What to Bring to a Baby Shower

A baby shower is an exciting time not only for expecting parents, but also for their friends and family.

It’s a time for fun and celebration but sometimes thinking of the perfect baby shower gift can get stressful. 

Here are a few tips and ideas of what you can bring to a baby shower!


Gift List

Many times the expecting parents will put together a baby shower registry during their baby shower planning time. If there is a gift list, luckily for you, you won’t have to rack your brain for the perfect gift. This not only helps out the gift givers, but also makes sure the expecting parents will only receive things they need and like. It also helps avoid them accidentally getting doubles of a certain item.


Baby Shower Theme

One thing to note when buying a gift is if there is a specific theme to a baby shower. For instance, perhaps if their baby shower theme is being environmentally friendly and they ask for eco-friendly or organic gifts and packaging. 

While not completely theme related, you should also be aware if the gifts you buy need to be gender neutral or catered towards girls or boys. You can even buy items of a specific color that the mother-to-be likes or prefers. If you are unsure about color preference, it’s always okay to ask!


The Big Items

These types of items are ones that will play a large role in raising their baby. The big items include things like a baby monitor, baby high chair, stroller, carrier, and bouncing seats or play seats. For some of these items the expecting parents may tell you specific details or products that they prefer. It is important to be sensitive about certain personal items such as the crib and baby room decoration. The soon-to-be parents may also want to have more control and buy these items themselves. If you are ever unsure, make sure to ask beforehand or opt for a different gift! 


The Essentials

The essential items all parents need for their baby may seem like a boring gift, but trust us when we say that it’ll be appreciated. These items are on the practical side and include things like diapers, baby bottles, burping cloths, bibs, towels, and diaper bins. Newborns will go through many diaper changes and feedings a day during so the soon-to-be parents will definitely appreciate your gifts when the time comes!


Baby Clothing

Newborn clothing is also an essential but is its own category because it covers a wide range of options in design, color, and occasions. The different clothing items a baby will need are bodysuits or onesies, socks, booties, hats, and blankets. Organic baby clothes are also a good choice to go for. It’ll show how much you care since organic clothing is great for a baby’s sensitive skin! Rather than going through the stress of buying different types of clothing separately, you can buy a new baby set, such as WithOrganic’s 5, 7, or 10-piece newborn gift set. Not only does this save you the hassle of finding the various articles of clothing, but the cute matching designs will definitely be loved!



A baby is never too young for toys! While you can buy toys catered for newborns, you can also buy ones that will be great for when they are slightly older. A few great toy items you can buy are children books, stuffed animals or plushies, baby mobil, and an infant playmat. Since babies don’t necessarily have the motor skills to play with certain toys, the best kinds of items for them would be things that intrigue their senses and helps them develop their eyesight and sense of touch. For instance, toys that make noises or rattle, soft toys they can put in their mouths safely, toys with contrasting colors and patterns, and toys with different types of textures and feels. 


Gifts for Mom

Sure a baby shower usually means gifts for the baby, but it’s always a nice surprise when the expecting mother also gets a surprise gift! This doesn’t have to be anything big, but is more so a gift to show thoughtfulness. For example, you can buy things like slippers, chocolate, or simple jewelry. You can even gift things that new parents will definitely appreciate like babysitting vouchers or couple massage bookings.

With these baby shower gift ideas and tips, we hope you can fully enjoy celebrating a new life entering the world and worry less about what gift you should buy!

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