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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Something homemade
How Much to Spend on a Baby Shower Gift
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.
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