Once you plan out your baby shower games, you have to figure out what kind of prizes you’re going to give out. This can be stressful when you don’t know who is going to win a prize. You can’t really buy for a specific person. It has to be able to go to anyone invited. It could go to your crazy teenage cousin or your super Catholic grandma. Here are 9 prizes for baby shower games that will (hopefully) fit pretty much anyone.
1. Gift cards
They don’t have to be huge amounts. Get a couple of $5 or $10 cards or you can do one big prize of $20 or $25. Diaper raffles tend to have a larger prize so a gift card would be perfect to reward your friends.
2. Movie night gift bag
Most people have Netflix or Amazon Prime Video so you don’t necessarily need to include a DVD or BluRay. But if you want to, you can get one from the Walmart $5 bin. Add in a bag of popcorn and some theater style candy, and you’ve got a movie night in a bag!
3. Smelly stuff
Ok, so I’ve never been a fan of giving “smelly stuff” because it’s so impersonal. But at the same time, I love getting shower gels and lotion because then I never have to buy it! I can’t tell you the last time I actually purchased shower gel for myself. I always get some from The Body Shop. They have great lotions and gels.
Candles also fall under the smelly stuff category. For some reason, we as women love candles. They smell amazing, and they’re perfect for a luxurious bath. Yankee Candles are my favorite candles to give as gifts or prizes. A good smelling candle is a safe bet for any woman.
4. Baked goods
You can send the winner home with a homemade pie or batch of cookies or banana bread! No one said you had to buy the gifts! Of course, if you’re bad at baking like me, you CAN go down to the store and pick up something from the bakery. Cookies are cookies. The winner’s family will also thank you!
5. Coffee gift bag
Keurigs are about as common as Netflix. Pick out a cute mug, get some k-cups, and you’ve got yourself a little coffee gift bag. If you’d rather go the traditional route, pick out a bag of coffee grounds to go with the mug.
You’re buying a gift for a woman. Obviously, wine is on this list. I love a great bottle of Moscato. You can also go with a Chardonnay or a Pinot Grigio because they tend to be crowd favorites. You can always ask around ahead of time if the group has a favorite wine. Even though the mom-to-be can’t drink, wine is still one of my favorite prizes for baby showers games.
7. Chocolate and more chocolate
Did I mention chocolate? Because chocolate.
Oh, there are so many good options when buying chocolate. Lindt truffles are amazing. There’s also Godiva, Dove, and Ferrero Rocher. UGH. So much crave happening right now. Get a bar or a small bag of truffles or wrapped candies. Sure, you could go with the regular candy like Snickers but gourmet chocolate is just more luxurious.
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t appreciate chocolate gifts. They’re a great prize that everyone will love.
8. Plants or flowers
Now, I don’t claim to be a green thumb, and I’m sure some of the women attending the shower are not either. So, you may want to get a plant that is hard to kill like aloe or other succulents. Bamboo is also pretty hard to kill.
Fresh flowers are another prize option. Grab a bouquet and a standard vase and you’re all set. There are a couple of cons with buying flowers, though.
- They die like a few days after the winner gets them.
- You pretty much have to buy them the day of the party so they’re fresh.
But they’re really pretty and usually very appreciated. Who doesn’t love fresh flowers?
9. Book lover gift bag
It will be pretty hard to pick out a book that everyone will like or may not have. So you will probably want to get a gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. $5 to $10 will be enough for a new book. Include a pretty bookmark or book thong (I LOVE THESE) and a k-cup to enjoy while reading!
What prizes for baby shower games do you like to win?
Let me know in the comments below!
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