Unique Baby Shower Gifts
Baby shower gifts are probably the easiest to find and also the most memorable in a woman's life. There is no time that causes more stress and anxiousness as the last trimester of a pregnancy and the baby shower is a wonderful way of showering the mother to be with love and attention. The gifts she receives are will be remembered for years, some even passed down from generation to generation.
Unique and thought filled gifts are always timeless. Gifts do not have to be elaborate or expensive, remember that you want to get something that will appeal to the mother's heart. Be practical first when choosing gifts. A new mother will appreciate all the convenience after the new little one arrives.
One gift that is not often thought of and will inspire the mother to be is a coupon book for help after the baby comes. The first few weeks after a child is born can bring upheaval and disorganization to any family, be it the first child or the second or more. There are always things that need to be done that the new mom will not be able to get to the way she did before. For example, giving the mom a coupon redeemable for an afternoon of housecleaning will be a god send to the new mother. The ideas here are limitless. Coupons can be made for chores, yard work, babysitting, shopping or any other task that will help out the new mom. This is the ultimate gift, the gift of your time and consideration.
A wonderful and relatively new item on the retail market for the new mom is the Diaper Cake. These ingenious "cakes" are comprised of layers of diapers to resemble a tiered cake. Receiving blankets, towels, outfits and dozens of small necessities are used to decorate the diapers. Diaper cakes are often found online and are also an economical way to go. You often get thirty or more items in a diaper cake as well as fifty or so diapers. Because these cakes can be made with a theme in mind, this also makes a great functional centerpiece for the baby shower. Diaper cakes are eye catching and practical.
Hand made gifts are often treasured heirlooms. Quilts, crotchet blankets or knitted outfits are one-of-a-kind gifts that will impress your mother to be. This is a sure fire way of giving a truly unique item to the mother to be. Make sure when putting together hand made items, especially items that will be handled or used often by the baby; you create items to be machine washable and sturdy. Babies are messy and the new mom will appreciate something that will hold up in the washer in case of accidents. These gifts are often saved to be handed down to the next generation, so sturdiness is valued over frills.
Generational gifts are another way of surprising the new mom with tradition. Those handmade quilts and blankets from the mother to be's own past or her husband's favorite childhood toy are exceptional gifts. These are unique gifts often given by the family and treasured from one child to the next.
A photo family tree is a unique gift at baby showers and also gives genealogy and history of the child for baby books. This is a fun project that can be worked on before and after the shower as family members can gather and donate photographs, write down memories, and trace the lines of the family together. This may even be a separate event held in honor of the mother and often has the power of brining families closer together.
A unique and thoughtful baby shower gift often takes a little thought and sometimes some planning. However, the efforts you put forth will be well remember and retold down through the years. Honor the new mother and child with a unique gift at your next baby shower.