How many baby showers have you been to? 10? 20? Lost count? After attending a shower or two, it’s easy to see a pattern of typical baby shower gifts. These gifts are great, and usually they’re essentials that all new moms need and appreciate. However, an expecting mom loves to receive an original baby shower gift just as much as you love to give it. If you’re looking for something new, consider one of these unique ideas.
DIY ‘cupcake’ onesies
Every baby needs several onesies, especially during the first year. But you can add some “wow” to a onesie gift package with this easy DIY present. You’ll need a bakery box, which usually can be found in the baking supplies area of any hobby store. In addition to four onesies, you’ll also need four cute cupcake papers/wraps. Remove the onesies from their packaging and roll like you would a cinnamon roll. Place the onesie “cupcake” roll into the cupcake wrap and top with a small red pom-pom to represent a cherry. Repeat for the other three onesies and place in the bakery box. This cute twist on a classic baby shower gift works best with newborn or 3-month sizes.
It’s not uncommon for new parents to frame or scrapbook their baby’s ultrasound picture. Take this idea to the next level and have the ultrasound picture transformed into a keepsake photo canvas that will be treasured always. This is a truly unique gift and may be exceptionally special when gifted from baby’s aunt or godmother. If the baby shower is being held after the birth, consider a newborn picture on the photo canvas as a special gift.
Personalized novelty bath robe
Beau-Coup.com offers several adorable novelty bath robes for babies that can be personalized. From the terry shark robe (in blue or pink) with its toothy hood to the little owl and sweet hippo, there’s the perfect bath robe for every baby. A warm, snuggly robe is ideal for after bath time, and these cute little animal-styled robes are extra-special because they can be personalized with baby’s name.
Parent/child dance shoes
It’s a present Baby will need to grow into, but it’s likely you will be the only one at the shower with this gift. Parent/child dance shoes from Design Mom are unique and absolutely delightful. Mom or Dad slips into the main shoe and child slips into the “kid” shoe that is attached to the main shoe — genius! Ideal for hours of dancing, laughter and simple fun, this is one gift that is sure to rank among the most memorable.
If you’re still looking for unique baby shower gift ideas, remember to check out various personalized or engraved gifts such as picture frames, scrapbooks and even piggy banks.