Picture this; you are invited to a baby shower. How do you show your appreciation for the hostess who had put the whole affair together? By giving her thank you gifts. This is the best way to show a little thanks to the person who put the whole affair together.

The demand for gifts for the hostess began when a hostess did an extraordinary job putting the baby shower together. The guests were so happy with the way the baby shower and activities were arranged that they decide to give her a small gift.

Now baby showers normally have decorations, food, drinks, and even games with some prizes. The hostess gifts do not have to be very costly. You could pool your resources with others and buy a lovely piece of jewelry as a gift.

Every girl loves jewelry. If there are several of you purchasing gifts for the hostess together, she would be at loss for words to thank you. You could give her a lovely little pendant and/or exquisite looking tasteful earrings.

If you do not know the hostess that well you could consider getting her a gift certificate. A gift certificate is a great way to show your appreciation. With the fact that she gets her way to decide the gift she wants, she would also enjoy the shopping experience. Some popular types of gift certificates are from book stores, restaurants, spas, beauty salons, and coffee shops.

Cook books or entertaining books also make great hostess gifts. You can find a variety of unique and funky cook books. Cook books that are perfect for giving someone who obviously enjoys throwing a party. These types of books make fun gifts and the hostess will surely get a great deal of use from it.

Chocolates, flowers and wine…simply irresistible:

Some more traditional hostess gifts are things such as chocolates and wine. No doubt these gifts are sweet little tokens of appreciation. The best kinds of chocolates to receive are ones that you would normally never buy yourself. So splurge a little and find a fancy brand of chocolates in a unique box. They make for fantastic gifts for the baby shower hostess. If you are planning on giving wine, you can choose red or white, although red is more common for gifts.

Flowers are another traditional gift. You can bring a lovely bouquet with you, or even send them to her house the next day. Another great idea is a beautiful potted plant. This way the hostess can enjoy your gift for much longer than she would cut flowers. Try to find a plant which flowers occasionally, such as an African violet or Christmas cactus.

Inexpensive gifts for the hostess:

Candles are an inexpensive yet lovely idea for hostess gifts for your baby shower. These gifts will find use in almost anyone’s home.

Aromatherapy candles are enjoying a great deal of popularity these days. You can include a bubble bath and body lotion in the same scent. This makes for a great gift basket that any hostess is sure to enjoy.

There are many different types of gifts for your hostess. They all make your appreciation known. The hostess of a baby shower has probably spent many hours just making sure everything is perfect for the new mom and the guests. It is no small task to undertake a party. Especially, when well over 20 people can sometimes be in attendance.

The hostess deserves her moment of glory:

The hostess and all she has done are often forgotten. Why not show her how much you have enjoyed yourself and appreciate all her hard work by giving her a hostess gift? You don’t have to spend large amounts of money to purchase any of the aforementioned gifts. Some other quick ideas include picture frames, journals, guest books, and gourmet food baskets.

If you know the hostess well, use your imagination and find something unique that she will enjoy.

Please keep in mind that if there is more than one person hosting a baby shower, then you have to bring something for all of them or none of them. You could also have the baby shower at one of the hostess’s house. That doesn’t mean the others sharing the hosting duties have done less work. So the baby shower gifts have to be given to each of the hostesses for the invaluable work done.