10 Perfect Baby Shower Gift Ideas

A baby shower is a wonderful occasion for celebrating the new baby on the way, and “showering” the soon-to-be parents with the gifts they’ll need. In fact, the list of items a new parent will require is quite a long one, so we’ve put together our own top 10 list of the best baby shower gifts they’ll both appreciate and cherish.

Our Top 10 Baby Shower Gift Ideas

  1. Gift Certificates– A gift card, especially from one of the big-box retailers, is a godsend to new parents who’ll constantly need baby supplies. The great thing about gift cards is they eliminate the guesswork: parents can buy diapers, wipes, formula plus any other essentials they need as they need them.
  2. Diapers – Loads and loads of diapers for those first few months when baby will need a diaper change every 1-2 hours. If the new mom prefers cloth diapers (which we often recommend), you could even spring for a month or two of prepaid cloth diaper services to ease her burden.
  3. Baby Sling – Great for active and on-the-go parents who’d love to tote their baby around in a convenient front-positioned carrier. A sling keeps your baby close to Mom or Dad, and leaves either parents’ hands free for chores, errands or walking.
  4. Baby Monitor – Nothing is more comforting and reassuring to parents than being able to listen to their baby when they can’t be in the nursery with her. And nowadays, you can purchase baby monitors that are quite fancy, including models that feature video monitors, allowing parents to actually peek in on their little one.
  5. Car Seat – Especially for on-the-go, first-time parents, an adjustable baby car seat will be greatly appreciated, and one less expense they’ll have. The best ones are the dual-purpose models that can convert from back-facing (for infants) to the forward-facing variety (for older babies and tots).
  6. Gift Sets and Bundles – Gifts sets and bundles are a great value because they include an assortment of baby essentials, and they let new parents sample a variety of different products (soaps, lotions, shampoos, etc.) to discover the ones they like most. There are many popular brands of baby gift sets and bundles to choose from, including:
  7. “Night-Out” Packages For frazzled and worn out parents of a newborn, a “coupon” redemable for babysitting and a night out to dinner (your treat!) can literally be a lifesaver, and a marriage saver as well! You can be as creative as you want when designing the coupons, even tossing in extras like a “free” night to come over and prepare dinner.
  8. On The Go Bag – You simply start with a diaper bag, and add the rest: diapers, wipes, pacifiers, toys, bibs, etc. Parents will love having a bag stuffed with all the essentials they need for a short trip that they can simply grab and go.
  9. Baby Bath Kit – Newborns need a lot of baths, so a bath kit will definitely get a lot of use. Be sure any kit includes mild bath soap, shampoo, a soft baby towel, washcloths, and bath toy or two.
  10. Baby Furniture An absolute must for new parents, cribs, baby swings, high chairs and the like are always necessary, and will definitely save a few dollars for new Moms and Dads. If you can afford it, you can even include a cute multi-purpose stroller for when the new parents are ready to take  their newborn baby out on the town for shopping, visits, and errands.

Although this list covers the basics, you’re really only limited by your creativity and imagination when coming up with your own baby shower gift ideas. Being a parent of a newborn is a tough job , so regardless of what gift you decide to give, you can definitely count on Mom and Dad being forever grateful.

For more baby shower gift ideas, visit www.Smile2Baby.com and shop their selection of baby shower gift sets and bundles as well as the rest of their natural baby products. Call (855) 797-BABY if you need help with your order or have any more questions for the friendly staff at Smile2Baby.com.