Since Chase decided to make his debut two weeks early, the Push Pack ended up absolutely saving me! I grabbed it at the last minute before we headed to the hospital and felt so grateful for my Push Pack a bunch of times during our stay when I found myself reaching for it again and again.
Now that I am a new mom, I feel much better equipped to give more thoughtful gifts to my pregnant girlfriends. Before I had a baby, I mostly just stuck to the baby registry for shower gifts (which I still think is a great thing to do!), but I often found myself wishing I had more ideas for creative gifts I could give to the expectant mothers in my life who meant a lot to me.
Since Chase’s arrival, I have a million more ideas for thoughtful gifts for new moms and think a bag of hospital essentials would be a great one! It can be hard for first time moms to know what to bring to the hospital, so why not help them out and pack a toiletry bag for them!? Buying a Push Pack is a great way to go (I truly loved mine!), but after I sent my best friend Michaela a Rock ‘n’ Play from her registry, I still wanted to give her something with a more homemade feel. I then remembered how much I loved my Push Pack and decided to assemble a homemade version to send to her before her due date a week and a half ago.
Here are the items I included in the hospital essentials bag I sent to Michaela:
- Facial Wipes
- Lip Balm
- Hair Tie
- Slipper Socks (with a sticky bottom)
- Face Wash
- Antibacterial Gel
- Nipple Cream
- Nipple Pads
- Extra Thick Pads
- Mesh Underwear
Of course you could take this gift up a notch by also gifting an expectant mother with a lovely robe, nursing tank, eye mask, etc. for her to use during her time in the hospital.
I’d love to hear all about your creative baby shower gift ideas in the comments section of this post!
More Homemade Gift Ideas
- Engagement Gift Basket
- Bachelorette Party Gift Basket
- 60th Birthday Present: 60 Reasons Why You’re Loved
- One Year Wedding Anniversary Gift
Question of the Day
- What is one of the most creative baby shower gifts you’ve ever seen?
The Welcome Wagon my sister and brother-in-law gave to me was one of the more creative and thoughtful gifts we received before Chase was born. I also have a follow up post coming your way with another idea for a creative baby shower gift, so be on the lookout!