Most of the best baby shower gifts can be put into one of two categories; utilitarian and novelty. Utilitarian gifts are those that can be useful for the process of raising children. Novelty gifts, on the other hand, are strictly for fun.
For most first time mothers, the best baby shower gifts are those that she can use. Essential baby items such as bottles, bedding, and even clothing can help relieve some of the stress of motherhood. They can also help take some of the stress off of the pocketbook as well.
No baby shower is complete without at least a few novelty items, which is why the best baby shower gifts often include some joke items. Novelty onesie’s with unique, sometimes objectionable slogans are a very popular gift item. For many baby showers, “adult” themed gifts for the mother are common.
Not sure what type of gift you want to give? Then, read our article on baby shower gift ideas