If you have been invited to a baby shower, you will probably be aware that you are expected to turn up with a present for the soon-to-be-expected baby. If you are not a mum of a baby or toddler yourself, it can be tempting to buy the first cuddly toy or tiny little baby grow that you see, but these are the two items that expectant mums receive most of, and while cute to look at, they are not the gifts that will be most remembered.
If you want to arrive with a present that will have the mum-to-be smiling with delight, take a look at our top tips for the best baby shower gifts!
Baby bath time
If you are looking for a baby shower gift that is both cute and practical, a great option is to give a gift of bath time products. Bath time is a special time for parents and their new baby and has been shown to benefit babies on a number of levels including providing relaxing and stress-reducing feelings as well as providing multi-sensory stimulation. As babies have sensitive skins, it is a good idea to focus on products that use natural products such as The Aromatherapy Co. Baby Bath time.
Delight an artistic expecting mum with a truly original gift of a pregnant belly casting kit! Easy to do in the privacy of her home, the belly cast will provide a lasting memento of the intimate and loving state of pregnancy. It is also possible to get a professional casting done of the new baby’s hands and/or feet that can be displayed in a frame.
The gift of Sophie
Even though she is more than 50 years old, Sophie la Girafe is still as cute and original as ever. Generations of children have grown up with a Sophie teether, and the natural latex teether has become a firm favourite of parents and children the world over. And everyone who has ever had to look after a teething baby knows that an effective soother is the world’s best present!
First-time parents will be delighted with this light-hearted yet practical guide to bringing up baby. After all, you wouldn’t buy a new car or even a toaster without getting a user manual, so why not have one for babies? Help parents to find out how baby works and how to fix things with lots of tips from respected paediatricians.
Treat for mum
Even though a baby shower is designed to focus on the new arrival, a pampering gift for mum that she can use now or after the baby is born is also often much appreciated. Choose from a variety of gorgeous hampers with gifts for mums and babies, or why not give her the gift of a relaxing pregnancy massage or pampering session?
There are so many delightful and different baby shower gifts to choose from, that there is sure to be something for every expecting mum out there. Just spend a moment to think about the new parents’ likes and interests, and you will find your mind going to a range of possibilities for an unusual but much-loved baby gift. If you need some help to get inspired, check out the huge range of stunning baby gifts available from Gifts Australia. With Australia-wide delivery you can find the perfect baby shower gift from the comfort of your armchair and have it delivered wherever you are. So, go on, browse the range today and discover delightful baby shower gifts for every budget.