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62 Most Thoughtful Baby Gifts Every New Parent Will Adore

Updated: Jun. 11, 2024

New parents deserve the coolest baby gifts, don't they? Take a look at these adorable and useful items that will make everyone say, "Awww!"

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Finding the best baby gifts for a loved one’s new bundle of joy doesn’t have to be complicated, whether you’re buying for a sister or friend, a distant relative or a coworker. Of course, you want something adorable, unique, memorable and, ideally, useful. It’s a tall order for a tiny person, but, of course, buying a gift for a new baby is really about buying a gift for that baby’s parents. That’s where this list comes in.

New parents have so much going on before the baby makes their way into the world that striking the right balance between practical items and cute baby shower gifts is of the highest priority. Some of the best ideas on this list grow with babies to become amazing gifts for toddlers, while others are among the best gifts for mom and her own well-being. Choose from feminine gifts for her, the cuddliest gifts for boys or gender-neutral baby shower gift ideas to go along with your sweet shower wishes.

Bonsie Baby Footie
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For skin-to-skin time

Bonsie Baby Footie

There’s nothing sweeter than skin-to-skin time with a brand-new baby. This footed onesie makes that special bonding time easy to do no matter where you are. This buttery soft onesie has two double-layered flaps that open to expose the baby’s chest and belly for that much-needed skin-to-skin connection. They also have an elastic waistband which allows for easy dressing and diaper changes. It’s one of the best baby gifts for sweet bonding.

Lalabu Dad Shirt
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For baby-wearing enthusiasts

Lalabu Dad Shirt

This cozy shirt was designed just for dads and couldn’t be simpler to use. All he has to do is throw on his shirt and tuck the baby into the front pouch. No complicated wrapping, strapping or buckling. This shirt is available in sizes small all the way up to 2XL and holds babies up to 15 pounds. Pair it with the brand’s simple wrap for mom to make the perfect his and hers gift. The stretchy wrap is cozy, easy to slip on and is worn with baby facing in or out.

Honeybug Early Learner Gift Box
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For parents who don’t know what they’re having

HoneyBug Early Learner Gift Box

Choosing the perfect baby gifts doesn’t have to be difficult. This all-in-one, gender-neutral gift bundle from HoneyBug is offered in sizes for newborns through 24 months, and they’ll even expertly gift-wrap it for you. It comes with a range of goodies for sensory exploration, including an organic cotton one-piece, a crinkle toy and crinkle stroller and a snuggle blanket. Or, consider custom-making your own Honeybug gift box.

Pottery Barn Kids Super Soft Animal Baby Hooded Towel And Washcloth Set
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For bathing beauties

Pottery Barn Kids Super Soft Animal Baby Hooded Towel and Washcloth Set

A soft, cozy bath towel is always a welcome baby gift. Up the cuteness factor by opting for one of these animal-inspired towels and adding the baby’s name or monogram. This adorable set is made of 100% cotton and comes with a hooded towel and matching washcloth. New parents won’t be able to resist snapping photo after photo of their cuddly little lamb, sweet little lion or squeaky clean bunny.

Pottery Barn Kids Silver Leaf First Year Frame
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For keeping track of time

Pottery Barn Kids Silver Leaf First Year Frame

This beautiful first year frame gives excited new parents a spot to put all of those monthly baby photos they diligently take. It features solid wood and a finish with silver leaf and measures 22 inches wide and 11.5 inches high. The mat, which has the option to personalize it with the baby’s name, has a spot for 12 2-by-3-inch photos as well as one 5-by-7-inch photo of their new bundle of joy.

Monogrammed Infant Robe
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For their first spa day

Monogrammed Infant Robe

New parents will love this embroidered bathrobe for babies from the Etsy shop of Claire Jayne Designs, and you’ll love how easy it is to personalize with initials. If you’re buying it ahead of the baby’s birth and don’t yet know the first name, have it embroidered with the last initial as a special touch. The best part? It’s one of the rare personalized baby gifts that looks expensive but fits within most modest budgets.

Crib Mattress
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For safe and sound sleep

Saatva Crib Mattress

If you really want to impress a loved one with one of the best baby gifts you could buy, this Saatva crib mattress is the way to go. It’s a dual-sized, organic and non-toxic piece they’ll use every night for years. It easily fits in most toddler beds, and it offers the same high-quality sleep experience that makes adult-size Saatva beds some of the best hybrid mattresses on the market.

