Coming up with baby shower favors can be stressful. You might even wonder if you really need to give favors.
Stress no more!
This list of unique, fun, and practical baby shower favors will help you to pick a lovely favor that won’t break the bank.
Speaking about inexpensive, check out the cheap baby shower ideas that will make the baby shower sparkle on a budget.
And if you’re here for the FREE baby shower favor tags, I’ve got a link for it at the end of the post. Right after all the favor ideas that you don’t want to miss.
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Are baby shower favors required?
Baby shower favors are not necessary but often the hostess follows the tradition of giving small gifts to the guests. No-one comes to the shower expecting gifts… at least they shouldn’t.
You as hostess provide refreshments and some entertainment in addition to fabulous company.
How much should baby shower favors cost?
Typically the baby shower favors cost 1 to 5 dollars each. You can of course spend as much or little as you would like. But if you have a large crowd it can quickly add up.
Nothing wrong with cheap baby shower favors.
Some of the ideas in this baby shower favor list can be done for less than $1.
What Are the Best Baby Shower Favors
It’s easy to overthink this one. It is after all a baby shower favor and not the only gift the person will ever receive.
Of course you want it to be something cool, not lame. A favor that the guests actually want.
So let’s get started.
1. Edible Baby Shower Favors
Everyone loves to get edible baby shower favors. I know I do :). Those are fun to give too.
Popcorn is one the easiest and most delicious baby shower favors. You can pop your own or get already popped popcorn from the store.
If plain popcorn sounds blah, you can make it more fun.
Melt chocolate and mix it with the popcorn. Spread on cookie sheet and top with candy or sprinkles that go with the baby shower theme.
Put the popcorn in bags or boxes and attach a cute tag.
TAG idea: “Ready to Pop” or “Thanks for Popping In”.
Everyone likes cookies! And if they don’t I’m sure there is someone in the family that will happily eat this yummy baby shower favor.
You can get cookies in any shape from bakeries. But I know those can get expensive. So the easy solution is to make them yourself.
You could also get a box of cookies from a store and give them a makeover.
Get Oreos, wafers, Milanos… anything and decorate them to match your baby shower theme. Dip into chocolate or colorful icing. Drizzle with chocolate. Top with sprinkles or candy. Or write something on them like “baby”.
Wrap in cellophane and you have a cute baby shower favor on a budget.
TAG idea: “You’re so SWEET for coming!”
Another sweet idea. Make your own or buy jam from the store.
Wrap a ribbon or attach a cute label around the jar. You could also cut a piece of fabric to cover the lid and tie it with a ribbon or twine.
4. Chocolate Bars
Women love chocolate. Wrap a bar with a theme fitting wrapping paper or one of the cool chocolate bar wrappers that are made for this purpose.
Or you can simply get Hershey’s bar and color the letters “he” blue or “she” pink.
5. Hershey’s Kisses or Nuggets
Kisses and Nuggets presented in jars, bowls or wrapped in cellophane are cute, sweet, and inexpensive. Besides who would say no to chocolate!
6. Honey Jars
Honey is not only delicious but good for you.
“My favorite thing is me coming to visit you, and then you ask, ‘How about a small smackerel of honey?’”Winnie the Pooh
Tag idea: “How about a small smackerel of honey?”
7. Hot Chocolate Mix
Make your own or get a collection of hot chocolate mix. Put in a mug or mason jar. Yummy!
As an alternative to hot chocolate you could also give instant coffee packets with cookies or in a mug.
TAG idea: “A Baby Is Brewing” or “Thanks a Latte”
Some of us don’t drink coffee but would not say no to delicious tea.
Customize the tea bags by wrapping them creatively or attaching a label that says “A baby is brewing”
10. Soda Can in Koozie
Continuing in the beverage department…
A can of soda or sparkling juice in a fun Koozie or with a cute can label makes a perfect and cheap baby shower favor.
You can find an awesome variety of can sleeves in Amazon. Pick your favorite pattern or customize one with fabric markers.
I know this can be quite controversial but you know the mom-to-be and she knows her guests. And if she okays mini size liquor bottles then go for it.
TAG idea: “Baby Making Potion” or “Pop the Bubbly when Tammy Pops!”
12. Spices and Seasoning
Give as a baby shower favor mom-to-be’s favorite spice or seasoning. Or select one based on the baby shower theme.
Pumpkin spice is perfect for the fall.
Other fun ideas to consider:
- summer savory
- apple pie spice
TAG idea: “Sugar and Spice & Everything Nice”
2. Something To Wear
This category is awesome too. Lots of cool things to choose from.
Get some magic gloves in bulk and roll them up and tie with a ribbon.
TAG idea: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Chiffon scarves, bandannas or fleece scarves work well as a baby shower favor.
Buy fleece by yard and cut it into 1/4 yard width. Fringe the ends and tie them into knots.
Or get a set of chiffon scarves from Amazon.
