44 Unique Baby Shower Gifts for Boys, Girls and Mums (2023)

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Welcoming a new life into the world is always an exciting and joyous occasion. And what better way to celebrate than by giving a thoughtful baby shower gift that will help the parents-to-be prepare for the new arrival? But with so many baby products on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect gift. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 44 best baby shower gifts for every mom and baby, covering a range of categories and price points.

For baby shower gifts for boys, consider items like cute onesies, swaddling blankets, or a diaper caddy. If you’re looking for unique baby shower gifts for a mom-to-be, why not consider a customized baby memory book, a personalized milestone blanket, or a pregnancy journal? And for baby shower gifts for dad, items like a diaper backpack, a dad-themed baby book, or a stylish diaper bag can be perfect options.

Whether you’re looking for a practical or sentimental gift, or a combination of both, our list of baby shower gift ideas will give you plenty of inspiration for showing the new parents in your life that you care.

    • Drool and Teething Bibs

      These stylish drool bibs are 100 percent cotton on the front and 100 percent polyester on the back. They are excellent for teething babies and will help keep them completely dry. There are two nickel-free snaps on the bibs that make them adjustable for babies three to months. They are secure and difficult for an infant to toddler to unfasten.

      +13 color selections
      -Shrink a bit when washed
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      • Polar Fleece Jacket

        On-seam side pockets and a full-zip front make the fleece jacket ultra-wearable by itself or as a bundling base layer. Keep baby’s arms and head wrapped with the long sleeves and hood. There are two side pockets for small toys. Soft fleeced retains body heat and the windproof hood keeps the child warm on cold mornings.


        +Available in eight designs
        -Must hand wash
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        • JJ Cole Outdoor Blanket

          An excellent baby shower gift item is this outdoor mat that provides a comfortable, dry surface to spread out and play and is perfect for outdoor relaxation. The water-resistant fabric is usable on any surface. As a picnic mat, it folds quickly and has a sewn-in insert and strap that is adjustable for convenience.

          +Easy to clean
          -Not a lot of padding
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          • Baby Memory Book

            Gender-neutral artwork is poured out over the pages of this baby memory book. The chic design makes it a keepsake to be displayed and shared for years to come. There are sections for phases of growth from pregnancy to age five. It has lined pages for letters and journal entries.

            +Elegant linen cover
            -Not very colorful
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            • Baby Carrier

              This is the ideal carrier for newborns. The head support and adjustable seat are ergonomically designed to be used as the baby grows. Flexible and cozy fabrics comfort the little one. It is easy to put on and take off with two front-carrying options. The carrier is lightweight and ultra-soft.

              +Machine washable
              -No back support
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              • Set of Six Classic Board Books

                Many baby shower gift lists include books. This set contains some classics and has beautiful collage illustrations. The text is simple and engaging and teaches the concepts of counting, companionship, a mother’s love, actions, colors, body parts, and shapes. Each book was written by Eric Carle, an author of over 70 books for children.

                +Sturdy construction
                -Some people are confused by one book without words.
                Bonus Tips: The author is the recipient of many distinguished honors and awards.

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                • Dream Blanket

                  Let extraordinary high-quality lightweight, and breathable muslin comfort the baby. This blanket has natural durability, softness, and give. It is so cozy; it puts babies to sleep. The soft muslin is gentle on a baby’s skin and helps prevent overheating. It is a 47 x 47-inch blanket that baby will not outgrow soon.

                  +A variety of signature prints available
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                  • 5-Pack of Onesies

                    Baby shower gift ideas for guests to design include giving each of them a onesie like those pictured here and some fabric paint to design something personal for the baby to wear. They come in packs of five and are available in six sizes. The garments are made of soft cotton rib.

                    +Higher-in-front closing for easy changing
                    -May shrink a bit
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                    • The Happiest Baby on the Block Book

                      This book contains some remarkable techniques for soothing a baby and increasing sleep. It includes insights into SIDS risk, swaddling, breastfeeding, bedsharing, and infant sleep. The advice helps turn a fussy baby into a happy baby. Parents find it to be a lifeline of practical suggestions. It is infused with humor.

