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October 18, 2022

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift: 10 Things to Include in Your Basket baby shower is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new baby. It’s also a great time to give the parents-to-be some much-needed supplies and gear for their new little one. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a baby shower, look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss 10 items that you should include in your baby shower gift basket.


Why Newborn Baby Gift Baskets Are The Ideal Gift

When it comes to baby shower gifts, there are many different options to choose from. You can go the traditional route and purchase a gift from a registry, or you can get creative and put together your own basket of baby essentials. If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift that the parents-to-be will truly appreciate, we recommend putting together a newborn baby gift basket.

There are plenty of ready-to-go baby gift baskets available for purchase, but we think it’s so much more special to put together your own. This way, you can customize the basket to fit the specific needs and interests of the parents-to-be. Not to mention, it’s usually much more budget-friendly to put together your own baby gift basket than it is to purchase a premade one.

How to Personalize A Baby Shower Gift Basket

Now that we’ve convinced you to put together a baby shower gift basket, it’s time to start thinking about what to include. The sky’s the limit when it comes to newborn baby gift baskets, but we recommend including items that will be useful for the parents-to-be during those first few weeks and months with their new baby. 

The first step in making the perfect baby shower gift basket is finding the right holding device. You could run to your local store for a standard wicker basket, or we recommend finding a versatile storage bin that can double as a handy place to hold toys, blankets, or nursery knick-knacks. If you know the theme of their nursery, you can opt for a storage bin that matches, or go with something neutral that fits into any type of decor.

To help get you started on what to put into your gift basket, we’ve put together a list of our top ten baby shower gift basket must-haves.

The Top Ten Items to Include:

A Baby Blanket

A soft, cozy baby blanket is a must-have for any newborn. It will keep them warm and snug, and it’s also a great security item for when they’re feeling fussy. When deciding between baby blankets, keep in mind the climate where the baby will be born and raised. If it’s a cold climate, you may want to opt for a thicker, warmer blanket. If it’s a warmer climate, a lighter-weight blanket should suffice. If they have a theme for their nursery, try to find a baby blanket that coordinates. For added cuteness, you can personalize the blanket with the baby’s name or initials.

A Set of Newborn Clothes

Newborns grow so quickly! They’ll be in their first set of clothes for only a few weeks before they need to move up to the next size. A great way to stock up on newborn clothes is to look for multi-packs of bodysuits or sleepers. You can usually find these at big box stores like Target or Walmart. Another option is to purchase a few items from a baby clothing boutique. Just make sure you avoid purchasing anything too frilly or delicate, as newborns can be quite messy!

Burp Cloths

If you’re looking for a practical baby shower gift, look no further than the burp cloth. New parents will go through A LOT of these in those first few months. They’ll need them for spit-ups, drool, and all kinds of other messes. You can never have too many burp cloths on hand, so we recommend purchasing a few sets. Make sure to find ones that are super soft and absorbent. And they come in all kinds of cute patterns and designs, so you can match them to the style of your gift basket!

Baby Bottles

Whether the parents-to-be are planning on breastfeeding, pumping, or formula feeding, they’re going to need baby bottles. If you’re not sure which type of bottle to get, look for BPA-free and phthalate-free and anti-colic bottles. These will help to reduce the risk of gas, colic, and other tummy issues for babies. And don’t forget the bottle brush!


A pacifier is a must-have for any newborn baby. They can help to soothe and calm a fussy baby, and they’re also great for helping the baby get to sleep. If you’re not sure which type of pacifier to purchase, look for ones that are BPA-free and have a one-piece construction. These are the safest options for newborns.


If you’re looking for a must-have baby shower gift, look no further than the swaddle blanket. Swaddles are great for helping babies sleep, and they can also be used as a security blanket or lovey. When choosing a swaddle, look for ones that are made from breathable fabric like cotton or muslin. You’ll also want to make sure the swaddle is large enough to wrap the baby up snugly.


Another great practical baby shower gift is a set of bibs. Newborns can be messy eaters, so parents will appreciate having a few extra bibs on hand. Look for bibs that are made from soft, absorbent material like cotton or terry cloth. And make sure to choose bibs with easy-to-use closures like Velcro or snaps.

Baby Toys

You can never go wrong with a few baby toys as part of your baby shower gift. Look for soft, plush toys that are safe for newborns. Make sure they are designed specifically for babies and don’t have any small parts that could pose a choking hazard. You may also want to consider a baby activity gym or play mat. These are great for providing entertainment and stimulation for the baby. And if you’re looking for something extra special, look for a personalized baby toy. This is sure to be a hit with both baby and parents!

A Baby Book

One of the best things you can give a new parent is the gift of memories. A baby book is a perfect way to do this. They can record all of the baby’s firsts in the book, and they’ll have it to look back on for years to come. When choosing a baby book, look for one that has plenty of space for photos and journaling. You may also want to consider a book that comes with prompts or is already filled out with information about the baby’s first year.

Diapers, Diapers, Diapers

And finally, don’t forget the diapers! Newborns go through a LOT of them, so parents will definitely appreciate a few extra diapers. You can usually find diapers at any store that sells baby products. Just make sure to get the right size for the baby. And if you want to make your gift really special, you can always add in a few extras like wipes, diaper rash cream, or a changing pad cover.

There you have it! These are the perfect things to include in a baby shower gift basket. With these items, the parents-to-be will be all set for the arrival of their new bundle of joy. Thanks for reading! And don’t forget to check out our other blog posts for more great gift ideas.

Do you have a baby shower coming up? What are you planning on giving as a gift? Let us know in the comments below!