Cute Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Baby Boys and Girls Mom Will Love

Are you as tired of the same old baby shower gift ideas as I am? Speaking for myself, if I see one more person suggest that a bale of disposable diapers is a great gift I just might scream! I know that when times are tough that friends helping out with necessities is a blessing and when the guest of honor indicates that diapers or other essentials would be appreciated by all means fill a baby gift basket with diapers.

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But when mom has all the basics covered and you would love to do something new and different that would get lots of admiring remarks from the other guests at the shower and leave the mommy-to-be speechless..well that's just fine, too!

We all would love to be on the receiving end of buying the standout gift in the pile, but the truth is that presents that pack that kind of punch often leave a big dent in your bank account. That's why I'm giving everyone a place to share creative baby shower gift ideas that are creative and knock dead fabulous..but affordable.


The guest of honor gets to open the gifts and take them home, of course but a big part of the fun of any shower is seeing the cute stuff that everyone gives her for her newborn. This is part of the entertainment and is anticipated much more so than playing games so do your part and help the hostess keep the guests at the party entertained by taking the time to research and employ the unique baby shower gift ideas that we suggest on this website!

I don't need to tell you how boring it is to see her open one wrapped package of disposable (or even cloth!) diapers after the other or plain old, run of the mill teethers and pacifiers. Filling a baby shower gift basket with diapers and pacifiers is fine, but make a good presentation and choose gifts that complement each other by sticking with a theme or a color scheme and by choosing items that are slightly better than "every day".

If mom needs diapers find out what brand she prefers before heading out to the local discount store and buying Pampers only to find that she plans to use organic cotton diapers only. Buy a pretty basket, throw in a cute diaper cover or two and some special baby cream or lotion to keep baby's skin soft and prevent diaper rash.

Gifts that you make yourself are priceless as well as unique. The time that you spend gathering needles, yarn, fabric and crafts supplies will not go unnoticed at the shower. To get homemade baby shower gift ideas visit your local craft supply store and prepare to be amazed at all the cute stuff that you can make that are INCREDIBLY CHEAP compared to gifts that you might buy at the baby boutique. To save even more money, take advantage of the free baby knit, crochet and craft patterns on the web.

The key to giving gifts that you make yourself is to build up a stash of gifts for baby boys, girls and some gender neutral gifts so that you don't get stressed out or feel rushed to finish up in time for the shower. Don't wait until you get the baby shower invitation in the mailbox to start sewing, knitting or crafting!

My mom gave me one of the best baby shower gift ideas ever when we were out shopping for my very first friend who became pregnant; give them something to remember you by. When my budget can handle it I always tuck a keepsake into my baby gift basket. Depending on the sex of the baby that's expected I might buy an engraved, silver baby bracelet, an add a pearl necklace or a personalized, Christmas ornament, something that won't be tossed in the trash or sold at a yard sale. These gifts are something that will be cherished for many, many years and hopefully when the infant grows up she will have been told who gave her the first pearl or bead on the necklace she's wearing down the aisle at her wedding. Any item that will hold memories are perhaps the very best baby shower gift ideas of all.

I hope that you will browse our collection of baby shower ideas and nursery ideas and that you will consider becoming an active member of our community of moms and dads.

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