A baby shower is always exciting to attend, celebrating new life and the start of a new generation. However, the arriving with the perfect gift can be daunting. At the end of the shower the parents of the baby can be left with a room full of gifts that sometimes can be of no immediate use or too complicated and space consuming.
So, what exactly do you give expecting parents that will be of value and use to them? Below are 6 practical, creative and sentimental gift ideas you should consider for the next baby shower you attend.
Scrapbooks/ photo albums
In the generation of mobile phones photo albums or scrapbooks have become redundant. Digital pictures have taken over and to a great extent they are longer lasting. However, the sentimental value of having an album is appreciated later in life.
The child once grown up will be able to look at the albums or handmade scrapbooks reviewing all the stages of his or her childhood. It works as a thoughtful and personalized gift for those sentimental mothers who love to cherish memories through pictures.
Collections of many small items are versatile and make your gift look well thought out. Putting together a box filled with necessary baby items such as feeding bottles, baby clothes or toys can be made yourself. Or you can opt for a baby gift hamper available online. These are curated boxes with a variety of products. They are elegant, stylish and practical.
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Carry bag/ Diaper backpack
A baby’s requirements are endless; a convenient bag with space and many pockets can make a mother’s life easier. A high-quality bag or backpack strong enough to endure the wear and tear, which also looks stylish and trendy, will be greatly appreciated. These can too be bought on a wide variety of online stores coming in different colours and sizes.
New mom essentials
Taking care of a baby is exhausting and tiring. During the little time that a new mom gets for herself she should be able to dive into what she enjoys or just nap it out. Diaries for her to document this new journey, a new reading material for relaxation or regarding her baby, music or a really comfy pillow can help. Spoiling her during this time too is necessary.
This can vary from toys, fairy lights or ornaments to create a cosy ambience. If you know the baby’s name monogram letters spelling his or her name, throw pillows matching the colour of the room or a blanket for the cot not only help checking off a few things on the parents to-buy list but are also useful and unique.
A pendent or pair of studs can be gifted for the baby girl. Or something valuable they would appreciate when their older are gifts they would appreciate when they’re older.
More than all the gifts, support and love are some of the greatest gifts you can provide for the parents and baby throughout their lives.