40+ Amazing Ideas for Baby Gifts for Traveling Parents
Whether you are looking for Christmas gifts for expecting parents or the most thoughtful baby shower gifts, this list that includes 40 ideas for baby gifts for traveling parents is what you need!
Included in this list are the obvious gifts for expecting parents, like baby toys and blankets. But what makes these gift ideas for first time parents unique is that they are travel related gift ideas.
These travel themed baby gifts are items that we know are perfect for travel with a baby. Not only that but these gift ideas for parents who like to travel cover all aspect of traveling with a baby, from sleeping to flying. These baby travel gifts will set up the soon to be parents with everything they need to get out with their new bundle of joy!
Here are the best gifts for first time parents who love to travel – for every budget!
One of the best travel gifts for parents is the SlumberPod. This portable blackout solution that fits over a pack n play and travel cribs will give the new parents the gift of sleep! The SlumberPod is perfect for sharing a hotel room with a baby or naps anywhere.
Sticking to the gifts for soon to be parents that help with getting baby to sleep on vacation, is the CoziGo Bassinet and Stroller Cover. This ingenious baby gift for first time parents fits over a stroller to provide a dark environment to help with naps on the go. It also works over airplane bassinets to get babies to sleep on the airplane.
While this won't usually be found on a baby registry, an inflatable bath tub is a good gift for new parents who love traveling. Often baths are a crucial part of a bed time routine and babies thrive on routine.
Another item that's likely missing from the baby shower gift registry, but will be a lifesaver for parents with a baby that doesn't settle. What's better is that it's easy to pack and bring along on trips!
With baby wash and lotion, this baby travel gift set would make the perfect companion baby gift to the inflatable tub. And it is just what parents need for flying with a baby, given the small sizes for getting through airport security.
What could be a more unique baby gift idea than a backpack diaper bag with a built in portable bassinet. The multi-use options of this make me a little giddy. As someone who likes to pack as little as possible, having a diaper bag that can be used for changing baby and as a place to let baby play makes it one of the best baby shower gifts on Amazon.
While we only recommend this for supervised play or naps, it's one of those thoughtful baby shower gifts that new parents will truly appreciate.
While this may not seem like the most high end baby shower gifts, this car seat travel cart will make up for it with its usefulness! A car seat travel cart will make navigating airports with a car seat so much easier! This definitely falls into the thoughtful new baby gifts category and the new parents will thank you!
Another of our favorite newborn baby gift ideas for parents who love to travel is the Lotus Travel Crib. This one consistently shows up as one of the best baby travel cribs. With the Lotus travel crib as a gift for your pregnant friend, she'll never need to worry about where her baby will sleep when she travels.
Pair it with the SlumberPod for the ultimate baby sleep environment on vacation!
The Baby Shusher, it claims to be the sleep miracle. While we can't comment on any miracles, a sound machine is a must have for babies. While traveling, it also helps to mimic the at home sleep environment which will help babies sleep. A sound machine should be on every parents packing list for travel with a baby!
Kate Middleton, Beyonce, Mark Zuckerberg and yes, we at Baby Can Travel all use and love Aden & Anais Swaddle Blankets. We’ve been raving about the Aden & Anais Swaddle blankets since our daughter was a baby. It's their versatility, size and light weight that makes them perfect for travel.
These are high-end swaddle blankets that a new mom may pass over in lieu of a cheaper, less trendy swaddle blanket. Let her pamper her baby in soft cotton luxury.
The Little Big World theme makes this one of the best travel gifts for mom.
We love the idea of a travel themed nursery, and if the expecting mom loves to travel then there's a good chance she'll be planning something similar. A baby blanket with a world map is a unique baby gift idea for expecting parents who love to travel. Not only can they use it at home, but it makes for the perfect prop for those newborn pictures.
For a little more personalization, check out this one also found on Etsy.
On every baby registry or list of presents for expecting mothers is a baby monitor. The parents will rest easy knowing they can keep an eye on their little one, whether they are at home or traveling to a new country.
A baby carrier for travel is an absolute must have baby essential for traveling parents. It's not only useful at home, but even more so on the go. That is why a baby carrier shows up on every baby shower registry and is included in every list of baby travel essentials.
