Even if you can't make it to a friend or family member’s baby shower, you can still celebrate the joyous event. Enter the themed "shower in a box" -- a gift idea devised by Martha Stewart Living crafts editor Jodi Levine for parents-to-be who live far away. Mail a carton loaded with toys, nursery decor, keepsakes, funky baby staples, cute party things, and thoughtful treats for the mom. Top it all off with a bright helium-filled Mylar balloon to float up and out of the box -- like magic -- when she opens the package.
Embossed-foil decorations known as Dresdens (they were popularized in Germany in the 19th century) are perfect boxtoppers for homemade cardboard eggs filled with candy. Apply the metallic embellishments in a graphic grouping, or as a single focal point.
Shower the object of your affection with hugs and kisses in the form of X's and O's with these mini cards and envelopes from Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop. Bonus: Add a coordinating gift tag to your Valentine's Day gift.