Baby Shower Gifts

Find the perfect gift for a baby shower

Many a guest has been overwhelmed by the sheer number of possibilities when it comes to baby shower gifts. As a general rule of thumb, the best baby shower gift ideas are practical as well as heartwarming. That said, there is also room for gag baby shower gifts and presents that are purely for fun. The party's organizer should offer a baby shower gift registry, where guests can list the gifts they're giving to ensure presents don't get doubled up.

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Classic Gifts for Baby Showers

If you want to go the time-honored route, stick with safe, practical gifts, such as baby clothing, shoes, bibs and crib sets. Consult the baby registry to see what other guests are bringing or, if you'd like to get something more elaborate, pair up with another party guest and pool your money together.

A baby shower gift basket is another classic present. A typical baby gift basket includes a selection of baby care items such as powders, lotions and bath products, as well as a collection of baby toys and some clothing basics, like onesies, jumpers or booties.

Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you want to give a creative baby shower gift, you're limited only by your imagination. To get you started, here are some personalized baby shower gift ideas that are off the beaten track:

  • Feeding pillows
  • Designer diaper bags
  • Mesh bumper guards and stair gates
  • Wearable baby blankets
  • Crib shoes
  • Baby monitors
  • White noise machines
  • Booster seats

Of course, the most unique baby shower gift is the one you make yourself. If you know your way around a sewing machine, you can create homemade baby clothing that's sure to melt the expectant mother's heart. Other great baby shower gift ideas include hand-made toys and crafts, such as mobiles, for the infant to enjoy, or a selection of canned homemade baby foods that can be stored and used later.

Your choice of gift will also depend on whether this is the mother's first baby shower, or if she's already had her major shower and you're attending a smaller event. It is becoming increasingly common for a woman to be given more than one shower for each baby she has.