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25 Unique Gifts for Gender Reveal Parties
When you’ve been invited to a gender reveal party, you’ll likely wonder if you need to bring a gift, and there are two basic opinions about this. Some etiquette specialists say that unless the party is also a baby shower, you shouldn’t feel obligated to bring the hostess a gift. Still others say that it’s a good idea to bring a gift just out of courtesy. If you do decide to bring a gift, you’ll have tons of choices available to you because just as with a baby shower, there are a lot of unique gift ideas out there that will thrill the hostess. Below are some suggestions that are certain to make the hostess happy.
When you’re looking at the best gender reveal gifts available today, this type of gift is bound to pop up. It’s a box that’s available in many different colors and contains miniature drawers of different sizes, vertical files, envelopes, and so much more. It’s a lot less work than a baby book and comes with tons of labels so that everything is well organized and easy to find when you need it. There are even initial stickers to make the box more personalized, as well as a custom-dyed look and a sturdiness that allows it to last for many years to come.
At a price of just below $11, this is a gift you can buy without breaking the bank. It is the perfect way for the parents-to-be to keep baby’s footprint pictures, toys, silver cups, favorite pacifiers, locks of hair, and lots of other things that parents keep to commemorate baby’s first few years.
Babies need lots of receiving blankets, so if you get a neutral-colored set of two to four blankets, it will be much appreciated. Receiving blankets are super smooth and soft and are made out of 100% cotton. Most of them are roughly 28” x 28” in size, and they are very comfortable on baby’s skin. When you’re looking for the perfect gift for a gender reveal party, you’ll have to go with a neutral color, but considering that new moms can go through several receiving blankets a day, they will never be wasted.
Receiving blankets are also very inexpensive. You can usually get a set of four for around $7 to $8, making them affordable for everyone. They are the perfect baby gift for parents-to-be because they are made to last and will likely be used every single day.
Maternity clothes? Sure, why not? After all, moms-to-be always get tired of their maternity clothes toward the end of their pregnancies. They don’t feel like going out and buying more maternity clothes themselves at that point, yet they still need them. This is where you come in! If you purchase a simple maternity shirt in any color, it will be greatly appreciated. The best part is not only do maternity clothes come in all sizes, designs, and colors, but they are usually inexpensive as well.
Most basic maternity tops are priced at under $20, so this is not a terribly expensive gift to give. Nevertheless, they are the perfect gift because they are much needed, stylish, and super
Parents-to-be are often too busy and/or tired to cook dinner every night, so bringing them a gift card for a nice restaurant will be the perfect gift for them. The best part is that you can get these gift cards for almost any restaurant you can think of, from the best fast-food restaurant to the fanciest restaurant and everything in between! You can also get them in any dollar amount you want them to be, so this definitely does not have to be an expensive gift.
If you’re not sure what they like to eat or you know that they’re picky eaters, you can try giving them just a Visa or MasterCard gift card. That way, they can spend the money on something they truly need, and they will definitely appreciate the gesture.
We all know how fast babies go through diapers, which is why a pack of diapers will never be unwanted or unappreciated by parents-to-be. Consider buying a size bigger than newborn diapers, since they’ll probably get plenty of those. A pack of size 1 diapers usually costs around $25, so again, this is not an expensive gift to give to someone. And since a pack of diapers usually lasts about a week, this will save the parents some money and will last a long time.
You can also get all of the sizes in cases, which means that there are more diapers in there than the regular-sized packs. They come in dozens of cute designs, including a Mickey Mouse design. They are made better fitting and more absorbing than ever before, which makes them the perfect gift for any parent-to-be
These 80% cotton socks are made super comfortable and have cute sayings on them that mom will appreciate; for example, “I’m growing a tiny human, what have you done today?” You can also get specialized compression socks that are not only comfortable, but also give pregnant moms the extra support they need and help their circulation at the same time. Whatever type you choose, pregnant mothers will appreciate them because their feet always need special attention during that nine-month period.
Best of all, these socks are inexpensive, usually costing under $20 a pair. They come in various designs and colors, but they all have one thing in common — they are comfortable for all moms-to-be.
7. Snack Box
Pregnant moms usually stay in the hospital for a few days, and they’ll be hungry above all else, so why not give them a box of snacks that they can take to the hospital with them? These snack boxes usually contain 40 to 45 different types of snacks and cost around $20 to $25, making them perfect for any parent-to-be. This is also a great gift because it’s one that no one else is likely to think of. They don’t have to eat the snacks just at the hospital, either. The box can be used for those late-night cravings that moms-to-be are so familiar with!
Most of these boxes also contain various types of snacks, including cookies, chips, granola bars, and many others.
You certainly don’t have to know the gender of the baby to buy one of these! They come in black and white, and the contrast helps baby’s eyesight develop faster. They are adorable and usually cost around $25 to $30, and they are specially made for babies up to six months of age. Most of them are designed with animals or shapes while others have sharp-looking lines or circles, but black and white are perfect for baby’s eyes, so this is both an educational and a fun item to buy for a reveal.
