Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas: Cute & Creative

by thegiftler | Last Updated:  May 15, 2017

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We’ve always been of the opinion that gift giving is more of an art than a skill. And when it comes to baby shower gift ideas, there are way too many predictable options. In our experience, you’ve got to take at least a little risk with your gifts if you want them to be memorable. So here are 19 truly unique baby shower gift ideas to get your creative mind working.

Think of each baby shower gift as an opportunity. It’s a chance to show your expecting friend or relative how well you know them. And how much you hope this next chapter of their life will be full of fun, excitement, and surprise!

Below is a round-up of some of our favorite unique baby shower gift ideas. We scoured the internet to find thoughtful, handmade and creative items ranging from clothes to toys to jewelry that are just perfect for new moms and/or their new arrival. Everything on the list is delightfully creative and is sure to stand out at your next baby shower.

We hope you find just the right gift for the mom-to-be.

The List: Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas!

1. Foreign Language Blocks

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Uncle Goose Blocks

[easyazon_link keywords=”Uncle Goose” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Uncle Goose[/easyazon_link] makes some truly beautiful wooden blocks. The crisp graphics will appeal to design savvy new parents, while the bold colors and textured sides will keep baby entertained. New moms and dads might even be okay with these blocks being left out on the playroom floor! The foreign language block sets are particularly unique and charming, and are available in 23 different languages. They’re a great way to get kids on a bilingual path as soon as possible!

Most popular foreign languages: [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHWKA” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Spanish[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHT4Y” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Korean[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHXRC” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Chinese[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHSHM” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Japanese[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHZK2″ locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]French[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLI09C” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]German[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLI1PA” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Hebrew[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B00V5I5SUI” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Hindi[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHRS2″ locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Italian[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHVUG” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Russian[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHX54″ locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Arabic[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHUG6″ locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Polish[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHYYO” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Dutch[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHYBM” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Danish[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLI0UG” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Greek[/easyazon_link], and [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRLHV6A” locale=”US” tag=”thet081-20″]Braille[/easyazon_link] too!

2. Mason Jar Solar Nightlights

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Mason Jar Lights

These handmade terrarium-like mason jar lights are hands down our favorite night lights. They’re cute and oh-so useful for late night feedings and diaper changes. The solar powered LED light magically turns on by itself when the room darkens so you won’t stub your toe or step on a Lego. There are several charming design options to choose from to perfectly match most nursery themes. Kerri Lee makes an entire range of cute vintage inspired baby accessories in her studio in Long Eddy, New York, so poke around her site a bit before settling on something!


3. State Baby Rattle

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - CA State Rattle

Bannor Toys is an independent Etsy shop that makes heirloom quality wooden toys. Their line of U.S. state shaped baby rattles would make a great gift from a loved one in another part of the country. Gifting your home state to the new baby will be a constant reinforcement of your love. We especially like the option for custom laser engraving, so you can further customize this thoughtful gift.

4. Book: The Wonderful Things You Will Be

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A lovely book about all the possibilities for the new baby. Author/illustrator Emily Winfield Martin does a beautiful job capturing the excitement and love that parents see in their children. The illustrations are cute and whimsical as are the words that accompany them. This is a very modern book that’s gender neutral, showing for example, a boy at a sewing machine and a girl as rock star. Since the book just came out in August 2015, this is a soon-to-be classic addition to new baby book collections.


5. Book: Last Stop on Market Street

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This book is a must have for anyone who lives in the city. The wonderful story follows a boy and his grandmother as they ride the bus, and all the colorful characters they see along the way. The grandmother teaches her grandson that while they may not be rich with money, they are rich emotionally. The fun geometric illustrations perfectly compliment the urban tale of seeing the beauty in everyday life.


6. Book: Baby Love

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The words to this simple story form a cute song to sing to your baby: “Rosy cheeks. Button nose. Little fingers. Tiny toes” and so on. The song celebrates everything precious and lovely about babies while the images show a family of three going through their daily routine. Children will love looking at the illustrations of the family dog, the garden, the bath, and other places around the house that they know.


7. Letters to My Baby

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This beautifully designed paper time capsule delivers a unique baby shower gift that is personal, priceless, and sure to be treasured forever. The innovative letter/envelope format is more fun than a blank diary and the topics are thoughtful and sincere. With a set of twelve creative letter writing prompts and envelopes, its easy to share words of wisdom, favorite memories, and high hopes for your little one.


