Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Low Cost Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Great Baby Shower Gifts Without Breaking the Bank
By: Jack Chary

You've received an invitation to a friend's baby shower, and while you're excited, you don't want to break the bank or go overboard, especially in today's economy. Well, don't plan on giving up your invitation just because you're broke. There are lots of great gift ideas out there that are surprisingly affordable and that are will still be just as appreciated as more expensive gifts.

1.) If you want to purchase clothing, you should think ahead. Don't plan on buying newborn or 0-3 months sizes, because everyone will be buying those! If you think ahead you may be able to buy a 12 month or 18 month outfit now that is on clearance because it's the end of the season. This will allow you to purchase a much-appreciated outfit for half, if not more, of the cost!

2.) There are a lot of inexpensive sentimental type gifts out there. You could consider purchasing a photo album with room to write in it or a plaster or ink handprint/footprint kit. Or what about a couple of matching picture frames in different sizes that you've decorated yourself? These are all great, inexpensive ideas, and they will become wonderful keepsakes the new parents will truly cherish.

3.) If you are related to or a close friend of the mommy-to-be, maybe you could attend each shower with her (if she's having more than one), take photos of the shower(s), and make her a scrapbook of her baby shower(s). This would be a great gift idea at a relatively low cost to you.

4.) What about a couple of classic children's books? Board books are the best from growing babies, since they love putting everything in their mouth. But, any children's book would be great especially ones that rhyme, like a great Dr. Suess book, or even a classic, Jack and the Beanstalk or Little Red Riding Hood.

5.) A basket of baby essentials is also a wonderful gift and if you play your cards right, you can usually keep it under $20.00. Just buy a nice looking basket and fill it with baby wash, baby lotion, maybe a couple baby wash cloths, diaper rash cream, diaper wipes, etc. Whatever you think may be especially useful to the new parents that they may not have thought to even register for.

6.) An umbrella stroller is nice to have, especially once the baby starts sitting up. They are easier to tote than bigger strollers, and you can usually get one for under $15.00.

7.) Small infant toys are always a great buy, especially if you get the educational one. These are handy for new parents to have at home and to keep in their diaper bag, because babies are constantly learning, so why not give them something to help them along. They are usually relatively inexpensive, so you can get a few and still stay well within your budget.

8.) A big package of diapers is always welcome! Watch your local paper or sign up for coupons online, so you can ensure your getting the best deal once you go to buy your gift.

As you can see, there are so many affordable baby gift ideas, so don't feel like you have to forfeit or attend empty handed. Remember anytime of gift will be appreciated, especially with a baby on the way.

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