Finding the perfect gift for an expecting friend can be a tricky task. What she might like or need depends on what she already has, if it’s her first child or even what kind of parent she would like to be. Whether you decide on maternity wear, a nappy bag or a gift voucher, be sure the mum-to-be will always appreciate the thought and generosity of your gift choice.
Online is a great place to start for those who don’t know where to shop for a gift. You can find some cute and innovative gift ideas on many of the baby and maternity websites. You can go with a practical gift or a fun gift, a baby gift or something for the mother. If you’re stuck on what to buy for that perfect baby shower gift here are some great ideas;
1. Boob Tube
This cute and cheeky gift idea is from those body loving people at Mama Mio. They call it the wonder bra in a jar, but it’s actually a skin cream designed to enhance the décolletage area. Containing things like CoQ10, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond oil, Boob Tube works by strengthening cell vitality and prevent collagen degradation to give you smoother, firmer, pert cleavage.
2. Countdown Kit
Another bright idea from Mama Mio, the pregnancy countdown kit contains products to ensure you feel and look your best during your pregnancy. There is a Tummy Rub Butter for stretch mark prevention, an Omega Wonder-full Balm for super moisturisation, a Calming Facial Spritz to keep mama cool, calm and collected and an Omega Massage Oil so helpers can keep mama’s feet and body feeling relaxed.
3. Maternity Night Dress and Baby Grow Set
This gift set from Amoralia is a chic and practical gift for the stylish mum-to-be. It contains a lovely grey nightdress with pretty frilled sleeves that can be used from the transition from baby bump to nursing mum with breastfeeding features. It also contains a tiny baby grow suit in complementary colours. This is ideal for those first photos of mum and bub!
4. The Baby Lovie Swaddle
Swaddle Designs from the US have come up with the perfect idea to keep baby warm and comforted. This gorgeous blanket is 14 x 14 inches, machine washable and made from the softest cotton flannel. You can choose from baby blue, pastel pink or sage green for the silky-satin trim. The idea is to imbibe your own personal scent into the blankie and give it to your newborn for comfort and security.
5. Petite Traveller
This stylish baby bag from Isoki has been designed for those quick trips. This easy to use traveller in a funky urban print holds one bottle, nappies, wipes and dummies. There is a small outer pocket to keep things like keys and money and it also attaches to any pram. This gift ticks all the boxes because not only does it look great, but it’s also extremely practical and surprisingly affordable.