Baby showers are a tradition that have come over from America and they have become increasingly popular over the past 5 years or so. They are a wonderful way to celebrate the upcoming arrival and give mum to be something to look forward to before they have their hands full with a newborn. So if you have a friend who is expecting then get her friends and family together and throw a baby shower.
A baby shower is a perfect way to start the journey of motherhood and you can either arrange your own baby shower or maybe a close friend or family member will plan the party. You can play games such as guess the size of the bump, put bets on the babies weight, eat delicious food (there is normally plenty of yummy cake) and gifts are given to the expectant mother.
What do you buy as a gift when going to a baby shower? They are plenty of things to choose from so look no further we have some wonderful ideas. Mum and Dad to be will be delighted with gifts such as clothes, blankets, toys, toiletries for their new bundle of joy. They will also be happy to receive practical things like bottles, dummies, muslin’s, nappies and wipes that they are going to need in abundance in the coming weeks. There are plenty of beautiful baby clothes around and you can always get a few sizes up so they don’t end up with too many clothes for the newborn stage. You could fill a hamper with all the essentials such as socks, baby mittens, some bubble bath, baby nail clippers, a cuddly toy, booties etc. Nappy cakes are also a great gift and a bit of a nicer way of giving nappier rather than just a pack of pampers!
You may prefer to get something as a keepsake and something a bit more special so how about a photo frame or a baby trinket box. You could get something for the nursery like a special print to go on the wall.
Also, one last point is you don’t have to just buy for baby as Mum and possibly Dad could be in need of a few gifts too. You could get them flowers or chocolates or a bottle of bubbly to celebrate their little one when they make their arrival. You could even make up a survival hamper for the first weeks of parenthood that can be hard work.
Milestone Baby Shower Collection Milestone Cards
Record your baby’s most important moments with this gorgeously illustrated pack of milestone cards from the John Lewis baby gifting range. Beautifully illustrated with an adorable collection of safari themed characters, each card can be used to capture all your baby’s most important milestones such as their first smile, first birthday and first step. Each pack features 30 cards and is complemented with attractive packaging to complete the gift – it would make a great baby shower present too.
Buy for £10.00 from John Lewis Partners
Bambino Baby Shower Keepsake Box
A baby shower keepsake box from Bambino. wonderful solution to keep all of those treasured gifts and little keepsakes from the baby shower stored safely in one place. is beautiful keepsake box is embellished with stars dotted around the design and a crystal finished pram, teddy bear and rocking horse. e keepsake box’s design ensures it will stand the test of time and look great on display in any home. It opens from the top and is finished with a gorgeous cream bow to close.
Buy for £14.99 from Studio
MAM Glass Baby Bottle Gift, 260ml
MAM glass bottle is the ideal bottle for a gift and is made from premium glass with a lovely wildlife design, featuring birds, hedgehogs and trees. Safe and highly temperature-resistant Easy switch between breastfeeding and bottle 2+ Months Medium Flow Teat Premium Glass BPA FREE
Buy for £12.00 from John Lewis Partners
Shnuggle Bathtime Baby Bath Set, Grey/White
The Shnuggle Bath Set is the perfect gift to prepare any new parent for bath time with baby. Make every bathtime a funtime. Thoughtfully designed by parents, the Shnuggle cosy baby bath thinks of everything. This set includes a Shnuggle bath, hooded towel and 3 cloths, all beautifully packaged, making it a gorgeous baby shower gift too.
Buy for £49.95 from John Lewis Partners
Sophie la Girafe Baby Bubble Bath
This gentle, richly foaming bath gel from Sophie la Girage gently cleanses the skin and foams well with long-lasting lather. The selection of safe organic ingredients cares for and protects your child’s skin during bath-time. Why not get it as a baby shower or newborn gift?
Buy for £13.99 from John Lewis Partners
Baby Art My Lovely Belly
Create a reminder of pregnancy with a 3D cast keepsake Safe for use during pregnancy Soft and ready-to-use impression material Creating the cast takes around 45 minutes Easy to do, no baking, no other material required
Buy for £17.62 from Flubit Deals