The 26 Best Baby Shower Gifts of 2020

Thoughtful presents for the new family to be

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Our Top Picks

Copper Pearl 4-Pack Bandana Baby Bibs at Amazon

"These sweet, snappable bandanas will ensure that babies always look cute, even covered in drool."

Patagonia Baby Furry Friends Hoody at dickssportinggoods.com

"A sweet style and the rugged construction from Patagonia makes this the perfect gift for winter babies."

JJCole Outdoor Blanket at Amazon

"Waterproof, portable, and easy to clean, this blanket is perfect to stash in the basket of a stroller."

Green Toys Stacking Cups Bath Toy at Amazon

"Made for babies 6 months and up, these stacking toys are fun for play both in the bath and out."

As You Grow, A Modern Memory Book for Baby at Amazon

"The guided sections provide space for new families to record moments and memories from pregnancy through age five."

Oxford Banded Hooded Towel at serenaandlily.com

"Woven from soft Turkish cotton, this sweet white cotton hooded towel is perfect for wrapping a baby after a bath."

Safety 1st Welcome Baby Nursery Collection at Amazon

"Includes everything from baby nail clippers to a thermometer, gentle hair brush, changing pad, and much, much more."

LILLEbaby Ergonomic Child Carrier at Amazon

"This baby carrier can be used with children from 7 to 45 pounds and offers six carrying positions."

Eric Carle Box Set of Books at Amazon

"This box set of six board books will keep babies engaged and entertained and become a favorite for the whole family."

KaAn’s Designs Family Matching Collection at kaansdesigns.com

"These coordinated outfits made by a black-owned husband and wife team are perfect for a gender reveal party or other occasion."

Baby showers are a wonderful way to celebrate the mom-to-be and stock her up with everything she needs to welcome a new baby. While some moms create registries, there are lots of ideas and classic gifts (both big and small) to get off the registry that will wow everyone at the baby shower, including the guest of honor.

Here are the best baby shower gifts on the market.

Our Top Picks

1

Copper Pearl 4-Pack Bandana Baby Bibs

Sweet bandana bibs are useful for keeping even the drooliest of babies dry. The fronts are made of 100% cotton for maximum absorption. These sweet, snappable bandanas come in lots of colors and patterns, so babies will always look cute, even covered in drool.

2

Patagonia Baby Furry Friends Hoody

Patagonia Baby Furry Friends Hoody

 Courtesy of Patagonia

A sweet style and the rugged construction from Patagonia makes this the perfect gift, especially for winter babies or those in colder climates.

The cute sweater comes in a variety of colors—from Barn Red to Birch White—and in infants' sizes 6M, 12M, and 18M. Parents note that the sizing runs large, so plan ahead when you order.

3

JJCole Outdoor Blanket

Waterproof, portable, and easy to clean, this blanket is perfect to stash in the basket of a stroller or the trunk of a car for any planned (or unplanned) picnics, park diaper changes, or quiet moments outdoors. It measures 5x5 feet when opened but folds into an easy-to-carry tote.

4

Green Toys Stacking Cups Bath Toy

Made for babies 6 months and up, these stacking toys are fun for play both in the bath and out. Created from 100% recycled plastic jugs, they’re perfect for stacking, pouring, and playing. 

5

As You Grow, A Modern Memory Book for Baby

A modern take on a baby book, parents-to-be will love the timeless, chic, and gender-neutral artwork throughout this baby journal. The guided sections provide space for new families to record moments and memories from pregnancy through age five.

6

Oxford Banded Hooded Towel

Oxford Banded Hooded Towel

Courtesy of Serena & Lily 

Woven from soft Turkish cotton, this sweet white cotton hooded towel is accented with classic pinstripes in a choice of two colors. Now all new parents need is a freshly washed baby to wrap up! The towel is machine washable, making it easy to clean up when messes inevitably occur.

7

Safety 1st Welcome Baby Nursery Collection

This well-made set includes an infant healthcare set, a grooming set, and a “quick trip” diaper bag, so parents will be stocked with everything from baby nail clippers to a thermometer, gentle hair brush, changing pad, and much, much more.

8

LILLEbaby Ergonomic Child Carrier

Ideal for infants through toddlers, this baby carrier can be used with children from 7 to 45 pounds. With six carrying positions, including an ergonomic outward and back position (for babies 6 months and older), this versatile carrier is attractive, comfortable, and highly rated.

9

Eric Carle Box Set of Books

Babies have been entertained for years with these classic books and beautiful collage illustrations. This box set includes six board books for young kids to love. With simple yet engaging text, these stories are sure to become family favorites.

10

KaAn’s Designs Family Matching Collection

KaAn’s Designs Family Matching Collection

 Courtesy of KaAn’s Designs 

These coordinated outfits made by a black-owned husband and wife team are perfect for a gender reveal, matching siblings, or cute family photo shoots. Choose from sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats for parents and sweet onesies or tops for the littlest “dope babe.”

11

Aden & Anais Dream Blanket

A soft, breathable, muslin blanket that is known as the “Dream Blanket” because it helps so many babies fall asleep. Beautifully made, these machine-washable blankets are useful for the nursery, tummy time, or anywhere else. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns to fit any style. 

12

Seamless Gift Card

Seamless Gift Card

 Courtesy of Seamless

Tired new parents still need to eat. Help out your favorite parents-to-be ahead of time with a Seamless gift card that'll provide tasty, ready-to-eat food once baby arrives and there's no time (or energy) to cook.

