So you’ve been asked to host a baby shower. You’ve invited the guests, decided on the games, picked up the decorations, and made arrangements for the food. It’s time to give some serious thought to the baby shower party favors for the guests.
Now, while party favors are not technically an essential aspect of baby shower etiquette per se, giving them to your guests is an excellent way to say thank you for the baby gifts on behalf of the upcoming bundle of joy and the mom-to-be. As the baby shower hostess of the year, you’ll want to pick the very best favors for your guests.
How We Chose Our Ratings
Baby shower party favors tend to be grouped under several gender-neutral catchphrases. Our recommended gifts fall into one of these categories:
- Cirque de Bebe
- A Baby is Brewing
- From Our Shower to Yours
- Baby in Bloom
- She’s About to Pop
- Cute as a Button
- A Little Pampering
- A Star is Born
- Lil’ Pumpkin
We chose gifts that can either be handcrafted or ordered online. All the party favors can be personalized to include dates and names. Most are gender neutral or can be found in either pink or blue as a gender reveal gift. Most importantly, they are all ooh and ahh-worthy! Your guests will love their little memento of the pre-baby bonding ceremony that a baby shower represents.
Top 10 Best Baby Shower Party Favor Ideas
Cirque de Bebe
There are thousands of party shower favor ideas for a circus theme. Balloons, animal shaped soap, bags of popcorn, cotton candy, charm bracelets, stuffed animals, animal crackers, totes, pinwheels, clowns, animal pins and so much more.
Our personal favorite is 1PixiePlace’s Vintage Circus Muslin Party Favor Bags that you can stuff with animal crackers, popcorn, or peanuts. Each set of 12 unbleached cotton bags includes two hand-stamped images of a clown, an animal cage, the phrase "Life is a circus," a girl with an umbrella, a strong man and a circus ticket. You can choose from two sizes, 3 x 4 inches or 4 x 6 inches and from black or sepia ink.
RibbonPersonalized make these adorable 2-inch candles that can be customized with any image. The candle is wrapped in tulle tied up with a ribbon that comes in any color with personalized text. This set comes with a baby lion, monkey and giraffe image. Your guests will find these party shower favors endearing.
Circus themed baby shower party favors rate 5 / 5 stars in our book!
A Baby is Brewing
We loved the versatility of this idea! You can brew coffee, tea, and even beer.
If you choose the tea aspect, you can give tea towels, satchels of tea in a vintage teacup, tea tins, teaspoons, tea cozies, tea bags, tea infusers and so on.
Our favorite handcrafted product from Etsy is the Baby Is Brewing Tea Favor by One19Stationery. You can choose mint, green, peach or mango tea flavor. The ribbon on the tea bag comes in your choice of pink, blue, white, gray or yellow. Your baby shower information is customized on the tag. You can also choose whether to order the card with ribbon or include the tea bag. Pair this little delight with a tea towel or cup, and you have the year’s best baby shower favor!
Should you choose the coffee brewing theme, little burlap bags of freshly ground coffee in a mug with a personalized sticker or tag is the perfect inexpensive party favor.
Our choice for handmade favors from Etsy is the Coffee Soap Baby Shower Favor by Soap Savant. The all natural handmade coffee soap come in 1-ounce bars wrapped by a personalized cover which comes in your choice of brown, pink, blue, gray or white color. This eco-friendly soap is made from olive oil, sustainable palm oil, water, coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, mica, and coffee.
Beer party favors are perfect for the workplace shower or when dads are invited. Beer mugs and coasters make great gifts as does this fun Baby is Brewing Beer Label and Beer Case Set by PinkFish Shop. Each set comes with six individual beer bottle labels, one 6-pack case in white or browns, and two personalized case labels.
Baby Brewing shower favors earn a 5 / 5-star rating for versatility.
From Our Shower to Yours
Bath items are a lovely way to say thank you for baby shower gifts. Soap, loofa sponges, shampoo, wash clothes, hand towels, bath salts, bath bombs, and rubber duckies can be done up with personalized labels to make excellent gifts.
If you want to go all out, the hand-crocheted Cotton Spa set made by Cuddle Up Boutique is the way to go. The machine-washable set includes a 5-inch diameter bath pouf, 4 x 3-inch soap saver, 4-inch round face pad and 7-inch square washcloth all made with 100% mercerized cotton yarn.
Another of our handcrafted favorites are these Coconut Whipped Sugar Scrub party favors by BailaDesigns. The creamy organic whipped soap comes in blue or pink. Custom coloring is also available. You can choose either 2-ounce or 4-ounce containers, and the square or round labels can be made to match any theme.
