30 Unexpected Baby Shower Gifts That Are Sheer Genius

1. The Baby Bean Bag

Babes dig bean bags. Get it here for $42.97.

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 for $34.99 here.

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

It’s called The Bobalong, it’s $29, and it signifies “the end of the dropped bottle,” also known as the Era of Parental Malcontent.

4. A Rollable Travel Carrier

The most effortless way to transport your precious cargo. It doubles as a car seat on the airplane. Get it here for $47.

5. Dancing Shoes

If there was ever a reason to have children, it’s this. Get them for €95.

6. Portable Baby Food Mill

Get it here for $21.95.

7. The Baby Bullet

This baby food blender is guaranteed to always be in a better mood than you. $59.99 from Target.

8. The Crying Baby Analyzer

With a 90% accuracy rating, this little gadget, in actuality, seems legit. $47 from Amazon.

9. Blooming Bather

Turns any sink + baby into a virtual puddle of cute. $39.99 from Blooming Bath.

10. 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 for $26.

11. 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 for $239.99.

12. HTML for Babies

It’s never too early to learn what a tag is. Get it here for $8.

13. 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 for $5.95 here.

14. Gyroscopic Bowl with Lid

No more spills! Clumsy adult oafs could use this gift, too. $7 from Amazon.

15. Stroller Storage

Mom’s new purse, basically. Get it for $14.99 here.

16. The Bibby Mat


For the cleanest toddler laps in all the land. $8.99 for a disposable set of 12.

17. The Traveling Crib

It’s a travel bag that FOLDS OUT INTO A CRIB. Godhelpme, this is genius. Unfortunately, it’s a European product so you’ll be shelling out a bit for shipping.

18. 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 for $15.99.

19. On-the-Go Changing Mat

Get it here for $24.99.

20. The Bib Expresso 3-in-1 Bottle and Food Warmer

This game-changing device “prepares a bottle in 30 seconds at the right temperature and needs only one free hand to operate.” Get it here for $129.99.

21. The Multiportion Freezer Tray

This allows meals to be frozen in bulk, which can then be reheated individually when ready to eat. Get it here for $19.99.

22. A Stroller Smartphone Holder

Sometimes you just want to play Candy Crush instead of paying attention to that whiny baby. Get it here for $26.

23. 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 for $119.99.

24. Gentle Battery-Operated Nail Trimmer

It’s a non-traumatizing way to trim tiny fingernails. Get it here for $30.

25. The Baby Barolo Cocoon

Snug as a bug! Get it here for 132,94 €.

26. Outlet Protectors

Any expecting parent would be happy to receive this incredibly practical gift. Get a whole set of them. Starts at $3.99.

27. The Huggable Pacifier

Not all pacifiers are created equal, but this one is a pacifier FRIEND. $13.52 from Amazon.

28. The Most Deluxe Diaper Bag Ever


Deceptively looks like a purse, folds out into a fully functional changing station. Get it for $228.

29. 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. $13 from Amazon.

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.

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