Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Personally, I’m always looking for any excuse to get cute baby things. Walking past the baby’s section or browsing on Etsy can prove very dangerous—and that’s without any babies in my life to buy cute little outfits for! So it probably comes as no surprise that I hoard bookish baby gift ideas for all the future nieces and nephews I plan to spoil. And these bookish baby shower gift ideas are among the best of my finds, from Etsy to Out of Print.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for that friend who’s expecting or trying to buy up all the cute things before baby is due, this list is full of literary-inspired goodies you can’t help but fall in love with. These future bookworms are going to be representing readers everywhere with some serious style. Because if the baby’s got to wear a bib, why shouldn’t it feature the text from your favorite children’s book?

Out of Print Bodysuits

Curious George and Little Golden Books Bodysuits from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

These adorable bookish bodysuits are the perfect gift for any expecting book nerd. Pick from Little Golden Books, Curious George, and lots of other cute designs from Out of Print.

Literary Houses Swaddling Blanket

Literary Swaddling Blanket from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

This too cute for words swaddling blanket from Sweet Sequels is everything.

Library Card Socks

Library Card Socks from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

Out of Print library card socks are just the thing to keep a future bookworm’s toes warm in style.

Though She Be But Little She is Fierce Bodysuit

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Bodysuit from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

There’s nothing I love more than this adorable little bodysuit from Bookishly UK on Etsy.

Little People, Big Dreams Books

Little People, Big Dreams Books from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

Curate a selection of these gorgeously illustrated biographies featuring famous artists, scientists, authors, musicians, and others from Little People, Big Dreams.

Alice in Wonderland Hat and Bib

Alice in Wonderland Hat and Bib from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

Get a matching set of Alice in Wonderland wear with this hat and bib from Storiarts.

Bookroo Board Book Subscription

Bookroo Board Book Subscription from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

Get a gift that will continue to give for months on end with Bookroo. The Board Book subscription is perfect for ages 0–3, but if the parents-to-be get hooked they can graduate up to picture and chapter books as their child grows.

Little Prince Baby Blanket

Little Prince Blanket from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

This blanket from Storiarts features text from the classic children’s book, The Little Prince.

Antiracist Baby and Feminist Baby

Antiracist Baby and Feminist Baby from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

Set baby up to be socially conscious from the get-go with these books from Ibram X. Kendi (the author of How to be an Antiracist) and Loryn Brantz.

Hungry Caterpillar Baby Booties

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Booties from Bookish Baby Shower Gift Ideas | bookriot.com

Pair a copy of the beloved children’s book A Very Hungry Caterpillar with these cute little baby booties from Eppy Little.


For even more ideas check out this massive list of literary gift ideas for babies, bookish finds for a literary baby nursery, 10 baby shower books you probably haven’t gifted yet, and 20 of the best baby book subscription services.

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