Wishing Well Baby Shower Gifts

Anna ScanlonAugust 13, 2010


Many parents are opting for a wishing well at their baby shower, which is usually a place for friends or family members to place cards, written wishes for the new baby, gift certificates, money and very small baby gifts. Some moms-to-be may want to pull the cards and gifts out during the party and read them aloud. You can get creative with a wishing well gift, but you must make sure it fits into the allotted space without taking it over.

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Contact the Party Organizer

Contact the person organizing the party if you are unsure of the size of the wishing well. This will help you make a decision on what to give. Most wishing wells are small, though, so you'll need to be thinking about small items that will fit into a card, such as a gift certificates.

Review the Registry

Browse any registry that the mother is on to get an idea of what she wants. If you would like, you can purchase a gift certificate to the store she is registered at to make sure she gets what she wants or needs. If she isn't registered, you can simply purchase a gift certificate for a nearby baby store or write a check for an amount of you feel comfortable giving.

Find a Small Gift

Purchase a very small gift, if you wish, making sure it will fit into an envelope. Ideas include RedEnvelope's mother and child necklace, a sterling silver chain with pendants brandishing the Chinese characters for mother and son or daughter, or a small packet of seeds for the mother to plant flowers in honor of her child's birth.

Give a Thoughtful Card

Include a card with your gift. It can be handmade or store bought, but should include a thank you to the mother and well wish for her new baby. You might also want to include a special quote that pertains to the occasion.