Baby Shower

20 Baby Shower Favor Ideas All Your Guests Will Love

written by BRETT NICOLE HAYDEN

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Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider

Without a doubt, hosting a baby shower comes with a lot of planning. Whether you’re throwing a baby shower for yourself or hosting for a close friend or family member, there’s a lot to consider while party planning. Location, guest list, baby shower theme ideas, and food are just a few. Like anything, planning a baby shower takes time and organization. But, like all the events we plan, all of the hard work feels worth it when the event finally gets here.

One thing to consider that might come later than the big planning pillars of where, when, and who’s coming is choosing party favors for the guests who attend. Baby showers are filled with love for the mama-to-be, thanks to the attendees who travel to be there and spend money on gifts. Baby shower favors can be considered a little token of appreciation, a “thank you” for coming. Typically, they’re small, relatively inexpensive, and a one-size-fits-all type of gift. But, as always, feel free to go as big as you’d like with any part of the planning process.

To take one thing off of your planning to-do list, we put together a list of baby shower favor ideas below.

Baby Shower Favor Ideas

1. Hand Cream

No one will ever turn down soft hands. Gift a luxury hand cream to give them a useful token of appreciation they’ll actually enjoy using. Grab a few sets to save money and split them up amongst the guests.

hand cream
Amazon | L’OCCITANE
Hand Cream Set
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hand cream
Sephora | 54 Thrones
African Beauty Butter Collection
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2. Candle and Matchbox

Candles are always a good go-to. Make the sentiment even more special with a customized matchbox to commemorate the day.

candle set
Target
Three-Piece Assorted Scent Mini Candle Gift Set
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match boxes
Etsy | White Confetti Box
Baby Shower Matches

set of 50

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3. Luxury Soaps

A fun luxury soap is a great gift that guests can use or keep on display in their bathroom. Each time it’s used, they can reminisce on the shower and the memories made. These can be found anywhere or even handmade if you’re feeling extra crafty.

hand soaps
Etsy | Custom Wedding Favor
Handmade Scented Soap Favors

several options and personalization available

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baby shower soaps
Etsy | Glory Party
Safari Animal Soaps
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4. Mini succulents

As guests are celebrating the mom-to-be having a newborn, send them home with their own little baby in the form of a new house plant! The best part? Succulents are notoriously tough to kill, so even guests who don’t have a green thumb will be able to enjoy them (at least for a little while!).

christmas baby shower
Etsy | Fern Crafts Shop
Baby Shower Tags
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christmas baby shower
Etsy | Helix and Birch
Custom Plant Tags
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5. Bath Bombs

Showering a friend with love, support, and gifts is a great opportunity to remind them that they, too, deserve some pampering. A simple means of doing just that is by sending them home with a luxurious bath bomb or two.

bath bombs
Etsy | Kind and Bloom
Personalized Rose Bath Bombs
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bath bombs
Etsy | Kind and Bloom
Personalized Chamomile Bath Bombs
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6. An Edible Treat

You really can’t go wrong with edible favors—they may not even make it out the door! Opt for something like popcorn (perfect for a ‘Ready to Pop’ theme!), mini cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes, or even whip up your own sweet treat to hand out for a homemade touch.

bundt cakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bundtlet Bundle
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baby shower cookies
Etsy | Sweets Shop Designs
Baby Shower Set Cookies
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popcorn baby shower bags
Etsy | Viola Mirabilis Design
Ready To Pop Baby Shower Tag
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baby shower bags
Etsy | Plum Grove Design
‘Oh Baby!’ Favor Bag
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7. A Themed Scarf

Opting to gift a pashmina to each attendee that matches the theme or colors of the party can be perfect, especially when hosting an outdoor event with uncertain temperatures. You can even find personalized options that come with customized tags and gift boxes.

pashmina
Etsy | Mia Krafts Shop
Baby Shower Soft Pashminas

tag personalization available

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pashminas
Etsy | AE Creative Designs Co
Pashmina Shawl

tag personalization available

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8. Jars of Honey

Gifting mini jars of honey either online or from a local source is a great idea in itself, but it’s even better if the party has a honeybee theme. We love this idea because it’s something everyone will enjoy and get plenty of use out of without taking up a bunch of space in their home.

honey baby shower favor
Etsy | Best Day Ever Spot
Honey Baby Shower Favors
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honey baby shower favor
Etsy | Best Day Ever Spot
Mini Honey Jar Favors
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9. Lip Balm

