27 Baby Shower Gifts – Creative, Cheap, Practical, Unique

Baby shower gifts are fun to buy! Whether you are looking for unique, cheap, practical, or creative baby shower gifts, I have some ideas for you here!

Surprise the mom-to-be with these fantastic gift ideas. She’ll be delighted!

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Many of these gifts can be in more than one category, so go ahead and explore them all.

  1. Unique and Creative Gifts for Babies
  2. Cheap Baby Gifts
  3. Practical Baby Shower Gifts

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27 sweet, practical gifts for baby. An ice blue wrapped gift. A teddy bear sitting in front of it.

What Is a Good Baby Gift?

That is a question many of us wonder about. There is no one correct answer. It depends on the mom and her situation.

Some might have all the basics, and they would love to get fun, unique things.

Some moms love anything homemade, like baby booties. And others appreciate practical things like diapers and hooded towels.

The registry gives you an idea of the mom’s style. So it comes in handy even if you like to buy off-registry.

1. Unique and Creative Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Baby shower gift options are endless. This collection gives you some pretty cool ideas to choose from. All of them are awesome and a pleasure to receive!

a. Baby Bunting

These cozy Baby Buntings come in various styles. They are beautiful, practical, and unique!

The baby will stay warm and comfy when out and about.

The bunting has openings in the back to fit 5 point harness. You can also zip it open and lay it flat as a blanket.

These spectacular buntings are carefully handmade and fit a baby from a newborn to about a year.

b. Photo Book Subscription

We all take a ton of pictures of babies and kids in general.

But sometimes, it is just hard to put them in a scrapbook or even create a photo book online. Luckily, a helpful app makes the process easy!

Give the busy parents a subscription to a photo book service such as Groovebook or Chatbooks, and help them preserve those memories.

c. Diaper Cakes

So many of these gifts fall under more than one category. Diaper cakes can be unique, cheap and they definitely are also creative and practical.

You can easily make a fun diaper cake with these how to make a diaper cake instructions.

In addition to tutorials, you’ll find there several diaper cake ideas for boys and girls and plenty of tips on creating your own.

d. Book Club Subscription

Reading to a child is such a special way to bond. Give a baby shower gift that keeps on giving: books delivered monthly! Any parent would be happy to receive new books regularly.

My First Reading Club sends three to four age-appropriate books every month. They also include an activity book and a surprise for mom

e. Baby Photo Props

Don’t you just love those cute pictures of babies in a comfy basket? The mom can take amazing photos with this Newborn Photo Prop Set.

f. Snuggle Me Elephant

Snuggle Me Elephant from Duck Egg Baby
Snuggle Me Elephant from DuckEggBaby, Etsy

The baby will love this snuggly elephant! It’s great for playtime and for taking adorable pictures.

The mom just might want to use it too as a cozy pillow for those much-needed power naps.

Read more about the handmade comfy Snuggle Me Elephant.

g. Let the Fin Begin

This adorable shark gift set comes in a cute bucket. I still wonder how can the words adorable and shark be used in the same sentence.

But the kids love Baby Shark.

You can get this Let the Fin Begin gift set in baby blue or pink:

  • soft, thick hooded towel
  • slippers
  • bath mitt

Everything has a shark design. How cool is that!

h. Ride-On Suitcase / In-Flight Bed

Jet Kids by Stokke Bedbox for the little ones makes the travel through the terminal fun.

This ride-on suitcase for kids also transforms into an in-flight bed or leg-rest!

i. Luggage

Babies travel too. And they need a lot of stuff.

The great thing about this baby shower gift is that the gift receiver will use it for years to come. So it is not only a unique kind of gift but also practical.

Give the baby a carry-on suitcase and a backpack! This Go Plus 2 piece set is adorable. 4 styles to choose from.

It’s great for flights and road trips and can be used to bring some extra clothes and toys when having a sleepover at Grandma’s.

j. Quotes

A pretty canvas or a framed art displaying a quote is a great and creative gift.

If you aren’t up for making it yourself, check out: You Are My Sunshine from Rooted and Grounded Home.

k. Baby Sandals

Adorable!! These lovely and comfy baby sandals are so cute!! Get a few to match various outfits!

There are 60+ colors to choose from and you can request any color combination.

l. Milestone Blocks

I love this set of milestone blocks from Timeless Notions.

These blocks will look amazing with the weekly, monthly, and yearly photos. All the way to the end of high school :).

You have several color options to choose from or can request a custom color.

