Baby showers are a truly unique event allowing for fun, celebrations and gifts for a soon-to-be birth of a gorgeous new baby. Due to the increased popularity of baby showers all over the world, there’s often pressure on guests to come up with innovative gift ideas that will impress. With British women spending £220 million every single year on baby shower gifts, it’s clear to see that finding new and exciting baby gifts is a vital task for guests to get right.
So, if you’re set to attend a baby shower soon, or know someone else who is and needs help, below are a few fresh and fun gift ideas that will leave everyone else at the shower wishing they’d thought of it too!
There’s nothing more important than keeping a baby comfortable and close. But, whilst maintaining constant contact and warmth with your baby, it can be difficult to go about your day-to-day routine without feeling like you’re leaving your baby unattended.
This is where the innovative design of a baby sling comes in. Able to wrap around the mother’s body to securely hold the baby in place against her chest, baby slings are 100% hands free and will allow mothers to continue with normal daily life whilst still keeping her baby safe, warm and close at all times. Also fully adjustable and unisex, baby slings can be used by virtually anyone strong enough to withstand the weight of a baby. This means that, should you take a baby sling along to a baby shower as a gift, you’re providing a truly versatile item that will give the mother peace of mind that her baby will always be secure and warm no matter who’s in charge.
At baby showers, many people often take gifts that are specific to new-borns. Whilst this is a great idea to accommodate the baby as soon as he/she is born, once the baby comes out of the new-born stage your gift is likely not to be used. Therefore, coming up with something that’s perhaps more appropriate for slightly older babies will give the mother something she can look forward to using in the near future.
Teething is something all babies go through, and it’s commonly known to be painful and uncomfortable. This will often cause the baby to become irritable, creating added stress for the mother. Teething toys are chewable, allowing the baby to safely chew on something to help alleviate their teething pain, and they’re often available in a range of fun shapes and themes to keep the baby entertained. Teething necklaces with ‘chew beads’ are a great choice, as well as teething animals to give the baby a simple toy to play with that can also be used for teething purposes.
Quick-Change Crib Sheets
Babies soiling their cribs are to be expected, so giving easy-to-change crib sheets to an expectant mother at her baby shower will be greatly appreciated. Bringing up a baby is tough at the best of times, so being able to change crib sheets as quickly as possible will be a huge asset to making her life easier. Try online sites like www.Makaboo.com for some sheet and bedding inspiration and ideas.
Portable Baby Furniture
For a new mother, carrying out daily errands can be difficult if there’s nowhere safe and secure to place her baby. Even going out for lunch with friends can be tricky! So, giving a gift of a portable highchair that’s easily foldable and stored is sure to impress at the baby shower, resulting in a super-grateful mother who will be looking forward to taking her baby on outings with this new furniture.
Hopefully the above ideas have given you some help to think of more personal, in-depth gifts you can take to a baby shower. Putting extra thought into impressive gifts doesn’t have to take up a lot of time and, once you’ve done your research, taking a gift that will accommodate the baby once he/she is past the new-born stage is sure to be greatly appreciated. Simply taking into account the needs of both the baby and mother is all you need, and will leave everyone else at the shower saying ‘wow’ at the brilliant gift you’ve taken!
Mia Read is the type of friend that goes the extra mile, whether there’s a celebration coming up or you’re in need of a should to cry on Mia is your woman. She writes articles for women’s lifestyle blogs where she shares her ideas, thoughts and other scribblings!