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Great Gifts for a Baby Shower

Updated on January 6, 2012
A ridiculously cute hooded towel from Lillian Vernon
A ridiculously cute hooded towel from Lillian Vernon

Give an extra-memorable gift at your next baby shower. Here are some cute gifts you can make or buy online.

1. Hooded Towels

Hooded towels are adorable and practical gifts. There's something so freakin' cute about a baby snuggled up as a duckling or teddy bear.

This is an affordable baby shower gift at about $20. You can find cute hooded towels all over town or online.

2. Gift Baskets

It's easy to buy a bountiful gift basket for a new mom. It's even better to make one yourself. That way, you can give a very personalized baby shower gift.

Here are some baby items to include in a gift basket:

  • Newborn diapers
  • Diaper ointment
  • Pee-pee Tipis (these catch little boys' spray)
  • Pacifiers
  • Rattles
  • Receiving blankets
  • A onesie
  • A stuffed animal

And don't forget the mom! Include a surprise such as:

  • Bath soak
  • Grapeseed oil products to combat stretchmarks
  • Magazines or books
  • Dark chocolate
  • Thai pants (cheap & awesome for pregnancy)
  • Homemade coupons for free babysitting

For an added touch, line your gift basket with a baby blanket.

3. Organic Swaddles

Cotton swaddles are a sweet and practical gift. You can buy cotton swaddles online for about $15-$60. Organic baby swaddles tend to cost the most.

I don't sew. But if I did, I'd be making organic cotton swaddles as gifts. How difficult can it be?

Here's a link for help making your own baby swaddle.

A homemade onesie from SimplySublimeBaby at
A homemade onesie from SimplySublimeBaby at

4. Homemade Onesies

Onesies are practical and affordable baby shower gifts. Give the best onesie of all: One made by you! See my onesie blog for easy ideas.

Another option is shop at Etsy's crafters offer adorable and sometimes humorous onesies for about $12 and up. Each item is one-of-a-kind.


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      PartyPail 6 years ago from

      Giving the mommy-to-be gifts personalized with the name of her new baby is such a great idea. We especially love the towels because they are such a practical gift! Plus, personalized items tend to be kept as keepsakes, even when outgrown by baby.

      Great ideas here!

      Party Pail, Inc.