32 Awesome Baby Gifts For First Time Parents

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 10, 2023

    There are many adorable baby gifts, but not all are as useful as they might seem. New moms and dads need practical skills to make their daily lives easier. If you are looking for a baby shower gift or something for after the baby is born, our gift guide has the best gift ideas for first-time parents.

  1. Portable Sleeper and Changing Station
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    This 4-in-1 multifunctional is a diaper bag, changing table, and bed. It’s perfect travel—no more -ample bulky playpen folds quickly, with ideal stroller straps. Carry everything the baby needs in one bag: diapers, wipes, a pacifier, and a blanket. You will also get an extra diaper pad, which is very soft and has abundant padding to be used as a mattress or play mat. You can even transform your Diaper bag into a complete Bassinet. It’s the perfect gift for any new parent.

  3. Diaper Caddy
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    Imagine having everything you need for hassle-free diaper changing right at your fingertips. This baby diaper storage organizer has solid hooks and an innovative design, making diaper changing easier. This diaper storage caddy’s versatile design and functionality make it much more than just a diaper holder. Thanks to its gender-neutral design, the diaper caddie suits girls and boys. 

  5. Closet Dividers
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    This cute set of closet organizers provides a simple and stylish way of arranging your little one’s wardrobe. Use the nine hanging dividers to categorize your baby’s clothing by age range – tiny baby to 3T.

  7. Baby Shusher Sound Machine
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    The Baby Shusher white noise stops crying by engaging the natural calming reflex of your baby. It uses a popular parenting technique by Dr. Harvey Karp in the ‘Happiest Baby on the Block. In addition, the Baby Shusher incorporates the fourth ‘S’ of the ‘Five S” — shushing. The Baby Shusher draws on ancient, time-tested practices with loud, rhythmic shushing noises. It’s a super helpful gift they don’t even know they need.

  9. Daddy Diaper Duty Set
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    Give a new funny baby gift for dad that gives fathers all the tools they need to tackle Baby’s diaper changes. Our Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device is packaged hilariously and will be enjoyed by everyone at the baby shower! Each apron-style diaper tool belt comes equipped with baby wipes, disposable diapers, everyone’s favorite baby products, and, of course, the necessary protective gear for a successful diaper change by Dad. 

  11. New Mom Gift Set
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    Being a mama is no easy feat. Mothers deserve something to help them start their journey. This box of goodies will surely make any woman feel loved and appreciated. This gift box is perfect for mom’s pampering, stress relief, and rejuvenation. It contains a sleep mask, relaxing bath bomb, sugar scrub, and more! This gift basket is a wonderfully thoughtful gift for mom.

  13. Growth Chart
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    An integrated old-school ruler with your child’s name or the last name with a growth chart. Just hang to your wall, grab your marker, and line the kids up! This personalized baby gift is worth the money and makes a beautiful keepsake. The gorgeous rustic look looks great with any home decor. All markings are engraved into the wood and painted in your choice of colors. 

  15. Quiet Door Closure
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    We don’t care how much noise a child can sleep through, and there’s something about the click of a doorknob or the rattling of a door that can break through even the deepest sleep. After a long day, the last thing you want is for the baby to wake up. We were tired of putting a rag or sock in the door, so we created the Cushy Closer Door Cushion! Noisy husbands and kids running in and out, curious toddlers exploring door locks, pets stuck in or out of a room, and noisy garage-to-house doors.

  17. Snuggle Lounger
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    When you lay baby on our center-sling, the sides of your Snuggle Me will gently pull in against a baby, giving the feeling of a hug. This is a unique, patented feature only found in the Snuggle Me. The Snuggler is the ultimate docking station for your baby, ages 0-8 months. Multifunctional and multitasking offer a comfy spot that lets the baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time, and get diaper changes. In addition, they are lightweight and portable, allowing for easy travel. Additional covers are available to match your mood, room, and style. 

  19. Indestructible Baby Book
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    Young babies love books but for all the wrong reasons. Their only goal in that first year is to chew through them. Forgot the board books. Save their new book collection by throwing a lifeline with an “Indestructibles” book. They are guaranteed chew-proof, rip-proof, non-toxic, and 100% washable.

  21. Bumblebee Wrap
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    This one-of-a-kind product is a cross between a down-like swaddling blanket and a carrier with a comfortable built-in insert for back and neck support. It helps babies fall asleep and keeps them napping longer. Friends and family can hold your baby safely. Perfect for use in a bassinet or a bassinet stroller, it easily transitions to a crib.

