Baby Shower Gift Ideas. Homemade and Inexpensive!
Is someone you know having a baby and you want to give a nice but different gift?
You want to give something special but you don't want to spend too much money. You ask yourself, "What can I give?" The answer is, an inexpensive baby shower gift basket that looks like you spent a lot of money.
Things are so expensive for babies nowadays it’s hard to find something affordable as a gift. To buy one item doesn't look like much, but to buy a few smaller and less expensive (affordable baby gift ) makes a great baby shower gift basket idea.
Below are just a few great suggestions for a personalized organic baby basket and also affordable baby gift baskets, to help you make a wonderful baby shower gift basket idea.
All babies love bath time, splashing around in the water and having a good time.
This gift basket could be a baby bath, filled with lots of goodies. Line the baby bath with two baby towels, one towel could be a big baby towel with a hood.
If you know someone who can embroider the baby's name or initials in the corner, this would be great, because it would make the gift more personalized and parents tend to keep those towels for some unknown reason.
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I would go for bath products which are for delicate skin. Powders, lotions, baby oils, shampoos, talcum powder, and wash clothes. Nail clippers and a hair brush are also wonderful. Some bath-time toys, like squeaky ducks. Always add diapers, baby wipes and a good cream for baby's bottom.
A Baby Moses basket is pretty and is a great idea for a gift basket. This could be filled with things like, baby bedding, a small baby blanket, crib sheets, a few
packets of sleepers, lots of bibs, and always add diapers (always buy
diapers 3 to 4 month older than the baby) and a good cream to put on
baby's bottom. Baby lotions, a soft brush to brush baby's hair. Also, maybe a
soothing baby's bedtime CD.
To make this Moses gift basket I would line the basket with scrunched up paper and cover it with a baby towel. Place your gifts on top and wrap in colored cellophane and tie with a blue, lemon, light green or pink ribbon.
....also a good item as a gift and practical, the diaper bag being the gift basket. Fill it with diapers and cream for baby's bottom.
(Always top of the list!) Baby wipes, pacifiers, diaper bags for dirty
diapers, one or two sets of baby clothes. Maybe some bottles for later
No need to wrap this in cellophane, just tie a bow around the two handles.
The basket I would use for this gift could be a dark brown basket, or if you want your basket to be a certain color, spray paint the basket.
Line the basket with a small baby blanket and fill it with one set of bed sheets, a mobile to hang over the bed, a baby sleeping bag, a teddy bear, story books or a relaxing baby CD. Cover the gift basket with clear cellophane and tie with a white bow.
Toys are fun and babies learn through play. Select the toys
carefully and make sure they are safe. Add some silicone baby teethers,
toys for the stroller, toys for car trips, soft balls, toys for bath
time and don't forget a baby book with lots of pictures.
What better way to start baby on solid foods than with a baby shower gift basket ideas filled with organic food. Organic things are usually more expensive but if you want to spend a little extra, go for organic, it's a lot better.
Because this basket is for the older baby who is starting to try solid foods, this gift basket could be filled with organic baby food, things like food in jars, organic juices, and organic baby formula. You could also add baby's first plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork and spoon.
The ideal basket for this gift is a natural colored basket. Wrap the gift basket in clear cellophane and tie with a green ribbon.
Organic baby gift baskets could also include, organic clothes, organic soap, bed sheets.......
Decorate your unique baby gift baskets with colored cellophane, maybe pink cellophane for a girl or blue cellophane for a boy. The ribbon could match the color of the cellophane.
Newborn babies are so beautiful and cuddly but a lot of work and time consuming, so help mom out with a great baby shower gift basket idea.
If mom is not breast feeding, make a gift basket with baby bottles (different sizes), packets of silicone nipples, insulated bottle holder, bottle brushes, baby formula, bibs, pacifiers, and all the accessories to go with the bottles.
The basket I would use for this gift would be a white square basket. Fill it with shredded paper and cover that with colored tissue paper. Arrange your gifts on top, and wrap your homemade gift basket with cellophane and tie the top with a pretty bow.
If you fill a gift basket with baby clothes, go for a selection of bigger sizes; this could be one outfit for summer or winter, and always add a disposable camera and a scrap book to put all those photos of first time things.
We all like baby photos, whether to put into photo albums or to frame the best photo for all to see. This would be the best baby gift basket to give.
For this gift basket I would use a round neutral colored basket. Line the basket with fabric or shredded paper. (If using shredded paper, cover that with tissue paper.)
The gifts to place on top could be, a gift certificate for a family or baby photo and one medium-sized frame for that special picture.Add a disposable camera and a baby photo album for all those precious moments to come.
Wrap the gift basket in a different colored cellophane for a different look. A unique personalized baby gift.
Don’t forget mom! She needs a gift too. Make a special gift basket with some of her favorite things. I am sure she likes body wash or bubble bath, body lotions.....a selection of chocolates, a gift certificate to a spa... (if mom can find a baby sitter, maybe you can volunteer?)
Put a gift
certificate inside the gift basket to a good restaurant or maybe some gift
certificates to help with the grocery shopping.
Make sure mom is eating well. Make an extra pot of chicken stew! Line the basket with a tea towel and put the chicken stew into the gift basket.
A baby shower gift basket idea made into the best new baby gifts; a cheap baby gift basket or any kind of baby gift basket. There's always a gift to give someone.
If you plan to buy baby clothes as a gift, go for a selection of bigger sizes, this could be one outfit for summer or winter.
Here's a quick tip: Try to choose a basket which can be used to store baby things in afterwards.
Make this easy baby shower card to go with your baby gift basket.
Here are some great ideas, how to wrap your homemade gift basket ideas.