There are lots of companies that make this type of mobile so they shouldn’t be difficult to find, especially if you look online.
Babies in utero can hear music, so these headphones for baby bumps help babies hear sounds and music while they’re still in the womb. This usually starts at about 20 weeks into the pregnancy, so you have a long time to serenade your baby with the perfect music. All you do is plug in the headphones to a smartphone or other device that lets you hear sounds, then place the headphones themselves on the mother’s belly. Most also come with adhesive strips to keep the headphones on so that the experience is hands-free.
This type of headphones can be a little pricey at around $35 to $40. Still, they are a great gift for parents-to-be and one that they’ll certainly be able to enjoy for a very long time.
10. Baby Car Mirrors
Gender reveal gift ideas can be for the baby or the parents, and this one is perfect for moms who want to see their babies even when they’re in the back seat of the vehicle. The mirrors attach easily to the car’s seat and allow the person who’s driving to see what the baby is doing at all times, making this a very convenient gift to purchase. You can usually get them for around $20, and they can be installed and removed quickly and easily. They are also sturdy, usually being made of something such as acrylic or a similar material and therefore lasting for a very long time.
This is yet another gift that most people won’t think to get for the parents-to-be, but it is certainly a gift that they will get a lot of use out of throughout the years.
11. Mom and Dad Mugs
This is an easy gift to find if you look online, especially if you go to a gift shop that specializes in unique gifts. Most will say “Mom” or “Dad” on them along with the year as well, and a set of matching mugs is something all parents-to-be will appreciate. With most reveal party gifts going to the baby, the parents will be especially appreciative to receive something just for them. Even better, mugs are something everyone can use, so they will certainly never just sit in a cupboard and collect dust!
Mom and Dad mugs can be purchased for less than $20 for the set, so you certainly won’t have to break the bank just to get this terrific gift for the parents-to-be.
Okay, these might be a little more expensive than other gifts, although you can certainly find some that are reasonably priced. But if the hostess is a close friend, you won’t hesitate to get a nice gift for her. Pregnancy is hard on the legs and feet, so imagine how the hostess will react when you give her a foot massager! Some of these machines allow for soaking in water, while others are just massaging machines. Regardless of which one you choose, she will get a lot of use out of it even after the baby is born.
Foot massagers come in lots of different price ranges, and while some of them cost several hundred dollars, others are well below $100. If you choose this gift, make sure that you shop around so you can find something affordable.
The best gifts for gender reveal parties are gifts that will help the mom-to-be treasure that very first year of baby’s life. A milestone blanket is neutral in color, soft, and allows you to capture a picture of baby month after month so that you can see how much he or she has grown from one photograph until the next. They are usually around 50” x 40” in size and therefore easily accommodate babies of all sizes. They are machine washable as well, which means that if baby spits up on it, you simply throw it into the washing machine to get it clean.
Once again, this is an inexpensive gift because most of these blankets are in the $20 to $25 range, meaning that they are affordable for everyone.
Moms-to-be will need a lot of onesies, and you can help out by buying onesies in white or other neutral colors and decorating them yourself. All you have to do is buy some pens specially made for clothing items and decorate them yourself. Another suggestion is to buy one of those iron-on decorative patches and iron it onto the onesie. However you decide to decorate the onesies, another good thing about this idea is that white onesies tend to be very inexpensive, which means that you can buy a set of them and go to town with your designing skills!
You can often buy a set of five onesies for around $10, and since this is a personalized and homemade gift, your hostess will definitely appreciate it.
These stickers are bright and colorful. They help document all 40 weeks of the pregnancy, and even the first few months of the baby’s life. You get a sticker for each week, and there are so many stickers in the set that the mom-to-be will be able to document all of the important happenings in a very fun way. Since you won’t know the gender of the child until the reveal party, you can simply buy the set of stickers in neutral colors, especially since the stickers have so many colors on them anyway.
The hostess is certain to love these adorable stickers, and she can put them anywhere she likes. Many of them are made as belly stickers, but mom can place them anywhere else if that’s what she wants to do. A set of 36 large stickers usually costs around $15, so they are very reasonably priced as well as a lot of fun.
This gift box is made specially for moms-to-be who are in their second trimester, and it is usually filled with items such as body butter, a sonogram frame, bath soaks, a sleep mask, and other mom-pampering items that she’ll love. The second trimester is when moms really start to feel pregnant, and they will truly appreciate the chance to get pampered before the baby arrives. The box is safe and neutral-colored. Even though they can cost around $50, if the hostess is a close friend of yours, you won’t mind spending that kind of money on her.
If the parents-to-be want to write letters to their child during the pregnancy and even beyond, this is a great journal to give them. Entitled “Letters to my Child,” it is beautifully decorated and contains not only lots of pages to write things down, but also room to keep things such as hospital armbands, baby’s first tooth, special photographs, and so much more. Most of them contain 150 to 200 pages, so the parents-to-be have a lot of room to document how they are feeling each month of the pregnancy and once the baby is born.
These journals come in lots of different designs, sizes, and price ranges, but lots of places sell them so they should be very easy to find.
