15 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 (sometimes 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 reading as a family, there are plenty of unique baby shower gift ideas to find right here.

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 best baby shower gift ideas!


The Boobie Box

From $25.50 per box
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About the Box: The brainchild of a Certified Lactation Counselor and a nursing mother of 2, The Boobie Box knows just how unique and individual every woman's breastfeeding journey truly is. Give the mom-to-be the support and encouragement she needs by sending her a monthly box packed with lactation teas and snacks, useful nursing accessories, burp cloths, and extra surprises for baby!

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


Oh Baby Boxes

From $39.99 per box
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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 baby and mom’s health and well-being in mind, each monthly box aims to maximize its usefulness by sending a mix of full-size, safe, and natural products, including everything from healing necessities and calming essential oils to nausea-relief items and deluxe bath and body goodies.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-3 business days from ordering


Just the Essentials

From $24.00 per box
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About the Box: No need to splurge on a gift when you can get a personalized look for the baby boy or girl on a budget. Rent-a-Romper curates custom capsule wardrobes that can be used as long as they're needed! When baby has outgrown the clothes and it's time for a wardrobe refresh, Mom or Dad can simply send the items back and get the next size up. Not only does Rent-a-Romper have an Essentials, Complete, and Premium Capsule, they also offer pajama and swim packs, too.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within a few days of ordering, then as needed


Baby Subscription

From $63.00 per box
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About the Box: Want to make sure Mom and Dad have just what they need to outfit their little one through the first year of life? Since their debut year is guaranteed to be filled with sleep, play, and a few special outings, send them Surprisly, a gift box that covers all their essential needs. Every month brings 3 comfy, boutique-brand cotton outfits such as onesies, sleepers, and rompers––just what's needed for sleeping, playing, and socializing in style!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month


Hoppi Box

From $66.00 per box
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About the Box: Babies are all about DIY. Okay, a little clarification's needed here. While babies can't do all that much on their own, every milestone has taken plenty of work. Toys are an integral part of that development. Since playing is crucial for early brain development, send some top-quality toys made from all-natural materials with the Hoppi Box. This quarterly subscription treats tiny tots to sustainable toys tailored to their developmental stage.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada by the 20th of Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec


Mom and Baby Monthly Box (Standard)

From $47.92 per box
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About the Box: Rather than a one-time gift, Baby and Sunshine is a gift basket that'll help Mom and Dad pack the diaper bag with all those baby necessities. Filled with everything from swaddles and baby blankets to bath towels and booties, each box is designed to meet the needs of Mom and baby as they grow through different stages. Not only is everything cute and functional, they're also made from soft organic cotton that's perfect for both.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 1 week of ordering


Baby Bug Box (Curated, 0-30 mos. old)

From $18.00 per box
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About the Box: New parents will love to watch their baby grow each month with the Reading Bug Box. Start them off from an early age with a selection of age-appropriate baby books and gift items in every box. For those aged 0-30 months, the Baby Bug Box can help them develop a love of reading right from the get-go by stocking baby's bookshelf with beautifully illustrated and colorful board and storybooks picked just for them!

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and the U.A.E. on the 20th of the month