As mom-to-be gets closer to her delivery date, friends and family gather to shower her with handmade gifts that will prepare her for baby's arrival. Here are seven unique baby shower gift ideas that go beyond basic diapers and blankets.
Personalized Pots & Pans
Babies love banging on pots and pans more than playing with their own toys. Give the baby its own set of percussion instruments by personalizing a couple pots with vinyl stickers — a great idea from How Does She?
Baby Sock Roses
Undergarments for the baby will always be in high demand, but who says that their presentation needs to be boring? This video by Homemade Gifts Made Easy gives instructions on how to create these cute rosebuds from baby socks.
Help the new mom decorate the nursery with the baby's initial. If there is a special theme Mom wants for the nursery, like "rustic modern," incorporate it into the design of your lettering. Check out this wall hanging made from stained fence boards from Team Turnbow.
This clever growth chart made with jute webbing will help Mom document the sprouting of her bundle of joy without ruining the door jams. Heather from WhipperBerry shares her complete tutorial, including an adorable idea to package it up for giving.
A mobile is more than just a gift for the infant — it's a gift of time to the new mom. This bird mobile from ECAB can quiet a fussy baby with its easy movement and vibrant colors, and Mom can sit down for a moment and catch her breath.
Baby To-Go Box
Dressing up the new baby's essentials as take-out food is as adorable as it is unexpected. DIY Inspired gives insights into ways to give your baby shower some Asian flair.