though she still smiles when she sees it put away in the garage. Not only is this a great push-aid for little ones (I'm certain it helped my girl walk by 10 months), but the front can be removed, so the flashing lights and other games can be enjoyed by a baby who is still in the crawling/sitting up stage. She loved attaching and re-attaching the shapes, and she always cracked up at the animal noises." -Courtney of Where My Green Grass Grows

"I love my Vtech Sit-to-Stand learning farm! It plays music, sings, lights up, teaches colors, words, shapes, and numbers, and doubles as a walker for my 10-month-old baby boy, Henry...This toy occupies at least 50% of his play time when he is at home, and it isn't so annoying that I've been secretly wishing for it to break (some of his other toys were not so lucky). I highly recommend it for any babies who are just learning to sit up, because it will last you at least until they are walking!" -Amanda Morrison of Regarding Henry

Available at Vtechkids, $22.49

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