Do you know how to use sewing machine at beginner's level? If you do - you can make beautiful practical homemade baby gifts at minimum cost... and get lots of surprised responses when the participants find out you made it yourself...
Creative selection of the fabric pattern designs can really upgrade your gift. Another option is to add applique patterns instead.
You can make all kinds of baby stuff from accessories and bedding to feeding and toys:
If you need some more cheap or homemade baby shower gifts you should really check out our
Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas section
in the "Find Me a Gift" service - browse for ideas or pop your own question.