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Great Gift Ideas for Baby Showers

Updated on February 22, 2018

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Going to a baby shower and need a perfect gift idea? Maybe the mommy to be didn't register or you want to go off register. Maybe you don't have a baby and have no clue what new mothers and babies need. Don't worry! You will find the perfect baby gift here. Below are some of the must have items for new mothers and babies.

Additionally, if you are an expectant mother and have no idea what to register for as you expect your first baby, this page will offer you a great list of ideas of gifts to register for.

So whether you are attending a baby shower or expecting a child, check out this list for great baby shower gift ideas.

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether

Sophie is a great baby shower gift idea! Babies loves Sophie, who is a cute & adorable teether. She is the perfect size and shape for little hands to hold onto and chew on when going through the painful process of teething. Parents will love that they can rest easy knowing that Sophie is BPA free and 100% safe for their children to chew on. Sophie is a great baby shower gift so that new parents are prepared for a fun and enjoyable toy & teether to give their new baby when he or she is teething.

Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad

A contoured changing pad is a great baby shower gift ideas. New mommies may be nervous about changing their new babies in the beginning, but a contour changing pad will but those fears to ease. The contoured changing pad below is designed to ensure the baby is comfortable while being changed and that the baby is positioned for easy cleaning. All babies need their diapers changed and the contoured infant changing pad is a great and thoughtful gift for new mommies.

Spoons for Infants

Newborns may not start out eating solid food, but once babies get a bit older they will start eating baby food. These spoons are perfect for starting infants on baby food--they are ergonomically designed so they are comfortable for parents to hold and they are perfectly shaped so that they can reach the bottom of food jars. When buying gifts for baby showers, people tend to focus on only getting gifts for newborns and forget that new parents will need supplies for their babies as they age. It's always a great idea to think about gifts for as the babies age so that parents will have stuff for their baby as they grow throughout the first year.

Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym

Moms & dads love this activity gym! It offers babies hours of playtime and entertainment. Babies are endless entertained by music, lights and toys that come with this great Rainforest themed activity gym.

Spinning Drying Rack for Bottles

It is vital that baby bottles are completely dried after washing to prevent the growth of bacteria. This spinning drying rack is perfect for new moms so that all the baby bottles from infancy to toddler years are able to dry efficiently without taking up counter space. This is a great and thoughtful baby shower gift that will get tons of use!

Waterproof Fitted Crib Pad

There's no question that there will be plenty of accidents with babies, so a waterproof fitted crib pad is a great gift for new parents so that they crib mattress is protected. This mattress pad is great as it will fit crib and toddler mattresses, that way as the baby grows and starts toilet training, the mattress will still be protected as accident are guaranteed. This mattress pad is quilted so it is incredibly comfortable as well.


Babies spit up and need to be cleaned up after all of the time. New mommies can never have enough washcloths and burping cloths in order to catch spit up and clean up after it. Washcloths are also great for bathing new babies.

Infant to Toddler Tub

An infant to toddler tub is an excellent baby shower gift as it grows with the baby and lasts past the newborn stage. Infant to toddler tubs provide the baby with a safe, secure environment at bath time.

BPA Free Bottles

Whether a new mommy is going to breast feed or use formula, she can always use baby bottles and you want to make sure that any bottle is BPA free. These bottles are BPA free and thus a great baby shower gift.

Reusable Baby Food Containers

A new trend in child rearing is to make your own baby food. Many mommies and daddies forego the traditional store bought baby food and instead whip out the blender to make fresh, organic baby food free from preservative. For those parents that want to make homemade baby food, these reusable freezer containers are a great gift. Rather than making baby food everyday, moms and dads can make a large batch and freeze them to be used at a later date.

Baby Einstein Take Away Tunes

The Baby Einstein Take Away Tunes plays baby-friendly versions of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini. This helps to promote a baby's appreciation of music and auditory development. Baby Einstein Take Away Tunes is especially convenient because it is portable and it is also a winning gift because it helps promote visual perception with a colorful light display that dances in time with the music.

Rainforest Jumperoo

The Rainforest Jumparoo is an excellent jumper that rotates and allows babies to with its various attached toys while safely jumping in place. The Jumparoo also stimulates babies with lights and sound that are motion sensitive. The Rainforest Jumparoo is an excellent gift that entertains and stimulates babies while keeping them safely in one place so that mommy can get much needed tasks and chores done.

Boppy Pillow

The Boppy pillow is a great pillow which offers support for infants while moms are nursing. The Boppy makes nursing more comfortable for moms and babies and is a great and considerate baby shower gift.

Breast Pump

For busy new mommies that plan to breastfeed, a breast pump is a great gift. Breast pumps can be particularly expensive, so giving it as a baby shower gift will be greatly appreciated. Breast pumps allow mommies to pump breast milk when their baby is not feeding to have for later and it allows new mommies to return to work quicker but still breast feed

Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator

This may sound gross, but the Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator is a great gift. Babies often get congested and cannot blow their nose. The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator is an easy, effective, and hygienic way to suck the snot out of a baby's nose. Don't worry--there is a filter that prevents mommy or daddy from getting any snot in their mouth. It may seem gross, but in a desperate time, new parents will be happy to turn to this when their newbown is having trouble breathing.

Cradle 'n Swing

It's no secret that movement helps babies sleep and what does a new mom need more than a few minutes of her baby sleeping to either catch some "zzz's" herself or get things done around the house. The Cradle 'n' Swing provides a snug and secure place with movement and sounds that is comforting to babies and keeps them calm. Mommies will feel safe knowing their baby is secure and comforted while they get things done around the house or take a nap.


Every new mother can use diapers! While not the most glamorous or fun gift, definitely the most useful! Diapers are expensive and babies go through them like crazy. So at your next baby shower, why not get the mommy to be a few boxes of diapers? She'll definitely appreciate it!

© 2013 Maya Frances


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