Shopping for adults is fun, but it's a trip down the baby aisle that can really get you in your feels. That's why finding a fun and unique baby shower gift can be a welcome task. Many new moms and dads have already built a registry list, which means that most of the time, you won't have to play a guessing game.
On the off chance that you've been left to your own devices and don't know what to buy for the soon-to-be parent in your life (or, you're building your own baby shower registry and need some ideas), you'll find tons of sweet, sentimental gift ideas on this list.
And, guess what? These recommendations come from actual new parents who have left glowing reviews of the products below. On it, you'll find everything a new parent needs, from diaper bags to actual diapers and all the new parent-approved, heartfelt mementos in between. See below for the 42 best baby shower gift ideas for new parents.
Any new parent will tell ya—the first year flies by, and those tiny feet and hands will soon be big enough to hold on to bottles and toddler toys. This gift is a way for any new parents to have a forever reminder of just how little those fingers and toes were.
For those moments in which the new parents' hands are too tied up to manually sway her baby, this motion swing will do. It's bluetooth-enabled, plays soothing sounds, and features five unique motions, like 'car ride' and 'tree swing.'
This caddy has all the essentials parents will need for baby bath time—and every product is hypoallergenic to keep a baby's sensitive skin in mind. The package includes baby lotion, tear-free body wash and shampoo, hand and face wipes, cotton safety swabs, and diaper rash cream.
Parents will love anything to soothe a crying baby, like this sound machine that features ambient noise, like a heartbeat and ocean waves, or lullabies like 'Twinkle Twinkle." The machine can also project colorful images on the ceiling.
Need something to keep baby comfy during park dates or days spent lounging in the yard? This plushdocking stage will help. It's lightweight, easy to travel with, and designed to mimic the feel of the womb.
The ultimate smart tech for any parents, the Owlet Dream Duo, allows you to monitor a baby's sleep pattern, heart rate, and oxygen level. It also comes with a camera that allows you to stream a live feed of your baby.
Contrary to popular belief, a new baby's crib doesn't need to be assembled before the baby arrives. So, get the parents a bassinet they can use to put their new baby to sleep before they transition them to a crib.
Help the new parents avoid playing detective in the never-ending cases of "The Missing Pacifier" with these handmade clips. They're made with a combination of soft silicone and smooth, all-natural beechwood beads.
The chaos of a baby's first year can make it hard to record memories outside of the millions of photos on their phone. This book will guide new parents through photo and writing prompts, so they have sentimental, detailed memories of their baby's first year.
For those days when mom or dad just needs a break, help them stay in bed with this rocker. They can prop it up on the bed, chair, or sofa whenever they want to sway their crying baby with minimal movement.
The Eat & Grow high chair grows with the baby. It can convert itself into an infant high chair for feeding, a baby dining chair and tray, a toddler stand-alone chair, and eventually a "big kid" table and chair.
Another gift set you can't go wrong with, this one from the Honest Company is one parents can use from the first day they bring their baby home. It includes hand sanitizer, baby balm, diaper rash cream, and more.
New parents won't ever forget their baby's first baths. Since the new bundle of joy won't be ready for tub time immediately, this flower pad can fit into any sink to safely cradle new babies when it's time to wash up.
This is like a first-aid kit for new parents. It includes lots of unexpected items a parent might need to calm a fussy baby (besides milk!), including an all-natural gas passer to for gassy babies, a Nose Frida, useful for clearing up snotty babies, and even a baby manicure set.
You know that feeling you get when you wrap yourself up in a fuzzy sherpa blanket? Well, babies love that feeling, too. These fuzzy swaddling blankets are warm, soft, and lightweight enough to soothe a baby's skin.
Look on any baby's dresser, and you're likely to find some Aquaphor products on it. The versatile balm can be used for diaper rashes, to moisturize a baby's skin, and more. This gift set includes the brand's lotion, healing ointment, and body wash.
This puzzle is so cute that it could even serve as decor in any nursery. But, what's even better about it is that once their baby is a little older, they can toy around with the letters, since it's also a real puzzle.
If one thing's certain, it's that any new parent will be spending lots of time carrying their baby. This carrier will help them become a master at multi-tasking. For parents using it outdoors, the carrier also comes with a hood that offers UPF sun protection.
This gift set—which includes items like a rattle, baby lotion, and cotton blend blanket—isn't just any gift set. Inside it, they'll find a QR code that will lead the new parents to a website where they can find your personalized gift message, a voice recording from you, and stories about the products included in the package.
For parents that want a live feed of their baby without the use of wearables the baby will have to keep on, this baby monitor is it. It uses patented sensor fusion technology that will alert them to changes in their baby's vitals or nursery conditions. It can also play lullabies and allow parents to talk to the baby even when they're not nearby.
Chances are, the new parents have a specific stroller on their registry, but if they don't, here's an option they'll love, since you can use the top part as a car seat. You can also recline it, break it down using one hand, and attach a removable tray with a cup holder.
Jasmine GomezAssociate Commerce EditorJasmine Gomez is the Associate Commerce Editor at Women’s Health and covers health, fitness, sex, culture and cool products.