Just because you don’t live near a friend or family member having a baby shower doesn’t mean you can participate with a great gift.

Unfortunately, sometimes we just can’t travel to all the important events in our lives. It can be difficult to make it to the shower, especially if you live very far away and want to travel after the baby is born.

If you can’t make the shower and the visit after the baby is born, you can send a gift to the shower. This way you can let the mom-to-be know that you are thinking of her and wish you were there.

You can contact the hostess of the shower and offer to pay for necessary items like the cake or other refreshments. You can also offer to pay for the decorations such as flower arrangements, balloons and streamers and more.

This way you aren’t only sending a gift, you are actually participating in the shower even if you aren’t there.

Another idea is to send disposable cameras to the hostess. Have her put one on each table and ask everyone to take pictures for the mom-to-be. This will ensure there are plenty of pictures from her special event for her to keep and you to view later so you can see how it went.

Another gift idea you could send is a diaper cake. These adorable cakes are fantastic gifts that also make wonderful baby shower centerpieces.

Diaper cakes are made from real diapers, but hand-made into tiered cake structures and decorated. You can get diaper cakes that are appropriate for boys, girls or neutral if it’s a surprise.

Diaper cakes come in all different themes and styles so you can find one that you like or that matches the theme of the new baby’s room. Sending a diaper cake is easy for you, since you can have it sent right to the hostess, totally assembled and ready to display.

The decorations on a diaper cake are all useable, such as small baby toys and stuffed animals, baby powder and lotion and much more. Thus the  mom-to-be will appreciate it for more than just how cute it is.

It can be frustrating not to be able to be at a baby shower you want so much to be a part of, but the right gift can make all the difference.