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Updated on Dec 11, 2019. Posted on Aug 1, 2013

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.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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

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Babes dig bean bags.

Get it from Amazon for $49.99+.

2. A Car Seat That Turns Into A Stroller

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The most effortless way to transport your precious cargo.

Get it from Amazon for $186.

3. The Baby Bullet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Get it from Amazon for $29.99

11. A Food and Bottle Warmer

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Get it from Amazon for $15.25.

12. Multiportion Freezer Tray

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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

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It's a non-traumatizing way to trim tiny fingernails.

Get it from Amazon for $40.

14. Outlet Protectors

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

15. The Huggable Pacifier

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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

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Get them from Amazon for $39.99

17. A Sight and Sound Projector

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Such a help for fussy sleepers.

Get it from Amazon for $39.

18. A Dozen Baby Socks in Varying Sizes

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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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