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17 Unique Baby Shower Gifts That Every Mom-To-Be Will Adore

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Baby showers are always joyous occasions. What’s more exciting than celebrating a mom-to-be and her future bundle of joy?

Whether you’re related to the mom or just a friend of the family, it’s always fun to prepare for a new baby.

Getting a gift for a baby shower can be a daunting task, though. You don’t want to get something the mom-to-be already has, but you also don’t want to get something they don’t need. There’s also the added pressure of not getting the same gift as someone else at the baby shower!

Chances are, the mom-to-be doesn’t need more basics like diapers and wipes, but she probably also doesn’t need the big-ticket items like a crib and stroller.

If you want to get something unique for the baby or mom-to-be, you don’t have to rack your brain for one-of-a-kind ideas. Instead, just check out this list! Below, there are 17 perfect presents (for mom or baby) that will make you stand out at the next baby shower you go to.

1. Monthly Milestone Blanket, $34.00

milestone blanket

Nowadays, it seems like every mama is obsessed with sharing pictures of their baby on social media. Help them track their baby’s progress in photos with one of these adorable monthly milestones blanket. Each month, baby can pose on the blanket — and at the end of the year, Mom will have a beautiful collection of photos that show off Baby’s growth!

Buy it from Uncommon Goods for $34.00.

2. Clever Baby Socks, $5.75

baby socks

Being a new mom is exhausting. When you have a newborn, coffee will become your new best friend — and it’s OK if your baby knows how much you rely on caffeine. If you’re looking for a cute and clever baby shower gift, these adorable socks are the perfect find.

Buy them on Etsy for $5.75.

3. Bathtub Rubber Ducky Thermometer, $12.99

ducky thermometer

This rubber ducky really is the one. Moms are constantly multitasking, so their gifts should be too! This ducky bath toy also takes the temperature of the water it’s in, so it can make sure the water isn’t too hot while also entertaining baby in the tub.

Buy it at Buy Buy Baby for $12.99.

4. Wearable Baby Blanket, $18.36

4. Wearable Baby Blanket, $18.36

At every baby shower, the mom-to-be is sure to get a million blankets for their little one. Give them something different with this adorable wearable baby blanket. This will keep Baby cozy without getting all tangled up. Plus, it’s covered in adorable little bees!

Buy it from Burt’s Bees Baby for $18.36.

5. Plush Rocking Dinosaur, $29.00

rocking dinosaur

Lots of kids have rocking horses, but not very many will have a rocking dinosaur! Solidify your role as the “cool aunt” (even if you’re not related) with this one-of-a-kind gift. Because, really, what kid wouldn’t love this toy?!

Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $29.00.

6. Major League Baseball Gift Set, $39.99

baseball gift set
QVC

If the parents-to-be are big baseball fans, get them an adorable baby gift set complete from their favorite Major League Baseball team. This present is the perfect way to show how well you know the future parents!

Buy it from QVC for $39.99.

7. Personalized "Goodnight Little Me" Book, $35.00

goodnight book

Lots of people will get books for the new little one, but not many people will get a personalized “goodnight book” for the baby. If you already know what the baby’s name will be, get them a beautiful book like this one.

Buy it from Uncommon Goods for $35.00.

8. Gray Zipadee-Zip, $32.95

zipadee-zip

The Zipadee-Zip is a wearable blanket that aids in the transition from swaddle to blanket. According to the website, “The star-shaped pointed sleeves and starfish design is patent pending because it inspires sounder sleep than any other wearable blankets on the market. The slight resistance in the wingspan allows a baby to move around freely while still providing the enclosed, cozy sensation babies enjoy so much in the swaddle and the womb.” The unique blanket comes in a number of colors and patterns.

Buy it from Sleeping Baby for $32.95.

9. Hippo Humidifier, $49.99

hippo humidifier

Keeping a humidifier in your baby’s room will help keep them healthy, and what’s cuter than this little hippo humidifier? Many humidifiers are eyesores, but this one is kid-friendly and adorable.

Buy it at Buy Buy Baby for $49.99.

10. Mom & Baby Matching Onesie/Shirt Set, $36.95

matching shirt onesie

Anytime you talk to a new mom, they’ll tell you how tired they are — so, take the pressure off of them and let their shirt do the talking! This adorable shirt/onesie set is perfect for any baby and mom. Plus, it reminds Mom that the baby shower isn’t just about the little one, it’s about them, too!

Buy it on Etsy for $36.95.

11. Wiggle Worm Wrap, $34.95

wiggle worm wrap

Let’s be honest, babies are wiggly. As they hit the few-months mark, babies get squirmy — especially when they’re on the changing table. There’s nothing worse than a baby who wiggles around while getting their dirty diaper changed, so help the new parents out by getting them one of these wiggle worm wraps to hold the baby in place.

Buy it from Uncommon Goods for $34.95.

12. New Mom Wine Glass, $10.50

new mom wine glass

Look, the entire baby shower is about the little one, so take a moment to celebrate Mom and all she’s been through these past nine months. This cute wine glass is the perfect gift for any mama who has been craving some pinot her entire pregnancy.

Buy it on Etsy for $10.50.

13. Snuggle Nest, $29.00

snuggle nest

If the parents-to-be are always on the go, a snuggle nest could be a good option for them. This is also a great option for parents who want to co-sleep safely with their baby. Plus, it’s so gosh-darn cute! Think about how adorable a baby would look sleeping in it!

Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $29.00.

14. New Mom Wine Labels, $19.99

wine labels

The first few months (years, really) of parenthood are full of milestones. Help your friend celebrate some of the most important ones (like your first full-blown mommy meltdown or your child’s first public temper tantrum) with these adorable wine labels.

Buy a set of six labels on Etsy for $19.99.

15. Plush Lamb Baby Play Mat, $12.99

lamb play mat

This sweet plush play mat is perfect for tummy time. And, as Baby gets older, this can be a perfect playtime pillow. Plus, at $12.99, it’s a steal!

Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $12.99.

16. Lion Bathtime Set, $35.99

lion bath set

How precious is this little lion bath set?! Not all babies love bath time, but they’ll definitely love this adorable towel and washcloth set. No matter what, it’ll make bath time way more fun.

Buy the 3-piece set at Buy Buy Baby for $35.99.

17. Mom & Baby Matching Shirt/Onesie Set, $30.60

coffee milk set

Show your mom-to-be friend how well you know her with this amazing coffee/milk mom/baby set. Imagine how cute your friend will look in this beautiful pink shirt — and how adorable her baby will look in this onesie!

Buy the set on Etsy for $30.60.

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.