  23. Portable High Chair
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    The Infant Pop N’ Sit Portable Highchair supports on-the-go lifestyles and makes feeding time easy with a removable, BPA-free tray, innovative pop-and-fold set-up, and shoulder carrying bag. With its lightweight design and compact fold, the Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit Portable Highchair is perfect for dining on the go or even on the patio with your little one; pop it open when your baby needs a place to eat. Bon appétit.

  25. Mattress Movement Monitor
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    Babysense Baby Movement Monitor was developed because caretakers cannot quickly provide the 24-hour surveillance of an infant necessary to view the dangers that may face infants in hospitals and at home during their early stages of development. In addition, the Babysense Movement Monitor’s use provides comfort and allows parents to sleep and rest better, knowing that their baby’s movements are constantly monitored.

  27. Backseat View Mirror
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    Have a better driving experience for you and your child. The eye-to-eye contact from the car seat you and your baby experience in the car allows greater connection. It significantly contributes to your baby’s development in those crucial years. It’s convenient, safe, and exceptional. This mirror was designed with a shatterproof acrylic material and a unique strapping system to securely hold the mirror in place even after the most unexpected bumps.

  29. Baby Food Maker
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    Babycook makes up to 4.7 cups of food in a sleek, patented countertop appliance that steam cooks, blends, and reheats in one in 15 minutes or less. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers, then defrost and reheat right in Babycook. Steam cooking locks in vitamins and nutrients, a multi-purpose mixing blade provides just the right texture, and the timer has an audible alert to tell you when meals are ready.

  31. Mom & Dad Mugs
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    You and your spouse will enjoy a relaxing morning with your new funny coffee mug, which holds 11 ounces of her favorite coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. “Mom, Dad” is printed on both sides. 100% Made of white ceramic, the mugs are dishwasher and microwave-safe.

  33. Hot Cold Packs
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    These reusable ice packs provide a cool compress or warm comfort to help relieve aches, pains, soreness, teething pain, and more. Reduce inflammation, joint pain, minor burns, or itchy insect bites by warming up our flexible ice pack in the microwave or freezing it in the freezer! Each order comes with four ice packs for kids shaped like an adorable ghost to make them smile and feel better.

  35. Pocket Nanny
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    It helps sleep-deprived new parents to remember baby care details. An excellent tool to help first-time parents learn a baby’s basic needs—a great way to communicate the baby’s needs with grandparents, babysitters, and daycare providers. Soft glow nightlight helps parents find their way around the baby’s room at night without waking them. Recommended age range birth to 24 months; automatically turn off after 7 minutes.

  37. Safety Nail File
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    The Trimo lets you shorten your baby’s nails without any risk of injury. The super gentle filing process makes it comfortable for the baby’s nails. Newborn babies have soft, flexible, and fast-growing nails. Unfortunately, they quickly become long, and you may worry your baby could scratch his face. The Trimo is designed to help you do efficient and safe grooming for your baby.

  39. PooPoose 
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    Designed by two doctors, The PooPoose Wiggle Free Diaper Changing Pad is designed to make diaper changes easier, cleaner, and safer. The adjustable, swaddle-like strap can accommodate tiny newborns to more wiggly toddlers. In addition, our hook-and-loop strap design created the easiest and safest way to secure your baby. 

  41. EZPZ Bowl
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    The EZPZ Bowl is an all-in-one placemat + bowl that suits the table, which means that it captures the mess and eliminates tipped bowls and plates. You can serve various foods in the bowl, including purees, baby cereal, oatmeal, and pasta. In addition, since the silicone is microwave-safe, you can warm and serve food directly in the bowl. The mat is made from 100% food-grade silicone: BPA, BPS, PVC, latex, and phthalate-free.

  43. Instapot
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    This 9-in-1 multifunctional programmable pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, hot pot, and warmer is an excellent gift for the new mom and dad with little time to cook. You can make whatever you want! Create a custom setting for each cooking program by adjusting the temperature, pressure, and cooking time.

  45. Bandana Bibs
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    Baby Drooling can be annoying not only for the babies but for parents, too. Bandana Bibs come in 8 pieces and make life a lot easier & worry-free for you, as it’s much more convenient to change and wash a bandana bib than a dress! Use them as a burp cloth, too. They come in many colors for baby girls and baby boys and gender-neutral prints.

