Tiny toes, chunky cheeks, a lifetime of love—there are so many little miracles to celebrate when there’s news of a baby on the way. But what do you give to mark such a momentous occasion? Picking just the right gift can be tricky. To help, we’ve put together a list of meaningful keepsakes for your next baby shower or baby sprinkle. Each is an opportunity to create and preserve memories and enjoy the wonders of parenthood for years to come.
1. Life Notes
This gift is one of Oprah’s Favorite Things and we think it will be a favorite of your loved ones too! Inside this foil-stamped box are 20 themed notes to share life lessons with a child. Record wishes for a little one on topics such as love, friendship, family, and change. Each note is like a little piece of a parent’s heart they get to preserve (and in their own handwriting). Parents can give the completed collection to their child as a priceless gift for a birthday, graduation, or even wedding day.
2. In This Moment…
Amidst the big milestones—from first tooth to first steps—there are countless tiny moments that can easily get lost in the flurry of life. This keepsake journal is a place to capture everyday parenting joys. Record little quirks that make you laugh or reflections from late nights in the nursery. The open format makes it simple to write whenever the mood strikes and archive family memories over many years.
3. What You Do Matters
Featuring the three books in the New York Times bestselling What Do You Do With… book series, this collection is an inspiring addition to a children’s library. The beautiful foil-stamped box includes What Do You Do With an Idea?, What Do You Do With a Problem?, and What Do You Do With a Chance? —and lots of powerful lessons to support a child for a lifetime.
4. Just One Me
Help a parent reassure a child about a new baby’s arrival. This adorable kit includes a rhyming activity book filled with prompts for talking with a soon-to-be older sibling about the changes to come. It’s a wonderful way to encourage that special bonding time between parent and child before their family expands. Plus, it includes a supersoft koala plush to offer a child comfort.
5. Year By Year
Featured on The O List: Wellness Edition, this elegant keepsake invites parents to write reflections from every year of their little one’s childhood. It includes heartwarming illustrations, sweet quotes, and 18 years of age-appropriate prompts. Parents can fill out the pages as an annual tradition on their child’s birthday, then gift the keepsake on graduation day to celebrate the person they have become.
6. Always and Forever
Celebrate the unique road that led a parent and child to one another. Always and Forever is a place to record an adoption journey, from first wishes to grow a family to the first year shared together. Fitting for adoptions of both infant and older children, this gift is a special way to honor the emotions and milestones and remind a child how deeply wanted they are.
7. You Belong Here
Bedtime stories create beautiful bonding moments between parent and child. Build a child’s library with this award-winning book. Featuring adorable illustrations of animal families, each page reassures a child they are right where they belong. It’s a heartwarming gift to celebrate new babies and adoptive families alike. Pair it with the companion Bunny Plush to add an extra special touch.
To find more ways to celebrate a growing family, explore our kids & baby gifts.