Little Animal Lover Memory Book

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Little Animal Lover Baby

The problem with most memory books is that the sleep deprived new parents never have the energy to fill them out. Blank pages can be so daunting (and sometimes guilt-inducing). This beautifully designed and illustrated memory book solves that problem in a great way. Parents can quickly and easily record those first years with help from prompts and spaces to write short ideas and memories. The website even has a blog with helpful tips and tricks for filling the memory book’s pages.


Dreamcatcher Modern Baby Book

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Modern Baby Book

This is another great take on the baby book for the modern age. Each book is made of 50 pages with the option to add or subtract pages. The makers at Mushy Books wanted to provide parents with a simple and sleek memory book that could be personalized and adorned exactly to personal taste level.

Glass Locket

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Glass Locket

Lockets are always a classic gift, especially for baby’s first photo. These glass lockets are a beautiful new take on a timeless idea. They come simple as shown, or the seller can add the baby’s name, birthdate, birthstone, and more on a coordinating charm to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry.


Sterling Silver Teething Necklace

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Mommas Jewels

These made in the USA sterling silver necklaces were created by a mother who was tired of picking up her child’s teether off the ground. She decided to start wearing a plastic teether around her neck to solve that problem until she remembered that baby accessories used to be made in sterling silver for generations. Momma’s Jewels necklaces are long enough that baby won’t tug and stylish enough that they can be worn “off duty”.


New Mommy Trade Tokens

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - New Mommy Trade Tokens

Here is another unique product that we make by hand here at Leafcutter. These 1.5” wooden tokens are to be used as infinitely reusable coupons. This New Mommy bag is a set of 6 tokens that you can give to your favorite new mom to cash in when she needs some support. Tokens include: Good for one hug / Good for one pep talk / Good for babysitting / Good for one lunch on the town / Good for one diaper change / Good for some home cookin’

Felt Taco Booties

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Taco BootiesThese super cute handmade felt booties will keep those new toes cozy! We love the bright colors and imagination of these Taco Booties, but Gulnara also stitches Triceratops, Elephants, and Whales, and these whacky Sweet Corn Booties, among many other cute food and animal designs.

Not only are these functional and handmade, but their purchase supports a good cause, giving women in Kyrgyzstan steady jobs and income while preserving their national craft. These are exclusive to Uncommon Goods so you can’t get them anywhere else!


Tortilla Baby Swaddle Blanket

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Tortilla Baby

Learning to swaddle baby up like a burrito is a common source of pride among new parents. Make sure baby looks the part with this hilariously creative tortilla printed swaddling set. The blanket is cool and breathable so baby won’t overheat and there’s even a 4-step “Burrito Roll” recipe included. Most intriguingly, this is a 40″ round swaddle blanket, just like a really huge tortilla. Wild!


Stay On Baby Booties

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - StayOn booties

Some babies just kick and kick until they’re rid of their shoes. These custom made booties are a perfectly adorable solution to that problem. These handmade baby booties feature an elastic bootie with a snap cuff to keep them solidly attached to those chubby little legs. And if you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can instead opt to buy the original pattern for only $5.00 and whip up a pair or two yourself.


Organic Cotton Long Sleeve OnesieBaby Shower Gift Ideas - FinnEmmaOnesie

There’s clearly no shortage of clothing choices for newborns, but the fact is that onesies are always in demand. This is one of the best options we’ve seen. With long sleeves for chilly evenings and plenty of well placed snaps for easy on/off and diaper changes, baby will be both comfy and stylish. It’s also made from soft organic cotton and the feather is embroidered, not printed. We’re sure no one else will give her a onesie quite like this one!

Finn + Emma use only eco-friendly dyes and there are lots of trendy prints and color options to choose from. We think everything about these well crafted onesies is a breath of fresh air compared to the standard white cotton variety.


More Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Tiny Packages

Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Tiny Packages

To round out our list is an item from our World’s Smallest Post Service. We offer several designs that are great for congratulating new parents. Since our packages are fully customizable, you can really choose any of our tiny objects along with a heartfelt message to send to the soon-to-be or brand new parents.