'abc What I Can Be' Personalized Book
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For story time

ABC: What I Can Be Personalized Book

This personalized book includes the new baby’s name (up to 12 characters) and offers brightly-hued fun with every turned page. A perfect gift for book lovers, it helps little ones settle into an evening bedtime-story routine, with them as the star of the show, and the story’s plot line encourages self-esteem and determination.

Uppababy Vista V2 Stroller With Bassinet
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For parents expecting to grow their family

Uppababy Vista V2 Stroller with Bassinet

When I was a new mom and pregnant with my first baby, I researched the heck out of strollers before deciding on the Uppababy Vista. And I’m so glad I did. There are countless things to love about this popular stroller: it’s easy to maneuver, has an easy, one-step fold and a huge underseat storage basket that I found to be invaluable as a mom of multiple children.

This stroller comes with a toddler seat that faces forward or back and a bassinet for long, leisurely strolls. But the best thing about this stroller? As your family grows, it grows with you. Thanks to the available conversion options, this stroller accommodates up to three children.

Luli Bebe Monaco Diaper Backpack
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For stylish moms

Luli Bebe Monaco Diaper Backpack

Gone are the days when moms had to lug around giant duffle-bag-style diaper bags. This is a mom-invented product (the company was founded by moms) that is pure genius, thanks to the modern fashion-forward design that looks like a chic backpack while actually offering enough storage for a breast pump, diapers, bottles and more.

The diaper bag comes with a changing pad, stroller straps, and a removable clip-on strap for over-the-shoulder or cross-body wear. As a mom of four, I love this diaper bag so much that I have it in two colors, and then went ahead and bought the petit size for quick outings.

Hatch Rest Go
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For jet-setting parents

Hatch Rest Go

If you love your Hatch Restore, then it’ll come as no surprise that Hatch’s latest sound machine is a must when shopping for baby gifts for parents (and babies) who travel. This portable sound machine has ten soothing sleep sounds that will lull babies to sleep no matter where they’re headed.

My six-month-old hates her car seat and doesn’t typically fall asleep in the car. But I started clipping this to the seat before long drives, and it has been a complete game changer. It has a rechargeable battery and is only about the size of a small apple, which makes it easy to keep in the diaper bag. And unlike other Hatch products, the Rest Go doesn’t require Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Just grab and go.

Cozy Earth Baby Blanket
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For snuggle bugs

Cozy Earth Baby Blanket

Okay, it’s no secret that we love pretty much everything from Cozy Earth, especially their pajamas and bed sheets. But they really outdid themselves with this simple and elegant baby blanket. Made from bamboo viscose, this super soft, machine-washable blanket looks beautiful in any nursery and as the baby grows. Three of my children were born in the cold, winter months and this blanket was perfect for keeping them warm for doctor appointments and errands.

It’s also large enough to put on the floor for tummy time. Babies love the soft cozy texture as well as the smooth satin-trim. And before you gift it, we recommend taking this blanket to your local embroiderer to turn it into one of those extra special baby gifts that they’ll cherish for years to come.

Lovevery Play Kit Subscription
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For all ages and stages

Lovevery Play Kit Subscription

New parents often find themselves inundated with tons of adorable and thoughtful baby gifts. But they only use so many onesies and stuffies. This play kit subscription is a useful gift that parents will appreciate. Each box is filled with beautiful toys—you won’t find any toys with loud noises or flashing lights in these kits—that are developmentally appropriate for babies. There’s even one for newborns. Each box also comes with a colorful book that contains helpful tips about what to introduce to baby and when, ways to play and other helpful expert tips and suggestions for at-home activities.

Gift a subscription and a new play kit will arrive every two to three months or just send one play kit. Kits ship for free and you can cancel the subscription at any time. And while you’re at it, here are even more subscription boxes for everyone else on the list.

Dreamland Baby Bamboo Classic Swaddle
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For newborns

Dreamland Baby Bamboo Classic Swaddle

Babies love being swaddled, but not every parent masters the art of wrapping a baby like those seasoned nurses on the maternity floor. So when you’re on your own at home, this popular swaddle is the next best thing as one of the best baby gifts to give. Made from viscose from bamboo, this non-weighted option has a convenient built-in swaddle band and a two-way zipper that makes diaper changes a breeze.

