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    40 Baby Shower Gifts No One Will Guess You Ordered At The Last Minute

    The only thing cuter than your shower gift will be your friend's baby — that's a fact.

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    1. A "Taco Tuesday" gift set because even though your best friend is about to have a baby that doesn't mean you'll need to give up your treasured weekly tradition.


    Promising review: "I bought this for our almost 3-month-old and it's a hit. She's a bit young to understand it, but loves clutching onto the taco. It makes crinkle noises, and she likes feeling the different textures. This set is super well made, the colors are bright, and seeing our baby play with this is hilarious." —Grasshopper021

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A "Storm Pooper" onesie even Darth Vader might crack a smile over. Embrace The Dark Side, parents.

    Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my baby nephew, and we got some great pictures at Disneyland with the stormtroopers and Darth Vader, they even walked around with him and were laughing through their helmets.

    Worth every penny!!" —Nando33

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 3–12 months).

    3. A convertible carrier for the parent-to-be who doesn't plan to let their little one slow them down in the slightest.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my 10-month-old son when we went to Washington D.C. and would highly recommend for anyone traveling with a little one. He would get tired of the stroller and would want to be held, there were also times where I wanted him up close with me and not in the stroller. He was very happy and comfortable in this. I have only used the frontal position, facing me so far, I have yet to try any of the other 3 — but its a great product and he loves it. Its also very comfortable with the wide straps and the strap that goes across the lumbar. My husband who is 6'3" 250 pounds and I who am 5'3" 140 pounds, can both wear this — so it also has a wide range as far as who can use." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.87+ (available in three colors).

    4. A glowing giraffe featuring soothing music to help any restless little one drift off to dreamland., Amazon

    Promising review: "Seriously. From birth this thing has been amazing. And now at nearly six months it's helped greatly on sleep regression and giving him a distraction when he's inconsolable. The photo was taken after he was screaming from teething and being tired, turned it on, let them cuddle and boom — out in two minutes without any help." —David A. Bock

    Get it from Amazon for $13.75.

    5. A pair of rattles you can gift to your best friend's kiddo so THEY can deal with the noise after you've gone home to your peaceful safe space.


    Sorry, not sorry.

    Promising review: "To me, these seem very unexciting. They barely rattle, I was just disappointed looking at them. HOWEVER my 3-month-old loves them. Way more than other rattles. He loves bashing his head with the soft tops, and eating them, and he's more than happy with the small sound from the three balls. They're also perfectly sized handles for his tiny hands, so they are now a favorite shower gift!" —Rachel D.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.83.

    6. A BPA-free teether to help infants get through that tough time while their sweet tooth grows in.


    Promising review: "This is now my son's favorite teether. It's easy for him to hold and very lightweight. It's also big enough that he can't gag himself on it. We have the cactus but I am buying a couple more now that we know we like them. Definitely recommend it!" —Chelssie Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79+ (available in 13 styles).

    7. A Finding Nemo–inspired play mat complete with familiar faces from the movie, 20+ minutes of soothing oceanic sounds, and Mr. Ray starring as canopy filled with magical lights.


    Is it a requirement that I have a child in my home to own this? It looks *so* soothing!

    Promising review: "This play mat is by far the cutest play mat I have ever used. Not only does it have a cute design, it was easy to set up and is easy to take apart when in need of cleaning. The adorable sound and light feature has my little one entranced for a couple of hours while mom gets a break from holding him." —Sesalee Maffeo

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    8. A nursery care kit, so the new parents in your life can feel prepared to tackle anything that comes their way (yes, even that weird snot sucker thing).


    This kit comes with a medicine syringe, a pacifier medicine dispenser, a nasal aspirator, a forehead thermometer, a digital thermometer, an emergency information card, nail clippers, five emery boards, a teether, a gum massager, and a finger brush,

    Promising review: "I use this kit every day at least. I have a 4-month-old. We haven't used all the tools in it but some of them. It's easy to pack away for our overnight trips. The brushes and comb worked great while we were battling cradle cap! I would really recommend this to anyone whether it's for a shower gift or to buy for your own kid." —B.R-W

    Get it from Amazon for $15.62+ (available in two colors).

