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37 Baby Shower Gifts That New Parents Will Really Appreciate

So someone in your life is having a baby! There’s nothing more exciting than bringing a new life into the family. When it comes time to buying gifts for a baby shower, it’s super easy to become overwhelmed by all of the products on the market, especially if you don’t have kids yourself. Who knew there were so many gadgets and gizmos that make parenting easier? And the list just continues to grow. Your (small but important) job is to gift your friends and family members with items that make having a newborn a little easier. That’s why I’ve scoured Amazon high and low to find some of the best baby shower gifts that new parents will really appreciate. From kitchen utensils that encourage self-feeding to blankets and clothes to a diaper bag that doubles as changing station, there’s truly a little bit of everything on this list!

You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).


Parents Have to Have a Buggy Cover

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Sure, they won’t need it first thing! But as soon as their kiddo gets to the point that they’re sitting up, parents are going to be incredibly grateful for this buggy cover. It lets them play and have a blast, even playing with your phone safely, without getting covered in grocery cart germs.


An Incredible Diaper Bag

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New parents have to have diaper bags! So, you might as well get the best possible diaper bag for them. This bag has all the space a new parent needs, including insulated pockets for bottles and other snacks and foods that need to stay cool.


These Bibs Are Absolutely Adorable

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There’s no such thing as too many bibs as a new parent. But skip out on those fabric ones that get filthy easily and opt for these instead.

Reviews say, “Great, sturdy, and colorful bibs! I needed some bibs that would catch the food that my toddler keeps missing. These are perfect. It’s difficult for my toddler to pull them off but easy enough for me to put them on and remove them. At first, when I put them on her, my daughter threw a tantrum since she couldn’t remove the bib. But now, she’s so used to eating off the bib. And she’s so adorable with them on! Love the quotes on the bibs. Would definitely purchase again!”

Protect Your Little One

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Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without some baby-proofing items. It’s so important to keep them safe, especially once they start crawling. This set comes with outlet covers, corner guards, strap locks, magnetic safety locks, and more.

Organize Baby Clothes

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Baby showers mean getting countless numbers of outfits in a wide variety of sizes. In order to find exactly what you’re looking for, use these closet dividers, which organize baby’s closet by size.

Reviews say, “Hangers are cute with fabric to hold clothes. The age labels are also great to sort out your drawers if you don’t have enough clothes to hang and separate.”

This Dream Sack Will Help Your Little One Sleep

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To keep baby comfortable while they sleep while transitioning from swaddle to pjs, put them in this dream sack. It keeps them cozy while still allowing them to move around.

Reviews say, “Best investment. Our little one loves all things magic Merlin. Transferred to this at 15 months and wish we would have done it sooner!”

Keep Baby Food Fresh

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I’m a big advocate of making your own food to avoid harmful, unhealthy ingredients. And with these storage containers, keeping the food fresh is easier than ever.

Reviews say, “I was looking for glass jars to store baby’s snacks in a diaper bag, but most products were either too flimsy or expensive. Well, these jars are AMAZING! Hygienic, super thick glass, no-spill lids, and great value for the price. You can heat up baby’s food in the microwave and store leftovers in the fridge. I love the quality and versatility of these. Will surely buy more if needed.”

Keep an Eye on Baby

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Once the little one is big enough to sit in the back seat by themselves, it’s still important to keep your eye on them to ensure they stay safe. And with this mirror, it’s super easy to do.

Reviews say, “This is my first baby mirror but I’m pretty sure it’s one of the best. A very clear reflection and super easy to install. Also, I appreciated that they reached out to make sure we received it on time and that we were satisfied. A+ customer service!!! I’ll be purchasing a second one for my husband’s car.

Make Your Own Food Pouches at Home

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Speaking of making your own food, with this set, you can now bring that homemade food with you anywhere that you go. It includes a fill station, funnel, four tubes, a plunger, and pouches.

Reviews say, “This is the best invention for someone who makes their own food. I love it. It is easy to use, requires minimal clean-up, and is easy to store. I use this weekly and absolutely love it!”

Bring This Playpen Everywhere You Go

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Whether you’re always running to the beach or spending all of your time traveling, this portable playpen is ideal for anyone who is always on the go. It’s super easy to put up and take down and isn’t too heavy to carry around.

