The Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide

There are so many books and websites out there telling you which are the safest infant car seats, the activity center least likely to fall apart after three uses, or the brand of diaper wipes containing the least parabens. Instead, we've asked our editors for the coolest stuff out there and ended up with these 100 incredible picks of must-haves and totally-wants. Some are new, some are classics, but we hope all are the things that new moms really, really hope they'll be getting this year.

This is our 2009 Gift Guide. Looking for our 2011 Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide? Check out the new guide for more great baby gift ideas, and new discount codes for 2011!

bamboo jungle mobile

$68 at Sonny Boutique

CMPUGG for 15% off

personalized snapsuit

$32 at little uni

mother stork's
baby book

$135 at Kistner Supply

c 2009 onesie

$22 at Mitetees

aden and anais
muslin swaddlers

$44/3 at Bean NY

coolbaby for 15% off

peter rabbit gift set
$65.99 at
bookworm baskets

cmp20 for 20% off

100% organic hat
$20 from farmer kids

cherry spoon and bowl
$23.99 at Palumba

coolmom09 for 5% off

hot pink rocking chair
$54 at childish clothing

spa baby european tub

$44.99 at spa baby

pregnancy countdown kit
$70 at Mama Mio

COOLMOM for $10 off

little twig bath set
$18.50 at mason and matisse

MP15 for 15% off

The Goodfather CD-ROM
($29.95 at Amazon)

Dad Survival Kit
($110 at Diaper Dude)

Big Dude/Little Dude t-shirt set
($42 at Starlooks Boutique)

Proud Papa pin set
($15 at the Baby Gardner)

ida pearle
alphabet cards

$44 from the artist

maternity lingerie set

$195 at Agent Provocateur

washcloths 10-pack
$10 at kate quinn organics

baby silk liquid powder
$22 at md moms

CMP10 for 10% off

mr. t onesie
$18 from Bambina Mia

CMP10 in notes to seller for 10% off

onesie of the
month club

$290 at Babesta

CMP09 for 10% off clothing

alphabet book

$44.95 at Sweet Arts Design

CMP for 10% off

peas and carrots
pacifier clip

$14 at binklink

jenny krauss
fair trade doll

$26 at spoon sisters

CMPSPOON for 15% off

blessed nest organic nursing pillow
$89 at hazel wood children

COOL for 15% off

personalized stainless feeding spoon
$20 from lisa leonard design

babyshower for 15% off

nursery style book
$19.95 at serena + lily

CMP20 for 20% off baby bedding and baby gifts

personalized baby layette
$54 at tiny sprouts

uggcmp for 5% off

While they might be a bit pricier than the regular stuff, when you buy organic, you're getting less chemicals, irritants, and yucky stuff for your baby whose systems and bodies can be extremely sensitive. Plus in the long run, it's just way better for the planet.

