21 Funny Baby Shower Gifts That Are Actually Useful for Baby and Mom
Pastels plastered everywhere, toilet paper wrapped around the expectant mom’s belly, sniffing chocolate bars melted in diapers – baby showers are by definition inappropriate. And everyone knows the only way to combat inappropriateness is to dish out more of the same.
But if you’re getting tired of bringing the same old boring gifts to every baby shower, here are a few fresh ideas for you. The best part? No gag gifts in this list. These are all things baby and mama will NEED.
21 Funny Baby Shower Gifts That Are Actually Useful for Baby and Mom
Skip the diapers, bottles, and all those boring newborn essentials. Because these funny baby shower gifts might be slightly inappropriate, but they’re useful, too.
If you’d like to add one of those “boring” baby must haves to your gift to balance it out, check out The Newborn Must Haves That Will Make Your Baby Happy (And You, Too). And if you’d like to throw in something special just for the new mom, you’ll need this list: 36 Awesome New Mom Gifts That She’ll Actually Appreciate.
Related: The Newborn Must Haves That Will Make Your Baby Happy (And You, Too)
Toys for Baby
The new little one will need toys anyway – why not get a couple toys that double as funny baby shower gifts?
1. A Taste of Bacon†
Let baby cut her teeth on the good stuff. This bacon is guilt-free, too – BPA free, lead free, PVC free, and phthalate free.
2. A Buff Baby
If the baby’s parents are into lifting, get baby hooked on it right out of the gate with this dumbbell cleverly disguised as a baby rattle.
3. Baby’s First Video Game
Don’t worry – it’s just an adorable teether.
These funny baby shower gifts will earn a special place in the new parents’ hearts as treasures they’ll keep for years and years.
4. The Best Prop for Baby’s Birth Announcement
After the new parents take their sweet newborn announcement photo with this blanket, it can become baby’s favorite swaddling blanket, stroller cover, or breastfeeding cover-up. Plus, it’s organic.
5. The Most Realistic Baby Book
Most parents fill out the first few pages of the baby book, then lose steam and forget all about it. But those typical baby books forget the important milestones covered in this one: first curse word, first middle-of-the-night call to the doctor, first apocalyptic poop, and more.
Baby’s First Library
The new parents will get stuck reading the same kids’ books over and over again, so these funny baby shower gifts will help them stay sane.
To complement a gift of one of these kids’ books with a few less edgy titles, check out The Best Baby Board Books That Will Delight Your Baby (And You).
6. A Cautionary Tale
Every good children’s book should have a moral.
7. A Head Start
Teaching baby all about bodily functions certainly can’t hurt when it comes time for potty training. (By the way, you can’t go wrong with any of the board books by Leslie Patricelli!)
8. A Bedtime Story
Full disclosure: The new parents may not end up reading this one to their sweet babe, but sleep-deprived parents everywhere appreciate this picture book. And if this title is up your alley, you may want to pick up the companion title for when baby’s a little older, You Have to F*****g Eat.
Onesies And Other Baby Essentials
These funny baby gifts will knock off a few newborn must haves on the baby’s registry.
9. A Onesie With ‘Tude
Keep baby safe from strangers’ germs with this warning in onesie form.
10. A Manly Accessory
To complete the cowboy look for this mustache pacifier, be sure to get the next gift on the list…
11. Stylish Bibs
Every lil cowboy needs a few good bandanas.
12. A Snot Sucker
This sounds like a gag gift, but it’s actually the most useful gift on this whole list. The new parents will need a reliable way to suck the snot out of their sweet baby’s nose. Gross, yes. But when their baby can’t breathe due to snot blockage, scary will win out out over gross.
13. A Hat
This is perfect for the breastfed baby – just to mess with folks who get all bent out of shape about moms nursing in public.
14. A Halloween Costume
Pair this pacifier with a coordinating outfit, and baby will be all set for Halloween.
15. A Baby Who Knows What’s Up
For when you have a feeling that the kid will turn into a little smarty pants.
Funny Baby Shower Gifts to Make Mom’s Life Easier
These gifts may get a chuckle at the baby shower, but the new mom will thank you later.
16. A Special Kind of Massager
Get your mind out of the gutter. This is for massaging mom’s breasts when she’s got clogged ducts or she’s struggling to get over an infection.
17. The Baby Shusher
This sounds like a gimmick, but it can be incredibly useful for getting baby to sleep – and keeping baby asleep. The Baby Shusher makes a white noise sound that reminds babies of being in the womb, plus it helps block out the sound of the doorbell ringing, dogs barking, and your neighbor firing up the leaf blower.
The name may make you giggle, but if the new mom will be breastfeeding, these will be essential for soaking up leaking milk before it ruins her shirt.
19. A Bidet in a Bottle
The hospital gives you a bottle for getting clean “down there,” but you’re working against gravity with that cheap plastic bottle. This one’s actually designed to be held upside down.
Books for Mom
The new mom will be stuck in a chair feeding the baby for hours every day, so get her a funny book to keep her entertained.
20. An Activity Book
Why should kids have all the fun? This book is filled with quizzes, mazes, fill-in-the-blanks, and journaling pages to distract the new mom from pregnancy discomfort.
21. An Owner’s Manual
Who says babies don’t come with a manual? This is a funny take on a parenting book, but it actually answers most common questions new parents may have…with diagrams!
Pair one of these funny baby shower gifts with a couple newborn must haves to make her life easier, and you’ll be her best friend for life.
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Which funny baby shower gifts would you add? Share in a comment below!
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Love these finds! I especially love the “good luck with that” card:) Thanks so much for including our little S&G onesie! We are your newest follower!
Tabitha, I’m glad you enjoyed the list! I may be ordering that S&G onesie for my new little one due in May – so awesome. :-)
Some of these gifts are the greatest baby shower gifts ever. My wife is having a baby shower in a week and I hope someone gets her a pacifier with a mustache on it. I would offer to take our baby everywhere if it had a pacifier with a mustache on it.
enamel potty is pretty funny :)