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Baby Infant Rattle Socks by Bigib

Helps sensory development and hand, foot, and eye coordination.

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Deluxe 25-Piece Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit by Safety 1st

Includes a gentle care brush, cradle cap comb, and toddler toothbrush.

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Extra Large Hippo Snuggler

It's hand crocheted using bulky weight chenille yarn and measures 28".

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Baby Shower

Extra Large Hippo Snuggler

It's hand crocheted using bulky weight chenille yarn and measures 28".

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8-Piece Baby Shower Gifts by ode to thee

The kit includes 2 natural muslin cotton baby cloths and rubber ducks.

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Loveys for Babies Bunny Security Blanket by Pro Goleem

This blanket doesn't shed or pill and is available in 13 styles.

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The Play Gym by Lovevery

It's 100% cotton and uses FSC-certified wooden legs and batting ring.

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Personalized Earflap Hat by maryscc

It's made of cotton yarn and is available in 24 different colors.

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Personalized

Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit by Bubzi Co

It measures 12.04" (L) x 9.76" (W) and features smooth setting clay.

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Montessori Busy Board by BusyPuzzle

This sensory puzzle helps develop gross- and fine-motor skills.

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Custom Night Light Moon Star by CustomizeIdea

Engrave any text on this USB-powered acrylic and wood base.

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Personalized Baby Name Swaddle Blanket by TheBabyBlooms

Handmade jersey knit and polyester, measuring 30" (W) by 40" (L).

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Personalized Baby Bathrobe by DreamEmbroideryStore

It's made of super soft plush fabric for ages 0-9 months.

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Unique

Baby First Cloth Books

Teaches by touch — kids will learn basic reading and comprehension.

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Developmental Bumpy Ball

Multiple textures and materials help to develop tactile sensitivity.

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Vulli Sophie The Giraffe New Box, Polka Dots by Vulli

It's made of 100% natural soft texture rubber from the hevea tree.

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Baby Keepsake Box by Savor

It features 9 compartments for sonograms, birth certificates and more.

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Babies and Kids Shampoo and Body Wash by Alaffia

It's sulfate-free and is handcrafted with unrefined shea butter.

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Baby Shusher The Sleep Miracle Sound Machine

It includes 15 to 30-minute timers and adjustable volume control.

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The Puj Tub by Puj

Made from a soft, closed-cell foam, it is also collapsible.

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Fingerprint Kit

Learn how to detect, extract and analyze fingerprints like an expert.

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Spooner Boards Freestyle

Use them in all weather conditions, environments, and locations.

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Ninja Warrior Course

Climbing and balancing through the course promotes healthy joints.

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Popping Fidget

Made from kid-friendly silicone material and is dishwasher safe.

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Soft Pineapple Stacker

Squeeze, shake and stack the rings to develop sensory skills and more.

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Penguin Musical Wobbler

Has a built-in bell that makes soothing tinkling sounds as it waddles.

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Rubber Teether Ball

Made of 100% phthalate-free organic natural rubber and easy to grasp.

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Palm-Grasp Crayons

The ergonomic design makes them easy to hold and scribble with.

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Newborn

Baby Memory Book Scrapbook Album for First 5 Years by Hapinest

It features 68 simple themed pages to record special moments.

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Mommy & Me Daily Bathtime Gift Set by Aveeno Baby

Includes fragrance-free and hypoallergenic conditioner and wash.

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Portable Diaper Changing Pad by KOPI BABY

Waterproof Oxford fabric is used and it features a rapid open buckle.

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Hatch Rest Baby Sound Machine by Hatch Baby

Includes soothing sounds like white noise, ocean, wind, birds and rain

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Little Grape Land Baby Play Mat

It includes microfiber polyfill padding with safe anti-skid material.

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Sensory Stacking Blocks

12 BPA-free non-toxic blocks that develop a sense of touch and vision.

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Sensory Teether Blocks

Made of cotton and polyester with ribbons and a jingle bell insert.

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Luxury

Baby Trend Sky View Stroller

It features a 5-point harness and height-adjustable handle.

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Baby Activity Center by Skip Hop

It features a 360-degree rotating seat and converts for easy cruising.

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Corporate Baby Gift Basket by Our Green House

It features all-natural and fair-trade, organic ingredients.

