Skip the baby clothes that the little one will grow out of in a month and stick to these unique
and creative baby shower gifts that are sure to go on her list of favorite items.
From well-deserved pampering to household cleaning services, these out of the norm present
ideas will make your gift the standout at the baby shower.
Her body has been the vessel for a human being for the majority of a year, and gone through
the ringer and back.
Give her the opportunity to regain her body and push out the muscle aches and pains with a
Book her an appointment at a local spa resort, or buy a massage gift certificate that will allow
her to pick the treatment of her choice.
A Getaway for Mom and Dad
Send the mommy and daddy-to-be on a babymoon as a last hurrah before their journey of
parenthood truly begins.
You can band together with other attendees and book a hotel room for them nearby for a
stay-cation (especially important if she’s very close to her due date and shouldn’t be far
from her doctor).
Making it Personal
If she’s asked for nursery décor or you know her style, consider personalized baby gifts that
she can use to decorate.
From customized cozy blankets for the baby’s crib to sentimental keepsake boxes, to nightlights
that will make midnight feedings easy to finagle, customizing a present adds that extra bit of
special that will make your gift meaningful and memorable.
So Fresh and So Clean
New moms and dads are often far too exhausted during the first few months of parenthood
to really give their home the attention they would otherwise.
Help her feel refreshed by having a professional team come in and scrub down her home while
she kicks her feet up.
As there are many guests dropping in after the birth of a new baby, she’ll be more than grateful
that her home is presentable without her having to do the cleaning on top of all the new baby duties.
Baby Emergency Bag
There’s all sorts of essentials when you’re taking care of an infant, but what parent hasn’t dealt
with the struggle of carting items to and from the car when traveling is necessary?
Instead of having to pack up diapers, wipes, and all the necessities, you can create an emergency
car infant bag for the mom-to-be.
Pack the items that come in handy during a drive, whether it be across town or a state over.
Include infant Tylenol and Motrin, an extra onesie, diapers, a Tide pen, formula, and toys.
A Meal Calendar
Mom and Dad are going to be exhausted for the first few months (as well as for a lifetime, as us
mothers know), and the last thing they’re going to want to do is prepare meals.
Help them avoid the ease of the drive-thru lines by setting up a meal calendar with family and
Have their loved ones block out dates that they will bring over a meal, and present them with
the calendar so they have a set menu.
Taking care of life’s essentials while they get the hang of parenthood will take a lot of stress off
their shoulders and help them get in the groove without feeling too overwhelmed.
A Home Security System
Take the baby monitor a step further with a home security system that will help new mom
and dad when it’s time to go back to work and leave the little one with a nanny or babysitter.
A Nest camera system can be accessed from anywhere with Wi-Fi, meaning the worried parents
can check in on their little one, or feel safe in their home with a beefed up security system.
This might surprise you, but many people often forgo the registry much to the chagrin of the
They’ve added items that they really need and want, so if you don’t have a specific personalized
item in mind that you know they’d get great use from, your best bet is to stick to the registry.
While you might think a “My First Christmas” ornament for the baby is a sweet gift, in two
months the new mom is going to be throwing her arms up and wishing a shower guest had
heeded her request for diaper pale liners.
What are your favorite unique and creative baby shower gifts to give or to receive?
Share your thought and comments with us.