                      +Available in paperback, spiral-bound, Kindle, and audio book
                      -Some information repeated often
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                      • Baby Bouncer

                        Baby Bouncer Soft is a handy and lightweight baby bouncer with a soft cotton fabric seat and black frame. The ergonomic bouncer helps develop motor skills and balance. It gives the proper back and neck support that turns the bouncer into a comfy chair. There are no plugs, batteries, or charging.

                        +Flattens for transporting and storage
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                        • Stuffed Animal Security Blanket

                          After just one use, you will be a convert to this cuddly soft security blanket. It is safe for newborns and older toddlers. The blanket features an animal snuggling a soft blanket that will become a favorite at naptime or bedtime. It is made from 100 percent polyester and is 18 x 13 inches.

                          +Six cute animal designs
                          -Wash only in cold water. Do not tumble dry.
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                          • Baby Basics Kit

                            This baby shower gift tackles some not-so-pleasant baby care items. It helps with scaly skin, nail clipping, gas relief, and snot. The NoseFrida creates a seal that is gentle when used on the baby. Disposable filters prevent mucus transfer. Other items include the Gasspasser Tubes, SnipperClipper, Curve Nail File, and Derma Skin Smoother.

                            +Zipper pouch included
                            -Some parents may find the items intimidating
                            Bonus Tips: Nall Clipper allows parents to see what they are clipping.

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                            • Letters to Baby

                              There are 12 letter prompts in the thoughtful gift that encourage parents to write and seal letters to the baby and give those letters to the child later. It is an easy and cute way to provide the child with a piece of history. The concept is a fresh twist on a memory book or guided journal.

                              +Seal stickers included
                              -Pages are not removable
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                              • Maternity and Nursing Robe

                                For ultimate comfort to both Mom’s and baby’s skin, this maternity robe is a lightweight fabric that is a suitable coverup for postpartum photos, midnight nursing sessions, or lounging. Two belt positions permit wearing it during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. It is made of 95 percent modal and five percent spandex with a silk collar and tie sash.

                                +Machine washable
                                -As the robe stretches out, the length gets shorter
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                                • Belly Butter Skin Care

                                  One of the cheap baby shower gift ideas that is also very practical is this shea butter skincare product that contains Vitamin E to keep the mother-to-be’s belly supple and smooth as it stretches during pregnancy. It is 99 percent natural and scent-free, making it less likely to bother or irritate delicate pregnancy skin.

                                  +Great for bath time or bedtime routine
                                  -Does not eliminate stretch marks
                                  Buy from Amazon
                                  • Handprint and Footprint Maker

                                    This kit belongs on the baby shower gift ideas DIY list. The baby is off to college in what seems like the blink of an eye. Everything needed to capture some precious memories of the child’s hand and footprint is included in the kit. The result is a smooth clay finish.

                                    +Instruction included
                                    -Framing a bit tricky
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                                    • Healthcare and Grooming Kit

                                      The Safety 1st kit has an assortment of baby essentials that includes a cradle cap comb, brush, toothbrush, aspirator, bottle medicine dispenser, thermometer, and deluxe wrapping clutch with two easy-to-view compartments. There is also a laminated card to record important phone numbers and information that is viewable through a clear window.

                                      +One-year limited warranty
                                      -Some complaints about using the thermometer
                                      Buy from Amazon
                                      • Postpartum Recovery Essentials

                                        There are adorable gifts to give at a baby shower, but Mom will need some items for postpartum recovery. The start kit is what she will need for the first few weeks. It includes disposal underwear, instant ice Max Pads, perineal cooling pad liners, and heal foam.

                                        +Underwear stretches to size 32
                                        -Ice Maxi Pads not very absorbent
                                        Bonus Tips: An easy-access caddy keeps everything needed for trips to the bathroom within reach.

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                                        • our favorite
                                        Baby Rest Sound Machine

                                        Time-to-rise alert, sound machine, and nightlight are combined with a phone’s easy-to-use device you control. Volume level, sound, brightness, and color are customizable. Programs can be set to automatically turn off and on based on the family’s sleep schedule. It stays cool when on and has a toddler lock.

