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His parents will love you forever!
Finding a gift for new parents and their bundle of joy is usually as simple as visiting their baby registry and selecting a practical item that you know they need. But what happens when the parents don't have a gift registry, or you're looking to give them a unique present that feels a bit more personalized? That's when choosing the perfect baby gift can be a little more complicated.
Of course, you want to make sure that whatever gift you're purchasing is going to be enjoyed by both the parents and the baby, but you also want to make sure your present is age appropriate (or, at the very least, it's something baby can grow into). Our expert gift-giving advice is to shop for a few smaller, more affordable gifts to give instead of one big-ticket item. This way, you can make sure you cover all your bases: You can choose a fun or unusual item, a practical item, and an item that's specifically for the parents, too. An added bonus of this approach is that even if mom or dad already have one of the items, it won't ruin the whole gift. (Just be sure to include the gift receipts!)
If you're shopping for a baby boy in particular and you're not sure where to start, here are dozens of parent-approved ideas to get you started, from luxury gift sets to practical items you can buy on Amazon. Looking for more gift ideas for newborns and their parents? Check out our favorite gifts for expecting moms, the best gifts for baby girls, and the best toys for 1-year-olds.
Don't know what to do with those hundreds of photos of your favorite baby boy on your phone? Create a wonderful collage of his first year that parents can hang in the nursery.
Destined to be a classic, this children's book, full of whimsical illustrations and lyrical narration, inspires little ones to grow up to be loving, kind, adventurous, and bold.
This incredibly helpful 3-in-1 diaper bag offers an on-the-go changing station as well, meaning it'll be an incredibly practical addition to any new parent's baby gear assortment.
It's never too early to start rooting for the home team. These incredibly realistic-looking crochet baseball hats keep Baby's head warm and make for the cutest photos. (If you don't see your team's hat available, you can contact the designer to make a special request.)
As well as being totally adorable, this personal ball pit's many features (like crinkly feet, squeakers, rings, and holes to push balls through) are designed to nurture early childhood development.
Until he and his teeny feet are ready for big boy shoes, get him these charming six-pack of socks that come in a variety of styles, from sneakers to boat shoes to cowboy boots.
This woodland-themed blanket can be personalized based on the name of Baby Boy, and the fun patterns would be perfect for nursery with outdoorsy decor.
If you really want to spoil that new baby boy in your life, get them these luxurious baby booties, which are available in a variety of shades (including navy blue, if you want to go a traditional route).
Embrace the "Baby Shark" phenomenon (which is, somehow, still going strong after all these years) by gifting him this adorable shark-themed bath set, complete with hooded towel, bath mitt, and spa slippers.
This absolutely adorable newborn gift gives you the option to personalize the item based on Baby Boy's name, making it feel extra thoughtful. Plus, it's fairly affordable, too!
If you're hoping to gift a Baby Boy a more sustainable, non-plastic type of toy, blocks are a great choice. You can customize these blocks with fun images and letters, too, which makes them feel a little more personalized.
You can't go wrong with an adorable stuffed animal, and this cotton floppy bunny is the perfect pick for newborn boys.
For a bundle that includes a little bit of everything, get this newborn essentials gift set, which comes with a blanket, hat, scratch mittens, booties, and a bib, all made with breathable cotton.
Parents will flip for this precious embroidered romper and knotted hat set, which comes in three different sizes and is designed with Baby's comfort in mind.
There's arguably nothing as cute as tiny baby shoes — except, maybe, tiny crocheted baby shoes, especially those that are made to look like tiny Nikes.
Sure, most babies probably have a pacifier clip by the time they're a few weeks old... but do they have a personalized pacifier clip?
This incredibly sweet notebook allows the parents of Baby Boy to write him letters throughout his childhood or infancy. Not only is this a meaningful gift for his parents, but it'll be something he can cherish in adulthood as well.
With this personalized name puzzle, Baby scores a toy, a cute piece of nursery decor, and a jumpstart on learning how to spell his own name.