yoga pants in
every color

$16 at new for baby

cmp for 15% off

peace sign stroller tote

$120 at dante beatrix

coolmom20 for 20% off by rebate

animal rattles from blabla
$16 at Oompa Toys

bpa free pacifier
$8.95 at Zoe B organics

"chosen" adoption tee
$25 at tiny revolutionary

BSG09 for 15% off

rookie moms handbook
$11.66 at Amazon

rolephants mobile

$27.99 at Kangarooboo

CMPU10 for 10% off non-sale items

nesting blocks

$19.50 at modern seed

little lamb baby rattle

$28 at the baby gardner

BGSHWR for 10% off

personalized brag books
$62 at tiny mcsmall

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Sweater by Kit allen

Gallop! a Scanimation Picture Book by Rufus Butler Seder

Yummy, Yucky
by Leslie Patricelli

Olivia by Ian Falconer

wipes case
$30 at made by angie

CMP20 for 20% off

sneaker socks set
$26 at psychobaby

coolmom10 for 10% off

organic monkey towel
$36 at the pajama squid

CMP-UBSGG09 for 5% off

jeeto surf canvas
$79 at arte bebe

ABSHOWER for 10% off

fair trade veja shoes
from $34 at
nonchalant mom

itsabelly guide to going green with baby
$17.95 at Amazon

sterling half locket
$190 from the fine art
of family

front carrier cover
$34+ at my little roo

CMP for 15% off

city diaper tote
$258 at rosie pope

COOLMOM for 20% off

babysitter notes
$8 from tiny tales

CMPSHOWER for $3 off


sage baby

cooler choices

naturally trendy


growth chart
$16 at rag and bone bindery

$90 at blue sky rocket

CMPUBS for 10% off

missoni knit sling
$64 at bronwen handcrafted

mom+baby exercise dvd
$14.95 at chicks n chickens

adiri natural nurser

$12.99 at babies r us

medela freestyle handsfree pump
$349.95 at amazon

babysitting gift certificate
varies from sitter city

COOLMOM for 10% off

mother goose bookplates
5/$4 at boy girl party

eco-friendly cielo crib
$1180 at q collection junior

CMP for 15% off orders over $100

bib and burp cloth set

$20 at modern baby

kimono nursing top

$115 at isabella oliver

wrist rattle
$15 at Timberdoodles Designs

organic french fleece moses basket
$199 at tiny mcsmall

mei tai carrier

$125 at baby bisou

rugby sleepsac
$64 at sir hayes

wipes warmer

changing table

pacifier sterilizer

white cashmere romper

cd collection of heavy metal songs rearranged as lullabies, aka "muzak."

glass baby bottle
$11.99 at cooler choices

CMPUGG for 20% off non-sale items (excludes diapers)

rock n roll bath toys
$17 at flying peas

beaba babycook
$159.99 at amazon

play ottoman
$118 at mason and matisse

MP15 for 15% off

kids rocker
$149 at spot on square

CMP10 for 10% off

lambskin hat
$71 at hazelwood children

COOL for 15% off

organic crib mattress
$349 at Until Kara

20% refund - email

baby DVD
$19.95 at sparkabilities

COOLMOM for 10% off

boon bath toy storage
$35.99 at kangarooboo

CMPU10 for 10% off non-sale items

baby briefcase organizer
$26.95 at chittypulga

CMP2009 for 10% off

cariboo bassinet

$382 at sparkability

baby of mine
memory book

$20 at Amazon
When it comes to the nursery, you really don't need a theme. Pick two colors you love or find inspiration in a wonderful painting, poster, or baby antique and use that as your jumping off point. You may find you become less tired of the room if you're working around a color or an era, plus it'll also transition better to a toddler room.

entirely custom crib set
from $330 at javis-davis

Mention CMP for 10% off

baby daze organizer
$19.95 at amazon

humpty who? book/cd
$10 at Amazon

i love my
moms/dads snapsuit

$24 at wry baby

year of the ox
keepsake box

$38 from tree by kerri lee

20% refund with code CMP

babymoon package
from $735/night
at St Regis Monarch Beach

baby bjorn potty chair

$27.95 at amazon

animal alphabet poster

$40 from decoylab

COOLMOM15 in notes to seller for 15% off

subscription to
brain, child

$19.95 at brainchildmag

Donate to a 529 plan or program like U Promise

Chip in on a postpartum doula or housecleaning service

Create a meal registry with
 meal baby

Arrange an ongoing donation to family's favorite charity.

personalized baby blanket
from $39 at fill in the blankie

CMP10 for 10% off

little girl print
$24 from sarah jane studios

CMP in notes to seller for 10% off

luxury knit qi-pao shirt
$75 from shokay

toy box
$350 at mod mom furniture

CMP in notes to seller for 10% off

studio tote
$89 at Skip Hop

denim diaper pouch
$40 from hedvig bourbon

20% refund with code coolmom09

mom necklace
from $370 at heather moore

chill baby dvd
$8.99 at amazon

crocheted baby booties
$30 at mahar dry goods

CMPSHOWER for 10% off

organic maple teether
$17 from little alouette

coolmompicks5 in notes to seller for 5% off

crochet music bunny
$49 at tiny mcsmall

all natural nursery spray
$8.95 from sweetgrass farm

97358 for 20% off

dad messenger
$98 from diaper dude

15cmp09 for 15% off
When a new baby comes along, it's a nice idea to try and remember the big siblings who might already be feeling a little conflicted about the new creature touching their toys.
Big sibling/little sibling tees
from Huddy Buddy ($24 and up.)
Big sister/brother tees
from Resa Design (from $12).
Big Sisters Rock tee
from Babesta ($20).

pastel toys giraffe
$19.96 at the silly wagon

CoolMom09 for 10% off

kimono one piece
$34 from lucky wang

mary and lil l.a.m.b. concert tee
$34 at crib rock couture

CR30CMP for 20% off

memory foam plush pad
$29.95 at ah goo baby

CMP10 for 10% off

svan bouncer
$119 at shop genes

newbie for 10% off (exceptions apply)

plant a tree
in a baby's name

varies through the arbor
day foundation

All discount codes are good through 12/31/09, whoo!

All picks are entirely determined by our editorial staff;
there has been no compensation in exchange for reviews.

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