There are gifts. Then there are unique baby gifts that seem to be the center of attention at the baby shower. Those are the baby gifts that quickly become mom's favorite because they're both beautiful and practical. Gift sets that baby loves because they're cuddly soft or make him giggle. So, as the expectant (or new) mom opens her fourth pack of generic burping cloths, the unique baby shower gifts will hold a special place in her heart.
We offer plush buddies for hugging, decorative wooden gift wagons filled with necessities, customized baby onsies, baby tees and bath time items and personalized baby gifts for newborns through 12 months. And if your the hostess of the shower, don't forget to browse our complete selection of unique baby shower favors.
It's no surprise that you have to bring a gift to a baby shower. It's very common for specific gifts to be requested by the mom-to-be or hostess on the invitation. But if not, there are many different baby shower gift ideas that you can purchase. Here's a few ideas for you:
A gift registry is very popular for a mom-to-be to have before the baby shower. Check with the hostess if the mom-to-be is registered at a particular store. A gift registry is convenient for you, the buyer, because then you don't have to worry about searching for a particular item. All you have to do is print out the mom-to-be's registry and choose the item you'd like to buy. But if you have a special gift idea in mind, there is no need to feel pressured to throw it away just because there's a gift registry.
A Gift Card / Gift Certificate
If you're completely unsure of what to give the mom-to-be, a gift card is a great option so she can buy some of the items she didn't receive at her baby shower. In fact, many people prefer receiving gift cards so they're able to get what they want exactly. There is no hassle for the mom-to-be to return a gift (or be stuck with something she doesn't need if there is no receipt). Even though there really is no surprise or thrill of opening a gift card, at least you don't have to worry about purchasing something the mom-to-be won't like or use. It's also great if you need to get a last minute gift.
The Wishing Well
If you've ever been to a baby shower, you've probably noticed some giant basket or bucket smack dab in the middle of the floor or a table. That's the wishing well, which is a place for collecting small ticket items necessary for the baby. If you peer inside one, you're likely to be staring at socks, onesies, bath products, pacifiers, burp cloths, utensils, sometimes even baby food or formula. Some people even throw in cash, checks or gift cards.
If you're friends or acquainted with a couple of other girls attending the baby shower, propose giving a bulk gift. All of you can chip in to buy a large ticket item or a large amount of diapers, wipes or formula. Not only will this allow her to save a ton of money, but she'll be able to stock up and be saved from the worry of having to run to the store late at night when she runs out of clean diapers.
Wehave tons of unique baby gifts for the new little one, and even for mom. Clothing, socks and bibs are usually much needed items that any mom can use. If you're looking for a more thoughtful gift, photo frames or albums are usually appreciated baby gifts.