Your guests can use these lovely, inexpensive chiffon scarves in many ways: belt, hair tie, bag decor, and of course as a scarf.
This is a pretty safe choice. Cute fuzzy socks rolled up and wrapped with a fun label.
4. Hair tie
Hair ties, hair clips, scrunchies…
5. Shoe Laces
Who does not have a pair of sneakers? Your guests will love to receive a set of fun shoe laces!
Headbands or headwraps are pretty cool and come in various colors and styles.
3. Accessories and Stuff
This and that category with fun ideas.
1. Purse Hook
Solve the problem of where to put your purse in a restaurant with this unique baby shower favor.
These foldable purse hooks are cute as a button and so handy.
Keychains and lanyards are one of those everyday accessories that everyone needs.
You can find beautiful inexpensive bracelets everywhere. I really like the ones I found at Etsy. For example these bracelets were under $2 last time I checked.
If we talk about bracelets, might as well mention necklaces. Go to Walmart, Target or any other store that sells pretty but cheap necklaces.
You could of course make your own too.
If you have a flower themed baby shower just get flower charms and string or cord of your choice.
5. Drawstring Backpack
Drawstring backpacks are pretty cool. And with many options out there you’re sure to find something that goes with the baby shower theme.
Buy them in bulk and you save a lot of money.
4. Beauty Baby Shower Favors
We all could use a relaxing pampering moment.
1. Sugar or Salt Scrub
Anyone can make these!
Basic Salt or Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 1 cup of salt or sugar
- 1/2 cup of olive or melted coconut oil
- 5 – 7 drops of essential oil
Mix and put in glass jars and add a tag or ribbon as an embellishment.
2. Lip Gloss or Balm
Have you seen the EOS lip balm baby shower favors? The ones where the lip balm is the “baby bump”. Adorable!
You can also get a lip balm rattle and a pacifier printable to make cool favors.
TAG idea: “Emma’s baby shower was the balm because of YOU!”
3. Hand Cream
Always hand-y. ha ha
Another fun thing to give to the guests.
Any little bottle of lotion will work but if you want to do something extra special then take a look at these organic lotion bars!
You’ve got over 10 lovely scents to choose from.
5. Nail Polish
Easy, cheap, and cute baby shower favor.
TAG idea: “Here is to 10 little fingers and 10 little toes”
6. Bath Bombs
These adorable bath bombs can be bought from Spa Glo.
TAG idea: “Girls are the Bomb!” or “Boys are the Bomb!”
7. Shower Poof
Shower items are simply awesome baby shower favors.
And the following tag makes any shower item into a baby shower favor.
TAG idea: “From my shower to yours”
All these consumable baby shower favors are great. Soap is one of them. Many options to choose from.
Add a rubber ducky to any of these bath related baby shower favors for additional cuteness.
5. For the Home
Home sweet home.
Real or fake succulents will delight the guests. Check out the cute collection!
I hear that succulents are easy to take care of… I tend to kill all the plants by watering them too much. So with my peace lily I took a different approach. I only water it once it starts drooping. It is still alive!
TAG idea: “Watch Me Grow“. Get the pdf file from Penny Lane Stationery
Candles and candle holders are lovely. I feel like you can never have too many of those.
TAG idea: A little candle for you to light, Once the stork has made its flight. The flame will glow to celebrate Baby Miller’s arrival date.
Coasters are kind of a unique baby shower favor.
If you like to crochet you could make beautiful coasters. And if you’re not into making them yourself you can buy inexpensive doily coasters.
Everyone needs magnets for the fridge, right?
5. Mugs and Cups
Can you have too many mugs? I don’t think so.
Same with notepads and journals. There is always something you need to jot down. Or do the younger people just write their notes on the phone…
7. Measuring Spoons
Measuring spoons, tiny bowls and other kitchen utensils make awesome baby shower favors.
8. Post It Notes
If one does not need a notepad or a journal, she still needs post it notes. I go through a ton of those. This simple favor will look amazing with a fun wrapper.
Yes! Need pens to write on the post it notes!
And if you want to be super cool hostess, give everyone a stylus pen. Fun colors available!
10. Photo Frames
Photo frames are fabulous. You could put a quote on the frame.
Stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s carry all sorts of inexpensive signs you can use as a favor.
12. Salt and Pepper Shakers
This modern salt and pepper shaker set from Target is cheap and pretty. The shakers are white and have black cursive text. Cute!
13. Seeds and Gardening Gloves
Give a packet of seeds and fun gardening gloves as baby shower favor. A fun way to thank the guests for coming.
14. Flash Light
A personalized or otherwise awesome flashlight is a practical favor idea.
15. Fairy Lights
Love these!! Fairy lights are so cute. The guests will be happy to get these and use them to add a little bit of sparkle in their home.
TAG idea: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Popcorn, bath bombs, scarves, coasters… so many options. I hope this baby shower favor list inspired you.
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