I was recently asked to help with a friend’s baby shower. It’s been a minute for me since having kids being that my son is five and my daughter is seven. Looking around and with some help from the expert Monica Banks, who is the founder & CEO of Gugu Guru – a community of parents making and sharing content about the brands they love – I was pleasantly surprised and excited about all the new baby items out there.

If you are throwing a baby shower for a friend or relative and looking for some great gift ideas that won’t make the event feel corny or a total snoozer, you need to look no further. I’m gonna offer up some fun ideas to consider when you’re planning your next baby shower. Spoiler alert: The best baby shower events and gift bags have something for everyone, not just the moms or mom-to-be, so everyone will feel included.

Gift Bag Ideas for the Guest: Fellow Parents

Unless the mom-to-be is the only parent at the event, it’s likely you’ll want to add some unique items for fellow parents in the gift bag so that it feels like everyone is getting showered with love. Here are some special items for parents to kids of all ages (and some that are also great treats for the parents themselves):

goSili offers reusable silicone straws, cups and food storage for kids and adults. All the products are non-toxic, eco-friendly and made to last a lifetime.

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Recommended by pediatricians, pediped footwear offers a variety of stylish and comfortable shoes for children that promote healthy foot development.

As seen on Shark Tank, Bug Bite Thing is a chemical-free solution that instantly alleviates the stinging, itching and swelling caused by insect bites and stings. (Pro tip: Bug Bite Thing may also come in handy if you’re having your baby shower outdoors!)

Yipes! Wipes are face and hand wipes for kids. They are 99% plant-based, compostable, dermatologist tested, plastic-free and made in USA.

All Over Ointment is Tubby Todd’s bestseller for a reason. It’s a balm for everything and great for the whole fam. A rich, creamy ointment made from plant-based ingredients, AOO naturally moisturizes and soothes sensitive skin.

Gift Bag Ideas for the Guest: Crowd pleasers

Undoubtedly there may be attendees who are not parents or whose children are grown and out of the house. Here are some gift bag items that are sure to bring a smile to every adult that attends.

Made from 99% plant-based ingredients, including a proprietary blend of six essential oils, PlaneAire offers a line of travel essentials, including its incredible on-the-go surface cleaner and air mist, proven to leave surfaces hygienically clean.

Pimples can show up at any age, unfortunately. Now you can banish that blemish in a decorative way. Dalmatian offers cute, dermatologist-approved pimple patches that work!

While well-known for their beautiful, spacious diaper bags, Luli Bebe also offers vegan leather tote bags in a variety of styles and beautiful, neutral colorways.

Astraèa & Co is an eco-conscious personal care and wellness company dedicated to offering healthy, honest and sustainable products. The brand’s wellness patches are an efficient way to get a steady dosage of healing ingredients directly into your body.

Something Different: Raising Your Baby Shower Spirits

For the event itself, the expectant mama may not be drinking but guests may want to imbibe a little.  We suggest doing something a little different like a craft or signature cocktail. Saint Luna Spirits takes an artful approach to moonshine to create an elevated sipping experience.

There are so many fun great items out there for all to love and I was so excited to create these bags for the shower and use these products myself.

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