Baby Shower Gift Guide
What do you give at a baby shower? A baby shower is held to celebrate the baby
and to provide items needed by the new parents to care for their new addition:
car seats, nursery furniture, strollers, changing tables, bedding, clothing,
feeding, bathing equipment and diapers. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give fun
items as well or items meant for the parents – toys, plush animals, silver
spoons are always welcome. I like to go for a combination!
Baby Gift Registry
Ask the expectant parents to register before you send out the invitations to the
baby shower. This will allow you to include the registry information with the
invitations or tell the guests where they are registered when they rsvp.
Some online baby registries:
Gifts for Baby
Small items and high-end items can be combined or enhanced with related items
and some really cute “nice to haves.” Some examples:
- Fill a baby bath tub
with related bath items, including washcloths, rubber ducks and towels.
- Fill a bassinet, crib
or Moses basket with sleep related items. Bedding, a plush animal, sleepy time
books, and a special blankie always make nice gifts.
- Top a changing table
pad with a pad cover and then add diapering related gifts. Wrap the whole
thing up with cellophane or tulle.
you ever seen Baby Bunch? Its a baby bouquet containing beautiful flowers
and 100% cotton baby clothing wrapped like a rose and attached to stems.
Each bunch includes a tee, two solid bodysuits, one striped hat, one bib, one
pair of white socks, and one pair of colored socks. The bunches are available in
blue, pink or yellow. I think this makes a great gift to bring to the
hospital or when visiting a new mom.
My son lived in this rocker from Baby Bjorn and we've passed it on to his cousins to use once he outgrew it. We switched to this after he outgrew his vibrating seat and he used it for almost two years! It folded wonderfully for easy transportation - we would take it with us everywhere!
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I like to add a soft
stuffed animal when I give baby shower gifts. If I'm making a basket, I'll
choose an animal that matches the color or theme of the items. If I
need to wrap a box, I'll purchase a small beanie baby or other plush animal and
use that instead of a bow. And of course, I use stuffed animals as toppers
on most of the diaper cakes I create.
Check out the Ty Babies
StuffedAnimals.com Click on the link and use coupon code NEWSTUFFTOMER
at checkout for 10% off any order.
I'd love to make a new
jungle theme cake using the cutest elephant, Winks or a frog themed diaper
cake using Leapers. I just finished one for
the Year of the Pig using Piggy Pig.
StuffedAnimals.com has competitive pricing and a great selection.
Gifts for Mom
Give the mom-to-be something special to commemorate this special period of her
Custom designed jewelry doesn’t have to be too expensive and can incorporate the
baby’s birthstone. Check out selections at
Romeo and Jewels and inquire about their custom jewelry.
Pampering related gifts will be appreciated! Give her a good quality hand lotion! I remember washing my hands a gazillion times after
the birth of my son and suffering from seriously chapped hands. A good quality,
unscented or lightly scented hand lotion can help!
Give a gift certificate for a pedicure. She may not be able to reach her toes at
this stage! Give it with something she can use immediately, like bath luxury
bath items or a hand crème.
La Di Da Baby Tips:
Sometimes the best gift is your time – give handmade coupons for babysitting
services, meals for the first few weeks the baby is home, foot massages, etc.
Your time is always appreciated!
If you want to give a large gift but can’t afford it, ask others who are
attending the baby shower if they would like to contribute to a group gift.