Buying gifts for kids is always a crapshoot - you can never be sure what'll be played with and what'll be left gathering cobwebs in a corner. When I go shopping for a baby shower gift, I try to make it do double duty, so even if the little one doesn't end up playing with it, it'll look nice in the house anyways. One go-to pick is the soft blocks made by New York's DwellStudio - not only do they help little hands learn how to feel, grab and hold, they also look cute without being overly babyish. Packaged in a cloth tote, this is one gift that is always appreciated. Unless they already bought some.