The Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide

Our baby shower gift guide for 2012 is here! Each year, we search high and low for the best baby shower gift ideas so you busy moms and dads don't have to. This year we’ve tracked down more than 150 of the coolest gifts for new babies and the parents who love them. You already know you’ll need diapers. You already know you’ll need sleep. Allow us to help you with everything else. And don’t forget to check out the great baby shower gift ideas from our sponsors, and make use of the generous discount codes on baby gear, all good through the end of 2012. Happy shopping!

best baby gifts: handmade tattoo beanie

mom tattoo beanie

$19.95 from get your craft on

best gifts for new moms: stylish diaper bag

oioi hobo sac

$155 at arte bebe

best baby gifts: kids' wooden clothes hangers

maileg wooden animal hanger

$8.50 at my sweet muffin

best baby gifts: wooden teether

taxi teether

$12 at smiling tree toys

best gifts for new moms: 5 second memory journal

mom’s 5 second memory journal

$8 at amazon

best baby gifts: organic baby cardigan

organic baby cardigan

$86 at stella mccartney





best gifts for new moms: handcrafted baby book

handcrafted baby book

$68 from rag and bone

best baby gifts: there’s a nap for that onesie

there’s a nap for that onesie

$12.99 at think geek

best baby gifts: bottle drying rack

bottle drying rack

$17.99 at coddle inc

best baby gifts: baby biker jacket

baby biker jacket

$29.95 at ae 77 kids

best baby gifts: giraffe print

giraffe print

$42 from creative thursday

best baby gifts: pattem changing pad

pattem changing pad

$60 at giggle

best baby gifts: mamaroo infant seat

mamaroo infant seat

$199 at babies r us stores

best baby gifts: crib sheet sets

crib sheet sets

$45/sheet and up from little auggie

best baby gifts: eric carle baby books

eric carle first library

$16.31 at amazon





best baby gifts: baby carrier

ergo baby carrier in petunia picklebottom prints

$160 from petunia picklebottom


a “just for mom” basket is always appreciated!

* lavender eye pillow

* tummy rub butter

* momglish pocket dictionary

* fandango gift card

* designer poncho/jacket

* IOU 1 dozen spicy tuna rolls
best baby gifts: princess leia handmade bodysuit

princess leia handmade bodysuit


$23 at micielo micielo

best baby gifts: european baby booties

european baby booties

$32 at boumy

best baby gifts: custom art prints

custom art prints

$40 at purl mama

baby shower ideas: gender reveal custom ice cream

"gender reveal" custom ice cream

$49+ from ecreamery

best baby gifts: high chair

tripp trapp high chair with baby set + cushions

$374 this combo at stokke

baby shower ideas: baby cake pops

baby cake pops

$26/12 at sweet pop shop

best baby gifts: baby sleepsack

baby sleepsack

$29.50 from gunapod





best baby gifts: honest baby organic monthly subscription

honest baby organic monthly subscription

$varies for family pack of products

best baby gifts: beaba bib'expresso baby bottle warmer

beaba bib'expresso bottle warmer

$130 from sci child

custom soft books

custom soft books

$25 from mini me papers

10% off with code COOLMOMS10
don’t forget the dads


* i’m the daddy hat

* unisex scout sling

* "the expectant father"

