Whether you are hosting your own baby shower or a friend’s, you know the pressure of getting it right, and it may be a relief to know that Amazon baby shower favors are not going to let you down. Sure, everyone is excited about the impending bundle of joy no matter what the favors look like. But in this age of Pinterest-perfect crafts and decor, guests have come to expect your A game, especially when they’re forking over their money to give the new parents everything they need and want for their baby.
Some party hosts have the skills, time, and money to create beautiful personalized party favors for dozens of guests by hand, and they wind up looking like they’re straight from the pages of Martha Stewart. Others of us are, well, less blessed. Either we’re far too busy already to fill tiny jars with our own homemade jams, or if we did, we’d accidentally poison all the guests. Some of us have handwriting that makes handwritten “Thank You” labels look like threats. And some of us are better suited to planning hilarious games and cool playlists than wrapping hand-carved baby spoons in pink and blue ribbons. We all have to know our strengths, right?
That absolutely doesn’t mean that the baby shower you’re planning must be devoid of great, even customized baby shower favors. It just means that you need to know where to shop. You may be surprised to learn that Amazon has you covered, whatever your budget or party size. Many of the vendors are even capable of making the products look like you (or an artisan version of you) made them yourself.
There is one particular criteria we used when selecting baby shower favors from Amazon to list here for you. These are gifts that your guests will actually appreciate after the party is over. That means that your child-free friends aren’t forced to figure out what to do with a silver rattle, and your cousin with a bunch of sons won’t be coming home with pink “It’s a Girl” teddy bears. We chose bottle openers that don’t look like babies (that’s weird, people) and soaps that don’t scream “remember that baby shower” every time you take a bath. At the same time, these thoughtful little gifts will show guests that their presence at the party (IRL or virtual) was very much appreciated, whether or not they sprang for the fancy baby monitor from the registry or just bought a box of diapers and called it a day. We even included one very modern shower gift that we think you may start seeing at more parties in the months and years to come. See if you can spot it as you scroll on down.
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Here are the Amazon baby shower favors we know your guests will enjoy.
Adorable Bottle Openers
We see a lot of shower gifts that involve baby bottles and other baby-themed items as bottle openers, which is cute at first, but a little odd on the user end of things. On the other hand, we can imagine using these elephants for years to come.
Elegant Bottle Openers
These skeleton-key openers also don’t scream “I got this at a baby shower,” which many of your guests will appreciate. These also come with a gift tag, so they can be placed outside a gift bag or box. (Also available in a gender-neutral gold box.)
Can anyone have too many pretty, reusable water bottles? These come in a number of colors, but you can choose blue or pink ones if you want to go with a gendered baby look.
Tiny Bath Toys
If you’re into giving symbolic baby toy or two, make it something small like these little rubber ducks, which are only about 1.5″ long. Even the guests with no kids might enjoy them as bathtub decorations.
This is a case where packaging is everything. What do hair ties have to do with babies? Not much. But the “Oh Baby” thank-you cards make these instantly relevant. (Although, they’re also available with pink or blue footprints, too.)
These candle tins instruct the receiver to send the baby a “warm wish” on the day they’re born. We think it’s a nice way to involve them after the party is over, without being overly sentimental or burdensome. (Also available in pink and blue.)
The metaphor of plants symbolizing a growing baby is perhaps overdone. And still, it’s a lovely idea to give your friends the gift of something growing too.
We’re not saying your friends can’t keep regular plants alive, but just in case they can’t, this is an excellent option. It’s your call if you also want to order customized stickers to go on the pots.
A Bomb Shower
After celebrating someone else’s baby, your guests might want to unwind and appreciate some alone time at home. These individually wrapped bath bombs are just too aesthetically pleasing to resist.
‘From My Shower to Yours’
We’ll indulge in one last pun, but only because these are such lovely, colorful vegan soaps. They come in a number of different scents like wild rose, spearmint, and lemongrass sage.
Tea Party Chic Gifts
For an old-school touch, give your guests these sets of “drinking spoons.” They’ll come in handy when you stop by to visit them one day with the baby and really need a caffeine fix.
A Measure of Appreciation
We had no idea we needed heart-shaped measuring spoons until we saw these. They also come in blue, of course.
Healthy Choices for All
These days, a little bottle of hand sanitizer is nothing less than a meaningful gift. Show your guests how much you care about their health.
Sanitized for You
Personalize those hand sanitizer bottles with these custom-made stickers. Then they’ll really remember what a thoughtful host you are.
Something about getting candy in small containers makes us happy. You’ll have to fill these faux champagne bottles with your own M&Ms, and if a few wind up in your mouth instead of the bottles, well, that’s a sacrifice you’ll have to make.
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