D&D themed Baby Shower Gifts for GMs &Tabletop Roleplaying Gamers

I  remember when our GM and his wife were expecting . We had a regular gaming group for a Forgotten Realms campaign that lasted a few years. My husband (fiancé at the time) and I would chat with the other players about what kind of geeky gifts would could shower on the geekling. After much web surfing, we finally made a decision. (The gift we chose will be listed with my other gift suggestions below.)

This was back in 2006. Since then I still receive questions from gamer friends about geeky baby shower gifts. I have been told numerous times that I’m a thoughtful gift giver, so I thought I’d make a list of some of my personal suggestions for Dungeons & Dragons/Pathfinder/fantasy Tabletop RP Gaming related baby shower gifts.

I’ll be adding to this list as I find new and geekalicious things that are fitting for the tiniest of our geekling spawn. For now, here are a few of my suggestions:

 

 

1. The Level 1 Human Baby Creeper from J!NX

This is the gift we gave to our GM and his wife. The little geekling looked absolutely adorable in this black onesie. Super cute, super comfy, super perfect for the gamer parent, uncle, aunt, or godparent.

J!NX Baby Creeper
J!NX Baby Creeper

 

 

 

2. Bewhiskered Blankets

Call it a wooby, a lovie, a comfort item or a security blanket. Most of us have had one. When I was a kid, I carried around one of my baby blankets until I was 12 years old. You read that right – 12 years old. It was tired, raggedy, and the holes. SO many holes! When we were expecting our first child, I searched the web for a special comfort item for our bundle of joy. Something other than a baby blanket. What I discovered was Bewhiskered Blankets. I fell in love with these wonderful, handmade creations, called Ruggles, from the first moment I saw them. They are wonderfully soft, blanket-like creatures. Pictured below you will see my son with his beloved dragon Ruggle, Big Blue. I had him custom made in the colors and fabrics of my choosing and his name is embroidered on the belly. The creator, Kenzie, was so patient and easy to work with. These Ruggles  are  the perfect comfort item for all children but the mystical creatures and her new line of Twisted Whiskers are absolutely perfect for geeks and geeklings alike! Browsing her gallery, you’ll see dragons, turtles, unicorns, owlbears, giraffes, dogs, leopards, pegasi. Have I mentioned that I’ve personally bought at least 6 of these for the littles in my life? Your GM’s baby needs one. Your gaming friends’ kids need one. YOU need one. Go get you one.

Bewhiskered Blankets Ruggle
Bewhiskered Blankets Dragon Ruggle

 

 

3.  The WubbaNub™ DRAGON Pacifier

At first I really didn’t understand the point of a WubbaNub. Why would you want a pacifier with a stuffed animal hanging off of it? It wasn’t until we adopted our second child that I finally understand how wonderful these things truly are. The WubbaNub makes it easier for  your little geekling to find and hold their pacifiers. When our daughter was about 3 months old, we could lay her dragon WubbaNub on her chest without worrying about it rolling off to never be found again. It is the soothie type pacifier which our pediatrician preferred our daughter use. Plus, it’s a dragon! Soft, cute, and suitable for a boy or a girl. We received a lot of compliments on our daughter’s dragon WubbaNub when we went to GenCon. Cute and functional!

 

Dragon WubbaNub™
Dragon WubbaNub™

 

 

4. Learning Resources Jumbo Foam Polyhedral Dice

Every gamer geek and geekling needs dice, right? While I wouldn’t recommend these foam dice as toys for the noobs, they make wonderful room decor and photo props as you can see in the photo below!

Jumbo Foam Polyhedral Dice
Learning Resources Jumbo Foam Polyhedral Dice

 

5. The Crochet Baby Dwarf or Viking Beanie from The TwistedK

Do you know a gamer whose character is almost always a dwarf? This awesome beanie is for him or her! You can find versions with and without the epic beard.

6. +1 of Awesome Bib from Sect Speciality

This Etsy shop has tons of cute gaming related items but I’m especially fond of the bibs. Their Cthulhu items are beyond adorable, too!

7. That’s How I Roll d20 t-shirt from Zazzle

Most gamers have a closet full of gamer tees. It’s imperative to get the geeklings started out right with their very own gamer tee, too! Pictured below is a similar onesie that I bought from Zazzle for our son’s first trip to GenCon in 2012. As you can see, he was still able to wear it for GenCon 2013.

How I roll d20 onesie @ GenCon 2012
How I roll d20 onesie @ GenCon 2012
How I roll d20 onesie @ GenCon 2013

8. Let A Player Play d20 t-shirt or onesie by RoamingGeek at Red Bubble

I bought this tee for my son for one of our GenCon trips and it was a hit. It exudes attitude and epicness – what else could you ask for in a tee?

Let a playa play d20 toddler shirt
Let a playa play d20 toddler shirt

9. Up All Night to Get Lucky d20 t-shirt or onesie by Tee NERD at Red Bubble

Whether you’re up all night to get lucky; to soothe a screaming infant; or to get more experience, this tee is a great gift for the gamer parent in your life.

10. Wee Beasties: Bedtime by Andi Smith

A bedtime book that will introduce the wee geeklings to classic fantasy roleplaying game creatures. Written in rhyme with colorful, vibrant, and adorable illustrations that should appeal to gamer geeks of all ages. Within the illustrations are gaming related Easter Eggs as well as an elusive d20 for children and parents to find.  The book is available in hardcover, softcover, and super awesome enhanced eBook. The enhanced eBook is narrated by the one and only Brian Lewis and is available in our shop right now!

Shameless plug? Maybe? Okay. YES! 😉

Wee Beasties: Bedtime
Wee Beasties: Bedtime is available in softcover, hardcover, and enhanced eBook.

 

 

I hope this list helps! Please let me know if you have any suggestions! I’m always on the lookout for more fun gifts for gamers and their kiddos!

–andi

2 thoughts on “D&D themed Baby Shower Gifts for GMs &Tabletop Roleplaying Gamers

  1. Kenzie says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words about Ruggles! I’m a total geek and gamer myself, so I love making things for geeklings. 🙂

    That WubbaNub makes ME want to start sucking a pacifier. LOL

    And shameless plug or not, your book has become an absolute must at bedtime in our house. Most of the time it’s the boys insisting we read it, but sometimes I’ll admit it’s me. 🙂

    • Whimsy says:

      You are so sweet, Kenzie! I really do love that pacifier! It’s almost time for us to wean our daughter off of her pacifier but I am slacking because it’s so stinkin’ cute! And you already know how much we love your Ruggles. <3

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