And as a baby’s sleep needs change, so does this swaddle. There are three ways to wear it: both arms in, one arm in and both arms out. This means it ultimately goes from swaddle to sleep sack so they’ll feel like they’re wrapped in a cozy blanket all night.

Totter And Tumble The Roamer Play Mat
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For tummy-time

Totter and Tumble The Roamer Play Mat

These beautiful play mats are a must on a list of the best baby gifts for parents who have hardwood or tile floors. Made from 1.3cm thick memory foam, these mats provide a cushion for babies during tummy time and as they begin to explore their surroundings. This mat kept my youngest from banging her head on the hardwood floors as she learned to roll and still protects her now as she learns to sit up by herself.

New parents will also appreciate the fact that these reversible mats fit in with their home decor and are easy to wipe down at the end of the day. Not only that, but they’re also easy to roll up and take to grandma’s house and if mom practices yoga or pilates, this mat is a baby product that she’ll use, too.

Little Tikes Garden Activity Center
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For little explorers

Little Tikes Garden Activity Center

With four kids, we’ve gone through a lot of toys over the years, but this activity center is one of the few that has been a hit with all of them. Set it up as a closed play center or an open, two-sided play center for hours of fun with a ball drop, shape sorting mailbox, door and window shutters that open and close, a miniature slide, and more. Changing the configuration is simple, so they’ll never get bored.

Peg Perego Siesta Compact High Chair
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For tight kitchens

Peg Perego Siesta Compact High Chair

Baby gear takes up a ton of space, so anything that is multifunctional or compact is a win. This high chair is both. It serves as a comfy recliner as well as a high chair with nine different height options, five reclining positions and an adjustable footrest.

When the baby is finished eating their mashed veggies, simply fold the seat down and tuck it away until the next mealtime. It also features easy-to-clean leather upholstery, a dishwasher-safe tray and a storage net on the back of the seat that’s perfect for stashing clean bibs.

Tiny Twinkle Mess Proof Bibs
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For mealtime

Tiny Twinkle Mess-Proof Bibs

Cute, easy-to-wash baby bibs are something every new parent uses, whether their infant is drooling from incoming teeth or just starting to take their first few mouthfuls of food. These adorable waterproof bibs come in a budget-friendly set of three and feature such adorable prints and colors that new parents will find the photo opportunities irresistible, making it one of the cutest baby gifts to give.

Simple Wishes Kate Nursing Cardigan
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For nursing moms

Simple Wishes Kate Nursing Cardigan

Sometimes the best baby gifts are for the mom. Whether she’s just getting the hang of nursing or she’s a seasoned pro, she’ll appreciate this cozy, fleece-lined nursing cardigan. It comes in three neutral colors and goes with everything from jeans to joggers. The ribbed shawl neckline is both flattering and functional as it serves as a convenient breastfeeding cover.

Kyte Baby Bundler
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For those first days home

Kyte Baby Bundler

The latest arrival may already have a closet full of adorable outfits, but those first days home are all about ease and comfort. Like everything Kyte Baby makes, this sleep gown is buttery soft and easy to get on and off. Unlike traditional sleep gowns, this bundler ensures that the baby’s feet stay tucked in and toasty.

When it’s time for a diaper change, parents just have to unsnap the bundle and flip it back for easy access. The smallest sizes have fold-over cuffs to prevent scratches. Pair with a matching cap for one of the most adorable and useful baby gifts. Not sure what size to buy? Here are some top tips for buying baby clothes.

Comotomo Silicone Baby Bottles
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For bottle feeding

Comotomo Silicone Baby Bottles

These silicone baby bottles are designed to feel more similar to breastfeeding, which makes getting babies to take a bottle that much easier if a parent is pumping, transitioning from exclusively breastfeeding or formula-feeding. Babies love the soft silicone sides and easy latching, while parents can’t stop raving about how easy they are to clean. With more than 30,000 five-star ratings, they’re a top-selling Amazon Baby Registry item.

