Baby shower favors are a means to thank guests for coming as well as providing a memento of an exciting celebration of anticipation, love and preparation for the mother-to-be. The options are limited only by your imagination and budget, but many ideas are extremely affordable. The following 10 shower favor ideas can either solve the dilemma of what to offer or get the ball rolling for you to come up with a different favor.
Wildflower Seed Packets
Offer the gift of wildflower blossoms that will spread joy and support creatures like butterflies and honeybees. Personalize an envelope that states the occasion and fill the envelope with some seeds that will only require some soil and a little water. Choose local native wildflowers for best results.
Heart-Shaped Measuring Spoons
A baby shower is a celebration of love: love for the relative or friend who is about to become a mother and love for the bundle of joy waiting to be delivered. Heart-shaped measuring spoons are a reminder of that loving occasion while being practical in the kitchen. Every time they are used, they serve to bring a smile as well as to measure out the ingredients for something tasty.
While you brew a baby, give your guests something that is comforting and warm to brew as well. Choose pretty bags and add a tag reading “Celebrate! There is a baby brewing” with the due date. Depending on how well you know the tastes of your guests, you can select appropriate teas for each.
Baby Shower Sharpie Mugs
Get some plain white mugs and some Sharpie markers and decorate to your heart’s content. Oil-based paint markers last longer than regular Sharpie ink. These reusable mugs are inexpensive and a happy reminder of the baby shower. Simply doodle your designs, let the marker dry, and bake in the oven for half an hour at 350 degrees. Remind your guests that these are hand-wash only.
Leather Heart Coasters
Take a piece of craft leather and cut out as many hearts as you have guests. Use a silver paint pen to write the names of each guest on a heart. Now your guests have personalized coasters to remember your celebration.
Hot Chocolate Favors
For cold-weather baby showers, give a favor that is both warming and heart-warming. Take a package of hot chocolate mix, some marshmallows and a wooden spoon; bind them up in a small bag made of burlap. Tie it with ribbon and add a loving message on a tag.
“Babies are the bomb!”
Write this message on a note attached with ribbon to a bag with a bath bomb inside. Fizzy bath bombs can be store-bought or made personally with a few ingredients. Guests will be eager to utilize the comforting favor.
Lip Balm Mom-to-Be
EOS lip balm comes in a container with a round shape that is perfect to emulate the mom’s baby bump on a tag that is fashioned to look like her. This customized tag takes some time but can double as a bookmark after the lip balm is removed. Also, everyone can always use some extra moisturizer.
Lip Balm Balloons
If you would prefer a simpler use of lip balm, use the EOS containers as balloons on cards that thank guests for popping by the baby shower. These can be printed out much more easily. There is plenty of room on the tag for the due date.
With a message that proclaims “Sweet as Can Bee,” personalize honey pots as delicious treats. Use locally sourced honey to support nearby apiaries and help local guests with allergy problems. The container is full of a sweet treat and can be reused once the treat is gone.
Baby shower favor ideas are nearly limitless. Do-it-yourself favors add a personal touch that shows you put time and effort into thanking your guests for coming and supporting you. Cute store-bought options might cost more but might also offer more versatility in use. The important aspect is that the favors serve as a pleasant reminder.