Got a Baby Shower to go to and no idea what to buy as a baby shower gift?
Collated by a group of new mums, these are the ultimate gifts that will have you on top of the ‘Favourite Aunty’ list – forever! We also have spread out the price, so you can afford one of these on any budget at all!
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What To Consider When Choosing a Baby Shower Gift
If the Mum-to-be has signed up for a Baby Registry, and you find a gift that suits your budget, THAT is the perfect gift. Then you know Mum is getting exactly what she wants or needs at her Baby Shower. Most Mums-to-be will put the details of their baby registries on the invitation – so make sure you read it thoroughly.
If there isn’t one, then it’s time to really think about what she might like. Here are some points to consider:
- Are you buying a gift for Mum? Or the baby?
- Is there a theme to the baby shower that might like to match your baby shower gift to?
- What do Mum and Dad like to do? Can you incorporate their likes into your baby shower gift?
- Do you go a practical gift? a sentimental gift? Or an indulgent gift?
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
If you are finding it hard to decide what to buy, go practical. Being a new parent is exhausting, so an gift that you can buy that will make the new parents lives that little bit easier will always win over something shiny and pretty that never gets used.
Here are some very practical baby shower gift ideas:
Maternity Gowns are the newest thing in the labor ward – so why not grab one for the beautiful Mum-to-be. The gowns are meant to be worn during labour and then give Mum something pretty, practical and memorable to wear in the hospital during her stay.
Prices start from $40 – $100 for a beautiful maternity gown.
2. A Meal Delivery Subscription
New Parents are exhausted and time-poor. So thinking of a gift that will somehow make their lives easier is always highly prized. Why not buy them a subscription to a meal delivery service – that way the new parents don’t have to think about food shopping or what to make!
3. Book a Nappy Washing Service
If Mum-to-be is going to be using Modern Cloth Nappies, why not look at grabbing her a Nappy Washing Service for the first few weeks when baby is born. This gives her a much-appreciated break from washing shitty nappies and is something just a little bit different.
Some nappy washing services in Australia include:
- Lavenderia offer a Modern Cloth Nappy Washing Service for $48.50 per week
- Little Eco Baby Nappy Service works on the south coast of NSW between Austinmer and Jervis Bay
- Botanic Baby does the Melbourne area
4. A Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker are so damn handy for new parents – you can just whack on a meal in two seconds flat and let it bubble and cook all day – and you can cook in bulk and put some meals in the freezer for later. Plus they range in price from $30 – $200 so there is a Slow Cooker to suit your budget.
Great places to shop online for an inexpensive slow cooker include:
If you haven’t yet jumped on the air fryer bandwagon – you need to get on. They cook the most amazing chips that you would never guess were cooked without any oil. They are also great to make chicken nuggets (which is all my kids eat) – and you can even cook chicken pieces easily and healthily.
Buying stuff for the baby is probably the best part of a baby shower, and if I had my time again, I would grab this adorable sunflower cot sheet, there are so many other beautiful designs too – awwwwwwww
7. A Personalised Bunny
This adorable little toy will be cherished for years to come!
Personalised Jellycat bunnies make for the perfect baby shower gift, combining softness, charm, and personalisation in one adorable package. These bunnies are more than just toys; they’re lifelong friends for the little one, providing comfort and a sense of security.
With the added personal touch, they become treasured mementos that celebrate the baby’s arrival in a truly unique way. Give the gift of love and cuddles and watch as they become an integral part of the baby’s early life.
For a really special gift for the new Mum, this beautiful hamper from The Hamper Emporium contains a Mulberry Silk eye mask, candied nuts, a rejuvenating bath soak, and more. Make Mum-to-be feel special!
I hope I have a baby shower coming up so I have an excuse to buy one! I had one of these as a little kid and i cuddled it so much until it no longer existed haha!
This one has been all over the socials and the influencer influenced me! Let’s help our parents in those first few weeks with a evidence based book written by a doctor.
This is also something I highly suggest to all my new parents! So much easier than having to learn how to swaddle and babies just love these sleep suits! My babies lived in them.
This is an expensive present, so get this as a group present or purchase it if you want to splurge. This is such a good reassurance tool for the anxious mama, the mum having her rainbow baby or just anyone that wants that reassurance every night when putting bub to sleep. The sock is put on bubs foot and is connected to your phone for heart rate and oxygen readings. I really really wish I had this!
This is something just special for mum once bub arrives. Specifically to help with lactation but also a nice drink just for mum to enjoy and no one else gets a look in. These are seriously delicious! They have a huge range of cookies, drinks, bliss balls all to complement breast feeding mamas!
A body ice pack that has been designed specifically for the postpartum healing journey. For your breasts and your perineum area. Ouch and thank you!
Preserve the sweet innocence of your baby’s tiny hands and feet with this Baby Handprint Footprint Keepsake Kit.
16. Storage Basket for Nursery
This Storage Basket for Nursery is the perfect way to keep your baby’s essentials tidy and easily accessible. With its durable construction and stylish design, it’s a must-have for any parent!
Something that isn’t on any mums to do list is to buy a brush for their new baby, so to receive it as a gift is something off the checklist and oh so cute!
They can say goodbye to bloating and discomfort with The Healthy Mummy’s Tummy Revive Pack. Designed to soothe and support tummy, it’s the perfect way to feel your best from the inside out.
Celebrate the mom-to-be with this thoughtful and beautiful Mother to be Gift Box. Filled with carefully selected items to pamper and delight, it’s the perfect way to show your love and support during this special time.
Enjoy your tea in style with our beautiful Portuguese Tiles Remix Tea For Two Red set. Featuring a stunning traditional design and high-quality ceramic construction, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of elegance on every tea time.
Say goodbye to messy spills and wasted food with our convenient and practical Silicone & Glass Baby Food Storage. Perfect for on-the-go parents, it’s the ultimate way to ensure your little one always has a healthy meal.
Ignite baby’s senses and encourage development with our colorful Sensory Play Mat. Soft, safe, and designed to stimulate cognitive and physical growth, it’s the ultimate playtime companion for little ones.
This nappy bag has won so many awards and it honestly is so nice to look at! I’m a little bias because I have this one! haha.
Which of these baby shower gifts is the most awesome?