When I first heard that my older sister and brother-in-law are preggers, one thing I keep thinking about is: How can I establish myself as the cool aunt? And that is when I thought about all of the amazing gift ideas for my niece.
Sure, there are many women out there who claim to be the cool aunt by buying a cute baby rattle, gift sets, or a gimmicky bath toy. However, I plan on taking my cool aunt status to another level! The cool aunt gets all the respect, not to mention quality spoil time with my new niece. So, I plan on owning this role over my other sisters by finding the best gifts for my niece!
The cool aunt title is reserved for me. Sorry, sisters!
I have the best baby niece gift ideas, from swaddle blankets to Itzy ritzy bags, to claim this title from the beginning. If you also strive to be the cool aunt in your family and are needing guidance on baby gift ideas, other than the newest activity gym, then you’ve come to the right place. No one will ever deny your cool level after you buy these gifts for your siblings and they’re newborn.
Before we jump in, I want to start by saying there are no baby toys, such as fisher price, a manhattan toy company, nor bath time toys on this list, and there is a good reason for this! You will have plenty of time to get your new niece or nephew’s toys to sway them into realizing you are the best person on earth. To start, though, we’re going to use a different strategy as far as niece gifts from their aunt (or gifts for your nephew!).
First, you have to set the stage with something big for Mom first.
1. A Bump Box Subscription
I know subscription boxes might seem like an unnecessary trend to buy into, but I could not think of one that is more appropriate than one for pregnant women. This is my sister’s first pregnancy, and that means she’s doing a lot of learning about babies. More specifically, what babies do to your body during pregnancy.
A Bump Box subscription is the ideal baby gift idea to get on my sister’s good side. In other words, I’m setting the stage to become the cool aunt before my niece is even born.
If anyone deserves to fully indulge in self-care, it’s pregnant women. Bump Box is a monthly subscription that makes taking care of yourself easy by introducing women to fun and healthy products for pregnancy and beyond!
Their subscription includes monthly boxes filled with products that are tailored to mom’s due date! The items in each box match the timing of the pregnancy and even switch to mom and baby products after delivery. It is only $39.99 each month, and you can subscribe at any time during pregnancy. No matter when you start, it will continue up until the little one’s first birthday.
How cool is that?
If you want to buy this for your sis, I recommend it!
I got a box for free for this post, and the box filled the box with filled it with things from gift cards for baby items, a sleep mask, belly butter, and so much more stuff. And that was all in just the first box!
My sister loved it so much I bought her a subscription for the rest of her pregnancy. Was this a perfect niece/nephew gift from auntie? I think so!
2. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
A good friend of mine told me about this book, and now it’s one of my favorite baby girl gift ideas ever.
I vowed that this would be something I most definitely get my future nieces and nephews. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is 100 bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Each woman’s story is written in the style of a fairy tale and each story set includes a full page and a full-color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero.
Can you say girl power?
Fun fact: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is also the most crowdfunded original book in history. There’s no denying how popular this book is, and how popular it can make you as a new auntie.
This is a great choice if you are also a cool feminist aunt. I know that the title makes it sound like it’s a “girl’s book;” however, I believe it is a great gender-neutral gift. Everyone needs to learn about these incredible women! My niece won’t get here until December, but you better believe I already bought this book for my sis and it is sitting on her shelf right now.
3. My Aunt is Cool Onesies
If the two gifts above do not do it for ya, then this one is sure to make you the coolest aunt on the block because it is stated in black and white. Check out this onesie. I know, I know this one is a bit of a cheap move in earning your respect as the cool aunt!
But think about it.
If your new niece or nephew is wearing it, they are advocating for you, not you, of course. Sometimes we have to do what it takes to guarantee these things! There is a wide variety in all the ways you can say you are a cool aunt on an onesie. There are even onesies with fun sayings on the back, so even during tummy time, everyone is still aware of your status as the favorite aunt!
And the best part is that they come in several sizes and colors. These are all the ones I found after looking for just 15 minutes on Amazon. You can click on the links in each picture to get to your favorite one!
My only word of caution here is don’t go overboard! A few of these are fine, but if you start buying 20-30 of the onesies, your cool aunt credibility will go down the drain. Don’t try too hard.
Need more Gift Ideas? Here Are Some Other Good Ones
- Adorable Baby Shoes at Robeez
- A Reliable Stroller at Baby Jogger
- Flexy Silicone Bottle at NanoBebe
- Cute Matching Neice and Auntie Outfits
Kick Back and Rack Up The Cool Aunt Points
There you have it, the top three baby gift ideas for cool aunts. With the gifts above you are sure to establish yourself as THE cool aunt before your niece or nephew even gets here. And remember, you do not have to spend a load of cash at pottery barn kids or on a giant stuffed animal, your new niece (or nephew) is going to love what you find. Congrats!
Now when the baby does get here remember to spoil and love the hell out of them. Because if you are going to talk the talk you gotta walk the walk! As they continue to grow and learn, I recommend board books or anything that focuses on improving their motor skills.
Sure moms and dads have their responsibilities, like using bpa free bottles, but so do you. The cool aunt always has to have your niece or nephews back (eventually, you may even get an aunt gift from your niece or nephew!). And above all else, you must love them dearly.
I know I sure will!
Congrats to new Mom and Dad Jocelyn and Donte Morrisette!
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
- I Get My Awesomeness From My Aunt Onesie
- The Cool Aunt Gave Me This Onesie
- Don’t Mess With Me Cuz My Aunt Don’t Play Onesie
- I’d Rather Be with My Aunt Onesie
- If Mom Says No My Aunt Will Say Yes Onesie
- Don’t Make Me Call My Aunt Onesie
- My Aunt is Like My Mom But Cooler
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