Looking for fun baby shower prize ideas? If you’re planning to play games at the baby shower, it’s extra fun to have a little something to give to the winners for a prize.
Coming up with cute prizes though can be challenging especially when you’re planning on a budget. So if you’re struggling to think of the perfect baby shower prizes, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the best ideas!
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What Prizes Do You Give at Baby Showers?
Typically prizes are given to the winners of any games played at the baby shower. For this reason, they differ from shower favors which are given out to everyone who attends and a often a bit bigger than a favor, though the “size” of each can vary widely.
How Much Should You Spend on Prizes for a Baby Shower?
There’s no rules about how much to spend on your baby shower game prizes. There is a very wide range of baby shower budgets. So whether you are planning something low-key and casual or an over the top lavious affair, let your budget be your guide for prize expenses.
I would expect to spend at least $5 per prize and think you can find something suitable for that amount, but you can easily spend much more.
Tips For Picking Baby Shower Prizes
- Lean Into Your Theme – Can’t think of any prize ideas? Let your theme lead the way.
- Dress It Up – The packaging can really elevate a prize, especially when you’re working with a tight budget. For instance, a small or inexpensive prize may not seem like enough, but put it in a mason jar or bag and pop some ribbon on there and – voilà – beautiful prize!
- Mix It Up – Each prize doesn’t have to be identical, in fact you can have all completely different prizes. You could choose different prizes for each game or allow the winners to pick their prize.
- Have An Extra – You’ll want as many prizes as games so that you’ll have one for every winner. In case of ties, consider having a spare prize or tie breaker game.
The Best Baby Shower Prize Ideas
The simplest and possibly most widely appreciated prize is gift cards. They’re also really convenient to shop for and stay on budget. Even a $5 gift card is great for places like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts.
They’re also easy to jazz up by putting them in a mug of tumbler or you could build a bigger prize around them.
Flowers and Plants
Both a bouquet of flowers or a potted plant make a lovely prize.
The benefit of the plant is that it will last longer. Bamboo, Aloe Vera, Mint, and succulents all make great prizes.
Who doesn’t like getting flowers? You’ll want to be sure to get fresh bouquets if you go that route.
Easy to find at multiple prize points, candles make a great game prize. Scented candles also have so many different options, you may be able to find something that ties in with your shower theme.
A mani-pedi kit makes a fun shower prize. You can buy a kit with all of the tools like this one. Or you can make your own adorable kit with nail polish, a nail file, nail clippers, and toe separators.
Be sure you know your guests as alcohol can be a huge hit or awkward flop depending on your crowd.
Wine makes a perfect prize! Mini bottles of champagne are also a cute idea! Airplane bottles with mixers can make a super cute prize as well!
For co-ed showers beer and liquor can be great prizes that even the men will like.
Hard to go wrong with candy prizes! Nice boxes of chocolate are generally a safe bet, but can come with surprisingly hefty price tags.
Make any candy look cute by placing it in a baby bottle, travel mug, tumbler, or wine glass.
Ice Cream Sundae Kit
You can easily make your own Ice Cream Sundae Kit for a prize! Include everything they need, except probably not the ice cream. Sundae kit ideas include an ice cream scoop, chocolate syrup, caramel topping, sprinkles, chopped nuts, cups or cones, and spoons.
Skincare And Beauty Sets
Pamper your winners with bath and body products! These are a great choice for multiple price points to accommodate any budget.
There are tons of options for assembled spa sets like this one. You can also create your own set really easily. This allows you a lot of flexibility with costs as even just one product nicely packaged with a cute note like “From our shower to yours” can make a sweet prize.
Here are some ideas for things to include in your DIY spa set:
- Fancy soaps
- Sugar Scrub
- Bubble Bath
- Shower gel
- Bath bombs
- Skincare masks
- Body spray
- Lip balm
Cookies, breads, and muffins are some favorites that few can resist. If you’re a baker, this is an easy and cost effective prize, though we also like the idea of supporting a local bakery or farmer’s market.
Picture frames are a great prize that people will actually use! There’s also such a wide selection of styles at all price points so you’re sure to find something that will fit your preferences.
Tea and Coffee
Beloved by many, coffee and tea make awesome prizes. You can buy or make a sampler of different types and they fit perfectly in a cute mug making an adorable package!
There are so many fun and cute kitchen supplies that make ideal prizes.
Some of my favorite kitchen ideas are dish towels (like these funny ones), baking supplies (like cookie cutters, spatulas, silicone baking mats, or a bread proofing basket), or a cheese or charcuterie board.
Who knows, your game winner could win big!
Summer Baby Shower Prize Ideas
Cute and useful, beach bags (like this one) are perfect prizes. If you want to go big and your budget allows, you can also fill it with more goodies.
With so many colors and patterns to choose from, you are sure to find a towel that fits with your shower aesthetic. Not only pretty, but also practical, plus they can be wrapped up with a bow for a cute and easy presentation.
Sunblock and Sunhat
Give your winner some excellent sun protection with a sun hat (like this cute one) and sunblock!
Fall Baby Shower Prize Ideas
Pumpkin Spice Anything
It’s pumpkin season, embrace it, and choose from the wide variety of pumpkin flavored goodies this time of year. Some awesome pumpkin flavored favorites include beer, tea, coffee, candles, soaps, lotions, as well as pumpkin breads, muffins, donuts, and cookies.
A quintessential Fall treat, caramel apples can be a super budget friendly choice if you make them yourself. You can also buy some fancy, chocolate dipped ones that look delicious (like these).
Another cute idea is to wrap a plain apple with a caramel dip (like this).
A fun and festive prize for a Fall shower is an autumn wreath (like this one).
Winter Baby Shower Prize Ideas
You can buy a smores kit, but the ingredients are so easy to find it’s extremely economical to put one together yourself. Put the graham crackers, hershey bars, and marshmallows in a mason jar, tin, basket, or cellophane bag to make an adorable prize.
Hook your game winner up with some warm winter gear. Stuff like winter hats, gloves, and scarves or pashminas make fun prizes during cold weather.
A hot chocolate gift set is a cute wintery prize and there are tons of options like gourmet hot cocoas or hot chocolate spoons. Or you can make a fun DIY kit with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and mug.
Spring Baby Shower Prize Ideas
Flower Pot & Seeds
A cute flower pot and flower seed packet make a sweet and super cost effective, spring-y prize!
Garden Tools Set
You can get a full set of garden tools (like this). Or you can make your own DIY gardening kit with a few small gardening tools like a shovel, trowel, pruner, and gloves.
A fun umbrella can be a cute prize with a spring “shower” pun too. A useful prize, there’s so many different patterns and colors that there’s bound to be something that fits your theme.
So there you have the best baby shower prize ideas that your guests are going to love! Hope this inspires you to find the perfect prizes for your baby shower games!
Did we miss anything? What are your favorite baby shower game prizes? Share your ideas in the comments!