The 47 Best Baby Boy Gifts of 2022

Books, teethers, and more top our list for baby boys

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Welcoming a baby boy is a joyous occasion. To celebrate his arrival, an adorable gift is always welcome. When it comes to presents, keep the parents, their lifestyle, and family needs in mind. 

Reviewed & Approved

The Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy is an easy-grip, BPA-free teether designed for newborns and up to 24 months, so you can get a lot of use out of it. If you prefer a more sentimental gift, we recommend the Bubzi Co Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit.

Some may prefer a practical gift that’s usable for years to come, while others would appreciate a fun gift that’ll keep baby’s attention. And if you’re at a loss, a keepsake or customizable item will always stand out. No matter your intention, we carefully considered value, design, ease of cleaning, and toy safety when reviewing products.

Here are the best gifts for the baby boy in your life.

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy

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The Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy earned our top spot because it can be played with easily by tiny hands immediately after birth. The easy-grip, BPA-free teether is a must-have toy for babies 0 to 24 months. The lightweight design is ideal for helping to develop hand-eye coordination and a two-handed grip.

Pliable, brightly colored loops intersect on a center cube that makes a soft rattling sound with movement. The loops are made of durable, yet soft, plastic that won’t break down. For added enjoyment, this toy can be popped into the freezer to soothe a teething baby’s sore gums.

Price at time of publication: $10

Manhattan Toy Winkel

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What Our Testers Say

"My favorite thing about this toy is that it not only occupies my baby now but will also keep her interested in other ways as she grows. If you’re filling out your baby shower registry or are simply on the hunt for a toy that will keep your baby entertained without flashing lights or loud noises, the Manhattan Toy Winkel is the one for you. It’s a simple toy that will help your baby develop in so many ways, and it’s durable enough to make it through multiple milestones." — Ashley Ziegler, Verywell writer and product tester

Bubzi Co Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit

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This keepsake kit is fun, easy, adorable, and virtually mess-free. It’s a heartwarming gift that allows parents to make an imprint of baby’s hand and foot in clay. The kit comes with detailed instructions, the clay, and an 11 x 8-inch frame with space for two sweet photos and the completed molds. With minimal time and effort required from sleepy parents—the casting is dry in 10 to 15 minutes—this sweet set is a gift that’ll last forever. 

Price at time of publication:  $23

Bubzi Co Baby Hand & Footprint Picture Frame Kit

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Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

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Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

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Keep baby engaged with this best-selling Jumperoo. There’s no shortage of colorful, interactive spinners, roller balls, and light-up whatchamacallits. This play center will bounce with baby’s movements, encouraging muscle and balance development. Brain-building play helps develop baby’s motor control and hand-eye coordination while giving parents a much-needed, hands-free break.

Parents will love that this play station is both safe and comfortable for their little guy. The Jumperoo comes with a soft padded seat that swivels with baby’s movements. As baby grows, so too can the Jumperoo, with three different height settings to accommodate babies up to 25 pounds and 32 inches. One of our favorite features is how easily this can be tucked away when not in use. The base easily converts to a nested position making this ideal for parents tight on space or for transporting to grandma’s house.

Price at time of publication: $100

What Our Testers Say

"The Fisher-Price Jumperoo kept my son busy for semi-long stretches while I had my hands free to tidy up the room around him. The interactive activities, lights, and toys are stimulating and engaging while encouraging cognitive development. It’s a great choice for a baby shower gift, too!" — Theresa Holland, Verywell writer and product tester

SmartNoggin NogginStik Developmental Light-Up Rattle

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SmartNoggin NogginStik Developmental Light-Up Rattle

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This textured, easy-grasp baby toy is quickly gaining popularity among new parents as a top-rated interactive toy. The happy Noggin Stik face lights up with a soft red, blue or green light alternating colors with movement. The black and white base is a rattle with a mirror fitted in the bottom for reflective fun. The design of this toy will keep baby engaged and stimulated with its multi-functional use.

