Share the love with baby shower party favors 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 baby shower favors will make your shower stand out — and show guests they’re appreciated. Read on for 16 baby shower favor ideas you and guests will love.

"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.

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From My Shower to Yours Handmade Soap

For a gender-neutral gift guests can use after the big event, get these organic handmade soaps from Etsy shop Urban Chaos USA ($38 for 12 3.5-ounce bars). Choose an organza or cotton bag and they'll look great on display without additional gift-wrapping. Leave them in a basket by the door for guests to take when they leave. Scents include rosemary + mint and citrus blast, and you can also get them unscented or select a custom scent.

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; $34.430 for a set of 12.

Flower Favor Bar

This floral favor bar can be as extravagant as you like, and 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. Caitlin Kruse, brand and creative partnerships director at Glitter Guide, proves that fresh flowers offer a bang for your buck.

Gourmet Popcorn

Ready to pop! This theme is perfect for baby showers and fun to weave it 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.

She's About to Pop Mini Champagne Bottles

If you prefer to pop 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.

Personalized Cookies

These sugar cookies are handmade and come wrapped and with an optional ribbon. Half of your cookies will feature a floral-decorated onesie, while the other half will be round with flowers and baby's initial. Choose from vanilla, funfetti or chocolate chip cookies. Available at Etsy shop Wallflour Cookies ($36 for 12 cookies).

"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. 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.

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 to use at their next mani or pedi. Wrap each bottle in one of these sweet labels from Etsy shop Recipe Box ($10.50 for 15 tags); the tags come in a variety of colors to match your event.

Hair Ties

Sparkly elastic hair ties are a festive and practical reminder of a baby shower. Etsy shop Plum Polka Dot makes hair ties ($3.49 each) 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 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.

Coffee Mugs

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.

Say Merci!

Don’t feel limited to cutesy favors 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. The "sweetie pie" label makes the perfect accompaniment.

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 and sweet-smelling glow.

 

— Lauren Hill & Aimee Della Bitta

 

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