Baby shower gift ideas
When a friend announces they are pregnant and the initial congratulatory period is over, it is only then that it begins to sink in that somehow you have to come up with a number of baby shower gift ideas. For those of us who don’t have children, this is an almost insurmountable task, deemed impossible due to a lack of knowledge of what a newborn wants and needs.
But fret not, because this is where we step in. Firstly, a baby shower gift does not necessarily have to be just about the baby. The parents and indeed the mother are just as much involved and in fact often forgotten in this baby-making equation. If you are unsure what to get for a baby, focus on the mother instead, as this is usually a much more familiar realm to most people.
Baby Shower Gift Ideas for the Mother
Getting a baby shower present for the mother may well go down a treat. The mother is no doubt feeling the pressure of impending motherhood and the stress of pregnancy will be taking its toll. Many mothers at this stage are still not taking a break for themselves and it is during the shower that you can take that opportunity to remind them of this.
Provide the mother with a pampering gift in the form of a luxurious bubble bath or shower gel - anything that encourages them to take time for themselves and get off their feet. If they are still not too far along, a spa day out with a group of friends may be just the thing they need to shrug off all the cares and worries they are currently dealing with. If that is not enough incentive for them, gently remind them that they need to take care of themselves as it will affect the health of the baby in the long run.
Something for the Baby
Many of us have no idea what to get when it comes to a child let alone a brand new one and that's where we come in. Simply perusing this site will give you a wide range of baby present options at little to no effort on your part. These items can be as mundane as child-proofing devices or as cute and exciting as a tiger onesie.
Clothes, books and toys are always welcome presents at a baby shower; after all a child can really never have enough to keep it occupied. Stand out from the crowd and get a present that the child can grow into, or purchase something that will be there ready for when they are older. This will inevitably go down a treat as the majority of the gifts will be items suitable only for the very young and something which they will grow out of in no time. At the end of the day, it is the thought that counts and even harassed and expecting young couples will see this.