    9. A onesie that'll have anyone who glances at your pal's kiddo saying "All right stop, collaborate and listennnn."


    Promising review: "I was a little concerned when I ordered this since it was so cheap that the fabric would be thin or the color would be dull. I'm happy to say that it is neither and my friend I got this for absolutely loves it for her new baby." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88 (available in sizes newborn–12 months and five colors).

    10. A VertiPlay door knocker to transform boring old walls into playground-like ones with minimal effort.


    This toy simply sticks to the wall and creates endless entertainment! It's designed to both keep your floor from being a mess of toys and to encourage little ones to explore as they become more mobile.

    Promising review: "We use this at our childcare for the kids to 'open the door' with. Our security feature has a green button up high for the parents to use to open the door to exit. So the kids love this and think they’re opening the door." —Jennifer Ogden

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    11. A whimsical star-shaped toy that'll serenade kiddos with six classical melodies. Your friend will have a baby Beethoven in the making!


    Promising review: "I gave this to my 1-year-old daughter as a Christmas present and it's probably one of the best toys I bought her. She loves it! I have it attached to her pack and play and she loves watching it while I change her diaper. The velcro loop makes it super easy to attach anywhere. There is no volume control but it's not too loud or quiet. I love that I can turn it on and it will play for a few minutes and shut off on it's own. The music is nice, not annoying like some other musical toys. Great value for the price. I'd definitely recommend." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A musical gadget with volume control so the kiddo's parents will still keep you in their life. A win for everyone involved, honestly.


    Promising review: "Just amazing. Daughter won't stop staring at it when lights and music are on. She enjoys it so much. It saved us from so many hours or crying and fussiness, especially in the so-much-hated car seat. And we thought at first that it wouldn't be so good! It has nice songs too and even my wife and I like it. I think the key to entertain our baby was that the lights are synchronized with the music." —Chema

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A knit blanket swaddle that'll have any new mom or dad gushing over how cute it is — perfect for the parents who are planning to have professional newborn photos taken.


    Promising review: "Consider this a quilted blanket from Grandma. Our almost 2-month-old has used this almost ever since he came home from the hospital. Early on the baby stopped wanting to be swaddled in a snug matter so we began using this quilted blanket as it offers less restriction and keeps him warm. Would offer this as a gift for other new parents." —R. Baird

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 10 styles).

    14. Onesies fit for a future foodie, so adorable you won't even mind skipping out on your overpriced avocado toast to hang with a newborn.


    Promising review: "Like many other reviewers stated, these baby clothes run quite large when compared with other brands. For me, I don't think that is much of a problem as it fits my 1-month-old baby loose but comfortably. I really like the material since it is both soft and stretchy. These are perfect for summer time since they are not very thick and quite breathable. I would definitely purchase these again and I do consider them to be higher quality than many baby clothes out there and the price is very reasonable." —J. Wang

    Get them from Amazon for $6.18+ (available in sizes 3 months–24 months).

    15. Comotomo baby bottles designed to closely mimic breastfeeding — perfect for the mom who is planning to breastfeed but will want their partner to step in for middle-of-the-night feedings, too.


    With over 3.9K five-star reviews, these bottles definitely seem to be a parenting favorite!

    Promising review: "These bottles are wonderful for breastfed babies and I'm willing to bet that they would also work wonderfully for formula fed babies. I heard about them through a Mom's group on Facebook and chanced it by only registering for this brand. When my 1-week-old had a tongue and lip tie that caused extreme pain while nursing, we tried using these bottles to give Mom a break. Luckily he took to them immediately and now at 4 weeks old still going strong! Baby also goes easily between bottle and breast, something we worried would cause an issue. We use paced bottle feeding (technique for exclusive breastfed babies to help mimic the breast) and these bottles made it super easy for Dad and Grandmas to use this technique. Also love that baby does not seem any more gassy after using these bottles, he seems just as content as after breastfeeding." —Julia Randall

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $21.24 (available in two colors).

