A baby shower is a fun party with your family and friends before embarking on that special role of becoming a parent. It's a great time to get gifts that will help you be ready to become a mom or dad. The main purpose of throwing one is to help you get what you need when the baby arrives, like clothes and baby gear.
Here are the gifts that you are most likely to get at your baby shower:
1. Cute Baby Clothes
You can expect to get cute outfits for your baby. If you are having a girl, you should expect to get lots of hair bows. For boys, you will probably get lots of blue clothes, even sport teams apparel. When you receive these, take note of the sizes you have. You may have tons of newborn clothes, but not many for 6 months or above. This will help you decide what you will need to purchase.
2. Baby Furniture
It's highly likely that you'll be getting a high chair, a baby carrier, bouncy seat, a walker, or a car seat. These items will be very useful especially if this is your first baby. You may even be lucky enough to get a crib. Before you buy any baby equipment, it is a good idea to see what you receive at your shower.
Not every gift you receive at your shower will be used immediately, but you will need down the road, like a highchair. Most things, like a car seat will be needed in the beginning though.
Plush toys, baby rattlers, or soothing toys are common baby shower gifts so expect to get a plethora of them. Books are another common gift. Even though your baby won’t understand them in the beginning, reading stories together is something that you will do in the feature. It is never too early to start a book collection.
A baby registry is a good way to let your friends know what exactly it is that you want to get from them. This way, you can be sure that you get unique items that you want and also not duplicate gifts.
4. Bath Gear
A staple of baby showers—baby bath gear such as shampoo, lotion, and wash tubs—are most likely to show up at your party. These are practical gifts that you'll always have a need for.
Having a stash of these items can come in handy when you are starting your routine as a new parent. Not to mention, baby lotion smells so good!
5. Custom Diaper Cakes
These are becoming very popular because they pair creative and practical into one gift. Custom diaper cakes are great gift ideas. These cakes usually contain lots of diapers and ribbon and can even include other things like wash clothes and soaps.
A baby shower is a fun event for you and your guests and will help you be equipped and prepared for the little bundle of joy that is about to come into your lives. Your friends and family will bring you gifts to help relieve the stress of getting items for your new baby.
You may get more clothes or toys than you expected, but as mentioned above, a baby registry is the best way to avoid getting duplicates. You can also be specific, plus, it will be easier for your guests to get a gift for you. Think of it as making gift-giving easier and more fun for them. Before you purchase any items, wait to see what you receive at your shower to save you money and time.