There’s no better way to show support for the soon-to-be parents than a thoughtful gift. However, it can be difficult to know exactly what “classifies” as thoughtful, and more importantly, what kind of gift will truly help the couple on their journey through parenthood.
You don’t have to navigate this alone. I’ve compiled 20 creative gender reveal gift ideas that any expecting parent is sure to appreciate.
Gender Reveal Gift Ideas for the Baby
Gifts that consider the new baby’s needs — or help them explore the world around them — are sure to be winners with any parent. Check out our top, thoughtful suggestions below.
This bright-colored sensory toy features many different sounds and textures to stimulate a baby's senses. It also helps build fine motor skills, encouraging the infant to grip and shake during play.
The material doesn't retain odors, has a silky, skin-friendly feel, and is sure to withstand wear and tear. Plus, the giraffe design is adorable!
A baby book might seem underwhelming, but it's anything but that. Instead, it encourages the infant's desire to learn and explore — something that can significantly help with brain development during the early stages of life.
There are plenty of baby books out there, each unique in its own right, but the ToBe ReadyForLife book is an excellent option. It features sound effects and interactive elements, such as a peek-a-boo flap, and has a wide range of touch-and-feel textures.
The material is also soft with durable stitching. To top it off, the book even comes with a convenient handle that can be attached to a stroller or car seat.
According to recent studies, baby wraps — which keep the baby close to the mother's chest — help promote bonding, assist language development, and can reduce stress. Considering this, a baby wrap is a great gift to show you've put a lot of thought into what will support the infant's growth.
The Moby wrap is made from comfortable, stretchable fabric and will support the baby as they grow. It also helps to distribute the child's weight, making it easier on the mother's body. There are plenty of attractive designs and colors to choose from too.
Most babies begin teething at around 6 months, and the experience can be painful and stressful. However, an appropriate teething toy can help ease discomfort during this time.
The Nuby ice gel teether toy is particularly ideal. It offers a range of textures to chew on, has an easy-to-grip design, and can also be cooled to make it extra soothing on sore gums.
Why not give the parents a gift set that allows them to craft gorgeous letters to their child throughout the years? This is a thoughtful idea that keeps the long-term in mind and is something the child will look back on and treasure dearly.
This set by Lea Redmond includes 12 letters, each offering a creative prompt to get you started, such as "my wishes for you are…".
Gender Reveal Gift Ideas for Mom-To-Be
Treat the mom-to-be with these thoughtful gifts that’ll warm her heart or soothe her body.
All new moms deserve a luxurious spa day where they can relax and soothe their aching joints. While they might not be ready for a full-blown trip to the spa any time soon, you can bring the spa to their home with this cute gift set.
It features two fragrant soaps, a bath bomb, and Asian tea blossom body butter. It also comes with a gorgeous, personalized "mom" tumbler.
Babies grow up faster than we can ever imagine, so why not let the mom-to-be treasure the start of the journey with a hand and footprint keepsake? The KeaBabies set contains everything the mom needs to easily create a clay print — including letter stencils for adding the baby's name and birth date — as well as an attractive frame to display it in the home.
Postpartum can be challenging, and a skin recovery set can go a long way to help a new mom feel comfortable during this time. This kit by Palmer offers all the postpartum skincare essentials, like nursing butter, bust cream, and skin therapy oil. These products will relieve sore spots and help her skin heal. Plus, they’re also formulated with vitamin E, which can lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
A body pillow specially designed to support the expecting mother's back, knees, and neck will help her get a good night's sleep — something she'll certainly need a lot of before the new baby arrives!
The pregnancy pillow by PharMeDoc even features a detachable extension, allowing the new mom to customize the feel and shape to better suit her needs.
Gender Reveal Gift Ideas for Dad-To-Be
Dads are often forgotten about at gender reveal parties, but they, too, are going through the challenges and changes of parenthood! So show your appreciation with these great gifts.
Matching dad and baby clothing show off the family bond in the cutest way possible. This particular set also throws some humor into the mix, with the baby's bodysuit reading "adorable baby" and the dad's shirt reading: "I make adorable babies."
Obviously, this won't suit every dad's tastes, but it'll be a firm winner with those after a heartwarming laugh. Plus, the clothes are soft, easy to clean, and come in various sizes. You can customize virtually everything about them, from adding additional text, to the color and font.
