Top Baby Shower Gift Ideas - The Smiling Heart

Top Baby Shower Gift Ideas

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Welcoming new family members is always an exciting time – whether it’s through marriage or a birth. While one typically precedes the other, both are exciting in and of themselves and it can be a great way to bond and enjoy the company of friends and relatives. Baby showers are hugely popular and while ‘gender reveal’ parties are becoming all the rage, there’s no reason you can’t have both. Have you been invited to either, or both types? Check out this great list of baby shower and gender reveal party gifts that will work for just about any parent to be.


Flowers are always a safe bet when it comes to baby shower gifts, especially considering you know almost everyone is going to buy the new parents-to-be things like pacifiers, bottles, clothing and more. While flowers aren’t necessarily baby-based in the sense that they are useful for the baby, it’s nice for the parents to have something pretty to display, whether in the nursery or just around the house either before or after the baby. In many countries flowers are a lovely way to celebrate, and new baby flowers are a great gift. Go with a colour theme like pink or blue or if the gender is unknown, go for yellow.


Of course the thing that everyone wants to get for a new baby is clothing. With so many adorable outfits out there, who doesn’t want to buy adorable little coveralls, dresses, jeans and more? One of the most useful items of clothing for new parents though is actually little onesies that can be switched out and changed easily when they get soiled, which is often with a new baby! Onesies can come in all colours and patterns and they’re often quite affordable in packs of three or more, so stock up!

Something For Mom

When it comes to buying things for baby showers, everyone seems to go for the baby, almost casting the parents aside. While it’s understandable, it’s often incredibly touching and heartwarming to actually gift something to the parents that they can use personally, such as a gift card for a dinner out at their favourite restaurant and a promise to babysit for them once the baby arrives and they need a night off. Or if you’re thinking in terms of the mother, why not get her a spa day – often they cater to pregnant women as well, so you don’t need to worry if it’s appropriate or not!

So whether it’s your first baby shower or gender reveal party or you’ve frequented them in the past numerous times, hopefully this short list of great ideas for gifts will help you make the right choice when it comes to buying the best gifts possible, whether they’re for the mother, father, both or baby. There are so many great options out there, so which will you choose? We’d love to hear from you, so share your favourite baby shower gift ideas in the comments!