34 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas That Won’t Be On The Registry

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: February 7, 2023

    Are you entirely clueless about what to bring to a baby shower? Do you go with something cute or useful? We’ve got you covered if you are looking for a unique baby shower gift. Spoil the soon-to-be mama with one of these fantastic baby shower gift ideas.

    Jump straight to the gifts

    What kind of gift should I get for a baby shower?

    To make your life easier – check if they have a baby registry. Every mom has different needs, so it is important to get something they need so just choose something that you’d like to give that fits your budget. But, if they don’t have a registry, not having an official “baby shower,” or all the good gifts or gone, we will help you out! 

    A great gift for a baby shower is something practical that can be used in the upcoming months. Items like baby clothing, bedding, diapers, and toys are popular choices. Other great and useful gifts are tech gadgets, aesthetically beautiful toys, organizational gear and wellness products for both the new mama and baby.

    How much should I spend on a baby shower gift?

    The amount to spend on a baby shower gift is up to you and your relationship with the new mom. If you are a coworkers or acquaintance, people spend around $30 to $50. If she is your best gal pal or distant relative, $50 and $100 is a generous gift. Most people spend between $100 and $200 or more for close friends or family members like new grandparents and aunts. Sometimes a group might go in to buy a larger gift like a stroller or furniture.

    How many gifts should I get for a baby shower?

    Many people will get one larger gift or multiple smaller gifts, or they will make a gift basket full of goodies. For example, you can get a diaper caddy with some diaper cream, wipes and a changing pad. But, that is certainly not required. One gift is perfectly fine. Gift cards and money are also always appreciated if you don’t have time to pull a gift together.

  1. Night Light Sound Machine Combo
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  2. Rest is designed using both night light and sound machines using scientifically proven light colors that promote healthy circadian rhythms and melatonin production with white noise to aid sleep. Rest is fully customizable, programmable, and controlled from your smartphone. You are reinventing bedtime to get your family a better night’s rest.

  3. A Personalized Baby Swaddle Blanket
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    Please give them a gift with a personalized touch—a super cute baby blanket with a coral-colored floral and watercolor print. The blanket is a super soft fleece and measures 30 x 40 inches. Personalize it with the baby’s name! This personalized blanket also makes an excellent gift and keepsake.

  5. Blooming Baby Bath
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    The best way to give your baby a bath and a great alternative to traditional baby bathtubs. Super soft and cuddly to keep your new baby happy and comfortable during bath time. Fits most sink sizes. It is recommended for infants 0 to 6 months. 

  7. Baby Shusher
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    The Baby Shusher stops crying by engaging the natural calming reflex of your newborn baby. It uses a popular parenting technique by Dr. Harvey Karp in the ‘Happiest Baby on the Block book. In addition, the Baby Shusher incorporates the fourth ‘S’ of the ‘Five S” — shushing. With loud, rhythmic shushing noises, the Baby Shusher draws on ancient, time-tested practices. Of course, a new mom wants nothing more than to have their baby sleep.

  9. Dockatot Lounger
  10. baby-shower-gifts-dockatotThe Deluxe+ Dock is the ultimate docking station for your baby, ages 0-8 months old. Multifunctional and multitasking, the Dockatot Deluxe+ offers a comfy spot that lets baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time, and get diaper changes. Deluxe+ Docks are lightweight and portable, allowing for easy travel. Additional covers are available to match your mood, room, and style. 

  11. Hand And Footprint Frame
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    Capture the timeless beauty of your baby’s tiny little hands and feet with our complete keepsake and photo frame kit – with clay, roller, double-sided tape, stencil kit, table stand, and wall brackets for easy display on a nursery wall, table, or mantel. New parents love the stencil kit featuring letters, numbers, shapes, and symbols so you can customize your memento. 

  13. 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 on the patio with your little one. When your baby needs a place to eat, pop it open. Bon appétit.

  15. 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 pampering, stress relief, and rejuvenation for mom. It contains a sleep mask, relaxing bath bomb, sugar scrub, and more! This gift basket is a wonderfully thoughtful gift for mom.

  17. Bandana Bibs
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    Baby Drooling can be annoying not only for the babies but for parents too. Bandana Bibs come in a set of 8 pieces, making 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.

