Adorable Baby Shower Gift Ideas For Moms To Be
By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego
Gift registries are a great way to give the mom-to-be a practical present, but for anyone looking for a unique baby shower gift, think outside the (gift-wrapped) box. Since some parents-to-be are forgoing in-person baby showers due to the pandemic, you might not even have a registry to defer to! With or without a registry, the best baby shower gifts come from the heart, offering a sweet way to remember your friendship and make mom smile. Below we’ve rounded up some cute gift ideas for a baby shower and the mom-to-be that will get you inspired.
Baby Shower Gifts for a Good Night’s Sleep
A good night of sleep is priceless for new parents! A baby shower gift focused on helping mom and baby get the sleep they need will always be appreciated. You can put together a gift basket with a sleepytime theme including a swaddle, baby blanket, nightlight, and baby book, or opt for one big gift. Mobiles can be a special addition to any nursery, just make sure to find out the nursery theme first.
Bath Time Baby Shower Gifts
While it’s called a baby “shower,” the bath is how newborns will be getting clean! If you already have a favorite infant bath setup, that you can make a great gift for a new parent. Or, just put together a gift basket with bath necessities. Functional gifts like baby shampoo can be combined with adorable gifts like a rubber ducky and hooded towel for a cute baby shower gift that mom will love.
Baby Shower Gifts for Dinner Time
Bibs are a great baby shower gift because they are both practical and can be adorable with cute sayings or designs. For the health-conscious mom, an organic baby food cookbook and reusable jars will help inspire her to make her own baby food. Busy moms will also appreciate the gift of a food delivery service, so she won’t have to grocery shop and cook for herself! HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and Freshly are all great options, depending on what is available in your area.
On the Go Baby Shower Gifts
Moms who are always out and about will love a gift of baby travel gear. There are tons of useful big-ticket items like a travel crib, portable highchair, or pack and play. For a less expensive baby shower gift, opt for a nursing cover-up or travel changing mat. To help parents keep their spontaneity, put together a grab and go diaper bag prepacked with all the necessities that they can leave in the car for a last-minute road trip.
Personalized Baby Shower Gifts
Any baby shower gift that is personalized with the baby’s name is sure to be a favorite of the mom-to-be! Personalized gifts for the little one are easy to order online, whether it’s a baby book, blanket, or teddy bear. And mom will appreciate personalized jewelry like a pendant or bracelet charm with her new addition’s birthstone.
DIY Baby Shower Gifts
It’s time to get crafty! There are tons of fun DIY baby shower gifts that will wow the parents-to-be. One of the most popular is to create a DIY diaper cake, a practical and charming gift idea. For bonus points, use several different diaper sizes so there’ll be a variety of diapers available as the baby grows out of the newborn sizes. Or, opt for a customized “mommy survival kit” with items like coffee, headache medicine, stain remover, and chocolate.
Gift Ideas for a Gender Neutral Baby Shower
Not all baby shower gifts have to be pink or blue! If you don’t know the baby’s gender, there are plenty of adorable unisex baby shower gifts to choose from. A baby foot and handprint set will help the parents-to-be capture the tiny fingers and toes of their newborns. Or, a rattle toy, pacifier clip, bandana bib, or classic toy-like wooden blocks, will all celebrate the new bundle of joy, no matter the gender.
Baby Shower Gifts for the Mom-to-Be
If this is mom’s second or third child, she probably already has most of the basics. Instead, remember that parents deserve to be pampered as well! Gift the mom-to-be a prenatal massage or a cute pair of (nursing friendly) pajamas or slippers. A spa-themed gift basket with bath salts will help soothe mom’s aches before and after birth. Gifting housekeeping services make for an indulgence that parents will appreciate!