So you want to give a gift basket for your friend or family member’s baby shower? That’s great! While you could buy a pre-made gift basket, it won’t have that personalized feel you might be looking for. Instead, create your own baby shower gift basket. Pick out little things that are both practical and fun. Need some ideas? We’ve got you covered.
Nothing makes the entire guest list of a baby shower go “awwww” than seeing an adorable pair of booties. This show-stopper should be front-and-center in your gift basket, followed by several pairs of socks.
Mom and dad will be going through diapers like it’s going out of style. While they aren’t as glamorous and aww-inducing as the booties, diapers are a necessity that they’ll love you for. You could even give a range of sizes so they have a stockpile as their new addition grows.
New parents can never have too many bibs! For how messy babies are when they eat, it’s always good to have a stockpile of clean bibs. Get a fun design that goes along with the baby shower theme, like these princess bibs.
Baby wants to have fun, right? The best gift for a brand new baby is a rattle. It’ll be the first thing he or she plays with, and it’s all thanks to you!
5. Baby Blanket
Everyone at that baby shower is competing to give the baby blanket that becomes the new arrival’s “lovie”– ie. the one that she carries with her wherever she goes and eventually is the only childhood item she keeps into adulthood. You could knit or crochet a blanket, but what if you don’t have the time or the talent? Pick up something soft and adorable that she’s sure to love.
6. Stuffed Animal
Stuffed animals are another contender for “best present ever.” It can be the focal point of your baby shower gift basket. If the parents have an animal theme for their new nursery, pick an animal that fits right in.
7. Feeding Set
A feeding set can be both a practical and adorable addition to a gift basket. Mom and dad will need things to feed their baby, but you can get something that they’ll be happy to use. Gather baby spoons and forks, bowls, plates and sippy cups.
8. Something Personal and Fun
There’s a reason you’re making this gift basket rather than getting a generic one from the store: You want it to be special! Along with the diapers, bibs and booties, add something personal and fun. It could be a reference to an inside joke with the parents or something related to the baby’s nickname. No one can tell you what it is…it’ll have to come from the heart.