Baby Shower Gift Guide
At a time when mum-to-be is probably worrying about things like birthing plans and the inevitable sleepless nights, a baby shower is an opportunity for her to take a moment and relax, have fun and just unload her worries on her closest friends and family.
For those attending this fun and friendly event, it’s your chance to show mum what she means to you, how excited you are for her to be bringing a tiny-toed little one into the world and, as the name suggests, shower her with gifts. Our guide will look at the etiquette of baby shower gifting as well as listing our favourite baby shower gift ideas.
Baby shower gift etiquette in the UK
Baby showers are all about mum. So, let’s not make it about you by forgetting your gift or buying something that’s unsuitable. The day should be fun, and filled with laughs, games and maybe even some food.
What do you buy for a baby shower gift?
The giving of gifts is a big part of the event. Speak to the organiser (not usually the mum-to-be) and see if there’s a theme or preferred type of gift. If not, then think of something the mum might like either now or after she’s had the baby.
This could be food she can’t eat when pregnant that she can enjoy after the baby’s arrived (hello chicken liver pate), pampering gifts or just some time alone. It’s ok to buy gifts for the baby as well.
What to write on a baby shower gift
You’re among friends here – this isn’t a more formal christening gift. You can have a little fun with what you write on your baby shower gift. Either keep it simple and to the point with a message of excitement and well-wishing (“Can’t wait to meet your new little one!”) or make it personal with a joke or message that means something to you and the mum-to-be.
When you’re writing the gift card and baby shower gift tag, address them to the mum not the baby.
If you give a baby shower gift do you give a gift when the baby is born?
Yes. Baby shower gifts are gifts to perk up mum’s mood or make life a little easier for her. Baby gifts are gifts for the baby themselves.
How much to spend on baby shower gifts?
Gifts should be more personal than extravagant at baby showers. It’s not about how much you spend but how much thought you’ve given it. Don’t go wild. If you’re a parent, sibling or grandparent, you could spend up to £50. For friends, maybe around £30.
But it depends on everyone’s circumstance. If you’re going to the baby shower but not able to see the mum-to-be for a long time, you might want to spoil her. If you’re expecting to see her regularly, then you can keep the gift a little more modest.
Baby shower gift ideas
Here are our favourite personalised baby shower gifts for all mum and for baby:
Baby shower gifts for babies
For the future chef: Personalised Children's Bamboo Plate with Suction Cup
These super cute dishes are also super useful thanks to a suction cup that keeps the plate firmly on the table. If you know the baby’s name, add in on to the plate.
Give them a step up: Personalised Child's Wooden Stool with Engraved Messaging
Whether it’s for potty training down the line, a spot to tie their shoes or simply to help mum reach the hidden chocolates on the top shelves, these popular and personalised stools are a great gift for the whole family.
Ready, teddy, go: Personalised Embroidered Highland Cow Teddy Bear
One thing mum will soon learn is that babies can never have too many soft toys. Whether to keep them cosy on the bed or as a comforter as they start to toddle, this friendly Highland cow is a must have baby shower gift.
Personalised baby shower gifts
Keep mum’s mind busy: Personalised Photo Jigsaw with Gift Box
The day in after giving birth can be tough – so keep her mind busy with this fun and personalised photo jigsaw. Upload a meaningful – or just plain silly – photo.
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For a much-needed boost: Personalised Reusable Coffee Cup with Photo
The long nights mean mum will be reaching for a cuppa more often than ever. Make sure her drink is warm and fun with this photo reusable cup.
Get to the heart of the matter: Personalised Heart Photo Slate Wall Hanging
Show her the love with this personalised photo slate wall hanging. Add a picture of mum showing her bump or with her best friends to remind her that she’s got plenty of friends look out for her.
Baby shower gifts for mum
For the morning after: Personalised Wooden Breakfast Tray with Engraved Design
Make sure she doesn’t need to move from bed with this personalised breakfast in bed tray. At a cute message (and a big breakfast) and make sure she’s treated like royalty.
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Stay hydrated: Personalised Coloured Bowling Pin Water Bottles
These fun and colourful water bottles will offer much needed hydration for breast feeding mums. Stick her name on so dad doesn’t run off with it.
Create a relaxing atmosphere: Personalised Candle with Engraved Bamboo Lid
Help mum relax with these vanilla scented candles. Get dad to light them up and mum can just sit and cuddle with her new little one.
Keep calm and sit down: Personalised ‘Keep Calm’ Cushion
If you’re looking for baby shower gift ideas for the mum who has everything, then go for this cool cushion. Add your own ‘Keep Calm’ message to mum – she’ll need it. Available in blue, cream, pink or the classic red.
For more gift ideas and inspiration, visit our personalised baby shower gift page.