Creative Baby Shower Gift Wrapping

The Ooo’s and Ahhh’s that come from shower attendees can be just as genuine over the wrapping and presentation as they are over the actual gifts themselves… especially when you are giving boring items off the registry, like diapers and nursing pads! Here are some examples of how to doll up those plain necessities for the mom-to-be:

Baby Boy Showers are hard enough as it is, because not too many boy gifts are adorable– lets be honest! Sure a tiny pair of denim jeans or cute little tennis shoes can be fun to see, but here is a way to take some regular onesies (a must have!) and present them in an adorable boy fashion! Simply roll the onesies and tuck them inside a baseball glove- because every little boy needs a baseball glove, right? You could take it one step further and add the glove to a blue bin with other baby things- a baseball, some receiving blankets, body wash etc.

The above glove was found at Target for $5, but I have gone again and haven’t seen any gloves under $15… which is too pricey for me. If you find this same problem, try this similar idea:
Still cuter than sticking those items in a gift bag!
Little girls gifts are a bit easier to get crowd approval over because there are so many cute little girl’s clothes out there. I found several girly outfits on clearance at Target (roughly $2 each) and I rolled them up and secured them by wrapping a matching handmade headband around each of them. Then I placed them inside a cute plastic bin that I embellished a bit (from Dollar Tree) and tied it up with a tulle bow.
If you aren’t lucky enough to find some amazing deals on clearance and you want to stay within a budget, here is a similar idea using stacks of diapers secured with headbands and placed in a basket:
I partnered it with a covered wipee case and called it good!

For the momma getting ready for multiples, I love the idea of coordinating similar items in different colors. For this Twin’s Shower I went to, the mom was having a boy and a girl, so I did one gift box in blue and one in pink but you could certainly adapt this and do a purple and pink set or a blue and green set for twins of the same sex. I filled 2 plastic bins with the same or similar items and in each: 2 matching outfits; 1 blue, 1 pink; blue body wash, pink lotion, blue baby shampoo, purple cotton swabs etc. To finish the look, I just tied it up with some coordinating ribbon!

So there you have it! That’s a Wrap!baby shower wrapping

This post was written for the darling series “Baby Daze” on Lil Luna- featuring 12 fantastic baby ideas from 12 different bloggers. Congrats to Kristyn and her new baby girl!


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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Victoria says

    I love these ideas, of course I was just at a shower on Saturday and used a bag :(
    The good news is, my shower is this weekend anddd I have about 4 other pregnant friends :)

  2. Adrienne says

    Love it. I have also made diaper cakes before. I just takes one box of diapers and some ribbon and tape and it winds up looking super cute!

  3. Joseph's Grainery Recipes says

    I love trying to be a little creative with the "wrapping". I have two baby showers to attend this weekend and made coordinating collapsable shopping totes to use as a gift bag. You never know when you'll have that dirty outfit you don't want to put back in the diaper bag!

  4. CHERI says

    I love to think of ways to wrap creatively. It just adds so much personality to the present and lets the recipient know you really care. Love your ideas!

  5. Pamela says

    Love the ball glove idea. I, too, struggle with boy gifts. This is just perfect and would make a new daddy smile.