Your pregnancy is bound to be one of the most exciting periods of your life, but it can also be pretty stressful. There are a ton of things to be worrying about, from getting your nursery baby-ready to keeping yourself healthy and everything in between.
So unsurprisingly, throwing a party is usually one of the last things you feel like doing as your baby’s arrival date creeps closer and closer.
This is why having a great baby shower host or hostess is such a blessing. They shoulder a great deal of the party-planning stress and take it upon themselves to throw you a baby shower to welcome this new phase of your life, bringing your loved ones together to shower you with love and happiness in preparation for your new arrival.
So if you’re looking for a way to acknowledge the role they played in your shower, you can’t go wrong with a gift that comes from the heart. Read on for ideas on some of the most thoughtful presents that will show your baby shower host or hostess just how much you appreciate their efforts.
For:the chocolate fiend
A set of premium chocolate is a people-pleasing, go-to gift for a reason! Nothing shows your love and appreciation quite like a set of premium chocolates, especially when it’s a collection as ultra-decadent as this Goo Goo Cluster gift set. It comes with two premium signature Goo Goo Clusters and 9 oz of Triple Chocolate hot cocoa mix to satisfy even the deepest chocolate cravings so they can chill out and treat themselves for a job well done.
For:the gourmet master chef
If your baby shower host or hostess loves spending their time in the kitchen experimenting with rich flavors and cuisines, this gift set of gourmet infused olive oils is calling their name. This set from Williams Sonoma includes oils infused with White Truffle, Aromatic Basil, Roasted Garlic, and Blood Orange so they can take their favorite recipes to a whole other level.
For: the hostess who’s always throwing a party
This gorgeous cheeseboard made with Acacia hardwood and a marbled epoxy handle is an excellent gift for the host/hostess who’s always ready for a dinner party or get-together. With a board this beautiful, they’ll be able to create show-stopping cheese spreads that’ll be the star of every party they throw from here on out.
For: your uber-organized party planners
One of the key skills you need to throw a great party is organization, which is why this personalized planner from Plum Paper will definitely fit the bill for anyone who loves to keep things in order. These planners are aesthetically pleasing and highly personalizable: you can choose the size, page layouts, and designs that best fit your gift recipient’s organizational needs.
For: the wine enthusiast who’s always popping bottles
If your host or hostess loves throwing get-togethers that involve vino, they’ll love the simplicity and convenience of an electric wine opener. As opposed to traditional corkscrews or wine keys, this rechargeable wine opener will save them time and reduce wrist strain. It also helps that this champagne gold electric opener is absolutely stunning and will look great on their bar for their friends and family who stop by for a glass or two.
For:the life of the party
Similarly, hosts and hostesses who’re always having intimate get-togethers with their loved ones will love this personalized wine serving tray for a clean and convenient way to serve wine to their guests. This tray can hold a full bottle of wine plus four stemmed wine glasses so they can easily get their guests a drink in any room of the house.
For: hosts who take “self-care” very seriously
Bright, glowing skin is always in style! The Skincare Edit comes equipped with miniatures of some of Glossier’s favorite skincare products like the Milky Jelly Cleanser and Super Bounce serum and is suitable for all skin types. Treat your host or hostess to products that will have their skin looking and feeling dewy and moisturized all day long.
For:your best friend who feels more like a sister
This beautiful cuff is a modern-day take on a friendship bracelet, so it’s a perfect way to show your love and appreciation for your baby shower host who’s also your very best friend. It comes engraved with a beautiful saying, “You are the sister I got to choose,” and you also have the option of adding personalized engravings for an even more meaningful touch. Choose from silver, 18k gold, or rose gold.
For:the host who definitely deserves a vacation for all their hard work
Party planning is hard work, and while it may not always be in the budget to send your hostess away on a much-deserved tropical vacation, this spa gift set is a good substitute! This luxurious gift set comes with a decadent Coconut Soak and a natural sea sponge loofah, and they can also set the scene with a faux succulent and an Amber & Smoke soy wax candle. A blissful spa staycation awaits!
For: slowing down and relaxing with a nice hot cup
If your host’s idea of R&R always involves a hot cup of tea, consider this beautiful tea gift set from The Bouqs. They’ll get a couple of bags of Tea Forte floral tea and accompanying raspberry sugar cubes for sweetness, plus a beautiful mug and golden teaspoon to fully relax and unwind with their brew. It even comes with a dried bouquet that they’ll be able to enjoy long after the party is over.
Being the host of a baby shower is no small job. Show yours just how much you appreciate all the things they did to make your shower special with these thoughtful gifts that come straight from the heart.