A baby shower is an exciting event for mums-to-be as they prepare for the arrival of their little one. One way to show your love and support for mum-to-be is by giving her a thoughtful and practical baby shower gift but with so many options, it can be hard to know what gift to choose.
In this blog, we’ll explore a variety of baby shower gift ideas that will make any mum-to-be feel loved and appreciated.
Who are baby shower gifts for?
Baby shower gifts are typically for the unborn baby, but can also be gifts for a mum-to-be, both parents or perhaps something to enjoy together. These gifts can come from family members, friends, co-workers, or anyone who wants to show their support for the mum-to-be. Baby shower gifts can range from practical items to more sentimental gifts that commemorate the special occasion.
Things to consider when purchasing a baby shower gift
- Consider the timing – think about the time of year the baby will be born and choose your gifts accordingly. For instance, you wouldn’t buy a newborn-sized summer dress for a baby that’s due in winter. Instead, you might choose a bigger size so it’s ready for when the sunny days arrive.
- Plan ahead – if you’re thinking of making a handmade item, make sure you leave plenty of time for whatever you’re crafting, cooking or crocheting.
- Give a gift receipt – like wedding lists, baby showers can result in duplicate gifts from guests. Including a gift receipt ensures a straightforward exchange
- Baby shower gift list – if you have an idea of what mum-to-be would love, why not create an informal list you can share between friends.
- Check product ingredients – if you’re buying products such as essential oils or food items, be sure to check the label to ensure your present is pregnancy safe.
Baby shower gifts for mums-to-be
Treat the mum-to-be in your life to a gift they’ll use over and over.
Our pregnancy journals are a great way to help mum keep track of all the memorable little details from bump to birth. Alternatively go for a nappy bag with plenty of space to hold everything you need for an easy change. From travel changing clutches to changing pouches and nappy caddies we have a number of options, all in your favourite Mama Shack prints. Another practical yet stylish baby shower gift idea for mums is a knit blanket or muslin that can be used as a breast feeding cover, swaddle and more.
Thoughtful baby shower gifts
Looking for a gift they’ll cherish forever? We have a selection of thoughtful baby shower gifts including keepsakes and memory books.
Why not go for a baby memory book, perfect for new parents. Our baby memory books record all those special milestones, from pregnancy pictures to their first day of school. In addition to memory books, we also stock baby memory boxes that include an envelope for the first lock of hair, cards for notes, pictures, and ultrasound images, in addition to cotton bags for baby’s first pair of shoes and much more. Alternatively, our footprint kits also make a thoughtful, unique gift and come with everything you need to get started including baby-safe ink for delicate skin.
Practical baby shower gifts
If you’re after baby shower gift that’ll get lots of use, why not opt for something more practical?
A selection of muslin squares or a baby towel are ideal for a comfortable bath time and can be used in a stitch for mopping up spills. Teething toys help to ease pain and distract from discomfort when teeth starts coming through, while our handy bottle bags makes travelling with baby easy, keeping everything insulated. Want to find the best baby travel gear? Why not check out our must-have baby travel essentials blog.
Baby shower gifts for newborns
Make your baby shower gift extra special with a personalised changing mat or blanket. If the parents-to-be are yet to settle on a name, our milestone blanket makes the perfect gift. Use as a photo prop for birth announcements and make it extra special by personalising the blanket with your favourite quote. And it’s not just personalised gifts that are ideal for baby, our selection of baby comforters and cuddly toys make the perfect gift, from cuddle cloths to rattles, activity cubes and more.
Check out our full range of must-have baby shower gifts today and make your loved one’s shower is extra special.