Personalized Piggy Bank
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For baby’s college fund

Personalized Piggy Bank

It’s never too early to start thinking about a baby’s future. This ceramic piggy bank comes in three colors and will be a welcome addition to any nursery. Consider adding a few dollars to help get them started. After all, saving money is one of the best ways to avoid student loans.

Petite Keep Classic Trunk
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For sentimental parents

Petite Keep Classic Trunk

From sonogram pictures and the baby’s coming home outfit to their first curl and favorite stuffy, parents can store their most treasured possessions in this keepsake trunk. Each heirloom-quality trunk comes made to order and has completely customizable options. Select everything from the exterior color to the interior fabric, trim and embroidery for a meaningful gift for girls or boys that they’ll cherish forever.

Old World Christmas Glass Blown Ornament
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For baby’s first Christmas

Old World Christmas Glass Blown Ornament

Here’s one unique baby gift for new parents to enjoy year after year. In keeping with an age-old tradition, these vintage-style Christmas ornaments are made from molten, mouth-blown glass and filled with a liquid silver solution before being hand-painted and glittered. What we really love is that they’re not too heavy to hang front and center of both real and artificial Christmas trees. There are eight adorable styles to choose from, and most of them are under $20.

Pottery Barn Kids Wooden Christening Keepsake Block
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For a keepsake

Pottery Barn Kids Personalized Wooden Block

Help them remember their baby’s special day with this beautiful keepsake block. This 2-by-2-inch block features solid maple wood and personalization options with the baby’s name, parents’ names, date, weight, length and baby feet image.

Personalized Coloring And Activity Book
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For older siblings

Personalized Coloring and Activity Book

Bringing a gift for a new baby is sweet but don’t forget big brother or sister. This personalized coloring book makes them the star of the story while teaching them all about the newest member of their family. This affordable gift features 24 pages of fun pictures, games, puzzles and mazes.

Elvie Stride Breast Pump
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For pumping mamas

Elvie Stride Breast Pump

Forget uncomfortable pumping bras, sockets and wires that keep her chained to the couch. This hands-free, app-controlled pump will allow her to express milk for the baby on the go. Sitting down to pump with three older kids running around was almost impossible.

Plus, I have a hard time just sitting. The Elvie Stride was a total game-changer. It allows me to pump while making dinner, mopping floors, and even during long drives. It’s also much quieter than my traditional pump, and you have the option to track your pumping sessions and milk output via the app.

Munchkin Baby's First Bath Toy Set
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For water bugs

Munchkin Baby’s First Bath Toy Set

An adorable rubber ducky bath toy gift set that comes in a ready-to-wrap box? Yes, please. This fun set is easily one of the most popular baby gifts under $20, and one of the most frequently requested items on the Amazon Baby Registry—even if parents do have to learn how to clean bath toys to prevent mold. Little ones will play with the yellow duck, swimming friend and floaty boaties happily for years.

There Are Moms Way Worse Than You Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed A Fantastic Parent
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For the new parents who need a pick me up

“There Are Moms Way Worse Than You: Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed a Fantastic Parent”

Every parent has days where they feel like they’re getting it all wrong. This cheeky book will reassure new parents that they could be infinitely worse. Although the title of this book refers to moms, new parents will find quite a few references to the animal kingdom’s less-than-stellar dads sprinkled throughout its pages. They’re sure to come away feeling like their best really is good enough.

Haba Activity Toy
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For sensory play

Haba Activity Toy

From textures and tags to crinkles and rattles, this busy toy has all the things babies love. In addition to the colorful tabs and tags, they’ll also love the soft, plush texture. And since it’s bound to end up in the baby’s mouth, parents will appreciate the fact that this toy is machine-washable. Just toss it in the delicate cycle with one of these safe laundry detergents and lay it flat to dry.

Vtech Sit To Stand Learning Walker
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For cruisers

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

This brightly-hued learning walker is one of the best toys for babies in their first year because it offers stimulation for so many senses. Babies will enjoy it whether sitting (from about six months on) or standing as babies start to pull themselves up and try walking when they’re closer to a year old. It’s also an Amazon bestseller and boasts a whopping 78,000 five-star ratings (and counting) and a nearly perfect 4.8-star average.

