Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Really Need

Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Really NeedWhen you’re shopping around for baby shower gifts for other moms-to-be, you certainly want to give something thoughtful and useful. While receiving blankets and adorable outfits might make her “ooh” and “aah,” there are many other things that new moms really need as baby shower gifts.

Check out our ideas of unique and clever baby shower gifts:

Stationary Gift Card

Between baby announcements and thank you cards, new moms have a need for stationary. That’s why a gift card to a stationary e-boutique is a perfect baby shower gift. The mom-to-be honoree can select her own design and customize it with the name and photo of her new bundle of joy, thanks to your thoughtful gift.

Nursing Tank Top

Set up your new mom friend for breastfeeding success with a comfortable and stylish nursing tank. This will help her begin her breastfeeding journey with the support and functionality she needs. It’s a must-have for her hospital bag and every day thereafter.

Stroller Caddy

You can never have too much storage space on your stroller. An attachable stroller caddy will help your new mom friend take all of the necessary “stuff’ with her when she’s out with her baby. She may not realize how awesome this gift is until her baby arrives and then she’ll be thanking you for it every day.

Stocked Diaper Bag

A diaper bag is a fantastic baby shower gift but stocking it with one of everything a new mom will need in it is even better. New moms often don’t know exactly what they’ll need so you’re taking the guess work out of packing a diaper baby. Be sure to include a diaper changing pad, diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, an outfit change for baby, burp clothes, nursing pads and a few toys for distraction.

Baby Food Maker

It may feel like a long time before the bun in the oven can eat solid foods, but helping your new mom friend prepare for the time beyond newborn is a wonderful gift. Baby food makers will help new moms serve freshly prepared foods that will complement breastfeeding for a healthy start in life.

Baby-Proofing Supplies

Outlet covers, drawer and door stoppers and safety gates may not be the sexiest baby shower gifts but they will be incredibly important as your friend’s baby grows older and gains mobility and curiosity. If you’re the “safety first” type of thinker, this is a great gift to give.

Baby Library

Collect a gaggle of board and other baby books and gift a library selection to the mom-to-be. If she’s an eco-friendly gal, buying used books may be the most economical way to give the most books. Goodwill and other resale shops often have books for less than a dollar each.

Sound and Light Projector

Babies are easily distracted by sound and light. Help your new mom friend get some much-needed zzz’s by helping soothe her baby to sleep with peaceful sounds and interesting lights from a projector.


Parenting requires a lot of tenacity, love and batteries! Over the years your friend will go through more batteries than anyone would care to count. And that adds up! Gift her a variety of batteries to help her get through the first year with baby.

Sources: Parenting and BuzzFeed