Thursday, 16 October 2014

5 Great Gifts to Give at a Baby Shower

Choosing an appropriate gift for a baby shower can be a tricky task if the expecting mum hasn’t given a wish list. It can be even harder if you don’t know the sex of the infant or are not closely involved to know what the parents already have. This article is designed to take the pressure off by suggesting some great gift ideas for mum and bub.

1. The Essentials

We all know new babies grow very quickly. Most expecting mothers will already have an abundance of cute clothes and jumpsuits lining the cupboards of the baby’s nursery, some of which the little bub may never get a chance to wear. A gift of essentials is often a better gift idea. Baby wash, shampoos, powders and oils are used from birth to toddler-hood. Nappies and wipes are also excellent presents to help ensure a new mum is well prepared for the first few months.

2. Keepsakes

Another nice idea is items which help capture moments and memories in the baby’s life. From first moments in hospital to first steps and first teeth, every proud mummy and daddy love presents which help catch precious times for years to come. Hand and feet print sets with frames are good options, along with first teeth and curl boxes to keep in the nursery. There are a number of beautiful scrolls that can be engraved with the child’s name and date of birth to store birth certificates. “First memories” diaries and photobooks are available at bookstores to help parents record those precious times.

3. Vouchers

If you are really stumped for ideas it is always smart to purchase a gift card from baby stores or shops where children’s clothes, bedding and furnishings can be bought. It is also nice to buy a voucher that the expectant mother can use to spoil herself a little. Whether a massage, beauty treatment or her favourite shoe or book store, you can honour your friend or family member’s pregnancy by allowing her to treat herself before the big day.

4. Ready to Go Baby Bag

All mums are usually on the go, dropping older kids at school, paying bills or doing the grocery shopping. A nappy bag is an essential for all mothers. A nice nappy bag and filled with the essentials is a lovely gift option that will not only be appreciated but also well used. Add a few nappies, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, plastic bags, a bottle, a blanket or wrap, changing pad, dummy, breast pads and a spare jumpsuit. It’s a great gift a mother on the go.

5. Bedding

Bedding is a great gift idea for the new addition. Parents love their children to have good quality items, so it’s worth spending a little extra with a specialist bedding retailer like MiniJumbuk that offers a range of excellent woollen bedding. Wool has incredible insulation properties making it perfect for babies as they are unable to adapt to changing temperatures.
With this handy guide on baby shower gifts, you will be sure to find your next event not so daunting.

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