I learned "green" showers are the current fad. As you might expect many gifts came in reusable gift bags but the more creative gift givers found a variety of recyclable ways to present their gift. Some were wrapped in blankets, cloth diapers, baskets or other reusable containers. I even saw one gift wrapped in newspaper and tied with string.
I managed to acquire two facts that led me to know what my shower gift would be. First, this expectant mother was not opposed to using disposal diapers when away from home. Second, the baby's nursery was being decorated with giraffes. That was all I needed to complete the gift I had in mind.
My giraffe decorated diaper cake.
While my niece knew the gender of her baby she kept it a secret from everyone. She wanted to make the big announcement at the end of the shower. Even her mother asked to be kept in the dark for fear of spoiling the surprise.
When the dessert cake was sliced we learned from the color of the icing in the middle that Lindsay was expecting a little girl.