The best way to ensure that your gift stands out from the crowd at a baby shower? Choose something that's completely one-of-a-kind. Thanks to Etsy, and a general upswing in the popularity of shopping through small businesses, finding high-quality, unique, and handmade goods has never been easier. Check out 15 of our favorite finds for personalized, customized, and handcrafted gifts for baby and mom-to-be.
Want to get the most fun gifts at your baby shower? Then add Ellen DeGeneres to your guest list! The comedian and talk-show host has been gifting expectant celebs and new parents with some of the most fun — and outrageous — gifts imaginable! The latest recipient, Kristen Bell, is now the proud owner of a baby sloth costume to help keep her newborn daughter, Lincoln, looking like her mama's favorite animal. She's the latest in a long line of guests to receive a gift from the host. From baby carriers featuring angel wings to blinged-out strollers, check out some of the fun presents Ellen has bestowed on guests to her show!
When a close friend or family member is expecting her second (or third, or fourth) baby, the issue often arises of how to celebrate the pending arrival, and repeat mama, in an appropriate way. Since throwing multiple traditional baby showers for the same person within a couple years of each other can seem repetitive, we've come up with five fun ways to celebrate the very special expectant family, without her friends saying, "Didn't we do this already?!"
Forget light pink and baby blue! We're loving the combination of bold red and aqua used in this baby-carriage-inspired shower, thrown by Maja Ristevska of Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets. "The baby shower was inspired by the fact that Kat, the mother-to-be, left the gender of her child a surprise and wanted her favorite color, red, to be incorporated into the baby shower," Maja says. "Her baby shower was hosted by Donna, her lovely mother-in-law, who came up with the baby carriage idea." Maja took those marching orders and created a stylish, gender-neutral shower with sweet treats and a bold color scheme. "I think it works perfectly for a different take on a gender-neutral baby shower," she says. We agree, and you will, too, after you check out the awesome details!
Want to show your appreciation for your baby shower largesse? Check out these adorable thank-you notes, all unique enough to show your gratefulness. From adorable floral postcards (believe us, when you have dozens of notes to write, less space is a good thing) to baby stationery that will take your lil one through his first birthday, these thank-yous will inspire some serious appreciation. Keep clicking to find your favorite.
The fête was coordinated by party planner-to-the-stars Mindy Weiss, and featured plenty of vintage, boy-friendly decor elements, plus a menu of comfort food including sliders, pigs in a blanket, and a grilled cheese station. Click through to see how you can get a similar look for your own soiree!
The humble cookie might have been displaced by the cake pop as every party's favorite individually sized treat, but we found 16 reasons why you should take a second look at the classic dessert when planning a modern, stylish baby shower. From cute cookies shaped like baby animals and shower gift staple Sophie the Giraffe to classic cookies displayed and decorated in wholly new ways, these cookies are sure to provide some baby shower inspiration!
Since baby showers are often afternoon affairs, sweet treats aren't just a nice touch, they're a necessity! If cupcakes are your sugar fix of choice, you're in luck. We've uncovered some of the prettiest, most creative, and covetable cupcake ideas out there. From the simple to the superinvolved, you're sure to find inspiration for your baby shower bash right here.
Ruffles and ribbons and lace galore! When it comes to planning a shower for a mom-to-be carrying a little girl, the sky seems to be the limit. While pink and lavender may take the cake when it comes to the most popular color schemes, we're seeing them used in new and unique ways these days. From tea parties to storybook-themed fetes to a pretty pink circus that has us drooling over the details, these 15 baby shower themes are our favorites for little girls!
If there's one thing that most of our favorite baby showers and parties have in common, it's that they have amazing dessert tables. A place to really pull together a theme, present a beautiful backdrop, and just delight your guests with inventive treats, the dessert table has become a chic party standard. Need some inspiration for your baby shower's dessert display? We found 16 amazing sweet tables that feature creative ideas as tempting as the yummy treats that lie on top. Keep clicking to find the sweet table that speaks to you.