Happy Buys: The best gifts for babies and new parents

From the perfectly practical to the wonderfully whimsical, we’ve got just the right gift for your next baby shower.

Many expecting parents get showered in thoughtful gifts, but as they quickly discover, not all baby gifts are created equal. Some of them rarely get used, and others are just plain useless. We’ve taken the guesswork out of gift-giving at your next baby shower by curating a list of guaranteed winners that both parents and tiny ones love.

From gifts that help babies sleep and eat to gifts that save parents’ time — and backs — the Amazon Pay merchants below offer one-stop shopping for the best-in-shower presents. With options spanning the range from practical to joyful, we’ll help you find just the right thing to put a smile on their faces. And absolutely none of them will wind up unopened in the back of a closet.

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Dream Weighted Sleep Sack | Dream Land Baby

Designed to help babies feel calm and secure, fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer, the Dream Weighted Sleep Sack is a game-changer for many new parents. What sets Dreamland Baby’s weighted sleep sacks and blankets apart is a proprietary technology called CoverCalm, which ensures even weight distribution from the little one’s shoulders to toes. Available in sizes ranging from 0 to 36 months, the stress-reducing sack also allows babies to safely roll, sit, or stand, and there’s a bottom zipper for easy diaper changes.

Tactical Baby Carrier 2.0 | Tactical Baby Gear

Tactical Baby Gear was founded by an active dad who wasn’t satisfied with the frilly, low-quality baby bags he saw on the market. They specialize in durable, practical baby carriers and diaper bags that can stand up to wear and tear — and definitely don’t come in pink. With air-mesh padded shoulder straps for even, comfortable weight distribution, the Tactical Baby Carrier 2.0 is outfitted with MOLLE webbing and a zipper pocket for easy access to necessities. Crafted in premium lightweight materials, it also comes with plenty of useful features for parents on the go, including a magnetic-fastening sunshade and machine-washable bib.

Personalized Gifts | Budsies

Few gifts are so fun and personal that you can say they actually sprung from your own mind, but that’s exactly what Budsies makes possible. Handmade to look just like what’s in your imagination, Budsies can turn practically any drawing or photo into a plush, three-dimensional custom stuffed animal. Give them a unique and fantastical treasure they can actually hug in real life, from whimsical original characters to wild doodles. Make a custom plush doll from a selfie or a photo of grandma — or turn grandpa into a custom hand puppet! From stuffed animals and pillow dolls to custom socks and face pillows, the creative options are nearly endless — and sure to spark joy.

Busy Baby Mat | Busy Baby

Invented by a mom, the Busy Baby Mat is a silicone suction placemat designed to keep everything from utensils to toys in place while babies attempt to do their favorite thing: making a mess. Made from 100% food-grade silicone, the dishwasher-safe mat comes with four suction cups and four tether straps that keep items from falling to the floor. The non-slip surface also helps keep food from sliding around, allowing children ages 4-18 months to learn to self-feed more easily. Even better, it all rolls up into a travel sleeve that fits right in your bag.

Calypso tropical fish hair bow | Free Birdees

Sometimes babies are so cute, you simply have to put a bow on them. Free Birdees makes it easy with their exclusive line of baby pajamas and matching accessories, all designed in-house by moms. Crafted from Free Birdees’ signature, velvety-soft breathable bamboo viscose, this adorable little hair bow comes in a one-of-a-kind Calypso tropical fish print that seems to make smiles even brighter.

Nuna PIPA Lite LX Infant Car Seat with Base | The Baby Cubby

For new parents, a tough, high-quality car seat is a non-negotiable essential. And if that car seat happens to be incredibly light and easy to carry, everybody wins. Weighing in at just 5.7 pounds, the Nuna PIPA Lite LX is made from high-performance materials and feather-light fabrics, including Aeroflex foam, aerospace aluminum, and a soft Merino wool Tencel lyocell blend that naturally controls moisture. It’s compatible with a long list of popular strollers, and with its steel-reinforced True Lock base, installation time is a dream at less than 5 seconds.

You’ve found the perfect gift, so now give yourself the simple pleasure of quick and seamless checkout. Just look for the Amazon Pay button when you’re ready to make your purchase, and the rest is child’s play.