Does anyone have any unique favor ideas?
I don't want to do anything traditional like choclate rattles, mints or candles?
Since there will not be many people attending the shower, the budget is $5-$10 a person.
Unless you know your guests' tastes very well I wouldn't do anything except edible favors with the exception of gift cards (but even then if people don't drink coffee/etc. they wouldn't want Starbucks for instance). You could do little baskets that include cookies, cookie cuters, etc. or if you know for a fact everyone likes wine...you could do a tiny wine basket with cheese/crackers and little bottles of wine.
Personally, I would not waste money on anything frangranced since people have different tastes and allergies. For instance, my DD gets a major migraine when she smells anything vanilla.
Food favors have always been most popular for showers and receptions.
A donation to a charity the mom might like?
Is there something that the mom-to-be loves? Maybe she's a big coffee fan, so everyone can get a nice travel mug. (even if they don't like coffee, they could always use a mug).
Or what about something for the kitchen? A funky utensil? Cool apron?
IMO, a Starbucks gift card is always useful, even if you don't like coffee there's teas and snacks.
How about a movie gift card? Or a $5 blockbuster gift card with a pack of microwave popcorn and a box of a candy in a cute gift bag.
Lipgloss with a personalized graphic on the lid. I've received at 2 different showers and always use it!! Another cute idea I've seen is a candle that resembles a cinnamon bun that comes in a packaging that resembles an oven for the "bun in the oven" theme... Good Luck!!
Me & one of my hostesses came up with this:
Hand sanitizers from Trader Joes with the labels removed, and personalized ones added.
These candles come all put together with the personalized label, and white organza bag.
We got these square die cuts that can be tied to other things. I think they'll be used for my other shower tied onto the hand sanitizer with ribbon.
The web site is http://www.simplybabystuff.com/. They have more than the black & white we ordered.
How about bottles of Barefoot wine? The bottle has a cute foot print on the label.