It doesn't get much cuter than this pilot-themed baby outfit, complete with crocheted scarf and hat. It would be particularly fun if one of Baby Boy's parents is a pilot or plane enthusiast.
While Aquaphor's classic healing ointment is already a go-to for moms, the brand also offers a special line of products formulated for babies. This hypoallergenic gift set comes with diaper rash cream, wash and shampoo, water wipes, and healing ointment.
For a baby that's out of this world, this customizable fleece blanket is the perfect way to document his milestones.
This personalized brush and comb set is both practical and fun. You can also mix and match which items you include in the set to make sure you're giving Baby and his parents exactly what they need.
It'll be a while before Baby can ask Alexa for today's weather, but in the meantime, parents can set up this kid-friendly Echo Dot to dim the nursery lights, play white noise or bedtime lullabies.
Parents can never have enough baby socks (after all, newborns don't really have much use for real shoes), and these have the added bonus of being pretty funny, too.
This rattle looks surprisingly like a dumbbell, making it a toy that will entertain Baby as much as it will entertain his parents.
If you're shopping for a baby who's going to be someone's little brother, this frame would be a sweet gift that they (and their parents) will appreciate for years to come.
The plush texture and hanging toys on this activity seat will keep baby boys amused for hours, while the multi-purpose tray allows it to double as the perfect spot for snack time.
This absolutely adorable blanket/wrap combo would be perfect for a newborn baby boy, especially if they happen to live somewhere where it'll be cold for their first few months of life.
For expectant parents who are also Marvel enthusiasts, it doesn't get much better than this 5-pack of themed onesies.
If Baby's parents are getting him christened, then you can help him remember the special moment with a personalized block, which is crafted from solid maple wood and finished with beeswax.
This stylish yet classic sleepsuit is made of a blend of bamboo and organic cotton, designed to be both breathable and warm. Plus, the zip-up feature makes late-night diaper changes quick and seamless.
This charming handmade mobile would look good in any baby boy's room that has shades of green or brown, or has outdoors-y elements worked into the decor.
This little red wagon that babies can push all around the house doubles as a cute storage container for toys and stuffed animals.
Made with soft silicone and a natural beechwood ring, this pretty teether can help soothe achy gums and is perfect for little hands.
Parents who love to fish will appreciate this five-piece playset that encourages their little one to take up their favorite pastime.
Three words: Tiny. Baby-sized. Loafers.
These colorful bandanas instantly jazz up a plain white onesie (and give parents a break from having to clean up his constant steam of drool).
The cotton fibers of these pajamas are embedded with micro-capsules containing natural skin-soothing ingredients, like avocado oil and vitamin E. They're great for babies suffering from eczema, but also safe for babies who could simply use a little pampering.
This developmental toy uses light, music, and movement to encourage your baby to crawl. The toy can be set to move in a circular pattern and won't stray far from beginner crawlers, or set to move in a random pattern to challenge advanced crawlers to chase after it.
This fabric trunk and organizer can corral laundry, clothes, stuffed animals, toys, or any other supplies you want hidden and neatly tucked away. Babies tend to accumulate a lot of stuff quickly, so this gift will make any parent's day.
Perfect for tummy time, this cozy puppy play mat gives little ones a soft and secure place to hang out.
Featuring a variety of dangling toys, this all-natural play gym is easy to assemble, easy to store, and ideal for hours of open-ended play.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a sweeter gift than this calming sounds lamb toy, which attached right to a crib and features an array of soothing sound options, including rain, river sounds, wind sounds, or ocean surf. Cutest white noise machine ever.
If you want to get Baby a nightlight, then look no further than this pretty snow globe, which lights up, blows snow, and plays Brahm's "Lullaby" — and as a bonus, you can even get it personalized.
Any baby will look oh-so-precious wrapped up in this hooded elephant bath towel, which is made with a soft velour and cotton terry combination.