Ahh spring is finally here! The bees are buzzing, the flowers are in bloom and the baby bumps are plentiful! While it can be easy to just simply purchase a gift card or a few outfits that the baby will outgrow in no time, that can sometimes feel quite impersonal for both the gift giver and recipient. Considering a unique and creative baby shower gift that is just for Mom will not only blow the crowd away, but will also make mom feel extra special because you took the time to get/create a thoughtful gift for her. Below are a few suggestions to consider for your next baby shower purchase.
A Diaper Bag with all of the essentials
No better gift for mom-to-be than a diaper bag stocked with the essential items she will need for those first few outings. Include items like: Diapers (DUH), wipes, burp cloths, a change of clothes and socks are great starters. Pro tip: Include a gift set so that Mom can try a new product. Gift sets can be a great addition to any essential kit as they allow Mom to try out new products that she not be familiar but will fall in love with. Swabbies is a new, hot product on the market that provides the perfect solution to same old diaper rash methods of the past. Try Swabbies Supreme Diaper Cream Gift Set as an essential item for any Mom on the go who doesn’t want to deal with the mess.
Build a Diaper Cake
Diaper cakes are an extremely practical baby shower gift. Diaper cakes are attractive and regardless of skill level, anyone can create this masterpiece. To get started, you will need at least a box of diapers (bonus if you can find diapers with designs). Using a deep pan or skillet, place diapers in a circular pattern until diapers are in a bundle with a small hole (like bunt cake shape). Once formed, wrap with a rubber band, and tie with a decorative ribbon. Repeat layers until you have made a 3 tier cake. To decorate your diaper cake find neat accessories such as, bibs, pacifiers, and add in some Swabbies sponge applicators as candles.
A Spa-hhhhhh Day
Upon welcoming home baby, self-care routines fall to the wayside for any new mom. A great gift baby shower gift for Mom is a spa day. This will make an excuse for mom to carve out much-needed me-time after the baby arrives to get a massage or facial. What a great opportunity for mom to try to feel more like herself again. She will thank you for this gift!
Survival Kit for Mom
With all of the excitement of a new little joining the family, often shower attendees only buy gifts for baby. Consider making a gift basket that serves as a “Survival Kit” for Mom that contains treats and comfort items before and after the baby arrives. Items like lip balm, sugar-free candy, dry shampoo, lactation tea, granola bars, and breast pads are wonderful gifts for Mom while she is at the hospital and for the first few days at home.