A new baby is on the way! The perfect baby shower gifts are out there, regardless of whether the family you love is quirky, stylish, modern, practical, innovative, or otherwise. Families truly come in all shapes and sizes — and so do gifts.
If you’re at a loss when it comes to what sort of gift to bring to the baby shower, keep reading. We’ve listed several ideas for presents for outdoor adventures, everyday use, and gifts specifically for mom or dad. Take your pick.
Baby shower gifts for outdoor adventures
A stroller is a bigger-ticket item that’s great if you’re splitting a gift with friends. For parents who love the outdoors, an all-terrain stroller that allows them to bring their tiny adventurer along for the ride is sure to be a hit.
The Bugaboo Fox 3 is our comfortable, go-anywhere, do-anything stroller for newborns and toddlers since it offers both bassinet and seat options. With four-wheel suspension and large, puncture-proof wheels, this stroller is made for a smooth ride on any terrain.
Plus, it’s so responsive that it’s on the move with just a touch. Steer with only one hand, exploring off the beaten path or navigating sidewalk rush hour with the same amount of easy peasy lemon squeezy.
2) Stroller accessories
Before we move on from the topic of strollers, a few accessories to make their stroller more functional are also another good gift option. What sorts of accessories are we talking about?
A parasol or sun canopy to provide shade while strolling, a cup holder and smartphone holder to make things accessible for mom or dad, a snack tray for the rider, or a stroller organizer to keep the necessities within arms reach.
As you can see, the options are many!
3) Hiking backpack
For hiking aficionados, a baby hiking backpack is a good gift option. Just like the right stroller, this is a gift that facilitates family escapades. With a baby (or two!) in tow and the right gear, the fun is doubled.
4) Beach tent
If they’re a beach-going family, a small beach tent for the baby makes a unique yet super-useful gift that ensures shade and sun protection for the littlest member of the family. Pair the tent with a few beach toys, and you’ve got a complete gift.
Baby shower gifts for everyday baby needs
5) Shopping cart cover
While a newborn won’t be riding in the grocery cart for some time, once a child can sit, a shopping cart cover comes in quite handy.
6) Personalized items
If you know the baby’s name, a personalized gift is priceless. And the options are endless. Consider a name puzzle, a personalized book, a monogrammed blanket, or a piggy bank, picture frame, or wall hanging with their name on it.
Snuggle time is a given. But the new baby won’t always be in mom or dad’s arms. Give them a mat for tummy time or an interactive playmat for older babies.
8) Hooded towel
What’s cuter than a baby in a hooded bath towel? Not much. Wrap a hooded bath towel with a couple of bathtime products (think: bubble bath), and you’re good to go.
9) Baby clothes
Baby clothes are a classic baby shower gift for a good reason. They’re always a hit because they’re so cute.
Need some ideas? Pajamas, clothes, booties, onesies, newborn hats, or seasonal clothes, like a tiny fur coat or styling swimsuit. If you’re not sure what the parents already have as far as baby clothes, put the gift receipt in the bag.
10) Cozy blanket
It seems that there can never be enough supremely soft, cozy blankets. For a thoughtful baby shower gift, give a baby blanket along with a nice blanket for mom or dad.
For a brand new baby, the big, wide world can be overwhelming!
Wrapping newborns in a swaddle can help soothe them, prevent scratching, and calm their startle reflex. Give the parents normal swaddles or, for a fun twist on the gift, a swaddle that looks like a burrito.
12) Play yard
If you’re planning on going in on a bigger gift with some friends, consider a play yard.
Designed for portability, the Bugaboo Stardust play yard opens in an instant. With an unclip and a pop, it unfolds in one second and folds back together in three seconds. When folded, it measures a slim five and a half inches wide and weighs 17 pounds.
On-the-go families will be glad for the Velcro closing bag, which makes it easy to pack up.
Whether they’re going from room to room, visiting friends and family, or traveling across the country, this play yard makes it a cinch.
13) Baby carrier
We already mentioned that a hiking backpack is a good baby shower gift for families that love to hit the trail. For non-hiking families, an everyday baby carrier or wrap is the ticket.
You can never have too many books for babies and kids! There are books for every type of family, and it only takes a quick internet search to find a unique read that they’ll love.
Does it even need to be said? Diapers are a good baby shower gift since the new parents will go through so many of them. Check the baby registry to find out if the family is using disposable diapers or cloth diapers and purchase accordingly.
16) Bath toys
Newborns will start with sponge baths, but within just a few months, they’ll be ready for bathtime fun! Bath toys are a simple, fun gift.
17) Diaper bag
Babies can require a lot of stuff. A stylish diaper bag or tote keeps things organized. For example, the Bugaboo changing backpack lets parents bring what they need in a bag that they’ll want to carry even when they’re not with the baby.
It’s rain-proof on the outside, spill-proof on the inside, and made with 100% recycled polyester fabric. And that’s not to mention that it attaches perfectly to almost all Bugaboo strollers.
In addition to the backpack, they’ll get a changing mat and two clutches.
18) Stuffed animal
A special stuffed, furry friend is never a bad gift for a new child. It’s an especially cute gift if you can get a stuffed animal that matches the theme of the baby shower (such as woodland animals, Pooh, bumblebees, safari, and the like).
Baby shower gifts for the parents
19) Babyproofing gear
Before they know it, the new baby is not so little anymore and is on the move. Time to babyproof! Babyproofing gear might not feel like the most exciting gift, but it sure is practical.
20) Photo props
Parents love to track their baby’s growth and let friends and family ooh and ahh over the pictures. Make it easy for them with photo props that indicate the baby’s age each month.
21) Polaroid camera
Speaking of photos, give a polaroid camera for quick prints of all those baby pictures they’ll be taking.
22) Something for mom
When you think of a baby shower gift, you naturally think of something for the newest family member. But the present doesn’t have to be for the baby.
After all, during the pregnancy, the expecting mom is doing a lot of hard work! A gift for her might be a nursing bra or something pregnancy-specific, but it could also be something purely fun and pampering.
23) Nursing pillow
If the new mom is planning to breastfeed, she’ll be grateful for a nursing pillow to keep her comfortable.
24) Unique door mat
This is a unique baby shower gift that’s sure to bring a smile to the parents’ faces: a door mat that comically announces to visitors that a baby is snoozing inside. Shh!
25) Gift cards
If you can’t seem to make up your mind, remember that you can never go wrong with a gift card. Go with a generic gift card they can spend anywhere if you’re not sure which store they prefer.
Or, make it a gift for the parents by giving them multiple gift cards to a variety of their favorite restaurants.
A baby shower gift for every family
When you give baby shower gifts, you want them to be thoughtful and communicate your love in addition to being useful for the family. With the list above, get your creative juices flowing to think of a present that’s just right for the expectant parents in your life.
Choose from gifts for outdoor enthusiasts, such as the all-terrain Fox 3 stroller or a hiking backpack, to everyday baby items, like a hooded towel, books, diapers, or a Stardust play yard. Or, go with a gift specifically for the parents, like photo props, a nursing pillow, or a doormat.
Every family is unique and special, and we think that you’ll be able to find a gift that’s as wonderful as they are!