Need ideas for cheap baby gifts because you are on a tight budget? No problem, you will find a great range of cute ideas here!
Being short of money does not necessarily mean that your gift for the newborn must reflect that! You do not need to spend a fortune for that perfect, thoughtful and adorable gift.
Find useful recommendations and tips on how to get inexpensive baby gifts in general, but also on how to find bargains. If you observe a few money saving guidelines and take advantage of discount deals it is quite easy to find a reasonably priced yet lovely gift for baby.
A low-cost and less expensive gift also fits in case you do not know the new family too well but still want to give 'just a little something'.
You never go wrong with giving a baby gift basket, even if it is a realtively inexpensive one. A gift basket for a newborn always is a thoughtful and practical present. The new family will probably receive several baskets. But they will most likely all be filled with different goodies for baby. And in addition, cheaper basket items such as pacifiers, bibs, baby lotion, shampoo, socks, etc. are always needed in multiples and will be used up over time.
Making your own gift basket at an affordable price is easy, just see my best tips and saving recommendations here: how to make a cheap baby gift basket.
Find more cheap homemade baby gift ideas further below this page.
Bargain hunt for nice but cheap baby clothes, baby accessories and baby gear.
Actually these tips are not only for those of you who are looking for a cheap baby gift but also for frugal moms who are on the lookout for inexpensive baby clothing and inexpensive baby accessories and want to save a few bucks. If you buy baby and kids clothing at the right time (that is 'anti-seasonal' and during clearance sales) you can get high quality for low prices. Just bear in mind to buy the correct size. If you are lucky you can still discount that sale price with coupons. Read my full tips and expert knowledge here: how to find the best deals on cheap baby clothes, baby accessories and baby gear.
The least expensive presents sometimes can be the most thoughtful and appreciated. Once the baby is a few months old the mother and/or the couple are probably more than ready for some free time and relaxation in peace and quiet.
And here come your coupons that cost you nothing but a little bit of your time. Give a babysitting gift certificate for the couple or for the mother only. Or, if you think babysitting will be too tough on you opt for helping around the house or the garden. See details on these and many more ideas here: free baby gift coupons.
cute and inexpensive diaper babies
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Buy cheap baby items or cheap baby toys that are affordable and nevertheless pretty. Let me name but a few:
If you are an artsy person - and even if you aren't - go for one of my recommendations on homemade cheap baby gifts.
Nearly all of them are easy to make and are made of inexpensive materials, yet they make a nice and personal gift with that added touch of affection.
Diaper cakes: especially the plain diaper cakes are easy to make, the materials (diapers and ribbons) are very cheap but the 'cuteness effect' is awesome! All you need to make one of these is a pack of diapers and some colorful ribbon. For instructions click the photo above.
Another great and cheap baby gift idea is to make a baby time capsule. It is very easy to make but you need some time to put it together and you also need to plan ahead. To save on the materials, instead of a ready-made time capsule container just use a (shoe) box and decorate it with some wrapping paper. You do not need to include the more expensive items, just pick the inexpensive or even free ones. On this page I have listed more than 35 ideas of what to include in a baby time capsule!
For the baby cupcakes gift pictured on top, I have used 3 pairs of baby socks (rolled), 2 washcloths (rolled), 2 felt hearts, some ribbon and a cupcake box. This beautiful baby gift was just about 10 Dollars!
For more homemade and cheap baby gift ideas find my full list of hand made newborn baby gifts here: cute homemade baby gifts.
Whichever one of the above cheap baby gifts you choose, rest assured that your present will be appreciated and the new parents and baby will feel special in any case!
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