Headed to a baby shower but don’t want to show up with the typical onesie or diapers? Here are 25 unique gifts that are sure to be a hit!
(* indicates gifts that would also make great group gifts if you are buying with other friends and family!)
1. Your favorite children’s book with a special message written inside*
It’s a gift that will be used for years to come and what could be sweeter than reading a special message from you as they grow older? Here are some books that are sure to leave an impression:
2. A basket full of paper products
There is nothing worse than those bring-in meals coming to an end. But a close second is worrying about dishes when you’re still trying to figure out how to function with a newborn. A basket full of paper plates, napkins, cups, and cutlery will be a gift that saves the day and leaves a lasting impression.
3. Baby’s first year calendar
Every mom always has intentions of scrapbooking and writing down their baby’s first word and each special moment. But those things are easy to fall by the wayside once the realities of motherhood kick in. A calendar specifically for baby will make it easy for the parents to remember every important milestone that is easy to forget.
4. A picture frame with a gift card/money toward a photography session*
Newborn pictures are something that will be looked back on….well, forever. However, a quality photo shoot can cost a pretty penny. This is a gift mom will never forget.
5. Hand/foot casting kit
Sooner than later those tiny little hands and feet won’t be quite so tiny! This gift is priceless and perfect for all the times she will be wishing she could freeze time.
6. Hooded baby towel
This is not something that usually makes the shopping list for a new mom but will save the day when it comes time to give baby their first bath. Doll it up with some baby wash, lotion, and washrags.
7. Sample box subscription*
This gift keeps on giving. (Literally!) When the novelty of a new baby wears off, this will provide something to look forward to as well as a way for her to find new products that she loves! These boxes are darling for new moms:
8. Maid services*
9. Spa gift card*
Try to remember that it’s not just about that new baby. A gift card to the spa will save the day when her feet are swollen and she wants a maternity massage, or after the baby comes and she wants a facial for some alone time.
10. Amazon Prime Subscription*
There is nothing worse than trying to shop once you have kids. Most mom’s turn to online shopping. Since Amazon basically has everything in the world (they sell underpants dispensers, people!), make life a little easier on her. Amazon Prime includes Amazon Mom (20% off diapers and up to 15% off other products) as well as the free shipping, free e-books, and free video/TV streaming that comes along with Prime.