Unique Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Will Need

best baby shower gifts for mom

Baby showers are a fabulous time for you to celebrate your upcoming baby. And speaking of babies, isn’t there just something super adorable about baby clothes? Whether you’re a first time mom or a mom-to-be, you’ll most likely have included many baby items on your baby gift registry for your little one. As you add to your baby registry, don’t forget to take some time to think about yourself. After all, who’s to say that you can’t add some items for yourself? You’re about to go through an immense change to your life!

Whether you are the new mom or a baby shower attendee, these thoughtful baby shower gifts for moms will guarantee that they will be put to good use.

1. Pregnancy Pillow

As a momma myself, a pregnancy pillow was a lifesaver and got me through many uncomfortable, restless and sleepless nights. This u-shaped pregnancy pillow provides all the support an expecting mom will need to ensure she gets as much sleep as possible before baby arrives!

If bed size is an issue or you can’t quite choose the shape of your pregnancy pillow, take a look at Frida Mom Adjustable Keep-Cool Pregnancy Pillow.

2. Milestone Baby Blanket

This personalized milestone blanket is such a unique baby shower gift idea. Mom and baby will be able to create treasured memories from this as they mark each milestone in baby’s first year of life.

3. Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit

Most people have heard that giving birth can be…challenging, but fewer seem to remember that there is a whole recovery process postpartum too. After spending hours and hours laboring away, a new momma’s body needs some good TLC to help her recover. A postpartum recovery kit has all the handy essentials a new mom needs and makes for a perfect baby shower gift!

4. Smart Sock

Parenting can be stressful, and even more so for first time moms. The Owlet Dream Sock tracks your baby’s sleeping, providing you with information such as how many times baby wakes, heart rate, oxygen level, sleep quality and total hours slept. For extra comfort, the Owlet Dream Duo 2 has both a camera and dream sock to help you monitor your baby’s sleep times.

5. White Noise Sound Machine

When babies are in the womb, they are constantly surrounded by sound. To help them sleep and rest after birth, the Hatch Rest+ Second Gen Sound Machine provides sounds like white noise, wind and rain. Not only is it a sound machine, it’s also a night light, making night time feedings soothing with its soft light. I love that it comes with a charging base and is portable, making it easy to bring it around the house with you as needed.

6. Birth Ball

Using a birth ball during your pregnancy can help reduce aches and pains, as well as provide some much-needed exercise. As your ligaments loosen and prepare for birth, sitting on and utilizing a birth ball can help encourage proper posture and even get your baby into position for birth.

7. Baby Carrier

Having a baby carrier is so handy and personally, a must have. You’ll probably find that new moms constantly have their hands full and find it nearly impossible to get anything done with a newborn in their hands. The Ergobaby Omni Breeze is suitable from newborn and allows all carry positions – inward, front outward, hip and back carry. The mesh material gives baby airflow while sitting in the baby carrier, something that I have found especially important when carrying my little one around while doing errands!

8. Donut Pillow

After giving birth comes the recovery process. A donut pillow can help in the postpartum period and I’m sure this thoughtful baby shower gift for moms will be gratefully accepted.

9. Baby Bottle Warmer

While this is definitely not a must-have item, a baby bottle warmer makes for a great baby shower gift that I’m sure many parents will gladly appreciate. The Philips Avent Fast Baby Bottle Warmer promises to warm up milk within 3 minutes as it gently and evenly heats up.

10. Milestone Baby Bodysuit

Honestly, who can say no to cute baby onesies? These milestone body suits make an awesome gift for any expectant parents.

11. Maternity Leggings

When you’re pregnant and carrying a little one in you, you want to be as comfortable as possible. Maternity leggings are great because they support the growing belly and continue to grow with mom and baby. It’s a thoughtful baby shower gift for all moms and they’re definitely more than just activewear when you can’t see past your belly to your toes!

12. Baby’s First Year Photo Board

A photo board is such a beautiful way to remember your baby’s first year! I love how it creates a gorgeous display and can be hung proudly in your home as you celebrate each milestone.

