A baby shower is one of the most special events in a soon-to-be mom’s life, letting them celebrate their journey to motherhood! With the birth of their baby just around the corner, it’s the perfect occasion to get friends and family together to show their love and support. Their baby shower will be a celebration they’ll never forget, which is why giving the perfect gift is so important!
While wonderful organization and planning is key to hosting the perfect baby shower, choosing a gift that’s just right makes the occasion even more special. In particular, books are fantastic gift ideas, since they can be cherished for years to come, and reading the book together is an activity both parent and baby can enjoy!
In this post, we’ll be showing you some of the best personalized baby books for you to buy for the shower, from baby record books to remember the early days, to learning board books that give babies a head start on their development! A personalized book dedicated to the little one will always be treasured, especially as they grow older.
1. Personalized Baby Record Book
Some of the most popular book choices for baby showers are baby record books! They’re great for new parents to record some of the milestone moments in their little one’s early life. As well as being a special activity for new parents to complete as their baby grows up, the book is also a sentimental gift they can treasure forever and look back on in years to come!
Our Personalized Baby Record Book is filled with hand-drawn illustrations and journal pages that let you write in their favorite bedtime story, their family tree, and even stick in their very first photo! You can keep a record of all their ‘firsts’ and unforgettable moments in their early days, making this book one that can be treasured for the rest of their life.
Books They’ll Cherish Forever
When deciding on the best books to give as baby shower gifts, you can never go wrong with timeless classic stories! Featuring popular children’s characters from over the years, these books are both collector’s items, and enjoyable storybooks. Here are some of our favorite classic books that your little one will cherish forever:
2. Peter Rabbit’s Personalized Hopping Into Life Book
Beatrix Potter’s well-loved Peter Rabbit is a timeless children’s character who has been popular among all generations! Our wonderful Peter Rabbit’s Personalized Hopping Into Life Book brings the child into the magical world of Beatrix Potter, letting them see how Peter Rabbit enjoys his life. With their name on the cover and throughout the story, the book is made especially for the little one and is a special keepsake they can treasure even as they get older.
3. Personalized Thomas the Tank Engine First Edition Book
There’s nothing like a special first edition book to make your baby shower gift stand out! Our classic Personalized Thomas the Tank Engine First Edition Book brings you the first ever published Thomas the Tank Engine story in a lovely blue cover, featuring the little one’s name on the front. There’s even the option to present the book in a pastel colored gift box! This book will take the little one right back to the beginning of Thomas, creating a gorgeous keepsake gift.
4. Personalized Disney Winnie-the-Pooh Story Book
A.A. Milne’s popular characters have entertained children for generations, transporting them to the magical Hundred Acre Wood! Our timeless Personalized Disney Winnie-the-Pooh Story Book brings the tale of Winnie the Pooh and his friends to life, featuring the baby’s name on the front cover. There’s no doubt the little one will love to follow along with Pooh and the gang as they embark on their adventure, especially when the book has been created just for them.
5. Personalized Velveteen Rabbit First Edition Book
Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit is a children’s classic and nostalgic treasure! Before the popular Disney Toy Story films hit our screens, The Velveteen Rabbit brought every child’s toys to life. This imaginative book makes a fantastic baby shower gift for parents to reminisce, and for their little one to enjoy as they get older! With a free luxury gift box and personalization, the book can be kept in the family for years as a collector’s item featuring original artwork, reminding the little one of their earliest years.
Baby Board Books
If you’re looking for some educational books to give at a baby shower, then baby board books are an ideal choice! These books are made from durable boards, which are perfect for little ones who like to bite everything in sight! They’re also a smaller size to make them easy for babies to hold on and turn the pages.
Board books are especially great for developing babies’ cognitive skills from a young age, as they are easy to follow, feature bright colors and prompt the little one to think and answer questions!
