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The Best Gifts to Bring to a Baby Shower

a spread of cute baby items including an outfit, a teddy bear, wipes, and blankets

Baby showers are an exciting thing to get an invitation to—they’re literally a celebration of a new little baby! But figuring out what to get the new parents and their new addition can be difficult. You want to get it right! And if you’ve never had kiddos before, it can be all the more difficult. If you are a fellow parent, you could gift your favorite baby item from when your kids were little, but sometimes you just want something a little different! Below are our favorite baby shower gifts that are sure to impress any new parent and bring a smile to their face.

Purchasing a Baby Shower Gift

How do you know you’re getting the best gift? Registries can be a great start, and more and more parents are opting to make one, but if you’re attending a baby shower without one, consider these few points:

  • Purpose: Even though just about everything looks adorable when you’re shopping for babies, it’s also a good idea to make sure those cute things serve a real purpose (otherwise, they might go unused and left on a shelf).
  • Clothing Size: Parents will receive a lot of newborn clothing (almost more than the new baby will wear), so if you decide on clothing, it might be a good idea to go up a size, preparing the new parents for that next phase.
  • Use: Make sure whatever you purchase is easy to use—parents will already have their hands full with a new baby. They don’t want something difficult to use!

Top Choice: Amazon Gift Card in a Welcome Baby Gift Box

pop-up smiling zoo animals and sun in blue card box

Nearly everyone loves getting a gift card to one of their favorite places—like Amazon! If you’re having a hard time deciding what to get or if you want to make sure the new parents can get anything extra they might need, there is nothing wrong with opting for a cute gift card (in an even cuter box). With a completely customizable dollar amount and without an expiration date, this card will help ensure the new parents aren’t missing anything. There is the option of adding a customizable gift message to the card, and the card itself comes fixed inside the adorable pop-up envelope.

Top Choice

Amazon.com Welcome Baby Gift Box

This gift card comes in a cute pop-up gift box with a customizable amount and an optional message.

Best Diaper Caddy: Lily Miles Baby Diaper Caddy

gray diaper caddy open to reveal diaper changing supplies

This large diaper caddy, which is also available in brown and blush, has plenty of space to organize all of a baby’s essentials. Designed to be both portable and light, this diaper caddy can have everything you need for a diaper change, bathtime, playtime, or any time in between. Made of quality polyester fabric, this caddy is water-resistant and durable, so it is ideal for everyday use. There are three sections that are conveniently divided with removable inserts and that will easily fit boxes of wipes or other changing essentials. Eight exterior pockets provide additional easy-to-access storage.

Best Diaper Caddy

Best Sock Set: Mommachi Baby Gift Set Socks

displayed printed baby socks in front of box

Soft to the touch, these baby socks come in a pack of four with unique and original quotes printed on the bottoms: “If you can read this, bring me some milk,” “Don’t make me cry; you wouldn’t like it when I cry,” “50% mom 50% dad, 100% perfect,” “Of course I’m cute, just look at my mom.” Made of cotton to never irritate a baby’s delicate skin, there is also a touch of spandex for a little bit of stretch. The quotes offer an added nonslip feature, and the colors make each pair of socks gender-neutral, so any new parents can adore them.

Best Sock Set

Best Baby Care Set: Baby Box Shop Baby Shower Hamper

cream-colored baby case open to display teddy bear and other baby supplies

No more worrying about a great gift to get the new parents! This cute set has everything they will need to make a baby warm and cozy after a bath, including a keepsake box with “New Baby” printed on the front, a steel clasp fastener, a cute design on the opening lid, and a handle for easy transporting. It also comes with a super-soft and cuddly teddy bear and a 100% cotton swaddler.

Also included are a onesie, socks, a cotton bib, a washcloth, a packet of wet wipes, and a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, soap, a baby brush and comb set, and two diapers wrapped with a satin ribbon.

Best Baby Care Set

Best Blanket Set: Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Plush Blanket with Toy

stuffed deer displayed by rose-printed baby blanket

This set is available in three cute colors, each coming with an adorable new stuffed buddy for the baby as well as a soft blanket. The blanket and plush toy are both made of high-quality material that is ultra cozy and plush to help the new little one drift off to sleep. They are both ideal for everyday use and come packaged with a cute ribbon that makes them ready to gift!

Best Blanket Set

Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Plush Blanket with Toy, Fawn, One Size

A soft and plush blanket with a cute and snuggly buddy.

Best Outfit: Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Cotton Rompers

gray baby romper with milk and cookie design

These machine-washable rompers are available in so many cute prints and colors that it will be hard to decide which one to get! Also available in multiple sizes, the cotton rompers can be worn just about anywhere. They are designed to be comfortable one-pieces that are cozy for all-day wear and ideal for warmer temperatures.

Best Outfit

Hudson Baby Unisex Cotton Rompers, Milk Cookies, 3-6 Months

A cute romper ideal for warm weather with multiple adorable prints and colors.

Best for Mom: SILLY OBSESSIONS Gift Box for Mother

mothers gift box open to display gift contents

Don’t forget about the mom! This colorful box has been hand-designed to make a new mom feel extra special. Everything inside is protected with a bed of crinkle paper to make sure it arrives just as it was packaged. The set includes a genuine sterling silver necklace with a pendant that is enclosed in a clamshell box and features a gorgeous flower design, a mug to let the mom know how important she is by listing her great qualities, a pair of high-quality cotton socks to keep her feet warm, a luxurious candle, a laser-engraved mirror, and a cosmetic travel bag with a golden zipper ring.

Best for Mom

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Alesha Billie is a momma to three kiddos (unless we count the furry ones) who has been writing and researching for over 15 years. After a start as a romance ghostwriter, she's written countless full-length novels in addition to articles, blog posts, advertorials, memoirs, and eBooks. Read Full Bio »
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