With newborn baby gift baskets you never can go wrong and they always make a great baby shower gift since they are colorful and look creative! Moreover, they are easy to personalize which adds 'that special touch'.
A gift basket is a very practical and thoughtful present which, depending on the goodies contained, can vary a lot - so two homemade baby gift baskets will never be the same and you can never have too many!
A new baby gift basket also is a great idea for a combined present for mother and baby since it can be filled up both with mummy and baby items at the same time!
For more details on specialty baby gift baskets and lots of theme ideas please see the section further down this page.
Ready Made: Shopping for newborn baby gift baskets is quite easy, your local baby store will have a big variety of baby gift hampers in stock. Alternatively you can buy cute baby gift baskets online. They come in all colors and sizes and, depending on the content, also in all price ranges.
If you are pressed for time, it's best and most convenient to buy a ready made basket for baby.
Do It Yourself: On the other hand, a baby gift basket is one of the easiest homemade crafts and absolutely everybody can do it. You can select the items to include yourself so they exactly suit the mom and family they are made for. You can also make the DIY basket more personal and thus 'fill it with your love'. Add a special touch by personalizing it with baby's name.
Wonder how to make a baby gift basket? This is really an easy homemade project! Making your own basket will make your gift not only thoughtful and practical but as already pointed out you also add your personal touch and show a great bit of special attention and affection!
Main Ingredients: Your Basket / Container
Depending on your contents the basket should have the right size. So it is wise to first think about the contents and then to decide on the basket.
If I use the word basket, I do not necessarily mean a 'real basket' - this could be all sorts of 'containers', bowls and buckets to hold your goodies. Let me just give you some ideas and then let your imagination do the rest!
If you are on a tight budget, a baby gift basket is the ideal gift. See tips for inexpensive baby gift baskets here. You will find cheap basket ideas as well as lots of affordable items for the contents.
Useful and suitable items for homemade baby gift hampers are for example:
- baby body care items such as: baby lotion, baby oil, baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby powder, baby bath, baby sunscreen lotion, diaper rash ointment, diapers, etc.
- baby grooming items such as: a soft baby hairbrush, nail clippers for baby, baby cotton swabs, etc.
- practical baby items such as: a baby thermometer, baby bottles, a baby bath thermometer, baby bibs (cloth, plastic or disposables), pacifiers, a hooded baby bath towel, baby towels, wash clothes, bathing sponge, etc.
- baby clothing such as: onesies, baby socks, baby booties, baby rompers, baby Tee, baby (sun) hat, etc.
- other baby items such as: teething toys, rubber duckies, animal squirting toys, baby spoons, rattles, baby board books, pacifier clips, buggy activity chains, musical toys, cute plush toys, etc.
-cute diaper babies
Why not give your basket a theme?
Here are some ideas for specialty baby gift baskets:
- gift basket for mom and baby - organic baby gift basket - baby clothing gift basket - baby tub gift basket- baby book gift basket - pampering and luxury baby gift basket - baby food gift basket - twin baby gift basket - personalized baby gift basket
homemade twin baby gift basket and Winnie The Pooh diaper baby gift basket - simply click the images for instructions
To personalise your baby gift hamper, personalize the basket itself with glued on wooden letters, foam letters or letter stickers. You can also make a name chain with wooden beads and attach it to your basket, for example with miniature cloths pecks. A great alternative is to have one item personalized, such as a hooded towel, a onesie, a bib or a hat and then have that item displayed in your basket in a way that the name clearly shows.
Once you have all your ingredients together, take your basket and nicely arrange all your items in it. In some cases - if your basket is rather large that is - it is helpful to fill the bottom of the container with some cotton balls, some baby burp cloths or even diapers or boxed wipes.
You also might have to play around a little bit until everything sits in place and looks nice. It looks more flattering if you include some layers of very thin paper / tissues and have them stick out between your items.
To make your basket more colorful, add a paper flower or two.
Give your newborn baby gift basket that last piece of perfection by using clear gift foil wrap and lavishly add colorful ribbons (see photo of gift wrapped basket above).
Instead of using a basket you can also use a keepsake chest / gift box. I found this awesome baby keepsake box at the Dollar Store and arranged my baby gifts in there. I personalized the box with baby's name, had a special onesie printed which I rolled around a diaper like a cracker and added a diaper baby. Later on the chest can be used to store baby's souvenirs such as the first tooth, the first lock, ultrasound photos, photos, etc.
Here's another way of making a newborn baby gift basket. Arrange your items and / or diapers in a burp cloth. I have used diapers only but you can fill your cloth with other baby items and baby accessories as well.
This way of making a basket saves you to look for a basket that will be of use to the new family. While not everybody may want or need a basket "to lie around", a burp cloth is always helpful for a little baby and in the worst case it can still be a floor or cleaning cloth. Click on the picture to see the whole idea and a tutorial.
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