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The Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas Guaranteed to Make You the Cool Aunt

From luxurious linen baby carriers to nourishing organic skincare, here are the best baby shower gift ideas in Australia that will blow your bestie away.

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What do teeny tiny humans actually need? Well, truth be told, as long as they're warm and well-fed, that's all they really require in those early newborn days. 

But that's where you come into the equation. As an adoring aunt/bestie/godmother, you get to spoil the baby with cool gifts. But you're probably wondering what is a thoughtful baby shower gift idea for your expectant friend. From luxurious linen baby carriers to nourishing organic skincare, we've rounded up a definitive edit of the best baby shower gift ideas that are guaranteed to give you immediate cool aunt status.

Full disclaimer, we know that in 2023 the concept of 'girl gifts' and 'boy gifts' is extremely fluid, that's why all of these presents would work well for any baby — no matter their gender. 

Best Unisex Baby Shower Gifts

Love To Dream

Love To Dream Swaddle Up Designer 1.0 Tog Safari Family, Love To Dream, $49.95


Exclusive to Baby Bunting, Love To Dream's award-winning swaddles are now available in a range of designer prints. Trusted by millions of parents worldwide, it's sure to be a winning gift for any new parent, with the Swaddle Up designed to keep little ones comfortable and secure for a better night's sleep. 

The unique Arms Up design replicates baby's behaviour in the womb, allowing the natural "arms up" position and freeing them to place their hands to the mouth for true Self Soothing. 

The exclusive prints come in adorable "safari family" and "zoo-time" designs. Another favourite among new parents, the luxuriously soft and sustainably sourced LENZING ECOVERO range is also available - our pick is this too-cute-for-words "alphabet soup" design. 

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Pure Baby

Savanna Rib Zip Growsuit, Pure Baby, $39.95

Anything from Pure Baby is always a welcome gift thanks to its unbeatable quality and extreme cuteness. This Savanna Rib Zip Growsuit is perfect for fast growers so that their leg length isn't restricted by built-in feet.

It features a fun animal-themed print, a two-way zip and a safety fold for quick and easy dressing. It's made from soft organic cotton with elastane for a stretchy, breathable fit.

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OLLIE, Calming Play, Babybee, $229.99

We love this understated yet stylish playmat from Babybee, which will keep little ones entertained without compromising on the aesthetic of your home. Crafted from a soft linen-cotton blend fabric, with five toys to engage bub's developing mind, this luxuriously large space is guaranteed to spark joy... while parents can attempt to sip their coffee in peace for a few minutes! 

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MAISON de SABRÈ Resilon Nylon Tote, $279

A stylish baby bag? Yes, they do exist. Designed for on-the-go parenting, the near-indestructible MAISON de SABRÈ Resilon Nylon Tote is water, stain and knock-resistant. A must-have for a new mum, the bag also has extra-wide, ultra-plush leather shoulder straps for enhanced comfort and eight compartments so everything baby needs has a place.

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Sand Baby Carrier, Sia Baby

Sand Baby Carrier, Sia baby, $429

If you're thinking of organising a group present, a quality baby carrier is an ideal newborn baby gift. Mum-run Australian small business, Sia baby, has a dreamy range of luxurious linen carriers that are not only functional with multiple ergonomic wearing positions, a baby bottle holder, pockets for baby essentials and a privacy hood, but they're also fashionable.

When so many of the baby contraptions out there are ugly and daggy, we love the fact that a Sia baby carrier will elevate a mum or dad's ensemble, all the while bub can snooze peacefully on them.

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Willow by the Sea

Willow by the Sea, from $37

There's a reason why the organic skincare line Willow by the Sea, which is run by Aussie parents Corina and Luke Ryan, has quickly gained a cult following. Their products have been crafted using only certified organic ingredients and are simply lush. 

From their nourishing Bottom Balm, which is super gentle on your little one's skin, to their Baby Oil, which is rich with vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, it protects baby’s skin, while soft notes of lavender and mandarin help calm and settle bub after bath — both their baby range and products for mum make for truly special baby shower gifts.  

