Gift baskets make great gifts for a variety of occasions including baby showers. Gift baskets are relatively easy and inexpensive to put together. They are also a fun and unique way to present a gift at a baby shower.

Things You Will Need

Items to Fill Your Gift Basket
Tissue Paper

Step 1

Check to see if the expecting mother has registered for gifts at a retail store such as Walmart, Target or Toys 'R' Us. If there is an existing gift registry, view the expectant mother's selections to get a feel for the types of items that she needs or would like to receive.

Step 2

Purchase a gift basket. The basket should be large enough to hold between four and six different items. Empty baskets can be purchased at most craft stores or large retail outlets such as Walmart or K-Mart.

Step 3

Purchase gift items to fill the basket with. If the mother set up a gift registry, consider buying items directly from the registry. You could also use the registry as a guide for purchasing less expensive varieties of the items that were requested. If the expecting mother did not set up a registry, try to find out the gender of the expected child. Baby toys, clothing and blankets are popular gift items that most new parents would appreciate. You might also consider purchasing gift cards to place in the basket along with your other items.

Step 4

Line the bottom of the basket with tissue paper. This will give your git basket a polished look. White tissue paper will work fine, but consider using yellow, blue or pink to add color and interest to the basket.

Step 5

Arrange your gift items in the basket. Ideally, you should be able to see all of the items. Place the largest items in the basket first and fill in with smaller gifts.

Step 6

Wrap your gift basket in cellophane and/or wrapping paper. Cut your wrap large enough to cover the entire basket. Place your gift basket in the center of the wrapping and gather it at the top of the basket handle. Secure the ends of the wrapping with a ribbon or bow.

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