Great prize ideas for baby showers include picture frames, bath soaps and lotions, candles or aromatherapy oils, paperweights with a baby theme, stationery, small pieces of jewelry and manicure kits. Small food-oriented gifts, such as coffee or tea baskets, little jars of candy and boxes of chocolates are also welcome as prizes and party favors.
Prizes are traditionally given to those who win games at baby showers, and "door prizes" or party favors are also popular, ensuring that each woman at the shower walks home with a nice gift. Consider giving small pots and seed packets to baby shower guests, telling them to plant the seeds as soon as they hear the baby has been born. Make a special picture frame gift by taking a photo of the mom-to-be and the shower guests so everyone can go home with a commemoration of the event. If the mother-to-be is a crafter, small kits of scrapbooking supplies can make the perfect gift as she captures the special moments to come.
Gift cards are welcome in small amounts but are best used as game prizes rather than party favors. Consider gift cards to local coffee shops, craft stores, baby stores and even iTunes.