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7 Truly Inappropriate Baby Shower Gifts

By ceridwen |

Aw, so cute!

For my baby shower a friend made a cake in the shape of two humongous boobs. We all enjoyed eating them. I believe there was some kind of creamy filling. The gesture added a necessary edge to the otherwise fluffy, pastel proceedings. There’s clearly a value to humor (and even borderline taste) in all of this cute pregnancy and baby stuff. But then there can be that moment where ‘having fun with it’ gets… awkward.

Here are some gifts that most definitely fall into that category. If not the category of downright offensive. Although, to each his or her own: Some of these baby shower gift ideas are so bad they might make be considered good. (Though maybe not this t-shirt.) At the very least they’ll make you grateful for the nipple cream and plain cotton blankets your sensible auntie sent you.

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7 Truly Inappropriate Baby Shower Gifts

No. Please, no.

These hilarious pregnancy books manage to be somewhat inappropriate — without being offensive.

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Ceridwen Morris is a writer, mother, and certified childbirth educator. She is the author of several books and screenplays, including (Three Rivers; 2007). She serves on the board of The Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York and teaches at Tribeca Parenting in New York City. Read bio and latest posts → Read Ceridwen's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “7 Truly Inappropriate Baby Shower Gifts

  1. Jessica says:

    The fetus gummy and cookie cutter is just creepy. However, the Rehab is for quitters t shirt made me laugh a little. I probably would have worn it while I was pregnant. :)

  2. Angry Mangry says:

    Okay, I get that the fetus gummy is gross, but why does it say “song” on the package?

  3. Kate says:

    It says The Flaming Lips on it, so I’m assuming it’s a piece of band/tour merchandise..

  4. jennifer says:

    well after doing some research it seems that there is a lil music device in the gummy that while u eat it u can hear music or something they never explained well but i can google some more

  5. IcePrincess says:

    the “im this many” shirt made me laugh but i wouldnt put it on my son

  6. theresa stone says:

    Inappropriate…yes…but still funny!

  7. DIANE HOLMES says:

    ABSOLUTELY NO CLASS AT ALL! FETUS COOKIES???? SERIOUSLY???

  8. Amber says:

    I almost spit, these things are so aweful! I’m glad I didn’t get any gifts like that!

  9. Janell says:

    I have to disagree with the “lil monkey” one. I call all kids little monkeys, and when they are being ornery, I call them naughty little monkeys. I can see how people might think it were racist if they only made a black version of this toy, but I am sure they have other races as well.

  10. Michelle says:

    I agree with the Lil Monkey doll. I liked it. I’ve always called my little one my lil monkey

  11. maggie says:

    I loved the lil monkey doll, i call all 3 of my kids lil monkeys, the rehab shirt my husband has one, so i have and did wear it during my pregnancy, the rest, no way, so many just plain wrong things

  12. Brandy Baltier says:

    I got a horrible shirt for my new daughter that said “Alcohol Related Accident.” I discretely returned it the next day. *shudder*
    It really irked me because since I got pregnant with my son in 2008, I’ve had (count ‘em!) 6 adult beverage filled evenings. Seriously.

  13. meme says:

    I know some people get offended at the ‘lil monkey’ thing when it’s applied to children of color, but it’s about climbing, not racism!

  14. Alana Carver says:

    At my baby shower people made onesies for my baby. Someone made one that said: All my daddy wanted was a blow job. I threw it right in the garbage. Who would put their sweet innocent baby in that?? Besides it being in bad taste..it didn’t even really make sense.

  15. Kelly says:

    I’m no prude when it comes to humor, I have just as much of a potty mouth as my husband, but I find the crude onesies and shirts for kids too be appalling. Children shouldn’t be involved in things that are too grown up for them. I’ve seen the “All Daddy Wanted Was A Blow Job” onesie and that’s just so inappropriate. Although I’d never buy one for my kids, I do find the ones that say “I’m a Boob Man” and “SMALL*FART” with the Wal-Mart logo on it to be a whole lot less offensive. A friend of mine bought a onesie for my son last year that said “Dude, your girlfriend keeps checking me out!” And that was ok, I put it on him. But some of them are just terrible.

  16. Regina says:

    The Gummy Song Fetus is a gummy with a USB drive in the head that features music from Flaming Lips. The three songs on the Flaming Lips USB drive are “Steven’s Moonbow,” “Squishy Glass” and “Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2.” The songs have also been released online.

    Information obtained from http://www.foodista.com/blog/2011/07/25/the-flaming-lips-gummy-song-fetus-ep-hides-a-usb-drive

    Just so you don’t think I am making this up.

  17. Rosemary says:

    All of these so called gifts show a lack of respect that society holds for a baby in the womb. They are disgusting.

  18. Courtney says:

    That gummy one is just creepy. I don’t know how anyone could stomach that. I saw it one the merchandise stand when I went to a Primus and the Flaming Lips last August. I still can’t believe that people actually buy that stuff. That first one is just wrong.

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