If you want to make sure that your baby shower gift is unique, but you’re on a budget, then you’re in good company. There are a ton of cute, useful and interesting baby shower gifts to choose from that won’t break your wallet.
Unique Baby Shower Gift on a Budget #1: Hospital Overnight Bag
The trip to the hospital is one that is often overlooked in terms of baby gear and baby shower gifts, so you’re guaranteed a unique baby shower if you stock a bag for mom and dad to take to the hospital on the big day. You can include all the fun stuff as well as a checklist for what they’ll need to add to the bag after the baby shower. You can download a complete hospital overnight bag checklist here.
You can make sure to add a personal touch with some fun stuff: soft and cozy robe and socks with a kit full of toiletries, brush or comb, hair clips and toothbrush and toothpaste for Mom, a handmade receiving blanket or “going home” outfit for baby, a book or magazine and some change for the vending machine for dad, hard candy, massage oil, and/ or a relaxing CD.
Unique Baby Shower Gift on a Budget #2: Something for Mom
Baby showers are a great way for mom to get all the stuff she needs for baby, but with all the changes she’s going through, you could definitely show up with a unique gift just for mom at your next baby shower and still keep in line with your budget. Choose a big soft sweater that buttons up the front so that she can wear it open if she likes or wrap it around herself and the baby later. Buy her a guilty pleasure book or DVD that she can enjoy while she’s waiting for the baby to come. If mom already has a few little ones, you can offer to take them offer her hands for a few hours a week so that she and dad can have some quiet time. Sometimes the best-and most budget-conscious gift-is the one that provides a much needed service rather than another something to set on the shelf.
Unique Baby Shower Gift on a Budget #3: Diaper Bags Full of Treasure
Like the gift basket, the diaper bag can be personalized to fit the unique mom at your next baby shower. Pick a theme and find fun, funny and useful items to fill up the baby shower diaper bag. For example, pick a “smart baby” theme and fill up your diaper bag with toys that are stark black and white, soft books, and other educational items for baby. Or fill up the diaper bag with what mom will need in a hurry, including a small bag for her personal items. Add a personal touch, and you are guaranteed a unique baby shower gift.
Unique Baby Shower Gift on a Budget #4: No Time to DIY
Etsy.com and Lowleepop.com are two of my favorite places when I don’t have time to create something unique and interesting myself. There are countless things to choose from on Etsy.com, a site that allows you to purchase handmade items in any style, and the selection changes every day. If you saw something you liked last week and it already sold, you can always contact the seller and ask him or her to make you a new one, maybe even pick out the colors you like. Lowleepop.com makes little boxes full of the cutest punk baby clothes ever. You can even pick whether you want a onesie or a dress included in your box (usually black), the design you want on the outfit, and a coordinating bib, hat and legwarmers in the color of your choice. Either way, you’re guaranteed that no one else at the baby shower will be bringing the same gift.
Baby Shower Gifts at Pregnancy.About.com
Baby Shower Gifts on Etsy.com
Lowleepop Baby Shower Gifts