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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.

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

Photo: Courtesy Barnes & Noble

‘Where is Baby’s Valentine?’ Book

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

Age: 12 months+
Shop It: $2, BarnesandNoble.com

Sassy Ring O’ Links

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 he or she starts to see beyond just black and white.

Age: 0 months+
Shop It: $3, Buybuybaby.com

The Manhattan Toy Company 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+
Shop It: $6, Manhattantoy.com

Skip Hop Baby Explore & More Roll Around Rattle

The soft surface and large openings make this toy easy to grasp, and fun rattle 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, Amazon.com

Wooden Heart Baby Teether

For a teething baby, this is truly a gift from the heart. Safe to mouth, the tiny teething balls are made from nontoxic food-grade silicone and juniper wooden beads that, in addition to offering your little one some welcomed teething relief, smells utterly delicious.

Age: 0 months+
Shop It: $10, [Etsy.com](https://www.etsy.com/listing/276040018/teething-toy-silicone-toy-wooden?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=heart%20teether&ref=sr_gallery-1-40

EduShape Gummyball Teether

Teething tenderness is no fun—but this Gummyball teether will change all that. These 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+
Shop It: $12, BabiesRUs.com

Green Toys Stacking Cups

These numbered stacking cups give baby 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+
Shop It: $10, Amazon.com

Photo: Kiddopotamus

Kiddopotamus Have It All Ball

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+
Shop It: $12, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Haba

HABA Blooming Heart 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 five heart shapes that reach rotate, mimicking the look of a flower in bloom.

Age: 6 months+
Shop It: $13, Habausa.com

VTech Baby Babble & Rattle Microphone

Get baby rocking and rolling with the Babble and Rattle Microphone. Baby can get mic-ed up when she’s ready to sing her heart out, or shake it like a rattle when she’s 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+
Shop It: $13, Amazon.com

SoapSox Ray the Manta

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+
Shop It: $13, Soapsoxkids.com

Melissa & Doug Match & Roll Shape Sorter

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

Age: 12 months+
Shop It: $14, Walmart.com

Photo: Courtesy Finn + Emma

Finn + Emma Wood Rattle Teether

What could be a more perfect Valentine’s Day gift for baby than this all-natural rattle, given with mom’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+
Shop It: $19, FinnandEmma.com

Lamaze Clip & Go 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+
Shop It: $15, Amazon.com

Mirari myPhone

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 his first phone call.

Age: 6 months+
Shop It: $15, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Estella

Estella Organic Heart Rattle

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+
Shop It: $18, Estella-nyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of LEGO

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+
Shop It: $16, Amazon.com

Fisher-Price Bright Beats 2-in-1 Musical Drum Roll

Whether baby is sitting or crawling, she can be entertained. In Drum Beat mode, baby can tap the drum to enjoy lively songs and dancing lights, or add her own beats. And when baby is on the move, she can chase after this rolling toy.

Age: 6 months+
Shop It: $19, [ToysRUs.com(https://www.toysrus.com/buy/interactive-toys/fisher-price-bright-beats-2-in-1-musical-drum-roll-cfn02-57533166)

PBS KIDS Honeybee Stacking Toy

This is a gift that continues to give back. A portion of the proceeds from this PBS Kids eco-friendly stacker goes to supporting the Whole Kids Foundation, dedicated to improving kids’ wellness and nutrition.

Age: 12 months+
Shop It: $20, Shop.pbskids.org

Photo: Courtesy Just Born

Just Born Sparkle Elephant Plush Toy

Give the gift of snuggles with this super soft stuffed elephant. Coated with a touch of shimmer, it’s carefully crafted to welcome years of tight hugs.

Age: 0 months+
Shop It: $20, Buybuybaby.com

Updated January 2018

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