Baby showers are a great opportunity to show the parents-to-be in your life how much you care about them! Often baby showers will have registries, but there’s no formal etiquette, so feel free to give a gift that’s on or off the registry! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite baby shower gifts, so that the parents-to-be in your life are all ready to go when their little one arrives!
1. A Giftgown
A Giftgown is the ideal perfect baby shower gift for any mama-to-be! Giftgowns are unique, practical, and so cute! They have snaps along the shoulders for access and along the back for coverage, 100% cotton fabric, and even pockets. Giftgowns are available in lots of cute maternity designs, or you can customize your own with photos, favourite saying, or graphics! They are the perfect gift for the new mom who wants to feel confident during labour and be ready for picture-perfect moments with her baby. Plus with their shoulder snaps, Giftgowns are designed to make breastfeeding a breeze at the hospital and at home!
2. Baby Socks
Baby socks are the perfect economical baby shower present! Plus, parents are always need of more socks for their little one! Choose some fun designs and create a gift package with pairs in sizes 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year! Baby and parents will be grateful for cute socks that fit right!
Sometimes the hospital can get a bit chilly, but a cozy hat can keep any mom-to-be warm during labour and beyond. And, it’s something most women won’t have put in their hospital bag, so you’ll be sure that it’s a unique baby shower gift. Pro-tip: look for ones with maternity designs that will be oh-so-cute in pictures with the new baby! Check out this adorable Mama in a Box hat! It’s the perfect gift for any new mom and can also be bundled with a Mama in a Box Giftgown!
4. Cuddly Toy
A cuddly toy is a great present for a newborn baby! It’s important to choose toys that are infant friendly. Look for toys that are chemical free and made of 100% cotton, so that they’re soft on the baby’s skin!
5. Labour Socks
Labour socks are a fun and practical gift that mamas-to-be can use in the hospital and when they head back home. Giftgowns makes a cute and fun labour sock that can be bundled with a gown or given on their own. The socks are designed specifically for delivery and feature grips on the bottom, so feet don’t slip. The grips have fun sayings and make them perfect for walking through the hospital halls or even back at home on slippery floors!
6. Diapers or Diaper Subscription
New parents usually don’t realize how many diapers their child will go through in the first few months. It’s an expense that can add up fast, so new parents will be grateful for the diapers! For a more eco-friendly alternative, gift them a cloth diaper subscription service!
The first months of parenthood are tough! With so many things going on, new parents often don’t have a moment to think about food. Gifting new parents a meal subscription or gift card to their favourite take-out spot means they can grab a few more minutes of sleep and worry less about what they have to eat. You can even make and gift your own coupons for homemade meals that new parents can redeem whenever they need a hand!
There’s no such thing as too many books! Having a variety of books to read to their little one means that parents and kids will not get bored! Create a fun package of your favourite childhood books (or your kids favourites!). This gift is sure to be a hit!
9. A homemade present
A homemade present such as a knit blanket, hand-sewn doll, or picture for the newborn’s wall are all great baby shower gift ideas that have a lasting impact. If you are crafty, this is amazing way to show your love for the new parents and baby in a personal and lasting way. After all, everyone remembers who knit them their first baby blanket.
10. A Gift Bag
A gift bag or basket is a great way to give a mix of everything! Look for gift baskets that are specifically curated for either parents or the newborn. Or if you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own. We recommend the Giftgowns maternity gift bag, which features a Giftgown, lotion, colouring book, fuzzy socks, and more.
We hope this helps you find the perfect present for the soon-to-be parents in your life! 🐣