Some nice lip balm is something all guests will love but wouldn’t necessarily want to buy for themselves. It’s sure to be better than their usual chapstick, making it a wonderful small token of gratitude. Gift it by itself or paired with hand cream and other self-care items.

lip balm set
QVC
Four-Piece Goat Milk Lip Balm Set
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lip balm set
World Market
Smoothie Lip Treatment Balm
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10. Fun Drink Mix

There are many options to “cheers” the new baby! You can either buy or put together something like a hot chocolate drink mix set or try a set of fun mixers like these drink sachets for a cocktail or mocktail.

hot chocolate mix
Etsy | B Bliss Favors
Baby Shower Hot Chocolate Jar Favors
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cocktail sachet
SAYSO
Skinny Spicy Margarita Cocktail Sachets
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11. Face Masks

Promote self-care with hydrating face masks guests can use while relaxing at home. This is another great option to pair with other similar products to make a thoughtful bundle.

face masks
Ulta | Foreo
Hydrating Sheet Masks
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face masks
Target
Clay Masking Gift Set
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12. Local Coffee

Head to a local coffee shop or grocery store to pick up sample-size packets of coffee to gift to guests. This is an especially sweet token of appreciation coming from a mama who’s missing having her strong cup of coffee during the pregnancy months.

coffee baby shower favor
Etsy | Happy Day Paper
Circle Labels for Coffee Favors
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coffee baby shower favor
Etsy | The Paper Shoppe CA
Personalized Coffee Favor Bag
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13. Seeds/Plantables

Send attendees home with something to plant either in an indoor pot or in their backyard. Think wildflowers, herbs, or even vegetables that will make them think back on the special day each time they come across their newest plant.

seeds
Etsy | Kasea Studio
Wildflower Seed Packets Alternative
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seeds
Etsy | Bloom Street Creations
‘Bee’ Seed Packets
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14. Loose Leaf Tea

If tea is more of the mom-to-be’s thing than coffee, gift some loose-leaf tea instead. There are tons of flavors, so it may even be possible to find a blend that goes along with the theme of the shower.

tea
Etsy | Rozalia Crafts
Baby Shower Tea Favors
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tea
World Market
Loose Leaf Tea Vials
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15. Jewelry Box

Personalized jewelry boxes may be on the pricier end of our baby shower favor ideas, but are a thoughtful way to show appreciation to guests. This also happens to be a gift they’re sure to use.

jewelry case
Etsy | My Charm Workshop
Personalized Jewelry Case
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jewelry case
Amazon
Travel Jewelry Box
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16. Jewelry Trays

In the same vein, a small jewelry tray can be a great place for them to hold their jewelry. Plus, they can leave it on their nightstand or in their bathroom and remember the fun day you shared together each time they use it.

trinket dish baby shower favor
Target | Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Ceramic Trinket Dish
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jewelry tray
Amazon
Six-Piece Ceramic Jewelry Trays
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17. Sugar Scrub

Whether this takes the form of a body scrub, lip scrub, or both, either purchasing or making a sugar scrub for guests is sure to make for a favor they can’t wait to use.

sugar scrub
Etsy | Amreva Bath and Beauty
Sugar Scrub Gift Set
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sugar scrub
Etsy | Self Care Scents Co
Exfoliating Lip Sugar Scrub
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18. Chocolate

Edible favors are always a good idea—especially in the form of delicious chocolate. Look to some well-known chocolate companies, or track down a local candy store to pick some out or to see if they can make some specifically for the shower.

chocolate party favors
Ghirardelli
Chocolate Favor Gift Box (Case of 24)
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chocolate party favors
Vosges Haut-Chocolat
La Bombe Chocolate Bombs
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19. Magnets

Of the trinket-type baby shower favor ideas, magnets may be the most functional. They don’t take up much room, are super useful, and can serve as a great opportunity to reminisce about the day you shared.

baby shower magnet
Etsy | Lil Love Store
Baby Shower Magnet
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baby shower magnet
Etsy | Baby Magnet Shop
Baby Shower Magnet
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20. Mini Bottles of Champagne

Just because the mama-to-be can’t drink right now doesn’t mean the guests can’t celebrate with a bit of bubbly. Send everyone home with a mini bottle of Champagne and encourage them to pop a bottle as soon as they receive the news of baby’s arrival.

champagne label
Etsy | Chicfetti
Mini Champagne Labels
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champagne label
Etsy | Pop It When She Pops
Champagne Baby Shower Favor Tags
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