“Almost every woman finds herself at some point in her life invited to a baby shower for someone that they know very little, barely know, or are related to in a distant manner. While it can be easy to purchase a gift for an expectant mother who is a friend or close family member, it can be harder to find a unique and exciting gift idea for someone that you hardly know. You do not want to bring a generic gift off of a registry, but you also do not want to do something that is so unique that the expectant mother will not appreciate it. A baby shower gift basket may not be a unique baby gift basket, but it will be cherished and appreciated by the expectant mother.
If you want to give a great gift with your baby shower gift basket, the best way to do this for someone who is not a close friend is to give a baby shower gift basket filled with baby basics. Baby basics stay the same no matter what sex the baby is or what unique personality traits the baby has. Some things that a new mother can always use are binkies or pacifiers, bottles (depending on feeding method, but even breastfeeding moms use bottles from time to time!), swaddling blankets, baby clothes, receiving blankets, burp clothes, bibs, feeding utensils for when the baby is older, wash clothes, baby soap (make sure it is hypoallergenic!), detergent, baby lotion, baby hygiene products like finger and toe nail clippers, baby Q-tips, and an aspirator, and other items like socks, hats, gloves, and shoes. All of these will give you a pretty generic baby shower gift basket with baby basics.
Making A Unique Baby Gift Basket
It can be very difficult to make a unique gift for someone that you do not know well. However, when making a baby shower gift basket, it is very easy to make a unique gift basket for the baby and the mother. The first thing to do is to pick a theme. You could do diapering, feeding, clothing, or bath time. The best way to be unique is to do a baby shower basket filled with items that the baby can use when he or she is closer to six months old. The new mother will probably receive all of the newborn items that she needs. Instead, include things like feeding utensils, larger sized clothing, oversized bibs, baby food (with lengthy expiration dates, of course!), and season appropriate accessories in the respectable size that the baby will need.
No matter what you do for your baby shower gift basket, your basket will be the hit of the party!”