Anthropologie Linen Baby Book
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For parents who want to document every first

Anthropologie Linen Baby Book

New parents will want to record everything from the baby’s first kick to their first haircut. This sophisticated, linen-bound baby book features 96 pages of guided prompts, spaces for handprints and footprints, photos and notes. It comes ready to wrap in a beautiful keepsake box that will keep all of those memories safe for years to come. This is one of those gifts that give back tenfold with precious memories.

Mushie Stacking Cups
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For classic parents

Mushie Stacking Cups

Muted colors are still the trendiest of all, and this set of Mushie stacking cups offers all the vintage charm of older toys with the appeal of current colors. It’s one of the most popular gender-neutral baby shower gifts and a favorite Amazon baby registry item for those looking to spend less than $20.

Ezpz Tiny Pops
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For teething babies

ezpz Tiny Pops

There are tons of teething products on the market, but these infant popsicle molds are a godsend for parents and babies once teething begins. Each mold holds a half ounce of breast milk or formula and has a short, fat, round handle that’s just the right size for a baby’s little hands. Popsicles (or milksicles as we call them in our house) are easy to make, and the silicone sleeves make them, well, easy peasy to remove.

Magnetic Me Footie Pajamas
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For late-night diaper changes

Magnetic Me Footie Pajamas

Fumbling with a million tiny snaps in the middle of the night is anything but fun, and I learned early on that zippers were the way to go. That is until I discovered these miraculous pajamas. They’re made from silky soft modal fabric and have hidden magnetic fasteners. These pajamas practically close themselves, which is something that any new parent will appreciate when they’re woken up from a sound sleep for the umpteenth time throughout the night.

Zutano Cozie Fleece Baby Booties
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For toasty tootsies

Zutano Cozie Fleece Baby Booties

These cozy fleece-lined baby booties have grippers for when little ones start their early wobbly walking, plus a clever latch-style closure that ensures they stay put, unlike most baby slippers and moccasins. They’re also machine-washable and so touchably soft they’re hard to resist cooing over. Choose from over a dozen colors and prints as well as several sizes. Consider gifting a complete winter set by pairing these booties with the matching hat and mittens.

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Beanie & Bootie Set
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For parents who appreciate affordable luxury

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Beanie & Bootie Set

Who can resist 100% Mongolian cashmere: Choose which color beanie and bootie combo is best for the new wonder in your life, soft pink or gray. It’s a luxurious, style-forward way to celebrate bringing a new loved one into the world. This brand also made our list of the best sweaters with this cashmere beauty, if you want to indulge the baby’s parents in a little luxury too.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Board Book
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For budding bookworms

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Board Book

Add this childhood reading classic with bright, easy-to-see pictures and fun-to-listen-to rhythms, to any bag of baby goodies. This forever-favorite will bring joy to bedtime routines from the earliest days until they read it all by themselves. One of the best children’s books of all time, it’s a must-have for every baby and new parent.

Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Robe
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For parents who need a warm hug

Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Robe

New parents will love to slip into this cuddly waffle robe when the nights are sleepless and the days are long. Made of a cotton and bamboo blend, this plush, spa-quality robe is one of the best bathrobes we’ve ever worn. New parents will appreciate the cozy comfort it provides and the fact that it’s soft enough for baby to lean their heads against. No burp cloth? No problem—it machine washes with ease.

Uppababy Remi Playard
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For on-the-go sleep solutions

Uppababy Remi Playard

Full disclosure: I love my Uppababy stroller so much that when I saw this playard, I knew that I had to have it. And I have not been disappointed. When I first brought my youngest baby home, I set this playard up in my living room so that I wouldn’t have to trek up and down the stairs to her bassinet.

And when she outgrew the bassinet, I moved this playard to my bedroom. The zip-on, mesh bassinet and breathable mattress gave me peace of mind since I could see her from any angle, and the fact that I can set it up and break it down with one hand is a huge plus.

Cetaphil Baby Healthy Skin Essentials Bundle
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For baby’s sensitive skin

Cetaphil Baby Healthy Skin Essentials Bundle

There’s a reason why dermatologists say that Cetaphil is among the best skin-care brands. Their products are affordable, well-studied and designed for sensitive skin which makes it perfect for babies. This Cetaphil bundle comes with a bottle of wash and shampoo and a bottle of baby lotion that will leave their skin feeling and smelling oh so soft and heavenly. It’s also an affordable find at under $20.

