The 10 Best Unique Baby Gifts of 2022

Buying a gift for an infant is not easy, to put it lightly. They don’t have pointed interests and it’s hard to know what is age-appropriate or will be helpful for parents to have around the house. Not to mention, there are an overwhelming amount of options; you can go the sentimental keepsake route, practical necessities, or a fun toy for the baby. While it is tricky, finding a useful and unique gift for the newest little one in your life will likely be welcomed with open arms by both the bundle of joy and their parents. No matter what direction you choose to go, there is likely an excellent option for you on this list of unique baby gifts.

Vulli Sophie La Girafe Teething Toy

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Sophie is a favorite for a reason – babies love her! The toy is safe to use as soon as they’re born because it’s designed to help strengthen their grasp. A few months later, it can be used as a fun toy and distraction thanks to the squeak. And once the baby starts teething, Sophie is designed with several different textures and points to help soothe sore gums.

Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten

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Babies between 3 and 8 months old can use this toy for teething relief and sensory development. The bright and playful colors will grab your sweetie’s attention for added visual stimulation. The mitten, created by a Black-owned company, attaches to the wrist with velcro, makes crinkle sounds, and has four textured teething surfaces.

Baby Aspen Four-Piece Gift Set

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Parents will certainly find themselves singing Baby Shark in their heads with this four-piece shark bathing set. It comes with a hooded towel, a bath puppet (that also works as a washcloth), and two little spa slippers. Everything can be tossed in the washer and dryer for cleanup and it’s designed for newborn babies to 9 months old.

Savor Baby Keepsake Box

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This is a great alternative to baby books and calendars because it has little drawers where you can store physical items like baby’s first shoe or pacifier. It has nine drawers and vertical folders to keep first handprints and preschool art projects safe. The small envelopes are perfect for holding little items while the 50 pre-made sticky labels help you stay organized.

Lullaby (For a Black Mother)

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Written by Langston Hughes, this little book is like a Black mother’s love note to their baby. The hardback book is full of beautiful illustrations depicting tender moments every mama has with her baby. It’s the perfect bedtime story!

GUND Flora the Animated Bunny

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Not only can babies snuggle with this soft bunny from day one, but they can continue to enjoy it as they develop more and learn how to make it play music and an interactive game. Squeeze one foot and the bunny sings Do Your Ears Hang Low while its ears dance around, squeeze the other foot and it will play a little game of peek-a-boo. While your baby is booging, they are also learning about cause and effect.

Alaffia EveryDay Coconut Shampoo and Body Wash

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Babies who love bath time will have so much fun playing in the suds from this bubble bath. It’s made from all clean ingredients and is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Plus, your purchase from this Black-owned business will help further their mission in improving the lives of people in Togo, Africa.

Skip Hop Baby Stroller Toy

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This toy is designed for babies from newborn stage and up. It attaches to a stroller or car seat carrier handle and has a variety of different textures to help sensory development. It also vibrates and shakes when the handle is pulled down, makes crinkle sounds, and has a squeaker for even more sensory fun.

Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy Mom & Baby Healthcare and Grooming Gift Kit

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You can give parents-to-be some of the best essentials with this kit. It includes some of Fridababy’s best products including the Nosefrida to help relieve stuffy noses, Windi to help ease baby’s gas pains, and baby nail clippers. The set even comes with a Mom Washer to help mom while she’s recovering from delivery.

Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat

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Once the new baby has neck control and is at least 2 months old, they can start using this fantastic seat. It’s lightweight and folds down, making it easy to travel with. The built-in toys keep your little one occupied up until they can sit on their own or they’re 8 months old, whichever comes first.