Can’t make it to your friend’s baby shower? Had to cancel last minute? Or perhaps the shower been nixed due to unforeseen circumstances. Don’t sweat it. Just because you can’t be there in person doesn’t mean you can’t still show your pal how much you care. More and more savvy local retailers are offering shipping options to let you send a new bundle of joy your own gift-wrapped box of joy. These nine baby shower gifts from small businesses are super unique, and they'll ship straight to the mom-to-be of honor.
When you can't (or prefer not to) gift your friend with something from her register, surprise her instead with an original gift sourced from a privately owned independent retailer. These shop local options not only sell unique items, they can ship practically anywhere and often throw in gift wrap as well. Sure, a pal’s registry may be filled with bottles, onesies, and stroller gear, but that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t still love something thoughtful from a brand that everybody else in the world doesn't have in their homes, too. Whether it’s a monogrammed smocked dress or baby bangle, boutiques often specialize in sentimental baby keepsakes, which means your gift could live on long after a wee babe has outgrown diapers and serve as a special reminder of when your pal’s little one was a new arrival.
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