6 Baby Shower Gifts they’ll always appreciate


Baby showers are always fun. They’re an abundance of bright, colourful wrapping paper and plenty of love shown to the expectant mom. They can, however, become a point of worry for guests in the days or months leading up to it because you really can’t go to one empty-handed!

Even if there’s a registry, you want to get the item that you know will actually be useful. Something practical. Like many people do these days, you may even prefer to skip the registry altogether and get an item that you know for sure they’ll absolutely need.

Below are six baby shower gift ideas that you may not find on a gift registry but that the expectant mommy will no doubt appreciate.


White Noise Sound Machine (The Postpartum Party)

Even if they don’t appreciate this within the first 6-9 months, it is commonly very useful to them after baby passes age 1.

Bulb Syringe (Mommy’s Bundle)

For some babies, this comes in useful almost everyday! In my opinion, it’s an absolute essential baby shower gift and even if only to add on to another gift.

Breastfeeding Classes

Contrary to what many believe, breastfeeding does not come as second nature to everyone. Especially not in the beginning. If you’re close enough to someone to know that they hope to breastfeed, a breastfeeding class online will be a convenient and thoughtful gift! I recommend this Milkology one precisely because it’s very easy to follow.

Instant Pot (Full Heart Mommy)

Things like this serve to simplify life for mom a bit. Especially moms who have little to no daily help.

Infrared Thermometer (The Postpartum Party)

Same as for the bulb syringe, this will always come in useful because it is rare that the first year will go by without baby getting ill somehow.

Receiving blankets and/or swaddles (Full Heart Mommy)

A lot of moms find these essential because some babies feel the most snug when they’ve been swaddled. Swaddles can be made from blankets too so they’re another option. They’ll need a number of them as they get peed through easily enough!

So there you have it. SIX essential BABY SHOWER GIFT IDEAS that no one else might consider.

If you’re feeling generous, you could get one of those in addition to one of the items on the baby registry list.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Jamiee

    I honestly would have never thought to gift an instant pot as a baby shower gift however that is absolutely genius! I purchased one about a year ago, and it has been so helpful!

  2. Nessa

    Love this! Thanks for sharing

    1. Kin Unplugged

      Thanks for coming by.

  3. Athba

    This is a great list, i wish i had a baby shower and those would be perfect 😻

    1. Kin Unplugged

      Yes, me too!

  4. Jennifer Maune

    An Instant Pot is such a great idea – I hadn’t even thought of that! This is a great list!


  5. Joy

    These are wonderful gifts that only a mama would know should be given. 😉 Thanks for this.

  6. I love these ideas! Especially breastfeeding classes for new/inexperienced Mama’s! Much more useful than baby clothes. Thanks for sharing!

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