Budget Friendly #BabyShower Gift Basket Idea

We have a few friends and family members that are expecting. Giving baby gifts can get expensive and you may end up getting something(s) that mom really won’t use or doesn’t need. I am a huge fan of gift baskets with newborn needs because face it, any new mom would love to get things that they can actually use and that they know you, as a mother, have used before and may recommend for a first time mom. I wanted to show you what I recently made for a local friend’s upcoming arrival.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Things needed:

  • Basket or bucket
  • Rubber bands
  • Ribbon
  • Size 1 diapers (you can use newborn, but size 1 will be better since no one knows the actual weight of baby, so you maybe wasting newborn dipes)
  • Travel size baby needs (lotion, powers, shampoo, diaper cream, etc.)

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

For the basket, I reused a super cute wicker basket that I received as part of a bridesmaids gift. It was perfect for the baby girl that I’m making this basket for.

Both of my baby girls had similar baby socks, so I thought it was fitting to add some to this princess.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

You’re going to take the diapers and roll each one and wrap with a rubber band. These will be used for the outside of the basket.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

When you roll the diapers, you’ll set them around the basket and position them how you like.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Once you cover the outside of the basket, you’ll take another rubber band to hold them all in place.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Once they were in place, I covered the rubber band with pink ribbon.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Since the basket is deep, I added in a few rolled diapers to raise the contents, and fanned over some unrolled diapers as a filler.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

I added in some local finds that I found like the Cloud B Sleep Sheep, added in some Rayovac batteries for it, sample of formula that I got in the mail, adorable local handmade football team onesie, teething toys, baby care items like a brush, comb, etc.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

Once I filled the basket, I took the baby shampoo and powder and slipped them inside the rubber band, under the ribbon.

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

I am pretty happy with the finished result!

Baby Shower Gift Basket | Mommy Goggles

This entire baby gift basket probably cost me $20.00 total and everything inside, the mommy to be can use. :) I am pretty happy with it! What do you think? Have you made a baby shower gift basket before? If you have a photo or a blog post, I’d love to see it!

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing tips about how you created this baby shower gift basket! The rolled diapers look great on the sides of the basket.