Cute Baby Shower Favor Ideas

  1. Spa day items like lotion & bath salts
  2. Chocolate
  3. Mason jar drinkware
  4. Succulent plants
  5. Mini popcorn bags
  6. Flavored sugars in little containers
  7. Playing cards
  8. Elegant drink koozies
  9. Mugs with a spoon on the handle
  10. Kitchenware like whisks or oven mitts
  11. Rustic die cut wooden magnets
  12. Stainless steel bottle openers
  13. Mint tins
  14. Gel hand sanitizer
  15. Stress balls that fit your baby shower theme
  16. Notebooks with a pretty cover
  17. Cosmetic bags or pouches
  18. Wine glasses & accessories

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! No matter what you’re having, you should most definitely host a baby shower to celebrate. And while you’re at it… offer personalized favors to everyone who attends!

Your pregnancy is a big deal, and you’re likely feeling like a bundle of joy yourself at this very moment. So why not keep those happy feelings going with small gifts you can share with your guests? It’s tough to know where to start, which is why you’ll love the baby shower favor ideas featured here.

After COVID-19, everyone’s feeling ready for a good social event out of quarantine. Plan a big celebration and treat all the guests on your list to any of these cute baby shower favors!

1: Spa Day Items

Bring your baby shower to their shower by putting together little spa kits for all your guests. You can include all of the following inside of your spa kits:

  • Scented lotion
  • Bath bombs
  • Loofahs
  • Nail polish
  • Soap
  • Eye masks
  • Manicure kit
  • Washcloth
  • Lip balm

If you want to make it even more fun, choose a round lip balm container and put it through a card to make it look like a baby bump. You can even use the spa kits as baby shower prizes if you’re planning any games for your guests!

Cute Messages For Your Spa Kits!

From my shower to yours!
Relax, baby!
Put the “aah” in “spa”!
Treat yourself!

2: Chocolate

You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to whip up tasty treats for your guests. Cookies, cake pops, brownies, s’mores kits in mason jars are all great baby shower favor ideas. You can make these treats from scratch or buy them from a grocery store and pretend like you made them from scratch!

There are a ton of recipes out there, from onesie-shaped cookies to cupcakes topped with bows. If you’re not in the mood to bake, you can order custom chocolate online, and put them into favor bags or wrap them in tulle and tie them with a ribbon. These favors work for a girl baby shower or boy baby shower and are super easy to put together!

Cute Messages For Your Chocolate!

A baby’s like a box of chocolates…
A “thank you” treat for you
Like taking candy from a baby
I love you choco-lots!

3: Mason Jar Drinkware

Mason jars and drinkware are both trendy right now. Combine them together into baby shower favors your guests will absolutely adore!

You can hand these party favors out at the end, or put the jars out on the snack table ahead of time for your guests to fill up throughout your shower. No disposable cups or dishes for you to deal with later!

Cute Messages For Your Mason Jars!

Drink up!
Eat, drink, and be merry!
This drink’s on us!
Here’s to you!

Tip: You don’t have to stick with blue if it’s a boy baby shower and pink if it’s a girl baby shower! Soft pastel colors like yellow, cream, lavender, and mint green all look great for baby shower decorations and party favors.

4: Succulent Plants

You’re celebrating a new life so it only makes sense to use succulent plants or growing kits as baby shower favors.

Go with plants that don’t require a lot of effort to maintain. These are all excellent choices:

  • Aloe
  • Snake Plant
  • Bromeliad
  • Air Plant
  • Cactus
  • Jade
  • Peace Lily
  • Rabbit’s Ear

Plants breathe life into an otherwise boring space. Your guests will love these baby shower favor ideas, especially since they can be used to decorate their desks at home or the office.

Cute Messages For Your Succulent Plants!

A baby is growing!
Thanks for celebrating new life!
This baby’s in full bloom!
To making a new life…

5: Mini Popcorn Bags

Everyone loves a snack, which is why you should keep personalized popcorn bags on a table near the door. Your guests can grab them while heading to their cars. These goodie bag ideas are super easy and won’t cost you too much, either!

These baby shower favors are especially great if you have a baby-centric movie playing in the background. Knocked Up, Look Who’s Talking, and Raising Arizona are all excellent choices!

Cute Messages For Your Popcorn!

Thanks for poppin’ by!
Ready to pop!
Thanks a bunchies, here are some munchies!
A snack for the road!

6: Flavored Sugars in Little Containers

Candy is a common choice when it comes to baby shower favor ideas, but flavored sugars are much more interesting! You can package the sugar in reusable containers, or put it all in little baggies for your guests to take home.

