30 Unexpected Baby Shower Gifts That Are Sheer Genius

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1. The Baby Bean Bag

Babes dig bean bags. Get it here.

2. The Baby Shusher

Safely calms the baby down with a rhythmic “shushing” sound. If this actually works, you’re getting a whole slew of residual THANK YOU notes. Get it here.

3. A Car Seat That Turns Into A Stroller

The most effortless way to transport your precious cargo. Get it here.

4. A Vest with an Attachment for a Pacifier or Bottle

It’s called The Bobalong and it signifies “the end of the dropped bottle,” also known as the Era of Parental Malcontent.

5. Dancing Shoes

If there was ever a reason to have children, it’s this.

7. The Baby Bullet

This baby food blender is guaranteed to always be in a better mood than you. Get it here.

8. Blooming Bather

Turns any sink + baby into a virtual puddle of cute. Get it here.

9. The Self-Heating Travel Bottle and Warmer that Requires No Electricity or Boiling Water

All you do is fill the flask with warm water and it’ll stay warm for the whole day. Perfect for daycare, camping, and traveling. Get it here.

10. The Cradle that Bounces

With five unique motions, this cradle more accurately simulates what a parent does when holding the baby. It can also be set to play your baby’s favorite music. Get it here.

11. HTML for Babies

It’s never too early to learn what a tag is. Get it here.

12. This Fun Little Food Gadget

Turn fresh fruit into baby food the easy way. Less work for the parent because there’s no need to mush the food, and the teething baby can get a nice workout on sore gums. Get it here.

13. Gyroscopic Bowl with Lid

No more spills! Clumsy adult oafs could use this gift, too. Get it here.

14. Stroller Storage

Mom’s new purse, basically. Get it here.

15. The Bibby Mat


For the cleanest toddler laps in all the land. Get them here.

16. The Traveling Crib

It’s a travel bag that FOLDS OUT INTO A CRIB. Godhelpme, this is genius. Get it here.

17. The Safe Sippy

This is the self-proclaimed “world’s first 2-in-1 sippy-to-straw drink cup for kids.” And it’s basically spill-proof and indestructible. Get it here.

20. Multiportion Freezer Tray

This allows meals to be frozen in bulk, which can then be reheated individually when ready to eat. Get it here.

22. A Sibling Ride-a-Long Board


It attaches to your stroller so an older sibling can ride along, too, instead of having to get a double stroller. Get it here.

23. Gentle Battery-Operated Nail Trimmer

It’s a non-traumatizing way to trim tiny fingernails. Get it here.

25. Outlet Protectors

Any expecting parent would be happy to receive this incredibly practical gift. Get a set here.

26. The Huggable Pacifier

Not all pacifiers are created equal, but this one is a pacifier FRIEND. Get one here.

28. The Li’l Helper Bottle Holder

It’s easy to grip, helps with motor skills, and features an ergonomic design that matches your baby’s natural nursing posture. Get it here.

29. A Sight and Sound Projector

Such a help for fussy sleepers. Get it here.

30. A Dozen Baby Socks in Varying Sizes

For the budget conscious baby shower attendee, this is the gift that no one else thought of that will actually come in handy. Get 3 pairs of socks in each incremental size: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months. Find high rated socks here.

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