There’s nothing like the imminent arrival of a new baby to provide the perfect excuse for a celebration! In fact, many mothers agree that a baby shower is often the highlight of their pregnancy. They provide a unique opportunity for expectant mums to relax, unwind and spend time with loved ones, all in celebration and anticipation of that growing bump!
One of the primary purposes of a baby shower is to help mums-to-be acquire the mountain of supplies they’ll need for their child’s early years. However with so many products on the market, how do new parents determine what they need? What should they put on their baby registry? And how can friends and family know which gifts will truly be appreciated?
To narrow down the innumerable options, we’ve curated a list of 10 unique and practical baby shower gift ideas, sorted by category, that are sure to be loved by any parents-to-be!
Try These Great Baby Shower Gift Ideas
1. Blankets & Wraps
A high-quality, well crafted blanket can be used for a variety of purposes. They can be used as a comforter, as a light nap covering or as stylish bed decor. Unlike newborn baby clothes, blankets are a gift with lasting power which infants can enjoy during and after their first year. Our ultrafine 100% merino blankets and wraps are super soft and stretchy - the perfect way to wrap little ones up in a cuddle of luxury! Featuring thermal properties to keep babies cool in summer and warm in winter, our ethically sourced merino blankets and wraps are long lasting and come in a stunning range of colours and designs!
Comforters are an excellent baby shower gift idea, but what makes them so special? For parents, they mean a good night's rest. Sleep loss and parenthood seem to go hand in hand. How often have you heard new parents say they had no understanding of the word ‘tired’ until they were faced with nighttime feedings and nappy changes? A comforter is a great way to help babies self settle and can ease separation anxiety in toddlers and older children. If you’re feeling generous, buy two or three incase one goes walkabouts at the shopping centre and never returns. It is important for new parents to relax and recharge for their own health and wellbeing. Desperately searching eBay at 11pm to replace their child's lost ‘bunny’ can be both stressful and time consuming.
3. Bodysuits & Onesies
Let’s face it. A newborn child can never have enough bodysuits. The spills, the near misses and all the little accidents of everyday life. Our Bodysuits and onesies continue to be one of the most popular baby shower gift ideas, and for good reason. Luckily, our ultrafine merino baby bodysuits and kids onesies are sumptuously soft and snuggly, providing comfort and protection. Not only that, they are stain resistant and machine washable!
4. A Smart Thermometer
An essential item that is often overlooked is the humble thermometer. It is often distressing for a new parent when their little one shows signs of illness, and a fever is no exception. Most parents would rather feel sick themselves than have their bub feel under the weather! Fortunately, the Nurofen FeverSmart Temperature Monitor continuously monitors the child's temperature without disturbing their rest, and transmits it to an application that notifies the parent when it is in high-range. This incredible device is a new parents best friend and can be used for littles ones from birth to three years of age!
Baby Shower Gift Ideas for the Home
5. A Nappy Bin
A nappy bin may not be one of the most glamorous baby shower gift ideas, but they are definitely one of the most practical and useful solutions to nappy changing on the market! A regular bin just doesn't compare to these magnificent gems, which kill germs and lock away the stench of dirty nappies, saving parents the dreaded late night trips to the outside bin.
6. A WI-FI Camera
A WI-FI camera is the perfect baby shower gift that will give new parents peace of mind, knowing their child is safe and sound. Gone are the days of scratchy audio baby monitors. Like everything in this digital age, baby monitors have significantly upgraded. Modern cameras and audio monitors use WI-FI and 3G/4G networks to provide parents with instant video and audio recordings of their baby, whether they’re at home or on-the-go!
7. A Baby Tub
Bathing a newborn baby is an experience many new parents treasure. While some parents are tempted to use the sink for fear of a bathtub accident, this method can be less hygienic. The best and safest alternative is a baby bath tub! These affordable and convenient plastic alternatives make bath time a whole lot easier, particularly for first-time parents.
Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Expectant Mums
8. Comfortable Clothing
The majority of new mums live in soft, stretchy clothing for the first few months post-delivery. Our stylish and versatile maternity dresses, tops and leggings are designed by mums who understand the needs of women during pregnancy. Sumptuously soft and incredibly comfortable, our ultrafine merino range of womens maternity clothing make the perfect baby shower gift for the soon-to-be mum in your life!
9. A Self-Care Kit
After labour and delivery, mums need lots of extra love and attention. A gift-basket full of practical items for her recovery or breastfeeding journey is the perfect way to show her how much you really care. Soothing lotions, slippers, a nice book and some gourmet coffee will go a long way!
10. Gift Cards
Completing household tasks such as cooking and cleaning can be increasingly difficult after the arrival of a newborn. A restaurant or cleaning service gift card is an excellent gift for any busy mum and can reduce heightened levels of stress.
Another option sure to delight is a gift card to a spa or nail salon. She’ll cherish the alone time and will enjoy being pampered. Some movie tickets or a voucher to her favourite store would also work a treat!
Instead of aimlessly perusing the innumerable baby-related products on the market, consider one or more of these items for the perfect baby shower gift for the soon-to-be mother in your life.
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