Best 50 Baby Shower Gift Ideas in 2024

by Craig

If you’re going to your first baby shower, you may be looking for some creative baby shower gift ideas. Shopping for babies and new moms is completely different from buying birthday presents or housewarming gifts. You’re not just looking for cute things, but useful items that can help the family dive into parenthood with less stress.

Here are the best 50 baby shower gift ideas any new parents would love and appreciate.

1. Personalized Baby Book

Personalized Baby Book Welcome To the World Newborn Gift

A personalized baby book is a creative and unique present for a newborn baby. It’s something the parents will treasure even when the baby grows up. You can customize the order from start to finish, from choosing between softcover and hardcover to designing an avatar of the baby.

2. Advanced 4-in-1 Carrier

Baby Carrier 4 in 1 Ergonomic Convertible

Every new mom has to own a carrier for when she doesn’t want to use the stroller. This advanced carrier lets you carry your baby in four ways: folded facing in, expanded facing in, facing out, and like a backpack. It’s strong enough for babies that weigh from eight to 32 pounds.

3. Letters to My Baby

Letters To My Baby  Book Write Now Read Later Treasure Forever

The “Letters to My Baby” collection of letters is a beautiful, sentimental present. There are 12 letters, each one starting with a unique prompt. What’s great about this present is that the mom can use it as a time capsule and give it to her child when he or she grows up.

4. Night Light Nursery Décor

Personalized Night Light Nursery Baby Shower Gift

This night-light is the perfect nursery décor. What makes it even better than regular nursery night-lights is that you can choose the name that goes on the acrylic plaque. It’s also possible to choose between yellow and white lighting, as well as six different designs.

5. Parent Decision Flip Coin

Parent Decision Flip Coin Baby Shower Gift

If you’re looking for fun baby shower gift ideas, this flip coin will make everyone at the baby shower laugh. It’s a small wooden coin that says “Daddy’s Turn” on one side and “Mommy’s Turn” on the other. Every time someone has to get up when the baby cries at night, the coin will help them decide who it will be.

6. Personalized Puzzle

Custom Name Puzzle Wooden Montessori Busy Board Baby Gift

This baby shower gift idea is ideal for babies and toddlers. Once the baby is old enough to grab things and play with toys, this personalized puzzle will help them develop their motor skills. This sensory toy comes in different colors and designs. Of course, you can choose a name that will be written on the puzzle.

7. Baby Elephant Bathrobe

Personalized Baby Bathrobe Elephant Name Embroidered Gift

There’s nothing more adorable than babies dressed like animals. This baby bathrobe looks like an elephant; the robe even comes with ears. To add a personal touch, you can add the baby’s name on the robe. It’s super soft and machine-washable. Other animal robes are available, like lions, penguins, giraffes, and more.

8. Baby Bottle Warmer

Philips AVENT Fast Baby Bottle Warmer with Smart Temperature Control

Being a new mom will be much easier with this super-fast baby bottle warmer. In fact, it can warm 5 ounces of milk in just three minutes. You can set the temperature and adjust it at any time. The bottle warmer is easy to use, and it comes with a ready-light indicator.

9. Portable Diaper Changing Station

Portable Diaper Changing and Storage Station Baby Shower Gift

You can never know when it will be time to change the baby’s diaper. This Ubbi portable diaper changing station makes changing diapers much less challenging. It comes with rubberized feet and a handle for easy transportation. Most standard wipe dispensers will be able to fit, and it comes with a changing mat.

10. Step Diaper Pail

Munchkin Step Diaper Pail By Arm & Hammer

While we’re on the subject of diapers, every household will benefit from this step diaper pail. Thanks to its step pedal, it’s convenient and easy to use. It has a self-sealing system that prevents the diapers from making the whole room smell bad.

11. 4moms RockaRoo Automatic Baby Swing

4moms RockaRoo Baby Swing Compact Infant Rocker

While this gift may be on the pricier side, it will make the mom’s life much easier. There’s so much about this automatic baby swing to love. It has five speeds, it’s MP3-compatible, and it’s compact. It produces a front-to-back gliding motion, quickly putting the baby to sleep.

