Are you shopping for the best baby shower gifts?
Tips & Tricks for Shoppers
When you get invited to a baby shower there are a couple of different opportunities for you to decide what a good gift would be. And we have plenty of options to fill the baby’s room with the fitting accessories. But how can you find out which gift would be the best?
The Baby Shower Invitation
This should be your first step in finding what would be a fitting, or appropriate gift might be for the shower. Invitations are great when it comes to giving guests the information that they need to find different gift options across a range of prices. There are plenty of sources of ideas when you know what you are looking for. Lets look at an example to see how this can be put to use.
Lets take a look at nautical invitations for baby shower themes that are common today. The idea is to look at what is important or interesting for the couple celebrating a shower.
I say couple here because we can take and glean another piece of information about the baby shower from an invitation. In our case we picked an nautical baby shower to use in our example. A traditional baby shower is a ladies only party. But when a certain gender is dominate on the invitation you will often notice that the guest of honors husband or partner will also be present.
Of course if the invitation explicitly states that the couple will be celebrating the shower together you won’t need to read this into the invitation. But that is besides the point.
Nautical themes also tend to be for boy baby showers than for girls. This should give you a ideas to further refine some of the gift options you have at your disposal.
We’ve taken the card and deduced some of the macro details. So far we estimate that the young couples might be celebrating the shower, at least unofficially together. This is of course only a possibility. If you aren’t certain and you have some ideas it is a good idea to ask the person organizing the shower.
Since boats, anchors, and other nautical symbols are common place the chance is greater that you will be close to a hit if you embrace this same imagery when you pick out a gift.
It is easy to find plenty of children’s or baby’s clothing and accessories with these graphical embellishments. We have options to further customize them to fit the situation you find yourself in for the baby shower.
Look for other details that are more refined that ships or boats. Look for aspects of the invitation that will give you a better idea of what they might enjoy.
Invitations are fun and they provide a lot of insight into what the couple likes.
An invitation is a personal experience where you get a small peak into what is special to the people who sent it. I love getting invitations and looking at the different aspects, I often learn something new about the person that invited me. This type of connection is only possible when you know what you are looking for. So when you receive the card in the mailbox make sure you take some time to inspect it. Appreciate the time and effort that was placed into its selection. There are plenty of interesting pieces of information that go into making them what they are. When you learn to understand them at their different levels you can pick out a gift that fits, that wows, or that makes the lasting impression.
Other Details to Look For
When you look at modern invitations, the thing that will stand out the most is the different aspects they provide personalization. There is that word again. When you look at our site you will same the same options. We want to give you a chance to design something that you will be happy with and the recipient(s) will adore.
There are other details on baby shower invitations that you will certainly notice after the initial inspection.
Have You Heard?
We will be adding a baby shower registry later this year. Our registry will give the traditional baby registry a unique spin. Offering expecting parents a fun chance to create their own personalized items. Or select a series of products that they will need for the baby and asking their guests to customize them with their own personalize message.
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A baby registry is a special category of gift.
When you are asked to order items from a registry (this is usually the last line on the baby shower invitation) you know what types of items the expecting parents need to finish out their nursery supplies.
Generally the invitation will give you two options, one might be through a local store, the other might be an online store like Amazon.com. Whichever one you pick keep the invitation handy.
Just like we were able to glean different pieces of information from the nautical invitation example we can use the same tricks here.
Look for common themes, one way to save money and make a big impact when it comes to giving the gift is to find themes.
For example it is common to include a number of affordable items that will give the guests a variety of opportunities for gifts. Take the different observations you have already made and apply them to the potential gifts. If you start to see a patterns among the items you can easily put together a number of different options to form one big gift.
By using this method you can usually save, while putting together a package that makes an impression.
The same strategy can applied to the gifts you see on the site.
For example purposes lets take a nautical theme baby shower again.
If they don’t have the full set the different registry options you can see what pieces are available. Not everyone is the same and they might have different expectations or ideas on what should go in the baby’s room. But once you see the theme you can order or purchase the pieces that they have in the registry.
Now, if they didn’t have the items to make a complete set you can easily complete the set with some wonderful custom baby shower gifts.
Did You Know?
A survey done by the Times in 2014 asked more than a thousand first time parents if they needed basic baby items? An astounding 47% of those surveyed responded that they were all set when it came to the basic items. Another 10% said that they would get the remainder of the “basics” in the next month. None of the soon to be parents depended completely on the baby shower.
While this information might be alarming, the days of showering prospective parents with gifts for the baby are slowly going away in the favor of more original options.
Type of Baby Shower Gifts
Today there aren’t many taboo’s when it comes to picking out a baby shower gift. The points that we have already made are all valid, but there is one more point that should be made before you go out and buy the baby a gift.
This comes when the mommy-to-be plans a unisex shower.
The trend to avoid a gender stereotype has become more popular in the last couple years. The reasons are as varied as the people celebrating the showers but when there is a clear single being made that the baby shower will in fact be a unisex baby shower it is a good idea to stay away from gifts that are strongly associated with one gender or the other.
Going back to the nautical invitation for the baby shower example, it would be alright to draw certain impressions about the type of shower. This is unless the invitation: tried hard to avoid gender, specifically stated that the shower would be unisex, or you know second hand that the shower will be. In any of these instances, asking or avoiding what might be a taboo is the safest option.
Other than that, a gift is always selected with the best intentions and you can only hope that it will be a hit.
One option that might appeal to some of you is a cute creeper. Baby creepers can be customized in a variety of different ways and allow you show your creativity.
Bibs are another popular custom option. When you know what the couple likes you can choose one that fits their style and add further personalization by including the baby’s name!
This is one of the gift types that some of you might not be familiar with. But you can easily personalize baby pacifiers. And they make an original gift!
Make It Fun
One of the common problems we witness when it comes to finding the right gift for the baby shower is that the giver tends to put too much thought into the gift. While this is a good thing when done in the right moderation, it can become a source of stress.
A baby shower is a fun event that is meant as a celebration.
A gift is a great way for you to share your enthusiasm, your appreciation, and a chance to help. But it should never become stress. And when you over plan the gift it can do just that on two levels.
First, it can sometimes be hard finding something that you will be happy giving, while at the same time it can be stressful imagining the gift being poorly received. This generally happens when you of plan.
An over estimation on the gifts importance can lead to hurt feelings if those expectations aren’t met. And the only one that will loose out is you.
Giving a gift should be as fun as receiving it. Both parties get a different, but equal reward from the act and it can lead to a stronger bond between both the giver and the recipient. Just make sure that you don’t over complicate the process. Creating your gift with a custom option like you’ll find here on the site gives you the chance to relax.