After giving birth, I spent an absurd amount of money on clothing, toys, and supplies. It ended up being a waste — like many kids, Nora is hit-or-miss with what she enjoys. I try to be more conscious of my spending, so I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite toddler gifts under $10. I’ve included books, bath toys, and feeding accessories that have made my life easier. You can find everything conveniently on Amazon, which is the best part.
Toddler Gifts Under $10
1. Furniture Corner Guard & Edge Safety Bumpers
This is a practical gift, but it has been a lifesaver. We have a dining table with sharp corners (purchased pre-baby, of course) that Nora was constantly running into. These are the perfect fix, and I love that they’re transparent and not a total eyesore. SHOP HERE.
2. Safety 1st Easy Grip Brush and Comb
I bought this brush and comb set when Nora was a newborn without much hair, and I still keep it in my diaper bag. Her curls are a bit more unruly now, but these are perfect for on-the-go grooming. If your toddler has more fine hair, you’ll love it even more. SHOP HERE.
3. Black Seamless Baby Hair Ties
There’s nothing Nora loves more than pulling out her ponytail holders. I got tired of running out of hair ties and bought them in bulk. This product comes in a set of 120, and they’re surprisingly high-quality for the price. We haven’t had any issues with them stretching or breaking. SHOP HERE.
4. Animal Stickers for Kids Assortment
Nora is in a sticker phase, and I got tired of buying individual packs at Target. These sticker sheets are super inexpensive, and there’s a fun assortment of animals. Bonus: we’ve been able to use these to help Nora learn about animals. It’s one of my favorite toddler gifts under #10. SHOP HERE.
5. Dr. Brown’s Infant-to-Toddler Training Toothbrush
I got this toothbrush in a PR package, and I loved it so much I’ve bought more. Nora doesn’t *quite* get tooth brushing yet and tends to chew on her brush, which means they don’t last very long. These toothbrushes are affordable and easy for her to hold. SHOP HERE.
6. Learn and Explore: Touch and Feel Colors
I can’t rave about this book enough. I love it so much that I got a copy for my parents’ house and ours. It’s a board book, so Nora can’t rip out the pages, and it’s helped her learn new words and practice her colors. It’s such an easy gift for a toddler — I can’t recommend it enough. SHOP HERE.
7. Munchkin 36 Bath Letters and Numbers
Bath time has been a struggle for us. Nora isn’t a fan, so I’m constantly strategizing ways to keep her entertained. Someone recommended this bath toy set to me, and it’s been a hit. I think she’ll enjoy them even more once she’s older and knows her letters and numbers. SHOP HERE.
8. NUK Kiddy Cutlery Forks
We’ve tried a lot of baby cutlery, and this is my favorite set. Nora’s able to use them efficiently, they’re only $2 each, and maybe most importantly, they’re dishwasher safe. If you’re trying to teach your baby to use a fork, these are fantastic. SHOP HERE.
9. Nuby 3 Piece Girl No-Spill Cup with Flex Straw
First, I think it’s hilarious that these cups are gendered — I just realized that these are “girl” cups. That fun tidbit aside, we’ve tried a lot of straw cups and love these. I bought a set for my parents and for us. They can be a pain to put together, but once you get the hang of it, they’re super easy to use. SHOP HERE.
10. Munchkin Snack Catcher
These are essential in my diaper bag. Nora loves them, and we’ve even put meals like waffles and chicken nuggets in snack cups to get her to eat them. She can carry these cups around, and they’re easy for her to eat from, but she can’t pry the lids off. SHOP HERE.
I hope these toddler gifts under $10 give you some ideas for the kiddos you’re shopping for! Let me know if you have any suggestions — I’d love to include them in a future post.