Creative Baby Shower gifts for first-time mums
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- Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 16:45
- Last Updated on 14 April 2022
- Monica Costa
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Baby showers are becoming increasingly common for many mums, particularly first-time parents who want to enjoy the last few weeks of freedom before their little one arrives.
Originally an American tradition, baby showers are now popular in the UK and are a great way for friends and family members to show their love for the mum-to-be.
While baby showers come in all types and can include a range of entertainments and activities, most of these events involve a ceremonial unwrapping and examining of gifts.
As such, if you’re planning on attending a baby shower in the future, you need to make sure that you select the perfect present.
With many options to choose from, and other gift-givers in attendance, it might seem almost impossible to find an innovative, useful and memorable gift that a mum will love and treasure.
Buying a gift for a first-time mother can be harder than purchasing one for an experienced parent, as new mums often don’t know what many items are, or how important they will be when their baby arrives.
Here are some practical gift suggestions for baby shower gifts for a new mother, so that you can find inspiration.
Luxurious Dribble Bibs
Dribble bibs are an everyday essential that mums need plenty of, as young babies dribble practically constantly. Dribble bibs aren’t the same as food bibs and are ideal for babies of any age, including newborns. These innovative bibs are designed specifically to absorb dribble and drool. Just because dribble bibs absorb bodily fluids doesn’t mean they can’t be cute and stylish. Totsi offers an extensive selection of luxurious and cute bandana dribble bibs, so you can find a stunning option that will make the perfect gift. Consider choosing a selection of designs, so that the new mother has multiple options for when they need to wash the others and can pair each dribble bib with a different baby outfit.
Cute Newborn Toys
Toys might seem like an obvious gift, but it’s important to remember that newborn babies need specific toys that don’t have pieces that could come off and become a choking hazard. As such, ordinary stuffed animals with glass or plastic eyes are out of the question, as are textile toys with small removable parts. Therefore, you could consider buying the new mother a selection of cute toys that are suitable for newborns. Toys are a traditional gift, and by exploring your options and finding a selection of cuddly and cute ones, you can find an option that is both innovative and delightful. There are many animals available, including classic options such as bears and dolls, as well as more unusual animals such as koalas, giraffes and even rhinos. So, you’ll be able to find a toy that will be a cute addition to any newborn baby’s nursery.
A Memory Book Or Craft Kit
Baby shower gifts don’t necessarily have to be functional; they can also be fun keepsakes. One great choice is to give the first-time mum a memory book, so she can document the experience of bringing new life into the world. These books allow mothers to include pictures from their baby’s first weeks, as well as mementoes such as first hairs or baby footprints. There are also craft kits you can buy that allow new mothers to cast their baby’s footprints or handprints in skin-safe clay or create a print using non-toxic ink. So, if the new mum is creative and loves making things, then this could be a fun project for her. Take the time to explore your options and find one that will suit them and create a lasting memento they can treasure forever.
A Gift Card
If all else fails and you completely run out of ideas, a gift card for a specialist baby store can be a great choice. A gift card will allow the new mother the chance to choose what she needs for her little one, without being as clinical as simply providing the equivalent in cash. A gift card might seem like a typical present, but you can choose a unique option by selecting a gift card for a boutique baby store. Many small, independent, and luxurious baby shops offer gift cards, usually in stunning designs, so you can present the new mother with something that’s both beautiful and practical. Many first-time mothers find that they’ve forgotten to get something before their new baby arrives, or they learn that a gadget they thought might be useless is, in fact, vital. So, a gift card can be a great solution that allows them to grab those last-minute essentials and get items that are slightly higher-quality without spending too much of their hard-earned cash. As such, you should never be ashamed to give a gift card at a baby shower, as long as you choose one from a quirky boutique and give a physical gift card rather than a digital one.
Choosing a gift for a baby shower isn’t always easy, particularly when you’re one of several guests. There are many products out there that make perfect presents for new mums, so use this list to find inspiration for a creative and unique gift to give at a baby shower.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums