A good baby shower gift is one that is both appreciated by mother and baby. Below is a list of gift ideas that will be sure to be crowd pleasers at the next baby soirée you attend.
Diaper Cakes- This sculptural stack of diapers looks like a three tear cake but packs a lot of punch when it comes to the cute and practical gift idea. You can never have too many diapers with newborn.
Clothes- Baby clothes are always appreciated, but rather than getting newborn outfit, which the mother probably already has enough of, get an outfit for a 6 month old. Babies grow fast and sooner than later, those adorable onsies will be too small. Just keep in mind the child’s age in accordance to the season. For example, if it’s a July Baby it will be 6 months old in January. So even though it might seem odd, it is very practical to bring a jacket for 6 month to a baby shower in July. (and you might find one on sale!)
Anything off the registry- Baby registries are pretty common for expecting mothers. Rest assured that if you buy something off a baby registry, no matter how basic or boring it seems, the mother will be happy. Even if she doesn’t end up needing it, often there will be a no hassle return policy associated with a registry.
Big Ticket Items- If at all possible, pool your money with family members or friends and get one large gift like a stroller, crib, bedding, breast pump or glider chair. The honest truth is that there are only a few “necessary” baby items, and they are all expensive.
Gifts for mom- Create a small gift basket just for mom. Fill it with items she may have gone without for the past 9 months like a bottle of wine or a cute new top. Something that would be helpful for mom would be great too like a nursing bra. This would be helpful for day to day of a mother.
Skip these gifts- The following gifts are either too impractical or too common. No matter how cute, pass these by in the store.
Piggy Bank, Baby Jewelry, Picture Frames, Stuffed Animals, Bath Toys, Baby Bibles
Whatever gift you choose to bring to a baby shower, know that it will be one of the most enthusiastic gift openings you will ever be a part of as people squeal with delight when each tiny package is unveiled and excitement builds for baby’s arrival.