13. Play Gym Mats

Babies need to practice tummy time and soon, will also be awake for longer periods of time for play. Lunpantte 7 in 1 Baby Play Gym Mat has a thicker mat than usual, making it super comfortable for little bub to lie on. It also includes toys that encourage cognitive development, as well as visual, hearing and touch.

14. Inflatable Pregnancy Pillow

For the moms that love to lie on their tummy and can no longer do so, this baby shower gift is made for you! With the Holo Original Inflatable Pregnancy Pillow, you can now comfortably and safely lie on your tummy while pregnant for short periods of time. This unique baby shower gift is portable and can also be easily deflated and stored away.

15. Baby Bouncer

Moms are busy and investing in a baby bouncer will drastically help them out as they go about doing their daily ‘to-dos’. Yes, you can wear your baby in a baby carrier, but if you want to jump in for a quick shower, a baby bouncer will keep baby busy, engaged and safe! The BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance gives bub control over it as movements set the baby bouncer rocking.

16. Baby Swing

This one is a bit of a splurge item, but with babies being so unique and different, 4moms Mamaroo Mult-Motion Baby Swing caters exactly for that. It has multiple motions that can be selected to bounce and sway your baby and has an app that allows parents to control the Roo directly from their smartphone.

17. Fujifilm Instant Camera

Our smartphones may have great cameras on them, but there’s something about polaroid cameras and instantly having the physical photo in your hand that brings so much joy. Create instant memories using the Fuji Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera. I love that this kit includes all sorts of accessories to get you started, such as 60 sheets of instant films, photo album to hold your photos in, as well as a camera case…just to name a few!

If you prefer a more personalized photo album especially for your baby, check out some of these photo albums instead!

18. Diaper Caddy

When you’ve got a baby, you’re going to be changing diapers A LOT. A diaper caddy is so handy and not only helps keep all the diaper essentials organized and in one place, but is portable too. This thoughtful baby shower gift will definitely be a crowd pleaser with many moms-to-be!

19. Baby Keepsake Box

Store and organize baby’s memories in this stylish, handcrafted keepsake memory box. I love how there are drawers to help organize objects such as booties, hospital keepsakes, etc.

20. Baby Keepsake Suitcase

If you’re looking for something a little unique, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous keepsake suitcase. You can even personalize your gift with this large keepsake suitcase, big enough to keep all of baby’s unique items as they grow!

21. Nursing Pillow

Breastfeeding can be a huge learning curve, so why not grab a breastfeeding pillow to help with the process? The Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner provides breastfeeding moms with support as they feed their baby by lifting bub up to a more ergonomic position when nursing. This versatile baby shower gift can also be used by others when bottle feeding, as well as supporting baby during tummy time and sitting up.

22. Baby Bottle Sterilizer & Dryer

A baby bottle sterilizer and dryer assures parents that their baby is getting a clean bottle every time they feed. Baby Brezza Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer Advanced not only cleans, sterilizes and dries baby bottles, but can also fit breast pump parts, pacifiers, teethers, sippy cups and other baby accessories. This baby shower gift for moms will keep her reassured that baby is using only clean and sterilized items.

23. Diaper Bag

Who said diaper bags can’t look fashionable? Not only does this diaper bag look stylish, it’s also durable, easy to clean and most of all, keeps all of baby’s items organized with the in-built pockets. This practical gift will definitely check all of momma-to-be’s boxes!

24. Wireless Photo Printer

I know, I know, it’s easier to whip out a smartphone to snap a photo of the moment. Say goodbye to photos forever stuck in a cloud though, because with this photo printer, you can instantly connect wirelessly to it and print out any photo you wish. I personally like the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer as it uses the Instax Mini Instant Films, which are much more widely available and can come in all sorts of gorgeous and cute designs!

25. Memory Book

Help momma-to-be create memories of her pregnancy journey with a pregnancy journal. This fully customizable Bump to Baby Journal will capture all the unique moments of pregnancy that can be cherished forever.

I hope you found this list of baby registry gifts for mom inspiring. This baby shower gift ideas is by no means exhaustive, but hopefully gives you a good place to start. Whether you are compiling baby items for your personal baby registry or searching for some baby shower gift ideas, there is definitely a thoughtful gift here for the expecting mom.



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