OK, let’s be real. Those presents you’re buying for the babies in your life are actually presents for their parents.
And that’s OK!
You can go full blown practical (hello, diapers!), something intermediate (blankets and clothing are a couple examples) or gift something that’s completely adorable, but not a necessity (toys and accessories).
1. Nursery Fur Unicorn Bath Wrap
Umm… talk about an Instagram opportunity. This fuzzy bath towel wrap transforms the little one into a unicorn and that’s probably the cutest thing we’ve ever heard of.
2. Customizable Silicone Teething Necklace
This is an Etsy find, and an adorable one, at that. Baby can let out her teeth frustrations on this necklace, which features silicone beads approved for biting. You choose the colors and shapes.
3. Piyo Piyo Four Stage Waterproof Baby Bib
Earn yourself some bonus points with baby’s parents. This waterproof bib will keep things clean(ish) AND fun, and you can’t go wrong with that combo.
4. Personalized Baby Spoons
These baby spoons are gentle on gums and are engraved with baby’s name (or whatever you want to write)! A sweet gift that’s practical, to boot.
5. Lightly Stripes Baby Blanket in Aqua
This cozy and cuddly baby blanket measures 38″ by 48″. Tote it anywhere — on the plane, in the stroller, to grandma’s, and wherever else baby needs to wander.
6. Delta Briarwood Bassinet
This one’s a little more on the splurgy side, but maybe that’s what you’re in the market for. That said, it’s still a very affordable option for a bassinet, so we think it’s a good fit for our list!
7. Puppy Love One-Piece Romper
The cuteness is real with this one. We love that it works for both baby boys and girls, and that baby will look perfectly cuddly wearing it.
8. Bedtime Buddy Popcorn Nightlight
If you think this is adorable unlit, just wait until it’s glowing in the night. Mom and Dad will be just as tickled as baby.
9. Woodland Nursery Set of Four Wall Prints
We love these because they’re perfect for either sex and keep the mood of the nursery light, whimsical and playful. Choose four wall prints from six that feature woodland animals.
10. Plush 55 inch Caterpillar
This super long caterpillar plushie feels very Dr. Suessian to us, and that’s exactly why we love it. The colors are bright and cheer and it’s super affordable.
11. Baby Organic Cotton Knotted Headbands (Set of Three)
We cannot even predict the number of “oohs” and “aahs” and “She’s so cute!” comments these headbands will elicit.
12. Whale Mobile in Pink
This mobile is another whimsical gift that’s perfect for the nursery. It features four pink patchwork-style whales on a wooden frame.
13. Learning Carpets City Life Play Carpet
You may remember this carpet from your own childhood. It’s available on Amazon and is one of those gifts that baby will be able to enjoy even into toddler-dom.