The Very Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas
If you’ve been invited to a baby shower—or you are organizing one—then you may find yourself wondering what gift to buy. After all, you don’t want to risk doubling up on a present with another guest or choose something that the mum-to-be has already bought.
Deciding on a present is tricky—but we can help! Below you’ll find a curated list of the very best baby shower gift ideas that will be loved by mom and the new baby alike. From unique presents to humorous offerings, we’ve got all the inspiration you need.
- Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas—Top Picks
- Unique Baby Shower Gifts
- Baby Shower Gifts for Boys
- Baby Shower Gifts for Girls
- Perfect Baby Shower Gifts for the Parents
- DIY Baby Shower Gifts
- Cheap Baby Shower Gift Ideas
- Funny Baby Shower Gifts
- Want More? Extra Baby Shower Gift Ideas!
Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas—Top Picks
The very best baby shower gifts will demonstrate to the new mom (and dad!) just how much they mean to you, so it’s important to choose something that reflects this. Below you’ll find a list of the perfect presents that’ll leave the recipient in no doubt of your affection.
Keepsake Memory Book—$28.95
A beautiful gift that’s just right for a little boy or girl, this book will allow mom and dad to chart their child’s journey from birth to age five and features space to detail each important milestone. It includes six large keepsake folders, too, for those precious first scribblings and other memories.
Baby Swaddling Blanket—$18.99
This practical gift is cute as can be, too! Ideal for sensitive skin and perfect for keeping the baby cozy after a bath or while in the stroller. It’s hypoallergenic, versatile, and has been made using no harsh dyes or chemicals.
A gift idea that’s certain to be appreciated, a baby monitor that features a camera and two-way talk is a great option. This model is voice-activated and can play five lullabies, too, to help baby settle once mom or dad leaves the room.
Mommy’s Bliss Newborn Set—$24.97
Including some of the key essentials that every new parent will need—such as gripe water and vitamin D drop—this set is all about making the first intense weeks calmer and easier for mom, dad, and baby.
If your friends have decided not to find out (or not to announce!) whether they’re having a boy or a girl, then this 23-piece set is perfect: it includes short and long-sleeved bodysuits, hats, mittens, burp cloths, receiving blankets, and a sleep bag sack, all in snuggly 100% cotton.
Baby Lounger and Nest—$38.42
This breathable baby nest makes co-sleeping a safer and more comfortable experience for parents and babies, and also makes for a cozy place to settle the little one down for a nap during the day. It’s lightweight, so can be taken with mom and dad on their travels, and can be expanded to give baby more room as she grows.
Newborn to Toddler Tub—$49.99
Featuring a sling to cradle, support, and keep a newborn safe in the tub, this tub can be used in the toddler stage, too. It fits in single and double sinks as well as adult bathtubs and also incorporates a section to keep bath supplies handy.
The cry-activated sensor and range of soothing sounds will help baby to relax and drift back to sleep; it also features a gentle projector nightlight and—the best bit—it’s highly portable, so can be carried along with mom or dad whenever they go out and about with baby. At 3 am when their feet are tired from pacing the room trying to get baby back to sleep, they’re going to be thanking you wholeheartedly for this gift!
Colic and Fever Rescue Kit—$19.99
When you give a gift like this, you know that it’ll be made the most of. The kit incorporates hot and cold therapy burp clothes and gel pads—great to ease the discomfort often experienced by nursing moms, and it’s safe to use from birth.
Unique Baby Shower Gifts
Want a present that you can be sure none of the other guests have gone for? Then pick one of the unique baby shower gifts from the list below!
Customized Rainbow Abacus—$36.95
For something very special, choose this customizable rainbow-shaped abacus: as well as having the baby’s name or a message feature in the design, you can also choose the colors of the beads used on the upper two rows.
Handmade Llama Booties—$44.10
It’s impossible not to love this beyond-cute pair of hand-crocheted llama booties for newborns! The yarn used is baby cotton, making it perfect for even the most sensitive skin—and the booties come presented in a beautiful gift box, too.
‘Protected By’ Onesie—$18.99
If the soon-to-be parents already have a beloved four-legged friend in their life, then they’ll love this cute onesie that features the text ‘Protected By…’. You simply need to add the name of their pooch to create a bespoke gift that they won’t expect!
Teddy Bear Diaper Cake—$59.75
If you’re the friend that’s in charge of sorting out the party, then a baby shower diaper cake is going to make for a spectacular centerpiece! Why not choose this cake decorated in gender-neutral colors that come with either one or two tiers?
Love at First Heartbeat Sign—$17.87
Designed to display a sonogram photo of a baby in the womb and with beautiful wording, this sign would make a stunning addition to any nursery—or could even be used as part of a gender reveal celebration!
Baby Shower Gifts for Boys
And now for the top baby shower gift ideas if you know your friend is expecting a little boy—any one of the items on this list will make for the perfect ‘blue’ present!
