The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts

The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts

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Buying a gift for a baby shower can be tough, even with a registry.  You know your friend or family member is going to get tons of clothes for the baby because, seriously, who can resist baby clothes? But what do they really need and what can help make their life easier?

Here are the five fantastic baby shower gift ideas:


Diapers can seem like such a boring baby shower gift, but besides maybe formula, it is the #1 thing that parents need!  The baby goes through so many diapers  – it makes perfect sense as a gift!  You can also present it in a fun way – make a diaper cake!

I’ve made, and received, several diaper cakes for my friends and family and they love them!  You can also build it up and include some fun little toys and stuffed animals to decorate the cake.  If you don’t feel up to putting one together yourself, or aren’t sure how to do it, they have some beautiful diaper cakes on Etsy.

Fisher-Price Rock N Play Sleeper

The Fisher-Price Rock n Play Sleeper has so many different uses – it is invaluable to moms!!  You can use it as a place to lay your baby while doing chores around the kitchen, they can nap or sleep in it and it is perfect for travelling to friends and family because it folds up so easily.  Every mom would love this as a baby shower gift!

Travel Swing

Everyone always thinks about those lovely, cozy swings that most babies love, with the various animals circling above their heads and soft music playing.  Parents love them because a lot of babies will sleep or hang peacefully in them.  But what happens when you leave the house?  Enter the travel swing – the Fisher-Price Deluxe Travel Swing is a great baby shower gift idea.  It folds up for easy travel and can be used as a seat or swing.

Activity Mat

A good activity mat is a great way to entertain babies.  They usually love to look at all the lights and activities on the arches, as well as the music that goes along with it!  It also helps them with tummy time and learning to pick their head up!

Baby’s First Library

A fun baby shower gift idea is helping Mom build her baby’s library up.  Reading books to baby is so important and it’s fun too!  They have some really cute ones out there!  We really liked the little finger puppet books, The Belly Button Book (Boynton on Board)by Sandra Boynton and If Animals Kissed Good Night and Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howalt.

These are all super fun, useful items for any mommy-to-be!  What is your must-have baby shower gift?

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9 comments found

  1. I received most of these at my baby shower or purchased on my own before baby was born and they’ve all been so amazing to have! The Rock n Play was a total lifesaver.

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