Creative gift and gift wrapping ideas for baby shower

Things you'll find in this article...

  1.  What kind of baby apparel should you be looking for
  2. Questions to ask yourself
  3. Why organic
  4. Where and how to find help with items and ideas
  5. Some very creative packaging and presentation ideas
  6. How tos, instructional videos, and more gift ideas videos
  7. Related links of online shops and blogs
  8. Comments (we love to hear from you) =D

What kind of baby clothing items should you be looking for?

All kinds. And don't limit yourself to the posibilities.

It's not necessary to get items that will only benefit a newborn. Not only do babies join the world in all shapes and sizes, but they do grow fast! Too much newborn stuff and mom may find herself in a bit of a pinch.

Sure a mom can exchange what you've gotten her, (assuming she didn't already take the tags off for use), but I guarentee she's going to be way too tired for the first six weeks. She's not going to want to stand in line waiting to exchange anything except sleep deprevity. All the more reason to spread your wings and look for stuff that's not necessarily meant for a new baby. It's more than all right to get oversized items. Don't limit yourself to newborn infant items only. Mother to be will appreciate this in the weeks to come.

If you know the sex of the baby, great. That makes your life easier since you can concentrate on a certain look. If not, you'll need to be sure you go neutral. This is easier than you think. Many baby items are thankfully gender neutral; not just styles but colors, and patterns as well. Greens, blues, yellows, whites, purples, reds, solids, stripes, polka dots,...

Pottery Barn Kids Polka Dot Nursery Wraps ~ Classic polka dots give our nursery set a cute, preppy touch. The washcloth and hooded towel are each woven of plush Turkish cotton terrycloth and feature a solid piping border. Available colors listed belo
Pottery Barn Kids Polka Dot Nursery Wraps ~ Classic polka dots give our nursery set a cute, preppy touch. The washcloth and hooded towel are each woven of plush Turkish cotton terrycloth and feature a solid piping border. Available colors listed belo

Other questions to ask yourself are what kind of things will baby be doing?

  • Bathtime - Think soft plush baby bathrobes and slippers
  • Sleep time - Think onesies, gowns, footsies, socks, wee-willy-winkie caps, undershirts
  • Cozy with mom time - Think same as sleepy time but can include baby booties, buttons and looser fits
  • Out in my stroller or ride in the car time - Includes jacet, sweater, pants, caps and sunhats
  • Feeding time - tip: baby cloth diapers make excellent, easy to wash, easy to wipe up food and spit-ups, easy to use and reuse no matter what baby's age is gifts.

Organic babywear
Organic babywear

 

Another thing to keep in mind when shopping for baby is material and texture. Not all babies' skins are going to react the same to generic clothing. Luckily, many "green" companies are open for business and thriving, giving you, the consumer, a great variety, especially when in comes to shopping onlline. There are plenty of soft and friendly organic materials out there that are hypoalergenic, extra safe for baby's skin, and won't cost you a fortune.

Need help?

Do some online window shopping. You can find types of products that can give you unique buying ideas, online.

Search "baby gifts" or "baby clothing"

  • in blogs (many are dedicated to just that)
  • in Etsy shop
  • in other online stores and shops
  • search online photos
  • check out YouTube

Play around with your exact search terms and you'll find that inspiration is just a click away.

onesie cupcakes from thebabybunch.com
onesie cupcakes from thebabybunch.com
gift buckets from thebabybunch.com
gift buckets from thebabybunch.com

Gathering creative ideas for presentation

So now you've got your baby items. You've drooled, oooed and ahhhhed over them. Now what. Gift box with ribbon? Gift bag with tissue paper?

How about something that will make a splash. Something that will make mom to be feel super special?

Creative presentation can make simple items like baby diapers, onesies, hats, socks, and bibs, super special. There are a lot of places you can go to get inspiration. The same places you went to get ideas for what to get often inspire creative ideas. From give basket set ups, to keepsake boxes, to how to's on how to make things like bouques, and cakes (two of the most popular ideas you'll find).   You can also get great ideas from displays.

Use a beautiful hat box, decorate it with ribbon, place some neatly placed items under the ribbon.  Use plant pots.  Use beautifully woven baskets mom can use for anything.

The sky's the limit. Don't be afraid to take an idea and put your own twist to it or go off on a tangent. Be a kid again. Let yourself get inspired. Chances are more than likely you're stuff will look at least as good if not better than a professionally put together package.

It will come from the heart.

It'll have a bit of you in it.

It'll be more personal.

And yes, it'll give mother to be a big smile. She just may even forget the pain in her back and the throbbing in her feet for a few precious moments.

The Baby Bunch
The Baby Bunch

The Baby Bunch

In this video, Martha and the inventor of "The Baby Bunch" show step by step insructions on how you can make a special bouquet of onsies, bibs, and other necessary newborn items for an expectant mom. The Baby Bunch makes the perfect Baby Shower gift.

I found a shop that sells these most beautiful bouquets that you can purchase. Be sure to check the Baby Bunch link in the Online Shops section provided for you towards the end of this article.

