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15 Baby Shower Gift Ideas to Show Your Love

These unique newborn baby gifts are the perfect way to show that new baby boy or girl in your life (and their parents) some love.

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New Moms

Hooray—there's a baby on the way! That means there’s a baby shower around the corner and you need the perfect, thoughtful gift, stat.

Sonogram Canvas Wall Tiles
Sonogram Canvas Wall Tiles

Having a baby means lots of doctor’s appointments and parents wondering what to do with all those sonogram print-outs (besides plastering them all over the fridge). Since ultrasound photos are often printed on thermal paper at the doctor’s office, these precious pictures will eventually fade with sunlight and temperature changes. Preserve memories of baby’s time in mom’s tummy forever by printing baby’s first picture on Canvas Wall Tiles that can be hung on the wall as art. All they have to do is peel-and-stick for instant home decor! This is especially great for those neat 4-D images where you can clearly see baby’s face.

The “ABCs” Photo Book
The “ABCs” Photo Book

Support baby’s learning journey with a customized ABC Book using a Classic Photo Book —filled with the names and pictures of people and pets special to the family (G is for grandma, M is for mom, C is for cat, etc.). Personalizing the alphabet turns each letter into a special treasure for a child and fun for parents to read to them, too.

“Oh, The Places Baby Will Go” Photo Book
“Oh, The Places Baby Will Go” Photo Book

Capture precious moments from pregnancy to parenthood with personalized photo books that contain snapshots of baby's first milestones or create a journey through pregnancy with heartfelt captions and designs.

The “Nursery Rhymes” Photo Book
The “Nursery Rhymes” Photo Book

Mama and dada are definitely going to want to brush up on classic nursery rhymes and lullabies before their new baby boy or girl is born (and grandma and grandpa!). Make it easy—and beautiful—by customizing a Classic Photo Book with your favorite baby rhymes and song lyrics intermixed with pictures.

The “Family Recipe” Photo Book
The “Family Recipe” Photo Book

Whip out your phone and snap some pics of favorite family recipes—bonus points for kid-friendly meals—then pop them into a Chatbooks Photo Book in no time. Jazz it up with photo memories of family and/or friends making or eating the dishes, or photos of the original recipe maestro next to their legendary dish. You could even rally relatives to pitch in with their own treasured recipes.

The “Before Baby” Photo Book
The “Before Baby” Photo Book

Celebrate the couple that started it all's love story before their new bundle of joy with a luxe photo book filled with heartwarming pictures of the happy couple. With premium, thick pages and a durable layflat design, Layflat Photo Books are a high-end gift that won’t have your wallet waving a white flag in surrender. This priceless reminder of how much love baby came from will be more appreciated as the kiddo grows up, too.

The “Advice” Photo Book
The “Advice” Photo Book

Gather up your favorite quotes about being a parent and bits of advice and arrange with family pictures for a charming photo book that’ll inspire them every day. Because it takes a village, right?

The “Learn Your Colors” Photo Book
The “Learn Your Colors” Photo Book

Simply add fun color filters to your favorite photos and arrange in a photo book with the name of the color on the adjacent page. Voilà! A playful, personalized gift that the parents-to-be can use to start teaching baby their colors.

The “Celebrate Mama” Photo Book
The “Celebrate Mama” Photo Book

Pregnancy is a beautiful and transformative journey, and maternity photos are a beautiful reminder of this special time in any mom’s life. Help the mom-to-be in your life get those pictures off her phone and into her home by creating a high-quality photo book to remember these nine months.

The “Favorite Foods” Photo Book
The “Favorite Foods” Photo Book

Gifting a foodie family? Celebrate their culinary interests—and help them share it with baby—by making a photo book filled with pictures of the family and/or friends enjoying favorite foods with the name of the food on the adjacent page (pizza, sushi, pasta, etc.). And when the tyke grows up to be a famous chef, you can take credit!

A Monthbooks Subscription
A Monthbooks Subscription

Gift a monthly photo book subscription with over 100,000 five-star reviews so parents can print a new photo book every month once the little one arrives—right from the photos on their phone (starting at $60 for 3 months of hardcover photo books with free shipping).

A Monthly Minis Subscription
A Monthly Minis Subscription

Gift a Monthly Minis Subscription so mom and dad can create baby photo books—with the toddler guarantee!—that baby can actually play with (starting at $24 for 3 months of books with free shipping). And if the new baby loves their books a little too much, Chatbooks will replace them for free.

A Duplicate Subscription for Grandma and Grandpa
A Duplicate Subscription for Grandma and Grandpa

Gift a Softcover Monthbooks duplicate subscription to parents that will allow them to have a copy of those sweet monthly photo books shipped directly to the grandparents, too, so they can see baby grow. They’ll be so surprised to get a shower present, too!

A Gift Card for Newborn Photo Book
A Gift Card for Newborn Photo Book

Short on time? You can never go wrong with a Chatbooks gift card so parents can buy a Classic Photo Book to print their newborn photography photos after baby is born.

The “Who Do They Look Like” Photo Book
The “Who Do They Look Like” Photo Book

Big family with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents? Gather up everyone’s baby and toddler pictures and print them all in a Classic Photo Book with names and birthdates—then when the new baby is born, have a blast trying to figure out which family member they resemble the most. This is also a fun way to help the little one learn family member’s names.

No matter which gift from our list you choose, we’re confident that these unique baby shower presents will stand out from the pile—not just another onesie or bib, but something that makes everyone at the party go "wow!" Not only are they kind to your budget, but they are truly one-of-a-kind ideas for expressing your affection (and might even coax a tear or two from the expectant parents!).

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