Some of these awesome DIY baby shower gift ideas I’m going to share with you are cuter than anything store bought, make great gifts AND they cost less!
The best thing about having a baby in your life? You get to have an excuse to buy them lots of cute stuff! And what’s better than getting gifts from loved ones who know you well enough to understand how much this little bundle means to you? So why not give her some special things she can snuggle up with as soon as possible?
Have you ever been to a baby shower, where the baby outfit or baby shoes you bought that was so cute, was also given to your friend by three other people? Embarrassing!
Please excuse me while I crawl under the sofa and pretend to be original.
How do you make it so that doesn’t happen EVER again?
Or how do you show your friend/sister/co-worker that you really thought about your present for their bundle of joy? Simple, make them something! (or buy something handmade if you’re low on time or skills – hahah!)
Whether your looking for baby shower gifts idea for girl or boy, or creative homemade baby gifts – we’ve got you covered!
DIY Baby Lovey
A baby lovey is a soft toy that babies enjoy holding. They are usually stuffed animals or blankies that are meant to comfort and calm the child.
There are different types of baby loveys including security blankets, plush toys, stuffed animals, teddy bears, and even onesies. Some are designed specifically for newborns while others are meant for older children.
Baby loveys are extremely popular among parents because they provide a safe way to interact with their baby without putting themselves at risk.
Adorable baby loveys are cute baby shower gifts, super easy to make, and you don’t even need a sewing machine.
Simply cut out two pieces of fabric the same size and place them right sides (the side that you want on the outside) together. So you will have a a fabric sandwich with the WRONG (or insides) of the fabric facing out on the top and bottom.
Sew all along the outside edge about 1/2″ in, but leave a hole about 3″ wide on one edge. This is where you will turn the lovey through so that the RIGHT sides are now facing out.
Once turned right side out, give it a good press with an iron being careful to align and fold in the empty space where you turned from.
Now again, stitch around the edge but this time only about 1/8″ in. This will give you a nice finished look but also close up that hole for you! Your baby blanket is all done.
Of course, if you aren’t handy at sewing you could always just buy a homemade baby lovey from us! (Yes, I make these!)
Baby loveys come in a variety of sizes. We recommend choosing a smaller one for travel (like keeping in the car seat, diaper bag or at grandma’s house) saving the larger one to use as the main lovey at home.
DIY Lion Baby Taggie Toy
This DIY Lion Taggie Toy for baby is a 10 on the cuteness factor, but it also offers the baby important colors and textures for learning.
Babies love bright colors and soft, textile fabrics so keep that in mind when making your materials choices.
I love how these stuffed animals are so soft and bright. It would be fun to make these turtles from fabric featuring the parent’s favorite characters. It’s a free pattern from Makeit Loveit.
Grab and Go Diaper Change Bags
The quick change caddy may be the best idea I’ve seen for a new parent. There are 12 handmade reusable drawstring bags, and each one contains what you’d need for one diaper change:
- a diaper
- a to go package of wipes (or use a snack size ziplock bag)
- a disposable baby changing pad (I was SOOOO thankful I always kept these on me!)
- a plastic bag for diaper disposal (this is a great way to reuse single use plastic grocery bags)
- a bottle of hand sanitizer
They’re perfect for grab and go or for the Dad that refuses to carry the diaper bag, or keeping in the glove box in case of an emergency. Mom and baby will thank you for this one!
The Daddy Doody Kit
Speaking of Dads, they are often left out when it comes to shower gifts.
It’s common for guests to give the mother-to-be- a mommy survival kit but I think the idea of giving the Dad a “Doody kit” or doody toolbelt is a fun way to include them as well.
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You can really put anything you want in it, common items include: pacifiers, squeezable baby food, diaper rash cream, apron, gloves, goggles, and Advil.
Get creative and customize it for the daddy-to-be to make the perfect gift.
DIY Baby Supplies Caddy
This DIY baby supplies carrier is perfect for homes with stairs, or for anyone that wants to be able to move their baby supplies from room to room.
Here’s an idea – It also makes for a cute table centerpiece for a baby shower. Put it out empty, and ask guests to each bring one essential day-to-day baby item to fill them up! New parents will really appreciate having the necessities.
Baby Washcloth Lollipops
Baby washcloths made into the shape of lollipops, so adorable!
It reminds me of a miniature version of a baby diaper cake. I like that the pail and be reused for lots of other things.
DIY Baby Onesie and Sock Cupcakes and Bouquet
Baby bouquets make a really creative baby shower gift, or you could take them to the hospital or even drop them off at the house instead of flowers. These will definitely be more useful and last longer!
You can make bouquets from just about any baby fabric item – washcloths, socks, onesies and even burp cloths.
From Scratch with Maria has a step by step tutorial on DIY Baby Onesie and Sock Cupcakes and Bouquet.
DIY Baby Closet Dividers
Closet dividers are easy to make DIY baby gifts that help parents keep the baby’s clothes organized.
You can make round ones from old CDs or upcycle empty cereal boxes like 2 Sisters 2 Cities did.
DIY Baby Mobile
Making a cute baby mobile is a great way to match the colors and theme of the baby nursery. This sweet owl themed baby mobile by xoxo Jeni doesn’t even require a sewing machine.
We have lots more ideas on our DIY baby mobile post.
More awesome Baby Gift Ideas
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Baby Shower Pictionary Emoji Game – play in person or also fun for your virtual baby shower!