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Toys & Games: 10 Cheap and Unique Gift Ideas For Kids

Updated on August 13, 2015

What is a gift and when it is given?

A gift or present means giving something to somebody without expectation of getting something in return. A gift can be anything like money, goods etc. that makes the recipient happy. When we give something to get some favors or to help, it is not a gift, rather you may name it donation. Gifts are normally wrapped in wrapping paper accompanied by a gift note mentioning the recipient's name, occasion and giver's name.

We feel great when we present a gift to any body and he/she enjoys it. Giving gift in various occasions is our tradition. He or she may be a child, friend, relative or family member. When it is a gift, you can personalize your choice according to occasion, age group and gender. The main factor before choosing gifts is the age group in which the recipient belongs. Next comes the gender of the recipient.

There are various occasions to offer gifts to babies like baby shower, birthday, Christmas, and many more. However, in all cases age and gender matter. When it comes to choose a baby gift, we should be more thoughtful. For baby shower gifts we try to select useful gifts for new born. For Christmas or birthday toys and games can be chosen,

Interactive learning toys for babies and toddlers
Interactive learning toys for babies and toddlers

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When it is a baby gift, it is better not to buy costly item, as the baby may get bored with itafter 2/3 months. Cheap items may also be enjoyable if the selection is perfect. However, you will have to consider few things like:

  • Is it safe for the baby?
  • Will it be useful?
  • Will the baby enjoy it?
  • How much does it cost?

Here are some cheap gift items presented for you. It can help you selecting ideal baby gift item. You can purchase from local retail shop or market but be aware of quality. There are many online stores also where you can get wider options to choose from, for which you need feedback about reliability and dependability. On Amazon Baby Store you will get best thing for best price,

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Tiny babies Can't recognize gifts separately. But they are attracted by bright colors, soft musics, moving objects. Other than toys, you can choose daily usable nursery things also which will be helpful to the parents too. There are different types of baby gifts like - soft toys, learning toys, musical toys, baby clothes, dolls and nursery accessories like towels, toiletries etc. Here are few top picks that you can select as baby gifts for baby shower, birthday or Christmas.

  • Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

This is a baby's version of 'MP3' player. The baby Einstein take along tune entertain your baby with its inbuilt classical melodies. It has a large, easy to press button that helps the baby to toggle through 7 quality musical tunes. Colorful lights dance across the screen, which makes the baby thrilled.

  • Yookidoo Stack 'N' Spray Tub Fountain

Babies of all ages will enjoy it. Yookidoo offers a nice bath time fun. The basic concept of yookidoo fountain is it has an opening at the bottom with small pump. The pump circulates the water. As boats and characters are stacked up on the base, water flows through each one and out the top.For different effects you can change the figures.

  • LeapFrog Learn & Groove™ Musical Table

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table is an innovative toy designed for 6 months to 3 years
baby.It is featured with 15 activities and over 40 songs and melodies.This learning toy is designed to provide visual and auditory stimulation and motor skill development.It can be used
with or without legs.

  • Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace

The Little People Disney Princess Palace by Fisher-Price is an interactive play set which brings Disney Princesses to life.It takes your little angel to her dream land in a special way.Comes with Snow White and Cinderella figures in adorable Little People styling.It recognizes Disney princesses & responds with their names, phrases and classic Disney songs.

  • Sassy Pop N Push Car

Pop n push car is a wonderful gift for 6 months and above old baby. Pop n push offers fun when the baby pushes or pulls the toy. The little one gets excited and thrilled seeing the pop up colorful beads. This beautiful toy encourages motor skill and stimulates baby's curiosity.

  • Baby Einstein Octoplush

Babies love to hug the soft octopus and hear Baby Einstein melody. As the baby grows, colorful satin patches on velour legs help understanding of color. The baby can squeeze each leg to hear color names in English, Spanish and French. Patterns of the color names are also printed on the underside of each leg in multiple languages.

  • Playskool Explore `N` Grow Busy Ball Popper

This ball popper keeps baby occupied with colorful balls that spin and pop in the air. Recommended age is 9 months onward. It makes an unique gift. When the child presses the big-eyed mushroom, the balls move up he tube and pop out of the top, falling back into the tray. Though the price is little high, the gift item is very entertaining.

  • Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Singin' Storytime Puppy

The Laugh & Learn Puppy can delight the growing babies with its big arm motion, head nods and rocking action. Equipped With 6 sung songs, 6 stories & additional phrases the funny puppy entertains a baby so that the baby can learn about ABCs, counting & numbers, first words, colors, friendship and greetings. It features music paw to listen songs,story paw to hear stories about colors, counting and friendship.

  • Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Learning Kitchen

Laugh and Learn Learning Kitchen helps understanding of objects, numbers, letters, colors and shapes. This fun toy by Fisher Price teaches in English and Spanish. It nurtures thinking skills and encourages problem-solving with numerous activities. This interactive toy kitchen enhances the concepts of delightful music, sounds and songs that make it more enjoyable. Recommended age is 6 months - 3 years.

  • Tomy Lamaze Soft Chime Garden Musical Toy

Lamaze Soft Chime Garden Musical Toy has five smiling faces. As the baby touches, flowers light up, chime, and play songs. The colorful flowers encourage baby developing hand-eye coordination.Choosing from three modes of music, you can build the baby's auditory awareness. It can be attached easily to bouncer, stroller or carrier bar for on-the-go fun.

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      eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      I have two friends that are expecting in September. Your article has helped me to choose a gift for each one of them. Thanks for the help and sharing. Teresa

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      manjubose5 7 years ago

      Thanks a lot. I'm feeling honored getting your encouraging comment. I have not joined any hub-mob group yet. Would you help?

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      Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

      Manjubose5, thanks for the list. I have two new great nieces in this age range. I'm bookmarking this hub.