10 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas Every Mom Will Use

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Choosing a unique baby shower gift that mom will use can be difficult.  Sure, you can get the same thing as everyone else - diapers, wipes, newborn clothing, etc. but why do that when you can have your baby shower gift stand out from the rest while keeping it real.  Bringing a unique baby shower gift is great but only if it's something mom will use after she has the baby.


1) Huge Diaper Cake – Of course every new mom will need diapers, but don't forget to consider how fast babies grow.  One moment you’re a soon-to-be mommy, and then you’re a mom, and before you know it you have a toddler on your hands.  Think about going bigger on the diapers.  I didn’t buy diapers for almost two years because everyone purchased different sizes of diapers, and my sister-n-law made me a huge diaper cake with various size diapers.  I think it had seven layers, it was awesome, and the smallest size was on top because there was less of the smaller diapers and more of the larger ones.  

2) Onesies – Again, think bigger sizes.  Seriously, most babies don’t fit into their newborn clothing for long.  I always try and stick with 12 months or larger because they’ll get more use out of them. 

3) Hand/footprint kit – I am so thankful someone purchased me a handprint kit.  I was able to get my kids’ little prints; it’s something I don’t think I would have remembered on my own but I love seeing it on my wall.  It’s a constant reminder to focus on today because tomorrow my babies will be another day older.  It happens too fast; memories are so important.

4) Think baby proofing – Remember our little ones grow up quickly and sooner than later mom will need to start baby proofing the house.  How cool would it be to already have the things you need?  From electrical outlets to the corners of the table I’m sure anything to help keep the little one safe will be greatly appreciated

5) Paid photography session – Seriously, being a new mom is awesome, but it’s also expensive and every mom wants those super cute baby pics because their children grow up too fast.  Memories and photos are a huge part of being a parent; we can never have enough.  Unless you have a friend who can take the shots, a paid photo session would be an awesome baby shower gift idea. 

6) Babysitting coupon book – Strapped for cash but want to give mommy-to-be something she will need, love and appreciate very much?  Consider a babysitting coupon book.  You can make this at home, decorate it and provide mommy-to-be with coupons she can use for free babysitting so she can get her beauty sleep or just take a deep breath.

7) Laundry Detergent for every age and stage – As our little ones grow, so do their messes.  A little spit up eventually turns into a spaghetti-stained onesie and that itty bitty cookie turns into a huge mess, lol.  Seriously, I’m still not sure how kids do it but they can turn one little cookie into a pretty darn huge mess.  It’s almost like there is this secret place inside the small cookie where big cookies live, and they only come out for little ones. Luckily, Dreft has detergent for all of the stages in your little one’s life:

  • Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent is specially made for your newborn’s delicate skin, it’s the #1 choice of pediatricians, and has been trusted by moms for more than 80 years!
  • Dreft Active Baby is specifically designed with your developing baby in mind; it helps to remove 99 percent of baby food stains and other messes they find while they’re exploring the world around them – dirt, grass, OMG WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT, and more! 
  • Dreft Blissfuls in-wash scent booster – Okay, so you want to knock her socks off?  Give her a scent booster with the baby fresh scent she will love.  Seriously, this stuff is the BOMBDIGGITY NO DOUBT!  I use it on my kids’ clothing because I love that incredible baby scent, it not only gets me excited about having another one, but every time I smell it I get taken back to a messy, but oh so amazing memory of my children.  Motherhood, it’s messy but amazing, and Dreft gets it! 

Whether you’re shopping for that perfect baby shower gift, a soon-to-be mom, or one of us moms who’s been around for a while I think we can all agree on one thing, time goes by too fast, and our little ones are not the same today as they were yesterday and we need a detergent that can keep up with these changes, is specially formulated for our little one’s every age and stage, and trusted by other moms. 

8)Mustachifier – Seriously, every baby needs a funny binky, right? If anything it will give mom a giggle from time to time.  I know I can’t help but chuckle when I see a baby with a Mustachifier. 

9) Baby on board sign – YES, like it or not every mom needs a “Baby on Board” sign just because they are cool and come in all different colors, lol.

10) Don't forget about mom - I know baby showers are to help mom get ready for the baby but don't forget about mom too!  I mean, it's been months since she has been able to see her feet or wear her wedding ring.  I think it's safe to say she deserves an awesome pedicure and manicure, right?  

What unique baby shower gift ideas do you have?  

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Jenn Worden is a lifestyle writer who shares her love for life, family, technology, food and more on Jenn's Blah Blah Blog.

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