What you’ll need:

  • Freeze dried fruit (strawberries or blueberries are best)
  • Coffee or spice grinder
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup

Here’s how to make flavored sugars:

  • Step One:  Break down freeze dried fruit into smaller pieces using a coffee or spice grinder.
  • Step Two:  Mix the ground down fruit with a quarter cup of sugar in a bowl. Use a spoon to really stir it around.
  • Step Three:  Add these colorful sugars into containers, baggies, or little spice bottles.

Flavored sugars are very easy baby shower favors to make right at home. Your guests can then use them for their teas, coffees, and desserts in the future. Go the extra mile by putting it all in personalized containers!

Cute Messages For Your Sugar!

It was sweet of you to drop by!
Sugar, spice, and everything nice!
You’re so sweet!
Thank you for being so sweet!

7: Playing Cards

Sometimes we all need a little ice breaker. Get your guests seated and hand out playing cards to everyone at each table. Your friends, family, and co-workers will mingle over a good game of Texas Hold ‘Em or Blackjack while waiting on the party to start!

Look for custom playing cards with a case so you can print your baby’s name or shower date on the front. Boom! You now have an easy conversation starter for everyone! These are particularly good boy baby shower ideas, especially if you’re having both women and men at the party.

Cute Messages For Your Playing Cards!

The stakes have been raised!
We’re about to have a full house!
Thanks for celebrating our full house!
Thanks for dealing with us!

Tip: Don’t forget about the games! Baby bingo, diaper raffles, and “Name That Baby” (from movies or TV shows) are all fun choices for a baby shower, and they’re not too cheesy or awkward for your guests.

8: Elegant Drink Koozies

Who says koozies are just for tailgates and backyard barbeques? These little drink holders are also excellent baby shower favor ideas or baby shower prizes!

Look for a trendy material, like burlap or denim, or something stylish like patterns or a metallic color. The more fashionable, the better the chances that your guests will want to use them over and over again.

Cute Messages For Your Drink Koozies!

A baby is brewing!
Bundle of joy!
Ice, ice baby!
Chill! The baby’s almost here!

9: Mugs with a Spoon on the Handle

Mugs are always wonderful party favor ideas, but if you want to kick things up a notch, choose some that come with a little stirring spoon on the handle. You can even do an entire gift basket of items to go with it if you need baby shower prizes.

Personalized mugs pair especially well with other baby shower favors, namely:

  • Flavored sugars
  • Chocolate
  • Spa day items
  • Kitchenware

Your guests will feel appreciated if they go home with a great gift. Who knows? You might get a good babysitter out of the deal!

Cute Messages For Your Mugs!

Stirring up trouble!
Late nights and early mornings… here we come!
Mugs & Kisses!
A new baby’s stirring!

10: Kitchenware Like Whisks or Oven Mitts

It’s time to make Sunday meal prep way easier! Send your guests home with personalized kitchenware like whisks, aprons, measuring cups, or oven mitts. Do you want a cute baby shower theme to go with these favors? Put up bakery-inspired decorations like cute cupcakes, cakes, and ice cream cones. You should also serve these treats to your guests in lieu of a formal lunch or dinner. Who says dessert isn’t a meal?!

After the baby is born, send a follow-up email or text to everyone on your guest list asking for “healthy reheatable dinners.” Make it a competition and offer a gift card to the best one. You’ll be thankful for quick meals, and your guests will be happy for the challenge.

Cute Messages For Your Kitchenware!

Bun in the oven!
Cookin’ up trouble!
Baked with love!
Bon Appétit!

11: Die Cut Wooden Magnets

Home décor with a rustic touch is all the rage right now. Get in on that trend with wooden magnets printed with a cute message, or simply with your baby’s name and due date. All the “oohs” and “aahs” will go toward your awesome baby shower party favors!

Magnets are one of those things we all need, but don’t think about buying. Your guests will keep theirs right on the fridge to hold up coupons, new recipes, or their kid’s report card. These party favors are an absolute no-brainer! 

Cute Messages For Your Magnets!

Thanks for sticking with us!
Future Babe Magnet! (with the name of your baby)
So happy to attract great friends like you!
From our home to yours, thank you!

12: Stainless Steel Bottle Openers

Pop the top on a good drink at your baby shower! You may not be able to have alcohol, but there are still plenty of tasty drinks you can serve.

Try any of these non-alcoholic baby shower drinks:

  • Sparkling water or juice
  • Chocolate milk with cinnamon
  • Iced tea mixed with lemonade
  • Cucumber-mint water
  • Lemon-blueberry punch

Be sure to put extra of each drink in bottles and keep them in the fridge before the party starts. Then when everything’s winding down, you can slip a bottle into little gift bags alongside your bottle openers and hand them out as baby shower party favors.

