32 Awesome Baby Gifts For First Time Parents

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: May 25, 2023

    There are many adorable baby gifts, but not all are as useful as they might seem. New moms and dads need practical gifts 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.

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    What are some useful 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 tough to know what items will be truly useful. So, what are some useful 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 allows parents to keep their hands free while still 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 it comes to navigating the world of baby gear and products. Overall, the most useful 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 a little easier.

  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 -big bulky playpen, folds up easily, 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, so it can 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 you could have everything that you need for hassle-free diaper changing right at your fingertips. Featuring strong hooks and innovative design, this baby diaper storage organizer makes 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 is suitable for both girls and boys. 

  5. Closet Dividers


    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 provides fathers with 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 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 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, 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 how to chew through them. Forgot the board books. Save their new book collection by throwing a lifeline with an “Indestructibles” book. They are guaranteed to be chew-proof, rip-proof, non-toxic, and 100% washable.

  21. Bundlebee 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 to use in a bassinet or a bassinet stroller and makes an easy transition 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 the 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; when your baby needs a place to eat, pop it open. 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 for the view of 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 parents comfort and allows them to sleep and rest better, knowing that their baby’s movements are constantly being 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 that you and your baby experience while in the car allows greater connection and significantly contributes to your baby’s development in those crucial years. It’s convenient, safe, and exceptional. That’s why 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 all 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


    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 ghosts that will 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 the basic needs of a baby—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 the baby. 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 that 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 multi-functional 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


    Baby Drooling can be annoying not only for the babies but for parents too. Bandana Bibs come in a set of 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, as well as 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. 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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    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 just slip your hands in and go to stay toasty on even the coldest winter strolls. 

  61. Crawling Knee Pads


    Making 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 a spit-up clothe in hand when you 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.