    16. A corn popper push toy that'll take you right back to 1957 when it was first created and help your favorite tyke learn to walk.


    Promising review: "I got this because my son loves lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners. The model ones are usually expensive. This one makes up for it. He loves moving them around the house. Mine works perfect. They pop when pushed forward and pulled backward. He is two and took a liking to it instantly. I wish I had got this for him earlier. A must have toy for kids who love to push things around!" —Vinodh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A footprint and handprint kit your friend will squeal over because there are few things as precious as the tiny hands and feet of a baby.


    Promising review: "I got this as a keepsake for my newborn and I love it! The instructions recommend kneading the dough for five minutes. I kneaded it a couple minutes longer and it seemed to help prevent cracking which I saw in some other reviews. My baby is two weeks old and wanted to make a fist instead of lay his hand flat, so I’d recommend doing it while baby is asleep if possible. I also had my husband hold him while I pressed his hand and foot into the dough. I’m so excited to display this in our home!" —T.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    18. A onesie that'll bring an unmeasurable amount of joy to the number-crunching math fiend in your life.


    Promising review: "My husband is an engineer and math nerd. I bought this onesie for our son and we love it! The fit is as expected for size and fabric is really soft cotton. It washes well and we plan on having my son wear it for as long as it fits!" —Stargirl5256

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88 (available in sizes newborn–12 months and five colors).

    19. An owl-shaped white noise machine that plays 10 lullabies and'll blend seamlessly into their baby's nursery theme. Just when you thought you didn't give a ~hoot~ about products for babies!


    Promising review: "This owl saved our lives!! I never leave reviews but I had to for this item. We were really struggling with sleep training our son. Before we knew it, he was 10 months old and still not sleeping in his crib. I almost gave up until I found the Bubzi! My son loves the lights and all the lullabies. I also love the fact that the songs and lights last 30 minutes. Enough time for him to fall asleep on his own!" —Rhonda Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $30.95.

    20. A set of Beatles-inspired bodysuits the new parents can keep in their diaper bag for the inevitable moment their tyke has a major blow out and needs a stylish back-up option faster than they can quote "Let It Be."


    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for a newly pregnant friend that is a huge Beatles fan. I was very happy with the quality of the print and quality of the onesies and for the price for all five I thought this was a fantastic value. The mom and dad to be were both ecstatic when they received them and we couldn't have been happier with the purchase." —J Mallo

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes newborn–24 months).

    21. A sensory teether toy to help Baby (and their parents) cope while their lil' chompers make their debut.


    Promising review: "My 3-month-old baby started to want to grab everything, but I feel like it is hard to find a toy that is easy for him to hold with his little hands. So I came upon this toy, and let me tell you: He LOVES it! It is so easy for him to hold it from any side and he loves chewing on it. The bright colors catch his attention. The middle piece is a little rattle so when you shake it it makes noise. I also really like that it is BPA-free." —Mila

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

    22. A Letters to My Baby book for the emotional parent to fill out and gift to their kiddo later on in life — a truly special gift that'll be treasured for years to come.


    Promising review: "Gave this as a baby present and they absolutely loved it! Both parents couldn’t wait to start filling out the envelopes! I highly recommend this. It is a great memory for the child to read when they’re older. It is gifts like this that cannot be replaced. They can be passed down for generations." —Queens Gambit

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A security blanket shaped like the cutest lil' elephant you've ever seen — so soft it's sure to become the newborn's bedtime BFF.


    Promising review: "We received this elephant lovey as a gift at our baby shower. My daughter is 9 months old and loves it so much that I bought another as a back up in case something ever happens. She will not sleep without it and if she wakes up in the middle of the night she finds the lovey and snuggles into it and goes back to sleep. It’s so soft and easy to clean and adorable. Perfect size for my daughter to be able to pick up and carry on her own." —TE

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. Radio Flyer's 5-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike kiddos will be able to use from 9 months old to 5 years old as it'll transform from a stroller into a tricycle — the ultimate baby shower present.