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Twin baby gift set booties

They're a gentle combination of handmade merino yarn and wood.

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Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base

It features a 5-point harness, and adjustable handlebar.

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Organic

Baby Teething Toys and Natural Organic Food Feeder by SHARE&CARE

It's made of 100% BPA-free food-grade silicone to prevent injury.

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Lil’ Nibble Teethers Carrot by Infantino

It's designed with BPA-free silicone and is easy to wipe clean.

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5 Pack of Burp Cloths by Burt’s Bees Baby

Features 2 ply for added thickness as well as a 3-panel design.

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Lusa Organics Booty Balm

Treats diaper rash, irritated skin, sores, sunburns, and scrapes.

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Niki’s Natural Baby Wipes

It's safe for dermatitis and eczema and contains coconut oil.

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For Boys

Free to Fly Remote Car

It includes 2 rechargeable batteries, 4-wheel drive, and can rotate.

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Coming Home Outfit

This 100% cotton outfit is produced in a standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

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Mama’s Boy Bodysuit by BombshellBoutiqueCA

Made of 100% combed ringspun cotton with double-needle ribbed binding.

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Custom Toddler Hat by Laserly Engraving

All hats are adjustable snap back and range from 46 to 58 cm.

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Baby-boys 4 Pack Sleep ‘N Play Footie by Gerber

These 100% cotton footies are available in 13 colors and designs.

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My First Sports Bag Stuffed Plush Playset by GUND

The 8" duffel and plushies are machine-washable for easy cleaning.

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For Girls

Baby Girls’ 6-Piece Bodysuits by Simple Joys by Carter’s

Features expandable shoulders and nickel-free snaps on the panels.

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Infant Romper Floral Suspender Dress by MBMSHEGH

It's made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex with a simple snap closure.

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Baby Girl Swim Diapers by Babygoal

Choose from 15 designs made of 100% imported polyester.

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Personalised print for girl by LittleWildlingsGifts

It's made of 230 gsm matte archival paper, with high definition inks.

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Baby Headband Bow Box Bundle by MamaBearAndCubsShop

Mix and match your headbands and simply spot clean with detergent.

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Other Recommendations

Bourbon Infused Coffee

Medium Roast, Whole Bean Coffee with Kentucky Bourbon.

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“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”

A #1 "New York Times" bestseller with 140 easy-to-follow recipes.

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Joyjoz Outdoor Exploration Kit

Includes a bug catcher, flashlight, compass, headlight, and more.

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Kraftic Super Sand Art and Crafts Activity Kit

Make amazing art with 3 lbs of 13 neon-colored, glow-in-the-dark sand.

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Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk

Egg-shaped; about 2.5” tall with a diameter of 2" at the widest point.

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Hover Shot – Orblitz Floating Ball Shooting Game

Includes 12 darts, 8 floating ball orbs, and a blaster gun.

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Programmable Robot

Control it with an infrared remote as well as with hand gestures.

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YANYODO Soccer Training Ball

Made of TPU material and with a butyl bladder for shape retention.

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Inflatable Tummy Time Mat

Fill the outer ring with air and the inner mat with water.

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Winkel Rattle

With soft, continuous BPA-free teething tubes to provide soothing.

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Baby Shark Dancing DJ

With dance detection tech, it dances when you dance — plays 7 songs.

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Stuffed Dino

This 26” dino plush toy is made of soft, durable polyester fabric.

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KellyToy Squishville Blind Bag

Receive 3 mystery 3-inch mini squishmellows — the selection is random.

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Baby Infant Rattle Socks by Bigib

Helps sensory development and hand, foot, and eye coordination.

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Deluxe 25-Piece Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit by Safety 1st

Includes a gentle care brush, cradle cap comb, and toddler toothbrush.

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Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment

This ointment includes 16% zinc oxide and seals out moisture.

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Fat Brain Door Pong Game

Develops hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and cooperative play.

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Electronic Drum Set

The 7-pad drum set offers 5 timbres, 8 demo songs, and 3 rhythms.

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Bow and Arrow Toy with LED Light

The bow’s flashing LED light illuminates to track arrow placement.

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Jasonwell STEM Toys Building Blocks

Builds patterns, animals, cars and more and promotes logical thinking.

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LJZJ Bean Bag Toss Game Toys

You get two games in one; the kit is easy to set up, store and carry.

