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18 Unexpected Baby Shower Gifts That Are Sheer Genius

Put them on your registry NOW before your baby ends up with a whole wardrobe of ill-fitting onesies. The products in this post were updated in August 2018.

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Hey! While we try to keep our posts updated as much as we can, this post is originally from 2013, so we can't guarantee that the pricing and/or availability of the products featured are accurate. You should also check out our 2018 post about the best baby shower gifts to get on Amazon for more up-to-date recommendations!

1. The Baby Bean Bag

Babes dig bean bags. Get it from Amazon for $49.99+.
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Babes dig bean bags.

Get it from Amazon for $49.99+.

2. A Car Seat That Turns Into A Stroller

The most effortless way to transport your precious cargo.Get it from Amazon for $186.
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The most effortless way to transport your precious cargo.

Get it from Amazon for $186.

3. The Baby Bullet

This baby food blender is guaranteed to always be in a better mood than you. Get it from Amazon for $59.99.
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This baby food blender is guaranteed to always be in a better mood than you.

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

4. Blooming Bather

Turns any sink + baby into a virtual puddle of cute. Get it from Amazon for $44.99.
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Turns any sink + baby into a virtual puddle of cute.

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

5. 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 from Amazon for $12.56.
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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 from Amazon for $12.56.

6. 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 from Amazon for $219.99.
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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 from Amazon for $219.99.

7. Gyroscopic Bowl

No more spills! Clumsy adult oafs could use this gift, too. Get it from Amazon for $7.89.
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No more spills! Clumsy adult oafs could use this gift, too.

Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

8. The Traveling Crib

It's a travel bag that FOLDS OUT INTO A CRIB. Godhelpme, this is genius. Get it from Amazon for $79.50.
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It's a travel bag that FOLDS OUT INTO A CRIB. Godhelpme, this is genius.

Get it from Amazon for $79.50.

9. 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 from Amazon for $15.99.
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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 from Amazon for $15.99.

10. On-The-Go Changing Mat

Get it from Amazon for $29.99
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Get it from Amazon for $29.99

11. A Food and Bottle Warmer

Get it from Amazon for $15.25.
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Get it from Amazon for $15.25.

12. Multiportion Freezer Tray

This allows meals to be frozen in bulk, which can then be reheated individually when ready to eat. Get it from Amazon for $14.98.
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This allows meals to be frozen in bulk, which can then be reheated individually when ready to eat.

Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

13. Gentle Battery-Operated Nail Trimmer

It's a non-traumatizing way to trim tiny fingernails. Get it from Amazon for $40.
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It's a non-traumatizing way to trim tiny fingernails.

Get it from Amazon for $40.

14. Outlet Protectors

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

15. The Huggable Pacifier

Not all pacifiers are created equal, but this one is a pacifier FRIEND. Get it from Amazon for $13.95.
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Not all pacifiers are created equal, but this one is a pacifier FRIEND.

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

16. Diaper Bag Organizers

Get them from Amazon for $39.99
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Get them from Amazon for $39.99

17. A Sight and Sound Projector

Such a help for fussy sleepers.Get it from Amazon for $39.
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Such a help for fussy sleepers.

Get it from Amazon for $39.

18. 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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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.

Check out even more of our favorite baby shower gifts:

26 Baby Shower Gifts That Are Actually Fun

21 Adorable Gender-Neutral Baby Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides here!

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