Unique Baby Shower Gift Wrap Ideas

magic wand to personalize a baby gift - instructions below

Use some creative baby shower gift wrap for a spectacular gift and eyecatcher at any baby shower party!

Spice up your present with an artful packaging, a nice baby congratulations card and loving wishes!

Learn how to wrap a baby gift: just follow my easy tips to come up with not just a great gift inside but also with a beautiful and remarkable outside!

So finally you found the perfect gift and want to wrap it perfectly, too. Nowadays, many stores offer a gift wrapping service. But do you really want your gift to be presented in a department store gift wrapping paper, possibly with the store's logo sticker on top? No, you definitely don't...

It is much nicer to be creative yourself and it really is easy, too.

Here are some easy tips and ideas for a beautiful and unique packaging of your gift.


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





Cute Gift Wrapping Ideas

The Basics:

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 with a special baby design.

paper flower gift wrap

Decorate Your Gift:

Embellish your packaging with accessories:

  • 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).
  • Make your own gift wrap! Design your own gift wrapping paper and decorate it with a unique, personal style. All you need is a pen, some plain gift wrap / craft paper and something to write on. Use some unicolor paper or craft paper (it musn't necessarily be special wrapping paper) and take a glitter pen or a golden or silver pen to write on in a fancy style. What you write, is up to you. Could be just 'It's a boy', 'Congratulations' or also a complete baby poem
  • Buy a big ready made bow and fix it on top of your gift.

  • Use real (or plastic) flowers and leaves 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. 

  • Attach a pacifier with a funny saying. Simply use some ribbon to fix it on your gift.

  • 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 here:   

baby socks on clothes line - gift wrap

baby shower gift wrap with 3D pop-up stickers and a paper fan



'Cheat And Deceive':

Gifts are wrapped so that they are a 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 CD - you will most probably be able to guess that a CD is 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? Thus, nobody will guess it's a plush toy if you put it in a box before you wrap it! However, consider that, the more complicated the shape of the package, the harder it is, to wrap it up.
  • 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, etc. Of course you should not do this, if your gift is heavy and bulky already (for example a high chair). In case the gift is heavy, you could take a photo of the contents and then just wrap the photo.

  • 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.


Use A Gift Box Or A Baby Gift Bag:

  • If your gift is clunky and unshaped (for example a plush toy) put it in a gift box, a tin box, a decorated shoe box or let it poke out a baby gift bag. If you try to wrap it up with baby shower gift wrap just as it is, your gift will look clunky and unshaped, too. Use satin gift wrap tissue to line the inside of your gift bag or gift box. It's available in many pastel colors and ads a festive and elegant touch. 


  • You might like to decorate the (unicolor) gift box or gift bag with stickers or a pen. A shoe box can be laminated with wrapping paper.  




More Baby Shower Gift Wrap Ideas

Clear Gift Foil Wrap:

Clear gift foil wrap for a diaper cake or baby gift basket.

It's wrapped and 'protected' but you can still see everything!

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



Showcase Your Baby Gift:

diaper cake to showcase a cuddly toy

Place your teddy bear, cuddly toy or baby doll on top of an easy to make one tier diaper cake.

Include baby hats, onesies, rompers, cuddly toys, blankets, pacifiers, etc. in a diaper bouquet or diaper animal.
Simply click on the photo to get instructions for the diaper snail. 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.



Make Baby Cupcakes:

If you roll up onesies, baby socks, baby washcloths, etc. you can make a cupcake gift box. Or make a giant cupcake of a rolled up baby blanket or some baby burp cloths. 

boy cupcakes
girl cupcakes in box



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






Create A Theme With Your Gift And Gift Wrap:

Winnie 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, even a cuddly Winnie The Pooh has been attached 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.




How To Wrap A Coupon / Baby Gift Card:

  • 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 (you find the link to the instructions above, section: showcase your baby gift). 
  • A photo shoot certificate for the pregnant mom or the newborn baby looks awesome and cute when placed into a nice photo frame.



Use A 'No Waste' Wrap:

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


  • For an organic gift an organic receiving blanket or an organic burp cloth are a perfect reusable 'gift wrap'.



Make A Magic Wand To Personalize Your Baby Gift:


homemade magic wand

A magic wand (also see the photo right on top) is suitable for baby girls and baby boys. For a boy just make it a bit less fancy. If you want, you can 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 choose the personalization some wooden 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 - ready to fix to your present!



Design Your Own Gift Wrap: 

Make your own 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!

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 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 and some cordial words. 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.

Instructions for handmade baby  greeting cards are available on the net but you can even do that without any special instructions. Have a look at what they offer at your local crafts store (scapbooking section). Take a plain card, buy some stickers with a baby theme or some glitter baby cutouts to glue on the card - depending on the baby's gender in blue or pink - and add some nice wording. Here you go, a very personal and cute card without much ado!

If you are not sure what to write on your congratulations card check these helpful phrases for baby congratulation card messages. You'll find many examples on affectionate wording to use for your unique card!

Use Cute Baby Shower Gift Wrap Paper: 





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