Haba Roya Doll
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For baby girls

Haba Roya Doll

This cuddly Haba Roya dolly is the perfect size for little hands. Her soft body is meant for snuggling, and her sweet, embroidered expression and velvety pigtails make her super lovable. There are no tiny pieces like plastic eyes or buttons that pop off which makes her a wonderful first doll for little girls.

Robeez Crib Shoes
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For new walkers

Robeez Crib Shoes

Not only are these crib shoes available in dozens of adorable colors and patterns, but they’re actually approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. They feature a soft suede sole that not only grips the floor but also flexes and bends with every wobbly step.

This allows the full range of motion the baby needs for healthy foot development. They’re also easy to get on and off, but thanks to their elasticized ankle, you won’t have to worry about them slipping off.

Crawling Crab
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For tummy time troubles

Crawling Crab

Not all babies enjoy tummy time, but it’s important for strengthening their neck, shoulder and arm muscles. This viral Tiktok toy will entertain even the most resistant babies during tummy time. Not only that, but it will eventually encourage crawling as little ones try to capture the crab as it scurries forward, backward and side to side.

Dékor Classic Diaper Pail Gift Set
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For the easiest diaper disposal

Dékor Classic Diaper Pail Gift Set

Once the baby moves onto solid foods, watch out. Parents are going to want something to contain that smell. This diaper pail features a large opening so parents don’t have to reach in and shove down dirty diapers. It’s step, drop and done.

The pail features closed-cell ABS plastic that doesn’t absorb odors but safely sanitizes with household cleaners including bleach. It’s amazing how quickly the diapers pile up, so parents will really appreciate the fact that this gift set also comes with a year’s worth of refill liners.

Munchkin Swing
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For soothing downtime

Munchkin Swing

As cute as they are, having to constantly hold or rock a new baby is downright exhausting. When new parents need a second set of hands, this lightweight swing will give them a much-needed break by recreating the soothing side-to-side swaying motion babies get when being held.

It has an easy-to-use touchscreen display and also includes a remote that lets parents control everything from the motion and time to a selection of soothing sounds and classical music. The swing is also Bluetooth compatible, for parents to connect to their phone and stream their baby’s favorite tunes.

Demdaco Jordan Giraffe Chair
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For cozy book nooks

Demdaco Jordan Giraffe Chair

This smile-worthy plush chair adds so much happiness to any nursery and offers years of grow-with-baby fun. It’s a soft neutral piece that’s safe for crawling babies and early walkers, thanks to no sharp edges, and it will become a treasured reading chair and play seat over time.

Wonder & Wise By Asweets Dinosaur Rocker
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For dino enthusiasts

Wonder & Wise by Asweets Dinosaur Rocker

This prehistoric rocker is sure to be the highlight of the nursery and a favorite toy as the baby grows. It boasts soothing, muted colors along with sturdy wooden handles and rockers for years of fun play. Add it to the toy room for hours of imaginative playtime.

Barefoot Dreams Mickey Mouse Cozychic Stroller Blanket
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For Disney lovers

Barefoot Dreams Mickey Mouse CozyChic Stroller Blanket

Disney-loving parents will swoon over this ultra-soft stroller blanket from Barefoot Dreams, the company known for their gloriously plush throw blankets, bath robes and sweaters. This Disney gift is made of plush microfiber and measures 30 by 40 inches. Parents will be extra appreciative of the fact that this blanket is machine washable and will hold up for years to come since it’s bound to be the baby’s favorite.

Mewl Baby And Nursing Chart Schedule Tracker
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For those overwhelming first weeks

Mewl Baby and Nursing Chart Schedule Tracker

Staying on top of a newborn’s feedings, diaper changes and more is daunting. This genius Mewl dry-erase schedule tracker helps parents and caregivers work together in organized and coordinated shifts. It also allows babies with sensitive needs and health issues to have neat, easy-to-read daily records in chart form. It’s one of the best baby gifts for a baby who has had NICU time and a sanity saver for all exhausted parents.

Thule Sapling Child Carrier
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For outdoor enthusiasts

Thule Sapling Child Carrier

We’ve got fantastic news for parents who love the great outdoors. They don’t have to give up long hikes or put that trip to a national park on hold simply because there’s a little one at home. The Thule Sapling child carrier makes it easy to take babies and toddlers along and foster a love of nature.

