Baby showers are an excellent time to give parents useful things they’ll need for the coming baby. But it can be easy to get caught up in focusing on functional items that aren’t particularly special. For something memorable, look at a unique baby shower gift that will bring joy when it’s used. This helpful list will get you started with ideas if you’re feeling uninspired.
Those first days and weeks after a new baby arrives are frantic times for the parents, and some things can slip around the house. Take the pressure off with the gift of vouchers for a meal delivery service so the new parents can have a few easy dinners. Everyone appreciates being let off the hook for time spent in the kitchen when life is hectic, and you’ll be remembered fondly when a fussy newborn makes getting in the kitchen difficult.
If you are looking for something practical and unique for a baby shower, reusable bamboo baby plates will definitely help new parents. That plates can be used over and over again, making them a more sustainable option than disposable paper or plastic plates. Reusable bamboo plates are also dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze. Whether you use them at home or on the go, plates are one of the must-have products for any parents-to-be.
Funky Soft Toys
Animals, especially bears, have long been the go-to choice for soft toys. But they needn’t be the only option if you’re looking for something that stands out from the crowd. For sports-mad parents to be a soft toy baseball or football is a cute nod to that interest. Similarly, for someone interested in science, there is an amusing range of online plush viruses, organs, and immune cells.
Every baby needs diapers, but they can be an uninteresting gift. A diaper bouquet or cake is a creative way around this issue, making an attractive arrangement that will last until the components are required. Such arrangements often include muslin cloths and baby clothes as well, making them a versatile choice to give. Consider using size one or two diapers so that the new parents don’t end up with a surplus of newborn sizes, which are often outgrown quickly.
Diaper Washing Service
If you know that the parents-to-be are planning to use cloth nappies, invest in a diaper washing service for them. Cloth nappies are adorable and eco-friendly, but they do create additional laundry that can be unpleasant to deal with. Any new parent choosing to go the cloth diaper route will love not having to deal with the washing themselves. Some areas have services that collect soiled diapers for washing, returning them clean and ready to use.
Pampering Bath Sets
Ideal for Mommy and Baby, indulgent bathing sets are a lovely way to help bond and relax. Mild toiletries for babies help them enjoy bath time without irritating sensitive skin. Thanks to ingredients such as lavender and chamomile, they can also help with relaxation before sleep. For Mom, the opportunity to soak in the tub for half an hour while someone else looks after the baby is fantastic for unwinding and getting some essential Me time.
Once you look beyond the obvious go-to gifts for a new baby, finding a unique gift to give at a baby shower is easy. And the Mom-to-be will appreciate the care and thought put into your present, especially during difficult newborn moments.