                                        +Remote control
                                        -Must enter child's age and gender to use the app
                                        Buy from Amazon
                                        • Portable Baby Lounger

                                          Use this baby lounger for tummy time, playtime, and diaper changes. It is ideal for playtime and supervised awake time. Take it along when traveling for more comfortable diaper changes. The removable cover is 100 percent cotton and machine washable. It is available in nine designs.

                                          Buy from Amazon
                                          • Fleece Baby Booties

                                            These are baby booties that will stay on Baby’s feet. They have a two-snap design that uses rugged YKK snaps for a custom fit. The booties are made of a blend of polyester and cotton that stands up well to extended wear and wash. They provide extra traction when Baby starts to walk.

                                            +Wide variety of colors
                                            -Run a bit small
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                                            • Boy's Sleep and Play Pajamas

                                              Baby shower gifts for boys include this pajama piece. It is loose-fitting to provide wiggle room for playing and sleeping. The PJs are available in sizes from Newborn to nine months. They are made of 100 percent cotton, gentle on a baby’s thin, porous skin.

                                              +Durable, soft, no-pill washing
                                              -Runs large in size
                                              Buy from Amazon
                                              • Play Gym

                                                A baby’s motor, visual, cognitive, and physical learning are of the utmost importance. The play gym provides a year of play. Five Montessori-based zones include exploring colors, hiding and finding, sensory exploration, sound-making, and focus. It includes a guide for activities that promote motor and brain development.

                                                +Easy to set up
                                                Buy from Amazon
                                                • Booster Seat

                                                  The wipeable feeding seat has a washable tray to make clean-up during messy mealtimes easier. It has a tray that holds plates 11 x 5 inches. There is a harness so the baby can sit up safely. Adjustable straps attach the seat to most dining room chairs. The seat converts to a toddler seat when the foam insert is removed.

                                                  +Supports 50 pounds
                                                  -Some issues with the straps
                                                  Bonus Tips: The booster chair can be enjoyed at home or when traveling.

                                                  Buy from Amazon
                                                  • Baby swing

                                                    Sid-to-side, gentil swaying motion comforts and soothes the baby. The swing has six speeds that allow you to find the pace that suits the baby. Head support and a plush, deep seat keep the baby comfortable and cozy. It has a small frame design that fits easily anywhere in the home. 

                                                    +Two-speed vibration
                                                    -A bit noisy
                                                    Buy from Amazon
                                                    • Bassinet Bedside Sleeper

                                                      A bedside bassinet gives the convenience and closeness of co-sleeping while providing a protected space for the baby. The sidewall can be lowered for tending to the baby without getting out of bed. It is an easy, tool-free setup that converts from a bassinet to a co-sleeper. Two breathable mesh sides allow parents to check on the baby.

                                                      + Built-in wheels and brakes
                                                      -Mattress a little hard
                                                      Buy from Amazon
                                                      • Jogging Stroller

                                                        Air-filled tires and a suspension system provide an ultra-smooth ride over any terrain for the parent you plans to remain a gymrat. Adjustable handlebars create the ideal fit for parents. The harness has a no-rethread design for easy height adjustments. An extra-large cargo basket and six storage pockets provide a lot of room for your gear. The handlebar has a cell phone pocket.

                                                        +Ultra-padded compression seat
                                                        -Snack tray and cup holder sold separately
                                                        Buy from Amazon
                                                        • Tripp Trapp High Chair

                                                          The highchair brings the baby to the table. It is best suited for six to 36 months but can hold 300 pounds. An easy to clean seat and five-point safety harness are two of its best features. When the child outgrows the set, remove it and adjust the foot and back support to achieve the perfect ergonomic angle.

                                                          +Five colors and two wood finishes
                                                          -Not easy to adjust
                                                          Buy from Amazon
                                                          • All-Position Baby Carrier

                                                            You can use the baby carrier’s inward, outward, hip, and back positions. It grows in size from Newborn to 48 months for weights from seven to 45 pounds. Extra padded shoulder straps and padded lumbar support provide comfort. The shoulder straps can be crossed or straight. It has a removable storage pocket.