  19. Diaper Caddy Organizer
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    Life with a newborn or baby is always chaotic. Simplify the process with this organizer. You no longer need to run upstairs to change your baby because you will have everything at your fingertips. This multi-use storage caddy’s trendy and neutral design works with all nursery decor. So while adding functionality to your life, it also upgrades the style of the nursery.

  21. Funny Onesie
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    Dressing their baby in this funny little bodysuit will surely give Mom a good laugh. Premium quality, short sleeve baby onesie. 100% combed-cotton (preshrunk) machine washable, cozy one-piece for your baby! Overlapping expandable shoulders and three-snap closure at the bottom make changing as smooth and easy as possible. 

  23. Sleep Sack
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    This gently weighted Zen One Swaddle mimics the pressure your baby feels when held by you—helping babies to self-soothe & sleep through the night when not in your arms. Parents report longer sleep in 1-3 nights. The multipurpose design means this swaddle grows with your newborn and infant until the next stage. Plus, it allows your baby to sleep with arms in/out/free position for self-soothing.

  25. Labor Socks
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    Shower the mom-to-be with the perfect gift for her hospital delivery bag, luxurious combed cotton socks. These non-slip socks are printed with an adorable message: Relax, breathe, PUSH! So the mom-to-be will have toasty warm feet during her labor and delivery experience and a keepsake to remember the special event.

  27. Moccasins
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    BirdRock Baby moccasins are constructed with durable genuine leather, promote proper foot development in young walkers, and stay on your little one’s feet! In addition, BirdRock Baby donates to Feed My Starving Children to provide food for an entire day to a child in need with every purchase.

  29. 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.

  31. Stroller Phone Mount
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    Attach this mount to your baby stroller to access your phone easier. Make your trips with your baby safer, as you can now watch your child while accessing your phone’s features. The solid mounting clip will securely hold your phone on most strollers. Easy installation; no tools required. It can also be used on handlebars of bicycles and treadmills.

  33. Milestone Wine Labels
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    These Mommy Milestone Wine Labels will be a hit at the baby shower, and everyone will ask you where you got them! An excellent gift for new parents. Mom and Dad will need these. So leave the boring onesies to other guests and give them the gift they’ll laugh at and remember for years to come! Every mom will be able to relate to each sticker.

  35. 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. We were tired of putting a rag or sock in the door, so we created the Cushy Closer Door Cushion! With 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.

  37. 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.

  39. An Awesome Diaper Bag
  40. baby-shower-gifts-bagOffering laidback luxury for the effortlessly chic mama, our Greenwich Diaper Backpack is made of durable, wipe-clean vegan leather. With earthy colors and clean lines, it features multiple pockets for ultimate organization. Like all our stylish baby bags, it comes with a cushioned changing pad for convenience —the best baby shower gift for the modern mama.

  41. QuickZip Easy Change Crib Sheet
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    QuickZip Crib Sheet Set is the fastest, safest & easiest crib sheet solution for every new parent. Zip the crib sheet on or off without breaking a sweat. These sheets use a patented design that features a SecureFit Wraparound Base that, wrapping around the bottom & the sides of the mattress, holds the baby crib sheet in place with a concealed zipper.

  43. ToteSavvy Bag Organizer
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    This removable organizer insert has 11 total pockets, including an insulated bag for baby bottles, a key clasp, and a washable changing mat that any savvy new mom needs! ToteSavvy original is best suited for large totes and oversized handbags and is made from wipeable nylon material.

  45. Wooden Horse Toddler Swing Set
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    This safe swing seat surrounds your baby or toddler with full support without sacrificing wiggle room. From the first year to 3 years old, our universal horse swing seat provides children up to 44 pounds (20 kilograms) with a safe toy to enjoy and grow into. All edges are rounded and sanded for additional comfort and peace of mind.

  47. Bump Boxes
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    The third trimester is when mamas experience various emotions: uncertainty, excitement, impatience, fear, and heart-bursting joy about finally meeting their baby for the first time. They also are possibly super uncomfortable. So we created the third-trimester gift box to pamper and prepare you for delivery! Your pregnant wife or friend will get six full-size personal care products and baby essentials handpicked by moms who have all been there.

