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Baby Shower Gifts for Moms-To-Be: 15 of the Best

By Babe

Oh, the joy and anticipation of a baby shower! As friends and family gather to celebrate the impending arrival of a bundle of joy, one thing is on everyone’s mind: gifts! After all, baby showers are the perfect opportunity to shower expecting parents with essential items they’ll need for their new little one.

If you’ve found yourself on a quest to find the best baby shower gifts that are as useful as they are adorable, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated a list that’s sure to impress the parents-to-be!

What Makes a Good Baby Shower Gift?

It’s simple: A perfect baby shower gift is both practical and thoughtful, something that can ease the transition into parenthood while also adding a bit of joy. 

These gifts often encompass everything from the essentials, like diapers and bottles, to more luxurious items designed to pamper the mom-to-be during her postpartum period. And remember, the ultimate goal of your gift is to help prepare the parents-to-be for the exciting journey they’re about to embark on with their precious new baby.

While gift guides can help provide some baby shower gift ideas, it’s always best to consult the parents’ wish list and baby registry! There’s nothing wrong with throwing in a stuffed animal or some baby gear you saw online, but it’s also important to make sure the parents are stocked up with the things they need. That said, let’s head on to our top ideas!

Top 15 Baby Shower Gifts

Whether you’re new to the game or you’re shopping for the mom-to-be who already has it all, here are a few baby shower gifts that are sure to please.

1. The Hatch-to-Hospital Box

First on our list is the Hatch-to-Hospital Box, an assortment of maternity luxuries designed to celebrate life’s biggest moments. This box is designed to take the guesswork out of packing for the hospital and to make the mom-to-be feel pampered during this transformative time.

Each Hatch-to-Hospital Box includes a full-coverage bamboo brief designed for comfortable movement, with no elastics or labels against the skin. There’s also a bamboo nightgown that feels like your coziest tee but is nursing-friendly for added convenience. The robe features a Henley-shaped neckline and delicate natural shell buttons for an elegant touch. 

And don’t forget about the matching bamboo robe, perfect for sweet snuggles with the new baby, and a pair of plush socks made in Italy by HATCH x Maria La Rosa. This box truly provides the essentials a new mom needs to feel at home in the hospital and beyond.

2. Premium Stroller

A good stroller is key to relaxing walks with the little one. It’s one of those baby shower gifts that will get plenty of use, making it a wonderful investment in the new parents’ peace of mind. 

Look for one that’s easy to maneuver, folds up compactly for storage and travel, and is designed with safety and comfort in mind.

3. High-Quality Diaper Bag

When it comes to baby essentials, diapers are at the top of the list, which makes a stylish, functional diaper bag a must-have for any new parent. 

With all the diaper changes in their future, parents will appreciate a bag with plenty of pockets for organization, a wipe-clean surface, and maybe even an elegant design that allows it to pass as a regular tote. 

Plus, there are many diaper bags that are also equipped to hold baby bottles and baby food for on-the-go feeding. You can also add a portable changing pad to this gift set, since many moms and dads will be changing diapers on the go.

4. Ergonomic Baby Carrier

For new parents who like to keep their little ones close, an ergonomic baby carrier makes an excellent gift. Designed to support the baby’s weight while distributing it evenly across the parent’s body, these carriers offer hands-free convenience while ensuring both baby and parent are comfortable. 

Whether they’re doing chores around the house or going for a walk in the park, a good baby carrier is a lifesaver!

5. Safety-First Car Seat

Ensuring the safety of their new baby while on the move is every parent’s priority. A reliable, safety-first car seat is an essential item on every baby registry. 

Look for one with excellent safety ratings and user-friendly installation features to provide peace of mind for those first car rides with the little one.

6. Soft Swaddle Sets

Swaddle sets provide the ultimate comfort for newborn babies. They help replicate the coziness of the womb, making them the perfect sleep companions. 

Opt for swaddles made from soft, breathable materials like muslin, which are gentle on a newborn baby’s skin. They’re also incredibly versatile and can be used as a burp cloth, nursing cover, or even a play mat.

Pick up some gender-neutral patterns if the mom and dad want to be surprised, or opt for some specialized patterns designed for baby boys and baby girls.

7. Personalized Baby Keepsake

A personalized keepsake is an excellent way to commemorate the arrival of the new baby. 

From a customized baby book that records all the first-year milestones to a beautiful piece of jewelry engraved with the baby’s name, a keepsake is something that the parents and the baby will treasure for years to come.

8. Silicone Teether and Pacifier Set

When the teething phase begins, having a reliable teether at hand can be a godsend for parents. A silicone teether and pacifier set not only soothes a teething baby’s gums but also keeps them calm and entertained. 

Look for ones made from food-grade silicone that are easy to clean and safe for the baby to chew on.

9. Night Light Sound Machine

A night light sound machine is a handy tool to help soothe the baby to sleep. These machines often feature a variety of calming sounds, such as white noise or gentle lullabies, along with a soft light that’s perfect for midnight diaper changes or feeding sessions without disturbing the baby’s sleep.

10. First-Year Photo Album

Every moment of the baby’s first year is precious, and what better way to commemorate them all than with a beautifully crafted photo album?

This gift offers a place for the new parents to collect and cherish their favorite snapshots, helping them to remember these fleeting moments for years to come.

11. Organic Cotton Onesies

When it comes to baby clothes, parents can never have too many onesies! Opt for a set made from organic cotton, which is not only soft and comfortable against the baby’s skin but also better for the environment. 

And don’t forget to pick up a variety of sizes, because babies grow quickly! To create the cutest gift, add in some baby booties and a baby blanket for the ultimate nighttime ensemble.

12. Play Mat for Tummy Time

A colorful, cushioned play mat is a must for tummy time, an essential activity for babies’ development. It encourages them to lift their head, strengthening their neck and upper body muscles, and can also be a sensory playground that stimulates their curiosity.

13. Baby Bath Essentials

Bath time can be a fun and bonding experience for the baby and parents. A set of baby bath essentials, including gentle shampoo, baby lotion, a soft towel, and a cute rubber ducky, can make this daily routine even more enjoyable.

14. Breastfeeding Support Kit

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful yet challenging experience for new moms. A breastfeeding support kit that includes items like nursing pads, nipple cream, a breast pump, and breastfeeding-friendly bottles can be a big help in this journey.

15. Gift Cards

Last but not least, when in doubt, opt for a gift card. Whether it’s for Amazon, Walmart, Nordstrom, or Etsy, a gift card gives parents the flexibility to choose exactly what they need, when they need it.

Wrapping Things Up

No doubt, any item from this list will make a wonderful gift at the next baby shower you attend. But remember, as much as new parents need tangible items to care for their little ones, they also need support, advice, and maybe a laugh or two. That’s where Babe by Hatch comes in — it’s an outstanding resource for all things pregnancy, motherhood, and beyond. 

With a blend of crucial information, aspirational insights, and a touch of humor, Babe by Hatch serves as an invaluable companion on the journey of parenthood. After all, there’s more to motherhood than stuff — there’s community, love, and the shared joy of this incredible journey. 

Happy gifting, and remember to embrace the beautiful chaos that comes with welcoming a new life into the world!