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10 Baby Shower Game Prizes on a Budget

We all love a baby shower! They are a magical time to celebrate the latest addition to the family. It’s a place where you can gather your friends and family and get excited about the little one you’re about to welcome into this world.

Every baby shower consists of some awesome game playing! But you’ll want your prizes for baby shower games to stay cheap and affordable, yet still be something your guests will love! That’s why we have put together our top 10 baby shower game prizes on a budget, so you can stick to your budget whilst giving the winners something they’ll cherish.

Affordable Baby Shower Prize Ideas

Here are our top 10 inexpensive baby shower prizes for games that your guests will love.

Sugar Scrub

Everyone loves a bit of luxury. And that is exactly what sugar scrub is, a little bit of luxury in a jar. Sugar scrubs are an exfoliating and hydrating body treatment that is a much gentler alternative to salt scrubs.

Online shops such as Etsy sell a range of custom sugar scrubs that look totally awesome. Choose cotton candy whipped sugar scrub for added glitter or choose charcoal sugar scrub for the ultimate exfoliation.

If you really want to make it personal and unique you can get some labels printed to stick on the front of the jar. A perfect gift for your baby shower guests to take home.

Alternatively, if you have a creative flare and want to try out some DIY, then handmade sugar scrubs can be cheap and quick. Pinterest has lots of beautiful recipes including apricot sugar scrub and fresh kiwi sugar scrub! The perfect baby shower prize idea.

Mini Champagne Bottles

Mini champagne bottles are both affordable and cute! What better baby shower prize to give out than a mini bottle to celebrate the mini-me. The traditional way to celebrate and special occasion, champagne often goes down a treat for all the boys and girls!

It’s the perfect party favor that would look super cute in a miniature paper bag. If you really want to add a bit of uniqueness, then you can buy some lovely floral ‘she’s about to POP’ labels to stick on your mini champagne bottles from Amazon.

Mini champagne bottles are the perfect baby shower prize idea!

Scented Candles

Scented candles are a prize winner of all prizes! With so many calming scents to choose from, you can find a candle that will please everyone.

From traditional lavender, that would go great with a relaxing bath or ocean breeze for when you are feeling extra summery.

Our favourite scented candle brand is of course, Yankee – but this is for if you have a bit of extra budget to hand! The great thing about Yankee, is that you can shop for personalised candles to make it truly unique.

Mason Jar Manicure Kits

One of our favourite baby shower prize ideas for sure. Mason jar manicure kits are cute, simple, easy to make and are a great gift to win all round.

Everyone likes to feel pampered and mason jar manicure kits are an ideal way to do this.

You can buy a set of 6 mason jars for less than £20! Then all you need is to go to your local Boots or Superdrug and buy some nail polish, nail files, nail clippers and toe separators. For an extra special touch, buy some ribbon and tie it around the mason jar.

You can also choose nail polish colours that match the gender of your little one – this is also a great gender reveal idea. You’ll definitely leave all your guests saying that you absolutely nailed it!

Personalised Glasses

Personalised glassware is always a successful baby shower prize idea. You can choose to engrave the glass with the guest’s names or keep it simple with ‘X’s baby shower’.

It is the ideal baby shower prize idea and is a great little keepsake for your guests. You’ll have to plan ahead for this one, however, has it can take a while for the delivery to arrive.

Etsy is our favourite place to buy personalised glasses as it is cheap and affordable. The quality is also good and instructions are easy on where to put your engraving.

Homemade Cakes

Bake some homemade cookies, brownies, or cupcakes and package them in cute bags or boxes for an inexpensive baby shower prize for games. Homemade cakes are always a delicious treat. They are a thoughtful gift that everyone will appreciate. Not to mention, any excuse for cake, right? You can even add a personalised touch by decorating them with baby-themed icing. This is probably one of the most affordable baby shower prize ideas.

DIY Sweet Cones

Sweet cones have become a popular baby shower prize ideas over the last few years.  They are inexpensive and easy to make.

Order sweet cone bags, ribbon, and cards online, then go to your local shop and get a nice big bag of Pic-n-Mix.

You can make them to your taste, but some good treats to put in a sweet cone are millions, marshmallows and spaceships. If you are having a theme for your baby shower, then it is a good idea to buy sweets that will match your colour palette.

You can see more images and baby shower prize ideas for sweet cones on Pinterest.

Mini Plants or Succulents

Mini small potted plants or succulents are not only budget-friendly but also environmentally friendly prizes for baby showers. These lovely gifts bring a touch of nature into your guests home, symbolising growth and nurturing—perfect for celebrating the arrival of a little one. You can often find these mini plants or succulents at garden centres, nurseries, or even some supermarkets, making them easily accessible.

Personalised Notebooks or Journals 

Personalised notebooks or journals are thoughtful and practical inexpensive baby shower prizes for games. You can purchase small, affordable notebooks or journals from stationery stores or online retailers. To add a special touch, customise them with cute baby-themed stickers, drawings, or even personalised messages. Consider incorporating adorable designs like baby animals, rattles, or footprints to align with the baby shower theme. These customised notebooks serve as useful keepsakes where guests can jot down thoughts, memories, or even baby milestones, creating a lasting memento of the joyful occasion.

Keychains or Magnets

Keychains or magnets with baby-themed designs make for a lovely idea for baby shower game prizes on a budget. You can find these items in various shapes and designs at party supply stores or online marketplaces. Look for cute motifs like baby feet, pacifiers, or storks to tie in with the baby shower theme. Opt for durable materials like acrylic or metal to ensure longevity.

Additionally, consider personalising the keychains or magnets with the event date or a sweet message to add a sentimental touch. By offering these inexpensive yet thoughtful prizes, you’re providing guests with a fun keepsake that will bring back fond memories of the baby shower for years to come.

So, there are our 10 baby shower game prizes on a budget that your guests will actually love. From DIY to sweets and liquor, we’ve outlined all of our favourite baby shower prize ideas we have seen handed out at our baby shower venue.

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