Great Off-Registry Gifts to Give at a Baby Shower

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A friend or family member is expecting, and it’s time to celebrate! You could be a typical guest and tick off of a box on their registry. Or you could set yourself apart and give an unexpected gift.

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Check out our picks for great off-registry gifts.

1. The Vintage Pearl Necklace

Keepsakes are a nice gesture, but they’re often predictable. This hand-sculpted pewter pea pod on a silver chain can be ordered with one to five pearls, depending on the recipient’s number of children. Get yours for $40 at

2. Precious Metal Prints 

The father rarely gets gifts, so why not give him something unique? This kit provides everything he needs to take baby’s fingerprint and transform it into a set of stunning silver cufflinks. Order a pair for $139.95 at

3. infanttech zooby Car & Home Baby Monitor 

This zooby was designed for the car, but it can be used at home, too. The camera is nestled in the face of a cute plush animal, and the large monitor can be mounted just about anywhere. The monitor is wireless, rechargeable, crash-tested and features night vision. The split screen helps parents keep an eye on multiple kids — perfect for twins! Get one for $199.99 at

4. Hand & Face Cleaning Kit

This handy kit helps parents stay clean without any harmful chemicals. The kit comes with a patterned pouch, spray bottle, laundry bag, and 10 cloth wipes, guaranteed for several machine washes. Order the gift for $29.99 at

5. TrackR Bravo

TrackR Bravo can be attached to keys, a wallet or even a pet. Once it’s paired with the TrackR app, you can “ring” it from the app on your smartphone. The button on TrackR can also help locate a misplaced phone! Perfect for busy parents. Get one for $29.99 at

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