It’s official – the baby shower has arrived and with it the baby shower gift! These days, mums-to- be will have BABY SHOWER written large on their ‘to do’ list – alongside decorating the nursery and choosing that all important name.

That perfect baby shower gift

Whether you are organising a baby shower for your best friend or have just received an invitation to attend one – you are bound to be thinking ‘what shall I buy’? With so many options for baby gifts, finding the perfect baby shower gift can be overwhelming so here are my top tips to make sure you give the best newborn gift possible:

  • Make it practical
    A solid silver rattle or hand-knitted cashmere baby-gro will certainly make a statement but, in the practicality stakes, it’s probably best to err on the side of usable rather than ‘heirloom’. Instead, make sure that your gift is something that has a practical use and will last beyond those first few weeks. Something to make life easier for new parents is always a winner!
  • Keep it neutral
    Parents often want to keep the gender of their baby as a surprise. If this is the case, buy a gift that is gender-neutral. Neutral colours such as yellows, creams, browns and greens work well. Even if it’s already known that baby will be a girl or a boy, a colour other than traditional pink or blue can make for a stylish alternative.
  • Make it luxurious
    Practical doesn’t have to mean dull! A new baby is special and deserves the very best. New parents will appreciate luxurious gifts that are going to be gentle and safe and keep their new baby snuggly, warm and happy.
  • Keep it personal
    You want your baby shower gift to stand out from the crowd! Personalising your gift will make it all the more special. Show that you really care and add baby’s name (if you already know it) or baby’s nickname – a lovely way to remember that he or she was known as ‘peanut’ before they were born!
  • Make it fun!
    Babies bring joy and fun to their new family – as well as some inevitable sleepless nights! Bring a smile to everyone’s face with a fun and cute gift. A gift which provides some ‘beyond cute’ photo opportunities is bound to be remembered!

Angela | Bathing Bunnies