What To Bring To A Gender Reveal Party (And 19 Gift Ideas)

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: March 31, 2024

    Gender reveal parties have been gaining popularity for a while, but people are taking it to the next level over the last few years! They have become lavish with upscale decor, fancy invitations, and creative reveal tricks.

    At this point, you have either been invited to one or will be soon enough. However, many of us have no idea what gender reveal party etiquette is, and most importantly, do you bring a gift? 

    Should I bring a gift to a gender reveal party?

    Guests are certainly not expected to bring a gift to a gender-reveal party. Typically, a baby shower is more about the gifts, and the gender reveal party is more about sharing a special moment with family and friends.

    However small, thoughtful gifts are always appreciated, but unlike at a baby shower, it’s appropriate to attend a gender-reveal event without bringing a gift.

    While gifts are unnecessary at a gender-reveal party, you can always bring something for the expectant parents if you are unsure and don’t want to show up empty-handed.

    Should the gift be for the baby or parents-to-be?

    If you are going to a gender-reveal party and want to bring a thoughtful gift, some say you should get something for the parents to enjoy before the baby comes and save the baby gift for the baby shower. I get that, but the expecting parents will be grateful for anything you can give.

    Anything gender-neutral for the baby is definitely appropriate, as well as anything for the parents, including a keepsake, book, or activity to share before the baby is born.

    What are some gender-reveal gift ideas?

    Gender reveal parties are a blast and a fantastic way to celebrate a new family member on the way with dear ones! Gifting the soon-to-be parents is a joyous way to say ‘thanks’ for letting you in on the big secret of the baby’s gender. Dive in below for some super-fun gift ideas tailored for these exciting events!

  1. Mom And Dad To Be Basket
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    The gifts of first-time parents are carefully packed in gift boxes, including a set of mom and dad mugs, a decision-making coin, a baby ultrasound picture frame, a set of baby muslin swaddle blankets and a bib, and two pairs of creative socks come with a greeting card! A perfect gender reveal gift!

  3. Decision Coin
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    So, whose turn will it be – Mommy or Daddy? It’s a great, fun gift for new parents. They don’t know they need it, but they will love it when they’ve got it, and it will add a bit of fun to all the chaos of a new baby in the house! A fun, unique gift for new parents.

  5. Pregnancy Handbook
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    With this guide, you can become an excellent dad-to-be and an all-time great partner. Being a great first-time dad doesn’t mean being perfect; it means participating in the experience with empathy and confidence. From the basics of pregnancy to designing a birthing plan to tips on being helpful and supportive for your partner, We’re Pregnant! provides all the need-to-know information on how to be a fully prepared parent.

  7. Firsts Bib Set
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    Hudson Baby drooler bibs are great value bibs that absorb your baby’s drool and spills. These drooler bibs feature adorable sayings and embroideries on every bib while having an absorbent, fiber-filled inner to keep your little one’s clothes clean. Made of cotton blend knit terry, our bibs are absorbent for the everyday mishaps you will experience.

  9. Gender Neutral Socks 
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    With their super cute animal designs and giggle-worthy puns, our one-of-a-kind baby socks will surely get plenty of laughs and “awws” at your loved one’s baby shower. In addition to making significant gender reveal party gifts, these are great for baby shower gifts. The neutral colors and design make these great for boys and girls.

  11. Soothe Sleeve
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    It was created based on scientifically backed studies* that show Mom’s scent can reduce fear, help babies and children cry less, and help them feed better. Soothie Sleeve is simple to use; a parent wears the sleeve on their arm to absorb their scent, and then the sleeve goes on the plush like a snug T-shirt, calming your child with your scent.

  13. Mom And Dad Off-Duty Glasses
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    Cheers to their new journey. Celebrate your friends or family’s latest adventure with these one-of-a-kind glasses. This mom-and-dad whiskey and wine glass set makes an excellent gift for a gender reveal party.

  15. Sonogram Photo Frame
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    Celebrate this special moment forever with this adorable sonogram frame keepsake. It comes with a beautiful “Love at first sight” message perfectly expresses any new parent’s feelings about that ultra-special first ultrasound photo! It also makes excellent grandparents, aunts, uncles, or loved ones. Finally, it’s a great way to announce your pregnancy!

  17. New Dad Bump Box
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    Welcoming a child into the world is both thrilling and full of uncertainty. This Gift Box is filled with essentials to get soon-to-be dads excited and prepared for their little one’s arrival. He will find a onesie, a new dad handbook, lovely-smelling soap, a daddy book, a pair of socks, and a keychain.

  19. New Mom Gift Box
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    Everything in this box of pampering gifts is curated for a pregnant woman. Every mom deserves a special self and skincare gift set to ease the bumpy journey of motherhood. This expecting mothers gift set is a must-have with pampering goodies to lighten the exhausting yet rewarding path! It’s a great gift for the new mom.

  21. Pregnancy Prayer Cards
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    This set of 20 cards includes a weekly prompted prayer topic and matching Bible verse for all 40 weeks. Each week details your baby’s development and how you can pray for it as it grows. This set of pregnancy prayer cards makes a thoughtful and unique gift for an expecting mom. 

  23. Letters To My Baby Book
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    An ideal present for soon-to-be moms, new fathers, or any parent wanting to craft a deeply sentimental keepsake for their child, this collection of 12-letter templates is designed to encourage thoughtful reflection and foster a lasting bond between parent and offspring. Whether you’re currently expecting or have recently welcomed a new life, these envelopes are perfect for capturing treasured memories and aspirations for your little one.

  25. Mommy And Daddy Tumblers
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    The est 2023 daddy mommy skinny stainless steel skinny tumbler is designed with double wall vacuum insulation technology, which can keep hot for 5 hours and cold for 9 hours (they will need that). 

  27. Pregnancy Crystal Necklace
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    It makes the perfect pregnancy gift for first-time moms; this necklace comes carefully packed in an elegant gift box with a heartwarming message, waiting to make the day special for a mom-to-be!

  29. Twin Gift Set
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    This gender-neutral twin keepsake gift will be a favorite! The set includes a fully illustrated rhyming storybook about how special it is to be a twin, along with a group of 2 plush toy elephant rattles. “We Are Twins” was written by Jennifer Driscoll, a mother of twins, and illustrated by Sylvia Smith. It is a 26-page rhyming story about being a twin and the extraordinary bond twins share.

  31. Memory Book
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    This 120-page gender-neutral baby keepsake book for baby girls or boys allows parents to capture their baby’s journal from birth to age 5. In addition, this easy-to-fill-out baby milestone book won’t overwhelm them. Just spend five minutes a week recording every big moment.

  33. Hand Print Frame Set
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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. Add your newborn baby’s name and/or birthdate to your keepsake!

  35. A Pregnancy Pillow
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    A pregnancy pillow is a must-have if you want to get any sleep. The body pillow supports her and her little bun in the oven. It will help her sleep by supporting the back, stomach, and legs during pregnancy. It can even be used after the baby is born.

  37. Gift Basket
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    This wholly coordinated, gender-neutral gift box is perfect for bringing to any gender reveal. The basket includes a baby blanket, a lovey, a wooden rattle, bibs, and socks. The first to use rattan suitcases as a carrier for baby gift sets, you won’t be disappointed with the elegantly designed newborn gift sets. Perfect for a boy or girl!