Typically, baby showers are a special celebration where an expecting mum is gifted with a number of practical baby products such as blankets, jumpsuits etc. so she is completely ready for the arrival of her newborn.
However, if you’re looking for a baby shower gift idea that’s a little more unique, then why not consider something for mum instead?
We’ve got no doubt that navigating the wonderful world of baby products such as personalised baby gifts can be a little overwhelming given how much choice there is available to you.
Typically, the rule of thumb for choosing something for a new mum is to think of what she values – is she sentimental? Does she love good design and colours? Is sustainability a factor? Is she a practical person?
By taking these questions, and many more, into account, you will be able to purchase a gift full of meaning that she will no doubt use and love.
With this in mind, we thought it would be a good opportunity to create a list of five gifts you should consider for a new mum.
Often when women become mums they can forget to make that all-important time for self-care which is why we reckon a wonderful idea is to curate a basket filled with products that are going to give her that “me-time”.
It’s important to choose products that she will actually use and don’t require too much time or mess. Convenience is certainly king here!
Even better, be sure to include products that she can use while multi-tasking such as:
- Body scrubs
- Silk eye masks
- Calming roller oils
- Facial mask
- Body lotions & body wash
Home Cooked Meals
Every mum is typically time poor when a new baby arrives, so having nourishing meals delivered to their home would be an absolute godsend.
There will no doubt be a number of fantastic nearby local meal delivery services to choose from that have packages specifically for new mums.
Alternatively you could offer up your own cooking services by cooking her meals for the first few weeks.
A really creative way of doing this would be to ask her to fill in a menu card of her preferred meals which might include any one of the following healthy and nutritious meals such as:
- Hearty soups
- Rice dishes
- Apple pie
- Spaghetti Bolognaise
Luxury Maternity Hospital Robe for Delivery
When it finally comes time for your friend to give birth, she will be given a standard-issue hospital gown.
However, many Aussie hospitals afford you the option to bring your own robe to wear during labour.
A luxurious robe as a baby shower gift for your friend is something they will no doubt love and appreciate it. Especially if they want to be as comfortable as possible.
The best part is that these robes can be used both in pre and post-delivery too! They come with ties that are perfect for your friend’s ever-growing belly that won’t cause any unexpected belly “peek-a-boos”.
Designer Nappy Bags
Nappy bags are almost an essential for all new mums as they carry around all of the supplies they need when out and about with their baby.
A well-designed nappy bag will always come with multiple pockets as well as clips so you can hang it on a stroller.
Typically they are made of lightweight and durable materials which ensures it’s not only easy to carry around but it will last for quite some time yet.
Try and find a bag that embodies your friend’s personal style as it will almost certainly empower her to still feel like herself as navigates this new world of being a mum.
Growing a tiny human is such an incredible and amazing experience, and so it’s always worth celebrating the magic of pregnancy with a maternity photoshoot.
We have no doubt there will be a number of nearby maternity photographers and this could be an ideal way to capture this special time in an expecting mum’s life.
And there you have it – five gifts for you to choose from for someone who is an expecting mum or a new mum, and a present that is for her rather than the baby.
Personalised baby gifts as a baby shower gift are a wonderful idea but when it comes to baby shower gifts the mum-to-be often gets forgotten. She’s very much in need of pampering as she enters this new phase of her life.