12. Personalized Animal Lovey

Personalized Animal Blanket A Top 50 Baby Shower Gift

Every baby needs a lovey, and these personalized animal loveys on Etsy are a perfect choice. You can even have the baby’s name embroidered on the lovey. When it comes to the animal, you can choose between a sloth, dragon, koala bear, lamb, and unicorn.

13. Pregnancy Pillow

Full Body Pregnancy Pillow Top Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Now, some baby shower gift ideas for the mom. This pregnancy pillow is the perfect present if the baby is not due for another few months. The contoured design allows the mom to cradle her bump, offering full body support. Not to mention that it can be helpful in the postpartum recovery process.

14. Maternity Nursing Robe

Maternity Nursing Robe A Top 50 Baby Shower Gift Idea

Mom needs to be comfortable when she goes to the hospital. These maternity nursing robes are comfortable, soft, and stylish. They come in a variety of colors, including pink, black, blue, and green. It’s made from 95% cotton and it’s lightweight, breathable, and stretchy.

15. Baby Gym Activity Center

Baby Gym Activity Center with Play Mat

This baby gym activity center is one of the best baby shower gift ideas. It will keep the baby entertained while Mom does other stuff around the house. The hanging crocheted toys are cute, and they’re made from organic cotton. The wooden structure is easy to assemble.

16. Crochet Baby Rattles

Crochet Baby Rattles On Wooden Toy Ring

These crocheted animal baby rattles are ideal presents for a baby shower. You can choose from ten rattles, including a fox, lion, unicorn, and bunny. Not only are these baby rattles extremely useful, as they teach babies how to grab and hold things, but they’re also extremely cute.

17. Baby Stroller Organizer

Baby Stroller Organizer Fits Diapers Toys Keys Phone and Snack

This universal baby stroller organizer will make the first outing much easier, allowing the parents to focus on this beautiful experience. It can fit baby toys, sippy cups, phones, water bottles, diapers, snacks, and more. The strap design allows the bag to be easily secured to the stroller.

18. Personalized Baby Name Swaddle Blanket

Personalized Baby Name Swaddle Blanket Gift

When coming up with baby shower gift ideas, you can never go wrong with a swaddle blanket. It allows the baby to sleep soundly while being wrapped in a blanket like a burrito. In addition, you can add the baby’s name to the design. If you want, you can change the blanket’s color.

19. Anywhere Nursing Pillow

Boppy Anywhere Nursing Pillow Soft Quilted Machine Washable

The Boppy Anywhere Nursing Pillow lets moms nurse their babies at home and on the go. Its unique shape and stretch belt allows for different feeding styles. This pillow is compact, so you can store it in your car, the bottom compartment of the stroller, or any other convenient place.

20. Moby Baby Bath Essential Set

Skip Hop Moby Baby Bath Essential Padded Set Blue

When it comes to bath time, a baby can either love it or hate it. The Moby Baby Bath Essential Set will make bath time enjoyable for the baby and the parents. This set includes a padded elbow rest, a soft spout cover, a kneeler, and a secure suctioned bath mat.

21. Delta Children Play Yard

Delta Childs Play Yard Portable Baby PlayPen

There are lots of great baby shower gift ideas, but a play yard is a clear winner. This full-size 36 x 36-inch play yard is ideal for playtime, nap time, and when the mom needs to leave the baby in a safe space for a minute. It’s foldable, making it convenient for easy storage and transportation.

22. Hatch Rest Baby Sound Machine

Hatch Rest Baby Sound Machine Night Light Phone App Controlled

This Hatch Rest Baby Sound Machine has it all – a night-light, a sound machine, and a time-to-rise alarm. It offers up to 11 soothing sounds, and it’s fully customizable. You can adjust the machine’s brightness, color, and volume. The Hatch Sleep smartphone app is easy to use.

23. Bath Toys

SoapSox Childrens Animal Bath Toy Washcloth Baby Soft Grey

These soft animal bath toys are great presents for baby showers. You can choose between 15 different animals, including a shark, a frog, a lion, a fish, and more. The interior is made from sponge, so the toys can get wet and dry easily. They’re washing machine-safe.

24. Unisex Fleece Baby Boots

Baby Booties Soft Fleece with Organic Cotton Lining

These unisex baby boots come in over 20 different colors, ideal for baby boys and baby girls. They’re machine-washable, and they have an organic cotton lining. Not to mention they’re easy to put on, which is very important for baby footwear. Designed to last, these baby boots are snug and comfortable.

25. Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit

While this might not be the flashiest baby shower present, it’s more than necessary for the mom. The recovery essentials kit consists of disposable underwear, instant ice maxi pads, perineal cooling pad liners, and similar sanitary women’s products. Every mom needs this kit during the first few weeks of postpartum recovery.

26. Baby Table Chair

Inglesina Fast Table Chair Baby High Chair

This table chair is for children between 6 and 36 months, weighing up to 37 pounds. It’s compatible with most tables, and it won’t leave scratches. You can choose from nine different colors. The chair comes with a handy storage pocket where you can stash other baby things.

27. Anti-Scratch Baby Mittens

Anti Scratch Baby Mittens Pack of 7 Newborn Mitts

New moms will have to learn to deal with all kinds of common problems, the baby scratching itself with its nails being one of them. That’s why these anti-scratch baby mittens can be quite helpful. They’re made from a super soft material, and they’re available in three sizes.

28. BabyBjörn Baby Bouncer

BabyBjörn Ergonomic Baby Bouncer Balance Soft For Infants

A baby bouncer helps put the baby to sleep and it stimulates its development. This BabyBjörn baby bouncer has an ergonomic design that offers proper head and back support. It’s great for newborn babies and toddlers to the age of two.

29. Baby Shusher

Baby Shusher Sound Machine The Sleep Miracle

When parents are desperate for some sleep, the baby shusher is here to help. This sound machine uses a real human voice to help the baby fall asleep easier. The parents can set a timer and adjust the volume control. It’s portable and easy to use.

30. Welcome to the World Baby Gift Box

Baby Shower Gift Box Includes Hat Socks Toys And Blanket

You can never go wrong with a baby gift box. The Welcome to the World baby box consists of a cotton tassel blanket, bear socks, elephant socks, a baby cap, and baby toys. This is a great, personal baby shower present. You can choose from four colors for the caps.

31. Summer Clean Rinse Baby Bather

Portable Baby Bath Bather For Countertop Sink or Bath

Another handy item for bath time, the Summer Clean Rinse Baby Shower is made for parents to wash the baby on a countertop, in the sink, or in the bath. Thanks to its adjustable recline, the chair allows the baby to be comfortable the whole time. There are three colors – gray, pink, and aqua.

32. Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer

Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer Portable Nursery Storage

This multi-use diaper caddy organizer is handy for storing diapers, bottles, toys, and all the other baby stuff. The organizer has eight external pockets and adjustable dividers. This organizer is stylish, making it the perfect nursery décor. It’s lightweight, portable, and sturdy.

33. Universal Baby Monitor Wall Mount

Baby Monitor Mount Attach to Wall Crib Or Shelf

For those interested in baby shower gift ideas that are more practical, every nursery needs a baby monitor and a wall mount. This model is wall-mountable, allowing the parents to see the baby clearly. What makes it so convenient is its 30-inch cord, so the monitor doesn’t have to be close to the crib.

34. Baby Photo Album

Baby Album Infant Keepsake Book

A baby photo album is a classic baby shower present you can’t go wrong with. It’s a great gift for new and expecting parents. The color options include blue, pink, pink chevron, gray, gray chevron, and gray polka dot. There’s enough room for 200 photos.

35. Electric Nail Clipper

Electric Nail Clippers for Baby To Toddler Trimo by bblu

Remember those stubborn baby nails we talked about a minute ago? This electric nail clipper is safe and gentle, ideal for newborns and toddlers who won’t stay still when it’s time to clip their nails. In addition, this portable machine also offers quiet operation, so it won’t make the baby cry.

36. All-in-One Baby Lounger

DOCKATOT Dock Baby Lounger Diaper Station and Tummy Time

Some of the best baby shower gift ideas are presents that can be used in a number of ways. You can put the baby in this lounger for quick diaper changes, when they’re playing, or for tummy time. The lounger comes in more than 10 colors, and it’s lightweight. It’s also portable, and ideal for family vacations.

37. Portable Infant Bassinet

Regalo My Crib Portable Infant Bassinet Padded Included Travel Bag

New moms want to be next to their babies all the time. This is where the portable infant bassinet comes in. Its compact design allows for easy storage and traveling. More importantly, the metal frames are sturdy, holding the baby securely. The mesh walls allow Mom to see the baby when it’s inside.

