Best Baby Shower Gifts for First Time Parents

The anticipation of a newborn is beyond exciting, and showering first-time mothers and fathers with special gifts is all part of the fun and excitement. From practical presents that parents can truly appreciate to indulgent splurges for baby, we've rounded up some of our favorite finds that will have you scoring major points with the mom-and-dad-to-be. Earn Best Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle of the Year with the softest blankies, the cutest stuffies and the sweetest sentimental gifts to celebrate baby and support Mom and Dad once their little bundle of joy arrives. Don't worry babe, we've got you covered!

Nordstrom Baby Chenille Blanket photo

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Nordstrom Baby Chenille Blanket

Securely wrapped up in love, this Nordstrom Baby "Hello Baby" Chenille Blanket is perfect for keeping baby cozy on the way home from the hospital. The machine washable, polyester blanket comes in pink, blue and grey. A sweet touch to the nursery. Welcome to the world, little one! ($35; nordstrom.com)

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Bonnie Mob Infants' Darnell Cotton-Blend Coverall photo

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Bonnie Mob Infants' Darnell Cotton-Blend Coverall

Hello, sunshine! This adorable Bonnie Mob Infants' Darnell Cotton-Blend Coverall is made with a handcrafted organic cotton blend with a zip-front closure. Soft against baby's skin and comfy enough for a sound sleep between feedings. ($42; barneys.com)

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Lucy Darling 'Baby's First Year' Memory Book photo

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Lucy Darling 'Baby's First Year' Memory Book

With so many first moments in store, mom will have a hard time remembering them all, but this adorable Lucy Darling "Baby's First Year" Memory Book is perfect for keeping track of the times she simply won't want to forget. ($35; nordstrom.com)

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Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Diaper Tote photo

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Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Diaper Tote

Who says moms have to sacrifice style for a frumpy old diaper bag? It's hard to believe this stylish Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Diaper Tote isn't a designer handbag. The vegan leather bag features 10 pockets, including an interior zip pocket and two insulated pockets in the front for storing bottles. It also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap (and stroller straps), along with a convenient, cushioned changing pad. Perfect for on the go! ($100; macys.com)

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Stella McCartney Infants' Fruit & Vegetables-Print Cotton Footed Playsuit photo

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Stella McCartney Infants' Fruit & Vegetables-Print Cotton Footed Playsuit

It's never too early to introduce healthy foods, and even though newborns are only old enough for milk, this Stella McCartney Infants' Fruit & Vegetables-Print Cotton Footed Playsuit is as charming as it is simply irresistible. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, kiddo! ($78; barneys.com)

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Aden by Aden + Anais Swaddle photo

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Aden by Aden + Anais Swaddle

Being swaddled gives baby comfort, and this set of Aden by Aden + Anais Baby Star Swaddles doesn't disappoint. Perfect for wrapping baby snuggly for a sound slumber, this 4-pack of breathable cotton baby blankets leaves very little wiggle room for baby to have a restless night. Sleep tight, little lamb! ($35; target.com)

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Stella McCartney Kids Baby Rabbit Cotton-Wool Blanket photo

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Stella McCartney Kids Baby Rabbit Cotton-Wool Blanket

Some bunny loves you, and baby will love being wrapped in this cozy Stella McCartney Kids Baby Rabbit Cotton-Wool Blanket. The adorable (and machine washable) cotton/merino wool-blend cover is nice have as a handy stroller blanket. Available in pink, blue and grey. ($156; saksfifthavenue.com)

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Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy Mom & Baby Healthcare and Grooming Gift Kit photo

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Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy Mom & Baby Healthcare and Grooming Gift Kit

This Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy Mom & Baby Healthcare and Grooming Gift Kit will surely come to the rescue on several occasions when bringing up baby. Packed with essentials including the Nose Frida the SnotSucker, 20 Nose Frida Hygiene Filters, 10 Windi the Gas Passer instant gas relief tubes, a Nail Frida Snipper Clipper set and Fridet the MomWasher for postpartum healing and care are all contained in a waterproof Fridet pouch. Mom will be armed and ready to care for all of her and baby's postnatal needs. ($50; amazon.com)

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Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh All Carry Positions Baby Carrier photo

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Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh All Carry Positions Baby Carrier

Mom and Dad will get carried away with the convenience of this Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh All Carry Positions Baby Carrier. Designed to grow with baby from newborn to toddlers weighing up to 45 pounds, this adjustable, ergonomic carrier can hold baby in four ways: front-facing inward or outward, on the hip or on the back. Features extra-padded shoulder straps and a lumbar-support waist belt for comfort while keeping baby close. ($180; target.com)

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Elegant Baby Baby's Giraffe Hooded Bath Wrap photo

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Elegant Baby Baby's Giraffe Hooded Bath Wrap

Talk about a tall order! Just try to find a cuter bath towel than this Elegant Baby Baby's Giraffe Hooded Bath Wrap. Made with a silky soft cotton velour terry, we only wish we could be embraced in something so soft and sweet! ($36; saksfifthavenue.com)

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Skip Hop Unicorn Activity Gym photo

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Skip Hop Unicorn Activity Gym

Baby will be developing so quickly, and this Skip Hop Unicorn Activity Gym is perfect for keeping little ones entertained and encouraging tummy time while strengthening fine motor skills. This magical playspace features four hanging toys, including an ice cream cone that plays music and a comfy, plush built-in unicorn pillow. Baby will definitely get a kick out of this awesome mat! ($60; target.com)

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Jellycat Bashful Lamb Soother Baby Security Blanket photo

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Jellycat Bashful Lamb Soother Baby Security Blanket

This sweet little lovey can calm any situation. Little ones will love having this Jellycat Bashful Lamb Soother Baby Security Blanket at hand to settle down and feel safe and secure. The super soft blankie is machine washable and a must-have pal for naps and nighttime. ($20; amazon.com)

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Little Giraffe Baby Blanket photo

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Little Giraffe Baby Blanket

Hands down the softest blanket there is, it's no wonder why so many moms and babes reach for this ultra-soft Little Giraffe Baby Blanket for security. Not only is this luxe blankie as gentle as a sweet hug, but it's also made with plush poly microfiber fabric to comfort and calm little ones. A must for your little sleeping beauty. Available in several colors. ($86; amazon.com)

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Honest Company Honest Baby Arrival Gift Set photo

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Honest Company Honest Baby Arrival Gift Set

Mom can check eco-friendly, must-have essentials off her list after receiving this Honest Company Honest Baby Arrival Gift Set. Packed with pretty much everything momma and baby need, including absorbent medical-grade cloth wipes, shampoo and body wash, adorable designer diapers, hypoallergenic face and body lotion, organic healing balm and hand sanitizer all packed in a sustainable wood box. ($43; amazon.com)

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Baby Aspen Shark Gift Bundle with Shark Chomp & Stomp and Shark Robe photo

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Baby Aspen Shark Gift Bundle with Shark Chomp & Stomp and Shark Robe

This adorable Baby Aspen Shark Gift Bundle with Shark Chomp & Stomp and Shark Robe is too cute for words! Comes with a super soft terry bathrobe, an ocean-themed bib and teeny booties for baby sharks. Available in pink and blue. ($33; amazon.com)

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