We asked mums about the best baby shower gifts they received, and most of them were practical items with a lot of sentimental value. If you are shopping for a baby shower gift, avoid the standard unisex babygrows, blankets, and soft toys and give her something thoughtful and practical at the same time.
Here are the 10 best baby shower gifts that will make mums-to-be bless you every day for helping make their lives easier.
Gift vouchers are practical and much appreciated. It is especially helpful for parents who already have kids because most likely, they will have a lot of hand-me-downs for the newborn. Giving them a lump sum so they can spend it on essentials like wipes, nappies, etc are high on the list of favoured gifts by parents.
TREATS FOR THE MUM
A paid-for evening out or a babymoon are highly appreciated by parents to help them relax after all the sleepless nights and dirty diapers. Throw in a paid-for babysitter along with the dinner reservation and help the tired parents revive their romance.
CLASSIC BROWNIE BOX: BAD BROWNIE
Nothing compares to the joy of getting a gift box full of miniature chocolate brownies. Bad Brownies have some of the best brownies in town, and three of their popular flavours are – Peanut Butter, Triple Chocolate and Salted Caramel. Get 12 pieces for £10.50
MEMORY CASE: MEMINIO FROM £125
This luxe leather memory case in cream is the perfect gift for mums to save all of the babies’ firsts. From first shoes to scan pictures, photos, toys, newspapers from the day the baby was born and more, this beautiful box is the perfect place to save all the beautiful memories.
BUMP BUNDLE: NOM NOM SKINCARE FROM £48.60
Nom Nom is a certified organic skincare collection developed by a massage therapist. It is perfect both for the mum and the newborn baby. Throw in an extra £1 for a beautiful kraft gift box.
BILIA BASKET: BILIA BABY £169
This eco-friendly Moses basket is perfect for the stylish mamas-to-be. These handmade baskets are woven with dried elephant grasses that have been sustainably sourced. Each basket is made by properly paid tradespeople in Ghana.
CELLULAR, SATIN EDGED BABY BLANKET: BY THE WHITE COMPANY £18
If you must buy a blanket, buy the Cellular one by White Company. It’s made of pure cotton and is super soft to touch. The satin edges give a lovely touch. The lightweight cellular style will make sure the baby doesn’t overheat while keeping warm.
SHEEPSKIN HANDMADE MOCCASINS
These comfy footwear from The Small Home is available at £38. Mums will be nesting home for a while pre and post birth so having a comfy pair of slippers to show off to the postman would be lovely.
PAPERWHITE KINDLE E-READER
You can get one from Amazon at £109.99. This will keep the mums entertained when they are nursing their baby for long periods. A paper book needs two hands to turn the pages but with kindle, they can read with one book while keeping the other hand free for holding the baby or feeding.
HAND KNITTED BOOTIES IN CASHMERE
It will make a luxury accessory for a baby’s first wardrobe. You can get them for £28 at Olivier Baby & Kids. These are made from 100% cashmere and are soft and warm on the baby’s soft skin.