I am a huge believer in giving, especially when it comes to new parents. We were all there once – inexperienced and unsure of what we were doing. My typical go-to baby gift for a baby shower has always something from the registry like a highchair or diaper bag. Over the years, I’ve changed things up a bit. I’ve had so much fun making gift baskets lately that I decided to try my hand at one for our most recent baby shower. Initially I felt a little stumped due to the gender neutralness (the parents-to-be decided to keep the baby’s gender a surprise). For my own children, I always found out as soon as I could about the gender. I’m an impatient woman and although I love the idea of a surprise, I can’t handle the suspense! I finally decided that it would be best to stick with the essentials for this basket, keeping the colors neutral with gray and ivory tones then finishing it off with a few personal touches to bring it all together.
I was pretty proud of the end result and thought everything came together very nicely. The mom and dad-t0-be absolutely loved it!
HOW TO CREATE A GENDER NEUTRAL BABY SHOWER BASKET
I find it best to use a basket that can be reused, whether it be in the nursery or for the parents own personal use. When my children were babies I always had a basket with diapers, wipes and an extra blankie that lived in our living room. It made it so much easier for me to not have to run to the nursery for every single diaper change. This is especially helpful to those who may live in two story homes.
The basket that you choose does not need to be a specific size, go with a small one if you plan to only add a few things and go a little larger if you are packing more and/or larger items in the basket. No matter the size of your basket, be sure to pick one that is a little deeper so that it can hold everything in place.
These are just a few of my favorites:
These can be things that you know (from experience) that the parents-to-be will need. Anything from your favorite breast milk storage bags to a pair of nail clippers that you found worked best on those tiny little nails. One thing I always make sure to add in to any baby shower gift basket is a NoseFrida. As gross as those things are, they are essential! It’s honestly the grossest thing I’ve ever loved.
Items from Registry
If you plan on making a basket, grab at least a couple small items from the registry. The parents-to-be took the time to make the registry and put items on their list that they truly wanted. Go ahead and make their day by including some of their picks!
Adding a personal touch is always a nice way to say, “Hey, we were thinking of you and really thought you’d enjoy this!”. For this basket, I added my favorite coffee mug and coffee from Mom Life Musthaves. New parents sleep less than ever before in their lives and may need a bit of help to jumpstart their day!
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What are some of your favorite go-to baby shower gift ideas?
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