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Whether you go for a friend or a member of your family; baby shower’s are super popular. With the boom in technology and apps, it is so easy to be bombarded with mum-to-be gift ideas, from unique gifts to the more traditional.
After two babies and given a wide range of gifts from newborn clothes, personalised blankets and toys- all lovely of course. I can’t help but reflect on what would I have actually needed or wanted.
So, I thought, why not make a list (who doesn’t like a list!) of some immediate gifts as well as some for when baby arrives that would help new parents!
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#1 Aden + Anais Twinkle muslins (set of 4), £44.99
Muslins are a new mothers best friend. You get through so many, that you didn’t think it was even possible. Use to cover baby when nursing, wipe baby dribble, use as a sunshade or even a blanket. I love Aden + Anais’ muslins as they are 100% cotton, super soft and breathable. This 4-pack is my top pick; it is gender neutral and comes with an adorable star print.
#2 Julien Macdonald Smile Linen Keepsake Box, £13.99
A beautiful idea. This linen keepsake box is the perfect place to store all of babies’ firsts. From scan pictures to first shoes, toys, photos, newspapers from the day of the birth and any other treasured keepsake. It makes a beautiful gift on its own or you can even fill it with new-mum essentials from nappies to nipple cream!
#3 Maud N Lil Rattle Bell Non-Slip Socks, £27.70 – £29.99 (depending on colour)
If you are looking for something that is unique, then these Maud N Lil rattle socks are just the cutest thing ever! These 100 per cent organic cotton socks are beautifully soft and warm and perfect for any occasion. They are one size fits all from 0-14 months and thanks to the rattle that emits a very sweet sound, they will keep baby entertained. Thanks to the non-slip material underneath the sole, it will help baby during the first steps.
This is definitely one of those items that every new mum would love for baby but wouldn’t necessarily buy herself. And one that would definitely be popped in the keepsake box when baby outgrows them. Available in grey, blue and pink. The socks are beautifully packaged and make a perfect baby shower gift.
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#4 Sanctuary Spa New Mum Pamper Bag, £12
Treating mum-to-be to something nice is always nice and I love this Sanctuary Spa New Mum Pamper set. It contains a collection of ‘quick fixes’ from a facial wash to hand cream. Percet if you have 30 seconds or 30 minutes!
#5 Sleepyhead Deluxe Plus Baby Pod, £130
If you are feeling very generous….or maybe looking to buy a group gift, then this has to be at the top of the list. It’s a gift that will grow with baby, in fact for the first 8 months of their lives. The pod is breathable, washable and hypoallergenic. It is lightweight and fully portable, meaning new parents-to-be are comfortable visiting family without the overwhelming worry of taking the hefty moses basket. Personally, both my babies slept so much better in it as they were snug.
#6 Early Learning Centre Star Links, £9.99
Are you one of those people that likes to buy gifts that can last and grow with baby. Little ones will love exploring these 12 brightly coloured star links. They are brightly coloured with soft rounded edges, perfect for tiny hands. As baby grows, they can begin to link them together; strengthening tiny fingers and develop hand-to-eye coordination. Parents can even encourage their growing baby to count them out and even identify the colours.
#7 Playgro Loop chime ball, £19.99
If your looking ahead and want to get something that baby could use once they’re a little older then this chime ball is the perfect gift. A soft ball with loops, mirrors and bells inside. Suitable from 3 months old and perfect for cuddling and playing with. Not only can baby roll and throw it, it can also be hung up on a baby gym or pushchair, giving baby hours of fun indoors and outdoors.
There you have it- my top 7 baby shower gift ideas that won’t break the bank. HAPPY SHOPPING!