Top 10 Baby Shower Gifts
Posted on July 11 2018
Top 10 Baby Shower Gifts!
Cultivating a Baby Book Library
Sitting down to read a soothing book before bedtime and developing the foundation for early reading skills is a tradition that every parent can get behind. Books are a great gift for children of any age, but board books and fabric books are a favorite of babies everywhere, and there are plenty to choose from at Little Skye. Also, book themed baby showers are a popular choice for a second baby shower, when the family already has other essential baby gear from their first baby.
Let’s face it, exhausted parents will spend a lot of time trying to get their babies to sleep, and any gift that helps with that process will be much appreciated. White noise machines and fun night lights are very popular gifts that parents will adore.
Parents really appreciate getting diapers, and new parents are often surprised by how many they actually need. There are a lot of new cute options for diaper giving that you can make yourself, or purchase online. Check out this amazing tutorial by Simply Real Moms for beautiful DIY options. Also, many more parents are using cloth diapers these days which carry a large upfront cost for supplies, and most parents are very happy to receive cloth diapers from a registry.
Toys and Teethers
Babies love to play and experience the world around them through their senses. Play mats, toys, and teethers allow babies to learn and grow, soothe sore gums, and give parents a few moments of much needed peace.
Clothes and Bibs
Baby clothing is irresistible around here, and it’s so much fun to dress babies in cute outfits! Little Skye has plenty of cute options in our Baby Boutique as well as all the trendy accessories like kerchief bibs, burp clothes, and headbands that really bring the gift together. Don’t forget that lots of people will give outfits in adorable baby sizes, and parents can be overwhelmed with big amounts of tiny clothes. You may want to consider going up a few sizes and giving outfits for other seasons, so that parents have a variety of outfits as babies grow into toddlers.
Lovies and Blankets
Soft plush blankets and squishy stuffed animal lovies are a sweet and lovable gift. Often shower-goers like to choose an animal or item that goes with the theme of the baby’s room or their color scheme, like this sweet little giraffe for a jungle-themed room, or this adorable octopus for a sea-themed room.
Bath Sets and Bath Toys
There are a lot of bath set options available for new babies that include shampoo, bubble bath, lotions, toiletries, etc. There are organic, scented, tear-free, and unscented options available to suit the tastes of mom and baby. I often like to give this Aveeno set that includes relaxing lavender scented items for mom as well, so that she gets a little pampering too. Make the gift extra fun by putting bath supplies into a baby tub, or including bath toys and washcloths.
Footprint and handprint kits, picture frames, baby books, and traditional silver rattles or cups are items that can be kept as keepsakes or passed along as family heirlooms. These timeless gifts are very thoughtful, and you may want to offer to schedule a day to come over and help make the handprints, or print the pictures to fill the picture frame to make it even easier on new parents.
Baby Wrap or Carrier
Multitasking is SO much easier when your hands are free and baby is comfortably snuggled on someone’s chest or back. When my son had colic, the only way I could eat, run errands, or do pretty much anything at all was while I wearing that baby. A baby carrier is also so essential for parents with more than one child because they allow you to keep the baby happy and secure while you chase after other children.
These days gift cards are such a convenient and practical gift, especially for parents who like to shop online, or who want to very specific items from multiple places. Giving gift cards allows parents to prioritize and purchase whatever they really need. Also, these vendors tend to be a one-stop-shop for lots of baby necessities in one convenient place. Try Diapers.com, Target, and Little Skye for gift cards that everyone will love!