Baby showers are one of the most anticipated events in a pregnant woman's life. She is probably excited because she finally has her soon-to-be bundle of joy. If you're a relative or a friend, planning a baby shower can be a challenge. The usual suspects usually involve a gift for the mother-to-be, but what about party favors?
While it's always nice to consider giving the typical baby shower gifts such as stuffed animals, candies, balloons and flowers, consider giving a more unique gift basket instead. Why? Because a baby shower doesn't have to mean boring traditional gifts like teddy bears or balloons; you can have fun and show your appreciation for the upcoming bundle of joy with unique gift baskets. Here are some items to consider giving:
Most moms know how expensive feeding a newborn baby can be! So, if you are planning a shower, why not consider giving a gift card to a local feeding center? You can include diapers, burp cloths, feeding bottle, breastfeeding supplies, formula, wipes and other personalized care packages. These care packages can include everything a new mom would need. Just make sure the mom gets enough time to pick up the gift cards on her way home from the hospital!
Diaper cakes: Another personalized baby shower gifts idea is a diaper cake. This is the perfect gift for a new mom who loves to bake. You can include everything from baby bottles to diapers, bibs, towels and more. If you want to add a personal touch, you can even have the mother write her name on the cake. Some new moms even choose to purchase a couple of diapers and use them in the creation of the cake.
Baby Bags: There are many new parents who will have a hard time getting their newborn safely out of the hospital. And, while they are gone, they will surely need plenty of supplies to keep their newborn safe. You can help these new parents by giving them a bag that will contain all their necessities while they are away. Consider giving newborn booties, waterproof socks, bottles, blankets, washcloths and other personalized baby shower gifts. These gifts will last long after the newborn is old enough to begin sleeping on his own.
Swaddling: Yes, it's a little known fact that many women really enjoy being swaddled in the womb. However, there are some health concerns related to swaddling, so if you know the experience (or if your mom-to-be is going through this) you may want to consider giving a gift basket of swaddling supplies instead. A good swaddling basket can include diapers, burp cloths, pajamas, towels and a hooded towel. The parents can even add a couple of books or a CD that helps to calm a colicky baby. This unique gift basket will not only be a treasure box for mom-to-be, but also a thoughtful present for the new parents to be.
Crib Bedding: If you know the gender of the baby, then you know how expensive it can be to buy crib bedding. Giving gift certificates for the crib is a great idea, or you could even add a couple nice blankets to the package. Either way, this is one of the most appreciated baby gifts that you can give, as well as one of the most thoughtful ones that you can give to the mom-to-be!