Can buying a gift get any more confusing? What do you buy that everyone else hasn’t? How can you ensure you choose something that will be well-received?
There are seriously so many lovely and adorable gifts around that you just might want to get everything. Of course, you also want to stand out and have the best gift at the party, right? We’re going to share some tips and offer you some recommendations before you go shopping.
Baby Shower Gift Buying Guide
The best place to start is by asking the couple if they have a registry (1). It’ll be easier to know what they need that way. The gender of the baby should also help with your decision.
The time of the year also matters, depending on the size of the clothing you want to buy. If you buy winter newborn clothes during the summer, the baby will simply never wear them.
A lot of gifts, as cute as they may appear, are neither practical nor useful. Consider practical gifts that will actually be useful either for the baby or the mom. Beyond that, consider items they’ll be using for a while.
Babies grow quite fast, so it’s no use getting something that will only be useful for a month or two. Unless it’s something recurrent or disposable, like diapers and shampoos.
All else considered, don’t forget about mom. Months of waiting for the baby to arrive won’t have been easy for her. She’s going through physical, mental, and emotional changes, and she also deserves to be indulged.
You could opt to get her something that will make her feel good, pampered, and proud of what she has accomplished.
The Best Baby Shower Gifts Recommendations of 2020
From practical to funny, we have gathered some of the best baby shower gifts to make your decision that much easier. Whether you’ll be showering a boy, a girl or twins, there is something for everyone.
Unique Baby Shower Gifts
1. Baby Sleeping Door Sign
Cute, hilarious and so accurate that guests will definitely be cautious of when they come to visit. It’s wooden with a farmhouse design that will add charm to your front door and keep unwanted callers away at the same time.
The hanging rope attached to it adds to the charm and gives it a rustic look. Most people with dogs will really appreciate this, because the minute most dogs hear a knock, they go absolutely crazy.
2. Baby Delight Outdoor Chair
After a few months of staying home, the baby will be old enough to take to the beach or on a camping trip. This is the perfect chair for those occasions; the baby will be safe and secure, wherever they are. It folds up small when not in use, taking up very little space.
The harness ensures they’re comfortable and secure, while the sun canopy keeps them right in the shade. It features three stages that go from sitting to standing, so mom and dad can resume their exciting outdoor activities with peace of mind.
3. Crystal Portable Changing Pad
For moms that are always on the go, this changing pad will be a big help. It’s lightweight, portable, and folds into a bag. What’s not to like?
It’s a full changing station that comes with a detachable changing mat and is ideal for travels, daycare, or in the car. It’s waterproof and easy to clean, so diapering will be hassle-free for mom. It also has a zippered pocket to hold all the essentials.
4. Daddys Diaper Duty Apron
Dad deserves a gift as well, and this apron could be a hit. It features two hilarious “bottle nipples” for daddy that are so cute. It also comes with rubber gloves, plus a complimentary toy for the baby.
It comes pre-loaded and ready for battle and daddy will possibly have the time of his life taking care of those soiled diapers. Not to worry, he’ll get a mask with it, and some colorful clothespins as well. Cool, right?
5. Cushy Closer Door Cushion
There’s just something about opening and closing doors that sleeping babies hate. Seriously! Even if they’re deep into slumberland, the minute that doorknob clicks, they’re wide awake again.
This cushion stretches to fit both the inside and outside knobs and it comes in various color options to match the decor. No more doors waking the baby up.
Practical Baby Shower Gifts
6. Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer
Having all the baby essentials in one place is very important for mom and this caddy organizer will provide that. The uniquely-crafted caddy is made from eco-friendly materials and features a protective trim around the edges.
It’s extra large, extra firm, and features a reinforced bottom to ensure safety and durability. It contains multiple deep pockets that will allow mom to organize everything, including clothes, bottles, pacifiers, diapers and more. It’s also hand-washable, lightweight, and foldable for convenience.
7. 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub
This tub will take baby through four different stages, all of which get their own accessory. The mesh sling will hold a newborn and prevent slipping and sliding. The sit-me-up support is great for unsteady sitters, while the roomy tub goes to the toddler.
