15 Baby Shower Hostess Gifts She’ll Swoon Over
In situations like a baby shower, where you’re already bringing a gift for the new mother, adding a hostess gift on top isn’t absolutely necessary, but we stick by the policy that a hostess gift is always appropriate. If she’s generous enough to welcome you into her home, why not bring her a little something in return? For a baby shower, the hostess gift doesn’t have to be anything big—a cozy scarf or a mug would be great signs of appreciation. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite baby shower hostess gifts, from smaller trinkets to nicer tributes, to meet all your gifting needs. These gifts are great options for a baby shower, but they’re also fitting hostess gifts for any type of party year-round.
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‘Tis the season to be cozy. If you’re attending a winter baby shower, this super-comfy, oversized scarf is a lovely seasonal gift. Plus, it comes in lots of colors and patterns, so you can choose a style that best suits the hostess’s taste.
BUY IT: anthropologie.com, $14.00
Add a personal touch to your hostess gift with these adorable monogrammed mugs. The floral pattern never goes out of style, and if you really want to go above and beyond, you can package this mug up with a bag of coffee beans.
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If the hostess is an avid baker, gift a cute cookbook full of new recipes for her to try. We love The Vintage Baker for its nostalgic charm, but feel free to choose a cookbook that you know the hostess will love.
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Get ready for maximum coziness. These top-rated faux fur slippers are as fluffy as a cloud, and they come in four chic colors. Best of all, you don’t even have to know the hostess’s shoe size—the slippers simply come in S/M or M/L.
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When in doubt, a candle is a universal, thoughtful gift that the hostess will love. Capri Blue is a classic scent, but you also can’t go wrong with vanilla or cinnamon!
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A cozy blanket is a household staple that you can never have enough of. This throw blanket is a wonderful living room accent piece, yet it’s simple enough to gift—the Adobe Rose and Stone Grey colors are sure to match most color palettes, but don’t be afraid to go bold if you know the hostess’s style.
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For the baker who’s got it all, show off those stunning bakes on a pretty cake stand!
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Chocolate is a universal love language. A collection of truffles is a classic gift for any time of year—you can scale the box up or down in size, but an 8-piece box offers a great selection.
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This Hallmark notepad bundle comes with three notepads in various sizes and a shiny gold pen, all wrapped up in ribbon. It makes gifting oh-so-easy.
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Not only does this gift come in a charming floral box, but it also serves a dual purpose—with this gift, the hostess can send out her thank-you’s in style!
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We’ve found the ideal gift for the hostess who’s always on the go. This chic, travel-friendly jewelry box will be her new best friend.
Monogram Cheese Board
BUY IT: williams-sonoma.com, $39.99
The hostess with the mostest simply must have her very own monogrammed cheese board. This sleek marble & copper number can be used for more than just cheese—it’s the perfect vehicle for any appetizers or finger foods.
Spa Gift Basket
BUY IT: amazon.com, $19.99
After all the stress of hosting a baby shower, set the hostess up for an afternoon of relaxation with a spa gift set. This 8-piece set comes with relaxing lavender essential oil, bath bombs, body lotion, and more, all packed up in a cute miniature bathtub.
Etched Monogram Wine Glass
BUY IT: amazon.com, $19.99
Get ready to relax and un-wined with this thoughtful, personalized wine glass. Pair it with a favorite bottle of wine and you’ve set the hostess up for a cozy evening in.
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You can never go wrong with a fresh floral arrangement. Match your bouquet with the color scheme of the baby shower—we absolutely adore this lavender medley. Preorder your flowers online or swing by the grocery store on the day of; either way, flowers are always a fresh, thoughtful gift.