Christmas is right around the corner, and, unsurprisingly, you want to spoil the little princess in your life. You want to give your favorite baby girl the most special gift of all, but expensive toys and clothes are out of the question with all the other presents you must buy this month. We’re here to help you pick out baby’s gift of the year without going bankrupt in the meantime. Read on for a list of gifts that are all under $25, but will still make you this year’s top aunt, uncle, or parent of a girl under age two.
It’s never too early to start learning basic skills like shapes. Baby will love the bright colors and fun designs of the Shape Sorter, and you’ll love that it costs only $17.99. Parents will be relieved that the set comes with its own carrying case—no mess on the floor—and is easily portable for those long trips with a fussy baby.
Baby girls want to be just like their moms. With the Jenna Doll, they can take care of a new baby just like their parents did. The doll is just $19.99, but it’s not cheaply designed: the materials are durable and easy to clean. The Jenna Doll will open and close her eyes and can suck her thumb, making her all the more realistic for her imaginative playmate.
Your baby girl will giggle with glee at the sight of balls spinning through the Spin and Learn tower. At the same time, she will learn colors and animals from the design of the balls, along with fine motor skills. Incredibly, the tower also plays music—it really has everything you need in a toy, for only $19.98.
VTech makes a similar all-in-one toy with the Busy Learners Activity Cube. This time, you’ll only pay $17.99. Baby will become a junior explorer figuring out all that this cube does on her own. (Hint: if she needs some help, show her how it lights up, plays music, and teaches animal names and sounds). The cube also teaches a vital skill for infants: playing while sitting up.
This friendly cow is adorable and affordable at $13.99. Your favorite baby girl will instantly love this cuddly soft toy, especially when she learns that it sings her favorite songs and comes with a light-up bead ring. The toy easily fits into a diaper bag, making it another cure for those crying-baby-in-the-store moments.
Sick of baby being stuck in front of the television? Make the experience way more educational with this $6.48 remote. The toy looks like a real remote, so it will appeal to little TV connoisseurs, but it will also teach cause and effect, role play, and fine motor skills. Baby will no longer get sucked into their favorite show and attempt to take your real remote.
This stacker has potential for baby’s first toy. Even the smallest kids will love the bright colors and opportunity for easily building something. For just $14.34, you’ll get 8 rings with a safe, durable design. The best part? You’ll be helping the environment—these rings are made of recycled milk jugs.
This $19.93 plush toy features VocabuLarry, a character from BabyFirstTV DVDs who encourages babies to learn new basic words. Whether or not your favorite baby girl is already a fan of the series, she’ll love the cute face and soft plush of this bird. Interested in buying the DVD as well? It’s available for $14.98 on Amazon.
For $25, you can get baby a fun and girly gift that also has an educational side. Babies will love seeing themselves in the mirror and playing with all the extra toys; their moms and dads will adore the option to learn textures, colors, opposites, and more in a safe and fun environment.
LeapFrog is well known for their educational and fun toys, so it’s no surprise to see the company here. At just $16.24, this playset comes with fourteen separate items, so your baby can make-believe the picnic of her dreams. At the same time, she’ll learn shapes, colors, and manners; you’re sure to put a smile on mom and dad’s faces as well. Any little girl would love the Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket, our top pick for an affordable Christmas gift for girls under age two.