Attending a baby shower is all fun and games until it comes to buying the expected mother an awesome gift. Whether you have no idea what they still need to buy or you want to get a little creative when it comes to your gift-giving, buying the right thing is certainly a little overwhelming.
The easy option, of course, would be choosing one of the many standard baby shower gifts that are on offer. From extravagant balloons to cuddly blankets, there are a number of go-to gifts you can purchase if you’re feeling the pressure.
Chances are, however, that everyone else will also be playing it safe.
The mother-to-be is less likely to be thinking about balloons and flowers and most likely going to be thinking about the things she needs.
So, what does a new Mum actually need?
Baby Shower Gifts New Mums Really Want
A Beautiful Baby Blanket
Baby blankets are essential and it’s true what they say, you can never have too many. Whether you’re buying a blanket that will become their trusty favourite or you’re investing in a blanket that can be used as more of a keepsake, this is a beautiful gift that both Mum and baby will definitely appreciate.
A Hamper Full Of Baby Essentials
If you’re unsure of what to get but you know you want to buy something that’s going to get lots of use, a hamper full of baby essentials is a great gift. You can either put this together yourself or look for a baby hamper company that puts them together for you.
A Keepsake To Track Baby’s First Year
For those that want to buy a thoughtful gift for Mum-to-be, a keepsake journal that tracks baby’s first year is the perfect idea. They will be able to keep a diary, print out photos and add any little keepsakes they want to the book, giving them something to look back on in years to come. In today’s day and age where mobile phones are used for everything, having a physical book to look back on is often the best gift you can give.
A Selection Of Baby Clothes (In Multiple Different Sizes)
Another useful gift is a selection of different baby clothes, in multiple different sizes, of course. Although it can be hard to buy clothes for someone else’s newborn, having a large selection to choose from will make things much easier for the new parents in those first few months.
A Month’s Worth Of Home Cooked Frozen Meals
New parents often don’t have the time or the energy to cook every night so if you’re feeling generous, you may want to cook a selection of different meals they can throw in the freezer for those days when they’re just not feeling it. If you’re not much of a chef, there are services that offer weekly delivery too.
While ultimately it will come down to each individual parent’s needs and wants, you should be looking for a gift that will either stand the test of time or be used over and over again because it’s exactly what they needed.