Unique Baby Shower Gift Wrap Ideas

a large rectangular package with a ribbon around and a pair of socks fixed with little pegs so it looks like the socks are hanging on a clothes lineclothesline wrapping idea for baby gift

Create a baby shower gift wrap that will make your gift even more spectacular and will be a real eye-catcher at every baby shower party! And, if you give a gift card, get some ideas how to neatly pimp it up to something really cute and special. 

Having a gift wrapped is quite easy since most stores offer a gift wrapping service. However, it is much nicer - and looks a way more personal and lovely - to be creative yourself and it really is easy, too. Here I show you how to spice up your present with an artful packaging, a nice baby congratulations card and loving wishes. 

By the way, most of my baby shower gift wrap ideas and tips here are not only handy for wrapping baby gifts, but for all other kind of gifts, too!

Basic Gift Wrapping Tips

It's always nice to wrap the gift in a suitable color. For a baby shower that would be a pale pink for a girl and light blue for a boy. For unisex gifts shades of green, brown and yellow are popular choices.

Other than that, your local greeting cards store (for example Hallmark) will surely have baby shower gift wrap or gift bags with special baby designs.


Unique Baby Gift Wrap: Inspired By My Homemade Diaper Cakes

Everybody loves my homemade diaper cakes. So why not use my photos to create a one of a kind gift wrap for baby boys in pastel colors featuring my diaper babies. More designs in my shop.  

Decorate Your Gift And Gift Wrap

round box with lid and paper flower on toppaper flower gift wrap
  • Napkin roses or tissue paper flowers are very easy to make and are real eye-catchers! Choose a matching color of your napkin rose so it complements your gift wrap. Alternatively use white wrapping paper and a pink or blue napkin flower. They are done in 5 minutes and all you need is a napkin and nothing else! Learn here how to make paper flowers.
  • Use stickers to spice up your gift. Take some plain, unicolor paper and add some 3D baby stickers (available at the scrapbooking department of your local crafts store).
  • Buy a big ready made bow and fix it on top of your gift.
  • Use real (or plastic) flowers and leaves (for example in autumn) to decorate your gift.
  • Add a foil balloon with baby design or fix an inflated balloon on top. Use a waterproof pen to decorate the balloon ('Hello baby', 'It's a boy', 'It's a girl', etc.).
  • Use ribbons, if you like in several matching colors, lavishly. 
  • For a baby gift, attach a pacifier by tying it to your ribbon. This can be a real one or one for decoration purposes only, the kind you get at the craft store. Often they also have other baby motives (baby bottles, baby cradles, baby feet) there. 
  • Attach cardboard photo-booth props to your gift. Since they do have a stick, you can easily fix them.
  • A  pair of baby socks are also cute to pimp up your gift. Tie a ribbon around your gift and use some mini clothes pegs to fix them to your 'clothesline'. That looks really cute as you can see above.  



Calendar Sheet Gift Wrap

a calendar sheet is used to wrap a rectangular gift (book size), the date baby was born has been circledsuch a sweet gift wrap idea for a baby shower!

This idea is very inexpensive and simple but ever so creative! Either use a sheet of your own calendar or print one out. Depending on the size of your gift and sheet either use just the calendar sheet to wrap the present or just use it on top. Mark baby's date of birth or if it is a shower gift the expected delivery date - and you're done!  

You can use this idea for any birthday gift, too.

Use A Gift Box Or A Baby Gift Bag

An unshaped gift such as for example a plush toy is hard to wrap up and will not look too nice. So put a clunky and/or unshaped gift in a gift box or gift bag. Alternatively put it in a tin box or also in a decorated shoe box. You can let it poke out the baby gift bag. You may want to use satin gift wrap tissue to line the inside of your gift bag or to place it on top so one cannot immediately see what's in there. Satin gift wrap is available in many pastel colors and ads a festive and elegant touch. If you do not have any satin tissue you can use some napkins alternatively.

Decorate a gift box or gift bag with stickers. A shoe box can be laminated with wrapping paper. Use a pen to decorate and to write baby poems or congratulations on your box. 

