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Do you have any friends who are pregnant right now? You’re probably going to be invited to a few baby showers. Oftentimes, a mom-to-be will register for items she wants and needs, but what if she doesn’t. Or what if you just feel like getting a gift for a friend who isn’t having a shower. What do you get?
We’ve got you covered.
I put together a great list of baby shower gift ideas. Be sure to leave any ones I’ve missed in the comments.
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Diapers and wipes.
If you follow Drugstore Divas, you’ve seen us post a ton of diapers and wipes deals. I buy them often, just to have them handy. I’ll pick them up when they’re free or cheap and keep them in the closet until I need them. Babies go through a ton of diapers, more than a new mom probably expects, so it’s great to give a few boxes of diapers and baby wipes with your gift. What I’ve heard from new moms is that babies usually outgrow newborn diapers very quickly, so it’s better to buy sizes 1 and larger. I usually go with a size 1 box, if you’re curious.
Right now, you can actually print a coupon for $1 off any one Luvs diaper pack. You can also get a coupon in the April 30 paper.
I know, I know. Babies can’t read. But eventually, they will. There are some showers that request you bring a baby book instead of a card. That way, you can sign that and the baby can have a huge collection of books. Then, when the baby gets older, it’ll really be a special collection. Even if the baby shower invitation doesn’t request it, I usually try to do it now. I really like the idea.
When I was brainstorming for baby gift ideas a few months ago, my friend told me to get baby washcloths. She said you go through a ton of them as a mom and you don’t want to constantly do laundry just for those. She said the larger the pack, the better. There are some really cute packs out there, but I think function is most important to new moms when it comes to these.
Babies love pacifiers, and new parents do too. They are so soothing for babies … but, for some reason, they seem to get lost often. Even if these are on the registry, you might want to pick up some extras for new moms. She’ll be able to keep them everywhere — her purse, the car, every room of the house — so they are handy in case the baby spits one out and it goes missing.
Bibs are definitely something that babies need. Look for ones that are drool bibs because they’re great for when the baby is teething. The new mom won’t want to use them when the baby is feeding, but rather when she’s out and doen’t want the baby to drool all over itself and ruin its outfit.
I love giving clothing because then I have an excuse to shop for cute baby clothes.
What baby shower gift idea is your favorite?