47 Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas For Modern Parents

list of baby shower gift ideas

When it’s your turn to celebrate a friend’s baby on the way, you want to bring the perfect gift for the baby shower! But it can be difficult to think of something that’s unique and meaningful, and that expresses your love for the new baby and his or her parents. 

If you’re running short on baby shower gift ideas, look no further. With these 47 ideas from Newton Baby, you’re sure to find something that’s just right. 

The Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas

We’ve separated our gift ideas into two sections: gifts for baby and gifts for mom and dad. Show your love for the new little one and their parents with the ideas listed below!

Gifts For Baby

1) Handmade Art

Create your own piece of artwork to match the baby’s nursery! If you’re not artsy, check into a local art sale.

2) Crib Mattress

A good night of sleep is priceless. Give the gift of sound sleep with a breathable crib mattress. Babies can breathe straight through Newton’s Crib Mattress, plus it’s comfortable and washable from cover to core. Bye-bye mold, bacteria, and allergens!

a crib mattress is a great baby shower gift idea

3) Monogrammed Burp Cloths

Babies go through lots of burp cloths. Help mom and dad stock up with monogrammed or embroidered burp cloths.

4) Basket Of Baby-Proofing Necessities

Babies begin moving and rolling over in no time. Give parents a head start on baby-proofing by creating a basket of things they’ll need, like outlet covers and safety latches for cabinets.

5) Mattress Pad

When late-night messes strike, the new parents will be grateful for a mattress pad. Newton’s mattress pads are machine-washable for quick and easy cleanup.

a mattress pad is a practical baby shower gift idea

6) Monthly Milestone Blanket

A monthly milestone blanket makes it easy to get that social-media-worthy photo to show baby’s growth every month.

7) Rocking Chair

A perfect gift for hours of rocking, cuddling, and snuggling the new little one.

8) Stack Of Books

Invest in baby’s education with a stack of great books.

9) Personalized Book

Spark lifelong imagination with a personalized book that includes baby’s name in the title and throughout the book.

10) Book And Blanket Combo

For lots of reading snuggles, create a cute book-and-blanket combo gift.

11) Sheets

Crib sheets are a cute yet practical baby shower gift. Newton’s Crib Sheet is made of organic cotton and is 100% breathable (perfect to pair with a breathable mattress). Choose from three adorable patterns.

crib sheets are a wonderful baby shower gift idea

12) Diapers

What new parent doesn’t need tons of diapers? Stock their shelves with cloth or disposable diapers, depending on their preference.

13) Diaper Cake

diaper cake baby shower gift idea

If you’re giving diapers, make your gift pretty and unique by creating a diaper cake!

14) Diaper Bag

With lots of different diaper bags on the market, find one that’s functional and also perfectly suits mom and dad’s personality.

15) First-Year Photo Frame

A frame with 12 photo slots lets parents capture their little one’s first year with one photo a month. A memorable gift for sure!

16) Mobile

Mobiles come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Find one that matches baby’s nursery theme.

17) Baby Bath Kit

Put together a baby bath kit. If you’re a parent, include some tried-and-true bath necessities. Or simply fill a basket with bath items off the parents’ registry.

baby bath kit baby shower gift idea

18) First Aid Kit

Every parent needs a baby first aid kit on hand. You can put your own together or buy one online.

19) Gift Basket

Everyone loves a basketful of goodies. Get creative and put together a gift basket with items for the parents as well as their little one.

20) Handmade Clothes

Why not knit or sew something handmade for the new little one? Handmade clothes are a unique baby shower gift that is straight from the heart.

21) Crib

Put mom and dad’s mind at ease by taking care of this important part of the nursery. Combine it with the right size crib mattress for a complete gift.

crib baby shower gift ideas

22) Go In Together With Friends

Surprise mom and dad by gathering a few friends to split the cost and purchasing a big item off their registry, such as the crib, stroller, car seat, or crib mattress.

Gifts For Mom And Dad

23) Professional Photoshoot

Professional maternity photos are a memorable gift that will last a lifetime. Purchase a gift card for a photoshoot or, if you’re a photographer, give them the gift of your time!