Attach some kind of decoration such as a pacifier, flowers, cardboard photobooth props, etc. to your gift bag.


It's a boy gift bag, baby photobooth props, it's a boy balloon, satin wrap tissue and napkins

Surprise, surprise! 'Cheat And Deceive':

Gifts are wrapped so that they are a real surprise for the recipient. For this reason it sometimes is a great idea to 'conceal' the gift so the recipient cannot guess the contents right away (just think of a wrapped DVD or book- you will most probably be able to guess what's inside due to its unique shape). So here are some exceptional baby shower gift wrap methods:

Why not change the form and size of the gift with the packaging? Nobody will guess it's a plush toy if you put it in a box before you wrap it! 

If necessary and possible, change the weight of the gift or package, e.g. put decorating stones in the box. This goes well with baby clothes, bibs, blankets, pacifiers or baby socks. Of course you should not do this, if your gift is heavy and bulky already (for example a high chair). 

Try to avoid noises that might give it away. For example, if you pack a rattle, it will be easy to find out there's a rattle in your package. Thus, secure loose objects or try to dampen the noise with the help of some filling material.

If your gift is big and bulky, wrapping it up will be hard. An alternative is to take a photo of it, put it in an envelope or wrap the picture and gift this while leaving the real thing in another room or outside.  



More Baby Shower Gift Wrap Ideas - No Special Gift Wrap Needed! 

If you have a "spectacular" gift such as a gift basket or a diaper cake it would be a shame to use a baby shower gift wrap. Display it 'as it is' by either using clear gift foil wrap and colorful ribbons or by the more ecological way: by not using any packaging at all.

cellophane wrapped baby gift basket - nice!



Showcase Your Gift!

Diaper Cakes And Diaper Animals

Include your main gift in a diaper cake or diaper animal. Place your teddy bear, cuddly toy or baby doll on top of an easy to make one tier diaper cake. Wrap in cellophane or don't wrap at all!

Roll baby hats, onesies, rompers, cuddly toys, blankets, pacifiers, etc. into a diaper bouquet or diaper animal. Get instructions for a diaper snail here. With a diaper snail you can cutely showcase baby rompers and bodies (included in the snails house), a baby hat, and toys such as a wrist rattle, cuddly toy, pacifier chain, etc.

one tier girl diaper cake with a cuddly teddy bear and some pink candles on topdiaper cake featuring a teddy bear

Baby Cupcakes

Roll up onesies, baby socks, baby washcloths, etc. and put some fancy ribbon around. Then you can place them just like real cupcakes in an original cupcake gift box - and no additional wrapping needed.

rolled up socks displayed in a cupcake boxgirl 'cupcakes' (rolled socks) in box

Rolled Onesie Babies

Would you believe these little baby gift dolls are made of a rolled up onesie (or a bodysuit) and a pair of socks? I made these just like my diaper babies but instead of a diaper I have used the onesie which I rolled up together with a piece of sturdy cardboard. Without the cardboard the onesie is too soft. Then I pulled over one sock as a little hat and fixed it with a ribbon. The other sock is the doll's sleeping bag. 2 self-adhesive wobbly eyes make the dolly complete: here we have an adorable little gift for a newborn baby. 

a onesie and a pair of socks 'wrapped' as a cute onesie dolly

adorable little onesie dollies for a baby girl






Baby shower gift wrap: see cute ways to wrap a diaper gift.

Create A Theme With Your Gift And Gift Wrap

Winnie The Pooh baby gift wrap and a cuddly Winnie fixed on top of the parcelWinnie The Pooh gift wrap

Match the gift and wrapping paper. For example, if you have baby clothes with a Winnie The Pooh print on, also choose Winnie The Pooh gift wrap. Here, I have attached a cuddly Winnie The Pooh as a 'bonus'. Matching gift wrap is available for nearly all Disney designs and for many more popular characters, too.

The icing on the cake would be a matching congratulations card or even a matching quote on the card. For example, there are a lot of cute Winnie The Pooh baby quotes.

Your theme does not necessarily have to be a famous character - it can also just be a pattern like polka dots or stripes on a onesie or blanket combined with dotted or striped wrapping paper.

