A future aunt sent us this question via email: I am helping to organize a baby shower for my sister-in-law. Does anyone have suggestions for cool shower favors? They could be funny or useful (like something edible, as opposed to a tchotchke) or at least classy and simple, but not cutesy. And not like the attached picture. (Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: nursery(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com) Our favorite shower favor, ever, was a tin of lip balm, personalized on top with a sticker that read 'as soft as Belinda's bum' and the date of the shower - Belinda being the new baby, of course! And while not everyone's friends would think that is funny, a more sedate message would also work. Right now, we have a Beau-Coup wedding shower lip balm in our gym bag, and love it. You can never have enough lip balm! In the same vein, we also like the new trend of personalized mints tins.
We also love the gardening metaphor of these: •Personalized seed packets • Egglings • Magic Wish Beans • Terra Fuela (also pictured right) And you can't go wrong with the edible stuff! • Cupcakes! • Custom colour and message M&M's. Maybe in a square tin. • Personalized petits-fours. Lots of our readers had showers thrown for them and/or threw showers for their friends...share your expertise! What was a big hit, what would you love to get as a shower favor, and if you were throwing a shower today, what would your favors be? help a future aunt out!