For the first time of my life, I had friends that were pregnant and they weren't finding out the gender of the baby - and then there were TWO couples stressing me out! I LOVE picking out practical baby gifts for friends (I've written about the best baby gifts under $30 in the past) but all of a sudden I realized how hard it was to pick gender neutral baby gifts. I literally spent hours searching through swaddle patterns, bottle colors, footie pajamas, etc. trying to find gifts that I felt were both useful and would be perfect no matter the baby's gender. SO, I decided to make the task easier for you. I scoured my favorite baby site, The Baby Cubby (you may remember them from my toddler learning post), for the perfect gender neutral gifts and put them all in one place for you.
Warning- nothing on this list is clothes. I generally avoid clothes for baby gifts unless I 100% know a couple's style. Especially when buying gender neutral gifts, clothes are risky. Everything on this list is stuff that I either own or can 100% recommend so any mom would find these gifts useful!
1. Swaddle Blankets
You literally can't have too many muslin swaddles as a mom. They can be used as blankets, swaddles, burp clothes, picnic blankets, carseat covers, and makeshift dresses in an emergency! Baby Cubby carries a few brands of swaddles but The Little Unicorn ones that I have from them are my favorites - I own the Bamboo Deluxe Swaddle in Surf Spray and the Cotton Swaddle in Taupe Cross. Below are all of the swaddles on their website that I would qualify as gender neutral.
2. Bath and Baby Care Products
Most bath and baby care items qualify as gender neutral, however these are the brands that I own and would highly recommend. This Puj Flyte sink tub has been my dream baby tub, and I was so happy to finally get it for this new baby! This is the tub I recommend to every new mom.
I'm always hesitant to gift bottles or anything for breastfeeding because you never know what the mom will end up doing despite her original intentions. I would hate for a gift to go to waste. However, I wouldn't be nervous gifting the green colored Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottles as I feel they are the best on the market and the green is gender neutral. Even if mom only uses a bottle a few times, these would be my go to. Or, one of these Covered Good Nursing Covers that Baby Cubby sells. Even if mom doesn't nurse, she can still use this as a carseat or high chair cover. I have one in Rose Quartz and one in Black Stripes. Burp rags and simple bibs are always good options as well - I like this one and this one for gender neutral gifts.
Not every baby will use a pacifier, but I love to give them as gifts because if baby does want them mom will want some on hand RIGHT AWAY rather than having to run to the store for some! You can't go wrong with any of the Orthodontic Rubber soothers from Ecopiggy or a Wubbanub. This Ecopiggy brand is all natural and just beautifully made. I also got this neutral colored leather pacifier clip for a gender neutral gift because it went so beautifully with the Ecopiggy pacifier.
Here are some other things that the Baby Cubby carries that would make great gender neutral baby shower gift. I can personally vouch for every brand on this list.
This Eco Teether from Ecopiggy (pictured below) is my favorite teether and would make any mom happy.
I hope you were able to find some ideas that will help you buy great gender neutral gifts. Make sure your baby gifts don't get re-gifted or tossed aside but are products that the mother will find useful in their new stage of life!
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