(Closed) baby shower gift ideas

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m doing something similar for a baby shower I’m attending next weekend as well. Some suggestions are Diaper Cream, Baby Tylenol, Baby Orajel, baby powder, pacifiers, teething rings, wash cloths, socks, bibs, lotion, burp cloths, bottles, bottle liners

Post # 4
47457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have done a “safety” themed basket in the past. This is especially handy if it is their first child. New parents will eventually need to ensure the safety of the child once they are mobile. Little things like safety covers for electrical outlets, safety latches and locks for drawers and cupboards, door knob covers and locks,anti-scald device for the bathtub, a first aid kit, gate for the stairs, extra smoke and carbon monoxide detector, etc  make a very useful gift.

Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee

You can also get things that she’ll need later too.  Little books or baby einstien videos.

Post # 6
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My friends always ask for DIAPERS!!! They can’t get enough of them.  You can even do something cute like this…

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Post # 7
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just went to a baby shower with THE CUTEST gift.  So the givers brought their gift in a big hamper with tissue paper over it so you couldn’t see what was inside…but there was a piece of white rope poking out of the tissue paper with a ribbon on it.  When it was the mommy-to-be’s turn to open this gift, she was told to slowly pull the rope.  Well, turns out it was a baby “clothesline” and as she slowly pulled, the CUTEST baby clothes were clothespinned onto the rope….soon the entire room of ladies was helping to pull out the clothes line….and by the end, everyone was holding a part of the line and it went all around the room with cute baby clothes!  It was the hit of the party for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
1981 posts
Buzzing bee

I love the idea of the safety themed basket! And that hamper idea is adorable… can’t wait till my friends start having kids ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got 3 different laundry basket gifts, which were awesome.  Each was filled with various necessities.  Here are some of the items I got:

Dreft (baby laundry soap), dryer balls (a lot of babies are sensitive to dryer sheets), baby hangers

Diapers, diaper rash cream (lansinoh!), wipes

medicine – baby tylenol, mylacon drops, gripe water, pacifier that has the medicine cup hooked to it, Vics rectal thermometer.

Bath stuff – baby wash, lotion, oil, wash clothes and towels.

Feeding – Breastfeeding – Lansinoh nipple cream, breast pads or bottle feeding – Formula, bottle, bottle brush, dishwasher basket, formula dispenser, bibs  Big Kid Feeding – sippy cups, baby spoons, bowls, plates

Personally, I am breastfeeding and cloth diapering so we don’t need a lot.  But… the things that I couldn’t get enough of are:

Clothes, socks, booties, hats, hair bows.  Baby wash and lotion.  Gripe water.  Pacifiers (mams personally), pacifier clips, bottles.  Recieving blankets and swaddle blankets.

Post # 11
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

do they have a gift registry set up? if so, i highly suggest getting something from there. it may not be as fun a gift, but the more useful the better! especially since they probably took lots of time researching exactly what they want/need. i would stay away from clothes, blankets and toys because it seems like everyone gets those things for parents to be.

Post # 13
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

ah, ok. well, aside from the registry, in the research i’ve done [i’m due may 1] lots of moms love the kimono style tops that have mitts. these make it easier to change the baby since you don’t have to pull a tight onesie over the little newborn’s head. mom’s also rave about the aden + anais muslin wraps. they are light and large and can be used for swaddling, covering mom while nursing, etc. also, the sleep bundlers with mitts seem to be popular. gap has them. the ones with mitts are great because newborns seem to keep their hands by their faces and scratch themselves. the elastic bottom is great for quick diaper changes. another thing that i’ve read that babies love is sophie the giraffe.

Post # 14
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

I think the one thing most Moms rave about lately is a wipes warmer. Wish they had them when my kids were babies!

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