Finding best baby shower favors might seem like a low-priority task when you’re planning a baby shower, and of course, tackling the behemoth task of creating your registry. After all, your shower is about celebrating the person growing inside your belly — and stocking up on cute newborn outfits, of course. And while it’s true that the whole point of the party is to shower you with gifts (preferably while you’re wearing a gorgeous baby shower dress), showing your friends and fam that you put some thought into their party favor will definitely come in handy the next time you need a last minute babysitter. And since these are the people who will make sure you have all the best baby gear that their hard-earned money can buy, a little thank you gift isn’t out of the question.
Believe it or not, some people actively hate baby showers. I guess if you don’t like babies, or don’t understand babies, then all the oohing and ahhing over frilly rompers and absorbant burp cloths is a bit much. But my theory is that the right combo of good food, festive cocktails, and unexpectedly cute or useful baby shower favors will pacify even the crankiest party guests. So whether you’re planning your own shower or helping someone with theirs, here are the best baby shower favors to hold your guests over until they meet your little bundle of joy, which is the best gift of all.
Best Baby Shower Favors
This cheeky metal bottle opener has a KC gold finish and comes in packs of 12, 24, or 48 so you can accommodate any size guest list. The best part? They come individually gift wrapped, so you won’t be up the night before prepping. There are different wrapping options (pink, blue, white) so they can match different themes or serve as a mini gender reveal.
Because it’s always good to have extra hair accessories on hand, this favor offers a 3 pack of festive hair ties on a sturdy card stock. I love these gender-neutral metallic bands, but these also come in pink and blue if you want to include the baby’s gender.
Channel Mother Earth with this floral printed envelope of wildflower seeds, because you shouldn’t be the only one growing something beautiful. And don’t worry, these seeds comply with with the USDA and all 50 states Department of Agriculture guidelines, so your baby blooms won’t throw anything out of balance.
I have a feeling our hand sanitizer habit is here to stay, so stock up on some Purell and order these adorable woodland animals labels for your shower to spread the love without spreading germs.
Tiny toes are the universal sign of cuteness, and these “pitter patter” soaps include little foot imprints and their own pretty packaging, so there’s no prep necessary. They also come in blue or green boxes if you’re going for a different theme, but how precious are these pink stripes?
For something truly sentimental, this soy wax candle asks your guests to light it the day the baby is born to “send a warm wish,” which is a great way for families who can’t be there to still feel connected to the big day. It comes in 12 other packaging options if you want to chose a gender or religious theme, and has a fresh ocean sunrise scent.
No sweet tooth stands a chance against Jelly Belly. These “It’s A Boy!” blue jelly beans are individually wrapped for guests to grab and go, but we can’t guarantee they’ll only take one bag. Good thing these come in a 24 pack! Maybe order a few cases, just to be safe.
Announce your little honey’s imminent arrival in the sweetest way possible. This jar of premium honey has a customizable label and comes with an adorable little dipper, so guests will think of your LO every time they’re craving something sweet.
If your Jack and Jill shower has a few beer lovers in attendance, this 35 pack of custom coozies is a crowd-pleaser. Orders of 25 or more can select 2 color options, too, so your theme colors can stay consistent.
Not everyone loves baby showers but literally everyone hates dry lips. These handmade peppermint flavor lip balms with SPF 15 are both on theme and super useful, so your guests will say thank you with the smoothest lips ever.
Why are succulents the cutest plants? Because they look like little baby toes! These “watch me grow” 2″ succulents are topped with green moss and come in burlap and jute mini planters — and who doesn’t love a mini succulent?
Because no one can have enough wine glasses, this customizable stemless 9 ounce glass has a safari theme printed on it and the option to include your name and shower date. Now, your guests will always think of your LO when they get wine drunk. Aw!
I don’t know why elephants are such a consistent theme in the baby decor world but I’m not mad at it. This PVC soft rubber elephant key chain doubles as a cute charm, and this 20 pack includes enough organza bags and “thank you” craft tags so you don’t have to run around town looking for the perfect packaging.
Rubber Ducky, you’re the party favor everyone will love. This little duck-shaped glycerine soap is boxed individually for guests, has a sweet, light scent, and works perfectly for gender-neutral spring showers.
Hi, hi Birdie! With customizable craft tags, these heart-shaped bird seed cakes are eco-friendly for the earth-conscious momma-to-be. They come in packs of 20 so your neighborhood feathered friends will feel like they’re part of the celebration.
You will likely smell like baby lotion for a solid year (it’s not a bad thing), but give your guests the option of a more mature scent with these mini lotion favors. Choose from 10 scents, including ginger tea or lemon lavender, and the show-stopping packaging is included!
For major ballerina vibes, these super frilly favors have sweet “It’s a Girl!” ribbons wrapped around the pinkest nail polish ever. Your guests will think of your little lady every time they tap their fingertips.
These customizable “baby is brewing” teapot-shaped tags are a Pinterest-perfect favor and they’re super easy to prep. Just load the cute organza bag with your favorite tea and you have the perfect gift for your guests to mellow out with.
Did you know they make rattles for adults, too? Well this 24 pack of rattle favors comes in pink or blue, and you can fill it with your favorite bulk candy so your guests have something to nibble on after the shower. It’s the perfect parting gift if you plan to have children at your shower, too.
Give the gift of self-care with these individually wrapped mini bath bombs. Your choice of scents includes rose, lavender, violet, and “fresh and clean,” and all options are topped with dried flowers. The labels are customizable, and the bombs are both vegan and cruelty free, so everyone will be happy.
If you’re in the mood for a low-lift DIY project, these mini vintage-inspired milk bottles can be filled with Hershey’s Kisses and wrapped with ribbon or thank you tags for an ultra customizable option. They’re also pretty enough to pull double duty as a centerpiece.