Do you love or loathe Baby Showers? I sit in camp love. Sure, I can totally skip the gross ‘guess the chocolate bar in the nappy’ sort of games, but I enjoy celebrating the wonder newborns bring. It is usually first-time mamas that end up having a baby shower, and I’m always thrilled to welcome them into mamaville with some a celebration. Especially before the sleep deprivation and constant feeding sets in.
Selecting a baby shower gift can be tricky. And we all want to induce the ooohhhs and aaahs when our gift is unwrapped. I’ve done my research and have found six gifts with swoon factor that are gift registry worthy.
1. Bird on the Buffalo bag
Bird on the Buffalo bags get all the mamas and non-mamas swooning. They ooze cool, are handmade and are high quality. Not limited to being just a nappy bag, each of their designs can be used as a handbag, work satchel or travel bag. This means your loved one will be using hers for years to come. Get a bunch of friends to chip in for a group present. All the designs are gorgeous, but my current favourite is the Riverine Backpack – perfect for a busy mama with her hands full.
2. E-nursery styling by Julie Cowley Interiors
Does your friend have her heart set on a glorious nursery, but doesn’t know where to start? An e-decorating service is an awesome gift and solution. Great for the time poor, those who are too pregnant to move or for those mamas living in a regional or remote area. Julie Cowley Interiors will provide a start to finish service, all at a reasonable price, without your friend ever having to leave home. What a stylish unique gift!
3. Bowerbird Creations
Danielle from Bowerbird Creations is a talented hand-maker. She creates unique, non-toxic and beautiful Australian made items for babies and mamas. All Danielle’s baby teethers are independently safety tested and her whole collection make stunning and practical gifts. She also just happens to be a Sunny Coast gal too!
It’s hard to make a decision on which ones to buy, but I’m currently crushing on the Wonder Gift Set as it’s stylish and gender neutral! What new Mum-to-be wouldn’t love this gorgeous set?
4. Heritage Blankets
Heritage blankets are insta-worthy and gorgeous. Made out of pure 100% breathable cotton they are perfect as a light cot doona or swaddle. Edged with lace, these beauties are sure to become family heirlooms. They are designed to wrap, swaddle and comfort little ones.
Simply stunning and they’re sure to be a talking point when out and about with bub.
5. Letter Box by House of Cherub
This sweet, handmade letter box is perfect if you are hosting a baby shower, as you can include it into the activities! Have each guest write a special message of love and encouragement to the expecting mama, and ‘post’ into the letter box. Your mama-to-be can read these letters on hard nights and be reminded of the support around her.
Once baby has grown, they can use this lovely keepsake for posting to Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, family and friends. A range of colour options are available. How adorable!
6. Baby Brain Survival Box
My Baby Brain Survival Box helps avoid those ‘argh! I completely forgot to get a card and now the baby is napping so I’m not leaving the house’ moments. The perfect baby shower gift. Featuring 7 greetings cards that are made from 100% recycled card with recycled envelopes. The greeting cards are blank inside and can be used for many different occasions. The pack includes:
- Partners’ Birthday card
- Valentine’s Day card
- Anniversary card
- Female Birthday card
- Male Birthday card
- Thank You card
- Congratulations card
Presented in a recycled kraft mailer box to store the cards in, your loved one will be grateful for this thoughtful and practical gift to help when baby brain fog is setting in.
Do you know of any other swoon worthy unique new baby gifts to add to our guide or perhaps you received a gift that was a stand out? Do leave a comment and let us know!
If you have expectant friends and need to stock up on cards ready for the pitter patter, then check out my Bundle of Joy Baby Cards Set. The bundle includes 10 cards for $30 and consists of 2 new baby cards in mint, pink and blue, as well as 2 First Birthday cards for boys and 2 for girls! You’re welcome 🙂
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