Adorable—And Affordable!—Valentine's Day Gifts for Baby

Shower your little one with love this Valentine's Day with sweet toys that won't break the bank.
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By Ashlee Neuman, Content Director
Updated February 10, 2021
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Valentine’s Day is a time to share the love with friends, partners and most of all, your kids! And you don’t need to go overboard to lavish your little one with the perfect presents. Here, we’ve rounded up 20 adorable Valentine’s Day gifts for baby that are sure to steal your child’s heart—all under $20.

Affordable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Baby

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Karen Katz Where Is Baby’s Valentine? Lift-the-Flap Book

Get into a festive spirit with this too-cute board book with liftable flaps. It takes baby on a journey to find their special Valentine’s Day card: under the blanket (nope, that’s a teddy bear!), behind the lamp and around the house.

Age: 12 months+
Buy it: $8,

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Sassy Ring O’ Links Rattle Developmental Toy

What better to stimulate baby’s senses than a super-portable tactile toy? These rings have plenty of textures for little hands and mouths to explore—and bold, high-contrast colors to fascinate baby as they start to see beyond just black and white.

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $5,

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Manhattan Toy Seasons On-the-Go Activity Book

Reading may still be a ways off, but there’s sensory fun to be had. The soft pages feature colorful characters, sounds, textures and even a teether corner to keep baby entertained. Plus, the included clip means you can attach it to strollers and diaper bags for on-the-go playtime.

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $9,

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Skip Hop Explore and More Roll Around Rattle Toy Hedgehog

Rattles make excellent choices for baby’s first Valentine’s Day gifts. The soft surface and large openings make this toy easy to grasp, and fun beads encourage baby to roll, shake and toss this toy around. And that cute hedgehog face? Well, that just seals the deal.

Age: 3 months+
Buy it: $8,

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Eco Baby Boom Pacifier Clip Teether Toy

For a teething baby, this is truly a gift from the heart. Safe to mouth, the tiny teething beads are made from non-toxic food-grade silicone.

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $6,

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Edushape Gummyball Teether

Teething tenderness is no fun—but this Gummyball teether will change all that. The easy-to-grasp balls have nine nubs that are perfect for nibbling, each with a different texture for various teething phases (from 0 to 3).

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $12,

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Green Toys Stacking Cups

These numbered baby Valentine’s Day gifts give your child oodles of options for fun, perfect for at home, on the beach or in the bathtub. They also help introduce early math concepts—fill cups 1 and 2, and it’ll equal the volume of cup 3. Plus, you can feel good knowing these toys are made from 100 percent recycled plastic and made in the USA.

Age: 6 months+
Buy it: $11,

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Kiddopotamus Have It All Ball Plush Peek-a-Boo Toy

Thanks to this fun, educational toy, baby really can have it all. It’s packed with crinkly textures, colorful ribbons, squeaky sounds and hidden characters that pop out with a squeeze of the ball. With so much to discover, baby is sure to have a blast.

Age: 6 months+
Buy it: $13,

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HABA Mimi Clutching Toy

Give your little love bug a clutching toy that’ll steal her heart! Made of beech wood and finished in a nontoxic water-based stain, this toy features three festive heart shapes.

Age: 6 months+
Buy it: $14,

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VTech Baby Babble and Rattle Microphone

Get baby rocking and rolling with the Babble and Rattle Microphone. Baby can get mic-ed up when they’re ready to sing their heart out, or shake it like a rattle when they’re not in a concert mood. Plus, it’s got over 60 built-in songs, sounds and phrases for baby to babble along to.

Age: 3 months+
Buy it: $12,

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SoapSox Magenta Ray Baby Bath Toy Sponge

It’s a plush animal! Nope, it’s a bathtime sponge! Well, it’s both. Built-in finger pockets let you get a good grip while scrubbing baby clean. There’s even a clever opening for liquid or bar soap, making sudsing up all the cuter—and fun—for baby.

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $10,

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Melissa & Doug Match and Roll Shape Sorter

Your classic shape sorter—with a twist! Baby can work on their problem-solving skills as they drop various shapes through the color-matched holes—and then roll it around, open the lid and repeat.

Age: 12 months+
Buy it: $14,

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Finn + Emma Natural Wood Rattle Teether in Love Mom + Dad

What could be a more perfect Valentine’s Day gift for baby than this all-natural rattle, given with mom and dad’s love? It’s filled with cooking beans for a delightful sound and finished with non-toxic vegetable seed wax so it’s safe for your little one to gnaw on.

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $19,

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Lamaze Organic Baby Olly Oinker

Introducing one of Lamaze’s latest characters, Olly Oinker. He delivers everything families have come to love (and expect) from a Lamaze toy: bright colors, textures, rattles, silky ribbons and a teether for baby to explore. And for a real giggle, baby can squeeze him to hear cute little piggy sounds.

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $14,

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Mirari myPhone Toy Phone

Babies are fascinated by smartphones—and who can blame them? Now they can have one of their own. This interactive toy features 12 light-up icons with fun songs and sounds that turn on when pressed. Best of all, you can record a message on the phone—then remotely activate the phone’s ringer so baby can get their first phone call.

Age: 6 months+
Buy it: $17,

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Estella Organic Heart Rattle Baby Toy

A perfect toy for your little heartbreaker. Handmade in Peru with organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes, this heart-shaped baby rattle has a hidden treat inside: When your little one shakes the toy, beads rattle around for a soft, captivating sound. It’s easy to hold, and just as easy to love.

Age: 0 months+
Buy it: $18,

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LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train

This LEGO train is the perfect way to get your child on board with numbers and counting. It comes with large, numbered pieces especially designed for little hands. Once the train is up and running, there’s no stopping kids’ runaway imaginative play!

Age: 18 months+
Buy it: $20,

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Jellycat Small Bashful Bunny Stuffed Animal

Teddy bears may be classic Valentine’s Day gifts for baby, but we’re partial toward this plush bunny. The heart-shaped nose is cute as a button; plus, the toy is small enough to stuff in your purse for on-the-go play.

Age: 12 months+
Buy it: $15,

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Munchkin Hearts Stacking Cups Bath Toy

Here’s another baby Valentine’s Day gift for a splish-splashin’ good time. Not only do the stacking cups promote hand-eye coordination, but the soft edges are safe to chew and the toys are numbered for extra learning too.

Age: 6 months+
Buy it: $8,

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Sugar Pie Bebe Baby Gifts XOXO Crinkle Toy

Baby’s first Valentine’s Day gifts can be stylish and functional. This machine-washable sensory toy crinkles in a satisfying way. It’s also super-chic! The fuzzy surface and pull tags only up the appeal.

Age: 3 months+
Buy it: $10, Updated January 2019

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