  47. Moccasins 
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    Medical experts agree that when it comes to the healthy development of little feet, barefoot is best. It’s the reason why these same experts recommend soft, flexible-soled footwear for both infants and children. They are the next best thing to being barefoot. Supporting not constricting growing feet, they promote good balance and unrestricted growth while protecting little feet from the world. 

  49. A Modern Baby Blanket
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    Made to keep your baby warm on the go, this knit blanket has a bold print on the front and super soft fleece on the back. The front is made of 100% cotton. A cotton weave is a tightly woven weave that gives the fabric a smooth finish while providing durability and ultra-breathability. Fibers are treated individually with environmentally safe dyes before weaving to offer vibrant, lasting colors. Beautiful nursery decor and unique baby gift.

  51. Meal Delivery Service
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    Being a new mother, you have no time to figure out what to make more for dinner or go to the grocery store. Blue Apron is an excellent gift for the new mom. She can choose from various chef-designed, step-by-step recipes every week and enjoy delicious, unforgettable meals cooked from scratch. Give fresh, seasonal ingredients delivered right to your door so she can spend less time cooking and more time for herself and her new bundle of joy. Get her a gift card to get her started. It is a thoughtful gift that any postpartum mom would appreciate. 

  53. 4-1 Cover
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    Sun, wind, germs, mosquitoes, and kind strangers reaching out to touch. There are plenty of things we want to avoid exposing our newborns, too, but we don’t want them (or us) to miss out on the joys of “outside life.” As a concerned mom, you want full coverage for privacy and good breathability while having the ease to peek in without disturbing your resting baby. 

  55. Shopping Cart Cover
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    We combined front-to-back germ protection with cuteness and comfort to create this versatile cover. Our wrap-around design includes a padded, adjustable safety strap, padded leg holes, and toy loops for the new baby’s favorite toys. It’s machine washable and folds into an attached tote for easy travel and storage. Great for the first year.

  57. The Honest Co. New Baby Gift Set
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    Give premium eco-friendly & super-absorbent diapers and all-natural wipes. Mix & match honestly cute designs each month. You can also choose from a growing line of natural, personal care, bath time care, and skincare & home cleaning essentials. Mix & match five items every month. Each gift set is delivered monthly. 

  59. Stroller Gloves
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    You are calling all parents who’ve lost a glove on a cold winter walk—while juggling a stroller and a fussy baby. These cozy and durable stroller mittens have a water-repellent outer shell, poly insulation, and a super soft microfleece-lined interior. The ingenious design attaches right to your stroller handle. So slip your hands in and stay toasty on even the coldest winter strolls. 

  61. Crawling Knee Pads
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    Learning how to crawl is one of the significant milestones, and these knee pads will make it a little more comfortable. When a child starts crawling or walking, he always hits the furniture or falls to the ground. In addition, the socks can protect the child’s skin from harm. Soft and comfortable, it will not hurt your child’s skin. They come in 5 colors to match any outfit. 

  63. Clothes and Accessory Set for Newborns
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    The newborn stage can be very stressful and exhausting, so new moms like to keep their babies in onesies all day and always have spit-up clothes in hand when they have a newborn. This gift set is perfect for new parents as a baby shower gift. It includes bodysuits, burp cloths, receiving blankets, hats to keep your baby warm, and mittens so your baby doesn’t scratch themselves. 

    What are some valuable things new parents need?

    I know firsthand that navigating the world of baby products and gear can be overwhelming. There are so many options, and it can be challenging to understand what items will be handy. So, what are some valuable gifts for first-time parents?

    One of the most practical gifts for new parents is a baby monitor. This device allows parents to keep an eye and ear on their little one, even when they’re not in the same room. Another great gift idea is a baby carrier, which lets parents keep their hands free while keeping their baby close and secure.

    New parents also need baby gear, like diapers, wipes, onesies, and blankets. Consider creating a care package with these essential items, or give a gift card to a baby supply store so they can stock up on what they need.

    Another great gift idea for first-time parents is a meal delivery service or a gift card to their favorite restaurant. Cooking can be a real challenge with a new baby, so providing them with delicious, ready-to-eat meals can be a real lifesaver.

    What are the best gifts for first-time parents?

    Becoming a first-time parent is an exciting, life-changing experience. But it can also be overwhelming and stressful, especially when navigating the world of baby gear and products. Overall, the most valuable gifts for first-time parents are those that make their lives easier and help them feel supported during this exciting but challenging time. 

    Our gift guide will explore some of the best gifts for first-time parents that are practical, thoughtful, and sure to make their lives easier.