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Baby Showers - The Ultimate Gift Buying Guide

Posted on 1/11/2022 in Style

At Queen Bee, we LOVE a good baby shower. It’s an opportunity to spoil your favourite Mama-to-be, and to spend a little time together before her little one makes their grand entrance!

If you don’t have kids, or if it’s been a while since you had kids, we’re here to take the stress out of choosing the perfect gift! And for Mamas who are looking to set up a gift registry, use this list to make sure you have all your bases covered.

You can’t go wrong with Baby Clothes

If there’s one thing new Mums can’t have enough of, it’s baby clothes! Babies make a LOT of mess, so having a good stock of basics is key. We don’t mean ‘basic’ basics though – there are plenty of adorable options available out there!

Our pick of the bunch is the Everly Grey Take-Me-Home 4-piece set. The kimono wrap top features a front tie and inside snaps, and the pull-on style pants make it easy to get a particularly wriggly baby ready for the day! Plus, there’s an adorable cap and matching swaddling blanket to keep bub warm and comfortable.

If Mum already has the clothes side of things sorted, a swaddling cloth like this one from Fox and Fallow is the perfect gift. This Organic Muslin Swaddle isn’t just gorgeous with the ficus print, it’s really versatile. Mum can wrap bub up when it’s time to sleep, use it for privacy when nursing, lay it out as a play mat, or protect little eyes from the sun in the pram!

Love a Meaningful gift? Look for Baby Keepsakes!

Baby keepsakes make a great present and are often overlooked when new parents are writing out their list of things to buy before bub arrives! If you’re a grandparent, a keepsake gift will be especially treasured for years to come.

If you love a traditional gift, this beautiful silver plated birth certificate holder is a really special piece that’s sure to become a family heirloom. It’s beautifully presented, too, so you don’t even need to worry about the wrapping!

If you love the idea of a timeless piece, but want to encourage a love of music, this Mamas & Papas Once Upon a Time silver plated music box is the perfect gift. Delicately engraved, this piece plays a soft lullaby to lull little ones off to sleep.

Nursing Covers

Nursing covers are one of those, “I didn’t know I needed this until I had it!” gifts that any new Mum will appreciate. Offering convenience and privacy to breastfeed anywhere, they can be worn all day or simply taken out when needed.

The Lait & Co Zilia Nursing Cover in Navy Stripes is super convenient – it pops over your head like a poncho, and looks great over any outfit!

For Mamas who prefer neutrals, this Nursing Couverture in Light Grey is both stylish and functional, able to be worn as a cape or a scarf.

Don’t forget Mum!

As tempting as it is to focus solely on the impending arrival, Mum needs a little love, too! And if you REALLY want to take care of a new Mama, comfortable sleepwear is top of our list of gift ideas.

This Moselle Chemise is one of our favourites, and for good reason: it’s practical, comfortable, and easy to pop a robe over for when visitors drop by.

A must-have for any Mama’s hospital bag, the Tahlia Hospital Nursing Gown allows for easy nursing, plus the gorgeous lilac colour is so pretty in those baby announcement photos. Trust us, Mum will thank you later!

Saving Memories

Another item that new parents often push down the must-have list is a baby journal. When they get a little older, kids LOVE learning what they were like as a baby!

If the gender is going to be a surprise, this Write To Me journal is a good, safe bet. It covers the first five years, from the first step through to pre-school, and is non gender specific throughout.

Prefer a brighter journal? This Fox & Fallow Baby Book has a gorgeous floral linen cover that manages to feel both modern and timeless. It’s a must-have to brighten up any nursery.

Baby Milestone Cards

While we’re on the topic of celebrating milestones, baby milestone cards are a great gift idea, either on their own or incorporated into a hamper.

For the mama with a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, we love these Truly Amor Milestone Cards, which are gender neutral and designed with a matte finish to reduce glare in photos.

For the mama who you KNOW will want to capture every moment, we love these Blossom & Pear Milestone Cards that not only cover weekly and monthly milestones, but special moments such as, ‘Today I giggled for the first time’, and ‘Today my first word was spoken’.

Skin Care

As Mums ourselves, we can tell you that any skincare product that offers relief or protection is so greatly appreciated, post-birth. And products that work double-duty for Mum and Bub? Even better.

Loved and gifted extensively worldwide, Weleda’s Calendula Range – in particular this Baby Love Gift Set – offer protection and nourishment; two things that baby’s skin needs!

And for Mum, these Postpartum Bath Salts have been formulated to soothe, nourish and help heal stretched skin, post birth. Plus, any gift that offers the opportunity for Mum to rest and relax is going to be greatly appreciated!

A good rule of thumb when choosing a gift for a baby shower is to ask yourself:

  • Is this gift useful or special?
  • Is this gift good quality?
  • Would I love to receive this gift myself?

If you can say yes to all three, you can click add to cart, confident that the new Mum in your life is going to love it. At the end of the day, any gift that has been thoughtfully selected is going to be so appreciated – so if you love a fun print or colour, go for it!

For more baby shower gift inspiration and to view our range of baby shower gifts, visit Queen Bee online!


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