Share the love at a baby shower with a party favor that will make guests smile. From a floral favor bar to mini bottles of bubbly that are ready to pop just like the mom-to-be, these favors will make your shower stand out — and show guests they’re appreciated.
"Watch Me Grow" Succulent
The pint-sized, easy-to-maintain succulent is the perfect gift for guests to take home and enjoy. Add this adorable "Watch me grow" tag from Etsy shop Bordon Specifics ($13.50 for 25 tags) for a low-cost party favor guests will be raving about.
From My Shower to Yours Handmade Soap
Need a gender-neutral gift guests can actually use after the big event? Try these all-natural, handmade soaps with botanical-based ingredients from Etsy shop PJS Boutique ($34 for 15 2.5-ounce bars). The customizable wrappers mean they'll look great on display and don't need to be gift-wrapped. Just leave them in a basket by the door for guests to take when they leave. Scents include coconut and sandalwood, and it also comes unscented.
Custom Can Coolers
The "a baby is brewing" theme is a popular sentiment at showers, and you can use it to refer to either tea or beer. For the latter, send guests home with can coolers they'll use for years to come. The coolers are made to order, so options for your design are nearly endless. Available at Etsy shop Sip Hip Hooray; $32.40 for a set of 12.
Flower Favor Bar
It may seem a little extravagant at first, but this floral favor bar serves as decor, activity and party favor all in one. Guests can arrange small bouquets while socializing at the party to bring home with them when they leave. 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 just too good — and it's fun to weave it through your entire baby fete. Add the label to gourmet popcorn, and you have the perfect edible favor (and party snack) your guests will love.
She's About to Pop Mini Champagne Bottles
If the mom-to-be has champagne dreams and caviar wishes, toast to her baby with bubbly. These custom labels ($16.99 for 8 labels) from Etsy shop Label With Love dress up mini champagne bottles and add flair to your soiree. Label text and colors can be customized.
Polka Dot Onesie Cookies
These vanilla butter cookies are handmade and come individually wrapped and tied with ribbon. Choose from polka dots or bow ties in pink, blue, yellow or white. Available at Etsy shop Sweet Silver Lining NYC ($36 for 12 cookies).
"Sweet as Can Bee" Mini Honey Pots
Your guests will be buzzing about these "sweet as can bee" mini honey pots. Perfect for a tea party theme! The ceramic beehive is decorated with bumblebees and comes with a wooden honey dipper topped with a heart. Each item comes individually wrapped in a clear gift box topped with ribbon. Available at BeauCoop, $4.09-$4.99, depending on quantity ordered.
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 to remember the sweet shower.
The Perfect Shade of Polish
A lady can never have too many nail polishes, so send guests home with the perfect shade of pink or blue to use at their next mani or pedi. Wrap each bottle in one of these sweet labels from Etsy shop Recipe Box (($7.80 for 15 tags).
Sweet and sparkly elastic hair ties are a festive reminder of a baby shower. Etsy shop Plum Polka Dot makes hair ties ($3.99 each) with messages to celebrate that it's a girl or boy, 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 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.
Is the mom-to-be more into coffee than tea? Celebrate the coffee she'll 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.
Don’t feel limited to cutesy favors with clever sayings if that's not your (or the mom-to-be's) style. When Grace from Grace Happens hosted a baby shower for a close friend who loves all things French, each guest was given a set of French striped dishcloths to take home. Check out this timeless fête on Sweet Designs: a blog by Amy Atlas.
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 her blog. Now we just need to find the world’s smallest pie server!
Baby Food Jar Candle
This upcycled favor idea from Kelly Hicks Design puts all those empty baby food jars to good use by turning them into candles. Ask attendees with little ones to give you their empty jars prior to the shower, and then use your favorite DIY scented-candle instructions to fill them. Make extra candles to use as decorations to give your party a warm glow.
Have you made or received any unforgettable favors? Let us know in the comments below!
— Lauren Hill & Aimee Della Bitta