Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste and The Motherhood. As always, all opinions are my own.
At the last baby shower I attended, I overheard someone say, “I never buy items off of a registry.” I was a little taken aback by that statement simply because, well let’s face it, if it’s on the registry, it’s precisely what they want or need. At the same time, there are times when you want to go a little bit against the grain and give something just a little more unique and creative than the standard bottle sterilizer, while still giving a gift they will be able to put to good use.
Here are some creative baby shower gift ideas moms-to-be will love and put to good use.
A diaper cake is always a welcome gift! You can purchase the cake or make one yourself. At my baby shower, my mom actually made me a diaper cake which people kept mistaking for a real cake! All you need is typical baby supplies and rolled up diapers. You can fill the center of the cake with things like burp cloths, bibs, receiving blankets, diaper rash ointment, etc. and line the outside with the diapers. You can then use ribbon to attach toys and other small supplies. Check out this simple tutorial for how to make a diaper cake.
Clothing in a Variety of Sizes (and Seasons)
I remember having such a great variety of clothing sizes for my little ones to last them until they were about 2 years old! Of course, babies grow fast, so buying clothing in a variety of sizes helps take some of the expense off the expecting mother. However you get the most cool points at a baby shower if you can also keep the seasons in mind. Nothing is worse than having a bunch of cute summer dresses in your baby’s size during the winter. My kids were both born in February, for example, so winter clothes, jackets, sweaters, etc. were so appreciated in sizes 0-3 months and then again at 12 months.
Food and Restaurant Gift Cards
If you’re not sure what to buy, gift cards are always a great option. Gift cards to stores that carry baby supplies are always the obvious option, but don’t overlook gift cards to places like grocery stores, restaurants, food delivery services, etc., where new parents can get other essentials they’ll need particularly to get them through those sleepless nights and days.
Gift Baskets for the mother and baby!
Last, but not least, why not create a gift basket for the mother and baby? Include items that she’ll need throughout her pregnancy such as pregnancy and parenting books, foot soak, lavender scented body wash, etc. For the baby, sky’s the limit! Bottles, bibs, baby lotion, and whatever other tidbits you’d like to present to the mom to be.
One quick tip I’d offer is to include one of my favorite baby essentials – Beaudreaux’s Butt Paste. I shared my story with this product a few months ago HERE and it’s still one of my biggest recommendations for parents.
What I loved most about Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is the fact that its formula was developed by a pharmacist and a father of four, starts healing on contact and is paraben, preservative, and phthalate-free, and contains no artificial fragrances. It’s available in three types:
• Original Butt Paste (for minor or moderate rash),
• Maximum Strength (for stubborn rash), and
• All Natural (for minor or moderate rash but made with natural ingredients and is petrolatum free)
There are so many great gift ideas for a baby shower. Whether it’s a gift card or a homemade diaper cake, you can find something that will make her life easier.
What are some of your most creative ideas for Baby Shower gifts?