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    Promising review: "If I could change one thing about purchasing this bike it would be that we bought it sooner. We waited until my daughter was almost 18 months before looking for a bike, but this basically functions as a bike/stroller until the kid is old enough to use it. The age recommendation is from 9 months up, but because of the harnessing, you can use this once your child can sit up securely. For us, I think we could have used it from 6 months even. It would have made my daughter's rides more fun." —Annelley

    Get it from Amazon for $123.56.

    25. Baby socks that'll double as toys and cuffs that'll quickly become any tyke's favorite when they learn how to touch their toes — cute and fun all wrapped up in one fun gift!, Amazon

    Promising review: "These simple socks and cuffs are so fabulous it’s insane! My daughter can not get enough of the noise and simple color constraints. These have completely transformed her whole body into a toy and are great for development of both fine and gross motor skills. Her core really worked hard to reach her feet and her hand and mouth coordination was practiced as well as her fine motor skills to grab for her 'friends' antlers. I would highly recommend these for travel, they take up very little space to pack and can keep your little one busy for 30-45 minutes until they are ready for a nap! After playing with her new friends my daughter slept really well, out like a light! Definitely worth the $$$." —AV210

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.87.

    26. A funny wooden sign to hopefully help keep the peace in your pal's home when their baby FINALLY falls asleep.


    Promising review: "I ordered this with 1 Click after a delivery person rang the bell and my dog went bonkers and woke up the cranky baby I had JUST put down for a nap. Not the delivery person's fault, obviously — they were just doing their job! I figured, though, that there had to be a way to politely request that people NOT do that, and voila — this sign is it. It looks nice (way better than the hand-scribbled note I was about to tape to the front door), arrived quickly, and no one has knocked on my door or rung my bell since." —elle

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    27. A soft Beauty and the Beast book shaped like a teapot that'll warm the heart of any Disney-loving parent-to-be.


    Promising review: "This was perfect toy to add to a baby shower Disney’s Belle–themed gift. The price and Prime shipping sold me, but this really is an adorable teapot shaped soft baby book." —Belinda

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    28. An Aveeno Essential Daily Care Kit both parent and baby can use — truly a win-win for your friend who will likely need a little at-home pampering themselves.

    The set comes with body wash, soap, and tear-free shampoo, and moisturizing cream for baby, in addition to daily moisturizer and lotion for parents.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my godson. It’s the only thing my best friend likes to use on his skin. He has eczema and this is really soothing and hydrating and moisturizing for him so i bought it again when he ran out" —Emerald

    Get it from Amazon for $29.92.

    29. And a bath kneeler and elbow rest set that'll have your friend thanking you again and again for saving them from bruised kneecaps.


    Promising review: "I’ve seen plenty of options for kneeling pads, but not a set like this before. I like that it includes both knee and elbow pads for bathing little ones. Our baby is 10 months, so we have a long way to go and really needed something that was firm but well cushioned. This provides the necessary comfort for our routine. The padding is thick and works for both myself and my husband. I also really like the little toys and storage area for them. It’s a great all-in-one set for parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc." —Amy

    Get them from Amazon for $34.97.

    30. A picture book where you can write a sweet message to your friend and their baby on the inside cover — they'll never guess you only pulled off this gift last-minute., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a lovely children's book with pretty illustrations and a great message for children. I got it for a friend's baby shower who asked for books for their soon to be daughter. I think this will be a sweet book they will appreciate. I got the hard cover and it arrived in great condition." —Ally J

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29.

    31. A carseat canopy with so many different uses your friend will need a full night of sleep before they fully realize all its capable of.


    It can be used as a nursing cover, carseat canopy, baby car seat cover, stroller sun protection cover, shopping cart cover, feeding chair cover, and even an infinity nursing scarf.

    Promising review: "Love it. It has been such a struggle using blankets to cover up while breastfeeding. This cover made it so easy. It's extremely soft. My baby loves using it as a blanket when I'm not using it to feed him. Does get warm but so do regular blankets so I just leave my child's legs out." —Ramona Navarro-Aviles

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two styles).