* daddy’s tie footprint kit

* prosciutto/little prosciutto daddy n me set

* cigars
reversible baby sling

reversible baby sling

$79.99 at rockin baby slings

best baby gifts: personalized teether

personalized teether

$19 from little alouette

10% off with code coolmom
best baby gifts: mamas and papas baby snug

mamas and papas baby snug

$59.99 at babies r us

stuff every mom should know book by rookie moms

stuff every mom should know by rookie moms

$9.95 from amazon

recycled cashmere baby hat

recycled cashmere baby hat

$29 at tasha miller griffith





best baby gifts: organic stroller cleaning kit

organic stroller cleaning kit

$49.99 at buggy love

best baby gifts: pooh pillow

pooh pillow

$42 at nonchalant mom

best baby gifts: aden + anais muslin swaddler

aden + anais muslin swaddler

$16.50 at ae 77 kids

best baby gifts: dinosaur booties

dinosaur booties

$30.00 at gracious home

best baby gifts: aromatherapy room mist

aromatherapy room mist

$16 from maclaren

best baby gifts: best friends doll

best friends doll

$36 at romp

best baby gifts: baby yoga pants

baby yoga pants in every color

$18 at new for baby

best baby gifts: collapsible travel bassinet

collapsible travel bassinet

$99 from phil and ted’s


under $15 gifts to go with that big ol’ gift card


* argyle baby leg warmers $12

* bunny rattle $5

* baby hat $10.50

* ducky bath toys $10.79

* squeak and rattle toy $8.99
best baby gifts: reversible baby bib

reversible baby bib

$18 at vyssanlull

15% off with code coolpicks15
best baby gifts: spot on square eicho crib

spot on square eicho crib

$595 at all modern

best baby gifts: baby id bracelet

baby id bracelet

$69 at julian and co

10% off with code COOLMOM




orla kiely baby changing bag set

orla kiely baby changing bag set

$245 at orla kiely

maclaren quest denim limited edition stroller

maclaren quest denim limited edition stroller

$249.99 at magic beans

stainless keys baby toy

stainless “keys” baby toy

$24 from kleynimals

best baby gifts: starburst baby pjs

starburst baby pjs

$35.50 at polarn o. pyret

best baby gifts: motorola baby monitor

motorola baby monitor

$238.95 at minijake

every day is mother’s day journal notebook

every day is mother’s day journal

$12.95 at momagenda

bast gifts for new dads: navy plaid dad bag

navy plaid dad bag

$65 at diaper dude
personalized wall decal growth chart

personalized wall decal growth chart

$110 at wee decor

10% off with code COOLMOM10
best baby gifts: floral bloomers

floral bloomers

$18 at bla bla kids





organic baby gift set

organic baby gift set

$68 at mayron’s goods

best baby gifts: baby food quick blend

baby food quick blend

$29.99 at baby brezza

best baby gifts: board book gift set

board book gift set

$30+ from blue manatee

10% off with code COOLMOM
best baby gifts: baby chronicle kit

baby chronicle kit

$50 at MiChiMaLAND


the best big sibling tees


* personalized sibling sets from little uni

* big brother/sister tees from mitetees

* big brother tee from city threads

* big/bigger/biggest tees

* rock n roll siblings tees

orbit baby g2 travel system

orbit baby g2 travel system

$900 at magic beans

magnificent baby gift set

magnificent baby gift set

$59.99 at fao schwartz

best baby gifts: lavender calming oil

it’s a small world series lavender calming oil

$20 from basq nyc

best baby gifts: born free bpa-free teethers

born free bpa-free teethers

$6.99 at buy buy baby





my roots custom artwork

my roots custom artwork
$40 from children inspire design

10% off with code CIDCOOL10, free ship $75+
musical stuffed elephant

musical stuffed elephant

$60 at jacadi.us

birchwood and organic doll play gym

birchwood and organic doll play gym

$135 at finn and emma

luxury baby quilts

luxury baby quilts

$125 at little auggie

minikit for mamas to be

minikit for mamas to be

$37 at mamamio


new daddy gift set

new daddy gift set

$37.50 at zoeys attic
jonathan adler/skip hop diaper bag

jonathan adler/skip hop diaper bag

$75 at jonathan adler

balloon animal pillow

balloon animal pillow

$46 at babesta

junior daredevil stroller club snapsuit

junior daredevil stroller club snapsuit

$25 at wrybaby





teething bracelet

teething bracelet

$11.50 at chewbeads

maxi-cosi pria convertible car seats

maxi-cosi pria convertible car seat

$249.99 at amazon

a photography set makes a great gift


Grab a gift card to a local photographer for a mama/baby session, and pair with a beautiful frame.

Or grab a great point-and-shoot, a wireless memory card, and buy her a few extra gigs of memory for cloud photo storage. She’ll need it!
angry birds receiving blanket

angry birds receiving blanket

$25 at swaddle designs

over door stroller hanger

over door stroller hanger

$39.99 at amazon

abc car organizer

abc car organizer

$54 at my sweet muffin


put together a homemade baby food essentials pack


* beaba baby cook

* best homemade baby food on the planet book

* glass food storage

* pretty spatulas

* personalized baby spoon

pram keepsake from playsam

pram keepsake from playsam

$70 at all modern

live clean baby non-petroleum jelly

live clean baby non-petroleum jelly

$6.59 at walgreens.com





framed baby animal prints

framed baby animal prints

$38 from zoo babies

galaxy baby leg warmers

galaxy baby leg warmers

$15 at pink olive
haba clutch toy

haba clutch toy

$12.68 at oompa toys

q collection jr crib sheets

q collection jr crib sheets

$40 at wild dill

b-safe infant car set

b-safe infant car set

$179.99 from britax

little giraffe box of socks

little giraffe box of socks

$30 at layla grace

bear doll

bear doll

$22 at beatrix ny

10% off with code COOLMOM10
cloth diapers

cloth diapers

$35.95 for echo touch dry-pack at softbums

mighty buggy hook

mighty buggy hook

$14.99/2 at think-king





homemade baby food system

homemade baby food system

$159.99 at sage spoonfuls

year of the dragon kimono onesie

year of the dragon kimono onesie

$36 from nonchalant mom

baby bjorn travel crib light

baby bjorn travel crib light

$234.99 at amazon

bloom alma urban crib

bloom alma urban crib

$400 at all modern

build baby’s music collection with the latest, coolest cds
* Laura Veirs, Tumble Bee

* Caspar Babypants, Sing Along!

* Putumayo Kids, Acoustic Dreamland

* Charlie Hope, Let's Go Play!

