With buns popping up in ovens all over town comes the challenge of shopping for baby shower gifts.
And let’s face it, trying to find a fun, adorable, or out-of-the-box baby shower gift – especially when you don’t know the sex – can be super tricky. To guide you on your shopping spree, I’ve done a little hunting for you, tracking down seven unique gifts that will have the mum-to-be cooing with delight.
Godmother status guaranteed.
#1 – The Baby Shusher
This gosh-darn GENIUS device will be a life saver for a frazzled first-time mum. The shusher makes loud, rhythmic shushing sounds that soothe unsettled bubs who are used to the hubub of the womb. Meaning more sleep for the whole family. $55.95.
Sometimes it can be a tough decision whether your baby shower gift should lean more towards practicality or pampering. Our limited edition bellababy Baby Shower Box means you don’t have to choose! In it, you’ll find loads and loads of goodies: Toasted Mumma Muesli from The Milk Pantry; EcoNapkin Safe Wipes; Baby Cream from Wild Organic for Baby; Heinz Baby Basics First Feeding Spoon; three delicious Bump Babes bars; Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara; QVS makeup brushes; Plum Muslin Sleep Bags; and Goat Moisturising Lotion. Phew! Valued at over $120, this bumper box is on sale now for just $39.95.
#3 – Bundle Bag
These designer overnight bags are the perfect size for mum’s rush to the delivery room. Roomy and chic in shades of grey, they’ll stash all the essentials (you can also purchase a variety of different ‘bundles’ of hospital essentials to stash within, like nipple balm, laundry bag and deodorant…), but will also live on as a gym or travel bag. Who says motherhood can’t be super stylish? $99.
#4 – Hand & Footprint Cufflinks
New mums are amazing, but dads deserve a little treat too! Little Silver Prints do a great range of jewellery and accessories that incorporate newborn finger, hand and footprints into silver keepsakes, like these heart meltingly sweet cufflinks. When you place the order, they will send a non-toxic, inkless wipe kit which can be used to grab newborn prints. $215, but worth every penny.
#5 – Fly Babee
For the frequent flyer mum-to-be, Fly Babee is a life saver. A nifty sleep and sun cover for all prams, strollers, and airline bassinets, Fly Babee is 100% breathable, UPF50 and blocks out 97% of light. A lightweight, compact essential to keep bub comfy and cool on-the-go. $99.95
#6 – Baby Milestone Cards
You might regret this one when you see the constant social media updates, but these milestone cards from VandaBabyCards are a fun way for new parents to bore, sorry, update their friends and family on Junior’s progress. The monochrome design is cute for both sexes, and there are cards for such crucial moments as first laugh and first tooth. Naw. $30 for 27 cards.
#7 – A Book for Bub
Ask all the baby shower guests in advance to send through their favourite stories and photos of the mum and dad to be (try to keep it PG-rated!) This will make a special gift for a hormonal teenager, who can’t imagine his or her parents had a life pre-parenthood.