    32. A trio of chunky knit beanies that'll help your pal's little one look the part while being toted to and from hipster coffee shops.


    Promising review: "These hats are very beautiful and the quality is just great! They do run somewhat large but I don’t mind, they will fit as my son grows. He is currently 5 months old. I love how warm they keep his head and how stylish he looks! I think these are a great buy for the price!" —Sofia I

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in eight styles).

    33. A hooded bath towel every parent should be gifted because it is so darn cute. Apologies to their future child as THIS will be the reason their face will be plastered all over Instagram.


    Promising review: "This towel is so soft! I love how large it is so it can easily wrap around my 10-month-old (she's super tall; wearing 18-month clothes) with room to spare. The hood is functional and adorable! We already have a couple of bamboo towels and I was searching for one that was different. I'm so happy I found this one!" —Kel909

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95 (available in three styles).

    34. A Fisher-Price infant-to-toddler rocker that'll soothe Baby with calming vibrations and then be used as a stationary seat as they grow.


    Promising review: "Love this chair. I have four for my twins. I have two at my house and two at my mother's house because she watches them. That's how much they like them. The toys that hang over the chair are removable which was good because they had no interest in them at first. Now, at 3 months, they like to try to reach for the toys and get excited when they actually can. This is good for working their gross motor skills. I love that it can be used even as they get older." —CMG

    Get it from Amazon for $29+ (available in six styles).

    35. A set of educational board books for your friend who has been binge-watching The Big Bang Theory throughout their pregnancy in hopes their tyke will turn out as smart as Sheldon.

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    Promising review: "I was a little leery when I ordered these books for my 10-month-old son for Christmas. I was expecting them to be small and uneventful, but my husband really wanted him to have them. Let me just say that I was REALLY impressed when I got these books! They are a really good size, vibrant and sturdy AND they have three different levels of learning. One is just ABC's, one is a little information about what the word representing the letter means, and another is even more information! These books are really going to last and grow with my son. So worth the price tag!" —Ashley Stevens

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $29.25.

    36. A personalized gift box that'll double as a keepsake any parent would be delighted to receive at their baby shower.

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    If you're worried about the "last minute" factor, fear not! The boxes are shipped out within three days and are usually created the same day they are ordered. You will need to choose a minimum of two baby items to put inside the box – which is great because your gift will arrive all set and ready to go!

    Get it from Rock A Box Baby for $25+ (available in small or large sizes and 10 designs).

    37. A set of six Carter's body suits to help kickstart the little one's wardrobe — an Instagram style star in the making!


    Promising review: "I love these Carter's onesies. Great quality cotton, cute prints, and super practical. The envelope neck opening makes them really easy to take on and off gently, and there's plenty of stretch to the fabric, which means I get more use out of them because they stretch a bit as my daughter gets taller. It's surprisingly hard to find good every day onesies at a good price, but getting a bunch of these for less than $20 is great." —Emily Fisher

    Get them from Amazon for $13.15+ (available in sizes preemie–24 months and eight styles).

    38. A layette set any parent would dumble-adore dressing their little muggle in for a magical Facebook photoshoot.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes newborn–9 months).

    39. A 27-inch stuffed bear that'll definitely become Baby's favorite snuggle buddy and make you the envy of every other gift giver at the shower.


    Promising review: "The bear is very, very soft. My son loves how squishy and huggable the bear is. The material is very soft and doesn't feel cheap. That being said, this is a large bear. I was surprised by the box that Amazon shipped it in. The bear is almost two feet in length. Most of the traditional Snuffles bears are not that big. This bear is big. So just be prepared." —Catfish

    Get it from Amazon for $42.54+ (available in three colors)

    40. And a package of Huggies diapers, because when all else fails you can rest assured knowing this baby shower gift will be put to good use.


    Promising review: "Little Snugglers are the only diapers we use. None of the others feel as nice. The inside is soft on the skin and the part in the back that catches the contents of the diaper from creeping up the back has saved us many many times. Just like all other diapers I wish they were less expensive, but I buy them anyway because they are the best!" —R.H.

    Get a pack of 84 for $33.75.

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