If your mum-to-be has made up a ‘baby shower gift list’ then this is one organised lady. Your problem may be solved by choosing an item from her list. Be assured in the majority of cases, the large, expensive and essential gifts such as cot, pram, changing table etc are fought over by future grandparents and close relatives.
Friends and colleagues usually like to give something really useful or unusual or something the parents wouldn’t buy for themselves. Here is our edit of the best baby shower gifts that are guaranteed to meet with parents-to-be approval.
Baby shower gifts with sentimental value could be treasured items handed down through generations; a blanket or shawl perhaps with a history. Or something handmade like a little knitted cardigan or hat always feels special because of the care and time it has taken to make the gift.
A small treat for parents is always well received. From a bar of chocolate to a scented candle; these all make great additions. Take a look at our fabulous gifts for parents here. The fact you’ve thought of them too will be appreciated!
If you like buying something cute and practical, choosing a clothing is for you. Babies grow fast, and you really can’t have too many changes in the first 6 months. Take a look at our clothing range here. They look absolutely adorable on too. Cue the Instagram pics!
Blankets and muslins also make wonderful baby shower gifts. And the lovely thing is, they will be used for months, even years. Muslins are one of those gifts you don’t fully appreciate until you start using them. These large squares of cotton can be used for swaddling, shading, wiping, burping, covering when feeding and more. They really are the gift that keeps on giving – the ultimate parent essential! And they come in a variety of modern prints too.
Milestone cards are a lovely gift and are used to record the new baby’s progress over the months. Photographs of the baby with these cards are a wonderful way to record memories, and are usually shared. You’ll see your gift in action over a full year!
Something fun for baby, like a soft plush toy or a teething toy makes an excellent gift with the ‘awww factor’. Especially a cute rattle that is perfect for little hands or a larger toy that will become a favourite friend as the child grows. It’s so lovely for parents too, placing the toy in the nursery when they get home from the baby shower, and then months later, seeing their child playing with their gifted toy. It’ll always remind them of you.
If you’re attending a baby shower for baby number 2, 3, 4 or even 8, please don’t forget a little something for the siblings. They may even be at the shower and would be over the moon to be included in the baby shower gift. Not only will parents love the fact you have included the older child/ren, it helps in the future bonding process with the new baby. The ‘left out’ factor can be avoided by the inclusion of some small but meaningful gift such as a Big Brother or Big Sister badge. Or a gift the sibling can enjoy playing with while everyone is talking about the new hot topic!
We will provide your personal message in every gift box set purchased. Gift and note, in one impeccably wrapped bundle! Just imagine the faces as your mum-to-be unwraps the layers of tissue and ribbon to reveal her (very well thought out) beautiful baby shower gift.
We hope we have given you some baby shower gift ideas. Please take the time to have a look around our store today.