Reviews say, “I’ve wanted one of these since I was pregnant & finally gave in & got one. I am beyond happy with this product! It’s so simple to pop up I did it while holding my daughter in the other arm! It’s something that will be used all the way up till she’s older & so nice for how much we go outdoors. So worth the money!”

This Silicone Plate Suctions to the Table

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When it comes time to self-feed, these silicone plates are a must-have. It suctions to a table so they can’t knock it off and pour food all over the floor and themselves.

Reviews say, “One of the best suction plates I’ve had. With the other placemat-style plates, my daughter learned how to pick up the edge very quickly. In this one, the suction cup is tucked under the plate so they can’t see it. I also like the flat edge so it sits up close to my daughter on the tray of her high chair. And the most important thing is that this plate fits on the small tray of my high chair. Winner all around.”

This Car Seat Cover Doubles as a Nursing Cover

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As a new parent, you want to make life as easy as possible. And this nursing cover makes life a piece of cake because of its versatility. It can be used for nursing or it can cover a car seat, stroller, or shopping cart seat. It also comes in six fun colors.

This Diaper Bag Can Be Carried Multiple Ways

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Having a handy diaper bag is an absolute must as a new parent. But because there are so many on the market, it can be hard to choose the right now. This one, however, is a great option. Just look at the reviews.

“This was THE PERFECT addition to our stroller for our Disney World vacay! It held drinks, snacks, 5 ponchos, a first aid kit, a stroller rain cover, sunblock, glow sticks, and various other goodies throughout the trip. We used this plus an empty backpack looped over the handlebars to hold an extra sweatshirt for everyone. This is my new stroller staple! Removing it and carrying it like a backpack is super easy. The material is great, there are lots of large, useful pockets, it took a beating and is clearly well made! I highly recommend this product! Our snacks and drinks also stayed cold all day!”

This Blanket Comes in a Wide Variety of Colors

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With 11 different color options and an affordable price tag, it’s no surprise that parents are loving this blanket. In fact, it looks so comfortable that I want one for myself.

Reviews say, “I bought this blanket for my new grandson due in May. It was a surprise for his mom. It far exceeded my expectations. Soft and textural with a deep rich color. Mama loved it. We can hardly wait to wrap our new little man in the truly lovely blanket.”

This Toothbrush Is Great for Teething Babies

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This teething toothbrush works well with water cleaning sugars and plaque from the mouth to prevent cavities. If the little one is teething, throw it in the freezer and let them chew on it to help soothe the pain.

Reviews say, “Our daughter loves this. She’s about 7.5 months and while she obviously has no idea about oral hygiene (she doesn’t even have teeth yet), she loves to chew on it and rub it against her gums. It’s a perfect shape for her to hold without accidentally gagging herself on it, and it’s very easy to clean.”

Encourage Self-Feeding

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Along with the plate that I mentioned earlier, I recommend these spoons. The set of two encourages self-feeding thanks to their easy-to-grip handles and choke prevention shields.

Reviews say, “My 7-month-old loves these spoons. Let’s be real, he sucks at using them as spoons, but he tries to put food in his mouth with them, and he loves chewing on them.”

Turn Any Napkin into a Bib

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Sure you could carry bibs with you everywhere that you go. Or you could just bring these bib clips with you everywhere you go. They immediately turn any cloth or napkin into a bib, leaving you with less laundry.

Reviews say, “These are fantastic! The clips are pretty heavy-duty and great for cloth napkins. Not to mention adorable. And I think would make a really awesome addition to a baby shower basket/gift.”

These Washcloths Are a #1 Amazon Best Seller

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With a perfect 5-star rating and over 1,000 reviews, there’s a reason that these washcloths are a #1 best seller on Amazon.

Reviews say, “I bought these while scouring the web looking for more baby washcloths which, for some reason, are hard to find regarding what I’m looking for. These are thicker than the standard baby washcloth and much much softer and plusher. Thus, they are really gentle on the skin but also have tubing around the edge to keep these towels from fraying. They are downy soft coming out of the dryer. I will gladly be using them until they fall to pieces for me and my baby.”

Keep Their Tootsies Warm

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If you’re searching for the perfect baby shower gift, sets like these socks are great. The unisex socks are sure to get baby compliments and they will match almost every outfit.

Reviews say, “These little socks are seriously adorable!!! All of the sayings on the bottom or cute & funny. My 8-year-old loves picking out her baby brother’s socks for the day & her favorite is the “stinky, who me?!” Product quality is great and they stay put on my 5-week-old with skinny legs.”

