Have a baby shower coming up and you just don't know what to buy? It can be a daunting task to find the perfect gift, so I have compiled a list of Gift ideas for an expecting mum. You might even be planning your own shower and need ideas to give to your guests, feel free to share this blog post to your friends and high light the gifts you would love to receive!
1. Maternity or Newborn Photography Voucher
As a Brisbane Baby Photographer I sell lots of Gift Vouchers and they really are the perfect gift. You can choose how much you wish to gift or put money in with work colleagues or friends. I currently have a wonderful deal where you receive a Free Maternity Shoot with every Newborn Booking for only $200.. Valued at $850! Every mum wants to have gorgeous photos of their baby so this gift is ideal for a baby shower.
2. Baby Store Voucher
Parents have a long list of items they need to get before their baby arrives. Baby stores can have great gift registries or sell vouchers that you can gift at a baby shower and the parents can use towards the items they really need.
3. Bath & Skincare Products
Babies have very sensitive skin and there are lots of different bath and skincare products on the market. Looking for products that are fragrant, paraben and chemical free are ideal when purchasing for a newborn. You can create a lovely little gift basket with a hooded baby towel and maybe even a cute little set of pyjamas.
4. Pamper Pack for Mum
Baby Showers are not only about the precious new baby arriving, we can't forget the mums too! Great ideas for a pamper pack could include bath salts, nipple cream, slippers, essential oils. A little basket of luxury will leave mum feeling really appreciated and taken care of by her village.
5. Pregnancy Massage Voucher
A pregnancy massage voucher is a great gift for mum to relax and unwind. Pregnancy puts a lot of strain on a woman's body so a nice relaxing massage would make for an excellent gift.
6. Baby Blankets/Clothes
One of the most popular gifts at showers is baby clothes and blankets, purchase essential items such as singlets, socks, bibs, and depending on the season long and short sleeve suits. Remember you can purchase bigger sizes too!
7. Nappies and Wipes
Nappies and Wipes are always a much needed item for expecting parents. You can even purchase Nappy Cakes to gift them in a really interesting way. It's always good to check what brand of nappies they are planning to use so you get the right ones.
8. Special Keepsake items
A special keepsake item is a lovely gift which you can have personalised if you know the babies name. It could be a baby bracelet, photo frame, birth certificate holder or money box.