Baby Gift Box in Blue—$39.95
As well as a plush blue teddy bear, this blue-themed keepsake box also contains a muslin cloth, bodysuit, socks, bib, baby bubble bath, shampoo, lotion, and soap, a brush and comb set, two emergency diapers, and a soft washcloth.
If your friends are already parents to an older child, then a Me and My Brother picture frame is a thoughtful present that the soon-to-be big brother or sister will appreciate as much as mom and dad.
A sweet little essentials kit, this gift will get a laugh as well as being put to good use! The bodysuits, pants, bib, socks, and hat are all made from 100% cotton to be kind to the little one’s skin.
Dinosaur Diaper Caddy—$17.99
Give the gift of organization with this sweet caddy featuring a dinosaur design. The caddy can be divided into three sections as required and has nine pockets, so it’s just right for keeping all the changing essentials within arm’s reach!
Little Prince Gift Book—$7.99
What makes this gift so perfect to give at a baby shower is that mom can use it straight away: guests can fill it in with parenting words of wisdom or tidbits of advice as well as leaving messages of love and goodwill to the new baby himself.
Baby Shower Gifts for Girls
And for a baby girl? Make the most of the list below to help you pick out a beautiful present for the bundle of joy that’s on the way.
This pretty pink backpack opens up to reveal a bag of wonders within! As well as folding out to create a portable changing station, there’s also an insulated section designed for bottles and even a USB charging port!
If your friend already has a name picked out for the new arrival, then a personalized baby blanket is a sweet choice. As well as being able to customize with the little one’s name, you can choose the font, too, to make this gift even more special.
Letters to my Daughter—$11.73
Something truly special: this gift includes twelve letters with prompts, such as ‘I love being your parent because’ and space to write when the letter was written as well as when it should be opened.
New Baby Girl Gift Hamper—$37.95
Dispatched from a small, family-run company, the New Baby Girl Gift Hamper is a luxe take on a classic. Inside, the parents-to-be will find a romper, comforter, teether, and pretty bow; it’s a popular choice on Etsy, where it’s picked up a multitude of five-star reviews.
Baby Girl Milestone Blanket—$22.49
The customizable blanket comes with a floral wreath, milestone marker, and headband, and provides a gorgeous backdrop to capture photos to remember important events in baby’s life, such as a first smile or her first steps. It’s fully washable and safe from fading.
Perfect Baby Shower Gifts for the Parents
Make mom and dad feel good, too, by choosing a gift just for them to present at the baby shower! From cozy clothing to tasty treats, there are plenty of options.
Give the gift of comfort with a sweatshirt that’s designed to be oversized! Not only is it handmade, but you can even choose it in a color you know your friend will love. This baby shower gift for mom is the perfect fit! Love this option? Consider the matching Papcado sweatshirt for dad, too!
When you have a brand new baby, drinks have a habit of going cold, as you’re constantly getting distracted by diapers that need changing or feeds that need making up. Help out mom and dad with this stylish pair of travel tumblers—they’re double wall vacuum insulated, meaning they’ll give the new parents a chance of getting a sip of their coffee while it’s still hot!
For moms heading into their third trimester, this box is the perfect present pick. Treats include an organic foot soak, rubber grip socks for hospital visits, a stylish hair wrap and headband, a coconut-enriched eye treatment, and a BumpLife wood massager, to help her relax, unwind, and enjoy the final few months of pregnancy.
This is exactly the sort of present you don’t know you’ll need…until baby comes along! Rest assured that your friend and her other half will be mentally thanking you every bath time if you choose this kneeler and elbow rest, which will make getting baby clean an infinitely more comfortable experience! It’s non-slip and quick drying, too.
There’s a range of treats in this gift box to help the mom-to-be stay relaxed during her pregnancy and enjoy this special time. The contents are designed to help first-time moms especially deal with the demands of pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and the early days. It’s available in a larger size—this option comes with additional goodies.
DIY Baby Shower Gifts
A homemade gift can be the most special gift of all, so consider these handcrafted options to deliver the real wow factor. The easy-to-follow videos that accompany each of these creative baby shower gifts mean that your masterpiece will be ready in no time!
DIY Diaper Cake
A diaper cake is a lovely addition to a baby shower: not only will its component parts be hugely useful (babies get through a LOT of diapers), it’ll look great on the center table. You can buy ready-made diaper cakes, or you could have a go at making your own: it may be easier than you thought! Use the step-by-step instructions in this video to give it a go.
Crocheted Baby Blanket
Even if you’ve never picked up a crochet needle in your life, the video below will take you slowly but surely through every step you need to take to create a beautiful, super soft blanket that’s perfect for a newborn.
