Who doesn’t love a baby shower? I do and I love shopping for them even more.
With Mums receiving so many pretty things for a Baby Shower, doesn’t it make sense that the item be practical as well as pretty?
I’ve put together a few ideas (and some from our Stay at Home Mum readers) for some baby shower gifts you absolutely can’t go wrong with. With our list of practical and some unconventional gifts, everyone new mum will want you at their shower.
Grab your girlfriends and sweep your eyes over these awesome baby shower gift ideas. Happy shopping!
1. A Nappy Cake
Nappy Cakes are just BRILLIANT as they look incredible (and make for the most beautiful Baby Shower Gift), but they are also so practical as every piece of that Nappy Cake can be used by the New Mumma Bear. So beautiful and practical!
We love the following stockists of Nappy Cakes:
2. Organic Muslin Wraps
Unless you are already a Mum, you have no idea how many Muslin Wraps your new baby is going to need! They are practical as they can be used as a wrap, a swaddle, a burb cloth, a cuddle blanket, a light sheet or a scarf.
Our favourite Muslin Wrap stockists:
3. A Baby Bottle Warmer – For the Car
This is such a great idea – because when a new Mum is out and about, finding somewhere with a microwave to heat a bottle isn’t always convenient. The Cherub Baby Car Bottle and Food Warmer is a compact and easy way to heat your baby’s food when you are on the go.
4. A Lullaby Soothing Projector for the Nursery
Having beautiful soft lullaby music in your baby’s nursery can be just the trick for trying to get a bubba to sleep. The SoundSpa Lullaby has three natural sounds (ocean, rain and twinkle) and also has a visual projection that your baby can watch on the ceiling of the nursery. This is a very thoughtful gift perfect for a baby shower!
5. Ready-Made Home Cooked Meals
Baby shower gifts don’t always have to be about baby stuff. Sometimes, the best gift is something that relieves the stress new parents encounter. An original and hugely thoughtful gift is a home-cooked meal. This means the baby’s parents are spared the chore of cooking, while still being able to eat freshly made, nutritious meals. Hurrah!
Either make a huge batch and freeze them for the new Mum’s freezer – or organise a meal delivery service instead.
We have a coupon code exclusive to Stay at Home Mum for $60 off the first three Dinnerly Boxes. Use the code: C3MAMI20F
6. A Strucket
A Strucket is an ingenious product made by a Mum who got sick of putting her hand in dirty nappy water. It is both a bucket and a strainer, and also has a drainer so you don’t need to lift up a heavy bucket full of yukky water.
Stockist: Strucket (Ships via Australia)
7. Neutral Coloured Organic Cotton Onesies
Organic cotton is super soft on baby’s skin, and why gender-neutral colours? So Mum can use the outfit for her next baby or so that they can be recycled to another Mum. Mum’s can never have enough soft onesie suits!
Stockist: Two Black Rabbits (Ships from Australia)
8. Gift Voucher for TV
Grab your new Mum a year’s subscription for Netflix, Stan or a Fetch TV Box. Gift Mum the gift of entertainment during the long hours of the night!
We recommend at Fetch Mighty!
9. A Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer
These are must-have baby essentials – and are also good for kids and grown-ups who have colds, coughs or flu’s. I have two of these!!!!
Where to buy a Vicks Vaporizer:
10. A Wall-Mounted Clock with Thermometer
You know how everyone says that ‘You just dress baby the same as you.’. But it is really hard to judge sometimes how warm or cool to dress Bubs. That’s why having a thermometer in their room so you know exactly how hot or cold it is, is a really great idea.
Stockist: Amazon (Ships Worldwide)
11. A Baby Rocker
Every Mum needs a rocker, but what I love about this one is that it is only $65!!! It has mesh side panels so baby doesn’t get too hot in Summer!
Stockist: Kogan (Ships Worldwide)
12. Baby Printed Milestone Cards
Capture all the special moments of baby’s first few months with these printed Baby Milestone cards. This kit includes 26 different cards and is gender neutral so the perfect gift when you don’t know the sex of the baby yet!
Stockist: Co Creative Design (Shipped from Australia)
13. A Floral Labour Gown
Sometimes it is nice to buy something nice for Mum, instead of baby. This is sort of a combination of both. It has a pull-down neckline to make nursing easy, or for that direct skin to skin contact after birth. Perfect garment to wear in the maternity ward on your way to being a Mumma.
Stockist: Baby Be Mine Maternity (Ships from United States)
14. Lactation Cookies
Because only friends give friends biscuits that will also help your milk come in!
Stockist: The Milky Wave (Ships from United States)
15. Baby Closet Clothes Dividers
An inexpensive gift that will save a new Mum load of heartache when sorting new baby clothing!
Stockist: Gina Marie Originals (Shipped from United States)
If you are the new Mumma Bear is worried about the environmental impact of all of those disposable nappies (but geez they are so convenient!) – now you can have the best of both worlds by using Eco-Nappies!
There are nappy sample packs for the eco-nappies available, so Mum has the choice of which brand works for her.
We love this Newborn Nappy Samples Box from Hello Charlie.