When it comes time to choose a hostess gift, it's a good idea to purchase something that you know your hostess will enjoy. Take a few minutes and make mental notes of things that the hostess likes to do or does on a daily routine. This will help to narrow down your search. If you're unsure, you can always purchase something that most women do enjoy.
But, choosing baby shower hostess gifts can be hard, just as hard as it was to plan the perfect baby shower. Many times, the mother-to-be and sometimes other guests will want to give thanks to the hostess. This is where baby shower hostess gifts become important. Usually the baby's mother will want to give a gift that is really heartfelt. Because of this, some mothers will make their own hostess gift.
For example, some will go to the store and purchase a cute white basket and fill it with lots of goodies. These can include baked goods, sweets, lotions, body soaps, aromatherapy items, CDs, and plenty of others. If you want to make a basket to give to your hostess, still keep in mind certain things that she enjoys. If your hostess hates sweets or is on a diet, a basket full of cookies and other treats won't be the best gift. You can also purchase gift baskets online.
If you aren't the creative type, there are plenty of other baby shower hostess gifts to choose from. For example, candles, flowers, or candy are all perfect gifts for a hostess. Purchase her favor candle scent and a bundle of flowers and she is sure to be shocked. You can also try buying a gift certificate that the hostess can use at a designated store. If your hostess likes to read, buy a gift certificate to a book store, or buy her a book written by her favorite author.
If you really want to touch your hostess' heart, ask a guest at the baby shower to take pictures of her and the mother-to-be. These pictures can be developed, and a nice framed picture can be given to the hostess as a great way of saying thanks. Framed pictures re a good idea because they last and will always provide memories.