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Baby Shower Gift Ideas

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You've been invited to another friend's baby shower and you are at a loss on what to give. You can't wait to start shopping. You know there are a lot of choices out there but you want a gift that the expectant couple will remember, and of course, something that the baby can use. You want something out of the ordinary and veer away from the usual baby shower gifts, like baby bottles, toiletries, and diapers.

One of the constraints you can encounter is if the gender of the baby is unknown. It is easier to choose and give gifts if you know whether the baby is a boy or girl. But some would-be parents prefer to be surprised when the baby arrives and that is their prerogative. However, you can still give cool gifts that can be used by a girl or boy.

One great example is a musical and educational toy which can be used by the baby for a long time. Another baby shower gift idea is giving the usual gifts an unusual twist. Baby toiletries can be arranged to look like a cake, which may even find its way to becoming a centerpiece at the dinner table. For example, check out our personalized baby diaper cakes. Now that would be something!

Another problem that gift givers encounter is the budget. Not everyone has money to spare for baby shower gifts. This is a good time to get together with friends and pool all your gift money together and buy a big gift for the expecting parents. It can be nursery furniture or bedding set, which could be quite expensive for a single person to purchase. Big gifts like the one mentioned above will be greatly appreciated by any parent, and would definitely leave a lasting impression on them.

You can also give gifts that can be useful a few months or a year after the baby is born, like play tents and play mats. An ideal choice is a storage bin for clothes and toys that can double as seating areas in the room. These items can serve as a decorative accent to the baby's nursery until he or she is old enough to play with them.

Personalized baby shower gifts are also a popular choice for gift givers. However, some parents might not have decided on a name yet for their baby, and then there's also a chance that the baby's gender is still unknown on the day of the baby shower. To remedy this problem, you can gift the upcoming parents with a gift certificate from a baby store or an online shop for a personalized gift item which they can claim after the baby is born. This way, they can choose the color, design, and the name to put on the item. Either way it's definitely a win-win situation.

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