Baby Showers are such a sweet celebration. It’s an exciting time for mom to start preparing for her little one’s arrival.
I always struggle with giving the perfect gift… because either everything on her registry has been purchased or it’s out of my price range! So I try to find something that no one else will bring. Something practical. When you look for practical baby shower gifts, make sure it is something that parents will use over and over again.
You will want to keep in mind what mom-to-be’s lifestyle is like. If she is an organic momma, let her pick out some of the topical products. If she’s a busy and working mom, find things to help her minimize the amount of time spent cleaning up after baby. I think you get the idea!
16 Practical Baby Shower Gift Ideas:
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Household Gifts & Accessories
Especially as baby grows older, parents will be needing a lot more in the kitchen. Give them some of these essentials, such as plates, sippy cups, and dishwasher racks. They will be so thankful to have these necessities down the road!
1. Baby and Toddler Feeding Set
This Feeding set is completely dishwasher safe making it really easy to clean up all those spills that you know they will have. The pockets make it perfect for food to fall into so it doesn’t get all over that little munchkin. This is a must have for any parent.
2. Dishwasher Basket
We all know how frustrating it is to lose those little spoons and forks in the bottom of the dishwasher. This basket makes it really easy to wash all of your sweet baby’s plates, cups, and silverware in the dishwasher. No one has time to hand wash all those dishes when there is a little terror running around the house.
3. Swaddle Blankets
Swaddle blankets are most likely the cutest and most versatile gift you can give new moms!
Many moms use them for a nursing cover, on a changing table to take the chill off, stroller shade, and a play mat! They are so much more than just for swaddling!
4. Wet Bags
These little bags have so many uses! Many cloth diaper momma’s use these, but they also make a great way to carry clean clothes and a place to put the soiled ones. Parents will find so many uses for these versatile little bags!
5. Noise Machine
My parents would have been so grateful to have received this for my baby shower….. they actually recorded a tape of the vacuum cleaner running to help me sleep!
This noise machine will help to mimic the sounds in mom’s belly, which will soothe and calm their new little one!
6. Wrap Carrier
These wrap carriers are a game changer! You can be hands free while grocery shopping, walking around at events, and even while cooking dinner!
Homemade & DIY Gifts
For those of you who are crafty, these can be some of the most memorable gifts mom will receive
7. Hats & Clothes
Whether you like to knit, crochet, sew, or cross stitch, you can make so many adorable hats and clothes. Often times these items will be past down for generations as well!
Whether you are a talented quilter or just learned how to crochet, making a baby blanket can be such a special keepsake!
Useful Books For Baby and Momma
9. For Baby:
Give a few of you or your child’s favorite books! Write on the inside cover so they will always remember you, when they read it! You could add a little stuffed animal or lovie that coincides with your books!
(This was my favorite book that my dad would read to me before bed! )
10. For Momma:
If you are a momma, give her some of your favorite books that helped you grow through your journey of motherhood.
My favorite book to give expecting mom’s is “Only Love Today” by Rachel Macy Stafford. This isn’t a book that needs to be read in order and each section is a quick 2 minute read… that is sure to encourage her, to enjoy the little moments.
If you have been around the blog for a bit, you know I love Lily Nichols and her book “Real Food for pregnancy!” This has so much knowledge that will not only carry her through pregnancy but through the healing process of postpartum!
You could pair a book with a gift card for coffee, a little spa set, or even a one line daily journal!
DIY Gift Sets and Gift Baskets
11. Emergency Car Baby Bag
A small diaper bag with all the things should could forget – pascifer, extra pair of clothes, teether, swaddle, wipes, bib, baby powder and lotion!
12. Baby Proofin’
You probably remember what it’s like to all of a sudden need to baby proof the whole entire house… this is something that parents aren’t necessarily thinking of when they bring home their newborn. This baby proofing gift set will come in super handy once baby is getting mobile!
13. Your Favorites
If you are a momma, you probably have some products that are your absolute favorite! Include all those things in one set! So often the items we love, are the things we wouldn’t think to put on a registry!
14. New Parents Gift Set
Although this celebration is about the baby, parents could use a little reminder that they are important too! Include a gift card to dinner and a movie… and offer to watch the baby for them!
15. Newborn Photography Session
Especially if parents are on a budget, this isn’t something they think about nor will they spend the money on. Surprise them with a professional photo session so they can capture all the memories of their little one!
Below is a Pinterest friendly photo…. So you can pin it to your Baby Board!!
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