The Ultimate Gift Guide to Inexpensive Baby Shower Gifts

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Time flies, and before you know it, the 2021 baby showers will be upon us. You don’t have to break the bank to buy a lovely baby shower gift for your gal pals’ little ones. Our gift guide will help you shop for inexpensive baby gifts within three categories: cute clothes, essential baby items, and personalized gifts.

There are so many different things that babies need, and new parents want to make their lives easier. This gift guide is just a starting point when searching for inexpensive items that can help new parents.

Baby Shower Gifts for 2021

Baby Clothes

Arguably, choosing cute outfits is the most fun part of shopping for baby showers. Plain white onesies are always a necessity, but you can branch out, too. Retailers like Carter’s, Target, and Amazon have plenty of options to choose from, like this adorable, gender-neutral 3-Pack Organic Sleep ‘N Play onesie.

Most shower guests will likely bring clothes ranging from newborn sizes to three months, so consider shopping for six or nine-month baby clothing instead. Don’t forget to count your months and match the season to the sizing you choose! You might also want to complete the outfit with little socks, baby booties, a hat, or hair accessories to compile a complete baby shower gift.


Baby Essentials 

When you’re looking to shower a new mom and baby, a glance at the baby shower gift registry will tell you everything you need to know about just how many things little ones need. Any new mom will appreciate these baby essentials that won’t break the bank:

  • Burp cloths
  • Soft tip eating utensils
  • Baby grooming kit
  • Bottle drying rack
  • Rattles and teethers
  • Bathtime supplies
  • Pacifiers

You can jazz up these baby shower gifts by making a themed basket with accompanying accessories. There’s no such thing as too much storage when it comes to kids! Consider presenting these gifts in a woven basket, toy bin, or even a small laundry hamper.


Personalized Gifts

Adding a personalized touch to a gift, like a monogram, can turn an ordinary gift into a special keepsake. You can have blankets, onesies, or picture frames personalized to include the baby’s name or initials. You don’t have to be a sewing expert to execute a personalized blanket embroidery at-home. Check out this how-to, how-to guide on embroidery for beginners.

You can personalize books by adding a sweet message to the inside cover in place of a card that is likely to be recycled. If you want to add a special touch, some companies will create entire stories featuring the new little one as the main character! Reading to infants is so important, so you can’t go wrong gifting books. Anything that improves development makes an excellent baby shower gift.

You do not have to break the bank to gift a new mom with the things she needs for her new bundle of joy. When attending a baby shower, following the registry is always preferred by new moms. This guide serves to help you find affordable options on the baby registry and still add a personalized touch!