A baby shower is the perfect occasion to celebrate the impending arrival of a new bundle of joy, and also a great time to gift expecting parents with a few of the things they might need. From gifts to help them prepare for the baby, to items to pamper a soon-to-be mum, we’ve got you covered with our great baby shower gift ideas!
If you’re looking for inspiration, read our guide below. We’ve pulled together a selection of our favourite hampers for baby showers, practical gifts for new parents, and personalised keepsakes, to help you find the perfect gift.
1. Baby Gifts Hamper
If you’re looking for baby shower gift ideas that will tick all the boxes, then we’d recommend our Best Baby Gifts hamper. It contains practical items like Nature’s Child Organic Wonder Balm and Sanctum Baby Moisturiser (perfect for soothing irritated skin and nappy rash) as well as a sweet little handmade outfit and a soft toy with a detachable wooden ring. New parents will appreciate the gift, especially when teething begins!
If you’re picking out baby shower gifts, don’t forget to show mum and dad some love too! Expecting parents will appreciate a gift that’s just as much for them as it is for their newborn. Our Baby Shower Gift Ideas with Moët Champagne hamper covers all the bases with a few practical items to help them out when the baby arrives, and a variety of luxe gifts to pamper them both.
It includes a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne - the perfect gift for new mums. After 9 long months, she can finally celebrate by popping open a bottle of bubbly to enjoy with a packet of yummy Byron Bay cookies!
We’ve also included a Byron Bay Health Foot Soak, a Lavender Eye Pillow and Pillow Mist to help soothe and relax parents for a peaceful night’s sleep. For the baby, there’s a ‘no tears’ shampoo & wash, formulated to be soft on the skin, and an organic moisturiser.
3. Beautiful Baby Blankets
If you’re looking for a gift that straddles the line between practical and keepsake, then a swaddle wrap blanket is a great gift idea.
Swaddling babies helps to protect against their natural startle reflex, this helps to sooth them and can help newborns (and new parents) sleep better. They make the perfect gift for new parents because they have an everyday use in the beginning, and a quality blanket is something they can hold onto to as a treasured memory as their baby grows.
4. Play Time Set!
Presents don’t always have to be purely practical. Toys, books and games make fun and playful gifts that baby’s will love.
If you want to become the favourite aunt, uncle or babysitter before the baby has even arrived, then we’d recommend opting for something like our Playtime Baby Gifts hamper.
It includes a baby book, written by a local author and illustrated with cute pictures, in addition to a teething toy and four piece bamboo dinner set.
5. A Forever Memory
Children grow up so quickly and the newborn stage is so fleeting that parents often feel like it passes them by in a blur. Framing a newborn's hand and footprint is one of the best ways to help them hold onto their memories of the newborn stage.
A kit with soft clay will help them to preserve their tiny fingers and toes forever, making for a sweet and sentimental gift that they can cherish for a lifetime. Pair the preserved prints with a nice frame and some photos to turn them into a great decor item for their home.
6. Teddy Bears
Baby blankets and soft toys are popular keepsake gifts for parents to keep as children grow older and our Keepsake Baby Shower Ideas hamper has both!
For baby there’s a beautiful crochet blanket in a neutral, unisex colour that they can use as a newborn and toddler, as well as a soft ‘huggie’ toy that comes with a clever attachment strap for prams and cots.
There’s also a couple of organic baby care items that parents will be glad to have on-hand when their newborn arrives. Nature’s Child talc-free baby powder and wonder balm is organic and safe for baby skin.
Choosing gifts for new parents can be so much fun, but we know it can be difficult to decide, so we hope our guide has been helpful! If you’re not sure to what to get them, we’d suggest asking them.
Modern mums and dads usually have a long list of items they need, so they might be able to point you in the right direction.
If you want to create something completely customised to their tastes, you can also always personalise our hampers by adding items from our gift shop!