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Santi the Sloth

Santi the Sloth, $169

Santi the Sloth is the world's first programmable sleep companion, designed to promote sleep while adapting with children as they grow and develop. There is not much Santi can't do! Not only does it make for a snuggly all-in-one plush companion, but it also has a Bluetooth speaker, night light, safe teether ring, and a number of smart sensors customisable using the companion mobile app.

Santi can be used to play bub music as they fall asleep or entertain them in the pram, think of it as their little bestie! As per Red Nose's guidelines, it's recommended comforters be introduced from around six months old. 

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Newborn Starter Bundle, Mooki

Newborn Starter Bundle, Mooki, from $24.95

However you end up feeding your baby, it's always a good idea to have some amazing bottles on hand. Mooki's Newborn Starter Bundle is great for babies trying out their first bottle. ‘The One' baby bottle is specially designed to provide complete comfort and convenience for bubs and their parents.

The Anti Colic Teat system lets babies feed continuously without the discomfort of feeling gassy and unsettled, while the naturally soft teat looks and feels just like a nipple. They also offer a 30-day latch guarantee, meaning if bub doesn't take to the bottle, you can get a full refund. 

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Ookkie Skateboard (Image Credit:

Ookkie Skateboard, $179.95

Calling all baby shred lords! A fun and exciting way for kids to get around while bonding with their parents, the Ookkie Skateboard helps develop balance, coordination, core strength, and self-confidence. The clever four-in-one design means kids are empowered to progress to the next level up and eventually, they'll be skating all by themselves. 

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Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet, $1399

Another game-changing present? The Snoo, aka the gift of sleep. When it comes to sleep, every baby has different needs but parents swear by this bassinet. Designed by Dr. Harvey Karp, the Snoo uses sensors in the mattress and knows when you're baby is crying and can attempt to resettle them back to sleep. It's like your very own night nurse! We also love the fact baby is swaddled perfectly with the Snoo snacks and safely clipped in on their back meaning they can't roll over.

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Loved People Love People

Loved People Love People by Jessica Vander Leahy and Heymil, $27.01 

A timeless book that teaches our little ones about diversity, inclusion, body positivity, and self-acceptance. Beautifully written in a sing-song rhyme that’s made for those nights when you just need to read your babe to sleep.

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Air Max SC Infant, Nike

Air Max SC Infant, Nike, $59.95

Another purchase new parents are definitely not going to splurge on are boujiee shoes for their babe. Are they ridiculous? Absolutely. But will they be the cutest thing to ever adorn their feet? You bet. So just do it. 

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Eco Baby Hamper, Little Kisses

Eco Baby Hamper, Little Kisses, $230

Little Kisses are renowned for their divine baby bundles and the Eco Baby Hamper is packed with luxurious goodies to really spoil the baby. Featuring gender-neutral, sustainable, eco-safe and organic products for taking very special care of a little one. 

The hamper includes the iconic Sophie the Giraffe Teether (if you know, you know),  Little Bamboo Muslin Washers, al.ive Organic Hair & Body Wash. al.ive Organic Nappy Balm, an ergoPouch Layer Romper in grey marle, a Dove & Dovelet Wooden Brush & Comb Set and a Jaclyn & Matisse Wood & Brace Bell Toy Rattle. Swoon! 

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Best Personalised Baby Gifts

The Birth Poster

The Birth Poster

This is a personalised newborn baby gift that's guaranteed to get the tears flowing and makes for the most precious keepsake. All you have to do is provide The Birth Poster with the baby’s birth details (name, birth date, birth weight, and birth length), then you pick one of their stunning illustration styles which will be scaled proportionally to match the child’s exact birth length. Can someone pass us the tissues already? Hang it in their nursery and marvel at how mini they once were. 

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Customised Blanket, Thread the Word

For a super cute newborn baby gift, why not customise a blanket with the baby's name on it? Thread The Word gives you full creative control and lets you choose from a huge selection of colours, patterns, and designs.

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Little Dreamer Journal

Little Dreamer Baby Journal in Sage, from $59

The first year of parenthood goes by in a blur but for the more sentimentally-inclined new parent, don’t let them forget a thing with this beautiful journal created to capture all the milestones and memories of the first 12 months.

Starting from an extra $10, you can get the baby's initials or full name monogrammed on the front too, which makes for a really unique newborn baby gift. 