A sonogram keychain will give the expectant dad a means to keep their baby close to their heart at all times, whether at work or during their travels.
We recommend the Timeless Leather Shop's sonogram keychain as it's made from high-quality materials and will last for years. It can also be engraved and has many color options. However, be aware that this isn't for a vegan couple – it's made out of genuine leather!
Soon-to-be dads deserve some pampering too. A premium shaving kit is a thoughtful and practical gift and will remind them to practice self-care during this exciting yet challenging time.
Our personal favorite is the Gentleman Jon deluxe wet shaving kit. It includes necessities like a safety razor, brush, and shave soap, but also much-appreciated
Gender Reveal Gift Ideas for the Parenting Journey
Here are some gifts that both parents will enjoy and appreciate.
The soon-to-be parents will be plagued with restless nights for months and months, so a machine that helps them get as much shut-eye as possible is sure to be appreciated.
The Big Red Rooster sleep machine plays soothing, ambient sounds, masks distracting background noises, and can help alleviate stress. It also offers the option to listen to relaxing nature sounds, like rain, summer night, and a brook. The device is portable and can be plugged in or run on AA batteries.
This is a gift that won't sit well with every parent. Sometimes, offering parenting advice, even in the form of a book, can come across as rude. But if you have firsthand experience of the parenting journey and know a book that was a total life-changer?
Giving them the same book can be a thoughtful way to show your support. One of the most raved-about parenting books is this one by Heidi Murkoff.
Nothing beats a home-cooked meal… until you've got a screaming, crying baby to focus your attention on. It's tough, and the new parents will be tired, worn out, and stressed beyond belief. Meal delivery gift cards can help make their life that little easier when the going gets tough.
Plus, giving them a delivery gift card — rather than one from a specific restaurant — gives them a range of cuisines to choose from, allowing them to easily satisfy whatever cravings they have.
Yes, matching mugs are one of the most common gifts out there, but there's a reason why they're so popular: they're downright adorable! And the Mama bear and Papa bear mug set we've included here makes things even cuter.
If you want to show off your creative flair, you don't have to go for a "typical" mug set. For example, you could gift the couple a matching travel tumbler set. The latter is a particularly thoughtful gift if the soon-to-be parents love going on adventures.
A clean, stylish space where the new parents can properly organize the not so "clean and stylish" stuff is sure to bring a smile to their faces. As the saying goes, a clean environment promotes a clean, stress-free mind.
The Lil Dandelion diaper caddy organizer can accommodate all growth sizes, has plenty of adjustable compartments, and even eight deep pockets for all your storage needs. It's also lightweight and sturdy.
Know the baby's expected due date? Then this countdown calendar by WaypostPaper is a heartwarming, thoughtful gift that will let the parents keep track and learn about their baby — each week. It includes a fact about pregnancy or the baby's developmental stage.
The calendar's design is also stylish but minimalistic, meaning it'll look right at home no matter the decor.
If you want to splurge and give the parents a long-lasting premium gift, the HSD diaper backpack could do the trick. It's durable, can hold up to 25 liters, and has several specially-designed pockets to accommodate the likes of baby wipes, pacifiers, keys, and bottles. It even has outer frame straps that can be mounted onto a stroller for convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not too familiar with gender reveal party etiquette? Here, we’ve answered some common questions to help put your concerns at ease.
Gifts aren’t typically expected at gender reveal parties. However, some gender reveal parties are combined with the baby shower, where gifts are commonly expected.
Regardless, a gift is a great gesture and helps show the soon-to-be parents you’re here to support them on their journey.
A great gift for a gender reveal party is something that shows thought and care. It could consider the parents’ needs — such as a rest sound machine or skin recovery set — or be tailored to the baby, like a teething toy.
You can even buy something to give the expectant mom a much-needed pick-me-up, such as a spa gift set.
Most gender reveal parties are held at around the 18 to 20-week mark. This is when ultrasounds typically provide an accurate reading of the baby’s sex.
This can vary, depending on the parents and their preferences. While one couple will appreciate prank gifts, another couple may view them in poor taste.
Generally, it’s best to avoid giving perishable food gifts (unless you’re fully aware of the couple’s diet) and alcohol. The new mom won’t be able to drink the alcohol until after birth, and having it there may just serve as a temptation or remind her of what she’s missing.
As a rule of thumb, you also shouldn’t give unsolicited advice, make crude jokes,