8. Infant Contoured Changing Pad
Designed for baby’s safety, this contoured changing pad is just the gift mom and dad need. It features high sides, a security strap, and a non-skid bottom, ensuring the baby doesn’t move or slip.
The foam pad is not only comfy but features an easy-to-clean double layer vinyl quilt. The material is waterproof, and all it takes is a wet cloth to wipe clean.
9. Hiccapop Wipe Warmer
Baby wipes tend to be quite cold so they give a shock to that sensitive baby skin. The next thing you know, the baby is fussy and irritable. Warming the wipes is a great solution as they’ll soothe the bundle of joy.
It’s large enough to hold a week’s worth of wipes and features a night light for those in-the-dark changes. It’s a low-voltage dispenser that comes with a detachable power adapter for convenient portability.
10. Magic Bullet Baby Care
Our list wouldn’t be complete without this baby bullet blender. Making fresh, wholesome, and nutritious food for your baby has never been this easy. It comes with refrigerator-friendly accessories to help keep the food fresh longer.
Made of non-toxic, BPA-free plastic, this is something every mom needs, to make feeding the baby a breeze. No one wants to make baby food with the blender they use to mix their mojitos right? Accessories include a batch bowl, silicone batch tray, storage cups, spatula, recipe book, and more.
Baby Shower Gifts For Girls
11. Little Me Baby Assorted Socks
Cute, warm, and happy feet, there’s nothing not to love about these socks. Made from a cotton blend, they’re not only super comfortable but durable enough to last a while.
You’ll get 20 pretty pairs that come in two sizes so baby will grow in them from zero to 24 months. You also get multiple colors and patterns that will match almost any outfit the baby girl wears.
12. 3 Pack Floral Receiving Blankets
A swaddle set is just what the new parents need to welcome their little girl into the world. Made from soft cotton material, the blankets feature no zipper, no velcro, and no snaps, so baby’s skin will be well protected.
If the mom-to-be loves flowers, these floral blankets, that include matching hats, will give her baby girl all the snuggles she’ll need. These will also be great for taking memorable photographs.
13. Hudson Animal Hooded Towel
Incredibly soft and super absorbent, this towel has a beautiful unicorn hoodie. This is the ultimate baby shower gift for girls. Made from 100 percent woven cotton.
Mom can be assured that her baby won’t be catching a chill as the hoodie will protect her. Drying up will also be fast and she can dress up as soon as she gets out of the bath. You could also opt for a fawn or pelican towel, instead of the unicorn.
14. Spasik 23-Piece Baby Layette Set
Designed in splashes of pink and white, these essentials are a must-have. This 23-piece pack features long-sleeved and short-sleeved bodysuits, a sleep sack, and receiving blankets. You also get accessories, such as hats, mittens, and burp cloths.
This is an all-inclusive gift, with the most basic essentials. All made from 100 percent cotton.
15. Newborn Baby Romper Outfit
Nothing says sassy like “daddy’s other chick,” and she’ll look absolutely dashing in this. Designed in cute pink and white, this set comes with a romper, pants, headband, and a hat.
These pieces are designed with a cotton blend. It’s a beautiful set that’s great for everyday use, special occasions, or even snapping those memorable shots.
Baby Shower Gifts for Boys
16. Monthly Milestone Blanket
A milestone blanket is a great addition to baby’s accessories; capturing their growth is awesome. It makes an ideal gift that comes with a greeting card for your congratulatory message.
It features a unique baseball mitt pattern and comes with creative props, including five erasable cards and a pen. Mom and dad can easily write the baby’s height, weight, and memorable moments, then create lovable pictures.
17. Gerber Baby Boys’ 19-Piece Set
This all-inclusive set features everything from bodysuits to caps, blankets, onesies, bibs, and more. The patterns and designs are so super adorable, you’ll be wanting a baby boy of your own.
The tabbed neckline on the bodysuits and onesies will keep the little boy comfortable and warm. The neck-to-toe zipper is practical, as changing is super easy. The fabrics are 100 percent cotton and the bibs have a little blend of polyester.
18. Peaceful Panda Sound Machine
Nap time can get a whole lot easier with this cuddly sound machine that will help soothe the baby to slumberland. With multiple relaxing sounds and melodies, mom has to be careful or she’ll be falling asleep as well.