Cute Messages For Your Bottle Openers!

This drink’s on the house!
Have a drink on me!
A bottle for the adults!
Pop the top!

Tip: Be strategic about when you host your baby shower. The end of your second trimester or the beginning of your third are the most ideal times as you’ll have a bump, but won’t feel too exhausted.

13: Mint Tins

Do you want fresh baby shower favors? Look no further than little mints in reusable tins. The mints will be great after big meals, and the tins can be reused for pills, coins, or jewelry.

Choose mint tins that not only go well with your baby shower theme, but are also visually pleasing. You want to give your guests something they don’t mind slipping in their purse or bag.

Cute Messages For Your Mint Tins!

Keep it fresh!
In mint condition!
Fresh as a baby’s bottom!
Thanks for minting & mingling with us!

14: Gel Hand Sanitizer

As a new parent, you will come to seriously love and rely on hand sanitizer. A good one is essential when it comes to the baby’s runny noses, and of course, diaper duty! Plus, after the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes sense to have plenty of sanitizer around at all times. For all those reasons, hand sanitizers are the perfect baby shower favor ideas.

Your guests will get a ton of use from these party favors. They can use them before meals, after working in the garden, and of course, before holding your new baby for the first time! 

Cute Messages For Your Hand Sanitizer!

So fresh, so clean!
A small gift for you!
Use before holding the baby!
The baby’s in good hands!

15: Stress Balls That Fit Your Baby Shower Theme

Stress balls are often overlooked, but they can be so darn cute! You’ll find custom stress balls in shapes that are perfect for your baby shower like:

  • Teddy bears
  • Sailboats
  • Rubber duckies
  • Clouds

No doubt, your guests will gush over these unique baby shower party favors. Plus, they’ll be squeezing them like crazy as they count down to the baby’s arrival in the waiting room! 

Cute Messages For Your Stress Balls!

Stress less!
Thanks for squeezing in time for us!
You’re our main squeeze!
Squeeze to feel ease!

16: Notebooks with a Pretty Cover

Sure, we all are attached to our phones, but that doesn’t mean old-fashioned paper is out! Your guests will want a nice notebook to hold recipes, meeting notes, or ideas for their next novel. Top these goodie bag ideas with other stationery like pens, sticky notes, and Sharpies.

You want your baby shower to be associated with fun and beauty. With that in mind, choose a notebook with a pretty cover like metallic, glitter, rainbow, or denim.

Cute Messages For Your Notebooks!

No words can express our gratitude!
Write the baby a letter!
Jot your thoughts!
Thanks for penciling us in!

Tip:  You don’t have to open the baby shower gifts while everyone watches unless you want to. Some people don’t like to be the center of attention, and often, this can be a dull time in the party. Just remember to still send “thank you” cards!

17: Cosmetic Bags or Pouches

Do you need girl baby shower ideas? Go old-school and have a “sleepover” like you used to have in middle school. You can even do makeovers and hand out personalized cosmetic bags as party favors.

These toiletry bags can be combined with spa kits, or they can stand completely on their own. They’re especially great baby shower party favors if you plan a day of pampering. Massages, anyone?!

Cute Messages For Your Cosmetic Bags!

Hey baby hey!
Lookin’ good!
Hello gorgeous!
You’re beautiful!

18: Wine Glasses & Accessories

Your baby shower was fun, but let’s face it, it was probably a lot of work for your guests to attend. They had to get a gift, sit through traffic, play your games, and maybe even find a babysitter.

Show how grateful you are for all the effort with an after-party wine glass. Your guests can unwind from the big day with a good glass of vino at home. Complete these goodie bag ideas with a few accessories like wine stoppers and corkscrews!

Cute Messages For Your Wine Glasses!

A toast to you!
Mama needs some wine!
You’re as fine as wine!
You had me at Merlot!

Final Thoughts

Now you know what to expect when you’re expecting… well, at least when it comes to your baby shower! Remember this is a time to celebrate so don’t stress too hard about what party favors or goodie bags you end up putting together.

You don’t have to go to Etsy or Pinterest for baby shower favor ideas. And remember, you don’t have to make these things by hand if you’re not crafty. Visit Quality Logo Products® to get personalized baby shower favors that are sure to make your guests say, “Ohhh baby!”

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About the author

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over four years of experience in the industry. She is the Lead Copywriter at Quality Logo Products and has had work published for the Promotional Products Association International and the Advertising Specialty Institute.