7 of the Most Practical and Thoughtful Baby Shower Gifts to Give


Did you know that there were almost 140 million births this past year? If you’re lucky enough to know someone that’s going to contribute to these awesome statistics, congrats! Celebrating an upcoming birth is a wonderful ritual to participate in.

But what if you’re a baby shower newbie, or aren’t sure what is an appropriate gift? If you are attending a family or friend’s baby shower in the near future and need some inspiration, now is the perfect time to learn. Check out 6 of the top baby shower gifts you can give (according to parents) here. 

1. Infant Bathtub

If you’re a practical gift giver and want to give something that can be used every day, an infant bathtub is one of the best baby shower gifts you can buy. Newborns take a lot of baths and a little tub that can be placed in a larger bathtub or shower is a useful and safe purchase.  

2. Diaper Pail

Speaking of practical baby shower gift ideas, a diaper pail is at the top of the list for all new moms. It’s no secret that babies go through many diapers daily, so it’s a good idea to have a designated waste spot for all those dirty nappies! 

3. Stuffed Animal

Whether you are looking for baby shower gifts for boy babies or girl babies, a stuffed animal is usually a hit. And nothing is more precious than a baby’s first dog! Try a little weenie beanie baby dog for pint-sized pet owners to snuggle. 

4. A Foldable High Chair

Looking for the perfect gift for parents on the go? A foldable high chair is great for those that love to dine out.

5. Baby Clothes

It’s hard to resist the lure of itty-bitty clothes. So if you want, choose some cute ensembles for the baby–it’s sure to be appreciated by the parents. 

6. Baby Shower Gift Baskets

Can’t decide on one particular thing for your gift? Then put together a fun and functional gift basket with supplies and treats for the newborn and the mother. You can create a basket chock full of goodies like a baby blanket, bib, lotion, and other lovely items. 

7. Hostess Baby Shower Gifts

While you’re having fun selecting gifts, don’t forget one for the baby shower hostess! Though it isn’t required, it’s a thoughtful gesture to bring something small for the person that is hosting the baby shower. It can be as simple as a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates–just something small to show you appreciate them. 

Ready to Find the Perfect Gift?

Now that you’ve learned all about the top baby shower gifts to bring to a baby shower, you can select the perfect one with confidence. Whether you go for practical items like an infant bathtub, or a sweet one like a baby’s first stuffed animal, there is something for everyone out there. 

Did you find this article helpful? If so, then check out some of the other related topics on the rest of our website for more useful tips. 

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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