If you are expecting a baby and a close friend or family member has offered to host a baby shower, then you want to do something special for her as a way of showing gratitude by purchasing the baby shower hostess a gift.
How To Find The Perfect Gift
It takes time to organize and tremendous follow up.
Therefore, for all the work that will go into the planning and execution of your baby shower, you can purchase a gift specifically for the host.
While there are hundreds of excellent ideas, you might consider buying her a gift certificate to a day spa where she can enjoy a massage, facial, pedicure, and manicure. After putting in long hours planning the baby shower, this would be the ideal way to relax. Another great option is a gift basket.
With this, you could purchase one already made or put one together on your own. Something that would include Godiva chocolates, Mrs. Fields cookies, Jordan’s almonds, gourmet cheese and crackers, a bottle of wine or sparkling grape juice, bath salts, and candles would be wonderful.
Other nice hostess gifts include something handmade. If you have a photograph taken at the shower of just the two of you, then frame this in a beautiful, pewter or ceramic frame. Other handmade items might include a needlepoint or cross-stitch pillow or a door wreath.
You might also consider a nice piece of jewelry, something personal such as bath beads and candles, or something nice for the home.
The key is to consider the person and then choose the gift accordingly.
What types of things does she enjoy?
Does she enjoy shopping, sports, baking, music, gardening, etc? Think about the types of things you know she would like.
If she were one that enjoys fine wines, then perhaps certificates to a wine-tasting party along with a nice bottle of Chilean wine would be perfect.
Its Not About The Cost
Keep in mind that a hostess gift does not have to be expensive. On average, expectant couples spend between $20 and $40. The goal is simply to do something special to let her know how much her time and effort of planning this very special day is appreciated.
While you could spend hundreds of dollars if you like, keep mind that the thought and gesture is what matters. You can be sure she will cherish whatever gift you choose to offer her.