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6 under $50 sports nursery bedding any girl or boy will love

Shopping for nursery bedding is difficult — and shopping for nursery bedding that both boys and girls will like is even harder. Maybe you’re looking for a gender-neutral bedding option, or you need something for a set of boy-and-girl siblings, twins, or otherwise. Whatever your reason for needing bedding that’ll appeal to both crowds, you might find yourself coming up empty. But have you looked at your options in the sports nursery bedding category? Sure, sports nursery bedding may be more geared toward boys, for the large part, but you can find gender-neutral sports nursery bedding that any sports fan girl will love, too. Here are six of our favorites, all at the budget-friendly price of less than $50. 

Pam Grace Creations Sports 3-Piece Crib Bedding  

This three-piece crib bedding set comes with a reversible blanket, crib sheet, and crib skirt — everything you need for a fully equipped crib (because remember, you don’t want to overload your crib with a bunch of blankets and other potential safety hazards). Part of a larger sports-themed nursery collection, the nursery bedding set isn’t overtly, in-your-face sports-themed, which is nice. It’s very subtle, with blue, orange, and white stripes that can easily fit into many nursery color schemes. 

What we like:

  • Reversible blanket
  • Machine wash and machine dry for easy cleaning  
  • Other matching items available 

Hockey Crib Bedding Set in Black, Gray, and White

If hockey is your family’s sport of choice, you might be trying to put together a hockey-themed nursery, but coming up short in the gender-neutral department. However, this black, white, and gray option can work in any bedroom, regardless of your baby’s gender. The color scheme works well with minimalistic nurseries, too. The cotton, four-piece set comes with a rail guard, crib sheet, crib skirt, and patchwork blanket. Options start at under $50, and you can mix and match pieces to get exactly what you want, so you’re not stuck with one bedding set. 

What we like:

  • Minimalist color scheme 
  • Make your own nursery bedding kit, with just the items you need 

Football Baseball Toddler Bedding Crib Comforter Set

A lot of sports-centric nursery bedding sets focus too much on the blues for boys and pinks for girls, but with this sports-themed bedding, bright yellows and greens make for a gender-neutral color palette that everyone in the family is sure to love. The kit comes with a comforter, sheet, sham, bumpers, and even two pillows. You get eight pieces in the kit in total. 

What we like:

  • Fits both cribs and toddler beds 
  • Comes with extra pillows 

The Peanutshell™ Nautical 3-Piece Crib Bedding Set

One great way to find gender-neutral sports-themed nursery decor? Look to sports that aren’t traditionally associated with one gender over another (such as football for boys and dance for girls). This sailing-themed bedding set features anchors, whales, and a swathe of blue hues for a fun theme that can fit into any nursery that’s either sailing-themed or nautical or ocean-themed in general. The three-piece crib set includes a microfiber crib sheet, polyester quilt, and polyester dust ruffle. 

What we like:

  • Soft and durable
  • Comes with only the pieces you need, none that you don’t 

Bedtime Originals 3-Piece Snoopy Sports Bedding Set

Who doesn’t love the Peanuts characters, and especially Snoopy? This three-piece nursery bedding set features Snoopy and his friend Woodstock enjoying a variety of popular sports, including baseball, basketball, soccer, and football. It’s just the thing for a sports, Snoopy, or general Peanuts-themed nursery. You’ll get a comforter, dust ruffle, and fitted sheet in the set, and you can choose to add on extra items, such as stuffed animals and crib bumpers if you’re willing to pay a little more. 

What we like:

  • Add-on items available 
  • Classic, vintage, comic strip look 

Bumperless 5 Pieces OptimaBaby Athletic Sport Animals Nursery Crib Bedding Set 

Animals and sports are some of the most popular nursery themes a new parent could pick, so why not combine them both with this animals-meets-sports nursery set that features adorable wildlife enjoying your favorite pastimes? There’s a baseball bat-wielding monkey astride a basketball-shooting elephant, plus a soccer ball-kicking giraffe. They’re all set against a white background, with navy blue and red borders, for a color scheme that works in both girls’ and boys’ nurseries. 

What we like:

  • Comes with a comforter, sheet, crib skirt, roller pillow and even a window valance
  • Other matching nursery accessories are available 

There’s no need to make sports so gender-exclusive

There’s no good reason why football bedding should be reserved for boys, or why any girls’ soccer bedding is all pink and purple, with no blue. The above six sports nursery bedding options are sure to please any child in your family. Whichever you choose, you’re assured a gender-neutral nursery crib kit that contains everything you need to start decorating your new baby’s bedroom, and all on a budget. 

Need more ways to make your baby’s life a little less gender-focused? Try these gender-neutral kids’ clothing companies on for size. 

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