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It’s finally happening: Your BFF is having a baby! It’s a journey you’ve followed along with so closely that you can’t help but be over-the-moon excited, right along with her. You saw the pregnancy announcement and it was adorable. Then came the baby shower invitation and it was swoon-worthy. Now? The shower date looms closer and it’s time to match all that cuteness with the picture-perfect baby shower gift.
You’re looking for something one-of-a-kind — something that shows how much you care and reflects your friend’s style, but won’t be something she’ll get five other versions of, too. It’s cool. Wipe that sweat off your brow and calm your beating heart, because we’ve got you covered with the best baby shower gifts around.
From unique, one-of-a-kind statement presents to thoughtful, homemade items, there’s something here for every mom-to-be, whether it’s her first child or her third. This curated collection is full of gifts that hit that sweet spot in between stylish, useful, and budget-friendly.
So sit back, relax, and scroll on to find the perfect baby shower gift …
1. Handcrafted Gifts
Don’t have the time (or patience) to DIY something, but want a gift that’s unique and made by hand? Check out these exquisitely crafted gifts from small business owners that are as pretty as they are thoughtful.
This sweet, handcrafted embroidery hoops says it all: “You are our greatest adventure.” It’s the perfect addition for any nursery.
Clay Star Wall Hanging
This handcrafted gift has the added bonus of being personalized and is the perfect gender-neutral complement to any baby’s room.
Cuddle and Kind Doll
These ethically produced, hand-knit dolls are not only plush and adorable, they also provide 10 meals for children in need for every one purchased.
Monthly Milestone Blanket
Help mom track everything from that first day home to that very first birthday — and beyond — with this creative milestone blanket. It’s perfect for snapping Instagram-worthy photos of their baby and can also be used to track their next pregnancy.
My Little Joy Floor Cushion
These handcrafted at-home floor cushions are super comfy and super style, and can be used as baby grows.
2. Just For Mom
If you’re a busy mom yourself, then you know that sometimes the best gift is the kind you don’t have to leave your house to get. Even better, new moms will love having these life-savers shipped right to their door.
Get all the ingredients for a delicious dinner delivered directly to their doorstep. Easy-to-follow recipes and farm fresh food, combined with options for every diet and pallet, make this the perfect gift.
Healthy snacks are straight-up fuel for the breastfeeding mom, and there’s nothing better than not having to go to the store to stock up on them. Nature Box has hundreds of unique products with real, simple ingredients and new choices every month.
Time to celebrate Baby’s arrival! Winc offers a customized selection of wines delivered to your door every month. All the mom has to do is answer a questionnaire to get personalized wine recommendations, and then sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass once it’s shipped to her. She’s earned it.
Ipsy Glam Bag
Every new mom deserves to feel gorgeous, and you can make that even easier by sending her five spanking new beauty products every month. Plus, each month’s items come in an adorable bag!
Shopping for clothes can be hard post-pregnancy. Make it more approachable for the new mom-to-be with a subscription to Wantable. She’ll be able to take a style quiz, get clothing delivered right to her door, and send back whatever she doesn’t want. How awesome is that?
Available from Wantable, $40/month
3. DIY Gifts
Want to add your own personal touch? Get crafty with these do it yourself gifts. The mom-to-be will appreciate the love and work you put into it and you get the satisfaction of creating something truly unique.
That baby is going to be eating. A lot. Whether the new mom plans on breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, she’ll need a few essentials while she’s in that rocking chair. So start with a cute basket and fill it with all the things she’ll need within reaching distance. For example: A few snacks, water bottle, gum, nipple cream, a notepad and pen for recording precious moments, magazines or book, extra pacifiers, and burp cloths.
Baby Shower in a Box
Can’t make it to the shower? No sweat — Martha Stewart has you covered with this genius idea to mail a themed gift box to the mom-to-be. The crowning glory? A helium-filled balloon that pops out of the box when she opens it. (via MarthaStewart.com)
Baby Sleeping Sign
If you have a child or have ever accidentally woken one up, then you know how vital this sign is. For an extra-personalized touch, match the sign color to the nursery décor.
