15 Practical and Pretty Gifts for a Baby ShowerBaby is on the way! Let’s celebrate!

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Who doesn’t love a baby shower? I do and I love shopping for them even more.

With Mum’s receiving so many pretty things for a Baby Shower, doesn’t it make sense that the item be practical as well as pretty?

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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!

15 Pretty and Practical Baby Shower Gifts | Stay at Home Mum

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.

via etsy.com

Stockist: Topsy Turvy Diaper Cake (Shipped from United States)

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Stockist: Zoey De Zigns (Shipped via Australia)

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.

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We love these organic cotton muslin wraps from Australia!

Stockist:  Sunny Afternoon AU (Ships from Australia)

3. A Digital Dummy

via cherubbaby.com.au

There is no more a worrying time than having an unwell baby.  Whether bubs is ill or going through teething, a thermometer is a must have for any new Mum.  I love this idea and wish it had of been around when my boys are small.  It is a dummy (pacifier for our US readers) that will take Bub’s temperature.  Genius!  A perfect and inexpensive must-have item for a Baby Shower Gift!

Stockist: Cherub Baby (Ships from Australia)

4. A Shnuggle Baby Bath

via thestorknest.com.au

A Shnuggle is a bath that supports baby’s body making it really easy to bath bub (because they get slippery!).  This is suitable for newborns right up to 12 months and even won the Mother & Baby Junior Design Gold Award in 2017.  It only uses two litres of water so is eco-friendly too!

Stockist: The Stork Nest (Ships via Australia)

5. Ready Made Home Cooked Meals

via dinnerly.com.au

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.

6. A Strucket

via strucket.com


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

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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

via kogan.com

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!

Stockist: Kogan

9.  A Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer

via amazon.com.au

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!!!!

Stockist: Amazon (Ships Worldwide)

10. A Wall-Mounted Clock with Thermometer

via amazon.com.au

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. Rock n Soothe Sleeper

via kogan.com

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

via etsy.com

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

via etsy.com

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

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Because only friends give friends biscuits that will also help your milk come in!

Stockist: The Milky Wave (Ships from United States)


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15. Baby Closet Clothes Dividers

via etsy.com

An inexpensive gift that will save a new Mum loads of heartache when sorting new baby clothing!

Stockist: Gina Marie Originals (Shipped from United States)

What was the most awesome baby shower gift you ever received?

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