6. First Steps Alphabet Personalized Board Book
This fantastic First Steps Alphabet Personalized Board Book is great for giving the little one a head start on their learning! Featuring bright colors and large text, this board book is designed to help them practice their A, B, Cs. This book makes an ideal baby shower gift that is both enjoyable and practical, giving the little one an activity to complete with their parents!
7. First Steps Wheels on the Bus/Old Macdonald Sound Board Book
Nursery rhymes have been a part of children’s lives for hundreds of years, and are often the first songs little ones learn to sing! Our Wheels on the Bus or Old Macdonald Sound Board Book are perfect for teaching them popular rhymes they will no doubt become very familiar with throughout their childhood! When the little one gets older, they will also be able to follow along with the words on the page. Since nursery rhymes have been around for generations, bringing children joy both at home and at kindergarten, a nursery rhyme board book makes an ideal baby shower gift.
8. What Makes Me Great? or What Makes Me a Princess? Disney Board Books
Disney has always held a special place in children’s hearts and continues to enlighten and entertain little ones. These fantastic Disney board books are a great way to introduce the baby to some recognizable Disney heroes they will most likely become familiar with during their childhood and also let them reflect on why they are great!
Our What Makes Me Great? board book is designed to spark the little one’s cognitive responses, letting them discover what qualities make them and popular Disney characters great. Along with their name on the cover and hand-drawn illustrations, this book teaches children what traits a hero, and good person, should have.
Our What Makes Me a Princess? board book is perfect for children who you think will grow up to love the Disney Princesses! This book teaches kids that anyone can be a princess, they just need to know how! By asking questions and engaging in the brightly colored pages, little ones will get to kickstart their development when they know what qualities can make them a princess too
These books make ideal baby shower gifts as the baby will become acquainted with the loveable and popular Disney characters that will make their younger years special! There’s even the option to buy both books in a set if you can’t decide!
9. Personalized Peter Rabbit Birthday Surprise Board Book
Peter Rabbit makes another charming appearance, this time in a remarkable board book made especially for babies! Our Personalised Peter Rabbit Birthday Surprise Board Book takes the little one on a journey with the beloved Beatrix Potter character, prompting them with questions about the illustrations on the page! This board book is a perfect baby shower gift that engages the baby in the story and helps them learn to count, spot different things on the pages, and much more!
Create Your Own Book
Create a Baby Shower Guest Book
Another fantastic baby shower gift idea is to create your own guest book for the occasion! While many baby shower gifts focus on the arrival of the baby, creating a piece of memorabilia to remember the celebration is a lovely gift idea for the parents! The mom-to-be will always treasure their special day and be able to look back on messages from the people she got to share it with.
One way to do this is to buy a plain scrapbook at a local store, then write the name of the mom-to-be and ‘Baby Shower’ on the front along with the date of the shower. Then, on the day, you can greet guests as they arrive and get them to write loving messages to your loved one! You can also take the book home with you after the shower and stick in photographs from the day to make the book stand out even more.
Create a Baby Predicting Book
Baby showers are always filled with interesting predictions about the soon-to-be newborn, with family and friends discussing when the due date might be, how much the baby might weigh, and much more! Creating a Baby Predicting book is a funny and memorable book that will be sure to bring a smile to the mom-to-be’s face.
The best way to do this is to buy a plain scrapbook, then write “Baby Predictions” on the cover. Then, ask all the baby shower attendees what their predictions are for the baby’s birth, whether it’s the date, their weight, or even later questions, such as how old they might be when they take their first steps! They can then sign their predictions on their own page in the book, and the new mom can refer to it when the baby is born!
Create a Baby Advice Book
Some helpful tips and advice for new mothers will never go amiss! If you want to help your loved one feel as prepared as possible for giving birth and starting their new life as a mother, creating a Baby Advice Book for them is a very practical and thoughtful present.
You can gather together some useful tips and advice, then collate them together in a plain scrapbook, which you can decorate however you wish! You can make the book more personal by adding the new mother’s name and “Baby Advice Book” on the front cover. The book can be made even more special by returning to the book and adding a photo of the new mom and their baby once the little one is born!