Have you been invited to host or attend a baby shower? The purpose of a baby shower is to celebrate the new arrival by giving gifts and essential items to the parents.


Traditionally baby showers were held for the mum-to-be and female family and friends would attend. Now, however, it’s more common for both parents to be involved in the baby shower.

Baby showers can be lavish events with lots of presents and treats for the parents-to-be or intimate affairs with only immediate family (or somewhere in between those types).

Whatever the type, a baby shower card is always well received! It’s a wonderful way to share with the parents-to-be how delighted you are for them. If you’ve found the card but you’re scratching your head about what to write inside, we’ve got you covered!

With our baby shower card messages, you’ll find the right words for any parent-to-be.

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40 of the best baby shower card messages

Baby shower wishes for friend

Let your bestie know how excited you are for them with these cute messages!

  • Congratulations to the mum-to-be! [Parents-to-be]
  • I can’t wait to meet my new little bestie!
  • I’m so excited to meet the little one.
  • Happy Baby Shower! Let’s celebrate.
  • To my best friend! I can’t wait to meet your little human.

Baby shower card message for boy

It’s a baby boy! Find the right words to celebrate the bundle of joy.

  • It’s a boy! Let’s celebrate.
  • Oh boy, how exciting!
  • I can’t wait to meet the little dude.
  • Congrats on your legend in the making.
  • It’s going to be a boy! How exciting.

Baby shower card message for girl

Aw, a girl! Use these messages to show your excitement for the new addition!

  • Yay, it’s a girl! So excited to meet her.
  • A girl - how wonderful! I hope you have an amazing baby shower.
  • Enjoy your baby shower! Not long until we meet your beautiful baby girl.
  • Congratulations on your baby girl. Have a lovely day.
  • Enjoy your baby shower! I can’t wait to meet your little girl.

Baby shower card message for surprise baby

Are the parents-to-be keeping the gender of the baby a surprise? Use these neutral messages to say congratulations.

  • I can’t wait to meet your little human.
  • So excited to welcome your new baby into the world!
  • New baby! Let’s celebrate.
  • Not long now until we meet your little human!
  • Yay, time to celebrate you and the baby.

Baby shower wishes for a coworker

Show your work bestie how much you care with these sweet messages.

  • Congratulations to the parents-to-be!
  • I’m so happy for you! You’ll be the best parents.
  • Not long until you meet your little one! Hope you have a lovely baby shower.
  • I can’t wait to meet your bundle of joy.
  • Wishing you a wonderful baby shower!

Celebrate all occasions

Looking for a card message for a certain occasion? Check out our round-up.

What to write in a baby shower card from grandparents

You’re about to become grandparents! Send these lovely wishes.

  • A grandchild? Aren’t we lucky? We can’t wait to meet the little one.
  • We’re always available to babysit! We’re so happy for you and [spouse name].
  • We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to our family, we’re so proud of you!
  • Congratulations, what wonderful news that our family will be gaining a new member.
  • We can’t wait to become grandparents!

Baby shower wishes for parents

A new addition to the family? Let your parents know how happy you are.

  • To [Mum and Dad], I can’t wait to gain a new little brother or sister!
  • Yay, a new addition to the family! Let’s celebrate.
  • To [Mum and Dad], happy baby shower day! Can’t wait to meet your little one.
  • I’m so happy for you. I promise to be the best big [brother/sister].
  • I know you’ll make the best parent[s] because you ARE the best parent[s].

Baby shower wishes for brother or sister

Show your excitement with these lovely messages for your brother or sister.

  • I can’t wait to be a cool [aunt/uncle].
  • I promise to babysit (sometimes).
  • You’re going to be the best [parents]!
  • I’m so excited to meet my [neice/nephew].
  • I’m so happy for you! I can’t believe I'm going to be a [aunt/uncle].

Baby shower cards to buy

The Lion King-inspired baby shower card

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Everybody loves a bit of The Lion King! Say congratulations with this super cute card depicting the iconic moment Simba is held up in the air by Rafiki.

A choice of envelope colours is available so you can pick the one you like the best!

Buy now, Etsy £3.95

Personalised baby shower card

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Simple and elegant! This lovely baby shower card can be personalised with the date of the shower. It’s a great way for the parents-to-be to remember the special day! Choose from blue, pink or orange.

Buy now, Etsy £3.95

Knitted jumper baby shower card

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Of course we had to include a crafty card! This handmade card includes a super cute knitted jumper on the front. The card itself and the yarn for the jumper are available in a variety of colours.

Buy now, Etsy from £3.95

Choose the right words for the parents-to-be

It’s such an exciting time celebrating an incoming little one! Finding the right words can be a challenge though, that’s why we’re here to help.


Found the right words, now find the right card!

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Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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