30 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

30 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas | Baby Chick

30 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Picking the perfect baby shower gift can be tough. Of course it’s nice to gift the expectant mama the things she has registered for (things that she will actually need and use), but if you’re also wanting to get her a little something different, something unique and something great, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve put together my favorite unique baby shower gift ideas so you can get your soon-to-be mommy friend something cool, interesting, and useful that will receive all of those “ooo’s” and “aahh’s” from the guests.

Here are my top 30 unique baby shower gifts:

1. Soothing Sounds

30 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas: soothing sounds

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Expecting parents don’t really think too much about how little sleep they are going to be getting and how that will affect them. Having a quick go-to item that can help their newborn sleep better at night is a God-send! Any of these white noise machines above are wonderful baby shower gifts.

Hatch Baby Rest

Another a great white noise machine that also works as a night light and okay-to-wake alarm as the child get’s older is the Hatch Baby Rest. Absolutely love it!

2. Pregnancy & New Baby Journal

Planning for Joy Bloom Planners

The sweetest keepsake for pregnancy and baby’ first year! This planner serves as a guidebook, medical log, journal and scrapbook for everything mom wants to remember during this special time with baby. It’s a fabulous gift to give any expectant mom whether it’s their first baby or tenth.

3. Quick-Change Crib Sheets

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The Crib Starter Pack makes changing a crib easier than ever! With their two parts, simply place the base part of the crib sheet at the bottom of the mattress then zip on the zip-on top sheet. If baby has an accident or gets sick, simply unzip around the edges in seconds and remove without having to lift the mattress and remake the entire crib. If you want to see how easy it is, watch our Facebook Live demonstrating it here!

4. Non-Contact Thermometer

non-contact thermometer

thermometer

This is a great thermometer because it’s the only thermometer that your child will ever need!? It has a dual mode where it can measure temperature via forehead (suitable for all ages) or ear (recommended for children over 1 year old). When you have a sleeping baby that you are afraid might have a temperature, the last thing that you want to do is wake up that baby to take his/her temp. Your friend will be thanking you majorly for this!

5. Baby Banana Training Toothbrush

baby toothbrush

The best teething toy! This banana toothbrush is made of 100% Food Grade silicone and is perfect for kids 3-12 months of age. (Dishwasher and Freezer Friendly. BPA, Phthalate, Latex, and Toxin Free.) When your friend’s little one is aching from sore gums, this product will help soothe those aches with it’s durable massaging bristles. The perfect teething toy that promotes and helps oral hygiene!

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6. Portable Diaper Changing Station

Ubbi Diaper Caddy

This diaper caddy function as a super convenient portable changing station. With rubberized feet and a handle for easy carrying, parents can bring this from room to room. It’s so convenient and we love how parents then have everything they need for a diaper change organized in one place. This caddy has fitted compartments for diapers, lotions, wipes, a changing mat and a drawer for small items. And they come in so many cute colors!

7. Hospital/ Mommy Survival Kit

mommy survival kit

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You can get creative and add some of your favorite little things to a jar, basket or box and viola! You’ve created an awesome baby shower gift. Things I would add are: chocolate, nail polish, tide pen, wet wipes, lip balm, mints, coffee gift card, under eye concealer, and deodorant wipes.

8. Recovery Essentials

Earth Mama Recovery Essentials

At a baby shower, pretty much all of the gifts are for baby (and rightfully so since that’s what it’s all about), but it’s also nice to get something for mom. She is going to be giving birth after all! Getting her this recovery kit from Earth Mama is a great baby shower gift because most new moms don’t think too much about the recovery after baby. It may not be the cutest gift but guaranteed she will be so grateful after she has the baby. These products will really help!

9. Door Sign or Door Mat

signs for the door that says baby is sleeping

I mean, come on. How cute and hilarious and REAL are these! Awesome baby shower gifts!

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10. Silent Door

door muffler

When you are trying to do anything to NOT wake up the baby, these little guys will help. Etsy has tons of them for sale or you can DIY a few yourself. Genius product!

11. On-the-Go Changing Mat

changing mat

changing mat

Nowadays a lot of diaper bags come with changing pads, but you never know if their partner will take it or if it will get left in another bag. This is why you should get your friend an easy, on-the-go portable changing pad that they can always have on hand just in case. 😉

12. Phone Holder

phone holder for stroller

You may think I’m ridiculous, but this product is pretty cool. You can FaceTime easier, have an extra free hand when chatting with a friend (which is nice with a new baby), and always have quick and easy access to your phone. Let’s admit it, we all live on our phones now so this product will be something that she will definitely use.

13. Gentle Nail Trimmer

baby nail trimmer

Every new parents’ nightmare is trimming their newborns’ nails. It. Freaks. Them. Out. Who wouldn’t be afraid of clipping your sweet baby’s little fingers? This is why Zoli’s Nail Trimmer is awesome.

