You may love attending baby showers and you probably love giving gifts, but are you tired of giving the same gifts at every baby shower you go to? If you are looking for unique baby shower gift ideas, read ahead.
There is no shortage of things that a baby and his or her parents will need or want. The list of gifts to give at a baby shower is long. The problem is that everyone gives the same gifts over and over. Baby shower gift registries help to keep new mothers from getting duplicate gifts, but sometimes mothers do not register and you are left with the risk that your gift will be returned because it is identical and not at all special. What if you find that the items left on the registry are either out of your price range or something boring like burp cloths or a diaper genie?
Do not get stuck giving the same old things each time. There are several unique baby shower gift ideas that fill a need and offer the “Ah!” factor when opened. Here are some ideas.
Most craft stores offer scrapbooking kits for various events such as wedding, vacation and babies. If you cannot find just the right scrapbooking kit for baby, put together your own. Find a great scrapbook baby album and buy pretty papers and elements to go along with it. The scrapbooking kit idea is a unique baby shower gift idea to use when the other gifts left on the registry are not so exciting. It keeps the mother-to-be from having to write a sad little Thank-you-for-the-bottle-washing-brush.-It-is-very-useful note.
A Nursing Necklace
If you know that the mother to be will be breastfeeding, a nursing necklace is a perfect gift. Even if the mother is not nursing, she may still be able to use the nursing necklace as she feeds her baby. A nursing necklace can be made by hand and does have to be purchased. A nursing necklace is a great unique baby shower gift idea by itself or can be added to purchases such as breast pumps, bottles or blankets.
In order to provide this unique baby shower gift idea, you really should know first if the mother-to-be intends to use cloth diapers. Maybe she is looking for a certain type of cloth diapers or maybe she wants to try out different kinds. Either way, there are plenty of places to shop online for adorable, high quality cloth diapers.
The number of books written about parenting and baby care are endless. When choosing a book as a unique baby shower gift idea take care that you do not choose one that is too controversial. Books about discipline are not a good idea. Humorous books about parenting are safe. If the mother will be breastfeeding she will likely benefit from a book about breastfeeding. Any general baby care books from a medical perspective are helpful in the baby’s first year of life.
Spa Kit for Mom
Pregnant moms need pampering! While getting tons of gifts for baby is fun and exciting it can be difficult, too. All of those gifts must wait to be used. They are a reminder of how much longer the pregnancy will be. Help mom to relax and enjoy every single moment of her pregnancy with this unique baby shower gift idea.
Fill a pretty basket with bubble baths, scented lotions and bath salts. Add some accessories like an eye mask, nail polish, and a bath pillow. Slip in a gift certificate for a pedicure and you have a perfect gift that mom can use right away. Of course, since it is a baby shower, you can make a little basket of goodies for baby’s bath time, too.
Use your imagination. Think outside of the Target baby aisle or the overpriced mall boutique. You can produce a unique baby shower gift idea that will fill a need and show that you cared enough to put extra effort into choosing the perfect gift.