                                                            +Soft and gentle fabric
                                                            -May not be suited to petite individuals
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                                                            • our favorite
                                                            Comotomo Baby Bottles

                                                            These baby bottles mimic breastfeeding to reduce nipple confusion and bottle rejection. A wide neck design allows cleaning without a brush. The body and nipple are made of 100 percent hygienic silicone. You can use sterilizers, dishwashers, microwaves, and boiling water with the bottles.

                                                            +Vents reduce colic
                                                            -Volume markers a hard to read
                                                            Bonus Tips: If the bottle leaks, check to ensure the vents are not blocked.

                                                            Buy from Amazon
                                                            • No Spill Sippy Cup

                                                              Adults and kids can use a unique baby shower gift idea. The heavyweight, no-spill cups are recycled, hard, textured plastic that can handle repeated use. They are the go-to cup for kids that you can also use for camping, outdoor weddings, picnics, and backyard parties.

                                                              -Not easy to clean
                                                              Buy from Amazon
                                                              • Breast Milk Storage Bags

                                                                Mothers who plan to breastfeed will appreciate a gift for baby shower that helps organize their freezer. The organizer ensures the oldest milk is used first. It is ideal for those who exclusively breastfeed, pump, and breastfeed or for a mother on the go. They fit perfectly in the container. They are a practical gift.

                                                                +Clever drop-down feature
                                                                -Not well-suited for bottom drawer freezers
                                                                Buy from Amazon
                                                                • Seamless Nursing Bras

                                                                  The set includes three bras, clips, and matching extenders for maximum comfort. They have one-hand access with easy drop cups to make feeding convenient. The best features are super support, wide sides, and seamless. Buttery soft fabric provides comfort and fits the changing shape. They have removable foam cups.

                                                                  +Also provide support during pregnancy
                                                                  -Straps are a bit thin
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                                                                  • Breast Care Set

                                                                    A breastfeeding journey requires some self-care support. This bundle includes safe and dry nursing pads in two versions – super absorbency and ultra-thin. There is also tender care lanolin lotion. Lanolin is made with natural ingredients that are gentle and hypoallergenic on irritated or sensitive skin. It does not have to be removed when breastfeeding.

                                                                    +Useful for those who nurse or pump
                                                                    -Does not come with a pump
                                                                    Buy from Amazon
                                                                    • Plastic baby bibs

                                                                      There is no use trying to feed a baby without a bib. This one is a workhorse. Food collects in the bottom. It is easy to clean with a sponge and some soap. The bib does not have to be laundered and will not get stained or soiled easily.

                                                                      +Comfortable, non-chafing neckband
                                                                      -Highchair tray may get in the way
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                                                                      • Goodnight Moon Book

                                                                        Besides the practical gear and clothes new parents need, this book is a delightful and functional gift for baby shower. Baby shower gift ideas for guests can be centered around the theme of this book to start a library for the baby. This book is a classic ad comforting to little children.

                                                                        +Right size for little hands
                                                                        -Some complaints about arrival condition
                                                                        Bonus Tips: A current baby shower trend is giving a book with a note written inside instead of a card.

                                                                        Buy from Amazon
                                                                        • 8 Panel Baby Play Yard

                                                                          This play yard is ideal for indoor or outdoor use for worry-free safety. It sets up and folds quickly. Non-slip pads and a carrying strap are included. The kid-tough durable plastic is difficult for children or pets to climb. It creates a little over 34 square feet of protected play space.

                                                                          +Can also be used as a safety barrier
                                                                          -Works best in a hexagonal or octagonal shape rather than a square
                                                                          Buy from Amazon
                                                                          • most popular
                                                                          Stack Up Cups

                                                                          Think again if you do not see the value in these stacking cups. They are cheap baby shower gift ideas, so you can pair them with something else if you want a gift that looks a bit more substantial. You can incorporate these simple toys into nearly any developmental level of play.

                                                                          +Good for teaching size, shapes, numbers, and colors
                                                                          -Some complaints about random color selection
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                                                                          • Learning Crawl Toy

                                                                            If you want a toy to help the baby crawl, this toy will not disappoint. The motorized crawl toy encourages and challenges the baby to crawl with sweet buzzing sounds, energetic tunes, and colorful lights. An easy-to-hold rattle wobbles but does not fall over. It has three crawl modes.

