Gender reveal parties can be so exciting! You get to be among the first to find out whether a new baby that will soon be welcomed into the world is a boy or a girl. However, unlike other baby showers where you know the sex of the baby beforehand, shopping for a gift for a gender reveal party can be challenging.
It seems that so many baby items are very gender specific, which can make it tough to find something that will work for either a boy or a girl. But, don’t fret! We have you covered. We’ll share 10 gifts that are perfect for a gender reveal party.
Baby silverware is a great gift to consider bringing to a gender reveal party. Silverware is a timeless gift that the new parents and their baby can treasure for many years to come. Since silverware (and other silver pieces) are not pink or blue, they make the perfect gender neutral gift. You can even add a note to your gift offering to have the set personalized with the baby’s name after he or she is born.
Toys and teethers
Toys and teethers are another safe gift for a gender reveal party. There are numerous options you can purchase that are gender neutral. Babies will need lots of teethers and will love an assortment of toys, so this could be a useful gift as well.
Encourage the parents-to-be to develop a love of reading from an early age by bringing a few books as your gift for the new baby. You can consider buying a few board books for the new baby to enjoy right away as well as a few chapter books that can be read together as a family as the baby grows older.
Goodness knows the new baby will go through a boat load of diapers regardless of whether it is a boy or a girl. Diapers are a huge expense on new parents and aren’t always given at a shower since they aren’t as ‘exciting’ as some other items. Exciting or not, they are definitely necessary, so bring a few along with your gift to the gender reveal party.
You can even spice up your gift and write a few encouraging or humorous messages to the new parents on the diapers. This can give them a laugh or the strength to make it through one more 3:00 am feeding and diaper change session.
Bath time essentials
Bath time necessities are another great gift to consider. Pamper the baby to be with a gift basket full of body wash, shampoo, lotion, diaper cream, washcloths, and hooded towels.
Even if the new mom plans to breastfeed, she will likely still need some bottles. If you can, try to find out if the new parents have a preference for the style of brand of bottles before purchasing some. Babies eat frequently and will go through a lot of bottles, especially during the first few months.
Every mom and dad will need a trusty diaper bag. A diaper bag is essential for keeping all of baby’s items organized and handy when you are on-the-go. Choose a diaper bag that is stylish and will provide plenty of space to keep everything organized for the new little boy or girl.
You may want to consider purchasing a backpack diaper bag. A backpack will make it easier for the new mom or dad to carry the diaper bag and the baby at the same time.
Some babies like to be held all the time. This can make it challenging for the new mom or dad to get anything done. A baby carrier can allow mom or dad to use their hands while still holding their baby close to them.
If the new mom is planning to breastfeed, a nursing cover is another great gift to consider bringing to a gender reveal party. Think about the mom’s favorite colors and look for a nursing cover that features those colors.
Gift for the new parents
Finally, you can always bring a gift for the new parents to enjoy. When you have a new baby at home, you spend so much time tending to the new baby that you often neglect yourself. Bring a gift that the new parents can use when they are busy with their new baby. Some ideas to consider are a restaurant gift card, a spa gift card, or healthy snacks for mom when she is breastfeeding.
As you can see, there are plenty of great gifts you can bring to a gender reveal party. The new parents will appreciate any present you bring, but even more importantly they will appreciate your presence during this special time in their lives.