Price at time of publication: $24

What Our Testers Say

"The SmartNoggin NogginStik provides hours of entertainment and sensory stimulation. With a compact design, it’s small enough to tote along pretty much anywhere you take your child. Retailing at about $25, it’s more expensive than most baby rattles. However, the interactive features and engaging design are the perfect combination for a curious, growing baby." — Theresa Holland, Verywell writer and product tester

Parker Baby Bandana Drool Bibs 8 Pack Baby Bibs for Boys

Parker Baby Bandana Drool Bibs

Courtesy of Amazon

Who says essentials like bibs can’t be on-trend? These adorable bandana-style bibs not only catch all of the mess, but they’re a fashion statement. Spit happens—constant drool and dampness around the baby’s neck can be irritating and damaging to those adorable baby duds and could even cause a drool rash.

These double-layered, moisture-wicking bibs have literally got baby covered. The 100 percent cotton outer layer quickly absorbs mishaps, while the polyester-fleece backing keeps moisture from the baby’s clothing and skin. Adjustable snap closure allows the bib to be adjusted as the baby grows. And our favorite part, they come with a 100% Risk-Free Satisfaction Guarantee.

Price at time of publication: $30

Kakalu 6 Pairs Assorted Non Skid Ankle Cotton Socks

Kakalu 6 Pairs Assorted Non Skid Ankle Cotton Socks

Courtesy of Amazon

As baby begins to cruise around the house, they will need a little extra protection against slips. These socks are specially designed with anti-slip, non-skid technology to help baby’s little feet grip the ground when standing or walking. We love the neutral pack of gray, black, and cream socks, but they are also available in fun, bright colors with the same anti-slip bottom.

Price at time of publication: $11

HALO Sleep Sack Plush Dot Velboa Wearable Blanket

Halo Sleepsack

Courtesy of Halo

New parents can rest assured that when they zip their little one in for the night, they won’t have to worry about tangled blankets or chilly bottoms. The HALO Sleep Sack keeps baby snug and warm without adding unnecessary blankets in the crib. Soft plush dot velboa will keep baby warm with plenty of legroom for kicking and stretching.

The Sleep Sack is available in small (10-18 pounds), medium (16-24 pounds), and large (22-28 pounds). One feature parents are sure to love is the reversible zipper on the bottom of the sleep sack. This allows for easy access without having to unzip baby out of the entire thing to do a middle-of-the-night diaper change.

Price at time of publication: $30

Lucy Darling Little Animal Lover Memory Book

Baby’s First Year Memory Book

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This adorable book will help new parents track their baby’s milestones. With simple to use fill-in-the-blank pages to document everything from monthly milestones to baby’s favorite foods and first home.

This eco-friendly book comes with 48 pages to fill with things like ultrasound pics, baby’s first footprints, his birth announcement and hospital bracelet, a family tree, and so much more. Parents can capture all the special moments as their baby boy develops month-to-month in an easy-to-use 9x9 layout. This is sure to be a cherished keepsake.

Price at time of publication: $35

Hape Country Critters Wooden Activity Play Cube

Hape Country Critters Wooden Activity Play Cube

Courtesy of Amazon

This is one toy that will last a lifetime. Solid wood craftsmanship paired with brightly colored, non-toxic play elements makes this the perfect toy for busy hands.

With four sides and a tabletop packed with moveable beads, spinning mazes, shape sorters, and more, there are endless play possibilities. Durable construction ensures that it won’t easily tip, making it ideal for little ones to hold onto while at play.

Price at time of publication: $150

aden + anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets, Set of 4

aden + anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets, Set of 4

Amazon

For a new baby boy, the versatile Aden & Anais swaddles are a must-have. Swaddle baby boy in it, use it as a nursing cover, baby blanket, stroller cover, burp cloth, or anything else. The 47 x 47-inch muslin blankets come in sets of two or four, with tons of patterns to match any style. 

Price at time of publication: $60

VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

VTech, Drop and Go Dump Truck

Walmart

Busy boys will love the lights, sounds, and interactive play with this dump truck. Ideal for play that aids in the development of motor skills—big, brightly colored buttons teach simple phrases, color recognition, and melodies. For early walkers, the pull-string allows baby to pull it around and explore their environment. Complete with three ‘boulders’ sized just right for little hands that can be popped into the cab of the truck to hear it count aloud.