38. Pocket Nanny

Izbeen Pocket Nany Baby Care Timer Reminder

The Pocket Nanny is a baby care timer that can help new parents get some well-deserved rest. It’s designed by parents for parents. The product features include reminders for changing, feeding, sleep or awake, nursing time, and more. It also comes with a soft-glowing night-light.

39. Baby Handprint and Footprint Maker Kit

Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit Newborn Top BABY SHOWER GIFT

This kit is for when the baby is born, so it will make a great baby shower gift. The kit comes with clay for the baby’s handprint and footprint. This gift is sentimental and thoughtful, and it will stay with the parents even after the baby grows up. The frame has room for two baby photos as well.

40. Baby Memory Book

Baby Memory Book Record First Year Milestones Journal Album

Every new mom wants to document the most important memories with their baby. This first-year journal album photo book lets parents record the baby’s growth and milestones and write messages to the baby so they can read it when they grow up. The album has a beautiful design and different types of pages.

41. Portable Baby Changing Pad

Skip Hop Portable Baby Changing Pad Foldable Travel Ready

A portable changing pad is very useful, letting the parent or caregiver change the baby whenever they need to. The bag is made from mesh and has a zip-off design. There’s room for all the necessities, and it comes with various pockets for smaller items.

42. Milk Snob Original 5-in-1 Cover

Nursing Cover Privacy for Breastfeeding Baby And Car Seats

Another useful baby shower gift, this 5-in-1 cover is extremely useful. Not only can you use it as a nursing cover, but it’s also the ideal cover-up for baby baskets, car seats, high chairs, etc. The cover comes in 12 different designs, and it offers 360-degree coverage.

43. Closer Door Cushion

The Original Cushy Closer Door Cushion Baby Safety Latch Cover

Everybody knows how important it is not to wake a sleeping baby. This is sometimes easier said than done. This closer door cushion allows parents to go in and out of the nursery without waking the baby. No more door slamming and rattling sounds. It’s stretchy, providing a custom fit.

44. Sleeping Sack

Amazing Baby Microfleece Sleeping Bag Infant Wearable Sack

A wearable sleeping sack is a perfect present for a newborn baby. The Amazing Baby sleeping sack lets the baby sleep safer. It has a sleeveless design, allowing the baby to roll over. Made from microfleece, this sleeping sack is super soft and comfortable.

45. Natural Rubber Pacifiers

Frigg Latex Pacifier Baby Dummy Infant Soother

Any mom will tell you that you need to be prepped with pacifiers when the baby arrives. Babies drop or lose their pacifiers, so you’ll always need a spare. These pacifiers are made from natural rubber and come in various pastel colors.

46. Mess-Proof Easy Bib

Baby Bib With Food Catcher Mess Proof Waterproof

If you’re looking for baby shower gift ideas every baby will need, check out these mess-proof bibs. They come in a pack of three and can be folded in four ways. Not to mention that they make feeding time much easier for both the baby and the parent.

47. Baby Wrap Carrier

Baby Wrap Infant Carrier Sling Lightweight Breathable

If you don’t want to get a traditional baby carrier, perhaps this wrap carrier is a better option. It’s much more lightweight and comfortable for Mom and the baby. The wrap is for newborn babies and babies weighing from 8 to 25 pounds. Since there is only one size, it provides a universal fit.

48. Baby Changing Pad

Skip Hop Baby Changing Pad With Non-skid base and Toy Bar

Every nursery should be equipped with this changing pad. It’s wipeable, so it won’t absorb smells or liquid. It’s comfortable, keeping the baby happy when it’s time to change diapers. Thanks to the hanging toy bar, the baby will also be distracted.

49. Baby Dome

Portable Bassinet and Travel Play Area with Baby Toys

This baby dome is a great place to put the baby when it’s time to play or nap. It can be used outdoors as well. Two toys are attached to the dome, while the retractable canopy shields the baby from the sun. It folds easily, and the handle lets you transport it without effort.

50. Rattle Socks Toys

Baby Infant Rattle Socks Toys 3-6 to 12 Months Learning Toy

These rattle socks are not only an adorable present but a handy learning toy that keeps babies focused. They’re ideal for babies from three to 12 months old. You can only choose one size, but they come in various styles.

