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Gift Ideas for Baby Showers

Take care of the mommy-to-be by making her this basket of pampering items to help get her through her final months. You might want to get together with some mutual friends to make this basket really special.

Time frame: One to two hours

Level: Easy

What you need:

  • Soaps and bath salts
  • Candles
  • Body lotions
  • Soothing CD
  • Gift certificate to a beauty salon
  • Wicker basket
  • Crepe paper filler
  • Shrink-wrap
  • Pink and blue homemade bow

Gather the goodies and place them in a wicker basket filled with pastel crepe paper filler. Add some shrink-wrap and a bow to finish off your gift.

Life's Necessities

A basket of necessities for the newborn would be a perfect shower gift. There are so many little things that babies need—you shouldn't have any trouble filling this basket.

Present Pointers

Consider going in together with some friends to make a baby basket and include a gift certificate to a baby specialty store in your area.

Time frame: One to two hours

Level: Easy

What you need:

  • Baby bottles
  • Baby booties
  • Baby socks
  • Onesies
  • Rattles
  • Baby bowl and spoon
  • Baby drinking cup
  • Stuffed animals
  • Wicker basket
  • Pastel colored tissue paper filler
  • Shrink-wrap
  • Homemade bow

Gather the baby supplies and place them in a basket filled with pastel-colored filler. (You might want to try making your own paper filler using a paper shredder and construction paper.) Add shrink-wrap and a bow for the finishing touch.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Great Gifts © 2001 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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