Parents will appreciate the volume control: off, low, and high for when they need a little quiet time. From the makers of award-winning learning toys, this dump truck is a perfect first toy. It's suited for little ones ages 6 months to 3 years.

Price at time of publication: $21

Aveeno Baby Mommy & Me Daily Bathtime Gift Set

Aveeno Baby Mommy & Me Daily Bathtime Gift Set

Amazon

This set of bathtime essentials is safe for parents, caregivers, and babies to use and comes in an adorable, reusable wicker basket. The Aveeno Baby Mommy & Me set includes four bottles: stress relief body wash, shampoo, bath wash, and daily moisture lotion. Adults will love the combination of natural colloidal oatmeal with scents of lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang oils for a relaxing bathtime experience. While all ingredients are safe for sensitive skin, the company also includes fragrance-free lotion for littles.

Price at time of publication: $21

UGG Bixbee Bootie

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Babies are notorious for kicking off and losing little socks. UGG Bixbee Booties are as cozy and adorable as they are secure. Perfect for a fall or winter baby, these booties will keep baby’s little toes warm, snug, and stylish.

The velcro straps provide a strong closure and are easily adjustable at the same time, so there is room to grow. Parents rave about how they stay on and love how cute they look.

Price at time of publication:  $40

L.L. Bean Boat and Tote, Open-Top

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A personalized L.L. Bean tote bag is a truly timeless gift. L.L. Bean offers many sizes and colors to choose from, but what really makes the tote special is the personalization.

Add baby’s name or initials for a custom gift. If you want to splurge or are going in on the gift with a few other folks, order the bag and then stuff it with diapers, wipes, cute onesies, toys, or a much-appreciated dinner for the new parents. 

Price at time of publication: $35

LOVEVERY Play Kits

Lovevery Play Kits

Lovevery

These kits are like Birchbox for the baby set. The toys are all made with sustainable and organic materials, so they're safe for baby’s little hands and mouth. For the parents, each kit comes with booklets on monthly milestones, how to track progress, and tips for enjoying the toys in the set.

If you live far from baby but want to be involved in his life and development, gifting the LOVEVERY play kit subscription is a perfect way to do that.

Price at time of publication: Starts at $80 per kit

Urban Baby Bonnets EcoCap in Organic Escher

Urban Baby Bonnets ecoCaps

Courtesy of Urban Baby Bonnets

Finally, a sun hat for baby boys that stays on! This stylish, boyish hat will keep the little guy in your life looking cute while keeping the harmful sun off his sweet baby face. Rated UPF 50+, these stylish caps have a chin strap that snaps and an elastic back-of-head design to truly stay put. With countless reversible designs and five infant sizes, these hats are useful and beautiful. 

Price at time of publication: $44

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Amazon

Inspire a love of reading by selecting some classic board books for the new baby boy in your life. Look for ones with beautiful pictures and a simple repetitive story that baby can listen to over and over again.

Price at time of publication: $5

Primary Organic Zip Footie Onesie

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Tired parents will appreciate the ease of a zipper onesie from Primary, the producer of simple baby clothes in tons of bright colors. The timeless, classic styles are long-lasting but not expensive or too fragile.

Price at time of publication: $18

Jellycat Dog Soother Blanket

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Courtesy of Nordstrom.

Jellycat’s sweet stuffed animals are just as soft as they are adorable. This cuddly puppy is nestled in a small blanket, making it a perfect cuddly gift for the little guy. Don’t be surprised if this precious pup becomes a household favorite.

Price at time of publication: $24

Tiny Keepsakes Personalized Puzzle Step Stool

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With lots of colors and themes to choose from, these stools are a great gift. Early sitters can play with the puzzle pieces and learn to manipulate shapes and the letters of their name.

As baby grows, this step stool becomes a perfect way for little kids to reach a bit higher for books on their bookshelf or for brushing their teeth at the bathroom sink.

Price at time of publication: $69

Fridababy Baby Basics Kit

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New babies bring all kinds of adventures (and bodily fluids) to the table. This highly-rated baby set includes a silicone brush for sensitive baby skin, a nail clipper set, a gas/colic reliever, and a nasal aspirator with refills. Perfect for any first-time parents. 

Price at time of publication: $35

NFL Shop Baby Football Jersey

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Courtesy of NFL Shop.