Worst Ideas for Baby Shower Gift

These are some of the worst baby shower gift ideas you can think of.

  • Baby clothes with weird/inappropriate messages
  • Any baby products with expired expiration dates
  • Regifted baby stuff (unless it’s passed down by family members)
  • Anything the baby can hurt itself with
  • Gifts that are cute but ultimately useless
  • Nursery décor (unless you know the mom’s style)

Breastfeeding Gift Basket Gift Ideas

One of the most useful baby shower gift ideas is a breastfeeding basket. Here are some essentials every breastfeeding gift basket should come with.

  • A portable organizer or a carryall
  • Bra pads
  • Lanolin or other moisturizers
  • A water bottle for hydration
  • A snack
  • Burp cloths
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A blanket
  • Baby wipes

House Warming Gift Ideas

Here are some housewarming gift ideas for families with a baby.

  • Baby blankets
  • Toys for the nursery
  • Things for storage
  • Fun wall décor
  • Baby monitor
  • Sound machine
  • Night-light

Baby Shower Prizes

If you’re going to throw a baby shower, you might as well organize some fun baby shower games. Here are some baby shower prizes worth considering.

  • Snacks and chocolate bars
  • Scented candles
  • Hair clips
  • Nail polish and nail file
  • Skin care products
  • Potted plants
  • Gift cards
  • Cupcakes
  • Something homemade

How Much to Spend on a Baby Shower Gift

How much to spend on gifts

How much you should spend on a baby shower gift depends on how close you are to the host. Coworkers and distant relatives should spend from $30 to $50. Friends and family members can spend from $80 to $200. Of course, how much you should spend depends on your budget as well.

Talk to an Expert Shopper

Talk to an Expert Shopper

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Elaine White
Elaine White
1 year ago

The best gift I got after my baby was born was a cup holder attachment for the stroller. Amazingly convenient, and something I never would have chosen for myself.

1 year ago
Reply to  Elaine White

Thank you, Elaine.

1 year ago

My sister is having a baby shower this weekend and I’m so thankful I found this. Love it! Ty

Last edited 1 year ago by Samantha
1 year ago
Reply to  Samantha

Thank you! Happy to help 🙂

1 year ago

Thank you for these cool ideas.

1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

Thank you, Ben. We have new articles coming up. Just keep posted.

Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson
1 year ago

I hope my friend will like the sleeping sack for her baby 🙂 Thank you for these ideas!

1 year ago

Thank you for taking the time to read the article! 🙂

Evelyn Harper
Evelyn Harper
1 year ago

Thank you so much for sharing. I have found it extremely helpful

1 year ago
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Thank you for taking the time to read the article! 🙂

Rizza Lopez
Rizza Lopez
1 year ago

I just love it!

1 year ago
Reply to  Rizza Lopez

Thank you for taking the time to read the article! 🙂

1 year ago

the baby elephant bathrobe is sooo cauuute!

1 year ago
Reply to  Kim

Thank you for taking the time to read the article! 🙂

Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson
1 year ago

Baby Handprint and Footprint Maker Kit is soooooo cute and unique!

1 year ago
Reply to  Anna Wilson

Thank you for taking the time to read the article! 🙂

Hanna lee
Hanna lee
1 year ago

All items are cute and very cool!

1 year ago
Reply to  Hanna lee

Thank you for taking the time to read the article! 🙂

Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
1 year ago

The items are so cute. I wish one of my sisters will get pregnant soon!

1 year ago
Reply to  Kathy Smith

Thank you for taking the time to read the article! 🙂

Alice Martin
Alice Martin
1 year ago

These Baby Shower Gift Ideas really help me a lot, my niece is going out very very soon now, and she will look so cute with that Baby Elephant Bathrobe..

Linda Mcbride
Linda Mcbride
1 year ago

My Sister-in-law will love the baby bottle warmer, thanks for these great ideas.

Alexandra Hill
Alexandra Hill
1 year ago

Pretty cute gifts! I will recommend this to my friend who is pregnant, she will love this idea, thanks!

Lovely Mendoza
Lovely Mendoza
1 year ago

who would not love these baby shower gifts? it’s so cute! what a brilliant idea.

Ava Lavigne
Ava Lavigne
11 months ago

Best gift idea, cool items for baby shower giveaways.

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