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14. Pacifier Clips

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This may not be the sexiest gift or a big wow, but I promise you that your friend will use these guys often! Finding the baby’s pacifier every time it falls is a hassle. This inexpensive and super handy product makes life easier.

15. Water Bottle

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She needs to keep hydrated! Get her a cute water bottle that you know she will love so that she can be reminded throughout the day that she needs to keep drinking.

16. DockATot

dock-a-tot

I love these plush DockATots since they’re so comfortable and multi-functional. It can be used for lounging, playing, resting and snuggling and it’s something that you can take anywhere with you. I also love that it’s easy to clean/wash and made of non-toxic and breathable materials. Two thumbs up over here!

17. Closet Dividers

closet organizers

Organization is always nice to have especially since baby clothes are so tiny. These closet dividers are the sweetest!

18. Wine for Mommy

wine for mommy

I mean, duh. No explanation needed. These printed labels are seriously the greatest! So grab some bottles of wine that you know your friend will love and place these on them. Best. Gift. Ever! haha!

19. First Year Frame

First Year Frame

Capture and display all of baby’s first milestones. This frame features twelve smaller slots and one larger opening to display their big year. A unique baby gift they will treasure forever.

20. Fridababy Bundle

I absolutely love all of the products from Fridababy and I know that your mama-to-be friend will too. This bundle has it all and will seriously save the day. It helps with stuffy noses, gassy babies, a baby nail clippers, and a peri-bottle which will be perfect for mama after baby. Great baby shower gifts all in one already wrapped present. 😉

21. Wrap

babywearing wraps

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Babywearing is a lifesaver and these are some of my favorite wraps and slings on the market. You can check out our shop for more! The mama-to-be will be so grateful to be able to hold her baby close while still having both hands free!

22. ToteSavvy

totesavvy

totesavvy

totesavvy

totesavvy

totesavvy

Rather than getting her a diaper bag, get her a ToteSavvy! Diaper bags can be expensive and they are such personal choices that it can be tough to choose the right one. This is why the ToteSavvy is a great choice because it can magically turn her purses into the perfect diaper bag. LOVE!

23. Stroller Organizer

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Sometimes you need things within arms reach — water, phone, keys, teething toy, pacifier, etc. So this stroller organizer can keep all of her must-haves close by.

24. Nursing Cover

Covered Goods

Covered Goods

This is a great nursing cover because even if she decides that she is not going to breastfeed, she can use it as a carseat cover, a shopping cart cover and even wear it as a scarf! This product is really a 4-for-1! And they come in some great patterns. Choose one that will match her style. 🙂

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25. Newborn Photography Session

Photo via Fresh Light Photography

Photo via Fresh Light Photography

Being able to relive and cherish those brand new moments with their little one is a gift that keeps on giving. A gift card for a professional newborn photography session is once of those gifts that is truly priceless.

26. Night Nanny Care

postpartum doula

Now this is something that you and a couple of friends can maybe pitch in on. Contact a local agency in your town or a highly recommended night nanny or night postpartum doula to come over and help take care of the baby overnight. This will allow the family to at least get one (or two) nights of rest and some help with baby chores.

27. Babysitting Gift Cards

babysitter

The best part of this gift is you can either offer your own time and make some coupons for your expecting friend or you can purchase a couple of hours from a trusted babysitter so mom can have some time to herself. Time really is precious and she will so appreciate the much needed break.

28. Spa Time

spa time

This is a no-brainer. Every mama will want some pampering and a moment to herself. So whether it be a facial, massage, mani/pedi, you name it! She will love it.

29. Meal Delivery Service

food delivery

The very last thing new parents want to worry about is what to make for dinner (or lunch or breakfast). Set up a food delivery service where they get to pick meals of their choosing. You can do a few days, a week, or get together with friends a do a whole month or more! So setting up a meal train is also a great idea.

30. Unique Gift Baskets

Baby Essentials

Sleep Tight Package

On the Go

Diaper Duty

Mama Recovery

So if you’re wanting to go the extra mile, create one of these different kits that you can read more about here: baby shower gift basket ideas. Some of them have items that I have already listed, but that makes it even better! I promise that your gift will be the talk of the party!

What are some unique baby shower gifts that you’ve given? Anything you would add to this list? 

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About the Author /

Nina is The Baby Chick® & CEO of Baby Chick®. She is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a mother. With over eight years of experience, she has supported hundreds of families during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.

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1️⃣ Get outside when possible.⁠
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4️⃣ Invite someone to come over.⁠
5️⃣ Find a local mom's group.⁠
6️⃣ Listen to the radio or a podcast (it's interesting how this can make us feel connected with others)⁠
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