24) Framed Ultrasound

Frame a couple of the best ultrasound pictures. Their first framed photos of the new baby!

25) Weighted Blanket

Give the gift of relaxation with Newton’s copper-infused weighted blanket. Besides feeling like a warm hug, the weight of this blanket increases serotonin and decreases anxiety levels — perfect for expecting parents as well as new parents!

weighted blanket baby shower gift idea for mom

26) Stroller Phone Mount

When the new baby is born, mom and dad will spend plenty of time walking (or running) with the stroller. A stroller phone mount keeps their cell safe and easy to access.

27) Subscription Box

With a subscription box, mom or dad will receive a box of goodies in the mail each month. Choose from subscription boxes tailored to each month of pregnancy or boxes for each month after baby’s arrival.

28) Childcare

Every new parent appreciates childcare. Give a gift card to a babysitting service or commit to babysitting the new little one yourself.

29) Meal Or Grocery Service

Sign the expecting parents up for a couple of months of free and easy meals with a meal or grocery delivery service. Not having to think about dinner will be sure to make the parents grateful!

meal delivery service baby shower gift idea for mom

30) Home-Cooked Food

Treat mom and dad to a night off of dinner duty by giving them a home-cooked meal. Yum!

31) Pregnancy Journal

Help mom treasure and remember every moment of pregnancy with a pregnancy journal specifically designed to record each memory.

32) Spa Day

Pregnancy and parenting aren’t always a walk in the park. A gift card for a relaxing day at the spa will be just the ticket.

33) Housekeeping Services

Staying on top of housework with a little one around can be difficult. A gift card for housekeeping services will give mom and dad a deep breath and clean house.

34) At-Home Date Night Gift Box

An at-home date night gift box will be perfect for mom and dad in their first few weeks with baby. Create your own or order one online.

35) Online Gift Card

Every parent loves the convenience of shopping online. A gift card allows them to order the last few baby essentials off their registry.

36) Customized Mug

Caffeine is a new-parent must-have. Gift a cute mug customized for the parents-to-be.

custom mug baby shower gift idea for mom

37) Customized Wine Glass

When she can finally drink again, mom will feel even more special sipping wine from a customized wine glass.

38) Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipe Book

An expecting mom can still have fun with mixed drinks! Buy her a recipe book of non-alcoholic drinks and include a personalized martini glass.

39) Pregnancy Compression Socks

Socks might not be the most elegant gift, but pregnancy compression socks will be a practical (and appreciated!) gift for pregnant moms.

40) Slippers

Staying cozy and feeling good at home is important. Keep mom and dad comfy with a pair of matching slippers.

41) Robe

Add a robe to a pair of slippers and you’ve got a winning lounge-wear baby shower gift.

42) Thank-You Card Kit

Receiving lots of gifts also means writing lots of thank you notes. Make their process a little easier by giving thank-you cards, pens, stamps, and personalized return address labels.

43) Maternity Pajamas

Every pregnant mom wants to feel confident and beautiful — even while she sleeps! Gift her a pair of comfortable maternity pajamas.

44) Breastfeeding Supplies

Put together some nursing essentials, like cute nursing bras, nursing pads, and a nursing nightgown.

breastfeeding supplies baby shower gift ideas

45) Nursing Cover

For moms who will breastfeed, you can also shop around for a pretty nursing cover that perfectly suits mom’s personality.

46) Memory Book

Give a journal or photo book so mom and dad have a place to store memories of their precious baby from day one.

47) Baby File Folder

Gift a special baby file folder to help parents keep their little one’s important papers organized and safe.

list of baby shower gift ideas

Show your love and excitement for the new baby with one of these 47 baby shower gift ideas — and win the baby shower and your friend’s heart at the same time.

Consider giving the ultimate baby shower gift that the new parents are sure to love: Newton’s Crib Mattress. Made with 100% breathable materials, this mattress allows baby to breathe straight through it. Plus, it’s completely washable, from cover to core. Bye-bye mold, bacteria, and allergens!

Whether you’re going big with Newton’s Crib Mattress or a spa day or keeping it simple with diapers, sheets, or books, a thoughtful gift will mean the world to the expecting parents and their coming little one!

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