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Buying baby shower gifts—especially when you're not a parent yourself—can be a little daunting. What are the must-have products for all parents? What are the hot-ticket items in maternity or paternity land? What should be avoided at all costs? What's more—many baby products these days are more practical than they are chic—which can be a deal breaker for that ultra-stylish friend or relative.
To make your next baby shower a little less stressful, we rounded up nine gifts that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. These must-have products are not only aesthetically pleasing but practical too; many of them have received rave reviews. Best of all, there's a little something for every budget—so you're guaranteed to find the right gift whether you're looking to spend $900 or only $10. From the best strollers and bibs a year-long diaper subscription, these baby shower gift ideas are guaranteed to please.
Every bub needs a few bibs to soak up foods, spills, drools, and baby burps—but few options are as chic as these indigo shibori numbers from Aden + Anais.
A monthly diaper subscription is possibly the most practical gift you could give a parent-to-be. Best of all, they're eco-friendly and all natural. Just choose the number of months based on your budget.
Dad of the Year Nate Berkus came out with an exclusive baby line for Target a few months ago, and we love everything—particularly this newborn set that's extra soft and breathable.
Like a Magic Bullet for baby foods, this comes complete with a two-blend food processor and date-dial storage cups so you can keep track of food freshness even when you're running on no sleep.
For the parent on the go, this Baby Jogger stroller has received almost flawless reviews, so you know it's a surefire crowd-pleasure.
Every child needs a copy of Peter Rabbit books—so why not get one early on? This is a timeless classic that will be enjoyed for years to come.
For the décor-obsessed parent-to-be, there are no chicer mobiles than the vintage-style ones from RH Baby & Child.
Erbaviva's certified organic products for a birth mom and her bub are made with essential oils like lavender, mandarin, and sandalwood. Buy the belly butter for Mom or the baby cream for the little one (or both).
This next-generation baby monitor syncs with your phone to keep a watchful eye on your little one at any time of day or night. It comes complete with night vision and a voice recorder, so you can record and play lullabies or bedtime stories from wherever, whenever.
And now, this is the 2017 way celebrities are doing baby showers.