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Let’s be real: Anyone can buy a pre-selected baby monitor or 6-pack of onesies off a registry before heading to a baby shower. But going off registry for something that’ll make a sentimental statement the parents-to-be won’t soon forget? Well, that takes a little extra thought.
Personalized baby gifts are a great choice if you’re looking for a touching keepsake that’ll stick around long after that baby’s out of diapers. And while there are TONS of adorable options that pop up when you Google, lucky for you, we’ve scoured the Web for cute-as-a-button custom gift ideas you can give at the shower or even after the baby arrives.
1. PipsyShop Baby Month Milestone Blanket
If the mom-to-be is giving up the baby’s name ahead of time, these milestone blankets are an adorable way for parents to keep track of what their bundle is doing during each month of their first year.
2. Finch and Cotter Custom Star Map Poster
These star maps are everywhere! Let your friends know that once their little one arrives, you’re going to gift it with the night sky on the day it was born.
3. Uncommon Goods Personalized Storybook Pillow
Adorable, customizable and great for any nursery, this pillow is a truly unique way to welcome a new baby.
4. Cedar House Keepsakes Personalized Baby Name Art
It’s never too early to teach the little one to be proud of where he or she came from! This custom nursery print will start them off with some home state pride, right from Day 1.
5. Personalized USB Flash Drive Card
It’s 2018, people. Ain’t nobody got time to print out pictures for a baby book. Parents can upload their baby’s pics to this stylish flash drive whether they want to show off their kiddo when they’re at work or visiting relatives, or just want to designate a safe space to store images outside of their camera roll.
6. Jenni Bick Leatherbound Baby Book
Have a journal-er on your hands? This gorgeous book is a great gift for writing down every adorable little detail or first memory a parent wants to remember later. Get this One-of-a-Kind Leather Journal from Jenni Bick and then check out her tutorial here to see how you can turn it into a memory book!
7. Starbucks Kids Stainless Cup
If you’ve got a Starbucks-obsessed friend (who doesn’t have at least one?), get her little one a cup the barista can fill with milk one day while Mom gets her grande Mocha Frap. It’s definitely a gift for the future, since she’ll have to hang on to it until baby is big enough to handle sippy cups, but it’ll definitely be good for a few laughs at the shower — and come in handy later.
8. Suzy Shoppe Personalized 3D Lullaby Song Hearts
This custom Etsy shop lets you choose a song and have it turned into a work of art with tiny paper heart prints. Choose one you know is near and dear to the parents’ hearts for an extra-special touch.
9. Milestone Baby Cards
Parents will love commemorating special moments in their baby’s life with these adorable milestone cards. (And they’ll probably love posting the pictures on Facebook too, so be prepared.)
10. Rustic Tribal Arrows & Coordinates Wall Print
Arrows are a super trendy addition to any modern nursery. These longitude and latitude prints are completely customizable for baby’s birthplace once they arrive.
11. Savor’s Baby Keepsake Box
This is keepsake box is great for keeping all of baby’s special trinkets forever. First haircut, first tooth … all the goodies!
12. Grace Personalized — Your Baby’s Heartbeat Necklace
This thoughtful gift would have to be given by someone super close to the mom-to-be (maybe even a push present from Dad!), but it’s definitely worth it. Using a snippet of the baby’s heart monitor, which can be printed at the hospital, this custom Etsy shop can immortalize those first moments of life forever in a gorgeous piece Mom will literally cherish.
13. Personalized Wooden Clocks
These whimsical clocks are available in the most adorable artwork options to match any nursery, and can by customized to add names and dates.
14. Custom Family Portrait
Once mom and dad start sharing pictures of their precious bundle (or even before), you can send photos to this talented illustrator to create an original, hand-cut portrait of the new fam.
15. Monogrammed Baby Bandana Bib Set
If you haven’t seen the coolest babies in town rocking these bandanas yet, you’re missing out. Order a custom one with the little one’s initials after he or she arrives for a sweet gift they’ll get a lot of use out of.
16. Real Vinyl Baby Album
This customizable photo album comes with a real vinyl record on the cover. Who’s the coolest kid on the block now?
17. Baby Name Sign
Hand cut, wooden name signs are a great way to add style to a nursery, whether they’re hung on a wall or placed on a book shelf.
18. Baby’s First Baseball Cap
If Mom or Dad is a big-time baseball fan, these adorable initial caps are the perfect for their future star shortstop!
19. Custom Baby Shampoo
These specially-formulated infant shampoo and body washes contain organic plant oils that are gentle enough for a baby’s skin and hair. And they’re adorable to boot!
Ditch the standard registry swag and opt for something cute and custom when it’s time to celebrate the new baby in your life. Happy gifting!