Welcoming a new baby? Joyous, fun and beyond exciting! Finding the perfect baby shower gift for a baby? That’s not child’s play. You need to think about what’s appropriate for a newborn—safety-wise and developmentally—and while there are absolutely go-to gifts that any parent would love to receive, there are always new toys, clothing and baby gear to consider. If the parents have a registry, start there since they’ll know what they really need or want for their infant, but if they don’t (or if YOU’RE a parent looking to find out what to add to your baby registry), that’s where Evite’s baby shower gift guide comes in! You’ll discover a wide range of the best baby shower or baby sprinkle gift ideas selected by our editors. Whether you're searching for baby clothes, toys, books, gender-neutral gifts or group gifts, we’ll help you find the perfect present for the new baby!
Shopping for baby gifts by category is a great way to narrow down your options. Baby clothing and accessories are always needed by expectant parents (babies grow so fast, after all!) and they’re super adorable (we love this Burrito Swaddle Blanket Set and Star Wars Romper Set). If you aren’t sure what size to get, always remember—they won’t get smaller! Gifting pieces for 3-, 6- or 9-month-olds can really help the parents out. Developmental toys designed for babies encourage their minds to grow, all while they’re having fun. A Personalized Name Wooden Puzzle makes for a great keepsake, while a VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube or Touch & Go Light-Up Musical Toy will keep them entertained for hours. Board books or classic books ensure they’ll love to learn right from the beginning. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is a must-have book in any library, while stories like “Pink Is For Boys” encourage children to express themselves as they want to. If you have a favorite story, share it with them now, and once they’re old enough to communicate, you’ll already have something in common! Baby gear and travel gear make it easier for mom and dad to get out and explore the world with their little one, while baby gift sets are forever a popular baby shower gift, like this Neutral Baby Hamper Gift Set. Of course, if you want to give a truly unique baby gift, a personalized gift with their initials or name is a thoughtful option. You can always go with “Baby (last name)” if you don’t know what their name will be. This Personalized Baby Photo Blanket is charming as a post-delivery gift, and if you know the baby’s name, this Personalized Pacifier Clip is both useful AND thoughtful.
If you’re a first-time parent (or shopping for one), it can be overwhelming trying to think of everything the little bundle of joy will need, but a Deluxe Gift Box for New Moms is an easy way to give her something she’ll definitely use. A Mom Life Tote Bag is another gift she’ll love to carry everywhere to let everyone know of her joy! If you aren’t giving a gift to the first-born child, knowing what to bring to a baby sprinkle can also give you pause for thought. While parents still likely have many things to pass down to their new baby, there are many great gifts that they’ll both need and want, like this Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket. You can never have too many blankets, after all!
Are you attending an office/workplace baby shower for a co-worker? A baby shower group gift is a popular option so that you can plan on giving something amazing together and really surprise your co-worker. Group gifts are also very popular with close friends who want to go big without going broke!
And don’t forget about the mama-to-be! While everyone is excited about the arrival of the new baby, she’s putting in the most work to make it happen. While there are practical gifts like these Maternity Nursing Tops that she can use, treating her to a pair of UGG® Coquette Slippers or a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer will help her feel like the goddess she is!
If you’re on a budget but still want to get a great gift, don’t worry, we have baby shower gift ideas at prices everyone can afford. Whether it’s a gift under $15, under $25, under $50 or under $100, we offer plenty of choices no matter how much you want to spend. You might even score an amazing deal on Amazon and get a gift that’s on sale!
Still stumped on what to get the baby and parents? Or are you really busy and short on time? Or maybe you need a baby shower gift at the last minute? Whatever the case is, an eGift Card is the answer! Evite offers eGift Cards to top brands, retailers and services, including Amazon, Target, Buy Buy Baby and Old Navy. All you need is their email to send one instantly from Evite—you can choose exactly the amount you want to give. Don’t worry, our eGift Cards do not expire. They can use it anytime at their convenience.
Don’t forget to include a greeting card with your baby shower gift! Evite offers a selection of unique baby shower cards to send your congratulations and best wishes. You can even make it extra personal by uploading your own design and customizing it! You can send any Evite greeting card via text or email, and you can schedule them ahead of time or send them instantly.