What is my favorite thing to make for a baby shower? Embroidered burbcloths.
First I wash a cotton diaper, then I machine sew a pretty grosgrain ribbon along the edge. I love my Husqvarna Viking sewing machine ("The Rose") - it has a built-in embroidery feature!
Then I select a design and invent a message (like "Cutie Pie" or "Sweet Baby") to embroider on the front.
It is a gift made with love, but perfected with technology. Love it!