BABY SHOWER FAVORS - PAGE 2
Most Popular baby shower favors and trends for 2010 from Joyce Kreger of
Pretty Favors. If you are looking to find the perfect baby shower
favors, hear about some new shower favor trends or just want to have
more ideas, here are some guidelines for selecting trendy, new, and
Types of Baby Shower Favors
Unique Baby Shower Favors
favors will be the talk of your baby shower if you think of something
unique to give your guests. Just about any gift can be displayed as a
baby shower favor, simply by adding a baby theme tag, sticker or
wrapping. Ideas include: kitchen utensils, timers, decorative kitchen
towels, personalized nail files, mint tins with a an image of the baby's
sonogram, ice cream scoops, sachets, strong decorative magnets, pens,
notepads and more.
You can also find unique favors at your local farmers market or craft
show. As an extra benefit, your baby shower favors will have a fresh
local flavor. Ideas include: jams, honey, maple syrup, soaps, hot sauce,
salsa, potted herbs, or just about anything you think would be popular.
Please them in a cute picnic basket that can be used by the family along
with napkins and silverware (baby plastic-ware as well). If you really
think about your guests and what they would enjoy taking home and using,
your baby shower favors are sure to be a hit. Think of them as little
Cheap Baby Shower Favors
In this case, the word cheap refers to pricing, not necessarily quality.
The general rule is the more work you do, the less expensive the favor
becomes. Homemade items are ideal, especially edible
For example you can buy candy at a discount store, wrap it in colored
tulle, place a personalized tag on it, and you are all set. You can also
find a variety of cute decorative boxes which are perfect for holding
There are also some adorable useful items available for under $2.00 like
scented candles, candy jars, bookmarks, personalized fortune cookies,
lollipops, mini photo frames, custom candy bars, lip balm, personalized
tea, coffee, and lemonade, key chains, cookie cutters and more.
Baby Shower Centerpieces with Favors
great way to decorate your tables and save money is with a baby shower
centerpiece that contains your favors. A clear, inexpensive vase can
serve to hold favors including baby-shaped chocolate lollipops, wrapped
decorative cookies on a stick, or old-time candy swirl lollipops in pink
or blue. Small flowering plant favors can also be part of the
Practical Baby Shower Favors
The year of giving plastic storks as favors is long gone. Guests
appreciate favors that they can actually take home and use. Bottle
stoppers, bottle openers, post it notes, luggage tags, purse hangers,
measuring tapes, picture frames, photo coasters, photo holders, photo
albums, and trinket holders are just a few practical items available.
Homemade Baby Shower Favors
There are two reasons that homemade baby shower favors are all the rage.
They tend to be economical and show effort on the part of the host.
Baked goods, including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, pastries, top the
list as favorite homemade baby shower favors. Even if you are not a
baker, you can get some delicious brownie and cookie mixes at your local
warehouse store. Place treats in a cello bag, add a gift tag or sticker,
and you have a finished favor. You can also decorate inexpensive colored
bags with a baby theme imprint using a rubber stamp.
Baby Shower Supplies
Add a baby feel to your homemade favors with inexpensive supplies like
plastic pacifiers, teddy bears, rattles and more. Mini porcelain
baby-shaped items and ribbons are also great to use as decorations.
Finally, decorated cellophane bags are affordable and easy to find.
Pink and Brown Favors or Teal Blue and Brown
Chocolate brown is "the new black" when it comes to baby shower favors.
While baby blue and pastel pink have always been in vogue, baby shower
hosts are adding chocolate brown to the mix. There are many favors,
accessories, and tableware in both pink and brown as well as teal blue
Baby Shower Theme Favors
More and more baby showers are planned with a theme in mind. Here are
some popular favors to fit a variety of themes:
Animal Baby Shower Favors
A rising star in the favor industry, animals seem to be everywhere. Here
are some of the top animal themes along with favor ideas:
Teddy Bear Baby Shower Favors
friend has and continues to be a common baby shower theme. Because of
this longer term trend, there are lots of teddy bear favors available
like: soaps, frames, candles, actual mini teddy bears, crystal
figurines, and teddy bear shaped jars, chocolate bear shape lollipops.
Baby Animal Favors
Babies and baby animals
are so cute, which may explain why they are newly in vogue. Baby animals
like a monkey, lion, zebra, frog, bird, owl, elephant, duck, puppy
giraffe, and bunny also appear at many showers. Fortunately there are
many choices of favors with animal decorations. Items include candles,
cookie mixes, cookies, lollipops, notepads, mint tins, and seed packets.
Noah’s Ark Favors
This is a trendy and
popular idea now along with safari and king of the jungle baby shower
Ladybug Baby Shower Favors
ladybug theme as part of the most widely held baby showers may be a
surprise to you. Maybe it's because they are cute and colorful, but
whatever the reason, there are many favors abound. Ladybug mint tins,
pens, magnets, Oreos, candy wrappers, and soaps are just a few of the
favors available for this theme. It would be very easy to make and
decorate ladybug sugar cookies using a round cookie cutter you already
have on hand.
Butterfly Baby Shower Favors
You will have
an enormous selection of butterfly baby shower favors because the
butterfly theme is also used for weddings, bridal showers, garden
parties and other events. Favors include: butterfly place cards holders,
candy dishes, memo with a butterfly clip, compact, wine stopper, paper
box candy holders, and more.
Pampering yourself is always in style, and spa favors are gaining in
popularity. Bath salts, lotions, soaps, manicure sets, lip balm, combs
and nail files are great crowd pleasers.
Couples Baby Shower Favors
Men are starting to join their wives or girlfriends when attending baby
showers. It is very important that favors appeal to both sexes and are
not too feminine. Edible or drinkable items seem to be the favors of
choice. Functional items with unisex designs, like wine tools, mini
tools, measuring tapes and keychains will also be welcomed by men and
Green Baby Shower Favors
Eco-friendly baby showers are very prevalent these days. Favors include
seed packets, seed cards, and small flowering plants. Anything that
helps the environment is a "green" favor, like a recycled bag for
grocery shopping. Giving any useful item that doesn't have any
additional wrapping is also considered a "green" move.
Polka Dot Baby Shower Favors
This shower theme is great for selecting favors because anything polka
dot is fair game. It is also nice because polka dots fit in with
anyone's decor. You can also simply wrap any favor of your choice in
polka dot paper. Current trendy favors include polka dot ceramic photo
frames, polka dot purse manicure sets, and bath confetti favors with
polka dot ribbon.
Beach Baby Shower Favors
There are so many favor options for a beach theme shower including:
beach chair frames, flip flop luggage tags, shell bottle stoppers, beach
pail candy holders, and sail boat candles. You can also purchase
individual mini sand pails at the dollar store, decorate them with the
guestes names and fill them with treats.
Pickles and Ice Cream Favors
Motheres cravings must have something to do with the rise in popularity
of the pickles and ice cream theme showers. Although ice cream scoops
are by far the best selling of the ice cream favors, you can also find
ice cream bowls, towels, salt and pepper shakers, timers or key chains.
Tea Party Baby Shower Favors
A baby shower is a great excuse to have a tea party. Favors can include
flavored tea bags, tea rests, honey, and tea infusers. Most tea party
baby showers include dainty cookies which can also be packaged as
Check out our other baby shower favors pages as well as our
shower themes which will help in the process of choosing the right
favors for your shower! We want to thank Joyce from
Pretty Favors for writing such great information to help others!