When it comes to finding the perfect baby shower gift for new and seasoned parents, sometimes you have to venture away from the typical baby registry. If you want your gift to be something thoughtful, practical and totally unique, try one of these 12 ideas we found on Spouse-ly:

1. Fighter Jet Swaddle Blanket

It doesn’t get much cooler than this F-35 Blueprint Fighter Jet Baby Swaddle Blanket designed exclusively by Lil Posh Shop, LLC. The design features the detailed blueprint of a Lockheed Martin Lightning II model A (used for Air Force) and mom can use it for swaddling the baby, as a stroller cover, nursing cover, or for newborn photo shoots. Plus, the seller offers add-ons for a matching bib, burp cloth, teether, and hat!

2. Handmade Baby Mobile

Spouse-ly features all sorts of adorable baby mobiles! Whether the nursery theme is lambs, woodland creatures, dinosaurs, zoo animals, puppies, airplanes, or sloths; there is a handmade baby mobile that will fit!

See the full selection from all sellers on Spouse-ly.

3. Handmade Bows

Every little girl needs a big floppy bow. These Waffle Fable Bows from Josie Mae Handmade are super soft and adorable!

4. Military Teddy Bear

ZZZ Bears make military teddy bears for each branch that protect kids from bad dreams, fear of the dark and the nighttime anxiety from having a deployed parent as they sleep. Mom and dad get everything included: one tough but cuddly bear, a full-color storybook, and a sleep system with a door hang, oath, and stickers. Plus, every purchase helps support children of fallen heroes through a partnership with TAPS. See the bears.

5. Personalized Wooden Baby Birth Stats Card

This 5” personalized baby birth stats card by Strawberry Designs makes the perfect gift for expecting parents and has spaces for mom and dad to fill in the date, time, height, and weight for their special little one.

6. Handmade Crocheted Rattle

Every baby needs a rattle! This cute apple rattle is crocheted by Erika, a USMC Veteran spouse. Lil Posh Shop also makes adorable handmade crocheted rattles with foxes, Snoopy, Baby Yoda, bunnies, reindeer, and so much more!

7. Airplane Teether Set

Happy gums means a happy “mum”! These soft silicone teethers from GHOGH LLC are gentle on baby’s gums and easy to hold. Plus, they’re 100% non toxic and free of BPA, lead, cadmium, phthalates, PVC, and mercury.

8. Braided Pacifier Clips

These Neutral Colored Braided Silicone Pacifier Clips from BeeKindBoutique keep binkies within reach and prevent them from getting lost. Plus, there are a variety of colors to match any and every outfit!

9. Custom Name Shadowbox

Retired Marine and current military spouse, Carolina, runs the Spouse-ly shop Flores de Caro and when you visit her page, you see so many beautiful paper flower craft shadow boxes. Each one is unique, and can be customized with the baby’s name!

10. Crocheted Newborn Outfit

We can’t think of a gift more memorable than the outfit their baby will be photographed in as a newborn. Lil Posh Shop has an adorable Lil Pilot Crocheted Aviator Hat and Crocheted by Erika has a super cute Newborn Fishing Hat Set and Sweatband & Dumbbells set that would make for the most awe-worthy photos!

11. Funny Military Onesie

The Pledge Project sells adorable bibs and onesies made by Trooper Clothing in San Antonio, TX, like this Cutie to the Corps Onesie.

12. Something for Mom

Don’t forget about mom! When she needs some quiet and relaxation before or after baby, a Shibori Therapeutic Rice Eye Mask and/or Itajime Shibori Robe from Pebble and Palm should do the trick!

If you’re working with a smaller budget, consider some soaking salts from Shea & Sage or shower steamers aromatherapy from Raw Buzz. We guarantee she’ll be over the moon that someone brought something just for her!

Spouse-ly’s mission is to support and champion military families seeking income-generating opportunities no matter where the military life takes them. And that’s something we can all get behind. Start shopping or learn how to become a seller on Spouse-ly.

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