Next, choose something big and bulky to be your focal point – a big stuffed animal, a nursing pillow (I got mine FREE here using code SHOPHER1!) or maybe a nice diaper bag.
Add a couple packs of diapers and wipes – these are ALWAYS appreciated – to fill in the middle of the basket. If you’re using coupons, and tracking sales – you can easily find a pack of name-brand diapers for around $4.
A cute outfit or two should go right up front, for the “ooh-and-ahh” factor. I bought a double-pack of summer rompers for this one, and wrapped each one individually in tissue paper and twine, then fanned them out. Don’t feel like you have to buy pricey clothes – the Dollar stores actually have some very cute little outfits!
For filling in the gaps, add items like baby powder, desitin, lotion, etc… To keep them from slipping through the slots (and for cuteness sake) you may want to pop each of these items in a sweet package of it’s own. I had a few of these decorative milk-carton style boxes – but even an envelope made from scrapbook paper would work fine.
Finally – stuff coordinating tissue paper behind the whole display to give it more height.
To really tie a bow on the whole package – you could include a gift tag that wishes the new mom and baby “a basket full of blessings“!
What kind of gifts do you like to give at baby showers? Have you thought up a good frugal gift idea? We’d love to hear about it!
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