Whether you’re welcoming a new bundle of joy or celebrating a milestone, we found some of the best-loved gifts for a baby boy. From fashion-forward drool wear to wooden activity centers for busy hands, there’s something for everyone at every price point.
Our gift guide is geared for baby boys newborn to 12 months, however, many of our choices will be well-loved long after they turn one. Chock-full of highly rated, parent-approved favorites, our picks include the very best toys, essentials and... memorabilia for gifting.
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These will be the only shoes your little man will need. They are crafted from soft, high-quality leather to protect tiny toes. Their non-slip construction ensures that even the most active little one won’t accidentally lose a shoe. Fun designs and machine washability make these the go-to shoes for chubby baby feet.
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As baby begins to cruise around the house they will need a little extra protection against slips. These socks are specially designed with anti-slip, non-skid technology to help baby’s little feet grip the ground when standing or walking. We love the neutral pack of gray, black and cream socks but they are also available in fun bright colors with the same anti-slip bottom.
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Keep baby engaged with this best-selling Jumperoo. There’s no shortage of colorful, interactive spinners, roller-balls, and light-up whatchamacallits. This play center will bounce with baby’s movements, encouraging muscle and balance development. Brain-building play helps develop baby’s motor control and hand-eye coordination while giving parents a much-needed hands-free break.
Parents will love that this play station is both safe and comfortable for their little guy. The Jumperoo comes with a... soft padded seat that swivels with baby’s movements. As baby grows, so too can the Jumperoo, with three different height settings to accommodate babies up to 25 lbs. and 32”. One of our favorite features is how easily this can be tucked away when not in use. The base easily converts to a nested position making this ideal for parents tight on space or for transporting to grandma’s house.
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New parents can rest assured that when they zip their little one in for the night, they won’t have to worry about tangled blankets or chilly bottoms. The HALO Sleep Sack keeps baby snug and warm without adding unnecessary blankets in the crib. Soft plush dot velboa will keep baby warm with plenty of leg room for kicking and stretching.
The Sleep Sack is available in small (10-18 lbs.), medium (16-24 lbs.) and large (22-28 lbs.). One feature parents are sure to love is the reversible zipper on... the bottom of the sleep sack. This allows for easy access without having to unzip baby out of the entire thing to do a middle of the night diaper change.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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This adorable book will help new parents track their baby’s milestones. With simple to use fill-in-the-blank pages to document everything from monthly milestones to baby’s favorite foods and first home. This eco-friendly book comes with 48 pages to fill with things like ultrasound pics, baby’s first footprints, his birth announcement and hospital bracelet, a family tree and so much more. Parents can capture all of the special moments as their baby boy develops month-to-month in an easy-to-use... 9x9 layout. This is sure to be a cherished keepsake.
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For a truly heartwarming gift consider the frame that allows parents to forever capture those little hands and feet. This simplistic 9x11 white frame comes with a place to easily make an imprint of baby’s chubby hand and foot along with two spots for special photos. The easy-to-follow instructions walk mom and dad through the casting process. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete this fun DIY, but it will be cherished for a lifetime.
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This is one toy that will last a lifetime. Solid wood craftsmanship paired with brightly colored non-toxic play elements make this the perfect toy for busy hands. With four sides and a table top packed with moveable beads, spinning mazes, shape sorters and more, there are endless play possibilities. Durable construction ensures that it won’t easily tip, making it ideal for little ones to hold onto while at play.
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These muslin swaddlers make the perfect gift as they are both trendy and essential. Swaddling is one of the best ways to bring a baby comfort, and these 100% cotton, lightweight, oversized (47”x 47”) blankets make swaddling baby a snap. The uses for these ideal blankets go far beyond just swaddling. Their lightweight fabric makes for an excellent nursing cover, stroller blanket, or burp cloth. And if you're not sure about this color and design combo check out any of the other 21 combo packs... available. They all have fashion-forward color combos and designs!Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Who says essentials like bibs can’t be on trend? These adorable bandana style bibs not only catch all of the mess, but they’re a fashion statement. Spit happens—constant drool and damp around baby’s neck can be irritating and damaging to those adorable baby duds. These double-layered, moisture wicking bibs have literally got baby covered. The 100% cotton outer layer quickly absorbs mishaps while the polyester-fleece backing keeps moisture from baby’s clothing and skin. An adjustable snap... closure allows for the bib to be adjusted as baby grows. And our favorite part, they come with a 100% ‘Risk-Free Satisfaction Guarantee.’
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Busy boys will love the lights, sounds and interactive play with this dump truck. Ideal for play that aids in the development of motor skills—big, brightly colored buttons teach simple phrases, color recognition and melodies. For early walkers the pull-string allows baby to pull it around and explore their environment. Complete with 3 ‘boulders’ sized just right for little hands that can be popped into the cab of the truck to hear it count aloud.
Parents will appreciate the volume control: off,... low, high for when they need a little quiet time. From the makers of award winning learning toys this dump truck is a perfect first toy. Suited for little ones ages 6 months to 3 years.
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Perfectly packaged in a reusable canvas storage box this set of daily essentials has a little of something for both momma and baby. Aveeno is known for their soothing colloidal oatmeal formula that is gentle enough to use on newborn skin. Included in the gift set for baby is a full-sized bottle of Baby Wash & Shampoo, a Daily Moisture lotion, and Baby Calming Comfort Bath and lotion for those fussy nights. And when mom needs to unwind the set has a little something for her too. Included for... mom is a full-sized bottle of Stress Relief Body Wash.
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The easy-grip, BPA-free teether is a must-have toy for babies 0-24 months. The lightweight design is ideal for helping to develop hand-eye coordination and a two-handed grip. Pliable, brightly colored, loops intersect on a center cube that makes a soft rattling sound with movement. The loops are made of durable, yet soft, plastic that won’t break down. For added enjoyment this toy can be popped into the freezer to soothe a teething baby’s sore gums.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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This textured, easy-grasp baby toy is quickly gaining popularity among new parents as a top rated interactive toy. The happy Noggin Stik face lights up with a soft red, blue or green light alternating colors with movement. The black and white base is a rattle with a mirror fitted in the bottom for reflective fun. The design of this toy will keep baby engaged and stimulated with its multi-functional use.
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