Baby Shower gift – for out of town mommy to be!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@jlc3:  i am goign to a baby shower saturday and got something from the registry to be delivered to their home in a different state. That was the main present, but just so she’d have something small to open i got a card and a fisher price rattle/bite-y thing. So it wouldnt be an effort to stuff it in a suitcase

Post # 4
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would send something from their registry to their home and print off a picture from the website to add to a card.

Post # 5
3633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would either ship something or go with cash/gift card considering she has to fly home. If each piece of luggage is going to cost her money AND she has to stay within 50 lbs, a little tangible gift from each guest will definitely add up.

Post # 6
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jlc3:  I just did this earlier this month only I was flying in from out of town & my SIL was driving to her home town for the shower. So they would have to pack the car to get all of baby girl’s presents home and I had to fly to the party. Either way neither of us had a lot of room for a present. I ordered her main gift off of their registry & then gave her a card & a small gift at the shower. When she was opening my present she also mentioned outloud to her guests that we had mailed them a breast pump, it was nice of her to share that. It was a book baby shower so the people that had sent gifts via the registry still brought the book plus the print out of what they bought her. It seemed to work out well.

Post # 7
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with PP.  Ship the gift to their home, but order it so it doesn’t get there too early before the shower.  Give a book as a card and list your present with a picture if you like.  I love the handwritten notes in the books!  So personal and fun to read later. 🙂

Post # 8
7185 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@jlc3:  I live in NC and am flying to California for my baby shower. I’m hoping most gifts will be purchased off our registry and sent to our home in NC, and that people will print out a picture of what they gifted us to be opened at the shower.

Post # 9
2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like the idea of ordering from the registry and shipping either to the their hometown store or home.  I would also bring a small gift to the shower for mom to open like a book or a portable sound spa machine.  I am plugging the one I just got yesterday that is now attached to my dipaer bag but can be attached to the stroller, car seat, playmat, bed, or just set on a table.  I LOVE it.  It plays music, has a nature sound, white noise feature, and heartbeat.  It also comes with volume control and what seems to be a timer.  And it came with batteries.  I heard a lot of good things as well about the sleep sheep and the glow worm/seahorse… smaller type toys she can stuff in her bag.

Post # 11
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jlc3:  have something delivered to her house.  bring a card to the baby shower with a print out of the item inside the card.

i’ve seen that done at wedding and baby showers. 


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