There seems to be a common theme in my peer group at the moment. Weddings and baby showers. They seem to be popping up left right and centre and our weeks seem to be packed with gift buying for one event or the other.
I’ve been to my fair share of baby showers over the last few years, my own included. After talking to a few of my friends, most of us agree that we are always kind of stumped with what to buy for baby showers and our friends that are ‘parents-to-be’.
You see, new parents get really excited. I can vouch for the fact that we tend to go on mini shopping sprees and end up buying everything we need for baby life, before the baby shower even comes around.
So, what on earth can you buy them?
In this post I’ve rounded up 5 unique baby shower gift ideas. If you’re not sure what to get, any of these would be so appreciated and they’re unlikely to already have them.
We’re also running a giveaway below, to win two of the items we mention! Read to the bottom of the post to find out more!
5 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Our list includes gifts just for Mums, gifts just for dads, gifts to capture precious moments and gifts to help parents even through the toddler years.
1. Mums Back –
This is quite possibly my favourite gift idea for a new Mum! There is a company called ‘Mums Back’ who designs hampers especially for Mums. There is so much focus on baby, us Mums need a bit of pampering too. Sally, the creator of Mums Back, has carefully curated gift boxes full of the things that Mums just aren’t allowed in pregnancy, so that as soon as they pop, they can fully indulge and enjoy the things they’ve really missed out on.
- You can buy a Mums back hamper here: Mums Back Hamper
2. Baby Record Book –
A keepsake record book is such a must have for new parents. This will be such a lovely gift for a baby shower and the perfect hand me down for when baby gets older. I found my baby milestone book the other day and I was gutted that my mum hadn’t filled much of it in. Perhaps overcompensating, but my daughter has two different ones because we couldn’t decide on which one we loved the most.
- You can buy this record book here: My Amazing Family And Me
3. Milestone Cards –
These cards are just a lovely idea for any baby shower gift list! Baby’s grow up so fast. These cards take you all through the first year of your babies life. The idea is to take pictures of your baby at different milestones using these cards to explain the capture, e.g. when they get their first tooth and when they start walking.
- You can buy these cards here: Milestone Baby Cards
4. Mummy Loves Organics –
This is another gift just for Mums. Well and Dads too. This is a very unique candle and there are designs for both pregnant Mums and new parents. Each candle is made from specific essential oils that are designed to help different ailments. For example, if you’re experiencing bad periods of morning sickness, there is a candle that can help with that. What’s more, when the candle burns it leaves behind a massage oil. Half an hour after the candle has cooled down you can use that oil to give yourself or your partner a massage!
- You can buy these candles here: Mummy Loves Organics
5. Why Is My Kid Crying Book –
I was bought this ‘Reason My Kids Is Crying’ book for my baby shower and I have to say it has come in handy on so many occasions. Especially on those days when my daughter just didn’t stop crying and even more so when the toddler tantrums started to come in. It’s so easy to feel stressed as a parent and upset if your kid cries and moans a lot (which is so normal when you have a toddler).
- You can buy this book here: Reason My Kids Is Crying
*Bonus – Don’t forget the Dads!
Too many people forget the dads during pregnancy! Mums get a lot of pampering and fuss. It’s so easy to rustle together a quick Daddy Survival Kit. You can click here to see a full list of what’s in our Daddy Survival Kit!
Life Unexpected is currently running a whole month of giveaways. Today we’re giving away a baby record book AND a ‘reason why my kid is crying’ book to one lucky winner. To win, simply enter via the rafflecopter below. Don’t forget to go and check what else we are giving away via our ‘Blog Giveaways‘ page. There are a whole range of items to win, including a camera!
What gifts would you add to the baby shower gift list? Is there any baby shower gifts you received that you couldn’t be without?
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