Baby shower bath party favors earn a fabulous 4.5 / 5-star rating.
Baby in Bloom
Plant stakes with the themes Watch Me Grow, Baby in Bloom, Welcoming the Sprout, Our Sweet Pea is About to Sprout, Let Love Grow, A Little Pumpkin is Blossoming, and Grow Baby Grow are darling additions to any herb or flower or succulent you give your party guests. Whichever plant you choose, will look lovely in this hand painted terracotta pot by boltandrally. Pot size options are 4 or 6 inches with color combination options of white, natural, black or custom.
Personalized seed packets are another favorite baby shower party favor. Sow the seeds of love with wildflower seeds, sweet peas, pumpkins or your favorite flower or herb. Our favorite seed packet finds are Don’t Swallow the Seeds Watermelon Seed Packets and Baby in Bloom Seed Packets by SeedandStory.
The personalized watermelon seed packets come in a set of 50 with eight seeds in each pack. Planting instructions are included on the envelope. The Baby in Bloom design come in sets of 40. You have your choice of pink, white or blue stamped or pink, blue or black printed baby feet with or without a bow. Seeds in both the watermelon and Baby in Bloom seed packets are enclosed in a reclosable poly bag that keeps moisture out and adds to the shelf-life of the seed.
Another plantable option we love is the Personalized Wildflower Seed Bomb Favors by FreeMountainDesigns. These organic and GMO-free biodegradable hearts are saturated with a variety of annual and perennial wildflower seeds sure to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. The packet label is customizable, and you can choose from more than 35 seed bomb colors.
Party favors that have a blooming baby theme are original and fun with a 4.5 / 5 star rating.
Beeswax candles, honey soap, honey sticks, baby food jars filled with organic honey, bumblebee shaped cookies, bee balm, and honey pops are extremely creative party favors for the Mommy-to-Bee theme. Check out these finds at Kate Aspen.
The Sweet As Can Bee Ceramic Honey Pot with Wooden Dipper is a perfect party gift. This hive-shaped honey pot comes with a wooden dipper with a ceramic bee-wing design at the end. The honey pot is 3 x 2.75 inches in diameter. The gift box has a white organza ribbon and bow and flower-shaped tag. It’s simply BEE-utiful!
The Mommy To Be Honey-Scented Honeycomb Soap measures 2 1 / 4 in diameter. This glycerin soap is packaged in clear plastic and can be personalized for a unique party favor that’s sure to be the bee’s knees at your baby shower.
Mommy-to-Bee gifts are all the buzz with a rating of 4 / 5 stars.
She’s About to Pop
Gourmet popcorn in mason jars or paper bags, balloons, lollipops, champagne bottles with candy, and personalized soda pop cans are great ways to thank your guests for popping by.
We’re tickled pink with the Ready to Pop Baby Shower Popcorn Favor Box designs from CandlesandFavors. These sets of 10 popcorn boxes are 3 inches wide and 4 inches tall and hold about a cup of already popped popcorn. Choose from eight bright and fun-loving designs!
Add a customized About to Pop tag or label to these sparkly mini-champagne bottles from TypsyGyspy1, and you’re all set. We love that sparkling cider can be substituted for champagne if you like. You can choose a diamond, gold, rose, black, turquoise, red shiny paint or request a customized color. Your guests will love this extremely classy party favor!
We think your baby shower guests will pop their tops for these About to Pop party favors. 4 / 5 stars
Cute as a Button
Everything related to the new baby is just cute as a button, so why not your baby shower party favors? You can design pins from vintage buttons, have button cookies, make itty-bitty button magnets for the fridge and more.
We adore these Cute As A Button Scented Soap Baby Shower Favors by aromalite. Each lightly scented button soap measures 2 inches in diameter and is already gift-wrapped in a polka dot gift box topped with a white satin ribbon and bow.
Aromalite also has a Cute As A Button Cookie Cutter Baby Shower Favor that is so well, cute. This stainless steel cookie cutter will have you pressing out buttons in no time. It also comes already packaged for gift-giving.
BestDayEverSpot has winsome Personalized Baby Button Shaped Cork Coasters in sets of 12. You can choose from 15 different accent colors to coordinate with whatever your baby shower colors happen to be. Each coaster is crafted from all natural cork and can be customized with your baby shower information. BestDayEverSpot has eight other coast designs perfect for your baby shower event!
Cute as a Button baby shower party favors earn an adorable 3 / 5 stars.
A Little Pampering
What mom-to-be couldn’t use a little pampering? Why not pamper your guests as well with candles, washcloths, soaps, baby powder, lotion, nail polish, and lip balm?