This carrier holds children up to 40 pounds, has an easily accessible gear compartment to store essentials and a fully adjustable torso and hip belt to ensure a perfect fit. When it’s time to go home, parents can simply remove the entire child seat and drool pad and toss them in the washing machine to get ready for their next big adventure.

Colugo Baby Carrier
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For parents who need to take it easy on their backs

Colugo Baby Carrier

Available in an array of trendy colors, this built-for-every-type-of-parent baby carrier is the comfortable essential they’ll reach for until their little cutie is too busy and independent to be carried. This hip healthy carrier features breathable mesh fabric which offers parents breezy comfort and sweat-free relaxation for little ones. But the best part about this carrier is its integrated lumbar support that helps evenly distribute weight and takes the strain off of parents’ backs.

Burt's Bees 6 Pack Baby Socks
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For an affordable baby gift

Burt’s Bees 6-Pack Baby Socks

If you’re working with a tight budget and want to give one of the most adorable office baby shower gifts for coworkers, these cozy baby socks are a perfect idea for baby gifts. They’ll be used daily, considering babies really don’t need shoes for the first several months, and warm socks will be especially needed if they’re fall or winter babies. These come in neutral colors that coordinate well with any baby outfit.

The First Years Newborn To Toddler Tub With Sling
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For a group gift

The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Tub with Sling

Available in bright bubblegum pink or teal, this budget-friendly baby tub has all the bells and whistles of far more expensive models. It’s an Amazon bestseller and a customer favorite, thanks to the included sling that makes bathing newborns and even the smallest babies a worry-free, easy experience.

It also converts in a matter of moments to a perfect bathing bin for older babies and early toddlers. Fill this with cozy bath towels, washcloths, soaps, lotions and bath toys to make it one of those fun and useful group baby gifts.

Munchkin Brica Out N About Collapsible Trunk Organizer And Diaper Changing Station
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For the most organized parents

Munchkin Brica Out-n-About Collapsible Trunk Organizer and Diaper Changing Station

Picture this: You’re out running errands when the baby has a blowout. You carefully get them out of their soiled clothes only to find that you’ve forgotten to restock the diaper bag. That’s right. You’re short on diapers, out of wipes and there’s no change of clothes to be found.

It’s happened to me more times than I’d like to admit, which is why having an organizer and diaper changing station in the car is key. This collapsible organizer has plenty of pockets to hold everything you need in case of emergencies. It also comes with a changing pad, wipes case and disposable diaper bags for those extra stinky messes.

Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor
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For tech lovers

Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

Forward-thinking parents are going to love this futuristic-feeling Cubo Ai Plus Smart baby monitor. It sends alerts in real-time if it detects the baby’s mouth and nose are covered or if they’re face down, and it even has HD night vision, cry detection and a sleep analytics dashboard with easy-to-decipher statistics.

Milimili Butter Soft Crib Sheets
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For eyecatching nurseries

MiliMili Butter Soft Crib Sheets

Add a dash of trendy color and fun with these ultra-soft, bamboo jersey MiliMili crib sheets that will make parents eager to take Insta-worthy pictures of the nursery. Choose from several bright, eye-catching prints with a tropical, vacation-like feel that fit standard-size crib mattresses. Soon, you’ll be titled the best at giving baby gifts to every parent you know.

Aquaphor Baby Welcome Gift Set
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For stocking the nursery

Aquaphor Baby Welcome Gift Set

This thoughtful Aquaphor gift set, the company that makes hand creams with nearly perfect reviews, is brimming with tried-and-true baby skin care products all parents need for their little ones. It includes a package of extra-gentle WaterWipes, a healing ointment, wash and shampoo and 3-in-1 diaper rash cream.

It comes pre-packaged in a reusable canvas basket, so it’s easy to give, and because it’s so incredibly practical you know the items won’t go to waste. It’s also a baby product adults can use and one of Amazon’s top baby gifts for a registry with an affordable under $25 price tag.

