14 Best Useful Baby Shower Gifts For New Moms

This article covers fourteen best useful baby shower gifts for new moms-to-be. Baby showers are excellent opportunities for prospective moms to stock up on baby toiletries, clothing, and other baby essentials. Nowadays, many moms create a baby registry online which can be helpful if you’re not sure what she still needs. But, for me personally, I still prefer the old fashion way where friends and family arrive with wrapped gifts, and the new mom-to-be trying to guess what’s inside.

Since I was a little girl, I loved surprises and the mystery of it all. Shopping for baby clothing and essentials is equally exciting. I love browsing through the isles and picking out the cutest little outfits, and things that I think my friend or family member would adore, or something that will be really useful to them, making the transition into parenting a little easier on them.

14 Best Useful Baby Shower Gifts For New Moms

Having a baby does not come cheap, especially during the first year of a baby’s life. The amount of nappies and wipes alone can make a significant dent in your budget. That is why I was incredibly appreciative and grateful for all the baby essentials and clothing that I got, because I used it for a few months before it was necessary for me to buy again. Here is my list of the best useful baby shower gifts.


14 Best Useful Baby Shower Gifts

Wipes and Diapers

If you’re looking for practical gifts, then you can’t go wrong with wipes and nappies. I was so grateful when I received a few packs of diapers for different ages and about seven packs of wipes. The only issue might be that some babies are sensitive to certain wipes and diapers. But at some retail stores, they do allow moms to swop them out.

Muslin Blankets

Large muslin blankets are exceptionally useful gifts because they are so versatile. They can be used as a:

  • Tummy time mat
  • Swaddle
  • Burp cloth
  • Nursing cover
  • General blanket
  • Changing pad cover
  • Stroller/car seat cover

Toiletry/Diapering Gift Basket

This is another thoughtful and practical gift that will come in handy. Fill a basket with all kinds of diapering-related  and bath-related essentials like bum cream, wipes, shampoo, bath toys, lotion, diapers, changing pad, etc. You can also use a diaper bag instead of a basket.

Clip-on Toy

I got a few clip-on toys at my baby shower which are excellent sensory toys for baby development. There are usually various parts on the toy that include a teether, different textures, crinkly parts, bright colours etc. I used to clip one on my son’s stroller or car seat. These toys are especially helpful when you are out and about and your little one is fussy.

Larger Sized Baby Clothing

One of the most popular baby shower gifts are baby clothes. While baby clothes are welcome and a practical gift, most people tend to buy 0-3 or 0-6 months clothing. Babies grow so fast during those first months. Rather opt for 6-12 months or 12-18 months. Your family member or friend will get more wear out of the larger sized clothing. Be mindful of the seasons too, for instance, what age the baby will need short sleeve or long sleeve clothing.

Gift Card

If you are still not sure what you can buy for the mom-to-be, then you can opt for a gift card. She is bound to receive plenty of clothes, toys, and toiletries. Sometimes gift cards are excellent options because she can use it at a later stage and she can buy precisely what she needs.

Burp/Spit cloth nappies

I bought a few of my own and I was gifted with five personalised burp cloths. I found them to be invaluable. When you have a newborn, you are going to burp him or her a lot! Babies basically sleep, feed, and do their business. So, a few burp cloths are essential. I used to take them everywhere with me.

Baby Bath support

Bathing a tiny newborn can be nerve-wrecking. You can make bath time easier by using a bath support to keep your baby well supported in the water while allowing the run off to easily drain through.

Food/Bottle Warmer

My brother gifted me a Snookums baby bottle/food warmer which I used all the time. This nifty appliance allows you to evenly warm up milk or keep it at the right temperature until the next feed. My bottle was always ready to go. Some of them even come with a defrost setting.

Baby Socks

My baby had so many pairs and we used them all. Babies will not need shoes until much later. Baby socks keep their tiny feet snug and warm during those chilly days. Baby socks with rubber grips come in handy when they start walking to prevent them from slipping and hurting themselves.

Baby Sized Hangers

Baby sized hangers are specially sized for tiny baby clothes and if you are running out of storage space, you can allocate a corner in your closet to hang them. I used to hang my baby’s clothes inside after washing them. And this is where  these hangers came in very handy. I used the shower rail to hang his clothes after doing the laundry.

Wipes Dispenser

Any parent will tell you about the struggle of grabbing a single wipe when you’re changing your baby’s diaper. A wipe dispenser prevents you from grabbing three or four wipes at the same time. I never had one, but was lucky enough to win one from 4 A Kid after I entered a competition on the website. That thing really made a difference and I counted my lucky stars numerous times.

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

You might wonder whether an amber teething necklace is really as beneficial as it is made out to be. I can tell you from personal experience that it definitely helped us. Before I bought this necklace, we went through countless bibs every day. My boy started drooling from when he was about four months old (he only started teething from one year) and I was using just about any type of teething medication or powder that there was.

Then I decided to buy a Baltic amber teething necklace at a reputable supplier and our lives changed for the good. Gone was the drooling and my baby went through all his teething stages without too much comfort or pain. Teething was a breeze. Not all babies are the same and what may work wonders for one baby might not work for the next one. However, I’ve read so many good reviews about these necklaces and being a happy customer myself, I would recommend getting one.

Baby Bath Towel

I was given three at my baby shower. One small one for when my boy was still a newborn, and two larger ones for when he was a little older. They are so useful and come with a hoodie that keeps the baby’s head and ears covered.


Well, I hope you have enjoyed my post about 14 best baby shower gifts for new moms and that it has given you some ideas on what you can buy for your family or friend that is expecting a baby. The items listed in this article have really helped me out and made my life as a new mom a whole lot easier. 




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