13 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Parents-to-Be

Baby showers provide the perfect opportunity to dole out baby essentials, new-mom necessities, handmade goodies, and plenty of wanted (and unwanted) advice on what’s to come! It's a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, while preparing for a momentous change, whether it’s baby number one or baby number five.

If nothing’s catching your eye on the baby registry and you want to surprise the mom-to-be with something extra special, the Cratejoy marketplace is packed with plenty of monthly subscription boxes for both mama and baby. From gifts that grow right along with baby, to those that are all about nursing support or making music as a family, there are plenty of unique baby shower gift ideas

We’ve bundled up some monthly subscription services into a handy gift guide to make it easy to find just what you’re looking for. Here are our top picks for unique baby shower gift ideas!

1. Baby Growing Green Box

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Price: Starts at $79.00

About the Box: Whether the new parents are expecting a baby boy or a baby girl, the Baby Growing Green Box can help them stock the dresser drawers with beautifully made baby clothes that grow right along with baby. Choose from either modern or classic-modern styles for 4-5 super soft pieces in every bi-monthly box, all crafted from organic natural fibers. Featuring gorgeous prints and patterns, get a gift set that includes a mix of onesies, shirts, pants and cardis.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. either 1 week after the 14th of the month

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2. The Boobie Box

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Price: Starts at $25.50

About the Box: The brainchild of a Certified Lactation Counselor and a nursing mother of 2, The Boobie Box comes knowing just how unique and individual every woman's nursing journey truly is. With an emphasis on being supportive and encouraging, each monthly box aims to help mamas be a nursing success story, by delivering some of the best products, including lactation teas and snacks, useful nursing accessories, apparel, burp cloths and a few surprises that baby will love.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of the month

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3. Queen and Baby Box

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Price: Starts at $45.00

About the Box: One of the best gifts to grab for a working mom who is planning to breastfeed is the quarterly Queen and Baby Box. All about preparation, encouragement and support, this box is a lifesaver for nursing moms who want to be confident and ready to head back to the office. Featuring the best names in breastfeeding supplies, each box sends nursing essentials, like practical pumping accessories, lactation aids, snacks and moral support directly to the office!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of each month

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4. Oh Baby Boxes

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Price: Starts at $35.99

About the Box: Tailored around the baby’s due date, Oh Baby Boxes are designed to send self-care essentials for pregnant or postpartum moms. Keeping both baby and mom’s health and well-being in mind, each monthly box aims to maximize its usefulness by bringing 6-8 full-size safe and natural products, including everything from healing necessities and calming essential oils, to nausea-relief items and bath and body goodies.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-3 business days from receipt of order

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5. The-Dashing-Squad

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Price: Starts at $58.00

About the Box: The Dashing Squad is a stylish, useful gift that focuses on bringing ethical fashion choices and baby gear from some of the trendiest, eco-friendly baby brands. Right from the Insta-worthy unboxing, the attention to detail is evident in the beautiful assortment of artisan baby gift items packed into each bi-monthly box. Supporting sizes from 6m-5t, get a mix of high-quality, sustainable clothing and accessories, along with a few small gifts just for mom.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 28th of the month

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6. Tiny Humans Read

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Price: Starts at $17.99

About the Box: Developing a love for reading starts young, so set the new bundle of joy on the right path with a monthly subscription to Tiny Humans Read. Perfect for filling out the bookshelves and making sure there are plenty of bedtime stories on hand, choose from 3 subscription options that are designed for babies and kids ages 0-8, delivering either 3 board books, 2 picture books, or a mix of both.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 18th of the month after orders are placed

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7. The Rad Dad Box

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Price: Starts at $22.00

About the Box: Learning to have fun with your new baby is one of the best parts about becoming a dad. The Rad Dad Box is on a mission to help new dads rise to the challenges of fatherhood and find his own unique parenting rhythm. Available in 2 different subscription options, each monthly box brings between 3-8 goodies for baby and dad, including age-appropriate books, toys, apparel and self-care products, all selected to help dad share special moments with his baby.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 10th-15th of the month

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8. Bek & Jet

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Price: Starts at $11.99

About the Box: All babies are cute, it's a fact. But a baby with a bow is just too much to handle! Bek & Jet delivers a new hand-tied bow each month in a cute print or pattern with a one-size-fits-all headband. Help mom make her little one extra cute and camera ready!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the US between the 24th-28th of the month

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