Love them or hate them, baby showers are an integral part of our culture and a pretty nice occasion for people to bond with the future mom and provide the baby with useful and beautiful gifts. And if you want to stand out with your baby shower gift, you might be wondering what to get for the baby and mom. Well, don’t worry because here are plenty of great tips to help you choose a perfect gift:
Check the registry
If the future mom has a baby shower registry, do what she wishes and check it out. Any item on this list is chosen by the parents so you know it won’t end up sitting somewhere on a shelf or be re-gifted any time soon. This is the easiest route when buying presents. If all registry items are already purchased, you can use them as inspiration for your own gift by paying attention to the color, materials and styles of the items the mom chose.
Consider the season
When is the baby due? When they be a summer child or a winter child? For instance, if the baby is going to be born around Christmas, you can surprise the family with personalized ornaments with their names and photos. Spring and summer babies will benefit the most from cute sunhats and light onesies that they can wear at the beach.
Trust us when we say that babies can never have too many clothes. Cute baby onesies will always come in handy, especially if you opt for something the baby can wear for longer (with adjustable width and length). Also, a baby swaddle will always be one of the most useful baby gifts because it can be used for a long time and even be kept as a lifelong memory. Just make sure to opt for quality natural materials like bamboo, which is gentle on the skin, durable and friendly for the environment.
Something for the nursery
Parents usually equip the nursery in anticipation of their little one, doing everything from painting the room a beautiful color to putting in furniture. However, there are often things that parents forget. One of the most commonly-forgotten items for the nursery is a nightlight. A nightlight is so useful when you need to check up on your baby, do some reading before bed and engage in late-night feedings. And it can also be used as a beautiful piece of decoration if you choose something fun and meaningful. You can go with a custom light with a baby’s name or initials, opt for a cute animal that fits the vibe of the nursery or opt for a minimalist star or planet nightlight—that always works.
Something to carry your little one
Listen, baby carrying is a blessing and the slings you get for the mom and dad will get so much use. This new baby essential offers a great way to connect with the child, keep them close and safe and have both hands free for chores and activities.
Watch for the size
You might want to show out for the baby and really shower them with love, but don’t disrupt the entire home with a present that’s too big and too impractical. For instance, avoid getting an overly big pink plastic castle for the baby to play with—this will take up too much space for activities. Things like new furniture are also not a good decision, especially if the parents haven’t expressed the need for something big like that. It’s best to keep your gift on the smaller side.
Does any of these gift ideas and tips spark joy? Keep this list in mind when shopping for the baby and mom and really put your mind to the task. When you find the perfect gift and present it at the shower, your heart will be so warm.
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.