5 Go-To Baby Shower Gifts
A baby shower is the perfect way to let a mommy to be know they are cared for, and that the arrival of a new baby is to be exciting and celebrated. In the last few years I have gathered some great go-to baby shower gifts that are sure to make both mommy and baby happy.
There are always a few gifts that I see every time at a baby shower. The baby rattles, cute outfit, bottles, etc. These gifts aren’t bad. But what if you want to be a little different and give something a little out of the box but also usable? Well, keep reading because your in the right place.
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Here are my 5 Go-To gifts
-A Gift Just For Mom-
This is the very first gift I think of when I am attending a baby shower. Why? because the mother puts her body through so much getting that baby here, she might like a little something just for her. And that is why a pamper me basket is first go-to item on my list.
How to put together a DIY pamper me basket:
First you will need a cute bag, basket ,or bucket ( I prefer something the mommy can use in her nursery for baby socks or something.) Then get tissue paper and fill the bottom to make it look nice. Then fill it with items for mommy like these.
- Comfy Lounge Pants
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Gift card
- Nipple Cream
- Nursing Pads
- Epsom Salts
I could go on but I think that gives you the idea. I have never gone to a baby shower and brought this where the mommy didn’t love it.
-Baby’s First Year Of Pictures Gift Card-
This one is such a fun one. Find a great photographer local to where mommy lives. Work it out to get a gift card for a years worth of milestone pictures done for baby. Every mother loves her baby to get their pictures done so they can keep them for memory sake. If you want to go all out. Throw in baby’s first scrapbook to complete the gift.
I will throw in a link where you can get a pre-made scrapbook for not very much cash:)
You may find this one so boring. I know you have heard it and seen it all before, but you know what? It is seriously one of the best things you can get a mom! I didn’t realize how much I loved to get diapers until I had a baby of my own. This helps the mom save for a date night or another necessity easier if she doesn’t have to buy that last box of diapers. Mommy and baby will both love it, I promise!
-Side note- Get diapers a few sizes up. Babies grow out of the newborn and size 1 so fast a lot of them are returned.
-Books For Baby-
I am so excited about this one, books are seriously one of the best gifts! Who doesn’t want there baby to have the education and fun of books! It’s an easy gift too because the ideas on what books to get are endless. And I know every parent wants to fill those nursery shelves and those little minds with wonderful stories. I would suggest maybe a hands on set where they can feel different things and learn about animals, colors, and touch for their first books.
If you wanted to add something in here for the mother, you can easily add a book store gift card or a book on parenting advice.
-Go in with the family-
I know that things can get tough financially, I great way to get an amazing gift is to talk with the family and all pitch in on a more extravagant item, like a stroller/car seat combo, a crib, first year of clothes lot, changing table, rocking chair. Etc.
These are so much more pricey, but it lessons the burden when a large amount of people pitch in a small amount. These gifts are hard for the mother to be to get herself because of cost so I know she and her baby would be very appreciative.
-Think about the daddy-
I know I have already done my five items, but I wanted to throw in a kind of bonus item. Sometimes in all the excitement the daddy gets shuffled to the side. It can be so nice to throw in a little something for dad like these…
- Gift card
- Massage gift card
- Basket of Nuts, Beef Jerky, Pop, etc.
Small items like that lets him know he is thought of as well.
I am sure there are other gifts that are just as good to give. Although, these five gift ideas have never let me or my family down. And have always made mommy and baby happy. Hope this post is what you have been looking for.
Lots of love
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