Tommee Tippee Sleeptime Portable Blackout Blind
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For naps on the go

Tommee Tippee Sleeptime Portable Blackout Blind

Jet-setting parents can’t stop raving about this portable travel-friendly blackout blind made just for babies. It turns Grandma’s guest room, a hotel room or even an office into a sleep-friendly environment for fussy babies in less than a minute with handy suction cups for hanging. Plus, it’s affordable and will be used as long as daytime naps continue (which is usually well into toddlerhood).

Baby Hand & Footprint Keepsake Photo Frame Kit
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For DIY parents

Baby Hand & Footprint Keepsake Photo Frame Kit

Choosing baby gifts that require some work isn’t always a bad thing. Let them capture the early days of parenting with this swoon-worthy hand and footprint keepsake frame that boasts an extra two spots for the baby’s first photos. And don’t worry—it won’t make a mess. The kit includes clay, a roller, double-sided tape, a stencil kit and more to make it a simple project for excited new parents.

7 Am Enfant Fuzzy Hooded Cardigan
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For winter snuggles

7 A.M. Enfant Fuzzy Hooded Cardigan

If you thought your little one couldn’t get any snugglier, think again. Not only will this cozy cardigan keep them comfy and toasty all winter long, but you’ll feel like you’re hugging a teddy bear every time you pick them up. Made from 100% recycled polyester, this super soft, gender-neutral hoodie is machine washable and won’t shrink in the dryer. If you want them to be cozy from head to toe, be sure to add the matching pants to your cart as well.

Lalo The Play Kit
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For playtime

Lalo The Play Kit

Little ones will appreciate having their very own place to play. Whether they’re sitting down for a snack, hosting a tea party or creating their next masterpiece, this play kit can handle it all. The aesthetically pleasing kit comes with a kid-sized table that’s made from sustainably sourced beech wood and two comfy bucket chairs that keep little behinds in place. Customize your set by choosing from two different colored tables and five different colored chairs. You’ll even receive one pack of giant coloring sheets with your purchase so your little artist can get straight to work.

What to look for when buying baby gifts

There are two types of baby gifts: practical and sentimental. Your gift to new parents should cater to one of those objectives, whether a lifelong keepsake or something they can put to use even in those first days after birth. You can certainly put your own spin on things by picking up a baby onesie that has a personal touch or gifting something that you yourself have enjoyed, whether a parent or not.

Just keep in mind that the last thing the expecting couple needs is extra clutter around their home. And if they have a baby registry, then by all means stick to it.

Creating your own baby registry

Are you the one who’s expecting? Plenty of our curated baby gifts are also part of the Amazon Baby Registry, which makes gift-giving and shipping a breeze. New parents love this registry’s expansive selection of basics, bundles and design-forward products offered at every budget.

Another huge perk? Even if an item you want isn’t on Amazon, the company’s universal registry allows you to add an item from any site to your Amazon registry. Group gifting, a 365-day return policy and a 10% completion discount (15% for Prime members) make Amazon’s baby registry a smart option for parents to get just what they want.

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How we found the best baby gifts

Gifting can be very subjective, which is why we sought to put together a wide range of options. From little keepsakes to apparel for new moms, we scoured the internet for the best baby products according to popular retailers, glowing customer reviews and our own extensive research. Whether practical and budget-friendly or personalized and luxurious, we ended up with the 62 baby gift options in this list.

FAQs

What food to bring a new mom?

Cooking a meal or gifting a meal delivery service to a new mom is a great way to show you care. Just be sure to plan protein-rich and nutrient-dense foods, leaning on fresh fruits and veggies.

How much should you spend on a baby gift?

The amount you spend on a baby gift is dictated by your relationship with the person. For example, a coworker or neighbor might gift around $50 or less, whereas close friends and family might spend $100 or more. However, don’t stress if you’re constrained by a budget—a simple act of kindness like delivering homemade baked goods or offering to babysit in the future is always a welcome gesture.

What to wear to a baby shower?

The dress code for a baby shower is usually somewhat casual, such as a sundress or pants and a nice shirt. You could likely wear jeans if you dress up the rest of the outfit, but try to lean toward bright colors over dark or neutral ones. And if you’re unclear on the dress code, just ask!

Who traditionally puts on a baby shower?

According to baby shower etiquette, a close family member will usually host and pay for the shower. However, it could also be a good friend or even coworker who hosts, so long as it isn’t the parent-to-be.