13

White Onesies

These white onesies are wardrobe staples for new babies. They’re also great for baby shower games—get a bunch of white onesies and some fabric markers and have the guests create one-of-a-kind baby clothes.

The 100% cotton onesies feature bottom snap closures for quick changing and come in a range of sizes—from preemie to 2 years old.

14

Honest Diaper Cake

Honest Diaper Cake

 Courtesy of Honest

A super cute, custom-made, and useful baby shower decoration, this diaper cake is made from 70 size 1 Honest diapers. Choose from one of four diaper patterns to customize the look. Dig in, because stuffed inside the cake are baby and nursery essentials—like body wash, wipes, detergent, and much more. 

15

Baby Shusher: The Sleep Miracle

Consider this a portable white noise machine. If the new baby will be on the go a lot or if the new parents are overly concerned about good sleep, this could be a great gift. The "baby shusher" uses a real human voice to lull baby to sleep, freeing up time for busy parents.

Made from easy-to-clean, BPA-free material, the "shusher" features adjustable volume control, so it won't keep everyone else awake while it relaxes baby.

16

The Happiest Baby on the Block Book or DVD

A lifeline for many new parents, this book offers practical advice from a doctor and baby expert for soothing babies and increasing their sleep. For parents too tired to read, there’s a DVD version they can watch.

17

Baby Milestone Blocks

Perfect for the photo-obsessed crowd, these charming age blocks are made for milestone photos. Track development by the day, week, month, and year by simply flipping the block. Made of cardstock, they are light enough for a little baby to play with.

18

Baby Bjorn Bouncer

This ergonomic, space-saving bouncer seat is certainly a splurge, but well worth the price. Its slim profile and chic look provide comfort and proper head and neck support to babies from 8 to 29 pounds. So many parents agree that this is the best baby seat ever.

19

Jellycat Soother Blanket

Snuggle a Jellycat soother blanket once and you’ll be a convert to these super soft, cuddly lovies. These machine-washable blankies are safe for newborns and up and feature an animal snuggling a wonderfully soft blanket that’ll become a favorite at bedtime or naptime.

20

PUJ Soft Infant Tub

Perfect for the early days when a new baby fits into a kitchen sink for bath time, this innovative tub allows for safe, hands-on cleaning. The foldable tub supports the baby, so parents can bathe the newborn with two hands and then hang the device flat when not in use. The baby bathtub supports babies up to 17 pounds.

21

Maternity Robe and Matching Swaddle

Maternity Robe and Matching Swaddle

 Courtesy of Etsy

Start matching early on with this sweet robe for the new mamma and swaddle for the baby. This set is perfect for newborn photo shoots or just lounging around the house. Robe sizes range from small to extra-extra-large. Make sure to size up during pregnancy for a more comfortable fit.

22

Fridababy Baby Basics Kit

New parents will love this comprehensive kit that includes a silicone brush for sensitive skin, a nail clipper set, gas and colic reliever, and a nasal aspirator with refills. Stocking parents with baby basics will make them feel much more confident and ready to tackle whatever comes their way.

23

Letters to My Baby

This thoughtful gift has 12 letter prompts to encourage new parents to write letters to their baby, seal the letters, and then give the child the letter at a later date. It’s a cute and easy way to give a new child a piece of their history.

24

Monogrammed Robe

Monogrammed Robe

Courtesy of Monica & Andy 

The perfect gift for fashionista moms who want to feel good while lounging with their new baby. Made from super soft organic cotton, the robe comes in two stylish prints—add a lovely monogram for a personalized touch. The rope comes in sizes extra-small through extra-large.

25

Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter

Courtesy of Amazon

Made with shea butter and Vitamin E, this belly butter will keep mamma’s belly smooth and supple as it stretches throughout pregnancy. It’s fragrance-free and 99% natural, so less likely to irritate or bother delicate pregnancy skin.

26

Black Girl Magic Snap Bibs

BLACK GIRL MAGIC - SNAP BIBS

 Courtesy of Black Girl Magic

The founders of Little Muffincakes established the company to create character-based baby products that feature kids of color, just like their own children. These cute snap bibs are machine washable and made with three layers of 100% cotton muslin.

They’re perfect to protect babies from messy meals and drooly mouths. The black-owned company also offers blankets and other adorable baby supplies.

What to Look for in a Baby Shower Gift

Practicality

It's easy to pick out a cute baby gift, but oftentimes, the most beloved gifts are the ones that are the most useful for parents. Consider items that will help babies sleep or make outings easier. If you're a parent, remember what products you found to be "lifesavers" for your newborn, or get recommendations from other parents.

Sentimentality

Especially if you know that all the basics for a newborn have already been bought, consider a gift that will help parents remember this special time. Whether you make it personal with a monogrammed item or give something to help with photos and scrapbooking, gifts that hold sentimental value will be remembered long after the shower.

Style

There’s definitely something to be said for those gifts that elicit all the "oohs" and "awws" at a baby shower. Baby gear can be downright adorable, and it’s fun to find gifts that match the parents' style and taste as well. Finding a gift that's practical, cute, and personalized is the trifecta.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter. She loves to get her kids involved in gifts and have them each pick a favorite board book (or two) for the new baby. As a mom, she loved gifts that were for her, since the baby was sure to receive plenty of gifts.

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