About 3% of pregnancies result in multiple births, which means the odds are good you’ll need to shop for gifts for twins sometime in the near future. And they’re not always easy to come up with. I’ll let you in on a little secret: one easy solution is to pick your favorite baby gift (that you’d get for a shower or birthday) and just buy two of them.
Of course that may not be good enough for you, if the goal is to find a super-cute gift that’s themed around twins or multiples.
Twin Gift Ideas
We have twin boys, and my cousin has boy-girl twins, so I’ve seen a lot of twin gifts. Here are a few of my all-time favorites, sure to impress a room of onlookers at a shower or birthday party. Not to mention the parents of the twins being celebrated. These are people whose good side you want to stay on, because they are the gatekeepers of all future adorable twin photos.
Twin Blankets and Cuddle Toys
Soft, cute blankets and cuddle toys make great gifts, especially when the come in double packages designed just for twins.
Books About Twins
I’ve written an entire article on my favorite books for parents of twins, but there are also some excellent children’s books for twins. These make great gifts both for the twin babies, and for their siblings (who live with twins day in and day out).
Twin to Twin by Margaret O’Hair
A cute book about a brother-and-sister twin pair who share a meal, play outside, get a bath, create some messes (of course) and eventually are tucked into bed by smiling parents.
Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins by J. Patrick Lewis
This book is a collection of poems, pictures, and little facts about twins by two celebrated children’s authors. Clever rhymes about rockets to the moon, the old woman in the shoe, and other anecdotes make this a great book for twins or the people who love them.
Two is for Twins by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
This book is all about things that come in pairs — bicycle wheels, hands, bluebird wings — with humor and great cadence for reading aloud. It celebrates sharing and playing and the best things about twinship. We own this one (the board book) and got it for our daughter when we learned that our twin boys were on the way. A fun read.
Who Loves Me? for Twins Personalized Book
Here’s a great and unique gift idea for twins that you can do if their names are already picked out. It’s a personalized baby book from I See Me Children’s Books. Not only does the cover feature the twins’ names, but the story itself features 6 different spreads with the names of people who love them.
Outfits for Twins
Last but not least, there are many cute outfits for twins. This is the kind of gift you can have a lot of fun with, because you can tailor the outfits to the twins’ genders and personalities.