If you’re just not sure what to buy for a reveal party, try a gift for mom that has lavender in it. Lavender is incredibly relaxing and calming. Whether it’s lotion, bath oil, bubble bath, or anything else for that matter, it provides the mom-to-be with a great way to relax and pamper herself before the big day comes. Tons of gift sets with lavender products exist, and many of them are in the $20 to $25 range, which makes them very affordable. If you want to give her something truly unique, get some fresh lavender plants and put them in a vase. They’ll do a great job making her feel good and will last longer than you might think.
19. Couples’ Massage Gift Certificate
After the first trimester, moms-to-be can get massages, but since Dad can be stressed, too, why not give the couple a gift certificate for a couples’ massage? These are easy to find because most massage spas offer them. If you wait until the right time and shop around some, you can usually get them at a discount. You can choose massages that last from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, so regardless of your budget, finding gift certificates for couples’ massages is not difficult at all.
And what’s even better, since these massages are designed just for couples, the massage therapists will know just what to do to make sure that both partners get the treatment and the pampering that they deserve.
20. Baby Diaper Cake
While these can be a bit expensive, you can save yourself some money. Buy a diaper cake kit, then make your own. This saves money because you can purchase diapers on sale and because with the cakes already made up and decorated, part of the money you’re paying is going to the labor costs. Plus, if you make it yourself, you can put only the items that you consider important into the cake, making it very personalized. And you don’t have to put just diapers in the cake. You can also attach baby spoons and other tiny baby items for the hostess to appreciate.
If you choose a diaper cake kit, you can get one for around $20 and put the items in there yourself. All the way around, making a diaper cake yourself is the least-expensive way to choose this item for your hostess.
Moms-to-be have to stay hydrated, so if you get her a really fancy water bottle, which she probably would never buy for herself, she will be super appreciative. Many water bottles even come with a water filter in them to keep the water clear of any type of impurities, and while they may cost a little more than other water bottles, they are certainly worth it. A 32-ounce water bottle with filter can cost around $35, but this is one gift that any mom-to-be is sure to appreciate because she’ll be able to use it long after the baby is born.
When shopping for water bottles, make sure that you get one that is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe so that it is both safe and convenient for mom to use.
For this gift, you can choose either t-shirts for mom and dad, or a set of three t-shirts for mom, dad, and baby. Many of them are gray or black in color and will therefore suit both boys and girls, and many of the designs on the shirts are quite creative. In fact, regardless of mom’s or dad’s favorite hobby or interest, you can usually find t-shirts that can show it off. Since t-shirts are usually reasonably priced, it won’t cost you a lot of money to buy them.
You can find the shirts at t-shirt shops or even online, and even if you purchase a set of three shirts, it’ll usually cost under $45. This is also a fun gift that the parents-to-be can use over and over again for a very long time.
Dad’s toolbox is usually filled with hammers, nails, nuts and bolts, and lots of other manly things, but this one for the dad-to-be is a bit different. Buy him an empty toolbox that he’ll be able to use for a very long time and instead of filling it with tools, fill it up with baby washcloths, baby lotion, tiny hairbrushes, hand sanitizer, and anything else tiny, cute, and baby- or safety-related. You can visit a baby store or discount store and get lots of travel-sized items for the toolbox. After all of the items are used up, Dad can use it as an actual toolbox.
Even better, empty toolboxes come in all sizes and colors and can cost as little as $15 to $20, making this a gift that he’ll use over and over again without you having to go overboard on the price.
24. Gifts Related to Parents’ Hobbies
Gifts considered unique can be related to the parents’ hobbies. For instance, if they love going to rock concerts, give the baby a tiny set of ear plugs. If they love to paint, buy a baby-sized apron and decorate it. Just learn what the parents love to do and buy something in a miniature size so that the baby can enjoy the hobby just as much as Mom and Dad do. This is a very inexpensive gift that both parents will adore, and it will put smiles on their faces right away.
If you don’t know what the parents’ hobbies and interests are, either ask them or choose something a little more generic in nature. If you use your noggin, you can easily come up with something that will work perfectly regardless of who the parents are.
If you look in stores such as Amazon and others, you can easily find matching Mommy and Daddy keychains that have the birth year on them and usually are a little on the fancy side. Some have little charms on them and others have fancy fonts, but they all commemorate the occasion and can make Mom and Dad happy for many years to come. Even better, these sets are very inexpensive, sometimes costing as little as $7 for both keychains. Keychains are something everyone needs, and the parents-to-be will certainly appreciate this useful and thoughtful gift.
As you can see, reveal party gifts don’t have to be just for the baby. In fact, parents need some pampering during pregnancy as well, so getting them gifts that help them feel better both physically and emotionally is always a great idea. Other than these 25 gifts, you can easily find others if you look online. For the most part, you do not have to spend a lot of money on the gift for it to be something that they will appreciate. If you choose a personalized or DIY gift, parents usually appreciate it even more, and thanks to Pinterest and other websites, you can easily come up with the perfect idea if you put in a little effort.