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15 Genius DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas New Parents Love [2023]

Updated May 8, 2023

Are you look for budget-friendly DIY baby shower gift ideas?

Picking out a baby shower gift is always such a struggle, especially when it’s for first-time parents!


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With that in mind, we managed to come up with a list of 15 amazing DIY baby shower gifts that new parents will love.

Whether it’s for the baby, mom or dad, or everyone all at once, we think that these DIY gifts will make any new parents happy!


DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas 


15 Genius DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas 


1. Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Diaper Cake Gift – Crafting Cheerfully

While these two words generally shouldn’t be mixed, diaper cakes are actually a wonderful way to combine a couple of baby shower gifts into a wonderful centerpiece for a baby shower!

If it wasn’t obvious, they’re primarily made up of diapers! Don’t let that fool you though, you can mix in plenty of other baby-friendly items.

We loved this one so much that we just had to include it!



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2. Baby Bathtub Diaper Cake – Baby Savers

Another adorable diaper cake, this Baby Bathtub Diaper Cake is so cute!

With some fluffed-up cotton serving as mock bubbles and a couple of rubber duckies, you can’t go wrong with this lovely gift.

If you just can’t decide on a specific thing to buy, this works great for a combo gift!

This is a gift the mom-to-be will appreciate when it comes time for the baby’s first bath at home.





3. How to Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece – Our Best Bites

While more of a general tutorial, this one is great if you don’t have a specific theme in mind!

Decorate it however you like, towels and clothes work very well as simple decoration.

Can’t think of anything in particular? This one is for you.



4. Onesie Cupcake Baby Shower Gift – The Nerd’s Wife

We absolutely loved this idea, these onesie cupcakes are an absolutely adorable way to package baby clothes!

While helping with colorful designs, these cupcakes look great regardless!

If you’re looking for a simple gift idea that still looks amazing look no further than this one!

We love these rolled-up onesie cupcakes! Not only is this an adorable gift, but it also makes grabbing a clean onesie after a diaper change a snap.




5. Cutest Clothesline Baby Shower Gift – Polka Dot Chair

Another cute clothing-related gift, this one incorporates clotheslines for a lovely decoration while also displaying all the clothes!

It stores perfectly in a box and all you have to do is pull the line out and pass it around the table!

If you intend to purchase a large mix of clothes, you won’t regret this one.




6. Stuffed Fabric Turtles With Pattern Pieces – Make it & Love it

These adorable Stuffed Fabric Turtles are such a perfect gift idea!

The first one on this list that is more decoration and toy than anything else, these turtles are simple and so cute.





7. Beverage Carrier Baby Gift Tote – Positively Splendid

This amazing recycled craft using a beverage carrier is a great way to spice up your baby shower gift!

It works great for towels, folded-up clothes, baby lotions, and bottles.

Easy to decorate however you prefer, this one fits any theme.




8. Burp Cloth Tutorial For the Beginner Sewist – Thinking Closet

If you’re looking for something handmade and simple instead, these burp cloths are lovely!

Any design is possible since you get to choose the fabric, and they don’t take much work at all.

Give it a little personalized flair and it’s a sure hit!

You can never have too many burp cloths!





9. Little Birdie Wall Hangings Plus Free Template – Make It & Love It

A simple, cute, and stylish room decoration that isn’t hard at all, these Little Birdie Wall Hangings are lovely!

The included template makes things so easy, give it a try even if it isn’t for a baby shower!





10. Funny Baby Shower Gift – Daddy Doody Duty Kit – A Girl and a Glue Gun

It’s no secret that getting new fathers to do their share of the dirtier side of parenting can be difficult, that’s why we love this kit!

Some simple, even if perhaps little dramatic items are a great gift to help them get over some of those worries!

We love the tongs and nose plug!

Great funny gift for a dad-to-be.




11. Adorable Baby Gift Basket – Fantabulosity

This cute baby gift basket is a convenient, adorable way to package up a simple baby starter kit!

Stock it up with a nice variety of items and you’ll be all set for a lovely baby shower gift set.

Perfect for the new mom to use as a diaper caddy!




12. Newborn Onesie – “Birth. Nailed It.” – That’s What Che Said

This adorable onesie is pretty straight to the point!

The ultimate goal is a healthy baby, so there’s no harm in celebrating that!





13. DIY Baby Wash and Shampoo – The Things We’ll Make

Another great DIY option, this DIY Baby Wash and Shampoo is a touching, personal gift that will surely be loved.

A gentle easy shampoo and body wash are a must when you have a baby, and these are thankfully not too hard to make!





14. Easy DIY Baby Blankets – That’s What Che Said

Yet another great DIY craft gift, these baby blankets are super easy and leave so much room for different designs!

You can change the fabric, color, designs and so much more!

A lovely personal gift that really shows you care, these simple blankets are a great choice.





15. DIY Baby Gym Tutorial With Free Printables – Craftaholics Anonymous

The last wonderful gift on this list is this amazing DIY Baby Gym!

If you’re looking for something that’s relatively simple but will go a long way in keeping a baby entertained and happy, you’ll find it with this one!

You can hang a few different things from the bar so it’s super customizable, even if we love the original!




Final Thoughts

Whether you want to make something yourself or just throw together a cute mix of gifts, we hope you found this list helpful!

Regardless of what you choose, we know that these gifts will be appreciated and loved.

We included great choices for high and low budgets, those with plenty of free time and those with none.

If you end up using any of the ideas on the list, we hope you share them with friends and family who may also be looking for a lovely baby shower gift!



  • Doug Penta MD OB/GYN

    Dr. Doug Penta, MD - Co-Founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions Dr. Doug Penta, is a seasoned Obstetrician and Gynecologist with over 38 years of practice, co-founded Maternity Comfort Solutions to provide evidence-based pregnancy and parenting information. A Boston University alum and former Clinical Professor at Harvard, his articles on Maternity Comfort Solutions offer expectant mothers invaluable nutritional insights.

  • Sue Winters RN

    Sue Winters, RN - Co-Founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions Sue combines 20 years of nursing with a rich background in early childhood education. Co-founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions, her articles provide creative toddler activities and practical tips on pregnancy nutrition and baby shower planning, embodying her commitment to supporting families through early parenthood.

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