15 Perfect Baby Shower Hostess Gifts for a Thoughtful Thank You

These baby shower host gift ideas will help you spread the love.

Published December 11, 2023
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Hosting a baby shower is a big job, and it's always nice to thank the person who planned your party. One great way to show your appreciation is with a baby shower hostess gift. After all, you'll be receiving lots of presents, and it's always nice to spread the love around.

The person kind enough to throw you a baby shower has likely poured their heart, soul, and hard-earned cash into throwing you a once-in-a-lifetime event. Make sure you give this special person in your life a thank-you gift that is unique, personal, and something that they will always remember. We've hand-picked 15 wonderful ways of expressing deep gratitude to the person who helped shower your baby with love, with price tags that range from high-end to surprisingly affordable.

A bottle of wine always makes for a lovely gift, but if you have the means and your friend threw you a stunning baby shower, gift them an entire bundle. Bright Cellars offers a variety of bundle options to choose from, including the Sparkling Wine Bundle, the Dinner Party Bundle, and the Mimosa Kit Bundle.


After throwing you a baby shower bash to remember, your dear friend deserves a serious dose of self-care, and you can't go wrong with a SpaFinder gift card. This versatile gift can be used at thousands of spas, salons, and wellness centers across the world, and they can be redeemed for services or spa-quality products. 

A timeless piece of jewelry will express how grateful you are to your hostess for the time and effort they put into your baby shower. Consider an initial necklace like this one from Ana Luisa. The customizable design adds a personal touch, and the 14K gold over sterling silver is hypoallergenic and water-resistant.

Flowers make everything better. Pretty bouquets can range significantly in price, but for a thank-you gift such as this one, have a floral company arrange a beautiful and bright bouquet for the dear person who showed you and your baby so much love. This one from Urban Stems is a customer favorite, and the fiery mix of textures and colors will brighten up any room.


There is a gift basket for any possible occasion, so find one for your host that speaks to their personality and interests. This Grand Favorites gift basket from Harry & David includes a delicious assortment of fruit, cookies, truffles, snack mix, sausage, and more. You can even add extras to make it even more special.

After putting on a magnificent baby shower, your host is going to need to relax with a hot bath and some "me time." Help them unwind by gifting them this high-end, high-quality monogrammed bathrobe. It's made from 100% cotton, and you can choose from 12 different thread colors when customizing.

If your giftee is an avid cook who loves to add fresh herbs to their dishes, this AeroGarden will become their newest obsession. It allows them to grow a wide variety of herbs right in their very own kitchen, so they won't have to wait until summer to harvest their crops. 


A stationary set like this one from Papier is a gift that keeps on giving. While you're giving your hostess something thoughtful and pretty as a thank you, they will also be able to give future thanks using the gift you gave them. Choose something monogrammed for a personalized effect, or include stationary with colors and patterns that you know your dear hostess will adore.

So many memories were made at your baby shower, and countless more will come along once the baby is born. At your shower, be sure that someone snaps a picture of you and your hostess. Order a double picture frame like this one and put the image of the two of you in the picture frame on one side. Leave the other side blank and let your hostess know that the photo that will go there will be one of them with the new baby.

Planning and pulling showers off takes a lot out of most people, and your host will probably be wiped out after the big event. Give her a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers to snack on. An evening with these yummy treats, a cozy chunky knit blanket, sweats, and a movie sounds like the ultimate end to a whirlwind weekend of shower-throwing.


Your hostess will wish she had this sweet gift before lugging decor to the shower venue. With a large, monogrammed tote, your hostess will definitely be ready for the next shower that they help throw! The cotton canvas fabric is soft and durable, and floral accents combined with the personalized monogram elevate it beyond just a basic tote.

No one wants to cook for themselves after preparing dishes for a baby shower. On the evening of your shower, make sure that your hostess comes home to a nice dinner for themselves by gifting them a DoorDash gift card. The gift card is delivered straight to their email, so you could even wait to buy it until the day of the shower.

If you can't afford a piece of jewelry, maybe a sweet ring or trinket dish will touch your hostess's heart. This handmade ceramic ring holder features a  deep indigo glaze that gives it gorgeous depth and brilliance. The small size makes it a beautiful addition to a bedside table or dresser top, and, along with rings, it's also perfect for holding earrings and bracelets.


This monogrammed mug from Anthropologie is both personal and practical. Pair it with a set of hot tea samples so that after a long day, your hostess can kick back, relax, and sip on something warm and fragrant. Every time they look down at their mug, they'll remember the special baby shower that they helped throw for you.

And, speaking of sipping a relaxing hot beverage, you can't go wrong with a Starbucks gift card. It's a universally beloved gift that will also get delivered directly to your giftee's inbox so you can show your appreciation ASAP. You can select a custom amount and choose from 25 fun designs. Take this gift to the next level by inviting your hostess out for coffee and telling them in person how much the baby shower meant to you.

15 Perfect Baby Shower Hostess Gifts for a Thoughtful Thank You