                                                                            +Sensor helps the toy avoid obstacles
                                                                            -Works best on a flat surface
                                                                            Buy from Amazon
                                                                            • Nuby Teether

                                                                              A pacifier will not soothe the gums when a baby cuts its first teeth. This teether is the ideal size for a baby to hold, and the nubs not only soothe the gums but clean food and milk residue from the teeth and gums. The teether comes in a convenient carrying case.

                                                                              +Multiple teething surfaces
                                                                              -Teether must be washed frequently
                                                                              Buy from Amazon
                                                                              • Diaper Bag Backpack

                                                                                Enjoy outdoor convenience with the four-in-one design of the diaper bag backpack. It is a fashion bag, a portable crib, a changing station with changing pad, and a compartment for supplies. The pack is made of 3000 Oxford fabric that is durable and waterproof. Despite being sturdy, it is lightweight.

                                                                                +Available in four colors
                                                                                -Some issues with the zipper
                                                                                Bonus Tips: There are 16 function pockets.

                                                                                Buy from Amazon
                                                                                • Milestone Blanket

                                                                                  The design of this milestone blanket is cute and trendy. It serves the purpose of a baby shower gift for boy or girl. Capture the baby’s growth milestone from one month to a year. The 50 x 40-inch blanket is ideal for a baby photo. It is made of high-quality, super soft fabric.

                                                                                  +No questions asked refund or return policy
                                                                                  -A 4.8-star rating with no negative comments
                                                                                  Buy from Amazon
                                                                                  • Cotton Rope Diaper Basket

                                                                                    Baby shower gift baskets are an excellent choice for giving small items needed for the baby and presenting them in a lovely package. This one is a diaper basket with three organized spaces for necessities. The durable cotton rope is soft and looks fashionable. The gray area is stain-resistant to reduce the cleaning of the diaper caddy.

                                                                                    +29 items packed in the basket
                                                                                    -Sides are a bit flimsy
                                                                                    Buy from Amazon
                                                                                    • Wubbanub Pacifier

                                                                                      The pacifier is attached to a plush toy to help keep the device in the baby’s mouth. In the early days, the animal can be wedged between items to support the pacifier accessible if it falls from the baby’s mouth. When the baby is a older, it can easily grab it.

                                                                                      +Durable construction
                                                                                      -A little hard to clean
                                                                                      Buy from Amazon

                                                                                    Frequently Asked Questions

                                                                                    What are some unique baby shower gifts for a mom-to-be?

                                                                                    Some unique baby shower gifts for a mom-to-be might include a personalized baby book, a baby milestone blanket, a nursing cover with a stylish pattern, or a baby carrier that allows her to be hands-free while still snuggling her baby.

                                                                                    What are some affordable baby shower gifts for guests?

                                                                                    Small items like baby socks, pacifiers, bibs, or burp cloths, as well as handcrafted gifts like candles with baby shower themes or baby food, are some examples of inexpensive baby shower gifts for guests.

                                                                                    What are some baby shower gifts that are especially suited for a boy?

                                                                                    A charming onesie with a boy-themed design or message, a collection of cuddly animal toys, or a personalized blanket with the baby’s name embroidered on it are some baby shower gifts that are especially appropriate for a boy.

                                                                                    What are some baby shower gifts for a dad-to-be?

                                                                                    Some baby shower gifts for a dad-to-be might include a diaper backpack that he can carry easily, a baby carrier that’s designed specifically for dads, or a book on fatherhood that can help him feel prepared for the journey ahead.

                                                                                    What are some baby shower gifts for the mom-to-be herself?

                                                                                    Some baby shower gifts for the mom-to-be herself might include a luxurious bathrobe or slippers for cozy nights in, a pregnancy journal to help her document her journey, or a gift card for a massage or spa treatment to help her relax and unwind.


                                                                                    The items listed above are helpful for those clueless about the things that belong on baby shower gift lists. Prices range from cheap baby shower gift ideas to baby shower gift ideas for guests to combine resources to purchase. Choices were selected based on being a unique baby shower gift and ranking high in popularity among those who have purchased the items.