Before I had my own child, I went to my fair share of baby showers (and sprinkles, for subsequent pregnancies.) Not knowing what a mom actually needed, I would use the mom-to-be's registry and Pinterest to point me in the right direction when it came to finding a great shower gift. And although this meant I'd give the recipient exactly what they wanted, I wish I'd known about the best gifts you can give for a baby shower. Not only would one of these items had made the mom-to-be happy, but it would have earned me some creativity points too.
This isn't to knock any of the traditional mainstays of baby shower presents, of course. I mean, a mom can never have too many onesies, bottles, or baby books. (OK, maybe too many baby books. I mean, you only have so much room in a nursery.) But if you want to really blow the socks off of your friends and family at any future celebrations, then you'll want to think outside the box. Heck, you may even want to think about the mom and not about the baby. From meal kits to subscription boxes, check out some the best gifts you can give at a baby shower.