24 Best Baby Shower Gifts (Thoughtful Presents for New Baby & Mum-to-be)

Looking for a great gift for a baby shower? We’ve asked new mums what their favourite gifts were and researched the market to bring you the best selection of present ideas for a new baby boy or girl, plus gift ideas for mum-to-be as well.

From unique to funny or sentimental to personalised, we’ve got it covered.

Let’s get started!

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Baby Shower Gifts For Mum-To-Be

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The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums
Packed full of brilliant and practical advice for any new mum, this book is the perfect survival guide to managing the emotional and physical rollercoaster which comes with becoming a new mum, whether it's your first or fifth baby.

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Yankee Candle Large Jar Scented Candle, Baby Powder, Up to 150 Hours Burn Time
With up to 150 hours of burn time, you can't go wrong with this soothing scented candle for a mum-to-be gift. Housed in a glass jar with lid to retain the lovely baby powder fragrance for longer.

Monochrome Silicone Teething Necklace for Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing Nursing Jewellery BPA Free Hexagon Bead Black and White
Designed especially for a mum to wear, in a classic colour palette this is a great idea for teething babies as they can chew away on it whilst it serves as a stylish fashion accessory for mum. The BPA free, food grade silicone beads are made from the same material as bottle teats and dummies, so they are safe and fun.

Useful Baby Shower Gifts

Lekebaby Baby Bandana Dribble Bibs Drool Bibs
This pack of 8 stylish bandana bibs with easy snaps will keep a teething baby dry and clean. The fronts are made of 100% soft organic cotton for maximum absorption. Practical gift for a baby boy or girl.

Soft Bamboo Hooded Baby Towel
This 100% bamboo towel which is plush and super absorbent will leave little one dry and snug. The bamboo material will not irritate even the most sensitive of skin and the added cute ears make it a great gift for a new baby.

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Aden + Anais dream blanket 100% cotton muslin leader of the pack
A soft and breathable 100% cotton muslin blanket which comforts and helps babies fall asleep. It provides warmth without overheating and with four layers of fabric, makes it super soft and snuggly.

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Tommee Tippee The Original Grobag Newborn Snuggle Baby Sleep Bag
Clever sleepbag for baby which fits over their shoulders. Made of soft cotton rich fabric, there are different tog warmth ratings to suit the season, so perfect for making sure baby stays warm all night. A gift that any new parent will appreciate.

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The Gro Company Ollie the Owl Rechargeable Light and Sound Sleep Aid
If baby cries, Ollie the Owl will respond by playing 20 minutes of soothing sounds to help settle little one back to sleep. Parents can control and set the dimmable heart shaped night light which allows you to change the brightness and automatically switches off after 30 minutes.

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Angelcare Baby Bath Support in Grey
An ergonomically designed bath support which cradles baby in the bath and warms very quickly to baby’s body temperature and bath water. A practical gift which will make bathing baby so much easier.

NutriBullet Baby Food Blender with date markers
If you're a fan of the brand then you will know that NutriBullet is a great food processor. This version is designed for making your own all-natural baby food quickly and easily. Comes with 6 cute storage cups and tray so you can easily make and store the baby food.

Jellycat? Bashful Pink Bunny Soother Blankie by Jellycat
Couldn't write this article without including a Jellycat soother. A winner with both my daughters, Jellycat soothers are super soft and make the perfect comforters for babies.

Funny Baby Shower Gifts

Just Done 9 Months Inside® Baby Grow and Hat for Baby Girl by Lazy Baby®
Amusing baby grow with matching hat which will bring smiles to any new parents faces. Made from 100% organic cotton which is sustainably sourced, this keeps baby's skin soft and gentle, as well as helping the environment.

Squarex Baby Boys Girls Letter Print Romper Jumpsuit Outfits Clothes
Here's a gift to give new parents a giggle. Give dad a helping hand at dressing his new baby with this comedy baby vest. Cotton blended.

Unique Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Boy Girl Unisex Nappy Cake with Silver Teddy Bear
Three tier hand crafted nappy cake which comes gift wrapped in cellophane with a free gift tag, so ideal for a ready made baby shower gift. Includes lots of baby essentials such as muslins, nappies, blanket, body suit, scratch mitts, brush and comb set and a silver teddy topper.