This charming Washtowl Cupcake Baby Shower Favor by CosiBelleCreations will delight your guests. Each “cupcake” is made of one 12 x 12-inch washcloth in your choice of white, brown, blue or pink and is already gift-boxed. Add some cupcake scented soap or bath bombs, and your guests will be bakery-fresh relaxed!
Or how about these Old Factory Set of 3 Scented Baby Shower Soy Candles? Each candle is 4-ounces made with soy wax, cotton candle wicks and fragrance oils in baby powder, baby blanket and baby shampoo scents. Each candle lasts up to 30 hours. The Baby Shower set is already gift-packaged. The glass candle votives can be reused. It’s a sure-to-delight party favor!
Then there is the She'll Soon See Her Feet Again! Five Piece Pedicure Set with Matching Tag from Favors by Serendipity. The pink and black polka dotted flip-flop case contains a nail file, scissors, clippers and cuticle pusher. You can certainly add your favorite nail polish to celebrate ten perfect fingers and toes for this self-care baby shower favor.
All your guests will appreciate a little pampering gift. 3.5 / 5 stars
A Star is Born
Your guests will twinkle when they see these star-studded party favors. Tea lights, star cookies, soaps, ornaments, charm bracelets, keychains, and picture frames can all be personalized for your wonderous event.
Favors by Serendipity has A Star is Born Bookmarks that your guests will love! The 2.75-inch diameter brushed-metal bookmark has an openwork design and a tassel. It comes with a yellow and white striped gift box and star-shaped tag. You can also add customized labels.
What about these Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Shatterproof Personalized Baby Shower Cups from RubiandLib? Each BPA Free set is available in an 8, 10, 12, 14 or 16-ounce cup. The customized text can be printed in your choice of 56 colors and over 100 fonts. Use these cups for the shower itself and send one home with each party guest.
VerisCandlesandBath has 4-ounce Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower Favor Candles in sets of 12. Each is made from eco-friendly soy wax with cotton-hemp wicking and essential oil fragrance. Your scent choices include vanilla spice, yuzu, eucalyptus and mint, lavender, pumpkin spice, vanilla bean, cherry blossom, lavender vanilla, baby powder, and sweet pea. The grosgrain ribbon comes in white, black, navy or yellow.
Guests will have a twinkle in their eyes when you give them A Star is Born party favors. 3.5 / 5 stars
Is your mother-to-be due in the fall? Then a Lil’ Pumpkin theme is perfect. Candles, bath salts, lip balm, potpourri, soap, cookies, and lollipops are all available in pumpkin flavors and scents. Pumpkin seed packets with personalized labels and the phrase We’re Adding Another Pumpkin to Our Patch are delightful. Magnets, hair barrettes, keychains, pumpkin-shaped washcloths are other endearing party shower gift ideas.
Check out TheShindyCo’s Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Coffee Latte Gift. Each party favor includes one packet of Starbucks VIA Pumpkin Spice Coffee single cup packet. The topper can say Hi Pumpkin, Thanks a Latte or be customized. They also have Pumpkin Teabag Baby Shower Favors with personalized options.
We also really like the Pumpkin Spice Leaf Lollipops the MySpanishRose offers. They come in sets of 12 leaf-shaped 1-inch lollipops available in any color. In additional to pumpkin spice, these fetching party favors come in lemon, strawberry, cherry, pina colada, apple, lime, mint, strawberry-kiwi, cotton candy, blueberry and cinnamon flavors.
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what pumpkin baby shower party favors are made of. 3 / 5 stars
When choosing just the right baby shower party favor for your guests, remember to consider the fact that the best ones are not only baby related but are picked with the recipient in mind.
Is this a work-place baby shower? Consider personal pampering products as party favors. Are mostly moms of young children going to attend? Maybe a small toy or something practical for new moms, a diaper rolled puppy perhaps? Are the attendees all relatives? In that case, an engraved Christmas ornament would be an especially lovely party favor.
If you have a specific theme that the baby shower is organized around, giving theme-related party favors are also a good idea. For instance, if you are going with zoo animals as a theme, maybe little stuffed animals with a personalized thank-you tag as a collar would be a cute gift. Perhaps the mom-to-be is a photographer. Framed personalized messages would make a cute and creative party favor.
You should also make sure you don’t spend more than you have budgeted for these gifts. After all, the main focus is the baby shower itself including gifts for mom and baby-to-be. The baby shower party favors are just a nice way of saying thank-you. Many party favors can be handmade, saving you a bundle, and personalized with labels or tags from the local print shop.
With these incredibly creative and cute baby shower party favor ideas, your baby shower will be the talk of the town!