This peaceful animal features white noise sounds and a mom’s heartbeat setting. Plus, it has melodies that will ease baby into a peaceful mode and whisk them away to dreamland. Gifts don’t get any cooler than this, and mom will especially be glad.
19. Playtex Anti-Colic Hero Feeding Set
No parent wants their newborn to have colic, but these are handy to have, just in case. They feature an anti-colic design that will reduce air ingestion, with an ergonomic design that promotes semi-upright feeding.
This set makes a great gift and comes with four wide bottles that feature superhero logos, two extra nipples, two pacifiers, a bib, and a brush. The nipples are designed to feel like mom, which makes feeding easier for baby.
20. 10-Pack Baby Washcloths
Beautiful but practical washcloths for that long-awaited baby boy, these terry cloths are extremely smooth and soft.
They come in bright colors and pretty assorted patterns and are made of durable cotton and poly fabric. They’re 9 inches square and various colors and designs are available, including pink sets. What you’ll like most is that they’re great quality, so they’ll last a long time.
Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Gifts
21. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Rash Kit
Diaper rash discomfort could start as soon as day one, so mommy needs to be ready with relief, yes? The kit contains diaper rash ointments and a diaper cream applicator. The applicator is soft and flexible, made from 100 percent toxin-free silicone.
Both the ointments and applicator are designed to be gentle on baby’s bottom and to provide a thick, smooth coverage to protect against diaper rash. It’s mess-free and hassle-free. Something parents will really appreciate.
22. Huggies Natural Unscented Baby Wipes
These wipes are super soft and designed for sensitive skin, which makes them ideal for newborns. This three pack comes with a resealable closure, to keep them fresh at all times.
What’s unique about these wipes is that they’re alcohol-free, fragrance-free, phenoxyethanol-free and paraben-free. They’re totally safe for baby, which makes for a totally happy mom.
23. Bendy Ball Rattle Toy
Bendable, grippable, and absolutely captivating, this cute toy will soon become the baby’s favorite. It provides multiple concepts that the baby will wonder about, it’s easy to grab, and features vibrant colors.
Made from BPA-free plastic, it’s safe for the baby and easy to wipe clean. You’ll also like how the size is ideal for traveling. It’ll easily fit in the diaper bag, and we’re sure both mom and baby will love it.
24. Summer Infant Nursery Care Kit
The digital and forehead thermometers will come in handy. Same goes for the nail clippers, specially designed for tiny fingers, and the doctor reference card. Other accessories include a teether, gum massager, comb, brush, finger brush, and a durable storage case.
25. Genie Diaper Pail and Refills
This is a perfect starter kit for new parents, as it offers a full year’s worth of carbon filters and diaper refills. Mom and dad no longer have to worry about replacements, which will save them tons of money and hassle.
With the ability to control odors, this pail makes changing diapers a little less unpleasant. The pail also comes with a foot pedal that allows hands-free opening.
Baby Shower Gifts for Mom
26. Amazon.com Gift Card
How about you give her something she can use however she wants? An Amazon gift card could go a long way, as she’ll get free deliveries each time she shops at the site. She’ll also receive exclusive deals and offers, and it’s redeemable towards tons of items at Amazon.
I personally received this for a baby shower gift, and saying it was super helpful would be an understatement. It comes in a cute gift bag so no worries about needing to throw it in a boring envelope.
27. YINUO LIGHT Scented Candles
When the baby arrives, mom will be all over the place, taking care of her newborn. She needs her own time as well and deserves a treat to help her relax. These uniquely designed scented candles come in a pack of four different fragrances.
She’ll get soy wax candles, with lemon, lavender, spring scents, and Mediterranean fig. They give off a pleasant and peaceful scent, to help ease her mind. Aromatherapy will work wonders for a new mom.
28. First Milestone Wine Stickers
Everyone will probably want to know where you got these. They are funny, creative, and something mommy will definitely like. These might seem meager, but they’ll possibly be one of those memorable gifts that’ll always bring a smile to her face.
They feature cutesy inscriptions such as “Mommy’s first meltdown” and “Mom’s first public tantrum.” They’re waterproof, durable and easy to stick on the bottles. Get her some bottles of her favorite wine, label them, and voila!
29. PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow
Pregnancy is no easy journey, especially during the last trimester. Sleeping becomes a rare commodity and most moms-to-be toss and turn before they can get into a comfortable position.
30. Multifunctional Travel Diaper Bag
This bag is so seriously stylish that no one will know mom’s carrying diapers and bottles. How awesome is that? It’s fashionable, large, and waterproof, so no need to worry about milk spills.
Mom can travel in style and there are so many colors to pick from as well. The bag features insulated pockets, a wet clothes pocket, and more. There’s even a tissue dispenser on the side of this bag.
Books to Give as Baby Shower Gifts
31. ToBe ReadyForLife Cloth Book
Brightly colored, super soft and equally safe, this cloth book is an incredible baby shower gift. The parents will read this book to their baby and help create a bond with them.
The colors will catch and hold the baby’s attention, and the touch and feel textures will stimulate sensory skills. It’s also educational and the child can start learning early while enhancing their imaginative and communication skills.
32. A Sweary Coloring Book
I received this book from a friend and it’s so hilarious that I absolutely loved it. Swearing is no longer appropriate because my little mockingbirds will definitely copy me, so this serves as an escape.
The book is full of sweary sayings for moms, and it’s mighty colorful. It comes in a silky-matte finish with high-quality paper stock so colors don’t bleed. It’s also perfect for all coloring and paint mediums. It may be an idea to buy a pack of coloring pencils, too.
33. Baby 411: Answers and Advice
A guide for new parents, which covers some of the most helpful topics that range from health to sleep and nutrition. The parents-to-be will get answers to most of the questions they’ll have during the first year of their baby’s life.
They’ll discover the solutions to a fussy baby, and when to call a pediatrician. This just might be one of the most useful baby shower gifts they receive.
34. Pearhead Baby Memory Book
Every parent wants to record their baby’s milestones, so why not give them something to do that with? This journal features acid-free pages and the parents can collect cherishable memories, from pregnancy through the first five years of baby’s life.
With the book comes a clean-touch ink pad, that will help display baby’s tiny hand or footprint on the cover. The book features several sections, from baby’s introduction to about mommy, about daddy, family tree, and more.
35. The Inappropriate Baby Book
Most keepsake books come with first milestones or first footsteps, but not this one. This one features some of the most hilarious things a child is going to laugh over when they grow up.
This book is totally unique and features things like “The first person you peed on was…” and other funny, inappropriate things. It’s adorable and downright embarrassing, but definitely worth it. No sugar-coating anything here.
Personalized Baby Shower Gifts
36. Personalized Baby Board Book
This book is customized for every child and all earth’s creatures will be ready to welcome them to the world. How thrilled will the child be when they see their name all over their book?
This will make a unique, special, and meaningful gift for both parents and child, and will be one of those amazing keepsakes. You can even have a dedicated page customized with the sender’s name.
37. Custom Baseball Jersey Bodysuit
A personalized bodysuit is a cool gift for sporty families and it features a name and number at the back. The lettering is made with safe vinyl and the front features a stitched baseball pattern.
Mom and dad will be thrilled to go to the match with an all-dressed baby, ready for the game. It’s made with soft cotton and comes with three snap-button closures for easy changing time.
38. Large Personalized Baby Blanket
Thoughtful, elegant, and absolutely luxurious. The bunny scroll is super cute and you can have the name of the baby inscribed. It’s ideal for celebrating the newborn’s arrival, christening, and other occasions.
It comes in different colors and there’s a wide satin border around the soft fleece blanket. It’s lightweight, yet warm enough to use all year round.
39. Personalized Baby Spoons
Beautiful and hand stamped with the baby’s name, these spoons will make their first bite memorable. They make a sweet baby shower gift and mom will truly love them.
They come in a set of four spoons with different colors. The best feature about these spoons is that they’re heat sensitive. This means that the top turns white if the food is too hot for the baby.
40. Baby Handprint Newborn Kit
Making baby’s hand and footprints has become a trend and something every parent wants to do. That’s why this will pass as a really great gift for your next baby shower party.
