One of my favorite baby shower gifts for an expecting mother is a "stuffed baby!" The babies can also double as decor if you're the hostess!
Stuff baby's arms with tissue paper (I used colored tissue for this baby and let it stick out a little.) After you layer all registry items in the "body," stuff/lay/wrap the items with tissue paper and cloth diapers so that the baby is somewhat smooth. Snap the outfit closed.
Here is a little froggy baby that I made for a gender neutral party. This was a 3-piece set rather than footed pajamas and it worked great!
The mommy-to-be registered for a drying rack that worked perfectly for the baby "base!"
The most recent set of babies I've made were for a friend having twin girls. I learned that a hat with a face on it is SO much easier than trying to balance a baby head and hat! Plus, these kitty hats are to die for!
Check out those little bottoms!
Wrapped in tulle and ready to go! (I couldn't find a good base for these babies so I bought two chargers...they worked perfectly!)
The funniest part about the stuffed baby gift is that I always always always feel like I need a "disclaimer bag." Basically it's the bag with all of the tags from the clothes, cloth diapers, anything else I needed to open so that the mom knows I bought it all new. It's become quite the little joke!