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24 Perfect Personalized Baby Gifts for Parents Who Adore Customization

You’ll want these for yourself too!

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Oh baby! Your friend or family member is having (or just had) a baby! But what do you gift their little bundle of joy? Sure, there are the much-appreciated essentials like velcro swaddles and glow-in-the-dark pacifiers, but if you want to give a standout gift that the parents-to-be will actually get to enjoy (instead of frantically grab in the middle of the night), consider the world of custom baby gifts. 

Document Baby's Firsts
Document Baby's Firsts

Help them remember baby’s first year with a year’s worth of Monthly Mini photo books. Being a new parent is no joke, there’s hardly time for you to remember to brush your teeth, let alone create a photo book.


That’s why Chatbooks made it as easy as possible to create a photo book each month from your camera roll. Plus their small size and rounded edges make them perfect for babies—not to mention the Toddler Guarantee!

Start a Gallery Wall
Start a Gallery Wall

Go beyond the baby registry and easily create an adorable work of art and keepsake all in one by capturing baby’s teeny footprints and turning them into a Canvas Wall Tile.

Genius Coupon Book
Genius Coupon Book

Use a Classic Photo Book to create a silly book of “favor coupons” they can use to call upon you for help in those early days.


Some ideas to add are one night of babysitting, diaper change duty for one whole day, or meal delivery on you.

Best Baby Shower Gift
Best Baby Shower Gift

Looking for a home-run baby shower gift? Gift subscription photo books! Parents-to-be can capture their adventures and the magic of their growing bundle of joy with a new photo book every 4, 6, or 12 months. Plus, they can continue it after baby’s big debut and capture the memories of their growing family.

Newborn Photoshoot
Newborn Photoshoot

Love a good newborn photoshoot? Turn the finished photos into a deluxe coffee table-style photo book. With pages five times thicker than average and luxe layflat pages, this gift will undoubtedly be loved for generations.

Create Seasonal Books
Create Seasonal Books

Capture the seasons of baby’s first year with four months of ongoing photo books. Winter, spring, summer, or fall–capture it all!

From Ultrasound to Arrival
From Ultrasound to Arrival

Grow, baby grow! Create a Classic Photo Book of monthly ultrasound pictures and add baby’s arrival announcement photo at the end of the book. 

Show Off Your Bump
Show Off Your Bump

Celebrate their beautiful maternity shoot photos by creating a gallery wall of Canvas Wall Tiles. Whether they were captured by a professional photographer or a friend’s iPhone, those pictures deserve all the love!

Baby's First Yearbook
Baby's First Yearbook

Need a first birthday gift idea that isn’t just a toy they’ll grow out of? Create a Yearbook photo book capturing highlights from their first year for a gift the parents will love too.

Tell Baby's Birth Story
Tell Baby's Birth Story

Say “Hello” with a Newborn Welcome photo book. Create a Classic Photo Book of baby’s big arrival. Plus add text pages and captions to remember the birth story or write a little note.

Bi-Monthly Baby Books
Bi-Monthly Baby Books

Help them easily capture the everyday magic of life with a newborn. They can create a new photo book every other month (with a bi-monthly, 6 books/year subscription) to keep memories fresh and up-to-date. It only takes a few minutes to create and can totally get done during a contact nap.

Gift for the Grandparents
Gift for the Grandparents

Don’t forget a little something for Grandma and Grandpa! Easily send them copies of any photo book you’ve already created whether it’s a Classic Photo Book or a subscription photo book.

Decorate the Walls
Decorate the Walls

You can also create Canvas Wall Tiles of the proud new grandparents snuggling their newest grandbaby that they’ll love to show off in their home.

Capture Every First
Capture Every First

Create a book of firsts to remember all those key milestone moments with a Classic Photo Book. Remember it all, from first day earthside to the first smile to first steps and more.

Remember Your Pregnancy Journey
Remember Your Pregnancy Journey

Help them capture their pregnancy journey with Monthly Minis. Some ideas to include in their book each month are: an obligatory bump pic (of course!), craving of the month meal, and fruit their baby is the size of that month.

Decorate Your Nursery
Decorate Your Nursery

Feeling crafty? Gift the parents-to-be personalized wall art for their nursery with Canvas Wall Tiles. Easily create a graphic of the baby’s name with websites like Canva or Photoshop and turn it into a Wall Tile to be displayed on their wall.

Celebrate Your Baby Shower
Celebrate Your Baby Shower

Create a baby shower memory photo book to remember all the love and excitement from a day dedicated to the anticipation of welcoming the new baby.

Document Baby's First Trip
Document Baby's First Trip

Relive the wonder in baby’s eyes when they took their first big trip away from home with a Vacation Photo Book.

Baby's First Holiday
Baby's First Holiday

Baby’s first year means baby’s first everything, including holidays. Create a Holiday Photo Book to remember the magic of each one–from fireworks on the Fourth of July to opening presents during celebrations, remember it all.

Family Coffee Table Book
Family Coffee Table Book

What good are beautiful photos from a family photo shoot if they’re stuck on a phone?! Show them off and turn them into a family heirloom when you create a Premium Layflat Photo Book. Leave it on your coffee table as a decor piece guests will love flipping through.

Grow Your Family Tree
Grow Your Family Tree

Another family heirloom idea that baby will love one day is a Family Photo Book showcasing their growing family tree. Add in old photos by simply taking a picture of them and easily adding captions to add names and dates.

Pick a Family Story
Pick a Family Story

Every family has a story of how they came to be, help them remember theirs by creating a Family Story Book using Classic Photo Books. Ideas to add in are: how the parents-to-be met, their first place together, the day they said “I do,” and the day they found out about baby!

Choose a Custom Designed Cover
Choose a Custom Designed Cover

Create a beautiful photo book filled with photos of their little one with a beautiful cover to match. Browse designs by Rifle Paper Co., Chris Loves Julia, and more.

Give the Gift of Personalization
Give the Gift of Personalization

When you know you want to give them a personalized gift but want them to have the liberty to personalize it themselves, a Chatbooks gift card will do the trick! They’ll love collecting their memories with their little one.

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