A baby shower is the perfect time to gather up close friends and family and celebrate life. If this is the mom-to-be’s first child, it’s a huge milestone to commemorate, and a great time for the seasoned mothers at the party to offer advice and fun stories.
If you are hosting a baby shower, the food and games are obvious to-dos. But after the games are all played and the cake is eaten, make sure you top off the party with thoughtful baby shower favors.
Favors will show your guests how much you appreciate them. They can be as simple as a bag or candy, or as intricate as personalized glasses or mugs. To help you find the baby shower favor idea that is right for your party, check out these ideas!
Bags of Trail Mix
If becoming a mom isn’t the biggest adventure, we don’t know what is! Trail mix is great “fuel” for new moms and their guests, especially if the baby shower has a rustic theme. This woodsy set up captured by M2 Photography demonstrates how simple but cute this idea can be.
Colorful Jewelry Dishes
Are your friends always losing their jewelry or keys? These marbled clay dishes by A Beautiful Mess are a decorative solution. They are the perfect size for holding those small objects and also serve as the perfect accessory display. DIY dishes to match the shower’s color scheme.
Bottles of Candy
Candy is an easy and versatile favor, especially if you’re hosting a large party. Craft these adorable baby bottle candy jars and fill them with colorful sweets. This eye catching candy bottle by Hostess With The Mostest will liven up any table, doubling as a decoration and a favor.
It’s hard to go wrong with jewelry and these sand-filled charm bracelets are no exception. If you’re hosting a smaller gathering, purchase matching charm bracelets that represent your group’s friendship and remind the mom-to-be that she’ll have a support system in you.
Loofahs and Soap
From my shower to yours, with love. These cute soap favors, photographed by LA Kids Photography, are attached to loofahs. They’re a practical (and punny) gift that can be color coordinated to the baby’s gender or the party’s color scheme.
Playing dress up isn’t just for kids! Give your guests flower crowns like these ones made by Green Wedding Shoes or make them together as a shower activity. They’re perfect for the bohemian mom-to-be and will look great in photos.
Cute Candy Bars
Before the (adorable) little monster comes, treat your guests to some sweet monster treats. These candy bars and cupcakes from Nat Your Average Girl will liven up any baby shower. These are especially fun if kids will be coming to the baby shower.
Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutters
If you and your friends enjoy baking, have a cookie decorating contest at the shower! Send everyone home with some fresh baked sweets, and the cookie cutters you made them with. Heart-shaped cookie cutters are a great way to show how much you love and appreciate your guests.
Flowers or Herbs
Give your guests another life — herbs or flowers! Place flower pots on the table at their seat. As shown by Asya Photography, pots of herbs will supply your friends with fresh cooking ingredients. Encourage guests to take the centerpieces home as well!
Though the mom-to-be can’t drink quite yet, this is a great favor if she and the guests are wine enthusiasts. Fun characters reminiscent of those from children’s books can tie this favor to the shower and be a great reminder of the day every time they are used.
A fun cup, mug or tumbler is an easy but excellent way to say thank you. These mustache cups photographed by Christine Choi Photography are a playful variation that will add a little humor to your friends’ homes. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures posing with them!
Whether you have pregnancy brain or not, losing your lip balm is a common problem. Make sure your guests have an extra in their purse just in case by giving it out as favors! Add these free printables by Frog Prince Paperie for a personal touch.
Your baby shower will be a blur of games, food and friends. Make sure the moments are all captured by giving your guests disposable cameras. That way both you and your guests will have something by which they can remember this special day. To make it easier for the guests, collect the cameras at the end of the shower, have them developed and send out the best pictures.
Infused Olive Oil
Do you have a bunch of kitchen savvy friends who love to cook? These rosemary infused olive oil favors will compliment their spice cabinet nicely. If you’re infusing the oils yourself, make sure to let your guests know how long they last and how to store them. Learn how to make infused olive oil here.
The mom-to-be’s love for her new baby will only grow as the delivery date gets closer. Remind your guests of how love (especially the love of a mother) continues to grow with these seed packets. Find the adorable printables at See Vanessa Craft.
Bags of Popcorn
Remind your guests how close the mom-to-be is to “popping” with these bags of popcorn. They’re simple to make and can be easily decorated with ribbons and stickers. Bonus points if you add creative toppings to your popcorn.
Remind your guests how beautiful you think they are with a compact mirror. If you have a small group, upgrade from plastic mirrors and personalize each to fit the guests’ tastes. The mirrors above can be personalized with either initials or monograms!
Gift your guests with miniature bottles filled with spirits. These elegant liquor favors photographed by Megan Welker Photography demonstrate a classy way to give alcohol as a favor. The mom-to-be can save it for a toast after her little bundle of joy finally arrives.
A sweet treat will put a smile on your guest’s face. Use themed cookies like these ones from Emma’s Sweets to add a sweet element to your shower favors. Take the cookies to the next level by adding the baby’s name to each!
Jar of Honey
Let your guests know just how golden they are. Honey from a local farm is a personal gesture that will go a long way. Photographed by Rustic White Photography, these honey jars are irresistible.
Now that you’ve chosen the favors for the baby shower, you’re almost ready for the big day! Have fun prepping for the party and make sure all the guests come prepared with thoughtful baby shower gifts for the mom-to-be.