Going to a babyshower is an exciting experience for the mother, but it can also be exciting for you to see all the cool presents she’s getting for her baby. Maybe it will give you some ideas when you decide to have your own baby shower? Until then, maybe you’re stressing over what to get your expecting friend. Here are some unique baby shower gifts that are sure to impress.
10 of the Best Baby Shower Gifts
White Noise Machine
White noise is said to soothe babies and adults to sleep with it’s ambient sound. Look for a white noise machine with a fan that simulates the sound of rushing air without having air move in the babies face. Some machines will even let you customize the volume, tone, and are loud enough to mask outside noise but quiet enough not to wake the child.
Babies can start to teethe as early as six months. They’ll want to have something to chew on to ease the pain of their teeth coming in, so why not prepare the mother early? Get a teether made of silicone, that’s non-choking, and has multiple points for grabbing. You can even get soothers that are teethers as well.
Milestone Photography Backdrops
If you have a friend that loves to take pictures, give them a photography set. Milestone photography sets come with props like a headband, blanket and a frame that shows how big their baby has gotten. At first, the baby will be able to be wrapped completely in the blanket. After a year, they could wear it as a diaper.
The beauty of gift hampers is that you can include a range of unique boutique baby gifts that are personalized to the recipient. You can add their name and date of birth to create a special reminder of the occasion and include items like clothing, accessories and more.
There are some cool looking pacifiers these days. One, like the WubbaNub Infant Pacifier comes with a dragon attached at the end of the soother. You can also get pacifiers with spiders, sloths or cats attached to them if you want more variety. Make sure to get high quality ones made of silicone and allergen free.
These are often overlooked. Clothing and diapers are going to be the most common thing the expecting mother will forget – but what about the babies feet? Get booties with snap closures, and made of high quality fabric that is washable. You can get really creative here – don’t just settle for blue or pink!
This is more on the expensive end, but if you can afford it I’m sure the new mother will appreciate it. One with extra storage, soft harnesses, shock absorbing wheels, and a large canopy will be awesome additions to the stroller. Lightweight strollers are so important for a new parent as they become accustomed to going about their lives with baby in tow. is If the mother is going to have twins, get one with double seating.
This is more for Momma. Hydrating, and normally biodegradable, these sheet masks are perfect for helping to either prevent or minimize the appearance of scars before and after pregnancy. Even if she doesn’t care about scar tissue, she may be interested in how soft and smooth her itchy belly will feel after using one!
Baby Changing Station
Every mother will have a baby backpack filled with bottle and diaper, but what about an on-the-go changing station? These can come in really handy if you can’t find a washroom with a changing station. Find ones that are easy to wipe clean and have zip off changing pads. A built in pillow for the babies head is always a plus.
Swaddle blankets are perfect for keeping newborn babies snug as a bug in a rug. Get one that is made of light, durable cotton so the baby doesn’t overheat in the middle of the night. If you can find and purchase a pack of blankets, especially a pack that has multiple sizes, settle on those so the baby has room to grow.