28 DIY Baby Shower Favors That Are So Much Better Than Store-Bought

Congratulations! You such are a wonderful friend and/or family member that you are planning someone’s baby shower. By now you have probably realized that this is a lot harder than, well, just attending a baby shower. And even if you are the craftiest of crafters, you might be feeling some pressure to reach Pinterest perfection when it comes to party favors.

But fear not: we’ve gathered the best DIY baby shower favor and gift ideas around, and these goodies are sure to make you (and your guests) smile. 

That said, before your eyes glaze over looking at all the terrible favor ideas online — and before you devote three weeks to crocheting “bath scrubbies” that look vaguely like misshapen pot holders no one will ever use — relax. Repeat after us: I will not purchase tulle in bulk. And for everyone’s sake, do not go for the pun and give out bags of popcorn that say “About to pop!” (No one is going to eat it. You and I both know that.)

Instead, check out these incredible ideas and get ready to not only get bragging rights for making that shit, but also to make your baby shower the end-all, be-all of baby showers — a model for all baby showers to come. Yep, it’s that epic.

A version of this article was originally published in January 2019.