Who doesn’t love a baby shower? I do and I love shopping for them even more.
With Mum receiving so many pretty things for a Baby Shower, doesn’t it make sense that the item be practical as well as pretty? A practical baby shower gift is something that Mum’s need – and will use again and again!
I’ve put together a few ideas (and some from our Stay at Home Mum readers) for some practical 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:
- Dream Weavers Boutique (Australian)
- J & James Design (Sydney, Australia)
- Baby Pamper Hampers (UK Based)
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:
This will be something you use all through the newborn – toddler and you will need it after you are finished having babies! The one touch sleep solution that adjusts to your child’s unique sleep needs. Which delivers: Pink Noise, Red LED light and a Humidifier all via an app, you can control while you are in bed on your phone!
4. 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!
These are honestly one of the best gifts you can give and receive. I always get this for my new mamas to be! This is the little pressie I bring around when bubby has arrived, so I can make her a tea and she can enjoy a yummy treat designed for the post partum mama! They have a range of products from cookies, bliss balls, drinks, brownie + cookies mixes and in so many different flavours. Enjoy!
6. 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:
7. 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)
8. A Baby Rocker or Baby Swing
Every Mum needs a baby rocker, and there are baby rockers available for every budget.
Check out our article on the 10 Best Baby Swings to Put Your Newborn to Sleep.
9. Baby Printed Milestone Cards
Capture all the special moments of your baby’s first few months with these printed Baby Milestone cards. This kit includes 13 different cards and is gender-neutral so the perfect gift when you don’t know the sex of the baby yet!
10. 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. The perfect garment to wear in the maternity ward on your way to being a Mumma.
Check out our list of Maternity Gowns to choose from.
Australian owned brand Babybee has just release this beautiful new play gym. Something to give to mum thats not only beautiful to look at, but is light-weight, crafted from soft linen-cotton blend fabric, 5 sensory toys included and machine-washable top mat & wipe down base.
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!
We love the range from Comfy Koalas!
Adorable and Practical – this unique baby shower gift will be one your new Mum can use for this baby and all babies to come! Plus and warm, and made from premium quality fabrics that are soft on sensitive skin, the Swaddle is perfect for Winter!
At just $39 – and with over 1100 5-Star ratings, you know your new Mum is going to love this practical baby shower gift to keep all those little baby-changing knick-knacks together and organised. Comes in a Small (pictured) or Large.
Finally – the most practical baby shower gift of them all – a slow cooker! The perfect gift so Mum doesn’t have to spend much time in the kitchen. They range in price from $20 – $200 so are affordable – and the Mum-to-be will get so much use out of them! Highly recommend!
We love the Russell Hobbs 7l Slow Cooker! Perfect size – great brand and well-priced!
16. For when baby starts to eat!
When baby starts eating there is a whole new bunch of things you need to buy, you can check this Montessori Mates silicone placemat off the list for the toddler they will grow into! So practical and sheek, mama will love it!
What was the most awesome baby shower gift you ever received?
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