The kit comes with air dry clay, hole punch, ribbons, display, stencil, and even a gift box. With all these accessories, the parents can customize and personalize them with the baby’s name and birth date.
Funny Baby Shower Gifts
41. Twin Set Unisex Baby Bibs
If you’d like to gift something funny for a mom expecting twins, these bibs might be perfect. With a lovable design that says “drinking buddies” and a milk bottle right beside it, there’s nothing not to love.
Drools and spills on baby’s clothes will be a thing of the past. The bibs feature a velcro closure design that makes them easy to put on and take off.
42. Funny Pregnant Mom-to-Be Mug
This really is a funny gift that I actually got for my friend and everyone marvelled at it. It’s cute and the mug looks just as pregnant. There is a high chance this will be the hit of the baby shower event.
It’s a high-quality ceramic mug that feels quite comfortable and soothing to hold. It’s both microwave and dishwasher safe, which is a bonus! It comes with a beautiful coaster and in a colorful gift box.
43. Woodler Wooden Baby Dumbbell Rattle
Fitness fanatics will love this dumbbell rattle toy for their baby and people will wonder at the baby working out. Okay, maybe not. But it’s still cute, right?
The rattling sound and overall look of the dumbbell will pique baby’s curiosity. They might just make it their favorite plaything. It’s toxin-free and safe for babies.
44. Cute Baby Pacifiers
These pacifiers will make people do a double take on the baby because they are utterly confusing. Is that baby wearing lipstick? It’s just an adorable pacifier with cute, kissable lips.
It comes as a pack of three, that includes funny teeth, cute lips, and a mustache. Made from food-grade silicone, they’re FDA approved and totally okay for baby. The nipple is well shaped for babies and toddlers too.
45. That’s So Cute Onesie
Jokes aside, are moms really in charge? Baby begs to differ with this cute onesie. It’s unisex and will look totally adorable on the little one.
It comes in multiple sizes, as well as several colors. This onesie is made from soft cotton material and features three snap closures.
Inexpensive Baby Shower Gifts
46. 3-Piece Baby Wooden Combs
These hair brushes will pass as a thoughtful and practical gift that mommy will surely appreciate. The pack includes a natural goat-hair brush, that helps prevent cradle cap and a wooden comb that will work out knots and tangles.
The wooden bristles brush will detangle the hair while massaging and stimulating the scalp. This will not only increase circulation but relax the baby as well. You’ll definitely love how it comes ready-packed in an elegant gift box.
47. My First Year Picture Frame
These frames are perfect for baby scan photos, first day photos, and even first-year memories. It comes with an elegant design on top of an aluminum frame that makes it durable and a great bargain.
It’s a triple, free-standing frame, designed with hinges that make it easy to position. The new parents can display some of the most precious moments of their baby’s first year with style.
48. Burt’s Bees Skin Care Set
Mama needs to take gentle care of baby’s skin, and using Burt’s Bees products is a good way to do it. This super gift set includes a nourishing lotion, shampoo and wash, cream-to-powder diaper rash cream, baby oil, and buttermilk soap.
These products are all natural, formulated without parabens or petrolatum, and will protect baby’s skin from irritation. Baby will feel pampered and mommy will be happy.
49. Baby Socks Gift Set
Four pairs of super lovable socks with adorable quotes are included in this pack. If you’re a bit short of cash but still want to give something memorable as a baby shower gift, you’ve got it right here.
Made of combed cotton and spandex, these are soft, stretchable and perfect for those tiny feet. The quotes are simply too cheeky and they’ll leave a smile on everyone’s face.
50. Johnson’s Sleepy Time NaturalCalm
You know how frustrating it gets when all you want to do is catch some sleep, but the baby is wide awake? This set will be well-received and putting the baby to sleep should get so much easier.
The set comes with a baby bath, baby shampoo, and baby lotion, all containing relaxing and calming aromas. All these products are hypoallergenic and pediatrician-tested. Furthermore, the set comes in a reusable caddy with a handle.
51. Bee Inspired® Baby Oil
This gentle blend of plant-based massage oils from Bee Inspired is 90% organic, vegan-friendly and gentle on even the most sensitive skin. With Bulgarian lavender comes soothing relaxation that will have baby (and you!) off to sleep in no time.