Every mother knows the value of a good burp cloth. And while there are certainly plenty of good ones you can purchase, the very best are those made by hand with love! Never made one before? Give these super easy DIY burp rags a whirl. (via Life With My Littles )
Don’t feel like sewing? Try this adorable button monogram letter. You can match the colors to the baby’s nursery and all you need are a few supplies and a little bit of time! (via Culdesac Cool)
4. Keepsake Gifts
Every new mom wants to treasure their baby’s milestones. Whether it’s cherishing a photo of their first steps or their first lost tooth, every moment is a memory. Find the perfect way to help mom-to-be appreciate those memories with these great keepsake gifts.
Charming and useful, this baby “briefcase” will help Mom and Dad keep all those important baby documents organized and easily accessible.
The Magic Hanky
This baby bonnet is perfect for baby showers and christenings. It comes with a touching poem and can be kept and turned into a “something old” for the little one’s future wedding.
Kate Spade Jewelry Keepsake Box
Choose a gift to house all those precious memories like baby’s first lock of hair, hospital bracelets, or their first tooth.
MixBook Photo Album
Pictures are worth a thousand words, and you can bet Mom’s camera roll will be filled to the brim with baby photos — by just Week 1. Let her create a beautiful photo book with professionally designed themes and an intuitive editor, for a keepsake she’ll treasure forever.
Available from Mix Book, starting at $15.99
Tiffany’s Baby Dish Set
Every girl reveres that distinctive blue box from Tiffany’s. Make a splash with this stunning bone china dish set that Mom will cherish and baby will grow to love.
5. Useful Baby Shower Gifts
Who says useful gifts have to be boring? From the perfect organic sleeper to a device that never lets baby’s bottle fall, these useful presents will get you some major bang for your buck and make the mom-to-be appreciate you even more.
The Baby Shusher
Provide mom with a few blissful moments of peace and quiet with this useful Baby Shusher, which gives off a rhythmic “shush” sound to lull babies to sleep.
This little contraption literally means “the end of the dropped bottle.” Trust us, the new mom will thank you for this one!
Available from Bobalong Baby, $29
Now, the new mom will be able to go anywhere with this amazing 3-in-1 creation, which is a portable crib, diaper bag, and changing station all in one. Trust me, you’ll be her most favorite guest at the shower.
Choose the pacifier that all moms are raving about. This one-piece pacifier is made from 100% natural material, making it more hygienic than others. It’s also designed to gently touch the baby’s nose and give her the same feeling she experiences during breastfeeding.
6. Personalized Baby Gifts
Celebrate the beautiful new blessing with a gift as unique as they are. Mom and Dad will both appreciate the gesture of celebrating the individuality of their sweet babe.
Personalized Baby Spoon
This classic gift is the perfect way to celebrate a baby’s arrival, and can be cherished throughout adulthood.
Available from Nordstrom,$36
Personalized Snow Globe
This pretty musical snow globe is a chic take on a classic toy. What’s not to love?
First Year Frame
Help Mom capture the glory and growth of baby’s first year with this customizable month-by-month frame.
Baby Age Blocks
Every mom loves snapping those adorable monthly photos, and these photo prop blocks are perfect for them. You can even customize them to include the baby’s name.
Personalized Baby Blanket & Hat Set
This super soft and stretchy organic blanket and hat set can be personalized with the baby’s name and is perfect for that first home-from-the-hospital outfit.
7. Unique Gifts
Maybe you’ve browsed your friend’s registry and feel it needs a little spicing up. Throw a (good) curve ball in there with these quirky, stylish, and fun gifts that they definitely won’t be expecting.
Fawn Design Diaper Bag
Style and class meets space and functionality with Fawn Design, and this sleek leather bag might just be the chicest diaper bag on the market. Moms can wear it as a backpack or messenger bag, and its neutral color goes with pretty much anything they’ll wear.
Artsy Wooden Block Set
Designed by Elizabeth Olwen, these pieces of art aren’t your average baby blocks. With etchings and white painted images, these beauties are an elevated version of the classic toy.
Stroller Phone Mount
It’s a fact of life that new moms have their hands full. Help them make it easier with this genius phone cradle that snaps onto their stroller. Plus, now they won’t have an excuse not to text you back.
All good things come out of Finland, including these amazing parent/child dancing shoes. The little one simply slips their feet in and voila! They’re dancing masters right along with their mom or dad!