My mom is organizing my baby shower and she is getting ready to send out the invitations. I originally did not plan on having one because I don't like being the center of attention and feel slightly uncomfortable asking folks to come to a party on my behalf, and I'm generally a fairly unceremonious person.
I don't want people to feel obligated to bring gifts, but don't necessarily want to ban them entirely. Does anyone have advise for what my mom could put on the invitations so that people could bring something small if they really want to but otherwise do not feel obligated? I feel like writing 'gifts are optional' still makes people feel obligated to bring them. I mostly just want this shower to be a way to share excitement about the baby, but certainly am not opposed to small gifts like a cute onesie or hat etc.