With the first set of lockdown babies being born in the coming months, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some of our top Baby Shower Gift Ideas that will be sure to put a smile on all soon to be parents faces.
Gifts For Mum
Hello Fresh Meal subscription box From as little as £3.25/pp
With sleep deprived nights and long days tending to that new perfect bundle of joy, the tradition of Mum and Dad sitting down to enjoy a meal together may quickly become a distant memory in the first few weeks. That’s why gifting new parents a meal subscription box is the perfect way to offer a helping hand in the kitchen. With easy to follow recipes and all of the ingredients delivered in a box on their front doorstep, the stress of mealtimes will be lifted. Hello Fresh, provides new tasty recipes to their customers each week and delivers only fresh produce with just the right amount of ingredients to save on waste.
Finding the perfect changing bag for new parents is essential. Jem + Bea have come up with a stylish yet practical backpack for on-the-go Mums and Dads. They offer a range of luxurious, leather styles along with eco friendly nylon versions made from disused fishing nets. Chic and minimalist in style from the outside it becomes the perfect throw on backpack that both Mum and Dad can wear whilst on their daily walk with baby.
Inside there are a number of different compartments for all the baby necessities along with an external thermo-insulated pocket for easy to access drinks, zipped pouch for keys and personal belongings and also a changing mat when they are on the go. The straps also have clips which can be used to attach to your stroller when tired parents’ backs needs a rest.
Kindle Paperwhite £119.99
A new Mum will spend a lot of time, both day and night nursing her newborn and whilst we tend to be glued to our phones, we wouldn’t want to be endlessly scrolling throughout the night being reminded that everyone else is enjoying a full night’s sleep. A Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect gift to keep a new Mum entertained throughout the day and during those midnight feeds. The automatic light dimmer is perfect for not disturbing the baby and the one touch feature allows for seamless scroll through pages. If she is not a big book reader there is also an endless library of magazines to keep her up to date with current affairs and gossip.
Oh Mumma Subscription Box From £28 per month
Once the baby has come along, it can leave little ‘me-time’ for a new Mum. The Oh Mumma subscription box was designed to allow Mums to make the most of that snippet of time by providing a small box of beauty products delivered to them each month. The products focus on sustainability and also supporting brands founded by Mums. The products vary from bath oils, to candles for the home and creams for both mother and baby. Any new mum will be sure to appreciate this box of luxurious pampering goodies that she can enjoy whilst her partner helps with the bedtime feed.
Man vs Baby £12
Whilst there is so much written on motherhood and what it will entail for new mothers-to-be, often fathers can be a little bit left behind about what their roles will be and whether he’s doing it right. Whilst nothing will quite prepare him, Matt Coyne’s honest and unfiltered take on fatherhood will reassure him that he’s doing okay! His funny musings gained worldwide recognition amongst celebrities and new fathers alike, part memoir and part tell-it-like-it-is approach are relatable and a helpful guide for new fathers.
Gifts For A Baby
Quite frankly a new baby will never have enough baby grows and you can guarantee that as the washing pile grows, new parents will always need a fresh supply. This gorgeous 100% organic cotton design by Organic Zoo features playful polka dots and contrast feet. All of their clothes are gender neutral so perfect for gifting if you don’t yet know the sex of the baby yet.
Another essential for newborn babies is a muslin cloth, with a million and one uses no one can ever have too many. You’ll find them in the pockets of parent’s coats, the glove compartment of their cars and scattered throughout the house. This pack of 3 by Liewood comes in gorgeous muted tones and are made in 100% cotton.
Buddy Bunny 199DKK
A baby’s first soft toy is frequently the one that is cherished for years to come, you may even still have yours tucked away in the attic. Whilst Jellycat will always have a place in our hearts as being the go-to destination for soft toys, there are more options on the market these days if you fancy an upgrade. Buddy Bunny comes in an array of delicate colours, made in organic cotton and features a soft sleeping expression on its face. It will hold your child’s hand through tough times and be there to console them if there was ever a bad dream. The range also features several different animals so parents can collect them for their little ones as they grow.
Little Dutch Wooden Mobile £44.95
Sometimes it seems nothing a new parent tries will lul their new baby to sleep, however thanks to the inbuilt soothing lullaby, this cute wooden music mobile by Little Dutch will be sure to put their precious bundle to sleep in no time. The soft felt animals will entertain little ones whilst stimulating their visual development, helping them drift off into a long restful sleep. The mobile is suitable from birth and can be easily attached to a cot or playpen for a newborn baby.
If you’re still not sure what to get the soon to be new parents, why not get them a gift box specifically designed with a new baby in mind. This gorgeous set by Alice & Peg contains an array of handmade, sustainable and cruelty free products for the eco conscious. From vegan friendly bump balm for mum, bamboo muslin cloths and an organic cotton bodysuit, this gift box is the ideal gift for both baby and parent.
It has been a long-standing tradition to gift a newborn baby one of our Signature Personalised Christening Baby Bangles a keepsake that will be cherished long after she has outgrown it. Molly Brown London offers a wide variety of baby bangles in other styles featuring diamonds and pearls.
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