It’s tradition to present baby shower guests with favors to take home as a way to show appreciation for their sharing in the special occasion. Baby shower favor ideas can be as simple as a cute treat box filled with mints or as complex as a swag bag filled with a variety of lotions, treats and Hollywood-style finery. The key to a great baby shower favor is to coordinate it with the shower’s theme to keep the party’s elements in sync.
Wild safari theme: animal cookie favor box
A jungle or wild safari theme is adorable for a boy, girl or gender-neutral baby shower. Tie the party favor into the theme by filling a clear favor box or container with animal cookies and then accenting it with a bow to match.
Custom candy or cookies
You can order customized candy bars, lollipops, candy bags and cookies as sweet baby shower favors. Coordinate the treat wrapper to match your theme and include a message such as Shelby’s Baby Shower or Welcome Little One. A DIY favor bag kit includes a customized bag topper plus clear plastic bag that can be filled with a themed bakery cookie or other treats for a truly special baby shower favor.
Mini baby bottles
Small, easy-to-fill baby bottles are a cute shower favor and will complement many different baby shower themes. Fill with all pink, all blue or gender neutral candies and add a bow around the top. Place these favors on a three-tiered serving tower to create a fun centerpiece. For a pretty pink or ballerina theme, add soft pink tulle at the bottom layer to create a tutu. Raise the serving tower up on a box (the tutu will cover the box) to add the height that’s needed to fit the tutu.
Winter shower: hot cocoa in a bottle
For a winter baby shower keep with the seasonal fun and send your guests home with a baby bottle filled with a DIY hot cocoa mix. For a woodland animal theme held in the winter, fill a half pint ball jar with your favorite DIY hot cocoa mix and tie a raffia bow to complete the look.
Fill clear or mostly clear treat bags with popcorn tinted to match the baby shower’s color scheme. Add a tag that reads, “Ready to Pop.” Stylish mini boxes also work for this favor, simply set the treat bag tied with a thin ribbon into the box and present to your guests.
Bath salts for a “Sprinkle”
When hosting a sprinkle versus a traditional baby shower, keep the theme consistent through all elements from decorations to favors. Give guests a small container of bath salts as a party favor with a tag that reads, “Sprinkle with Love.”