Best Baby Gifts Under $50 – Tot Gift Guide

Here is proof that you don’t need to spend a fortune to celebrate your friend’s new tot

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Shopping for someone else’s baby is one of life’s chief joys – seriously! There’s something so heart-warming about shopping for a little one about to come into the world – it’s a way of saying, “I love you already, and I’m excited to be a part of your life.”

Having said that, choosing a gift can be difficult. Should you go for an heirloom item that will be kept forever, or choose something more practical, that the new parents will use while their tot is small? Either way, we think the best gifts are those chosen with a little thought. Here are our best tips for choosing a gift, and a few of our very favorites.

  • Leave large, expensive gifts like strollers and car seats to close family and friends. Nobody expects you to bankrupt yourself!
  • Choose a gift from the heart.
  • Always ask if there’s a registry, or an item that the mom really wants.
  • Remember safety. Most parents these days are hyper-aware of the safety (or lack thereof) of certain chemicals and dyes used in baby products. As much as possible, ensure your gift is organic, non-toxic and free of artificial dyes, BPAs and phthalates.
  • If in doubt, make a hamper of things you know the new mama will definitely need. (Think diapers, wipes, creams and lotions!)

Ready to check out our favorite finds for $50 or less? Scroll down to see what we’re loving.


Great Baby Gift Ideas for Under $50


3 Piece Baby Gift Set 

Featuring a long sleeve onesie, hat and Loulou Lollipop Teether/ Pacifier Clip, this all-in-one set is the no-fuss option you’ve been looking for.

Hart + Land $50 Gift Set in Micro Chip Grey



HART + LAND Organic Essential Three Piece Baby Gift Set




Baby Activity Pad

Tummy time will be even more fun with this high contrast activity pad!


Wee Gallery meadow activity pad



Wee Gallery Meadow Activity Pad





Bunny Ring Rattle

Some bunny will feel extra loved with this easy to hold rattle!


Cheengoo Bunny Ring Rattle



Cheengoo Bunny Ring Rattle






Incredibly versatile, swaddles are always much loved! From feeding to sleeping, they are a must-have.


LouLou Lollipop Avocado Swaddle rolled up


Loulou Lollipop Avocado Swaddle





Baby Meal Travel Set

Trips to grandma’s house just got a whole lot easier thanks to this handy bowl and spoon set. Available in two colors, the silicone suction bottom keeps the bowl in place.


Miniware First Bites Travel Set in Nordic Lake & Aqua



Miniware First Bites Travel Set




Burp Cloth Set

It doesn’t matter if you’re breast or bottle feeding, a burp cloth always comes in handy! Buy the Lewis Home Mini Radish Burp Cloth Set here.


Lewis Home Burp Cloth Set in Mini Radish Spruce


Lewis Home Mini Radish Burp Cloth Set





It’s no secret that babies tend to dribble and drool so having soft bibs like this on hand can be a total game changer.


Louelle Round Newborn Bib in French Grey


Louelle Circle Bib – French Grey






Both fun and functional, this adorable teether does double time as a soother for sore gums as well as a food-toy.


Oli & Carol Watermelon Teether


Oli and Carol Wally the Watermelon Teether





Long Sleeve Onesie

Of course your little bestie needs this onesie!

Early Riser Long Sleeve Bestie Onesie


Early Riser Bestie Long Sleeve Onesie






Simple and sweet, this donut print footie is cute enough for play dates, but also cozy enough for when nap time calls.


Baby Noomie Zipper Footie in White w/ Donuts


Baby Noomie Zipper Footie – Donuts





Stocking Stuffer Gift Set

Exclusively available at The Tot, this Stocking Stuffer Gift Set has adorable toys for newborns and infants that are non-toxic and safe for your baby. A perfect gift for a baby’s first Holiday, this set includes counting ring flash cards, baby’s first keys, a dumbbell rattle and a monochromatic white duck.


Stocking Stuffer Gift Set


The Tot Stocking Stuffer Gift Set






Baby Month Cards

Documenting each month with milestone cards is a special way to capture the magical first year!


Peeps paper products month cards


Peeps Paper Products Month Cards




Cherry Rattle

Entirely handmade from GOTS certified organic cotton, the MyuM Cherry Rattle is great for encouraging hand-eye coordination and imaginative play.


Cherry Rattle


Myum Cherry Rattle





Soft Book

Designed with high contrast images to help strengthen a baby’s eyesight, this soft cloth book is a diaper bag essential.


Wee Gallery Hello You Hello Me Baby Book


Wee Gallery Hello You, Hello Me Soft Book




White Noise Machine

Designed to mimic the shushing sound babies hear in utero, we swear by this genius invention!

Baby Susher Baby Shusher


Baby Shusher




Receiving Blanket

Perfect for snuggles, tummy time, creating shade or privacy, this organic cotton blanket will be used day after day.


Hart + Land stripe receiving blanket


HART + LAND Organic Receiving Blanket





Shampoo + Baby Lotion

We love Erbaviva because they practice a unique “farm to bottle” philosophy that results in naturally hypoallergenic, safe and gentle products.

Erbaviva Baby Shampoo

Erbaviva Baby Shampoo




Erbaviva Baby Lotion


Erbaviva Baby Lotion





3 Piece Brush & Comb Set

Made of sustainable bamboo, this three piece brush and comb set is perfect at every age.

Kyte Baby 3 piece brush set


Kyte Baby 3 Piece Brush & Comb Set




Hooded Bath Towel

Made of soft cotton, the hood on this sweet towel will keep little heads warm after bath time.


Mori Hooded Bath Towel


MORI Hooded Bath Towel





Baby Personal Care Kit

Any parent will be forever grateful to be armed with this kit of fuss-busters! From gas to snot, FridaBaby can combat it all.


FridaBaby Bitty Bundle of Joy


FridaBaby Bitty Bundle of Joy





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