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Best Baby Shower Gifts for Boys

Kip&CO X Ken Done Tropical Fish Bamboo Swaddle, $39 

Kip&CO X Ken Done Tropical Fish Bamboo Swaddle, $39 

Blue, but make it 2023! Kip&Co has teamed up with the iconic Aussie artist Ken Done to create a bright and beautiful range of goodies and this tropical fish print wrap is our top pick. Not only an instant dopamine hit of joy, but it's also the ultimate multi-use baby item (use it as a swaddle, a peek-a-boo sheet, a shade cloth for the pram... the list is endless). 

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Wooden Activity Walker, Nuage Interiors

Wooden Activity Walker, Nuage Interiors, $149

A beautiful quality wooden walker and busy board that will grow with your baby, helping them transition from crawling to walking. The chic, minimalist design means it will slot right into any space, causing no clutter.  

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Polka-Dot Onesie in Blue, By Billie

Polka-Dot Onesie in Blue, By Billie, $25

By Billie are the masters of adorable baby shower gift ideas and you can't go wrong with a super soft onesie that's made from 100% organic cotton. Bonus point for the easy-to-use snap-crotch buttons for nappy changes. 

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Badge Of Sport Jogger Set, Adidas

Badge Of Sport Jogger Set, Adidas, $60

We're sorry, but there is nothing cuter than a wee one rocking a tracksuit set and this Adidas number from The Iconic is beyond. 

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Best Baby Shower Gifts for Girls

Peachy Keen Daisy Lani Romper, Goldie + Ace

Peachy Keen Daisy Lani Romper, Goldie + Ace, $69.95

Parents won’t go out of their way to buy fancy outfits for their baby, fact. But that’s where you come into the equation. As the doting aunt/bestie/fairy godmother, it’s your duty to buy beautiful ensembles for special occasions. And Goldie + Ace always comes through with the goods. We cannot handle this floral romper with frilled detailing, made for warmer days.  

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SWADDLE UP Original 1.0 TOG - Babies in Dusty Pink, Love to Dream

SWADDLE UP Original 1.0 TOG - Babies in Dusty Pink, Love to Dream, $44.95

Ask any experienced parent and they won’t hesitate to tell you that the Love to Dream swaddles are the GOATs of the swaddle world. Their award-winning design, which allows bub to sleep with arms up, means more sleep all round. 

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Princesses Wear Sneakers

Evonne Goolagong Little People, BIG DREAMS, by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Lisa Koesterke, $18.25

Books, glorious books, are always a good baby shower gift idea because as any parent will tell you, you can never have too many! And this powerful tale of Australian tennis hero, Evonne Goolagong, chronicles how she overcame adversity to become a tennis champion. It's an uplifting and empowering story, plus the hardcover and gorgeous illustrations make it a special addition to bub's book collection that will be read for years to come. 

Pro tip: pen a personalised message to the new family on the inside of the book, it will warm their heart every time they go to read it. 

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G'DAY Aussie Kids Toddler Pink T-Shirt, Hello Kiddo

G'DAY Aussie Kids Toddler Pink T-Shirt, Hello Kiddo, $35

It's never too early to start curating the toddler wardrobe and we're obsessed with this slogan tee from the mum-run small business, Hello Kiddo. Cute is an understatement. 

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Ugg Baby Booties in Pink

Ugg Baby Booties in Pink, $39.99

Yes, yes, we know how outdated the whole ‘girls wear pink and boys wear blue’ trope is in 2023. But, would you just take a moment for these tiny baby booties in pink? Someone needs to wear them! And if you’re looking for a memorable newborn baby gift, this is it. 

Perfect to keep petite feet snug and comfortable, they’re crafted from the finest soft suede and lined with premium Australian Merino wool and are also breathable for warmer days.

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Doctor In The House, Bello

Doctor In The House, Bello, $49.99

If you're after a baby shower gift that can be used down the track, this wooden doctor's kit is a fantastic buy. Role-playing is a great way to spark children's imagination and there's no better game than doctors. 

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Now you've shopped your way through the best baby shower gift ideas, why not sort mum out next and take a look at our edit of the best gifts for new mums? Then take a look at our list of the best online sales that are on right now.

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