As a bonus, the gift comes with baby massage instructions written by the professional massage therapists. Which is perfect for first-time moms.
Baby Shower Gift Baskets
52. Aveeno Baby and Mommy Essentials
Both baby and mommy need to take care of their skin and this daily care gift set will be a delightful treat. It comes with eight items that will nourish the baby and leave the mom feeling pampered all day.
The set comes with moisturizers, shampoo, soothing creamy wash and more. It all comes in a canvas tote, so you can just present these nice-to-have essentials as they are.
53. Deluxe Baby Blossom
You can spread the love by helping the parents welcome their little munchkin with this beautiful gift basket.
It’s designed to mimic a pot of flowers and comes in beautiful shades of blue or pink. The basket includes a variety of items, from pants to T-shirts and bibs. All made from 100 percent cotton, they’re safe for baby and easy to wash.
54. Baby Girl Gift Basket
Nothing says wild and free like yellow and this gift basket comes in several shades of it. This is a unique gift basket that could be used as the centerpiece of the party.
Totaling 13 pieces, including onesies, socks, and diapers that have been turned into cupcakes and “diaper babies.” It’s an all-inclusive set for that baby girl. All of it comes in a pretty little box that mom can use later to store baby’s keepsakes.
55. Twins Gift Basket
Babies are a blessing and if they’re arriving as a pair, this is the ultimate baby gift basket. It’s a blooming arrangement that comes complete with pants, blankets, mittens, bibs, socks, and other things a new parent will need for twins.
It’s not only thoughtful but practical as well. The items are well displayed and carefully assembled without using any glue. The storage basket that comes with it will also make a great storage bin in the baby’s nursery.
56. Baby Aspen Little Monkey Basket
This is a sweet, monkey-themed gift set for the newborn, which comes with a funny rattle banana. The plush monkey toy will be a friendly buddy for baby and the soft blankie will be a great addition.
Mom will receive a “baby’s sleeping” door sign and the basket can be used to store other items in the baby’s room.
DIY Baby Shower Gifts
57. DIY Toy Crates
There are tons of things you can do with a wood crate, but this is hands down one of the best. Chances are, the newborn will receive toys and the parents will buy even more, so storage is simply a must-have.
How about you create one, or two, decorated to your liking, depending on the baby’s gender? This is a personalized gift that the recipients will always remember you for. This is a nice project that you’ll totally enjoy creating for someone you love.
58. Knitted Moccasin Booties
Knitting may be an art but, worry not, the instructions are clear, even for beginners. However, it’ll help if you have some basic knitting skills.
These booties are simply too adorable not to try out and, who knows, you might learn that you actually enjoy this craft. These were made for a boy, but if you have a baby shower for a girl, or maybe even twins, you can make them accordingly.
59. DIY Baby Mittens
These hand-stitched mittens are just what mommy needs to keep her little bundle of joy toasty and warm. The directions state they’re best for 6-month-olds and up, but some instructions are given for making smaller mittens as well.
You only need some fabric and a few accessories to make it happen. No more baby scratches with these simple, yet personalized, mittens.
60. DIY Colorful Binky Clips
The main problem with pacifiers is how much babies drop them. However, this is certainly a handy way to keep them clean and healthy.
Binky clips are tiny but useful. It will be perceived as a thoughtful gift from your end. They’re quite simple to sew and you can make several in different patterns, using just small pieces of leftover fabrics.
61. DIY Quote Frame
Parents want their kids to know that they can be anything they want in life, right? Well, this frame will be a good reminder. You don’t necessarily have to print this as you can easily draw and personalize one of your own.
It features a pretty, smiley cloud that has stars hanging down on it. The stars are beautiful and quite easy to attach. Once you’re done, put it in a frame of your choice and voila, you have a gift.
Shower Her with Gifts!
We feel that any of these gifts will pass as a great baby shower gift option and be well received by the mom-to-be. However, the Amazon.com gift card allows the new mom to buy anything she wants or needs, so we feel it’s the most flexible. However, feel free to make your own choice.
If you have comments, questions or maybe your own recommendation, please get in touch with us through the comment section. Let’s meet there!