Babies drool a lot, but how much more adorable would that drooling baby on the airplane be wearing one of these cute travel themed bandana bibs. The ideal travel themed baby gift for new parents who love to travel!
A travel themed onesie is one of the best gift ideas for mom and baby. These are the perfect addition to many of the other gifts for traveling parents in this list. There are plenty to choose from, but we love this one from Blue Giraffe Apparel on Etsy.
Moms need free hands, whether it's navigating through airport security, carrying a baby that doesn't want to be in the stroller or any of the other times moms need to multitask. A backpack diaper bag is a necessity for all traveling parents. From baby through toddlerhood, this bag will come in handy with its stroller straps and thermal pockets.
Besides a baby carrier, a lightweight travel stroller is another must have for traveling parents. This well reviewed stroller actually folds down in two easy steps to be small enough to meet the carry-on standards of most airlines! This stroller will be useful from Day 1 as it is infant car seat ready, with no need to buy additional adapters.
Baby travel books are a wonderful way to start introducing the world to babies and toddlers. They also make ideal distractions on airplanes or on road trips. We think this Little Traveler board book set is a fun way to start talking about travel and the world.
What says world traveler more than world map fabric? A portable changing pad is a must for all traveling parents and what better way to show off their love for travel than with this travel themed diaper change pad.
If you are looking for a baby changing pad that comes with all the bells and whistles, the Skip Hop is highly rated, wipes clean, and has both a built-in pillow and wipes dispenser. While this is falls in the category of practical gifts for moms who love travel, we guarantee she will get plenty of use out of it.
Whether the new mom plans on breastfeeding or formula feeding, an insulated baby bottle bag is one of our favorite gift ideas for a soon to be mom. She can use this for pumped breastmilk or even later to carry baby food on a road trip.
Soiled diapers, soiled clothes and much more - this part of traveling with a baby isn't glamorous but it's reality. Give her a practical and easy way to deal with it with a waterproof wet dry bag. This along with a backpack diaper bag, a portable change pad and she'll be ready to take her little one on adventures.
Moms don't want to be stuck in the house all the time and this portable bassinet is just the product to help with that. The Lulyboo bassinet is an easy on the go infant travel bed so the new mom won't have to worry about where to set baby down for a nap or to play. It folds up and can be carried as a backpack! Perfect for outdoor picnics or visiting a friend.
While they won't get any use out of this until their baby is about 6 months old, this travel high chair is the ideal gift for new parents. When traveling to the best places to visit with a baby, they'll never need to stress about whether they'll find a restaurant with high chairs. Even better is that this one packs down to fit in the diaper bag and is machine washable!
Making life just a little easier, is this travel drying rack for baby bottles. It's the ideal size for travel with a bottle feeding baby. Pair it with the baby bottle warmer and this insulated baby bottle bag to create the perfect travel gift set for new parents.
Your friends won't have to miss a single beach outing with this baby beach tent. With a place for their baby to nap and be protected from the sun, they can still enjoy a day on the beach with their baby.
Perhaps there's a theme going here, but sleep is important to new parents. If the SlumberPod isn't within your budget, then blackout blinds are the next best thing. These will help keep the room dark and get baby to sleep in a new environment. These are especially good for parents who travel on a budget and stay in Airbnbs.
If your pregnant friend has a world traveler baby shower theme, this is the perfect addition to any travel themed gift for expecting parents! This travel guide is bursting with useful tips for parents traveling with a baby.
A Few Thoughtful Non-Travel Gift Ideas for Expecting Parents
House cleaning: Being a new mom is hard. You don’t get much sleep, you are constantly changing diapers and feeding the baby. Often, it’s the housework that gets left behind. The gift of house cleaning is such a thoughtful gift, she will be very grateful for the help.
An Amazon Prime Membership: An insanely practical gift, any new mom will love an Amazon Prime Membership. We know from experience that our online shopping increased dramatically when we had our first baby. Free 2-day shipping is such a nice treat. Plus, members get free unlimited photo storage for all their baby pictures, Prime Video, Amazon FreeTime, save up to 20% on diapers, baby food, etc. and much more.