We have all been there. Scouring a baby registry to pick the best baby shower gift for an expectant mom. It is a haze of blankets and bottles galore. It can be difficult to pick just the right gift. Something that will stand out from the crowd and the new mommy will love and will be useful at the same time. The best baby shower gifts are those that are not only adorable, but functional as well. If you pick one of these following gifts, then you are sure have the stand out gift of the shower!
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The Best Baby Shower Gifts
I would recommend that any new mother get a DockATot. They are really, simply, amazing. I have one that I use for co-sleeping, but they can be used for travel, nap time, the transition into a crib from bassinet. They really are multi purpose and so wonderful for the tired new mother. I have a full review of my DockATot if you are interested in checking that out.
PepBaby Nursing Cover
The PepBaby Nursing Cover is another really cool multi-functional gift. Not only is it a nursing cover, but it also can function as a shopping cart cover and car seat cover as well. The multi-functional aspect of this item makes it the perfect gift for new moms. No one wants to carry around a bunch of different products, so this all in one really comes in handy. Right now you can get this for 20% off with the coupon code JJBCOVER
I am not talking about one of those lack luster play mats. Oh no. If you want the best baby shower gifts, you need to gift an amazing organic wooden play gym. Fin+Emma makes an amazing one that will last forever. The best part is that they are rather gender neutral and can be stored and used for subsequent children.
Coming from a mother of two, baby wearing is the best thing ever. It allows you to hold your baby while still having both of your hands free to do other things! There are so many different styles of carriers, from slings to wraps, but my personal favorite is the Ergo. The Ergo is a soft structured carrier that will last forever. I have one that I used when my daughter was a baby. I use the same one now, 4 years later, with my son. So if you want to have a stand out gift, show up with one of these.
So this might sound like a boring git, but I promise it is one of the best gifts to give. I personally love the NUK Simple Natural line of bottles. They make going from breast to bottle and back again a breeze. Mom will love them, baby will love them, so it is a win win! Trust me, functional gifts are the best.
Every new mom needs a Boppy and a Boppy Lounger. I have both of these products and I can’t say enough good things about them. The Boppy pillow is amazing for nursing or even bottle feeding your baby. It just makes it much more comfortable. The lounger is great for baby to relax in for a while, but not for sleeping!
You can never go wrong with diapers. You can get disposables or even cloth diapers if that is the way mom decided to go. I know it might seem like a boring gift, but you can make it special. Get a pack or two of diapers and make a Diaper Cake. You can find a ton of ideas on Pinterest and even buy Diaper Cake kits on Amazon.
Camp Chair Highchair
I have the Caio! Baby Highchair and it is the best thing ever. It is light weight and I can take it everywhere with me. We actually use it at home as our every day highchair. So if you know a mom who likes to travel and get out of the house, this is an awesome gift that she is sure to love.
If all else fails, get mom a gift card. I promise these are extremely appreciated. Some of my best baby shower gifts were gift cards. The reason being is that I had that extra money to spend on stuff that I randomly ended up needing. You can get her a gift card to almost anywhere, but I recommend somewhere universal like Amazon.
Something For Mom
Yes, the shower is all about celebrating baby, but that doesn’t mean that mom shouldn’t get a little something too. Some of the best baby shower gifts I got were things that were completely for me. You can do a fun gift basket with bath bombs, lotion, and candles. I promise, mom will love you for it when she needs a moment to relax when that new baby is here.
So there you have it, my list of the best baby shower gifts for expectant moms. Always take the mother into consideration when buying a gift. Everyone has a different style, and plans to parent differently, so just look at the registry and talk to mom about her desires.
Now I want to know, do you have a go to gift for baby showers that you always get the expectant mom?