12 Genuinely Awesome Baby Gifts Under $20

memory gameThis Christmas will be my first as a mom, and let me tell you, it is taking a fair amount of will power to not rack up my credit card bill with things my 7-month-old daughter will have exactly zero appreciation for, but would look so cute wearing or playing with. Essentially, they'd be gifts for me. So, I'm not going to do that. I will not run out and spend a million dollars on her first Christmas, A) because I don't have a million dollars, and B) like I said, she's 7 months old. I'm sure she'll be fine eating wrapping paper.

Of course, I am going to buy her some things, though. I'm just going to be smart about my purchases -- a bit frugal even. And I've found seriously -- no, seriously -- cool baby gifts that won't cost you upward of $20. Seriously.

Whether you've got a little one of your own, or you need to buy for a friend, this list is all you need.

 

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Em Chappell-Root

Honestly, I don't remember who gave me which outfit I didn't register for, I don't remember who gave me this toy or that one my kid never played with, but I still look back and think, "Oh, God BLESS Miss Jessie and Emily for giving us diapers and McDonalds Gift Certificates when our kids were born!" The items you listed are cute, but people tend to appreciate the practical a whole lot more, especially lately.


 

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