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15 of the Best Baby Shower Gifts

Whenever you get invited to a baby shower, do you stress trying to come up with ideas for the best baby shower gifts?  Perhaps your kids are grown up so you can’t even remember what makes the perfect baby shower gift or maybe you’re not a parent yourself so have no idea when it comes to baby shower gift ideas? 

If you’re in the predicament of needing some baby shower present ideas, you’re in luck because in this article we’ve complied 15 of the best baby shower presents. 

Whether you’re wondering what to buy for a baby shower for your best friend or just a work colleague, we have plenty of great ideas including super practical and useful baby shower gifts, baby shower gifts for Mum as well as super cute baby shower gifts.  And if you don’t even have time to go to the shop, we’ve even provided the links for where you can buy these good baby shower gifts online!

15 of the Best Baby Shower Gifts

So, what are you waiting for, check out our recommendations for what to get for a baby shower below.

  1. B.box Nappy Wallet

When it comes to good baby shower presents that are practical, you can’t go wrong with a nappy wallet.  Every parent needs a nappy clutch they can easily grab and pop in their bag for when they’re out and about.

This b.box nappy wallet features everything you need for nappy changes on the go.  It includes a wipes hatch which is easily accessible from either inside the wallet or out, a good size change mat and a refillable wipes container.   There is also plenty of space for everything you need to carry when you’re out for short periods of time including space for two nappies, nappy sacks, cream and sanitizer.

This nappy wallet is a great size and will easily fit into a handbag. Backpack or in a pram.

Practical things like this nappy wallet make great baby shower gifts.

Click here to find out more about this nappy wallet or to buy now.

  1. Terry Toweling Nappies

Often the best baby shower gift ideas are the most practical and they don’t get much more practical then these terry toweling nappies.  Whether the parents plan on using cloth nappies or not, every parent needs terry toweling nappies for cleaning up spills, vomit and dare I say it – poop!

Whilst terry toweling nappies certainly don’t make for unique baby shower gifts, they will be well used and much appreciated.  They are also great filler if you’re considering baby shower hampers for a gift idea.

Click here to find out more about these terry towelling clothes or to buy now.

  1. ErgoCocoon Swaddle & Sleepbag

Another one of the things to buy for a baby shower is a swaddle.  Swaddles help baby sleep soundly by providing them with a cozy cuddling feeling without the need for blankets.

This ErgoCocoon swaddle is made from natural bamboo fibers which is super soft on baby’s skin and are perfect for keeping them warm during the months of Autumn and Spring.  Once parents are ready to transition baby from the swaddle, they can use the poppers in the armholes and use the swaddle just as a sleeping bag.

So, if you’d like to give parents the gift of a good night’s sleep, this ErgoCocoon swaddle is one of the great baby shower gift ideas.

Click here to find out more about this swaddle or to buy now.

  1. Mummy Gift Box

Without a doubt there will be plenty of baby accessories gifted to the new baby at a baby shower so If you are looking for more thoughtful baby shower gifts or even baby shower gift ideas for mum specifically, then check out these Mummy Gift Box ideas.

Baby shower gifts for mums to be are important because it is such a crazy time in a new mum’s life that sometimes she forgets about looking after herself! This new mum hamper includes chocolates, pampering items, tea lights for relaxation and of course a few different soft toys and rattles for the new baby.

With this Mummy Gift Box, you can make sure the new mum to be is just as looked after as the new baby will be at her baby shower.

Click here to find out more about this mummy gift box or to buy now.

  1. Skip Hop Moby Smart Sling 3 Stage Baby Tub

If you’re wanting some unique baby shower gift ideas or really cool baby shower gifts, then consider giving the new parents a Skip Hop Moby 3 Stage Baby Tub.

This is a super cute and versatile baby bathtub that will adapt as baby grows. The mesh sling will cradle the baby and is perfect for newborns up to 3 months. Then the mesh sling can be adjusted to assist with learning to sit for the age group of 3 months to 6 months. Once the baby can sit on their own the sling can be removed altogether.

This non-slip and easy to clean bathtub is a perfect gift idea for new parents to be.

Click here to find out more about this baby tub or to buy now.

  1. Bath Toy Organiser

Another thing to consider if you’re wondering what to buy for a baby shower present is a bath toy organiser.  Practical, but will no doubt be appreciated by the parents to be – even if they don’t know it yet!

With a wide mouth that allows the parents to easily scoop the toys out of the bath, mesh bottom with a zip for easy draining and suction cups that allow it to be attached to the tiles of the bath or shower, this really makes a great bath toy organiser.

When trying to think of things to get for a baby shower it is a good idea to get things that the parents will actually need but unlikely think of getting themselves.

Click here to find out more about this bath toy organiser or to buy now.

  1. Babyhood Nursing Pillow

Ideas for amazing baby shower gifts are ones that will keep the baby occupied while the parents can get things like housework and dinner cooked and the Babyhood Nursing Pillow is just that.

