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    28 Baby Shower Gifts That'll Make *You* The Baby's Favorite

    Goo goo ga get one of these gifts for any baby shower you attend.

    1. A New York City music box for encouraging your best friend's baby to sneak out of the suburbs and come visit you in the city ASAP. You need that sweet baby-scent serotonin!  

    New York City skyline music box
    Odin Parker

    This magical, minimalist music box is made of steel, resin, wood, and iron. It plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" and the tiny ferry rotates around the base while the music plays. 

    Fun fact: Odin Parker is my go-to stop for personal shopping serotonin *and* baby shower gifts, so I know for a fact that these music boxes are even cuter in person! I own an ocean version and even when it's turned off I get compliments on how cute it is. 

    Get it from Odin Parker for $80.

    2. Where The Wild Things Are, a classic picture book filled with imagination, monsters, and magic that's sure to bring out their family's wild side in the very best way.

    cover of book

    Promising review: "When I was in grade school (1970s) every library day I checked out this book. My mom asked me if that’s the only book I was ever gonna read. 500+ books later, I can say no…but it’s a great start." —Steve F.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

    3. A silicone teether sure to ~produce~ a sweet smile from your favorite baby. 

    bowl of teething fruit and vegetable toys
    baby inside water bucket with the toys around them

    These teethers are made without holes, which means your kiddo can drool on them, drop them in the bath, and take them everywhere — they'll stay mold-free! Each product is made with 100% natural rubber from Hevea trees and dyed with food-grade dye. 

    Get the coconut from Oli & Carol for $19.99 (check out all the available teethers). 

    4. An heirloom doll so darn darling it just might become the baby's first best friend. After you, of course!

    baby with small lamb doll in right arm and large lamb doll in left. doll has overalls and crown.
    closeup of knit wool ears and crown

    Promising reviews: "It's beautifully made and I know it will last a long time. My baby is still too little to appreciate it but family members have made several compliments on the craftsmanship and design. It's expensive, but I like the mission behind the product and that takes some guilt out of buying such an expensive toy, in my opinion. I'd buy this again as a gift to a loved one. Lovely product." —Fatima Esquivel

    Get it from Amazon for $62+ (available in two sizes).

    5. A shell-shaped play mat the parents can easily move around when they're in the mood to watch some TV while their infant works on tummy time. This thing is so cute it's well worth ~shelling~ out the extra money on!

    sea shell shaped mat on wooden floor. it's beside matching pillows and dried flowers.
    Moi Mili / Etsy

    This cute studio is in Warsaw, Poland. The fabric goods available are made with 100% natural materials and the shop does their best to use recycled good such as buttons, wool, and cloths whenever they can. They have dozens of quilted mats like the one above to chose from, and also have a solid collection of bedding and decor. 

    Promising review: "This is very well made and absolutely beautiful! I will definitely order from this lovely shop again in the future!" —Frederike

    Get it from Moi Mili on Etsy for $68.09 (originally $90.79; available in several colors and sizes). 

    6. Or a reversible play mat — this BPA-free beauty is a tummy time must-have! Your best friend's adventurous baby is gonna love rolling, crawling, and lounging around on this ocean map. 

    ocean map play mat with toys on top
    Coco Village

    Promising review: "This is nice and thick, easing my mind for falls as our little one learns to roll, sit, and stand up. It is super lightweight and easy to store upright as needed. I will buy another one." —Monika K.

    Get it from Coco Village for $149.99.

    7. Pokko and the Drum, a laugh-out-loud funny choice for starting to read bedtime stories young. And for reminding your friends they aren't the only parents with relentlessly annoying beings (who may possibly be musical prodigies) for children.

    cover of book with illustration of frog in clothes using a drum
    inside page of book with two frog parents in bed. the father frog says this drum was a big mistake.
    Amazon, Amazon

    Promising review: "This book is clever and cute and unexpectedly hilarious. The kids and I were all a little surprised at one point when one of the members of the friend group spontaneously eats another member of the group, but, well...that's nature? :D This is a great little story with beautiful illustrations." —Tripp

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    8. A Peter Rabbit gift set so you can share these treasured classics with the little one you love. These are made with the traditional tiny design, meaning they can fit comfortably in a kiddo's tiny hands (and hearts!).

    decorative box filled with four mini children's books
    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck cover
    The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher cover
    Amazon, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a birthday gift for a one year old little boy. I had Peter Rabbit books when I was a little girl in England 88 years ago. It's such a pleasure starting our grandchildren and little friends out reading (or being read to) Peter Rabbit books." —Jacqueline E. Nogle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.19.

    9. And a Peter Rabbit suitcase everybunny at the shower is gonna wish was their own. 

    vintage style toy suitcase with faux leather strap and beatrix potter character pattern
    the suitcase filled with baby items
    Bonjour Baby Baskets

    I received one of these baskets and was delighted by the high quality products curated for the gift. You can chose from luxury pre-made boxes or build your own, either making gifts unique or taking the lead from the pros if you don't know the first thing about baby gifts. Either way, this gift will be a hit! 

    Get the suitcase for $35 and the suitcase gift box for $155, both from Bonjour Baby Baskets. 

    10. A muslin security blanket featuring a tiny plush star or moon that's sure to teach the tiny astronaut to look to the stars and let the constellations guide them. 

    baby inside bassinet with vintage outfit and moon blanket beside them
    several of the blankets in different styles

    Promising review: "We love our star lovey! It’s so cute and cozy. It washes really nice and the colors are so good!" —Amazon Customer

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

    11. A big whale and octopus doll in soft gray colors that'll blend beautifully with the white-on-white-on-beige-on-white trend your sibling has deemed their nursery taste.

    12. A bedside bassinet parents can place right beside the bed to keep their little one safe and snug, and keep them at arm's reach during late night feedings...making falling back asleep easier on everyone.

    Parent in bed with baby in bassinet

    PSA: the open bassinet side lifts up and down for easy nighttime feedings and snuggles. Lift it up while sleeping to keep baby safe! 

    Promising review: "This bassinet is everything I hoped it would be. It’s so easy for me to see her and get her out in the middle of the night for feedings. I was scared to co-sleep with our baby in our bed so this allows us to still have her very near to us and is also safer because she is still in her own space. I have had this for about two months now and I highly recommend it. We are very happy with the product." —Marcella 

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+(available in two colors). 

    13. A baby name banner in an elegant, minimal design that's gonna show off the baby's name with pride. 

    white and natural nursery with rectangular minimalist baby name banner on wall
    Cherie Kay Signs / Etsy

    Small business owner and home decor creator, Cherie Herschberger's shop has the perfect mix of personalized pieces and ready-to-ship decor that'd upgrade any ol' wall in your place. The shop is based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. 

    Promising review: "I was so impressed with how our sign turned out. It’s so perfect for our little nursery!!" —Morgan Paluch

    Get it from Cherie Kay Signs on Etsy for $47 (available in two sizes and six colors).