If you routinely go to your local department store and buy some little baby outfit as you’re preparing to go to a baby shower, think bigger! A personalized baby gift can be so much better, especially if that little one is a special person to you: the child of a friend, or a grandchild.
If you think a bit more creatively, you can come up with a unique, personalized baby shower gift that will stand out among the bags of diapers and boxes from a department store. And you can avoid having something that is just like what someone else bought for the baby.
Personalized Baby Shower Gift Plusses
If you take the time to come up with a special, personalized baby shower gift, the mother (and the others at the shower) will know you care a lot about this mother and baby. It shows that you went out of your way to make it a special event.
A personalized baby shower gift can cost less money. In these days of tight budgets, it can be helpful to save money on gift giving – while still giving something special that shows you care. For example, buying a gift basket online or in a store can cost you $30-50. The same basket, using an inexpensive basket from a garage sale or thrift store (or your own garage) can cost just the cost of each item in it – often less than half of the pre-made price. Why let someone else get that extra money when it can stay in your wallet?
A personalized baby shower gift is much more likely to become an heirloom. These types of things get passed down from mother to daughter to granddaughter – always remembering with gratitude the person who made it for them.
Personalized baby shower gifts are also more likely to be memorable for the child. Instead of “this is the dress Grandma bought you” it is “this is the blanket Grandma made you” or something like that, that reminds the child how much Grandma cares for them.
If you personalize your baby shower gift, you can think through the gift giving process and give them something you wish you had received at your own baby shower. Maybe you wanted more diapers, or diaper covers, or wipes…or a movie gift card for a date in the living room at home while the baby nurses and sleeps. If you think about it, there are probably many things you would have liked more than one more sleeper or receiving blanket.
And – if you really want to give them something they want or need, check their list at a baby store – and get them exactly what they’ve asked for. Taking the time to check their list is a way of personalizing your baby shower gift.