Not only can this pillow be used as a nursing pillow with the ergonomic designed specifically to shape a woman’s body, it can also be used for tummy time and play time as the baby grows. It is machine washable and made from safe Breathe Eze fibre making it firm, breathable, anti-allergenic and dust mite resistant.

Top baby shower gifts are things that will make the parents lives easier and that is something you can guarantee with this gift.

Click here to find out more about nursing pillows or to buy now.

  1. Aden and Anais Muslin Wraps

Muslin wraps always seem to be one of the most popular baby shower gifts and that’s because you can never have too many muslin wraps!

Muslin wraps can be used to swaddle baby, as a thin blanket or even to provide more shade cover in the pram or car seat so it really is no wonder that these always come up in the top ten baby shower gifts quite frequently.

The Aden + Anais Muslin Wraps are made from soft and breathable fabric that feel exactly like a mother’s touch to the baby and it will create a calming effect when baby is wrapped up in one of these wraps.

Muslin wraps are also always a hit in baby shower gift baskets and the new parents will be extremely grateful because as mentioned above, you can never seem to have too many of them.

Click here to find out more about these muslin wraps or to buy now.

  1. Digital Dummy Thermometer

When trying to decide what gift to buy for a baby shower the best gifts are always ones that the new parents didn’t think of themselves but always come in handy.

A digital dummy thermometer is a fantastic idea when thinking of gifts to take to a baby shower and one that new parents will highly appreciate if it’s ever needed. Taking a sick child’s temperature can be very stressful when the baby is unsettled so this digital dummy thermometer that you just pop in baby’s mouth is a godsend.

Click here to find out more about this digital dummy thermometer or to buy now.

  1. Baby Grooming Kit

A baby grooming kit is one of the more popular gifts to give at a baby shower.  This particular kit comes with a soother (or dummy), baby brush, nail scissors, teether set, toothbrush learning pen and toothbrush trainer and NUK bag, everything the parents could possibly need when it comes to grooming bubs.

If you’re trying to come up with things to buy for a baby shower gift you can’t go wrong with a baby grooming kit.   

Click here to find out more about this baby grooming kit or to buy now.

  1. Milestone Baby Cards

If you’re not sure what to buy for a baby shower gift Milestone Baby Cards can be a great option.  These cards are becoming more and more popular when it comes to baby items for baby shower gifts as they help parents capture all those first moments.

Parenthood is often a blur and looking back and trying to remember when things happened for the first time or when a photo was taken can be difficult, but these milestone cards make it simple and organised.

Click here to find out more about these milestone baby cards or to buy now. 

  1. Hooded Bath Towel Set

A hooded bath towel set is something that always seems to pop up in the top 10 baby shower gifts and it’s probably because they are just so adorable!

The new parents will love being able to wrap their precious little baby up in a hooded bath towel and keep their little heads nice and warm right after a bath.  There really is nothing better than a freshly clean baby so if it is cute ideas for baby shower gifts you are looking for, a hooded towel set really is a safe bet.

Click here to find out more about this hooded bath towel set or to buy now. 

  1. Baby Skin Care Set

Taking care of your new baby’s skin is so important to new parents so when it comes to baby shower gift suggestions a baby skin care set is a great option.   You can even buy a few random pieces yourself to pop into baby shower baskets. 

This set includes a gentle cleansing gel, body lotion, foam shampoo, barrier cream and a free Musti Bear. The products have no nasties and are paraben, phthalate and phenoxyethanol free.

So, if you’re struggling with baby shower party gift ideas this baby skin care set is an easy option.   

Click here to find out more about this baby skin care set or to buy now. 

  1. Stroller Organiser

For the parents to be that love to organised, the best baby shower gift ever is one that helps them still be organised when it comes to the stroller.

This stroller organiser will help the new parents keep all their important belongings safe and handy while out and about. Most prams will have a storage basket under the pram for a baby bag, but it can be a bit tricky digging around for your wallet or keys with your child still in the pram.

This stroller organiser has multiple compartments to keep all your things organised, converts to a little bag and clips on and off the stroller easily.

So, if you want to be remembered as someone who buys awesome baby shower gifts that are super practical then check this one out.

Click here to find out more about this stroller organiser or to buy now. 

  1. Skip Hop Moby Waterfall Rinser

Practical gifts are often the best gifts to buy for a baby shower, particularly when you’re struggling with ideas.  If this is you, consider this Skip Hop Moby Waterfall Rinser.

Washing little babies’ heads is quite difficult, as parents have to hold babies head with one hand and rinse them off with the other.  This rinser will help to make the process a fair bit easier. The ridges channel water for easy rinsing and the soft rubber grip cushions the forehead to stop water from getting into the baby’s eyes. There is an easy grip handle for the parent too.

A rinser is a gift that the parents will use daily and they will be so thankful of how much easier the process of bath time has been made because of it.

Click here to find out more about this bath rinser or to buy now.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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