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10 Incredibly Practical Baby Shower Presents

In this economy, parents-to-be are thinking less about luxurious layettes and more about baby basics. If you are looking to purchase something sensible for a mama-to-be, check out our slideshow of practical presents.

Practical Baby Shower GiftsBaby HangersGift Certificate For a Nursing BraBottlesHealthcare and Grooming KitFree BabysittingDiapers or Diaper ServiceWipesThermometer Gift SetNursing PadsPostpartum Supplies
stephdlb stephdlb 4 years 5 weeks
I agree that cloth nappies should have been on the list. They are really funky and easy to use these days and save parents £600 per child. By offering a nappy voucher like the NapNap Voucher ( parents can choose the nappies they want amongst a list of retailers: lots of plain ones or a very special embroidered one made especially for them. Now that's a fashion statement. A nappy Voucher is one of the most useful present parents can get and even if they are not nappy converts already, they can use their new cloth nappies once a week and save a bundle.
zoelicious zoelicious 4 years 10 weeks
Nice list of gift ideas! I will remember this list next time I go to a baby shower.
jmommies jmommies 4 years 11 weeks
These are all great gift ideas and we love them i will make sure then when i go to the baby shower next i will try to get some things for the new mom from this idea along with the designer gowns that we make at jmommies dot com
meredith9179 meredith9179 6 years 12 weeks
Love this! I make a point of only giving practical baby shower gifts. I know the Mom always appreciates it. May not be super sexy, but, I've been there. I know that diapers and baby powder are more usable than frilly dresses. Not that I don't love the frills...
milosmommy milosmommy 6 years 36 weeks
I'd like to also suggest gift certificates for online shopping sites such as They're awesome. They have all the essentials and they can get whatever they need. offers free shipping for any order over $50 which is insanely easy to do if you're buying diapers especially and they deliver next day. We use them all the time and I've been gifting moms gift certificates to them because it also saves trips to the store as well.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years 36 weeks
perfect timing! my friend's baby shower is in a couple weeks and i was just thinking about what to get her. "In this economy, parents-to-be are thinking less about luxurious layettes and more about baby basics." SO true! my friend wants NO toys. she only wants the basics and things she'll absolutely need. :(
busykids busykids 6 years 36 weeks
Oh! i love these ideas, my neice is pregnant, and due with her first child in September, so this is really good.
HeatherMartin84 HeatherMartin84 6 years 37 weeks
Always remember the mum. I always give a gift for the baby as well as the mum. Like something from bath and body works. always a plus...... cause when the mum gets relaxtime a bath is a wonderful thing.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 6 years 37 weeks
Oxyclean! Also, if you get diapers get a size OTHER than newborn. DD was only in newborn diapers for a week and this time we received 7 boxes of newborn sized.
kikidawn kikidawn 6 years 37 weeks
These are all really great ideas lil!
Moms Moms 6 years 37 weeks
bluepuppybites — that's a great idea as well as baby body care products!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 6 years 37 weeks
I also think detergent is a plus. I was so happy when I got some Dreft for my shower. That stuff is expensive and you only want the best for you newborn. And most mommies to be wash and rewash everything!