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The Best Personalized Gifts for a Baby Shower

Is it just me, or did 2020 seem like a never-ending stream of pregnancy announcements and baby showers? Even though birth numbers did decline from 2019, there still seemed to be an endless string of virtual baby showers to attend. The usual conundrum on what to get for the parents-to-be, or the new baby is less problematic because most parents sign up for a registry. While buying gifts from the registry is easy, it’s also boring. If you’re looking to get something a little extra special for the next baby shower - this list of personalized baby shower gifts is a great place to start!

1. Personalized Pebble Baby Feet Art



While this isn’t exactly a baby shower gift, it still makes a wonderful keepsake for new parents. This customized framed pebble art piece features tiny pebbles that make up the baby’s feet. The framed piece also has the baby’s name, weight, and date of birth printed. The pieces are handmade and can also be personalized for weddings and other special occasions. 


Made by Wendy Pound

Price: $98.00

2. Personalized Constellation Growth Chart



This personalized growth chart is a beautifully illustrated star map with whimsical shapes and objects that can also have the baby’s name on it. The chart comes with markings on the side that can be used to track a baby’s growth. The chart goes all the way up to 5’2” and is printed on high-quality canvas. The chart can be hung or laid on the ground and makes a really great background for those periodic Instagram posts! You can also choose to add the words “Love you more than all the stars” at the bottom of the chart. 


Made by Jolie Bouchard

Price: $60.00

3. Your Baby’s Story



Your Baby’s Story is a sweet story of how your baby came to be! The story starts out with two parents trying to figure out what’s missing in their life until they realize what it is: a baby! The book can be personalized with a name as well as all the characters. You can customize the mom, dad as well as the baby’s skin and hair color by choosing from 5 different options for each of those elements. You can also add a custom dedication. Your Baby’s Story makes for a great gift for new parents, or for a baby shower - as long as you know the baby’s name! 


Made by Sue Donnhym

Price: $19.99

4. Coat of Arms Personalized Birth Announcement



This ready-to-hang coat of arms illustrated print is super cute! Drawn in color-pencil illustrations, this birth announcement art features the baby’s name, date of birth, city, and state, weight, and even their zodiac sign. The artist even has versions available for same-sex couples, and single parents as well - which is not a customizable option that’s usually offered. The coat of arms drawing usually has a combination of animals and toys and other cute details - perfect to hang in the nursery! 


Made by Patricia Carlin

Price: $120.00


5. Personalized Baby Photo Album



A personalized baby photo album is a great gift for a baby shower. The album has a customized wooden engraved cover that can have the baby’s name and their date of birth as well. The best part of this gift is that you can even just put ‘baby’ or another nickname on the front if you’re not sure yet about the baby’s actual name. The album can hold 40 photos, and even has space to write little captions and notes about each photograph. 


Made by Kerri Lee

Price: $60.00


6. Personalized Football Babysuit



If the baby’s parents are huge football fans, then this gift is perfect! The color of a football, this baby suit has football stitches on one side, and the baby’s name on the other. The number can also be customized - so you can choose a favorite player’s jersey number, a special date, the baby’s birth year, or more. If you’re interested, the maker also sells a baseball version of these baby suits! 


Made by Claire and Jon Osborne

Price: $60.00


7. Personalized Baby Keepsake Library



It’s ‘Your Baby’s Story’ - but for a sibling! When a second child comes along, the first child often feels displaced. With this goodnight story on their sibling’s origin (that also features them), new parents can read out a great bedtime story to both kids at once. In this edition, you can also customize the appearance of the older child and add their name to the book as well!  


Made by Sue Donhym

Price: $19.99


Have you tried any personalized baby shower gifts that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments, and we can add it to the list!


General Questions

Manimal Tales is a publisher of beautifully illustrated personalized books. We have personalized books for children and adults. From birthday books to new baby tales, and from bedtime stories to ABC books, we have custom books for all occasions!

We even offer PhotoStories, our personalized picture books with photos.

At Manimal Tales, we fervently believe every child should be the hero of their own story!

Personalized books (or custom books as they are sometimes referred to) allow the reader to become the hero of the story - literally.

The main character in the story is the reader / receiver of the book, and is represented by an avatar that looks like them. There are usually lots of additional personalized details printed in the stories, including the receiver's name, age, family members and more.

Our PhotoStories offer a whole new level of personalization by allowing you to add your own photos into the story and have them printed out with the book.

Browse through our collection of custom books to see which ones work for your loved ones!

It's super easy to personalize your own book!

Browse through our collection of personalized stories and select the titles you want. On the product page, add the details required to personalize the book (name, age, family members, photos etc.). You can then preview the entire book before you buy, so you know exactly what you're going to get!

Once you're satisfied, add the book to your cart, enter your payment details and your unique, one-of-a-kind personalized book will arrive on your doorstep in 6 to 9 days!

The short answer is that it depends on the personalized book title in question!

All books will have your loved one as the main protagonist and their name will be printed on the book cover as well as in the story.

In some of our books like Dreamland and What Will I Be? the (the An ABC Story) your loved one's name is printed on every page.

In our Manimal Tales series, in addition to your child's name, you can select an avatar that looks like your child.

In our custom baby tales, Your Baby's Story and Your Baby's Story (Sibling version), you have to enter names and select avatars for the parents and the siblings as well.

And for our PhotoStories, you can further customize the books by uploading and adding your own photos directly into the book. The stories have been written to incorporate the photos as part of the story itself.

Whichever personalized book you do choose, we guarantee your loved one's will love our custom tales just as much as we do!

We have books for all ages and occasions! On the menu bar at the top of the page you can filter through our collections of personalized books by a variety of different criteria.

We have personalized books for:

- Birthdays

- New babies / baby showers

- Bedtime books

- Back To School / ABC books

- Seek & Find books

We also offer custom books with engaging stories about:

- Friendship and bravery

- Standing up for your beliefs

- Animal rights and adventure

We have personalized books across all ages:

- 0 to 3 years

- 3 to 6 years

- 6 years and above

- Adult stories

Lastly we have our PhotoStories, which allow users to upload photos and have them become part of the story!

- Happy Birthday Personalized PhotoStory

- Your Baby's Personalized PhotoStory

Nothing beats getting a book with your name on it!

Personalized books are treasured and loved by all, and make great keepsakes.

We offer custom books for all occasions, ensuring you will always find a book to meet your needs.

You can always reach us by filling out our Contact Form.

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