Suit up your littlest fan with an adorable onesie from baby boy’s favorite NFL team. There are a variety of choices, including onesie three-packs, onesies, bibs, booties, and much more. Baby boy will be all ready come game day to cheer on his favorite team. 

Price at time of publication: Approximately $25 and up (prices vary by style)

Covered Goods 4-in-1 Multi-Use Cover

Covered Goods Multi-Use Cover

Courtesy of Buy Buy Baby

Be a new mom’s hero with this super stylish, well-named multi-use cover. Protect baby from germs and prying eyes, or use it to cover the car seat. It also works as a nursing cover-up, scarf, and shopping cart cover. The comfortable stretchy material folds up and is machine washable. 

Price at time of publication: $35

The First Years Stack Up Cup Toys

The First Years Stack Up Cups

Courtesy of Amazon

These stacking cups have thousands of five-star ratings for a good reason. Help baby develop hand-eye coordination by banging, nesting, stacking, and rolling these cups around. They have holes in the bottom, so when they join the bathtime fun, water pours out at various rates.

Price at time of publication: $8

What Our Editors Say

"For $5, you can't do better. My daughter loved these simple cups so much, we got a set for our house as well as her grandparents'. The set kept her occupied, whether she was making noise with the cups, stacking them, or just throwing them on the floor!"— Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director, Verywell Family 

Baby Board Book

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Out-of-town friends or relatives can create a baby board book to introduce the new baby to important people, places, or things in his life. Simply upload photos and choose from three themes and a variety of layouts to make a thoughtful gift that baby, and his whole family, will cherish for a long, long time.

Price at time of publication: Starts at $45 and increases based on page count

Pottery Barn Gingham Baby Hooded Towel

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New babies take lots and lots of baths. Nothing will look cuter than a little guy all wrapped up in his personalized hooded towel. This gift grows with baby, so it will wrap up a tiny babe and still fit that slippery toddler when they go waddling out of the bathroom. Pick from four colors of gingham and lots of monogram options.

Price at time of publication: $30

Pottery Barn Kids Chamois Baby Blanket

Chamois Baby Blanket

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Made of 100 percent polyester chamois, this ultra-soft baby blanket will keep baby boy warm without irritating his sensitive skin. It's perfect for strollers, car seats, or for snuggling in mommy's arms. Plus, it's machine-washable, so tired parents can just throw it in the machine if baby spits up on it multiple times a day.

Price at time of publication: $30

L.L. Bean Expandable Lunch Box

L.L. Bean Expandable Lunch Box

L.L. Bean

If you’re wanting a gift that helps baby’s parents and caregivers, this lunch box from L.L. Bean will do the trick. While your child won’t be using it first, adults can keep bottles and lunches cool in the meantime until the baby starts solids. From vibrant colors to fun patterns, there are a variety of lunch box patterns to pick from. Plus, if you find yourself running out of room, simply unzip the lunch box and magically gain 2 extra inches of space.

Price at time of publication: $25

West Elm Plush Nursery Rocker - Tiger

Plush Nursery Rocker - Tiger

West Elm

Little ones will love this felt nursery rocker that comes in a variety of animals, like a tiger, elephant, unicorn, and more. Made with soft polyester, the nursery rocker features beautiful wood runners on an iron frame to ensure it’ll last through every playtime without sacrificing style. It’s recommended for children ages 1 to 5, or up to 40 pounds, so kids are sure to get plenty of use out of it as they get older. 

Price at time of publication: $150

Petite Plume Classic Navy Flannel Robe

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Keep baby looking elegant without sacrificing his comfort with this kid's bathrobe from Petite Plume. The company makes stylish sleepwear for children that every new mom and dad would swoon over. Made with soft, breathable flannel, this mini bathrobe can be worn through the night without causing discomfort. It comes in navy and is available in sizes 6 months up to 14 years.

Price at time of publication:  $58

The Honest Company Baby Arrival Gift Set

The Honest Company Baby Arrival Gift Set

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Welcome your little one’s arrival with this gift set from Honest Company that puts a modern spin on baby gift baskets. The baby arrival gift set includes essentials for baby and parents and caregivers, such as organic balm, diapers, and baby wash. Every item in the baby gift set is placed beautifully in a reusable wooden box filled with vibrant blue accents, like decorative tissue paper. 

