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Best Baby Shower Gifts

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Welcoming a new addition to a family is an exciting time. Friends and family, as well as parents, spend months collecting items that the little one will need. Most parents have a baby essentials list and they cross off those items early. Baby showers are a chance to come together and celebrate a new child while spoiling new moms with all of the remaining essentials she will need for her new baby. I found the best baby shower gifts for new moms from fun to sentimental to practical and everything in between.

Best Baby Shower Gifts

Diapers And Wipes

athena-playing-in-the-waterThere simply is no better baby shower gift than diapers. Diapers are a big investment and new parents are always in shock when they realize how many diapers they go through each day. If you want to give a gift that will be appreciated, go with diapers and baby wipes. If the mom has a gift registry, you may be able to shop specific brands for her that you know she’ll use. Otherwise, we are a huge fan of LUVS. You can get them at Walmart for a fair price or order them from Amazon.

Bazzlebaby Gift Bundles

Bazzlebaby was born from frustration over one mom’s efforts to keep her baby dry from drool. I can understand her frustration. There were times that Athena’s entire shirt would be soaked with drool, which causes a rash and can be very uncomfortable. Today, Bazzlebaby provides a complete line of baby products that continue to make parent’s lives easier. My personal favorite are the Bazzlebaby Gift Bundles.

The Might Be Trouble Gift Set

The Might Be Trouble Gift Set includes two original bandana bibs to keep the baby dry and happy. There are also two bandana bibs with teethers  that provide natural teething pain relief and two infinity-style scarf baby bibs that soak up drool and provide extra warmth. For travel and ocean lovers like myself, the unique designs match my personality perfectly. I especially love the airplanes and the ocean. Two of my greatest adventures in my life include doing aerobatics in a biplane and sailing to Antarctica on a tall ship. I can only image that my child will love flight and travel as much as I do; after all, Athena loves every second of a new destination or adventure.

Travelin' Man Gift Set

They also offer a Travelin’ Man Gift Set that includes one travel stroller blanket with clips to attach to car seats, stroller or clothing, a fuzzy fleece back for extra warmth, two travel bibs with a catch-all pocket, and one pacifier attacher that can clip to bibs, onesies, or collars.

Since they come in bundles, Bazzlebaby can be a one-stop shop for unique shower gifts that will defiantly get used often.

Zoe XLC Stroller

Zoe XLC Stroller

For travel lovers and parents on the go, the Zoe Traveler XLC Stroller is going to be their new bestie. The lightweight, durable aluminum frame weights in at only 11 pounds. The Traveler XLC is a well-built stroller that features the easiest one-hand fold, fits in a backpack, and can be stored in nearly every overhead bin on airplanes. It can even be carried as a backpack itself. Even if parents already have a stroller or travel system or they hardly travel at all, this would make the perfect addition for any expecting family. It weights about the same as a bag of groceries. Who wouldn’t want that?

Gift Cards

People usually buy newborn clothes for baby showers. Sometimes babies get so many newborn outfits that they can’t wear them all before they outgrow them. An alternative is a gift card. This allows the parents to buy the baby clothes as they grow and seasons change. Gift cards to restaurants and Amazon also come in handy when the baby is born and the mother realizes things that were forgotten or needed more.

Amazon Prime Membership

As an expecting mom myself, I can’t tell you how often my husband and I are ordering things off of Amazon. Whether it is diapers or wipes to the latest must-have gadget, it seems like every day there is something new that we absolutely have to order. That’s why Prime is so great because shipping is included and items are at my door in two days. If the mom-to-be you are buying for doesn’t already have Amazon Prime, I would say this is one of the best baby shower gifts you can buy.

Pearhead Personal Gifts

When shopping for baby shower gifts, most people think about the practical, must-haves on a list. It’s important to remember just how special this moment is in any family’s life. Adding products that celebrate that special moment are extremely important as well. That’s why I included a number of my favorite personal gift ideas from Pearhead, a global lifestyle and gift brand with over 100 products in the baby, pet, and wedding categories.

All About Baby Chalkboard

All About Baby Chalkboard

Pearhead’s All About Baby Chalkboard allows parents to track baby’s highlights every month of the first year. It includes everything needed to personalize for a baby boy or girl. Parents can customize each month with the included colorful chalk and have fun filling in how big the baby is getting and their favorite song and bedtime story. It’s perfect for sharing the baby’s monthly updates with loved ones. Once parents are finished with their posts and photos, they can simply erase with water and a clean cloth. It’s completely reusable from month to month.

Baby Prints Color Keepsake

Baby Prints Color Keepsake

What new mom wouldn’t love a baby print keepsake? This baby prints keepsake comes in blue and pink and includes everything needed to make a footprint or handprint. It includes one package of soft, air drying clay and a ribbon to display the keepsake once finished. It’s a personalized keepsake that will allow parents to cherish those tiny fingers or toes for years to come.

Our Family Hand Print Frame

Our Family Hand Print Frame

Our Family Hand Print Frame is my favorite personal gift for a baby shower. This adorable and modern frame comes with everything needed to make a print of the entire family’s hand, even the baby’s. Everything is included and the paint is 100% baby safe. Simply wrap it up and watch as the expecting parents open this adorable keepsake.

Baby and Pet Bib Set

Baby and Pet Bib Set

Does your expecting family have a dog to be the baby’s partner in crime? They can celebrate those adorable and mischievous moments with Pearhead’s Baby and Pet Bib Set. This bib set includes two cotton bibs, one for baby and one for pup! The bib is great for babies from 6 to 36 months to wear. The larger, black bib, with a 27” neck size, includes “pawtner in crime.” It’s the perfect size for small to medium sized dogs.

Wanderlust Creatures

Wanderlust Creatures

Similar to the personal touch gift ideas by Pearhead, Wanderlust Creatures provides a gift as unique as the expecting parents. I know there are many travel-loving families out there that enjoy tracking their destinations. What better baby shower gift for them then a Traveler’s Journey Pin Map? The Traveler’s Journey pin map is the perfect way to journal a baby’s adventures across the globe. Each map comes with a set of 10 flags, pins, and a heart charm to depict home is where the heart is. Handmade flag sets are a mixture of single and double points.

Out of all the options on the best baby shower gifts, this one is the most unique and personal to my goals for my newborn. I can’t wait to show him the world and track his progress on a map that is displayed in his room. He already has one pin for Texas. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Final Thoughts

Baby pacifier

If you really want to provide a practical gift for the expecting mom, go with gifts like diapers, bibs, and bandanas. They will definitely be used by the parents and baby and provide essentials that parents will need. Gift cards can also fit in this category and provide easy access to everyday things. If you really want to provide a personal, unique gift, think beyond bibs and diapers and spend your money on things that will really be a remarkable gift to the family. These types of gifts are never forgotten and always appreciated. If you know the family’s passions and interests, think about what would make a difference in their lives like the travel stroller for families that are always on the road or in the air or my personal favorite, the pin map. From practical to personal, there is something for every expecting mom.

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