If you need inspiration when it comes to choosing a gender-neutral baby shower gift, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of ideas to help you get started. Plus, we included a section of gift ideas just for the mother-to-be. So keep reading to find gender-neutral baby shower gifts that suit most everyone:
You can’t go wrong with baby blankets when selecting a shower gift. However, for a gender-neutral shower, keep your color choice neutral as well. White and off-white hues are a safe choice, or you could go with an oatmeal color or soft gray. Yellow is considered by some to be a gender-neutral color, but it’s a little riskier as it may not complement all nursery color palettes.
There are multiple fabric options when choosing a baby blanket. Organic cotton is soft, breathable, and machine washable—making it an excellent choice. If you’re going for an heirloom-quality gift, opt for a cashmere or cashmere-blend baby blanket. The only downside is that cashmere is a dry-clean-only fabric, but the velvety softness of this fine natural fiber more than makes up for it.
A set of white cotton burp cloths is a gift every new parent can use. Or choose a white baby bath towel set—white towels are a gender-neutral essential that parents can’t have too many of. There are cute hooded towels for babies and toddlers that also make great gifts. Like many of the other items on our list, these towels and cloths can be tossed in the washing machine as needed for easy cleaning.
Diaper bags can be stylish and functional. While there are plenty of adorable baby-themed diaper bags out there, consider giving the gift of a modern diaper bag in a neutral color like black or camel. There are oversized tote bags with multiple compartments and zippered tops that can serve as a diaper bag. For the fashion-forward parent, you could even go with a backpack instead of the traditional tote-style diaper bag. For an extra-thoughtful touch, fill the bag with baby essentials like diapers, wipes, and baby lotion before gifting it.
It’s never too early to start saving, and a piggy bank is a place to begin. There are ceramic piggy banks in gender-neutral colors and designs, in which new parents can deposit cash and coins to save for their child. They make functional nursery decorations that can be placed on a dresser or shelf to complement the rest of the décor.
There are plenty of gender-neutral toys for babies. You’ll find plenty of plush animals that fit well into any nursery design style. When shopping for baby toys, always check the recommended age on the toy to make sure it’s appropriate for infants. Or instead of a toy, you could give a book as a baby shower gift. Board books are a durable option and have colorful illustrations to capture babies’ attention. Many of these books are educational, and they all provide an early introduction to reading that may spark a lifelong love of books.
When shopping for a baby shower, don’t forget the mother-to-be. Include a gift for mom along with your gift for the baby. Every new mother can use some luxury and self-care, so consider something like a cozy sherpa robe and plush slippers. Or wrap up a body-care set with bubble bath, lotion, and a loofah in a decorative gift bag. A gift card to a favorite spa or salon is another idea that’s likely to be well-received. As mentioned earlier, you can’t go wrong with cashmere when it comes to choosing a luxurious gift they’ll love. You can always box and wrap cashmere sweaters, hats, and scarves to treat the guest of honor to something special.
Now that we’ve talked about choosing gender-neutral baby gifts let’s discuss what to wear to a baby shower. There are plenty of possibilities to keep you comfortable and stylish through the event, regardless of the season. If you’re attending a warm-weather baby shower, tunic tops and capri pants are stylish. Shirt dresses are semi-dressy and super-comfortable, and they’re a light, breathable option for the summer months. In fall and winter, you can wear a tunic sweater over leggings or a sweater dress and boots for an on-trend look.
If you’re not sure how much to spend for a baby shower gift, there are gifts $100 and under and gifts $50 and under at Lands’ End that you can browse—along with other price points. When it comes to choosing the right gender-neutral shower gift, it’s less about how much you spend and more about how much thought and care you’ve put into the gift. Also, don't forget to include a handwritten card with a personalized note to make your gift memorable.