Gorgeous bouquet!

diaper cake from beaucoup ~ Fine Favors.  Stylish giving.
diaper cake from beaucoup ~ Fine Favors. Stylish giving.

The famous Diaper Cake

 You'll find many "how to"s on the internet on making diaper cakes.  They're simple, recyclable, and provide the maker with a lot of room for creativity.  I came across this example that I thought was so colorful and lovely that I had to share.  While it's not a how to video, she does explain what she put together and offers an inside look at her many wonderful layers.  Hope this inspires.

New twist on the "diaper cake"

FANTASTIC IDEAS!

Baby Shower Savvy - Parents TV -- Baby Shower info and gift ideas

Be sure to check out the links of online shops and related blogs. More blogs will be added as really great ones are found, so be sure to come back for a check every now and again.

 

If you've got any ideas or places to look for inspiration, let us know in the comments section. We'd love to hear from you.

Comments 24 comments

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

Verry nicely put together hub with wonderful ideas. Wish I would have seen this two weeks ago, I could have used some of these! Love the "how to" vids, and some verry useful links. Two thumbs up!


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

I'm loving your baby hubs, Frieda! What in the blue moon is a Diaper Cake, though? I can't see videos here, they don't work for me. Shall I google this nifty concept?


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Thanks Paper Moon. Sorry this wasn't out sooner for you. But, babies are born all the time, so bookmark me and come back for inspiration! Glad you enjoyed=D

Hey there Elena. I'm so glad you're liking the baby thing. What a fantastic HubMob topic, isn't it? I've got another on the way. I'm so inspired. Definitely google. Check out your version of YouTube as well. Let me know what you think. Thanks for letting me know. I'll find some good photos of diaper cakes to put in. besos!


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Christa Dovel 7 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

I love the polka-dot hooded towel and the gift presentation ideas.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Aren't they great. The polka-dot hooded towel is from Pottery Barn Kids. Thanks for drawing my attention to that, because I have it in the links, but not under the photo! :O Better put that in fast. Sorry bout that. Glad you liked.


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Christa Dovel 7 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

Thanks! It would be a fun gift, as it is big enough to last until the child outgrows the want of a hood.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

It is, and it's so super soft. I always like to get things that are oversized but not too big and that hooded towl is really perfect. When mine got old enough, they were able to hang up their own towels on a hook via the hood. :)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Wow this is a super cute hub. I know of someone very close to me who is preggy right now and this would be the perfect hub with ideas for gifts and baby shower!!! Thanks!


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

You're most welcome ripplemaker. Baby showers are so much fun!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

I love those creatively packaged gifts - they are so pretty! I will probably be doing a baby shower soon and it's been quite a while. One thing I like at baby shower is to feature a large card titled - Names for the Baby, where everyone writes suggestions (that are never taken) for names. My favorite is always Trout Fishing in America (Last Name Here).


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

What a fantastic game. Love it. I'm going to use it. Hopefully in about a year I'll be hosting one of these for my sister. I know I'll be coming back to this article for suggestions. There are endless possibilities for gorgeous and cute packaging for baby shower gifts. So many more places to go look for stuff nowadays as well. Thanks for the read Dolores.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

It's one thing I love about hubbing. You want to do something, research it, then slap it up here for all the world to see. It works. Good luck with the shower. I wonder if they still play all those stupid games they used to back in my day. I used to hate that but now they might seem amusing.


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

I know! I really don't know what life would have been like if I never discovered this place. I don't know what they play. That, I never researched. Since you know so many you ought to write a hub about it. Call it "Vintage Baby Shower Games". We can link. I think that would be fabulous. Throw in some stories! What do you think?


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Wonderful hub with so many great creative ideas. I've boookmarked this one!

Thumbs up!


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

I know! Who knew, right? I learned so much from writing this. I'm waiting for people I know to start having babies so I can show off some of these great ideas. Thanks Dorsi.


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belliott 6 years ago

A great variety of creative ideas. Great job!


Babycareworld 6 years ago

When a newborn enters in parent’s life brings new excitement to parents, in order to enjoy a wonderful moment people plan baby showers that allow family & friends to share the joy & excitement of welcoming a new life into the world. Baby is special & gifted from the God


Cool babygear 6 years ago

A great variety of creative ideas

Thanks


Lynda 5 years ago

Very well presented and lots of creative ideas as well as innovations. This can be cooperate with different occasions for your precious child. Great presentations...


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Frieda Babbley 5 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Thanks so much guys. Glad this hub is proving to be useful for so many people. It was such a pleasure to gather all these great ideas.


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craftybegonia 5 years ago from Southwestern, United States

Very nice hub! Well researched.


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megni 4 years ago

Excellent site. Babies are precious. Have you heard of Cuddle cloth? It's the newest way to safely bathe a baby. There's a video out about it, to find it just Google Cuddle Cloth + baby safety.

Mothers love it. There's always a fear that slippery litlte body will slide out of your arms while drying them. This item makes a wonderful shower gift.


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babynology 3 years ago from New York

Congratulation on maintaining a great hub. My hub is about baby names and baby names meaning - All suggestion baby naming.

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