Special Ideas For Wrapping A Coupon, Baby Gift Card Or Cash

  • If you want to wrap something like a babysitting coupon or a gift card for baby, put it in a baby bottle or a plastic drinking cup. Make sure the bottle / cup is wide enough to get the coupon or gift card out without having to break the bottle. Either wrap the bottle with gift wrap or just use a ribbon and bow to nicely decorate. You can always add some (glitter) baby cutouts with your coupon or gift card. 
  • A babysitting coupon or a gift voucher also look nice on top of a small diaper cake. You just need a few diapers, some ribbons and some candles or Q-Tips. Even simpler to make is a pair of diaper  babies to go with your gift card.
  • A photo shoot certificate for the pregnant mom or the newborn baby looks awesome and cute when placed into a nice photo frame.
  • If you gift money it is always nice to have a special add-on such as the cute gift box shown here. I made a diaper baby and put it in a baby bottle shaped box. I glued a little peg to the inside of the top and attached the bill there.
blue baby bottle shaped box with imprint  'baby boy' on top, a diaper baby and some decoration is inside the boxhomemade box for baby money gift



Use A 'No Waste' Wrap

Take a thin baby blanket or a burp cloth to wrap your gift. Fix it with a ribbon or a piece of colored string! You can also try to make a stork bundle with this kind of baby gift wrap.

For an organic gift an organic receiving blanket or an organic burp cloth are a perfect reusable, ecological and no waste 'gift wrap'.

If you give another gift (not baby related that is) use a tea towel as your gift wrap. Of course your gift should not be too bulky for that. A tea towel is suitable for everyone, from child (you can help your mom now...), to student, to parents, to grandma. At the worst a tea towel can be used as a cleaning cloth :-)   



Personalize Your Gift

a homemade magic wand personalized with the name Stellahomemade magic wand

A magic wand is suitable for baby girls and baby boys. After all, a sorcerer has a wand, too! Personalize it with (wooden) letters. 

All you need is a wooden stick (for example a skewer), some ribbon, some baby party decoration, some beads and some cardboard or thick felt - and if you want to have it personalized some letter beads.

I have used felt, wooden beads, little wooden rocking horses and wooden letter beads. 

Tie the ribbon around the skewer and tie your decoration to the end. Add the letter beads and tie another ribbon at the other end so the letters are fixed in between. If you want you can add a little bit of glue between the letters. 

Cut your cardboard or felt in a heart or star shape and glue it on top. You can add another one from the back to hide the skewer inside.

Stick a bead on the bottom. If necessary add some glue so it stays on the stick. If your stick is pointy, you might like to hide the tip inside your bead.

Et voila - the perfect baby shower gift wrap accessoire! Ready to fix to your present.



Design Your Own Gift Wrap

Make your own baby shower gift wrap! All you need is a pen, some plain gift wrap / craft paper and a baby poem. When making the gift wrap yourself, you have the possibility to personalize it which makes your gift wrap really special.

Just write your message, baby quotes, baby poems or baby wishes in a neat writing on some plain gift wrap or craft paper and then wrap your gift with it.

Using a glitter pen, silver pen or golden pen makes your homemade gift wrap look even more special!

This is also a cool idea for any present, not just for a baby shower gift.

Pinterest: View More Baby Gift Wrap Ideas

I have pinned many more unique gift wrapping ideas on my Best Baby Gifts Pinterest site, check them out! Sometimes it is enough to see a picture and often you can copy the idea even without any instructions. You will even find free printable baby gift tags and free printable gift wrap there: creative baby shower gift wrap ideas



Add A One Of A Kind Baby Congratulations Card

Along with a nice gift in a beautiful baby shower gift wrap goes a greeting card with a personal message. Baby congratulations cards are available in many different forms and designs. If in doubt, the classics 'It's a boy' or 'It's a girl' or unisex 'Congrats on your New Baby' never go out of style.

If you feel up to it you can even make a card on your own - especially if you give a homemade baby gift, a handmade baby congratulations card will nicely complement your gift.

If you are not sure what to write inside check out these helpful sample phrases for your baby congratulations card

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