Baby Shower Gifts

Surprise new parents with the best baby shower gifts from Metro Baby. Shop for premium quality toys, blankets, books, clothing, educational gifts and more. Discover inspiring gift ideas at every price point.


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Best Baby Shower Gifts For 2024

Metro Baby's buyer's guide helps you choose the perfect gift for a baby shower. With a mix of essentials and high-tech wonders, the guide ensures plenty of options. Find a practical yet stylish gift and be the best gift-giver with Metro Baby's Best Baby Shower Gifts of 2024.

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Australia's best baby shower gifts

Australians regard Metro Baby as their go-to destination for the best new baby gifts. Our curated collection offers unique gift ideas that will thrill expectant parents. Shop for adorable, practical and thoughtful gifts at every price point. Don’t waste energy running from store to store. Our online store features the best baby brand products, and we deliver them right to the doorstep.

Don’t forget; you can always purchase a Metro Baby gift card and let Mum and Dad choose. If you’re expecting a little one yourself, why not start a Metro Baby Gift Registry to give your loved ones a peek at your wishlist?


Best sentimental baby shower gift ideas

A sentimental baby gift reflects your gratitude and support for others during the most significant time of their lives. Show your pregnant friend or relative how much you love, value and support them with a gift that speaks volumes. Create long-lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come with a memorable keepsake that carries unique significance. Some beautiful gift ideas include:

  • A personalised baby book - Inscribe the baby’s name, date of birth and other details for a memorable keepsake.
  • A baby blanket - Our beloved baby blankets feature cosy, luxurious fabrics that the little one will take well beyond the cot.
  • Baby milestone cards: Parents will capture all the special moments of their baby's first year by adding photos to remember the occasion.


Practical baby shower gifts

A practical, useful gift that suits the family lifestyle will always come in handy. Why not give your recipient a gift they will use and appreciate in their daily lives? Practical gifts tell new parents you care about their well-being and needs. What’s more, they can be very affordable. Consider:

  • Nappy bags or pram bags
  • A baby bath or bath time toys
  • Teether toys
  • Baby carriers, wraps or slings
  • Nursing pillows
  • Baby bouncer
  • Baby monitors


Gifts from the Heart

Let’s face it; baby shower gifts are as much a joy to give as they are to receive. Shopping for adorable gifts like swaddles, booties, and gift sets will have you enamoured. Show love, gratitude and admiration for your recipient with a beautiful token that will remind you both of this special moment in time.

Gifts to treat new parents

Why not think outside the box and bring a gift for the expectant parents? Your mum-to-be no doubt deserves a pamper gift before Bub’s arrival. A beautiful gift box of goodies will let Mum know you are thinking of her health and well-being. Think along the lines of:

  • Bath salts
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Massage oil
  • Birth care kit
  • Body wash

Baby shower gifts for a girl

If it’s a baby girl on the way, we have plenty of great gifts to pique her curiosity and engage her senses. Remember, you don’t necessarily need to give a newborn gift; you might choose a 6-12 month old, a 1-2 year old or a 2-3 year old gift. Once all the newborn gifts become redundant, your fantastic gift will emerge and shine.


Baby shower gifts for a boy

If it’s a bouncing baby boy, choose from an exciting range of gifts to harness his energy and test his creativity. Activity gyms, puzzles and ride-on toys will keep him occupied for hours. If the little one is born near Christmas, you might choose a festive gift for under the tree.


Gender-neutral gifts

Often we don't know the gender until the baby arrives, so a unisex gift is necessary. Gender-neutral gifts are generally the best way to go, as they are appreciated by any child regardless of gender identity.

Find fantastic gender-neutral gifts for under $50, like:

  • Unisex baby clothes like bodysuits and onesies
  • Soft toys like giraffes and Koala
  • Books - including hide-and-seek board books



Source excellent unisex gifts for under $100, like:

  • Luxury printed swaddles in organic cotton
  • Tea Sets ready for their first tea party
  • Learning kits that encourage cognitive growth

Discover premium unisex gifts for under $200, like:

  • Activity mats that provide hours of sensory fun
  • Beautifully crafted premium night lights
  • Change mats that function as a portable change station

Buying the perfect baby shower gift

Purchasing a thoughtful gift for a newborn baby needn’t be a cause for stress. Gifts like a giraffe comforter, a tow-along elephant or a koala rattle have the seal of approval from all newborns. Visit our newborn gifting section for loads of baby-approved inspiration.

Functionality is key

Parents always appreciate functional gifts, and they will likely see the most daily use. If you are prepared to gift a big-ticket item, then a pram or stroller, a car seat or a baby carrier makes a generous gift. For a budget-friendly functional gift, consider baby essentials like silicone bottles, soothers, pacifiers, or bibs.

Your style of gifting

Every gift is unique because it shows your appreciation, consideration and affection for the receiver. What kind of gift do you love to give? A baby shower is a perfect opportunity to express your style of gifting. A new baby gift can be:

  • Functional and practical
  • Sentimental
  • Educational
  • Fun and stimulating
  • Stylish
  • Heartfelt

No matter what your style or budget, we have an extensive range of fabulous gifts for you to choose from in our online gifting section.

Consider the life cycle of your gift

Baby shower presents should last the test of time. Metro Baby carries only high-quality, well-crafted baby products renowned for long-lasting appeal and durability. We make a considered decision on which items to stock and proudly offer an extensive range of eco-friendly products.

If in doubt, keep it neutral

You can’t go wrong with neutrals for a baby. Whether you are purchasing clothing, bedding, soft toys or playtime toys, choosing natural fibres in soft tones is a wise idea. Parents love a natural nursery aesthetic and a soothing colour palette that’s cohesive with the rest of the home. Choose cotton, linen and wood for an organic look and feel that parents will appreciate. Pastel colours, soft tonal grey and pure whites feel calm and relaxing.

Our top baby shower gift ideas for 2023

Need more great gift ideas? If you have several baby showers coming up in 2023, then it’s best to start thinking ahead. Browse these popular gift options and head to our gifting section for more great ideas.

Under $50

Under $100

Under $200

Over $200

Dont forget, spend over $99 to receive free Australia-wide delivery*

*Some exclusions apply. See full delivery details.


What are some good baby shower gifts?

Beautiful gift ideas range from baby gear to bath items, clothes, activity gyms, play mats, blankets, books, nightlights, toys and more. If you want to keep it easy, a Metro Baby gift voucher is a generous way to ensure Mum can choose exactly what she wants.

What is the most popular baby shower gift?

Baby toys, clothing, and gift cards are some of the most popular items we love to give at a shower. Shop our gift section for a vast range of gift ideas pre-approved by Aussie mums. Remember, you don’t necessarily need to buy a newborn gift. You might choose a gift for when the baby gets older or a beautiful pamper gift for the new mum.