Be it for a baby shower or a 1st birthday, these once-in-a-lifetime occasions call for gifts. Choosing what to buy a new little guy or girl, however, can be a bit overwhelming—especially if you haven’t had little ones of your own in a while. That’s why we’ve done the comparison shopping for you. Take a look at our best baby gifts list, and you’ll find everything from practical to precious, each with pages of adoring praise. And each capable of withstanding a good layer of drool.
1. ToBeReadyForLife Cloth Baby Book
Your search for the best baby gift for an expectant mother is over. Whether it is for a boy or a girl, any pregnant woman will love this soft book. Also perfect as a present for the 1st birthday: help new parents to give their baby a flying start. Something other than the usual gifts.
2. Dibsies Personalization My First Sportsbag Playset
Here’s to your future sports superstar. Daddy’s little buddy will have lots of fun with his own personalized First Sports Bag. This five piece play set includes a bag, baseball sound toy, basketball squeak toy, soccer ball crinkle toy, and a football rattle.
3. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
Push or pull the dump truck to the construction site and watch as the bucket rumbles and shakes the boulders around. Then, move the lever to lift the bucket and dump the boulders out.
4. VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier
Your child will love playing with the soft, plush puppy and its carrier! Open and close the door to hear fun phrases, or press the different light-up buttons to introduce numbers, shapes, colors and more. Use the different accessories to encourage role-play and develop fine motor skills.
5. Fisher-Price Rattle ‘n Rock Maracas
These rockin’ maracas are just the right size for your baby’s little hands to grasp and shake! With soft, fabric pom-poms and colorful beads that make fun rattle sounds, these maracas will get your little one rattling and rocking to the beat in no time!
6. Green Toys Airplane
This blue airplane is designed to help your little ones improve their grasping power while turning, twisting or rolling their air toy.
7. Manhattan Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Toy
This time honored classic is a true parent ‘must have’ and a baby ‘go to’. Its maze of soft, continuous tubes and its stunning colors instantly capture and hold baby’s attention.
8. Infantino Balls, Blocks, & Buddies Activity Toy Set
Babies will love this big set of baby basics. These textured blocks, balls, and animal pals introduce numbers, colors, and animals with lots of open-play potential.
9. Tickle & Main Big Sister Gift Set
This 3 piece Big Sister gift set is the perfect way to make big sisters feel special. The gift set includes a storybook, a big sister doll, and a child size big sister crown.
10. Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug
Entertain little ones at home or on the go with this huggable, tuggable musical bug! Easy to hang from car seats or strollers. Just pull on his rings to stretch out this friendly rainbow caterpillar to his full length. Then, listen to his sweet lullaby as he slowly climbs up again. Includes clacker rings for pulling and playing as well as a peek-a-boo mirror.