In general, if an expecting parent or couple have registered for gifts, Web Baby Shower recommends shopping from their registry to ensure that they have all of the items that they need and to reduce duplication. If you need suggestions on where to register online, Web Baby Shower recommends:
If the guest(s) of honor do not wish to register, there are many great baby shower gift ideas that can be given including:
- Handmade Gifts including crochet, knit, or quilted baby clothing or blankets. Etsy would be a good place to start if you don’t have the time or talent to make your own, or if you are looking for a pattern.
- Unique Baby Shower Gifts & Favors at beau-coup.com
- Diaper Cakes Such a popular baby shower gift idea! Who can’t use a bunch of diapers cutely decorated with baby care items, baby toys, socks, bibs and other handy baby stuff all made to look like one yummy cake, cupcakes or lollipops? If you’re looking for a place to buy a diaper cake check out Diaper Cakes at Amazon.com
- Baby Shower Gift Baskets Still a popular idea to go along with a diaper cake! If you want to shop online, try Baby Shower Gift Baskets at Amazon.com
General Baby Items If none of the above ideas appeal to you and the expecting parents do not have any gift registries, you can also try boutique online stores like the Corner Stork or a local baby shop near you!
If the guest of honor insists she doesn’t need anything, I have a great list of “things” everyone can give instead. Hardly any expecting parent could refuse:
- A frozen dish to be thawed and eaten once the baby arrives (check that Mom & family don’t have any food allergies or dietary restrictions)
- A private chef gift certificate or arrangements
- Cleaning service gift certificate or arrangements
- Diaper service gift certificates — either cleaning service if she is using cloth diapers or diaper delivery service for disposables
- Babysitting “coupons”
- Contributions for college or “future” savings
- Massage, manicure, pedicure, spa certificates
- Gift subscription or gift card to Amazon Instant Video, NetFlix, Hulu or similar streaming entertainment subscription service