Price at time of publication: $50

Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome

Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome

Amazon

The Fisher-Price baby dome offers parents and caregivers convenience, versatility, and functionality—all in one adorable piece. This baby dome provides the baby with a safe sleep space or fun area for tummy time. It folds in half and features two carrying handles for ultimate portability, while a UPF 20 canopy folds over the baby dome to protect little ones from the sun and bugs. Plus, it’s available in a variety of cute designs.

Price at time of publication: $86

HollyPopDesigns Personalized Mountain Milestone Blanket

HollyPopDesigns Personalized Mountain Milestone Blanket

Etsy

Milestone blankets are a fun way to track a baby’s growth each month until they turn one. This milestone blanket displays a stunning mountain theme filled with neutral colors that make the forest trees pop. What we love most about this milestone blanket from Etsy shop HollyPopDesigns is that it’s personalizable with baby’s name, and it’s available in a variety of materials, sizes, and date formats, so the blanket can be used beyond (or before) baby’s first birthday.

Price at time of publication: $45 and up (varies by material)

Splashin'kids Inflatable Tummy Time Premium Water Mat

 Splashin'kids Inflatable Tummy Time Premium Water mat

Courtesy of Amazon

Recommended for babies 3 months old and up, this tummy time mat fills with water to create a unique play experience. The tummy time water mat features fish that swim around in the water and vibrant sea creatures on the back and sides. It measures 26 x 20 inches and is made of thick PVC that doesn’t leak or cause a mess. 

Price at time of publication: $28

Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat

Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat

Courtesy of Amazon

Gift baby a fun place to play (and a break for adults) with the Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up floor seat. The seat features soft, machine-washable fabrics that come in a variety of adorable designs and linkable toys for baby boys to play with. We love that the seat folds flat for easy storage and portability, too. 

Price at time of publication: $56

L.L.Bean Infants' and Toddlers' Hi-Pile Fleece Jacket

Infants' and Toddlers' L.L.Bean Hi-Pile Fleece Jacket

L.L. Bean

This fleece jacket from L.L. Bean is just what little one needs when the temperatures drop. It’s available in infant and toddler sizes and comes in several colors, like rich berry, natural beige, navy, and more. Plus, it features an adorable hood with bear ears to make your little cub look even cuter. 

Price at time of publication: $59

Vulli Sophie La Girafe

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Vulli

Believe it or not, this adorable teething toy was first made in 1961 and continues to be a teething staple in many households. Sophie the Giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber from the Hevea tree, so she’s safe for babies to gnaw on over and over again. Each of Sophie’s boxes comes with her story and a booklet filled with other friends like her.

Price at time of publication: $30

I See Me! Goodnight Little Me Personalized Book

I See Me! Goodnight Little Me Personalized Book

Courtesy of Amazon

Treat the baby to a personalized bedtime book they can cherish for the years to come. “Goodnight Little Me” is a beautifully illustrated book that can be customized with their name on the cover, in illustrations, and throughout the book. Read along with sheep, owls, and other critters as little one falls asleep to the poetry-like story. 

Price at time of publication: $40

VTech Baby Lil' Critters Soothing Starlight Hippo

VTech Baby Lil' Critters Soothing Starlight Hippo

Amazon

This adorable hippo doubles as a light projector and soother to help baby (and adults) get some shut-eye. The hippo is made of plastic around the projector, which showcases a starry night, while the rest of the body is soft to the touch. More than 100 soothing songs, stories, and sounds are available to choose from, and you only need two AA batteries to make baby’s new friend light up.

Price at time of publication: $28

Baby GUND Animated Flappy The Elephant Stuffed Animal Baby Toy Plush

With the push of a button, Flappy the elephant comes to life with two modes of use: play and sing. Press Flappy’s left foot and your little one will be engaged in a game of peek-a-boo with his new friend, or press Flappy’s right foot for a fun song. Flappy stands 12 inches tall and loves to hide behind his oversized ears during peek-a-boo, or he flaps them during the sing-along. 

