We love these baby shower favor ideas that’ll really make your celebration stand out
You’ve figured out the theme, decided on decor, and as far as games are concerned, you’re the reigning queen. But putting those finishing touches on the celebration you’re planning is where you can really wow your guests and the parents-to-be. Our suggestion? Try one of these adorable baby shower favors we can’t get enough of. From a floral favor bar to delicious treats, these creative favor ideas will not only impress your guests, it’ll make them feel appreciated, too. Make sure to put these baby shower favor ideas for a boy or a girl on your baby shower planning checklist.
Place Card Holder & Picture Frame
Write each guest's name on the included chalkboard insert to use this as a place card holder ($3.50). Then guests can use them as picture frames after the party.
Feathering the Nest Salt & Pepper Shakers
Foodie friends will especially love this fun and functional mini salt & pepper shaker shaped like baby birds. And baby shower planners will appreciate that it already comes in an adorable gift box, perfect for a gift table or to set alongside each person's plate at a dining table.
Tea Light Holder
Set a blue or pink theme with tea light candleholders, like this one from Just Artifacts. It comes in two shades of pink or blue, as well as several other colors to match your color scheme. Add tea lights in your favorite scent to give your shower a warm glow and ambience.
"Watch Me Grow" Succulent
A pint-sized, easy-to-maintain succulent is the perfect gift for guests to take home and enjoy. Add this adorable "Watch me grow" tag ($12.50+ for 25 tags) from Etsy shop Bordon Specifics for a low-cost party favor guests will be raving about.
Soap with a Customized Label
For a gender-neutral gift that guests can use after the big event, get these sweet-smelling soaps ($23 for 15 bars) from Etsy shop Mod Party. Leave them in a basket by the door for guests to take when they leave. You choose the color and text on the label to send off guests with a gift from your shower to their shower.
Flower Favor Bar
A floral favor bar can be as extravagant as you like, and it serves as decor, activity and party favor all in one. Ask guests to arrange small bouquets while socializing at the party to bring home with them when they leave. Provide ribbons to wrap up their creations. Caitlin Kruse, brand and creative partnerships director at Glitter Guide, proves that fresh flowers offer a bang for your buck.
Ready to pop! This theme is perfect for baby showers and fun to weave through your entire baby fete. Add the label to bags of gourmet popcorn, and you have the perfect edible favor (and party snack) for your guests. We love how Style Me Pretty made it classy and fun.
She's Going to Pop Mini Champagne Bottles
If you prefer to pop with bubbly, these custom labels ($15+) from Etsy shop Studio B Labels dress up mini champagne bottles and add flair to your soiree. Label colors can be customized.
Make cookies in the shape of a onesie, bib, rattle, baby bottle and old-fashioned baby carriage with this set of cookie cutters ($13). It comes with a recipe booklet, or make the mom-to-be's favorite treats.
"Sweet as Can Bee" Mini Honey Pots
Perfect for a tea party theme, your guests will be buzzing about these "sweet as can bee" mini honey pots ($4-$5) from BeauCoop. The ceramic beehive is decorated with bumblebees and features with a wooden honey dipper topped with a heart. Each item comes individually wrapped in a clear gift box topped with ribbon.
Gimme S'more Trail Mix
Outdoorsy types will love this trail mix, sweetened with mini marshmallows, chocolate candies and honey-flavored cereal. Evermine Occasions whipped this up for a woodland-themed baby shower, but the recipe can easily be adapted to the mom-to-be's cravings. Put out bowls of this tasty treat for guests to snack on during the shower, and give each guest a jar to take home.
The Perfect Shade of Polish
You can never have too many nail polishes, so send guests home with the perfect shade of pink or blue nail polish to use at their next mani or pedi. Wrap each bottle in one of these sweet labels (5+) from Etsy shop Recipe Box Designs; the tags come in a variety of colors to match your event.
Sparkly elastic hair ties ($3) are a festive and practical reminder of a baby shower. Etsy shop Plum Polka Dot makes hair ties with messages to celebrate baby-to-be, in a variety of colors and patterns. The boy hair ties include an awesome mustache print. If the baby's gender is a surprise, go with "ready to pop" or "twinkle, twinkle, little star" messages.
Baby Bottle Mason Jars
Turn a mason jar into a baby bottle favor for a fun favor (or a prize for your shower games). Fawn Over Baby filled hers with the dry ingredients of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a creative treat to be enjoyed post-shower.
Celebrate the coffee the new mom will need to stay up after all those sleepless nights with baby with a “Coffee and Cravings” shower theme, courtesy of Paula of Frog Prince Paperie. Her shower included custom coffee mugs that doubled as favors so guests could enjoy their favorite brew at home. You can choose matching mugs or a variety with funny messages or sweet sayings.
Mini "Sweetie Pie" Favors
These delectable (and homemade) pastries were whipped up for one lucky mom-to-be by Jenny Hobick of Everyday Occasions. Devour the delicious step-by-step photos and check out the surprisingly easy-as-pie recipe on the JSH Home Essentials blog. The "sweetie pie" label makes the perfect accompaniment.
—Lauren Hill & Aimee Della Bitta