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 also want 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 “oos” and “aahs” from the guests.
My Top 30 Unique Baby Shower Gifts
1. Soothing Sounds
Expecting parents don’t think much about how little sleep they will be getting and how that will affect them. So 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.
The Hatch Baby Rest is one of my favorite white noise machines that also works as a night light and okay-to-wake alarm as the child gets older. I love it!
2. Pregnancy & New Baby Journal
The sweetest keepsake for pregnancy and baby’s first year! This planner is 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
The Crib Starter Pack makes changing a crib sheet easier than ever! With their two parts, place the base part of the crib sheet at the bottom of the mattress, then zip on the zip-on top sheet. Then, if baby has an accident or gets sick, simply unzip around the edges in seconds and remove without lifting the mattress and remaking the entire crib. If you want to see how easy it is, watch our Facebook Live, where I demonstrate it!
4. Non-Contact Thermometer
This is an excellent thermometer because it’s the only thermometer that your child will ever need! You can set the mode to alert you to a fever based on your baby’s age. 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 their temp. It can also measure surface and water temperatures. Your friend will be thanking you majorly for this!
5. Baby Banana Training Toothbrush
The best teething toy! This banana toothbrush is made of 100% Food Grade silicone and is perfect for kids 3-12 months. (Dishwasher and Freezer Friendly. BPA, Phthalate, Latex, and Toxin Free.) So when your friend’s little one is aching from sore gums, this product will help soothe those aches with its durable massaging bristles. The perfect teething toy that promotes and helps oral hygiene!
6. Portable Diaper Changing Station
This diaper caddy functions 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 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
You can get creative and add some of your favorite little things to a jar, basket, or box, and voila! You’ve created an awesome baby shower gift. I would add chocolate, nail polish, tide pen, wet wipes, lip balm, mints, coffee gift card, under-eye concealer, and deodorant wipes.
8. Recovery Essentials
At a baby shower, pretty much all of the gifts are for the 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 Frida Mom is a great baby shower gift because most new moms don’t think much about recovering after childbirth. It may not be the cutest gift, but it’s guaranteed that she will be so grateful after having the baby. These products will really help!
9. Door Sign or Door Mat
I mean, come on, how cute and hilarious and REAL are these! Awesome baby shower gifts!
10. Door Silencer
When you are trying to do anything NOT to 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
Nowadays, many 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
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
Every new parent’s 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 the Royal Angels Nail Trimmer is a fantastic baby shower gift idea.
14. Pacifier Clips
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
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. Lactation Massager
These things are magic, and I recommend them to every breastfeeding and pumping mom. A warming lactation massager can help increase milk flow, speeding up the pumping process. Two thumbs up over here!
17. Closet Dividers
Things to help organize are always great, especially since baby clothes are so tiny. These closet dividers are the sweetest!
18. Wine for Mommy
I mean, duh. No explanation is needed. These printed labels are seriously the greatest! So grab some bottles of wine you know your friend will love and place them on them. Best. Gift. Ever! Haha!
19. 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. There are so many adorable baby monthly photo ideas. A unique baby shower gift they will treasure forever.
20. Fridababy Bundle
I 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, baby nail clippers, and a peri-bottle perfect for mama after having baby. Great baby shower gifts all in one already wrapped present. 😉
21. Baby Handprint & Footprint Memory Frame
This is the perfect keepsake to remember baby’s absolutely perfect feet and hands! They won’t be tiny for long, so get those precious first impressions in clay now and save them forever in this beautiful photo memory frame.
Babywearing is a lifesaver, and these are some of my favorite wraps and slings on the market. Check out a complete list of our favorite baby carriers. The mama-to-be will be so grateful to be able to hold her baby close while still having both hands free!
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 an excellent choice because it can magically turn her purses into the perfect diaper bag. LOVE!
24. Stroller Organizer
25. Nursing Cover
This is a great nursing cover because even if she decides not to breastfeed, she can use it as a car seat 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.
26. Newborn Photography Session
Being able to relive and cherish those brand-new moments with their little one is a gift that keeps giving. A gift card for a professional newborn photography session is one of those gifts that are truly priceless.
27. Night Nanny Care
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 get at least one (or two) nights of rest and help with baby chores.
28. Babysitting Gift Cards
The best part of this gift is that you can offer your 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.
29. Spa Time
This baby shower gift idea 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. Or, if you would rather help mama kick her feet up and relax with some at-home self-care essentials, gift her this adorable gift box. It has a bath bomb, lip balm, body butter, body spray, clay face mask, loofa, soap, and a candle with a special affirmation reminding her, “You are going to be an amazing mother!”
30. Meal Delivery Service
The 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.
And for More . . . Create Unique Gift Baskets
If you want to go the extra mile, create one of these different kits:
You can read more about our ultimate baby shower gift basket ideas HERE. 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?