You’ve been invited to your first baby shower. Not sure what happens next? How the shower is formatted can depend on the gender of the baby and whether or not there is a registry. Here are a few tips to help you shop for a baby shower gift.
If They Have A Registry, Buy Something From It
Most registries are set up through a store of the mother-to-be’s choice. This allows her to set up a list of items she would desire. Most registries will let you know if someone already bought an item, to avoid duplicate purchases. This makes your job easy: buy something off the registry.
What Should My Gifting Budget Be?
This depends on your relation to the person. Usually, it’s ideal to spend about $20 for a coworker or acquaintance, $50 for a close friend, $100 for a family member.
For those of you who are attending a baby shower without a registry, here are a few gift ideas:
Consider creating a basket filled with supplies that the baby could use during bath time. Lotions and soaps can always be a handy gift for any baby.
Make Your Own Blanket
If you’re interested in knitting and sewing, you can create a personal touch with your gift. Make the blanket out of a soft material to keep the baby warm.
While babies are adorable, they tend to find ways to make a mess in many situations. Create a basket filled with baby-safe stain remover, detergent, wipes, and other items needed to make laundry day a breeze.
Provide all of the essentials to make diaper changing a sanitary process. Be sure to include gloves, wipes, a few diapers, diaper cream, drop cloth, pacifiers, and a few things to keep the baby occupied.
Planning on gifting clothing? Get creative with your presentation! You can roll up the onesie using a pencil and place it in a cupcake tin.