Gender Neutral Newborn Gift Ideas for Baby Shower


Whether you’re attending a baby shower or throwing one, gifts for the little bundle of joy are an important part of the celebration. However, in India, it is illegal to find out the gender, leaving guests and parents-to-be in a dilemma about what to get. We’ve got you some of the best newborn gifts idea that works for both, your little prince or princess!

newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

Here are a few gender neutral gift ideas

#1. Swaddles

Ask any new parent and they’ll tell you that swaddles are an absolute essential for the first 3 months of a baby’s life. This versatile piece of cloth is used for so many tasks that you can never have enough of them, making them one of the best newborn gifts EVER! From actually swaddling your baby to using them as makeshift diaper sheets and dohars, they have many uses. Get gender-neutral prints like little giraffes or storks and you got yourself a good newborn gift idea for the little one.
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

#2. Onesies

The good thing about newborns is that their dressing in the initial months is quite gender-neutral. At this age, they mostly live in onesies and given all the spitting up and peeing, they go through onesies like there is no tomorrow. And so they make for a great infant gift idea! Onesie gift packs are easily available, and you can get these for the little bundle as a baby shower gift. Just steer clear of the pinks and they’re a great neutral newborn gift option.
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

#3. Books & Flashcards

The advantages of books & flashcards for infants re well documented. By reading to your little one for just 15 minutes a day, you can expose them to millions of words over a year. Also, since their vision is still blurry and they’re unable to see colour in the early months, black and white flashcards offer great stimulation for their minds. These gifts are not just gender-neutral but also good for their development, making them a very good newborn gift idea. You can pick from a wide variety of classics and your gift might just make it to the baby’s favorite nighttime read!
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

#4. Diaper subscription

Ok, you can laugh about this, but trust us, there is nothing new parents need more than this. And it comes as gender-neutral as possible! Babies go through diapers like crazy, so imagine if you have two of them. A diaper subscription is a great gift for newborn twins, as they’re needed all the time, are fairly expensive and with 2 babies, they’re bound to be in short supply always. It may not be the most memorable choice for the little one, but you’ll certainly have thankful parents.
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

#5. Car Seats

This is an essential item for all newborns and a great infant gift idea. Most parents today bring back their little ones home from the hospital in a car seat and use it for all travel thereon. So you know it’s a gift they will use to the fullest. Also, this item of baby gear is fairly standard and in basic color so its not impacted by the gender of the child.
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

#5. Rattles

Rattles are the baby’s first toys and they absolutely love them. From learning to pick them up and exploring them with their mouths, babies love their rattles, making it one of the best gifts for newborns. Choose from a variety of non-toxic wooden rattles or fun acrylic ones and give a bunch as an adorable baby shower gift.
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

#6. Stem Cell Banking

What’s a better gift to give a baby than that of health? If you’re a group of people looking to gift together, get the new parents a stem cell banking package so they can offer health and protection to their little one for decades to come. With this technology gain in advances, most parents now opt for storing stem cells. And by making that your baby shower gift, you’re helping the new parents take care of a big expense. It may sound unique but it makes for an excellent newborn gift idea.
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

#7. Charity

Many new parents insist on a no-gifts policy for their celebration. If you still want to give the little one something, contribute to a charity in their name. The infant will be showered with blessings and someone in need will get help. And it simply couldn’t get better than that! Contributing to charity is most certainly among the best newborn gifts one can choose!
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newborn gift ideas
newborn gift ideas

These are some of the best newborn gift ideas if you don’t know the gender of the baby.


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Tanvi Saraf

Tanvi Saraf is a writer, editor and traveller who's recently moved to the south. Having worked with the country's leading publications, including Marie Claire, India Today, Harper's Bazaar Bride and L'officiel, she now heads marketing for WeddingWishlist.com & CherryTin.com. Her life's philosophy and choices are guided by her motto, "Enjoy it. Because it's happening", and with both our websites, she's all set to bring the joy back to gifting.

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