A great baby gift!

m. Amber Teething Necklace

Beautiful teething necklace for the baby. A chemical free choice to help the baby with teething pains.

n. Galaxy Star Projector

With this Galaxy Projector, the parents and the baby can enjoy a pretty starry sky even on a cloudy day.

The Projector has some cool features:

  • adjust the brightness of the relaxing stars and cloud visuals
  • set the timer to turn the projector on and off automatically
  • control it with Alexa or Google Assistant

It’s so awesome that you might want to get one for yourself too!

2. Cheap Baby Shower Gifts

What is cheap? That depends. But at the time of writing this article, all these items were below $15.

These gifts are not only inexpensive but also awesome!!

a. Bottle / Cup Strap

Babies love to drop their cups and toys on the floor. Let’s face it, after a while, picking them up gets old.

This cup strap keeps the cup from going out of the baby’s reach. Or at least you don’t have to bend aaaall the way down to pick it up.

b. Hooded Towel

And not just any hooded towel but an awesomely cute one! Many options (over 20) to choose from. These towels are made of absorbent and soft terry cotton.

These are big enough for toddlers, too, and will make getting out of the bath fun!

c. Wooden Rattle

Inexpensive, practical baby gifts: wooden rattle.

These wooden rattles with silicone rings are the cutest ever. The rattle is carefully made by a sweet couple I know. Woodlander Toys only use high-quality wood and food-grade silicone.

d. Door Cushion

This door latch cushion muffles the sound when the parents take a look at the sleeping baby but don’t want to wake her up with the door closing sound.

The cushion also prevents toddlers from accidentally locking themselves in a room.

A practical, cheap, and unique baby shower gift.

e. Pacifier Pal

How about a pacifier pal?

Having the cuddle buddy right there keeps the baby entertained, and it also makes it easier for him to find the pacifier all by himself.

You can choose from various pacifier buddies.

f. DIY Burp Cloths

Babies tend to need a lot of burp cloths. They are great for wiping up spit up or drool.

Buy a piece of fabric. Cut it into a square (1 yard or maybe 1 and 1/4 yard). Use a serger to trim to edges. If you don’t have a serger, zig-zag stitch works well too.

g. Baby Biceps Toys

It will look quite hilarious when the baby lifts weights! Take a look at this fun, inexpensive Baby Biceps toy set.

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3. Practical Baby Shower Gifts

Who would not love to receive a practical baby shower gift!

a. Baby Food Maker

This Babymoov Duo Meal Station is 6 in 1:

  • steam cooker
  • blender
  • puree maker
  • warmer
  • defroster
  • sterilizer

It preserves the vitamins, nutrients, and natural flavor of the food.

I wish I had this when my kids were babies.

b. Baby Food Book

The Big Book of Organic Baby Food loaded with ideas for healthy, delicious baby food makes a wonderful practical baby shower gift.

c. Non-Toxic Play Mat

Babies need some tummy time, and this beautiful non-toxic play mat is super handy for those moments. It is waterproof and washable.

The Play Mat is not only for babies. It will be a lovely addition to any playroom or area.

And since it is a neutral color, it easily blends with almost any color theme, even in the living room.

d. Play Tent

Kids LOVE to have their own special place, and this play tent provides that!

The tent is for ages 2 and up but would still be a cute, fun, and kind of practical baby shower gift that can be used later and for quite some time!

It is durable and portable. It can be stored and carried around in the case that comes with it.

e. Sleep Sack

Halo sleep sack is a cute, practical way to keep the baby comfy.

The zipper at the bottom allows quick diaper changes. The sack comes in two sizes and various colors.

Easy to use and a safe way to swaddle the baby.

f. Humidifier

It is sad, but babies do get sick, and it can be so hard for them to get good sleep with congestion.

A cute cloud-shaped humidifier doubles as a night light.

This is a gift that will be used for years to come.

g. Freezer Meals

We all know that a new baby takes up a lot of time. Providing freezer meals will help the mom a big time.

h. Cleaning Service

Help the mom with the house cleaning or hire a cleaning service. That way, the mom can get the rest she needs.

i. Paper Cups and Paper Plates

A week or month supply of plastic utensils, paper plates, and paper cups lets the mom focus on healing and taking care of the baby instead of doing dishes.

j. Portable Baby Bassinet

A cute portable bassinet that folds into a backpack! Easy to bring along wherever you go. It can also be used as a co-sleeper. The canopy is removable.

A fantastic tool for the new mom!

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