* Cat and a Bird

* Sweet Water Child, Lullabies for Getty

baby talk flip a face book

baby talk flip a face book

$8.95 at genius jones

nursing nighties

belabumbum maternity and nursing lingerie

$49 at belabumbum

organic crib mattress pad

organic crib mattress pad

$225 at wooly boo

fragrance free shampoo and wash

fragrance free shampoo and wash

$7 at burt's bees





chinese jacket

chinese jacket

$45 at tea collection

foreign language dvd

foreign language dvd

$17.95 at little pim

baby feeding kit

baby feeding kit

$19 from zoli baby

city wall decals

city wall decals

$48 at wall candy arts

good luck new baby card

good luck baby card

$4 from creativity cards

elf romper

elf romper

$43 at zutano

portland onesie

portland onesie


$26 from maptote

handmade baby gnome dolls

handmade baby gnome dolls

$24 at craftsbury kids

baby ballet slipper

baby ballet slipper

$21.95 at purlmama

10 pack organic cotton washcloths

10 pack organic cotton washcloths

$14 at kate quinn organics

medal of honor pin

medal of honor pin

$10 at greenwich letterpress

handknit boy doll

handknit boy doll

$52 from blabla kids

marvel stroller blanket

marvel stroller blanket

$35 from brookidlyn

reusible silicon pouch for fruit purees

reusible silicon pouch for fruit purees

$11.25+ from the silico

frye baby booties

frye baby booties

$38 at babesta

great for invitations + thank you notes
* paper culture

* printerette press

* tiny prints

* hello lucky!

* bird and banner

* minted

* paperless post
custom birth announcement pillow

custom birth announcement pillow

$80 at uncommon goods

squeaky bird

squeaky bird

$16 from darling clementine

convertible baby carrier cover/stroller and car seat cover

convertible baby carrier cover/stroller and car seat cover

$110 at 7am enfant

peace pants

peace pants

$41 at poppys closet

handmade rocking sheep

handmade rocking sheep

$178 at bright spark designs

enamel bowl and cup

enamel bowl and cup

$26 at babygardner

10% off with code CMPBS12
romeo and juliet counting board book

romeo and juliet counting board book

$10 at darling clementine

10% off with code cmp2012
custom family tree nursery art

custom family tree nursery art

$45 at almost sunday inc

baby girl top and bloomers set

ikat baby girl top and bloomers set

$44 at masala baby

organic asl alphabet blocks

organic asl alphabet blocks

$45 at little sapling toys

monthly box of goodies for new moms

monthly box of goodies for new moms

$25/month at citrus lane

chosen adoption necklace

chosen adoption necklace

$67 at lisa leonard online

mouse hat

mouse hat

$42 at pink olive

4 piece train push toy

4 piece train push toy

$48 from manny and simon

baby sunscreen towlettes

baby sunscreen towlettes

$26 at mdmoms

organic baby hat

organic stars hat by shirin nyc

$24 at darling clementine

10% off with code cmp2012
pewter chai baby spoon

pewter chai baby spoon

$24 at chasing fireflies

mam anti colic bottle 3-pack

mam anti colic bottle 3-pack

$14.99 at babies r us

asleep/awake sign

asleep/awake sign

$20 at tree by kerri lee

dream of peace lap tee

dream of peace lap tee

$32 at smiling planet

enamel/diamond charm

enamel/diamond charm

$350+ from lisa jordan

personalized baby name banner

personalized baby name banner

$7.95+ at red envelope

yes I’m pregnant card

yes I’m pregnant card

$3 at alternative greetings

4 cards for $10 with code COOLMOM
racing combo set

racing combo set

£25 at twisted twee

london shopper diaper bag

london shopper diaper bag

$268 from rosie pope

star wars light saber rattles

star wars light saber rattles

$20 at handmade monster

warthog hooded towel

warthog hooded towel

$34 at arte bebe

solid sterling keepsake comb

solid sterling keepsake comb

$175 from tiffany

comotomo baby bottle

comotomo baby bottle

$15.99 at amazon

patch flip finnie bath toys

patch flip finnie bath toys

$14 at calliope

beco baby carrier

beco baby carrier

$145 at beco

alphabet cards

alphabet cards

free pdfs from the handmade home

operation smile charity

donate a surgery to operation smile in a child’s name
$240 donation for commemorative bear

knit blocks

dwellstudio knit blocks

$40 at giggle

bugaboo donkey twin

bugaboo donkey twin

$1,659 from giggle

boob brand nursing dress

boob brand nursing dress

$135 at boob design
eco baby gift set

eco baby gift set

$59 at babybot

activity blankets for baby

activity blankets for baby

$52 at spunge design
neato robotic vacuum system

neato robotic vacuum system
you'll need it

$329 at target

coffee maker

keurig brewing system

you’ll need it

$99.95 from keurig

beware the children plaque

beware the children plaque
you’ll need it

$26 from spunkyfluff

15% off with code COOLMOM
All 2012 Baby Shower Gift Guide discount codes are good through 12/31/12, whoo!

All picks are entirely determined by our editorial staff;
there has been no compensation in exchange for reviews. Cool Mom Picks is an Amazon affiliate.

Want even MORE great ideas? See our 2011 Baby Shower Gift Guide, 2010 Baby Shower Gift Guide, and 2009 Baby Shower Gift Guide too!