The imminent arrival of a baby is always something to celebrate and baby showers are the best way for family and friends to get together before the due date. Traditionally, a shower is the time to give gifts to the expectant mother and guests have plenty of options available that will definitely be appreciated.
From classic baby clothes to those much needed accessories — you should have no trouble scoping out that perfect gift for baby and parents.
Clothes and vouchers
When a friend or family has a baby on the way but you’re stuck for baby shower gift ideas, play it safe with the classics, namely, new clothing. The good news is, you have a huge range of clothing options available and don’t have to just stick to the sizes required for newborns. There’s always the option to buy gift vouchers, which means parents can choose what to buy and when to buy it. However, if you do decide to go with the clothing option, anything up to 12 months in age is acceptable and will help when parents are trying to get that first year baby wardrobe in order.
The handmade option
Handmade gifts have long been a popular choice and this includes little blankets, knitted booties and some sweet cardigans. Parents are aware of how much time and effort has gone into this type of gift and will recognize that it’s present straight from the heart. These lovingly created items often go on to become family heirlooms handed down from generation to generation.
There are loads of items that form part and parcel of a baby’s everyday life, such as nappies, changing mats and car seats. Think creatively and imagine the products that parents will use during the first year. How about a baby carrying harness, an orthopaedic nursing pillow or a nappy changing bag? Don’t forget to pamper the mother as well with little treats such as afternoon spa session — you know they’ll appreciate the offer of some much needed relaxation.
You’ll find lots of shower ideas online or in the stores whether you’re looking for baby boy clothes or pink bedding for a girl’s cot. And don’t forget to make that extra special effort and bring some cakes and snacks to the party — these will always be appreciated!
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