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31 Baby Gifts for $20 and Less
These handmade baby products make perfect presents for baby showers or first birthdays
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Butterfly Teething Rattle Toy, $14
With toys being recalled left and right, it's always best to go with a handmade, natural toy (especially since it's probably going straight in baby's mouth.) The gorgeous lines of this rattle/teether mean both baby and her parents will love it.
Personalized Photo Block, $17
Sometimes a picture's too precious for a regular frame, and this photo block is the perfect way to show off a classic shot. The knotty pine piece has a hole in the back so it can be mounted on a wall or displayed on a shelf.
Frog Knitted Puppet, $17
Baby toys keep getting more and more high concept, but puppets will always be there for low-tech entertainment. We see lots of possibilities for this cute frog puppet -- from Kermit to frog prince.
Mr. or Mrs. Owl Hat, $19
He won't care how adorable he looks in this sweet, hand-crocheted owl cap (he'll just be comfy and warm), but Mom will. (Everyone wins.)
Rutabaga Hat, $19
This cute little headwarmer makes us think twice about this oft-neglected root vegetable. Beet, eggplant and onion versions available too.
Brag Book, $19
Anyone who wants to show off baby (hello, all new mamas) will love this unique brag book, which fits 6 pictures and thanks to its accordion design, can be propped up anywhere.
Personalized Blue Blanket, $18.99
This textured, supersoft baby blanket is so lovey-worthy we can sense baby's future separation anxiety already. Opt for ribbon tags (babies love 'em) or no tags.
Cowboy Changing Pad, $18
This changing pad is perfect for on-the-go -- use it for diaper changes, tummy time, or when baby needs to be covered up (just make sure it's clean!). We love the retro cowboy pattern.
Busy Baby Binkie Blankie, $17.99
This blankie, with loops for binkies and toys, and a metal clip to attach it to stroller or car seat straps, is sure to become his don't-leave-the-house-without-it fave.
Airplane Mobile, $10
We love the retro look of this hanging airplane, and since it's custom made, you can choose whether you want polka dots, checks, or stripes.
Monogrammed Bib and Bloomer Set, $18
Monogramming adds a personal touch to this bib/bloomers set. Moms should seize the opportunity to make her wear freakin' adorable bloomers -- it won't last forever.
Animal Ice Pack, $14.95
Boo-boos suck, but these fun icepacks can make them suck less. Give 'em a funny animal voice and kids might even forget bout the bump, bruise, or burn that's making them cry. The animals, also in mermaids, monkeys and squids, can be separated from the ice pack to freeze, or thrown in the freezer all together.
Nerdy Neck Tie, $16.50
Snap the handsome devil into this cheeky onesie, and he'll be ready for weddings, church, or just charming the ladies at the sandbox.
Finger Puppet Friends, $15
These 6 little finger puppets turn a hand into a baby entertainment center. The hand embroidery gives them a homemade touch.
Personalized Block Photograph, $18
For a modern twist on personalized wall art, gift this custom photo, which can be personalized with the child's favorite animal.
Rubber Duckie Soap, $6
This gentle, lemonade-scented soap -- with a rubber duckie inside -- is hypo-allergenic for sensitive baby skin, and comes in other super cute shapes and designs.
Owl Mobile Pattern, $9
What's better than buying a sweet owl mobile? Making one! The pattern is simple, the results are great. And technically, you'll be telling the truth when you brag that you made it yourself.
Hooded Towel, $20
Your new mom friend might not know Yo Gabba Gabba! Yet, but she will soon. Introduce her to one-eyed Muno with this hooded towel, perfect for apres-bath.
Wooden Blocks, $16.50
Every baby needs a block set, but with so many flashier, more hi-tech options, this classic toy sometimes gets overlooked. This kit comes with 24 blocks made from five different woods, so you won't see them on a recall list.