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Thoughtful Personalized Baby Gifts

a line of baby blankets folded and draped over hangers. The blankets have names embroidered on them

If you’ve ever received an invitation to a baby shower or found out someone close to you was expecting, one of the biggest questions is what to get them. There are more baby products on the market than we can keep track of, and some of them will make you wonder what they are even used for. So instead of getting overwhelmed by all the items out there, buy something more thoughtful and customized for the new baby. Here are some personalized baby items sure to make great gifts.

Purchasing a Baby Gift

Even though these gifts will make wonderful presents at a baby shower, they can also be great for a new parent to purchase for their little one. Below are a few key points to think about before you buy anything:

  • Use: While not all personalized baby gifts can actually be used, why not try to make sure the one you buy can be? From rattles to blankets to stuffed animals, there are plenty of personalized gifts out there that also serve a purpose.
  • Size: Babies grow quickly, so if you want your gift to follow the little one into toddlerhood, be sure to buy something larger or appropriate for the specific time or age you have in mind.
  • Safety: There a few people more worried than new parents (especially first-time parents), so make sure anything you purchase is safety certified—no dangerous small parts or strings attached.
  • Nontoxic: Things such as teethers or binkies will be in the new baby’s mouth a lot, so make sure they are safe and nontoxic, especially free of anything like BPA.

Most Popular: berry bebe Personalized Baby Blankets

pink and gray baby blanket with name

This blanket is made of durable soft plush Minky material for an extra cozy feeling and a design that stimulates a baby’s senses, which is critical for development. There is a personalization option to have the little one’s name embroidered right on the blanket while giving them a soft cuddly present that is available in multiple colors and one they can grow attached to. The size is ideal for nursery cribs and strollers or even as a layering blanket. Because of the soft Minky material, this blanket is machine washable and will retain color while never being too warm in the summer yet perfectly cozy in the winter.

Best Brush and Comb: Precious Gift Company Personalized Baby Brush and Comb Set

white baby brush and comb with pink ribbon

Customizable to include the baby’s name in multiple fonts (with multiple add-ons available such as blankets, pacifiers, sippy cups, and gift boxes), this set is sure to delight any new parent. Suitable for ages 0-3 years, the brush is made with soft nylon bristles to never irritate little scalps and to gently untangle hair with a satin ribbon for added cuteness.

Best Brush and Comb

Personalized Baby Gift - Baby Brush and Comb Set, Suitable for Ages 0-3 Years, New Baby Gift

This brush with soft nylon bristles and additional gifts to include make this ideal for almost any parent.

Best Stuffed Animal: Ella Bella Boutique Personalized Birth Stat Elephant

stuffed gray elephant with baby name and birth info on ears

What better way to commemorate the birth of a little one than an adorable plush elephant with their name, birth weight, birth height, and birth date right on the ears. Large enough to be a snuggle buddy for years to come or a cute photo prop, all letters are applied using high-quality vinyl and a heat press to make sure they last.

Best Stuffed Animal

Personalized Birth Stat Elephant

An adorable and soft elephant perfect for snuggling or birth photos with the baby's name and birth information.

Best Book: I See Me! Goodnight Little Me Personalized Book

colorful page of book with multiple illustrated characters

Is there a better way to unwind before bed than with a story? And how about a story where your little one gets to see his or her first and last name right on the pages! This book is customizable to include your kiddo’s first and last name, their birth date, the year the book will be given, and even the sender on a dedicated page. Their name will also be throughout this personalized story and even within some illustrations.

Best Book

Personalized Bedtime Story for Babies & Kids - I See Me! (Hardcover)

This book not only allows for a dedication page but also puts your child's name right in the story and illustrations.

Best Toy: Panny & Mody Personalized Name Baby Keepsake Rattle Teether

displayed multiple beaded teether rattles with baby names

With multiple colors to choose from and the option to have a name placed on it or not, this cute rattle will become an educational and developmental toy. Helping your little one with tactile, aural, fine motor, and visual development, this rattle can display the little one’s name and is made with both silicone and wooden beads with various shapes and colors. Designed to be easy to grasp and provide teething relief, it is cute and functional. This toy is free from BPA, phthalate, latex, lead, and metal.

Best Pacifier: Precious Gift Personalized Pacifier and Pacifier Clip

personalized blue pacifier and strap

With three nipple shapes available as well as multiple colors and sizes, this pacifier set is fully customizable and sure to be used and enjoyed. BPA-free, it can be sterilized and comes with a cute clip to help keep it close by. The laser-engraved name will last and soothe the new family addition.

Best Pacifier

Personalized Pacifier and Pacifier Clip Pink (0-6 or 6-18 Months) BPA-Free CAN BE STERILIZED 3 Nipple Shapes (0-6 Months)

Multiple nipple shapes, sizes, and colors mean a fully customized and useful pacifier set.

Best Outfit: People People Customized Unisex Baby Onesie & Beanie

multiple displayed white onesies with names and characters

This 100% cotton outfit is available in multiple sizes with eco-friendly and water-based ink. The expandable neckline on the onesie means it’s easy to put on and take off with convenient snap closures for fast diaper changes. There are multiple adorable animals to choose from to print onto the onesie, from dinosaurs to giraffes to narwals, and there are multiple fonts to choose from to make this onesie and beanie set as special as the little one wearing it.

Alesha Billie Alesha Billie
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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