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21 Baby Shower Party Favors to Tell Your Guests "Thank You"
Updated on
January 5, 2024

21 Baby Shower Party Favors to Tell Your Guests "Thank You"

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21 Baby Shower Party Favors to Tell Your Guests "Thank You"

Baby showers are well known for being the perfect way to celebrate a new parent and their new baby. But as guests are showering the expectant parent with love and appreciation (and gifts), why not do the same for them?

Party favors are small, heartfelt gifts given to party guests as a way to say “thank you!” for being a part of the special day. They don’t have to be personalized for every guest—unless you have a really small guest list (think 5-8 people), in which case it could be a nice touch—and they don’t have to break the bank if you have a larger guest list.

If you’ve been to a baby shower or a wedding before, you might have received some party favors of your own, and potentially some of the “classic” ones, at that. But gone are the days of giving Jordan almonds and mini bottles of bubbles to your guests. Nowadays, baby shower favors range from self-care items like handmade soaps and bespoke candles to practical items like mixing spoons and drink koozies—you can really turn almost anything you want into a party favor.

A couple things to keep in mind:

  • Party favors are by no means a requirement for throwing a baby shower. Don’t feel obligated to blow your budget out of the water.
  • If the favors are something your guests are meant to use over and over again (like cups or kitchen utensils), consider customizing with a simple “thank you” rather than all the details of your shower or anything baby-related, that way the gift stays versatile for your guests to use for a long time.
  • While it can be a lot of fun to coordinate favors with the overall baby shower theme, if you’re having trouble finding the perfect themed favor, don’t stress it. There are plenty of thoughtful gifts out there that can look nice and be appreciated by guests regardless of how the rest of your shower looks.

Virtual Baby Shower Party Favors

Throwing a virtual baby shower? If you want to include party favors, you have a few options:

  • Give virtual favors. Virtual gift cards, sent via email, don’t cost any extra for shipping. And unlike with physical gift cards, which may feel a little impersonal, certain websites let you add a personal touch to virtual gift cards with unique designs and personalized notes for each guest.
  • Ship favors straight to your guests. Choose favors that can either be purchased and shipped individually or that you can assemble and ship yourself (candles, candy bags, jewelry, etc.). Just be aware of any delays in shipping times so your guests can get their favors in time for the party.
  • Schedule a local delivery. This is really going the extra mile for your guests, but it’s the perfect solution if your guest list is small and you’re planning to give party favors that need to stay fresh (and shouldn’t be shipped long distance). Local deliveries can be scheduled for things like food/snacks, sweet treats, drinks, fresh flowers and potted plants.

Whether the baby shower is virtual or in-person, whether the guest list is big or small, whether it’s a mix of friends, family, genders or ages, these popular and trending picks are sure to give you a solid list of shower favor ideas for guests to cherish and enjoy (just as much as they cherish and enjoy you!).

Best Baby Shower Party Favors


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Amylia Ryan

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Amylia Ryan is the Associate Editor at Babylist, specializing in the topics of health, wellness and lifestyle products. Combining nearly a decade of experience in writing and editing with a deep passion for helping people, her number one goal in her work is to ensure new parents feel supported and understood. She herself is a parent to two young children, who are more than willing to help product test endless toys, books, clothes, toiletries and more.

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