Why not put together your own hamper, for a present with a personal touch? Choose gifts that directly reflect the interests and loves of the recipient, such as a miniature of her favorite perfume, or a bottle of the dad-to-be’s favorite beer. Have a look at the video below for information on how to make a beautiful gift basket to hold all the treats!
Yummy Treats for a Baby Shower Dessert Table
Think outside the box and make your gift an edible one! Contributing to the baby shower’s catering is a gift that’ll be appreciated by the parent-to-be as well as all the other guests. Watch the video below for all the inspiration you need to create an array of sweet treats for the celebration.
If you’re organizing the baby shower and want to give each guest a favor, then how about making your own? Check out this video to see how easy it is to make mini diaper favors for the attendees.
Cheap Baby Shower Gift Ideas
With most of us feeling the financial strain right now, you could be feeling guilty about not having the amount of money to spend on your friend’s baby shower gift as you’d like. But don’t worry. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to come from the heart, and there are plenty of cost-effective options that your friend—and her new baby—will love.
Here’s some inspiration for gifting on a budget.
Advice and Wishes Cards—$12.99
Pass these around to the mom and dad’s friends and family members in the weeks leading up to the baby shower itself, and present the completed set wrapped up in a bow at the celebration. It may not cost much, but this will make for an unforgettable present that the soon-to-be parents will treasure forever—and what could be better than that?
This gift will easily stand up to any of the other offerings: because who doesn’t need a Batman romper suit for their newborn? Funny, cute, and irresistible, this set will become a firm favorite with the new parents.
Made with goat’s milk and enriched with skin-loving shea butter, avocado, and sweet almond oil, a specially formulated baby soap bar like this one makes for a thoughtful and sustainable gift. These soaps are crafted by hand in small batches, and it would be hard to find a present as lovely as this one for the same price.
This super pretty baby toy is a perfect fit for tiny hands and features tags for baby to explore, too. Dispatched from a small business, it’s a gorgeous baby shower gift for those on a tight budget.
Reusable Swim Diapers—$9.99
If mom or dad loves to be in the water, then you can be sure that bump will soon be a water baby, too! Get ahead of the game by gifting a pair of reusable swim diapers that are bright, cute, comfy, and environmentally friendly, too.
Funny Baby Shower Gifts
Being a parent certainly has its ‘moments’—celebrate the bloopers, the fails, and the ‘we have no clue what we’re doing times with a light-hearted gift from this selection.
Oh Sh*t Kit—$9.99
Give the gift of humor…that’s practical, too! The Oh Sh*t Kit contains everything needed to sort out accidents on the go: there’s a diaper, a pack of wipes, a face mask, a hand sanitizer wipe, and two disposable changing pads.
Copy and Paste T-Shirts—$40.99
This pair of matching baseball shirts for father and baby son (‘Copy’ is the text on dad’s and ‘Paste’ is on son’s) will get a laugh wherever the duo goes! The garments are made from 100% cotton and are available in a range of sizes.
For the wine-loving friend who’s currently abstaining, let her know you sympathize with this wineglass to use at a later date! Each glass is handmade and, if you wish, you can also order a matching light-up bottle for when the baby arrives that includes the date and time of her birth.
Funny Baby Bib Gift Set—$16.99
All new parents quickly realize that they’re going to need more bibs than they ever thought possible; so help them see the funny side of feeding time with this collection of bibs. Slogans include ‘I Just Did 9 Months Inside’ and ‘They Put My Cape on Backwards’!
Want More? Extra Baby Shower Gift Ideas!
And if you need some inspiration, we’ve got you! For a quick pick, choose from the selection of gifts below:
- Pack of muslin cloths in organic cotton.
- Baby foot and handprint kit.
- Spa voucher for two for the soon-to-be parents.
- Subscription to a parenting magazine.
- A baby nightlight.
- A baby carrier.
- Pack of bamboo baby washcloths.
Think, too, about other things that are likely to make a big difference to the new parents. How about making a homemade Babysitting Voucher, that they can ‘redeem’ with you for an afternoon out together alone—or buy them the services of a cleaner to come into their house once a week for the baby’s first month.
Signing the soon-to-be mom and dad up for a meal delivery subscription is another great idea: there is now a range of platforms that offer delicious, organic meals in the form of either kits or ready-made options that just need heating up.
The Perfect Gifts for Baby Shower Bliss
Use the guide above to help you pick out the perfect baby shower gift that the soon-to-be parents and their baby will love. Whether you opt for a present to help mom feel pampered in her final months of pregnancy or go the practical route with a gift that’ll make feeding or diaper changing time run more smoothly, it’s sure to be appreciated.
For the best gift, keep your friend’s personality, likes, and preferences at the forefront of your mind when selecting a present. If possible, check with the other guests, too, to avoid doubling up on gifts. And don’t forget, what’ll make your friend’s baby shower perfect isn’t the gift, but having you there to celebrate with her.
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