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Sprinkler Pad & Splash Play Mat

Fill it with water to inflate, no additional air pump is needed.

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Personalized Baby Gift Box

A crochet deer, wooden toy, and booties — choose what to customize.

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Otter Soother

Mimics your rhythmic breathing motion to naturally soothe your baby.

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Rhyme and Discover Book

An interactive book that plays over 20 songs, phrases, and sounds.

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Truck

Has moveable parts, rubbery wheels and comes with a truck operator.

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Soft Blocks

4 blocks have crinkly faces for texture and 2 have a rattle inside.

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Floating Whale

It will automatically spray water and flash when it senses the water.

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Jungle Gym

A 3-in-1 set with a slide, basketball hoop, and molded-in soccer goal.

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Pull Puppy

Push or pull to activate music, words, and other fun sounds.

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Between birth to the age of one, babies develop at a rapid pace and hit various milestones quickly, much to the joy of their proud parents. The best gifts range from personalized to useful and developmental.   

Choosing the best baby gifts

Babies grow rapidly and by the time they turn one, they can perform various actions like smiling, rolling over, clapping, crawling, babbling, and more. They form strong bonds with their parents and as they develop cognitively, they can understand a lot more than they’re able to communicate.

When buying a gift, it’s important to consider the baby’s age and what the family needs (or wants) most. If it’s a newborn baby, parents may cherish personalized gifts like baby handprint and footprint makers and baby memory book scrapbooks more because they serve as treasured keepsakes. However, practical gifts that can make their days and long sleepless nights easier are also popular. Babies usually triple their birth weight by the time they’re one year old, which means they’ll outgrow many of their clothes quickly and their parents will go through countless products along the way. This is why they’ll appreciate gifts such as items of clothing, diaper changing pads, baby wipes, and baby products because they’re essential. If you’re close with the family and you’re happy to spend a bit more, you can also look at gifts like baby strollers, which every parent needs. 

If you want to focus on gifts that aid in the baby’s development, you can opt for items like play gyms and baby activity centers. Not only are they practical, but they’re designed to stimulate babies and help with their motor development. When buying toys, it’s very important to stick to age-appropriate ones that were designed with babies’ safety in mind.   

How we identified the best baby gifts

We looked at independently researched and tested items, and took what parents have recommended into account as well when choosing gifts. Our selection includes items that can best celebrate and mark the special occasion, practical gifts that are deemed essential, as well as developmentally stimulating toys and equipment. 

Our personalized gifts range from decorative to functional items, including custom night lights and swaddling blankets. These will appeal to parents who value meaningful keepsakes as well as those who would prefer sentiment and usefulness rolled into one. We evaluated the best baby shower and newborn gifts based on what parents will find most useful in the first few months, including elephant pillows, play mats, and products. If you’re buying for close family members or friends and want to go above and beyond, some of our luxury gifts, such as strollers and car seats, are at the higher price-end spectrum, but they’re essential items that all parents need for their babies. We also included items, like baby gift baskets to add variety. 

We considered the practical as well as developmental benefits of gifts like play gyms – they’re great parents who can safely let their babies play, as well as for a baby’s motor skills – and selected the highest-rated ones. Additionally, we included a range of organic items, which parents prefer because they don’t have any harmful side effects, as well as baby girl- and boy-centric gifts, like beautiful items of clothing, which parents can never have too much of. 

Tips for buying the best baby gifts

  1. Consider an item’s lifespan
    Babies outgrow things very quickly. However, if you’re buying a gift like a car seat that they’ll be using for a good number of years, it’s important to consider the quality and how durable it will be.
  2. Check with the parents
    Before buying a gift, ask the parents what the baby has and what they need more of. If they already have too many newborn clothes, you can consider buying clothing for when they’re a few months older, for example. If you’re buying for your own baby, try to plan ahead in terms of what you would likely need down the line. Remember, many essential items are given at the baby shower, so it’s an opportunity to buy something that’s not on your registry.
  3. Keep it age-appropriate
    If you’re buying toys, ensure that they’re age-appropriate. Toys can stimulate a baby and provide many developmental benefits, but they won’t learn much if a game or toy isn’t right or too advanced for their developmental stage. Additionally, age-appropriate toys and games are designed with a baby’s safety in mind.