11 Best Baby Shower Gifts For The New Parents In Your Life

Grace Lea
Dec 22, 2023 By Grace Lea
Originally Published on Jul 05, 2021
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Finding a baby shower gift that lights up the faces of the new parents in your life is something so lovely that you can never replicate it. Therefore, you need to be ready and prepared with the perfect gift before the day, and we are here to help!

When buying a baby shower gift it is best to buy something that the new parents or baby will use, such as baby clothes or a monitor, and if not, something really lovely and personal that they can keep forever. To help you with your choice, read our list of the best baby shower gift ideas to find the one for you.... there is something to suit all budgets and any new baby.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

1. Lekebaby Messenger Nappy Changing Bag‍

A Lekebaby Messenger Nappy Changing Bag.
Image © Amazon

If you are looking for something extremely useful at a low price, this nappy bag is the gift for you! A nappy bag is always a great addition to a newborn's supplies and is a very practical present, which is why we've made it our Kidadl top pick.

This nappy bag is adaptable - it can be carried over the shoulder or as a backpack. It also has a large capacity to carry everything a new parent could need and includes a portable changing mat. You get a lot for your money and this is guaranteed to be an extremely useful present.

Main Features

  • Price: £25.99
  • Large, spacious rucksack/handbag
  • Easy, wipe-clean pockets
  • Portable changing mat
  • Wide opening for easy use
  • Waterproof
  • Insulated milk bottle holders
  • Wipe dispenser pocket

2. Kodak Cherish C525 Smart Monitor‍

A Kodak Cherish C525 Smart Monitor with a baby on the screen.
Image © Argos

This gift is definitely a more expensive one. The video monitor means these new parents will be ready for their newborn. It comes with an app that can track their baby whilst they sleep, monitor their temperature, keep watch with night vision and even sing them to sleep with the two way talking. This is also great for first-time parents who are a little worried.

Main Features

  • Price: £159.99
  • 5" HD screen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Tilt, pan and zoom camera
  • Smart Home app
  • Infrared vision
  • 2-way talk
  • Temperature alerts
  • Play lullabies/womb noises

Best For Families On A Budget

3. Best Years Diplo Dino Rattle‍

A Best Years Diplo Dino Rattle.
Image © Jojo Maman Bebe

This adorable dinosaur rattle is something a little bit unique for a very low price, which makes a lovely baby shower gift on a budget. The little rattle inside will stimulate their new baby's hearing, so this is a great way to encourage sensory development all with a cute little dinosaur design.

All of the soft, pastel materials are suitable from birth, so there is no need to worry about their little one putting this in their mouth.

Price: £11.99

4. Button Bag Baby Handprint Kit‍

A Button Bag Baby Handprint Kit.
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This is the perfect unique baby shower gift to give to any new parents as it something personal. With this handy box, they will be able to create a hand or footprint of their little one that can be cherished for years to come. This is a great way to give a keepsake before the baby is born and it is something they can do together as a new family.

It is beautifully packaged in a small suitcase box with a neutral design, ideal for a baby of any gender.

Main Features

  • Price: £20
  • Makes 2 prints
  • Packaged in a chiffon keepsake bag with a tag
  • Air dries

5. 'Welcome To The World' Personalised Book‍

A 'Welcome To The World' Personalised Book.
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This is a lovely present that your new parents can read to their little one after they have come into their new world. This is something simple but personal to celebrate the arrival of their bundle of joy and it can be used for years after too, bonding the family together over such a special moment.  

For this book, the first name of the baby does need to be known, so this is a good present for a baby shower after the baby is born, or if the new parents are certain of gender and name already. You can also replace the baby name with 'little one' if you wanted this to be a present before the birth, it is completely up to you. Either way, this is an adorable present for any new baby.

Price: £22.50

Best For A Girl

6. Addison Belle Mermaid Muslin Swaddle Blanket‍

An Addison Belle Mermaid Muslin Swaddle Blanket.
Image © Amazon

This gorgeous, bespoke mermaid muslin blanket is a lovely buy for any baby girl on the way. Made from 100% organic muslin cotton, this blanket is especially soft, perfect for a newborn. They are also oversized, which means there is plenty of room for swaddling and makes it extra comfy, and the temperature regulation of the waffle stitch weave ensures that any little one doesn't overheat.

This also doubles up as a nursing cover, a stroller cover and a play blanket too.

Price: £21.07

Best For A Boy

7. With Organic Newborn Gift Set‍

A With Organic Newborn Gift Set.
Image © Amazon

This gorgeous set of newborn clothes in an animal pattern is great for a beautiful new baby boy. All of the products are made from 100% high-quality organic cotton for extra softness. Included in this lovely gift set is a baby grow, blanket, trousers, 2 pairs of socks and a bib, so it is really jam-packed and everything matches.

The jungle comes to the baby shower with little elephants, giraffes and lions included in the design.

Price: £42

Baby For Mum

8. Microbean Maternity Pillow‍

A Microbean Maternity Pillow.
Image ©Jojo Maman Bebe

At a certain point during pregnancy, this pillow will be a saving grace! An excellent present idea for Mum, this U-shaped pregnancy pillow supports her bump and legs. It effortlessly moulds to each body so is extremely comfortable to sleep with. Once the baby is born, this can be used as a baby nest for the little one to rest, play and enjoy tummy time in.

Main Features

  • Price: £39
  • Soft bean filling
  • Good for pregnancy, nursing and newborn

9. The New Mum's Notebook‍

The New Mum's Notebook.
Image © Amazon

This is a gorgeous, extremely thoughtful gift for a Mum-to-be with a very little price tag. However, money doesn't always buy the best presents... with loads of beautifully designed pages, self-care advice, diary entries and even recipes, this is a great place for your expectant Mum to write down everything she is thinking, feeling and enjoying during pregnancy and the baby's first year.

This is such a nice way to remember a very unique experience, all in a beautiful book that she can keep forever.

Price: £11

Baby For Dad

10. Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier‍

A Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier.
Image © Baby Bjorn

This carrier is an excellent purchase for anyone on the move and this is one of the best baby carriers on the market to buy. It is a more expensive present, but it is something extremely useful to any new parents.

Main Features

  • Price: £119.99
  • Built-in back support
  • Waist belt
  • Easy access
  • Soft and airy mesh design
  • Carry facing in or out
  • Adjustable head strap

11. Letters To You Journal‍

A Letters To You Journal.
Image © Amazon

This gorgeous journal is a lovely keepsake that can be cherished for years to come. With the 'Letters To You', the new Dad can write a letter each year to his little one. This is something that is enjoyable when writing, but also something their baby can look back on when they are all grown up.

These have been given as graduation or wedding day gifts, so this is not just a present for Dad, but a present for the new baby too, just a few years down the line.

Price: £25

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for baby shower gifts then why not take a look at our best baby girl gifts when the new bundle is born, or for something different take a look at some great toys for when they're older.

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Written by Grace Lea

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Grace LeaBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

The oldest of three sisters, she was born in Portsmouth but currently studying at the University of Birmingham. With a 13-year age gap between her and her youngest sister, she enjoys finding activities that will make her the cool big sister. In her free time, she is an avid reader, writer, and has her own show on the university radio.

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