  49. Pee Pee Teepees
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    Why is it that the act of diaper changing always seems to inspire an extra “contribution” from the little one? Parents of baby boys have been particularly vulnerable – until now. Just place a pee-pee teepee on his wee-wee during diaper changes, and the hazard is averted. Great baby gift idea if there’s a baby boy on the way. These will be a must-have!

  51. Bumbo Floor Seat
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    The Bumbo MultiSeat is ideal for babies who have already mastered the Bumbo Floor Seat and will see your child through to the toddler stage with a seat that grows with your child. With attachment straps to easily convert from a floor seat to a booster seat, you can enjoy key developmental milestones from feeding to playtime as soon as your child begins to sit unassisted. In addition, the seat’s foam pad cushions your baby and can be removed to create more room as they grow. 

  53. Aden + Anais Swaddles
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    Mothers have used soft, natural muslin to swaddle their little ones for centuries. But perhaps they’ve never done it so stylishly as with these Aden + Anais swaddle wraps. Each genuine wrap comes in a clean, classic print that’s also soft to the touch for parents and babies. And the fabric is breathable, so your child won’t overheat — ensuring a good day or night’s sleep!

  55. Coffee Cup Teether
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    Speaking of hipster babes, how about throwing a “babyccino” into the mix? This food-grade silicone teething toy attaches to baby’s clothing, allowing them to suck their coffee all day. At the same time, the cord is equipped with chew beads and a pacifier clip holder—the perfect baby gift for a new baby or the caffeine-driven new mom.

  57. Breast Milk Storage
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    The Milkies Freeze is a “first-in, first-out” breast milk patented storage system that fits in your freezer. First, collect your precious breast milk in a milk storage bag and place the load on the metal quick-freeze tray at the top of the Freeze. Once the milk is frozen, slip the bag into the Freeze storage system through the slot at the top, and the bag will fall to the bottom of the storage container. Then, when you need to thaw a bag of breast milk to feed your little one, pull a bag out from the bottom of the Freeze – that way, you are sure to use the oldest milk first!

  59. Sonogram Keepsake
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    There’s no feeling like seeing your bundle of joy for the first time. Precious moments should be cherished forever and Pearhead’s First Sight Sonogram Keepsake Frame is the perfect way to do just that. This frame is the perfect way for new parents to proudly display their first peek into the life of their little one. The frame is made using modern black and pink material that provides the perfect accent to any home. 

  61. Organic Baby Food Cookbook
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    Cooking nutritious meals for your growing family while catering to everyone’s favorite foods and appetites can be exhausting. This baby food cookbook promises parents that they’ll only have to make one meal for everyone to share by serving up recipes that satisfy the tastes of both kids and adults. From their first puree to their first burrito, this baby food cookbook is ideal for babies at every age and stage.

  63. Nursing Cover
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    The industry’s first four-in-one nursing cover. This stretchy and comfortable multi-use breastfeeding cover can also be used as a car seat cover, shopping cart cover, or infinity scarf for the new mom. This nursing cover-up allows your baby to breastfeed freely. There aren’t any straps, rings, or cords to mess with. Not to mention, each cover takes seconds to put on and take off.

  65. Amazon Gift Card
  66. Amazon Family provides Prime members with exclusive family-oriented offers, coupons, and age-based recommendations. Additionally, you’ll receive up to 20% off subscriptions to diapers, baby food, and more, and a 15% Baby Registry completion discount.

  67. Baby Carrier
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  68. At KeaBabies, they take pride in giving modern parents only the best. This Premium Baby Wrap Carrier is made with love and dedication. They are committed to offering you a soft, easy-to-use, breathable, and versatile wrap that will take your babywearing to a new level of experience.

  69. Go The F**k To Sleep.
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    Go the F*** to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar–and unspoken–tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. 

    What is the appropriate way to wrap a baby shower gift?

    These days many people have nixed the tradition of opening gifts at the party, but many still do! The invitation will indicate if the mom-to-be is skipping the opening, and they will ask everything be put in clear wrap. If that’s not the case, wrap the baby shower gift with cute paper, ribbon, and a card.