Shopping for a new baby is tons of fun, but keep in mind that baby gifts and shower gifts aren’t just for newborns and infants — they’re mainly for parents. Chances are a baby will enjoy whatever is put in their hands, so it’s important for any gift to pass a parents’ test as well, or else your present will just end up turning into nursery clutter.
Is someone in your life welcoming a baby boy? The best baby boy gifts in 2022 tend to be both personal and practical (not to mention durable!), and if you’re not finding any inspiration on their baby registry, then we have some ideas to get you started.
For unique baby boy gifts they’ll love (and what parents really need), choose something that’s built to last.
These items stand up to the rough treatment of them by the baby and the washing and cleaning needed afterwards, so they will last through the toddler gift stage.
If you can’t find the items below in a color scheme or pattern that you think your giftee will like, then be sure to check out our parenting experts’ recommendations for baby girl gifts or gender-neutral gifts as well. And then you just sit back and let the compliments roll in — until it’s time to start looking for gifts for 1-year-olds.
A baby will be kept amused for hours with this teether elephant toy, which is filled with textures, patterns and sounds that little hands will love exploring. As a bonus, this toy even clips right onto a stroller, car seat, or infant carrier.
This backpack doesn’t scream “diaper bag,” but it’s got all the pockets parents needs to keep organized, plus straps that attach to the stroller. And while it may be more for parents than for babies, a baby will definitely appreciate how organized it makes Mom and Dad.
There are few things babies do better than droll, so this three-pack of organic cotton baby bandana bibs aren’t just stylish — they’re also so necessary for saving a baby’s outfit.
When it comes time to go outside, it’s way easier to slip on a pair of baby booties than try to wrangle a newborn into baby shoes. Plus, Zutano booties snap closed, so the baby won’t be able to pull them off again (at least not as easily). These come in lots of colors and even some holiday prints.
Time to hit the gym, baby! These humorous baby toys are meant to look like gym staples, like a clacker that looks like a dumbbell, a “protein shake” that jingles, a kettlebell rattle, and headband to complete the look. If the parents aren’t gym-goers, you can also try the Taco Tuesday, Work From Home or On-the-Go Breakfast sets, which feature similarly funny baby toys in the shape of adult things.