Baby Shower Gift Cards

Giving baby shower gift cards instead of an actual gift can be a thoughtful choice in certain situations. 

baby gift card with a teddy bear imagea gift card can be a thoughtful gift

Some families are really hard to shop for. Even though there are many great baby gift ideas around, in cases where there's no registry it does not make sense to bring a gift that another guest might also have chosen to give. 

Here are some scenarios when a gift card might be a better option and a reason to actually "break the etiquette". 

Why And When Baby Gift Cards Are The Better Option

a square baby shower with white frosting and pink text: celebrate life as well as 4 pairs of edible, pink baby shoesyummy baby shower cake

  • You might not know the family very well and cannot think of a sensible baby gift for them. With a gift card, the new parents can pick what they really want and need.
  • This might be one of the families that already have "everything" and you just don't know what else you could get for them.
  • If this is the family's 3rd, 4th, 5th or even umpteenth baby, they probably will have all the vital gear already. So instead of giving them yet another bib or blanket, give them a gift card and let them choose themselves what to get - even if it is 'just diapers'. This also applies if it's twins or even triplets you need to shop for.
  • The new family might need a more valuable purchase for baby. So instead of getting a lot of small gifts, they can use several gift cards to buy a costly baby item.
  • The new parents can decide themselves what they want to get for the baby and when - in doing so the "when" can be months and even years later, since gift cards do not expire that fast.
  •  The shower invitation might explicitly say that baby shower gift certificates or diapers are welcome (even though some people think this violates baby shower etiquette).
  • If you do not know the gender of the baby it is hard to buy clothes. However, once the baby is born, the parents can choose a girly pink or a boyish blue outfit and pay with your gift card.
  • In case you need a last minute gift, a gift card may be your sheet anchor So, if you need your gift the same day and you have no time to go shopping, buying and sending an online baby gift certificate will be a matter of a few minutes only. 
  • Space constraints: If the parents live in a small apartment or plan to move soon, they might prefer gift cards over physical gifts to avoid clutter and storage issues.
  • In cases where several people are pooling their resources for a larger gift, a gift card allows for easier coordination and ensures that the parents receive a meaningful contribution without any logistical challenges.

a plain diaper snail in pinkdiaper snail, cute to go with your gift card

Baby Shower Gift Cards: Great To Send Abroad!

  • Last but not least: If you live too far away or even abroad you might not be able to attend the baby shower. In that case, sending a baby shower gift card is much easier than sending a 'real' and maybe bulky gift. Moreover, sending a gift card is less costly than sending a big package, especially if you live abroad. And if you e-mail your gift card 'shipping' is even free. Just do not forget to choose your card from a store where you can include a personal message! If the recipient lives abroad, an amazon gift card will be your best choice. Bear in mind to visit the amazon store of the country where the presentee lives and buy it there (for example at,,,,, etc.). 

However, it's essential to consider the preferences and circumstances of the parents before deciding between a gift card and an actual gift. Some parents might appreciate the thoughtfulness of a carefully chosen gift, while others might prefer the convenience of a gift card. Ultimately, the decision should be based on what you think would best suit the recipients and make them feel supported and valued during this special time.

What To Check When Buying A Baby Shower Gift Card

Be aware that different terms and conditions in regards to expiry date, unused balance, amount to choose, etc. might apply for your baby shower gift cards. It's best to choose a large and reputable  retailer specializing in baby items. They are known for their great selections, reputable brands, and convenient gift card options. Then check out out these important modalities:

  • Carefully read the terms and conditions associated with the gift card, including any fees, restrictions, or activation requirements.
  • Check the expiration date of the baby gift card to ensure that the recipients have enough time to use it before it expires.
  • Does the store / online shop keep an unused balance open or do you need to buy "all at once" and an unused balance will not be carried forward?
  • Do they allow you to pick your own amount, or can you only choose from certain specified amounts?
  • Does the baby gift card allow both online and in store shopping or is it only possible to shop online only or in stores only? Opt for gift cards that offer flexibility in terms of usage. Look for cards that can be redeemed both online and in-store, or ones that can even be used at multiple retailers.
  • Where can you buy the baby gift card? Some stores require you to come into their store to get them while others allow you to conveniently order and then print them out at home.
  • How does the recipient get your gift card? Some providers even let you send your gift certificate by SMS or eMail.
  • Is it possible to add a personal message to the baby gift card? That's important if you cannot hand over the gift voucher in person. Adding a personal touch will make the gift more meaningful.
  • If it is an actual card: Ensure that the gift card has security features such as a scratch-off PIN or activation code to prevent unauthorized use.

Giving Baby Shower Gift Cards: What To Write In Your Baby Congratulations Card 

This sample text goes really well with your gift card for baby.

text sample message on green background: Congratulations and all the best on the upcoming birth of your baby! So many things are needed for the new arrival and that's a great excuse to shop! Have fun and select yourself what you need for the little one.sample message for your baby congrats card

Congratulations and all the best on the upcoming birth of your baby! So many things are needed for the new arrival and that's a great excuse to shop! Have fun and select yourself what you need for the little one. 

Amazon Baby Shower Gift Cards

An Amazon baby shower gift card is an option, too. Especially, as you can get just about everything there. Maybe the new family just moved and will need more than just baby items. And if the new parents live in the country-side, they might like to have their things delivered rather than going to the store. Send an egift card, print your own, or send their very cute "Welcome Baby Gift Box" with Amazon with free shipping.

More new baby messages for your baby shower congratulations card.

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