You have been invited to a baby shower and because there's a tradition to follow, you need to bring a present for the mom-to-be. A baby shower is a great time where you can show your love and care to the expectant parents, as well as to their upcoming baby through gifts. But if you are on a tight budget and you found out that the most beautiful gift ideas in the market are beyond your price range, this should not make you disappointed though because there are still possible ways to give wonderful baby shower gifts without spending a fortune.
The old saying, "It's the thought that counts" is definitely true, which you can also apply to your inexpensive baby shower present. However, not because a present is inexpensive doesn't mean it has low quality. It depends on you, the giver, to put effort into an inexpensive item to make it pleasing and memorable to your recipient.
One of the most inexpensive gifts that you can offer to the mom-to-be is a gift that is made by yourself. DIY baby shower gifts are popular nowadays. More and more people are into DIY because it is not only inexpensive, but also gives opportunity to gift-givers to put their own personal touches on the gifts. There are lots of baby shower gift ideas that are easy to make, such as personalized CD, picture frames, photo albums, scrapbooks and the like. You can also be poetic. For example, making a short poem and hand-write it on a special paper and frame it. You don't have to be as poetic as Shakespeare, as long as every word in the poem comes from your heart. This makes a priceless gift that can also make a nice decor in the baby's nursery.
There are plenty of inexpensive ideas that to choose from. Why not consider novelty items that you can find at a local dollar store? Baby shower gifts don't necessarily have to be newborn clothes, blankets, or other baby items. Consider scented candles for example. A pregnant mom would really appreciate it if you will give her a present that can help her relax. Choose candles that have a mild scent for the pregnant mom, and let her enjoy bathing with aroma.
Books are also among the inexpensive choices that you can bring to a baby shower. Books of nursery rhymes or children stories are something that the new mom and dad would really appreciate. Although an infant will not be able to read and understand a book, but it poses no problem. Studies show that the earlier a child is exposed to educational books, the better.
Go online to search for more inexpensive baby gift ideas. By simply surfing the net, you can definitely find wonderful gift options that don't cost a fortune. Other economical ideas that you may consider are homemade baby gift baskets, baby diaper cakes, handmade quilts, plush toys, nursery wall décor, and gift certificates. If you opt to personalize a present, all you have to do is to have it engraved or embroidered with the child's name or initials.