10 of the best baby shower favours to give to your guests

best baby shower favours

by Hannah Carroll |
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Like many trends that start in the USA, baby showers have now become a part of British culture. Almost all expectant mothers will have a baby shower to celebrate their new arrival. Sometimes the mother-to-be will throw her own shower, and other times all of the stresses of planning the perfect baby shower will be done by their nearest and dearest. In an age where everything needs to be Instagram-perfect, we are now seeing more elaborate showers, where the guests get given some of the best baby shower favours to go home with.

Whether it's balloon structures, life-sized teddy bears or little gifts for the guest, there is more pressure to put on the perfect party. We know how difficult it can be to plan the perfect party with a fun baby shower theme. So, we have found the best baby shower favours for your guest to remember the special day.

What is a baby shower favour?

A baby shower favour is something your guest can take home to remember the day. It's up to you whether or not you provide them. They are like the party bags you receive at a toddler's party. They are usually just a token of appreciation to your guest for taking the time to attend. Party favours can quickly become expensive. Remember that every guest will need one when you are budgeting for your party.

How much do party favours cost?

We'd recommend that you first consider the number of guests attending to see the overall cost. Depending on your budget, favours should cost between £1 to £10 per guest. These are not actual presents but a bit of fun. Don't spend more than you can afford on them - having a baby is a very expensive business.

Best baby shower favours 2022

Best sweet favour

There is nothing better than a sweet treat. We are obsessed with these Love Heart party favours. Like traditional Love Hearts, they will have sweet messages on the sweets, but you can personalise the pack with your name and baby shower details.

Multiple design options
Great if you are having lots of guest
Suitable for vegetarians
May be too many for a small party

Review: "Nice little gift for favours. We used them for my sisters baby shower and the sellers did the design I picked and all the personalised information was correct when they came. Would recommend they arrived really quickly too."

Writer's Choice
best baby shower favoursEtsy
Price: £20.85+


You can completely personalise these baby shower soaps. The presentation is perfect and your guests will be blown away by the quality of these favours. The wooden hearts can be personalised with your shower details which make a fantastic keepsake - long after the soap has finished.

Different scents available

Review: "I would say these were my favourite part of the party prizes. The little wooden heart engraving took my breath away. The flowers and soap were so beautiful and I couldn't help but to keep two for me and two for the expecting mama. This will always be something I will cherish! Definitely recommend purchasing these totally worth the money! The seller is also amazing and communication with them was amazing."

Best baby shower fridge magnet
best baby shower favoursEtsy

Fridge magnets are always a good party favour because they are practical. Magnets tend to live on fridges for many years. It will bring a smile to your little one's face when they are old enough to realise that this is the fridge magnet from before they were born.

Double check spellings as errors are not easily corrected

Review: "Everything was exactly like the picture and how we wanted it. The seller communicated with us everyday just to help us rest assure that everything is ok with the order. I highly recommended the seller cause he was top."

Best Key ring favour
iZoeL 20 Sets Baby Shower Guest Gift
Price: $45.31

Like the fridge magnets, we love these cute keyrings because of their practicality factor. These super cute elephant keyrings will remind all of your guests of your growing family.

Cute design
Can be easily assembled

Small bags
Review: "These are so cute and such an easy way to make a something as a little thank you gift, favour etc.
I made them for a thank you for a baby shower and added a couple of individually wrapped 'baby' chocolates to the little bags, perfect!"

Best bottle opener

Another practical gift is this funky bottle opener. It comes in a cute gift box, tied with a bow. So, you don't have to do anything other than hand it out to your guests.

**Pink and blue colour options
Funny pun
Practical use

Limited reviews
Review: "Incredibly cute gift I gave to friends for my baby shower, swift delivery and arrived in good condition. Each packaged individually, lovely rose gold colour, great keepsake - everyone needs a bottle opener at home!"

Recommended baby shower favour

A baby marks new beginnings. We love that this favour encourages your guests to go outside and plant something new in their outdoor space. It is a lovely sentiment that they can watch their flower grow as they await the new arrival.



Review: "Fantastic seller. Personal note enclosed with the order to congratulate and give well wishes for the event. Lovely touch! Thank you."

Best favour sticker

Popcorn is undeniably one of the most delicious snacks. We love these popcorn bags that can be filled with popcorn, sweets or treats. These bags are easy to fill but look fantastic with their baby shower sticker on the front.


**Assembly and extra parts needed
Review: "Lovely quality and very easy to use, looked lovely at our baby shower and made a nice change. Exactly as shown in photographs (minus the popcorn obviously). Would use seller again, thank you."

Best wearable favour

This sweet bracelet is a lovely way to celebrate your new baby. Your guest can make a wish for themselves or your new baby. When the band breaks the wish is said to come true.

Cute sentiment
String will break

Review: "These are really sweet and pretty. I’m giving them to everyone at my daughter’s baby shower and I think they will love them. They arrived quickly. Very happy with the purchase and price."

Best alcoholic favour
https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/hearthandheritage/product/personalised-baby-shower-favours-containing-pink-ginNot On The Highstreet

The mother-to-be cannot drink but that doesn't mean it hasn't to be a completely dry affair. These little bottles can be drunk at the event or on the day the new baby arrives. They are the perfect gift to later wet the baby's head with - metaphorically not literally.

**Fun for guests
Different gin options
**No customer reviews

Ideal for a small intimate baby shower, these cute 'A baby is brewing' coffee or tea bags would take pride of place in your guests kitchen.

**Reusable bags
High quality

**Can be an expensive option if you have a large party

Reviews: "I am so happy with the OH BABY coffee/tea bags. We purchased them for an upcoming baby shower. The quality is great, the item is exactly as shown and it definitely meets our expectations. We can't wait to fill them and give them out at the shower. Thank you for making such a darling shower gift."

Tea/coffee is not included.


Who traditionally pays for the baby shower?

Usually, the host pays for the baby shower. If others' volunteer contributions these can be gracefully accepted. However, guests do not usually pay for the shower. Baby showers should be a celebration of new life and do not need to be expensive.

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