How to Make a Your Own Baby Shower Gift Basket
It’s really easy to make your own gift basket. Making your own gift basket is the best way to make sure you don’t go over your budget. I say this because once you start baby shopping, you can’t quit – at least I can’t. There are so many great gifts available today, that even if you give something the new mom already has, she will still be able to make use of duplicates – or as I prefer to call them – backups.
I suggest you choose one really nice gift – within your price range – and then fill in with smaller gifts that mom will need, no matter how many she gets. Next choose a theme for your basket. Examples are: a Mommy Survival Kit, a Daddy Dooty Kit, a Baby Food Gift Basket, or Baby’s Library Basket. See below for examples of what these four baskets might include.
As a container for your gift, you can use either a basket, bucket or decorative tin. Line it with tissue paper and arrange your items with the heaviest on the bottom. Remember to be creative and keep in mind the parent’s likes and dislikes when preparing your shopping list.
The Mommy Survival Kit might include any or all of the following items.
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The Daddy Dooty Kit might include the following items. Be sure to check out our Daddy Diaper Dooty Poem (available in one download of 10 color choices). Choose the one that best matches the nursery decor and put in an 8.5 x 11 frame to either hang or sit on baby’s dresser. Or roll it up and tie a ribbon around it and put in the basket with other gifts.
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The Baby Food Gift Basket might include the following items. You can also include a baby food recipe book, such as 201 Organic Baby Purees: The Freshest, Most Wholesome Food Your Baby Can Eat! by Tamika L. Gardner, available on Amazon.com. Or, you can download our 14 Baby Food Recipes. Print them out, laminate them (or put in the top-loading plastic page covers) and place them in a folder or notebook (cover page included in download).
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Below are some great books you can include in a Baby’s Library Gift Basket – you can download the list in PDF format. These are just a few of the books that baby will love to have read to him or her. I also recommend a sign language book for baby. This will prove invaluable for mom and baby to learn early communication. Add a soft baby blanket and a huggable toy and you have a great gift.
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|Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers, New & Expanded Edition PLUS DVD!… on Amazon.com|
Other examples of gift basket ideas include Nursery decor and necessities, Spa gifts for mom, and Baby Toy Basket for either play or bath time. Again, remember to be creative. Decorate your gift basket; don’t just dump your gifts into a container. Use ribbons, bows, embellishments that can be used as nursery decor, etc.
Check out our Quick Crafts page for more ideas to add to your gift basket.