There is a new baby on the way, and it is time to celebrate with a baby shower. But, what is the ideal baby shower gift choice for the new mom-to-be?
If the expectant mom hasn’t registered, it can be hard to know what the best present to get her is. But, with our helpful guide below, there is no need to worry.
To help you pick out the perfect gift, we have come up with a helpful guide below:
Forget giving shop bought presents, handmade gifts are the way to go. Things like handmade booties, baby blankets and cardigans are ideal baby shower gifts.
Giving the mom-to-be something that you made especially for her new arrival is a sweet gesture, that will show her how much you care.
Baby shower gifts that relate to the mom-to-be’s childhood are also excellent choices. For example, things like a crocheted baby jumper made by a great-grandmother years before or an old family heirloom toy, would also be a good choice.
While a gift voucher is a less personal present than choosing something for the mom-to-be, gift vouchers make great presents. Especially, as they allow the expectant mom to buy what she needs, such as nappies, baby bottles and baby grows, for example.
Or, a gift voucher that can be used at a local photography studio for newborn photos is also an excellent present choice.
Treats for the new mom
Instead of buying something for the baby, why not get the expectant mom a little treat instead? With all the presents she will be getting for her new arrival, the expectant mom will be thrilled to have a little something for herself.
Things like a paid weekend trip away for the expectant mom and her husband or a voucher for a fine meal out and child care for the night, make excellent baby shower gifts.
Practical presents like a personal house clean, a month’s worth of homemade meals or vouchers for free babysitting, are all excellent baby shower gifts. Having a new baby is hard, and the new parents will need all the help they can get.
Bedding and baby blankets
Giving the expectant mom some beautiful baby bedding or baby blankets for the baby’s Moses Basket is an ideal gift. Nice bedding may not be something she can afford to buy herself, but she will really appreciate the gesture.
Plus, baby bedding and blankets can be personalised with dates, names and the baby’s weight, making them an even more special gift and keepsake.
Baby clothes in larger sizes
The mom-to-be will get given a lot of newborn baby clothes, so why not buy her some baby clothes for when the baby gets a bit bigger? Most expectant moms really appreciate this, as baby’s grow so fast, and baby clothes can be expensive.
To buy the new mom all the baby clothes she will need for the next year, get together with a group of friends, and each buy three or four baby grows or outfits in different sizes. Such as newborn, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, etc.