Soothe Baby to Sleep

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Complete with six sounds and lullabies, the MyBaby will help soothe baby to sleep. Play sounds of rain, ocean waves, and more. It also has a picture projector that displays three photos that your little one will love to look at. It’s a serious game changer.

Carry This Diaper Caddy on the Go

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Stylish and functional, every new parent will love you for gifting them this diaper caddy. It has easy-to-remove dividers that you can rearrange to make room for diapers, wipes, lotions, toys, and more.

Reviews say, “I love that it has pockets and supports everything I put in it. I use it to go around the house. That way I don’t have to constantly go to my baby’s room to collect the needed items. It’s in arms reach. I have diapers, clothes, a changing pad, medicine, a thermometer, wipes, lotion–you name it. I have it packed. I even put a water bottle in there for me depending on what part of the house I’m in.”

This Bunny Helps Soothe Baby at Night

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This bunny may just look like a stuffed animal but it’s so much more thanks to its cry-activated soother. The minute baby gets fussy, it plays one of six sleep sounds to help calm them back to sleep.

Reviews say, “Great soother with a variety of features. Nice variety of sounds. My daughter particularly loves the heartbeat sound, I put it on and lay the bunny next to her and it calms her right down.”

This Swaddle Wrap Is Made of Faux Cashmere

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Not only is this swaddle blanket absolutely adorable, but it’s also insanely soft because of its faux cashmere fabric. Baby will love being in it and you’re not going to be able to resist taking hundreds of photos.

Reviews say, “I bought this for my cousin’s soon-to-be newborn baby and she absolutely loves it! The packaging was nice and it came with clear instructions on how to use the wrap. Many people complimented how soft, comfortable, and stylish it was. I would definitely recommend this for a baby shower gift.”

This Kit Makes One of the Best Keepsakes

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Life moves too quickly and you have to do all that you can to get snapshots in life to look back on—especially when it comes to kids. They grow up right before your eyes in what feels like no time at all. That’s why this kit is great for anyone who’s sentimental. They can take molds of their little one’s hands and feet so they have a keepsake of the younger days.

Hold Treats in Style

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“Cute and very easy to clean. I normally don’t like silicone because it holds onto fuzz and different things. This one doesn’t as much. My daughter loves these bags. They’re her go-to for snacks, even at home. It’s also easy enough for her to close herself. I love their ad. Amusing and cute.”

We couldn’t agree with this mom more!

These Socks Double as a Toy

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Remember how I mentioned making a new parent’s life easier with versatile things? These socks are another one. They keep baby’s feet warm while also giving them something to play with.

Reviews say, “Got these for my 5-month-old granddaughter. She loves playing with her toes so I got these. She loves them all, especially the ones on her wrists too. Very colorful and they stay on. It’s nice for her just to be able to lay and examine them.”

Keep Baby in One Place

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If the portable playpen mentioned earlier is a little too big for your taste, this dome may be more your speed. It can be used indoors and out and keeps the little one in one place so you can clean, enjoy a drink, soak up some sun, read, etc.

Reviews say, “This is awesome! It’s much more compact and less cumbersome than a pack-and-play, but it’s very sturdy and provides protection from the sun. My daughter naps in it all the time.”

Stay Hands-Free

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To stay hands-free without putting baby down, consider this sling. It’s comfortable for parents and babies while also allowing them to feel close to you thus soothing them.

Reviews say, “My newborn is super fussy & always wants to be held. But as a mother and wife, there’s always housework to be done. The traditional baby carriers are always too big for him since he was a preemie. I decided to give a baby wrap a try. I didn’t want to spend an absurd amount of money on a piece of fabric since I didn’t even know if I was going to like it or not so I went with the Acrobros baby wrap. And let me tell you, It’s a game-changer! This wrap is super comfortable and the fabric is lightweight and breathable. After a few tries, I got the hang of the wrap and it was super easy to put on and take off. It holds my baby snuggly but not too tight. And I can totally be hands-free while holding my little one close. “

They’re Never Going to Want to Let Go

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You know how you most likely had that one blanket that you always slept with as a kid and you grew up cuddling with it even as you got older? Well, that’s what this blanket is going to be for the newborn. It’s adorable and silky soft, so they’ll never want to let go of it.

This Piano Gym Offers Four Ways to Play

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To ensure that baby is going to get the maximum use out of your gift, consider a toy that grows with the little one—like this piano gym. It can be used for tummy time but also once they can sit up on their own. Even parents love playing with it.

“Honestly feel like I love this more than my baby. This is great to keep the little one distracted. I especially love the fact you can detach the piano. My baby loves to play with it while sitting. I would definitely say it’s worth the money.”

Babies Will Love the Noises and Textures

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You can never go wrong with a toy as a gift because let’s face it, they’re going to get a kick out of playing with each and every one of them. These books are great because they are toys and books. They are educational, offer a variety of textures and sounds, and are waterproof.

Keep Baby Comfortable

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To make bath time easier for the new parents, gift them this bath seat. The flower is too precious, made of soft fabrics to comfort baby’s bare skin, and works for little ones up to six months old.

Reviews say, “This product is one of the best purchases I made for my 3-week-old little one. I bought a tub that has a smaller tub for newborns and my daughter did not like it at all. It was hard for her to sit up in the tub she was constantly sliding down which led to quite a few meltdowns. This bath seat was great, it’s comfy enough for her to lean back and sit in while we get her clean, plus I can just hang it in the shower to drip dry when we’re done. I have no complaints except that I should have purchased it sooner.”

This Diaper Bag Doubles as a Changing Station

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Do you believe that I’m super into versatile products by now? If not, does this diaper bag that doubles as a changing station nail the point down? Why not get something that has multiple uses!?

Reviews say, “We just had our baby a week ago and are already putting the DEBUG Baby Diaper Bag Backpack to good use. It’s very stylish so my husband doesn’t mind wearing it. I love the changing station feature, which makes me feel better about changing our baby in public places. It has plenty of room for diapers, wipes, bottles, and anything else you might need on the go. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a reliable and useful diaper bag.”

Keep Your Little One Comfy

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With almost 10,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating, this lounger has been labeled a “must-have” by parents all over the world. One glance at the reviews and you see thousands of happy customers.

These reviews say, “I’m happy I purchased this item! I had trouble getting my newborn to sleep in his bassinet. He would usually wake right after I put him down and would cry on and off for hours. I purchased this nest when he was 4 weeks old. It took him a couple of days to get used to it but once he did, he started going down with minimal problems. He’s 10 weeks old now and loves it! He sleeps soundly and doesn’t wake prematurely like he used to! I definitely recommend this product.”

These Pacifiers Are Shaped to Stay in Baby’s Mouth

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Pacifiers are another tricky baby product to buy because there are so many on the market. When this happens, I usually look at the reviews and price, and with over 8,000 reviews and a price tag under $6, I was sold.

Reviews say, “My husband and I didn’t start giving our daughter a pacifier until she was 6 weeks old. We tried several different types of pacifiers but she would only take these. She has never had nipple confusion (the reason why we didn’t give her a pacifier until 6 weeks) with these since giving her this pacifier. All other brands she would spit out. These are very easy to clean and I love how simple they look. Highly recommend!”

Soothe Diaper Rash

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A diaper rash is bound to happen every now and then and when it happens, you want to do everything in your power to make your little one feel comfortable again. This all-natural diaper rash ointment is made with organic ingredients and does an amazing job of soothing the pain safely.

Clear Their Airways

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Baby a little stuffed up? Need help clearing their airways? Try out this aspirator. Although it’s quite a simple tool, it has a perfect 5-star rating with over 10,000 reviews for a reason.

Reviews say, “We use the Nose Frida daily. It does such a good job. I could never get anything out with a bulb. This removed snot & boogers on the first attempt. It is NOT gross. After trying it once, you will understand how great it is. I just WISH they would include a cleaning brush with it! You have to rinse it out immediately before it dries. For thorough cleaning (or dried boogies), you need to purchase a straw cleaning brush.”

Help Them Sit Up

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Last but certainly not least is this baby seat. The soft cushioned seat offers a comfortable place for them to sit while the included teething toys will keep them entertained for hours on end.

Reviews say, “Definitely the best investment we’ve made. My 3-month-old daughter loves to be upright but after a while holding her just doesn’t work. She also uses tummy time to try and crawl rather than working on lifting her head and strengthening her neck. Putting her in this chair has been forcing her to try and hold her head up more and after 3 days she has gotten LOADS stronger in her neck and better at holding her head up. She absolutely loves sitting in it too since she can be more upright and be able to look around the room. Highly recommend this!”