Price at time of publication: $45

LOVEVERY Play Kits

Lovevery Play Kits

Lovevery

Long gone are the days of guessing what to buy a baby boy, thanks to the Lovevery Play Kits. Each play kit is designed for specific age groups and comes with a variety of skill-building toys every two to three months (depending on the subscription chosen). Expect free shipping with each delivery, and cancel at any time. 

Price at time of publication: $80 (per kit, delivery every 2 weeks)

Nuby 3 Step Soothing Teether Set

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Nuby 3 Step Soothing Teether Set

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Teethers are a must-have for babies’ sore gums, which is why we love this set from Nuby that comes with three separate teethers. Each teether is small enough to fit in the baby's hand perfectly and comes with textured surfaces for ultimate comfort when gnawing. Made of silicone, the teethers are easy to clean and safe to toss in the refrigerator for a chilled teething remedy.

Price at time of publication: $10

Fat Brain Toys Rock 'n Roller Piano

Fat Brain Toys Rock 'n Roller Piano

Courtesy of Fat Brain Toys

Older babies will get a kick out of this toy that makes music and keeps hands busy. The Rock n’ Roller Piano’s keyboard doubles as a classic xylophone for babies to use the included mallet for music-making fun. Plus, rollers on the other side of the keyboard make a unique sound baby won’t be able to resist.

Price at time of publication: $30

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Duo

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Duo

Fat Brain Toys

From textures, shapes, words, and colors, this baby toy is chock full of exciting features. The Dimpl Duo from Fat Brain Toys features colorful silicone buttons embedded with shapes on one side and colors on the flip side. Each shape and color is labeled in English and Braille, and the toy’s compact size allows for easy portability.

Price at time of publication: $25

Melissa & Doug PB&J Take-Along Toy

Melissa & Doug PB&J Take-Along Toy

Melissa & Doug

For a toy baby boy can use at home or on the go, look no further than this take-along toy by Melissa & Doug. It features an adorable PB&J theme and includes six pieces for the baby to play with, like plush bread slices or soft peanut butter and jelly jar. It’s safe for babies ages 1 month old and up and includes a clip for the baby to play with the toy anywhere.

Price at time of publication: $12

Bright Starts Tummy Time Prop & Play Mat

Bright Starts Tummy Time Prop & Play Mat

Courtesy of Walmart

Tummy time just got a whole lot better (and cuter) with this play mat from Bright Starts. It comes in adorable animal themes, like a bear or sloth, and is safe to use immediately after birth. An included prop pillow gives the baby a boost during tummy time, while attached toys keep playing fun. 

Price at time of publication: $30

SweetPrinceGifts Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

SweetPrinceGifts Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Etsy

For a sentimental baby gift, look no further than this sweet and personalized Christmas ornament. Choose from five different design options, which include personalizing both sides of the ornament and selecting an ornament style, such as aluminum or ceramic. You can also add up to 256 characters of text to include the baby boy’s name or a memorable message.

Price at time of publication: $12

What to Look for in a Gift for a Baby Boy

Usefulness

While there’s an array of adorable baby items to choose from, sometimes the most appreciated ones are those that are the most useful—the ones parents reach for over and over and wonder how they’d survive without them. For a gift both babies and adults can use, consider the Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome, which doubles as a safe sleep space and play area. If you opt for a more practical gift, rest assured it’ll be appreciated down the line.

Sentimentality

If you want a gift that’s going to be cherished for years to come, select something meaningful, like SweetPrinceGifts Baby’s First Christmas Ornament or HollyPopDesigns Personalized Mountain Milestone Blanket. Items that commemorate or capture a baby’s milestones in some way are often favorites for sentimental parents—and many can be personalized to make them even more special!

Fun

Toys make great baby gifts, and there are options aplenty. From rattles and fun teethers for infants to toys they’ll have fun with when they get a bit older, choose a gift that’ll keep them engaged. Just be sure to consider age recommendations and other safety warnings, too.

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's a mom of a 9-year-old son, a 6-year-old son, and a 2-year-old daughter. All three kids still love their gifted personalized name step stools so much that she often wonders if they’ll bring them to college. She loves gifting newborns personalized tote bags filled with dinner for their tired new parents. 

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