60 Most Thoughtful Baby Gifts Every New Parent Will Adore
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 close friend or family member, 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.
For parents who don’t know what they’re having: HoneyBug Twinkle Twinkle Little Baby 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 including an organic cotton one-piece, muslin swaddle, burp cloth, bib, and bestselling baby book Here We Are. Or, consider custom-making your own Honeybug gift box.
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.
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.
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.
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 has 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.
For stylish moms: Luli Bebe Monaco Diaper Backpack
Gone are the days when moms had to lug around giant duffle-bag-style diaper bags. It’s 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.
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.
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 viscose from bamboo, this super soft, machine-washable blanket will look beautiful in any nursery and become a favorite as the baby grows. Three of my children were born in the cold, winter months and this blanket was perfect for keeping them warm when we had to leave the house 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.
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 cancel the subscription at any time. And while you’re at it, here are even more subscription boxes for everyone else on the list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 37,000 five-star ratings, they’re a top-selling Amazon Baby Registry item.
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.
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.
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 seven adorable styles to choose from, and most of them are under $20.
For a keepsake: Pottery Barn Kids Personalized Wooden Block
Help them remember their baby’s special day with this beautiful keepsake block. This 2-inch by 2-inch block features solid maple wood and personalization options with the baby’s name, parents’ name, date, weight, length and baby feet image.
For keeping track of time: Pottery Barn Kids Silver Leaf First Year Frame
This beautiful 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-inch by 3-inch photos as well as one 5-inch by 7-inch photo of their new bundle of joy.
For older siblings: Personalized Coloring and Activity Book
Bringing a gift for a new baby is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 77,000 five-star ratings (and counting) and a nearly perfect 4.8-star average.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
For baby girls: Haba Roya Doll
This cuddly 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.
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.
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.
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 which doesn’t absorb odors and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-inches 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
How we chose the best baby gifts
From sweet matching outfits that make excellent gifts for sisters or sisters-in-law, to sentimental gifts for best friends getting ready to give birth, there is truly something for every type of new parent on our list. And it’s all been vetted by parents, experts and thousands of five-star online reviewers.