Throwing a baby shower? You may be feeling creative, or completely stumped for ideas. If you don’t want your guests to go home with the same gifts they’ve seen before, we’ve got you covered.
From edibles to DIY masterpieces, these 10 unique favors are sure to be a hit at your shower.
1. Hershey’s Baby Carriage
Using only card stock and Hershey’s kisses, you can create this baby carriage favor from the blog Qbees Quest at home. Your guests get a sweet treat in a fun package. The blogger provides step-by-step instructions on how to cut and fold the card stock and there’s even a video tutorial available.
2. Baby Washcloth Pea Pod
This washcloth pea pod from the Etsy shop BabyBinkz makes a great shower gift for parties with lots of young moms. Who can’t use extra washcloths? The favor can be bought online, or you can put them together with your own materials.
3. Personalized Lip Balm
Create your own lip balm for guests. Choose the color and flavor from the Etsy shop SakuraBathandBody. The label is also custom-made for the occasion, so you can incorporate your shower theme and date.
This eco-friendly favor from the Babble website is made with birdseed. After the party, guests can remove the thank you note and hang their favor outside for the birds to enjoy. You can make it yourself using any shape.
5. Tea and Honey
Tea bags with a honey stick are a great take-home item for shower guests of all ages. The favors are thoughtful, inexpensive, and easy to assemble. You can also add a personalized note to thank your guests for being there. Check out this adorable example from the blog Bonfires and Wine.
6. Sweet Escape
Everyone is buzzing about the mom-to-be at her shower. Give her something sweet to take home with these miniature honey jars and wooden dippers. Each jar from the Etsy shop Holy Honey comes with 2 ounces of wildflower honey, and the label can be personalized.
7. Mini Succulents
These mini succulents from the blog Cherry Blossoms and Faerie Wings can double as part of the décor. Spread them around as accents or use them as part of the centerpieces, then have guests take them as they leave.
8. Homemade Sugar Scrub
We all could use a little pampering! This homemade sugar scrub from the blog Muckety Mucked is easy to make and relatively inexpensive. The blogger estimates about $6 per favor! Your guests will go home with an excuse to treat themselves.
Boy or girl? Give your guests a bottle of nail polish with a custom thank you tag, like these from the blog Life As We Know It. You can choose your favorite hues of pink or blue. Mix and match or keep them all the same shade.
10. Bowtie Onesie Favor
Onesies automatically make us think babies. This favor from the blog Every Day is an Occasion seals candy inside of a cute little onesie with a bowtie and a simple thank you. The candy is actually sewn in, making the favor look more authentic.
Rena writes about healthy living and design. She holds a B.S. in English and has been working as a freelance writer for five years. In her spare time she grows an organic urban garden and helps plan activities for children in a low-income community in Washington, D.C.