Baby Shower Gifts Under $20

It is possible to find a great baby shower gift without spending a lot of money? Yes, it is! There are many baby shower gifts available for under $20.

You can usually find baby blankets for under $20. All new moms need blankets, but get one large enough so the baby can be swaddled at night. Swaddling helps comfort the baby and makes falling asleep easier. Another great item under $20 is a thermometer. While not cute, a thermometer is something every new mother needs, but something others may not think about purchasing.

Another inexpensive yet practical gift is bath supplies. Load up a basket with baby shampoo, soap, lotion, and wash cloths. Even if the mom has already purchased these items beforehand, they will always come in helpful later.

Look closely at the baby books and you should be able to find one under $20. These are the books that allow the new mom to record information about the baby such as the baby's birth information, when the baby's first tooth came in, and when he or she started walking.

If you love to take photos, you can buy a nice photo album for less than $20. Take plenty of photos at the shower, then have them printed and offer to insert them in the photo album later.

A laundry hamper filled with baby laundry detergent, hangers, and dryer sheets is another easy yet thoughtful idea for a baby shower gift. The new mom may not think about the baby's skin being sensitive to regular laundry detergent before the baby gets here, especially if she is a first time mom.

If you know the new mom likes to read, get a baby book that covers what you should expect during the baby's first year or a monthly parent magazine subscription. Both of these offer handy advice for both parents.

It may take a little time and research, but you can find great baby shower gifts for under $20.