Beautiful Baby Handprint Kit & Footprint Photo Frame
Thoughtful gift idea which will make the perfect keepsake for any new parents. Creating the memory of baby’s handprint and footprint is made easy with this frame and ink kit.

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Childs Farm Baby Gifting Suitcase Containing Baby Wash, Bubble Bath, Moisturiser, Nappy Cream and Bath Thermometer CF179
A suitcase of baby essentials which are suitable for new sensitive skin and safe for anyone who may be prone to eczema. Includes 250ml bottles of baby wash, bubble bath, moisturiser and 75ml bottle of nappy cream. Also included is a bath thermometer to ensure the perfect water temperature for babies bath.

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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Sweet Memories Gift Set with Keepsake Photo Box
Baby Bee essentials are the perfect hypoallergenic products to nurture babies from head to toe. Keepsake box contains 235ml baby shampoo and wash, e 170g baby lotion, e 85g diaper ointment and mini buttermilk soap.

Sophie la giraffe Baby Teething Toy - Fresh Touch Gift Box
Sophie the rubber giraffe has been around for over 50 years! A classic and much-loved teether which relieves sore gums and acts as a squeaky toy at the same time.

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Welcome to the World : keepsake gift book for a new baby (Forget Me Not Books)
Celebrate the arrival of a new baby with this beautifully illustrated book which follows the story of a baby elephant as it discovers the exciting things the world has to offer. With space for you to write a personal message in the front of this book, it is a nice keepsake.

Personalised Baby Shower Gifts

Personalised Engraved Baby Keepsake Box Wooden Memory Box Heart Star Love You to The Moon 20 x 30cm
Wooden crate engraved with baby's name and date of birth to make a lovely memory box. The shabby chic box will look lovely in a nursery and can be filled with trinkets and keepsakes.
Personalised Embroidered Baby Bath Robe Dressing Gown Soft Gift Pink/Blue/White Teddy Ears Boy Girl Present 0-24 Months
Soft fleece robe which can be embroidered with the name of your choice together with a little elephant on right hand chest. Available in pink, blue, white or grey, this would make a great personalised gift for a new baby.
Signature Gifts Peter Rabbit’s Personalised Little Guide to Life Book, Hardcover Book with Customised Name and Message
An adorable hardcover book with customised name and message. Adapted from Beatrix Potter children's stories Peter Rabbit. Original illustrations are brilliantly teamed with frank and witty advice.

Gifts For Newborn Twins

Fleece Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket Extra Large
Fleece blanket which can be used as a photography backdrop to create cute pictures of your twins milestone months, right up until 12 months of age. The blanket is large so there's plenty of room for babies to lay on whilst you create your perfect shots of them.
Piglet Twin Changing Bag
This cleverly designed changing bag is larger than a standard bag, so there’s enough room to carry all the daily essentials which go with having twins. It can be worn as a backpack, across the body or clipped onto the buggy. It comes with a wipeable changing mat, two easy-reach cup holders and multiple pockets labelled ‘peanut’ or ‘piglet' so perfect for keeping the twins’ things separate.

How To Choose The Right Baby Shower Gift

Is It Useful?

As a parent I’ve thought about what products were the most useful gifts that I received when I had my children. It’s easy to opt for something cute but sometimes the most practical gifts can be just as welcomed and from experience you may have a useful gift idea that new parents hadn’t even thought of. Don’t ever underestimate muslins and nappies.

Is It Sentimental?

They say it’s the though that counts, so keepsakes and personalised gifts can be really special for new parents. DIY and homemade gifts will also be unique and something that they can look back on in years to come with their children.

Is It The Right Season?

Clothes are a popular gift choice for babies as there are so many adorable outfits for boys and girls or even unisex ones, but think about size and season when you buy. My friend who recently had a baby girl, said it was wonderful receiving clothing for her baby but friends would buy a size or two up and by the time her little one was able to fit into the outfit it would be the wrong season to wear it.

Where To Buy Online (Best Retailers)

In our product reviews above I’ve recommended Amazon as they tend to have the best price and stock levels. I do recommend checking other retailers.

  • eBay
  • My 1st years
  • John Lewis
  • JoJo Maman Bebe
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Not On The High Street
  • Boots

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