5 FUNctional gift ideas for your next baby shower
After months of excitement and waiting, it’s finally here! The baby shower. You’ve been right by her side from the pregnancy announcement, through to her delightful ultrasound scans she texts you every time, right up until this moment. Now, the baby shower is fast approaching, which means the little munchkin’s arrival isn’t too far away - and you can start to spoil them rotten.
Whether you’re her best friend, sister-in-law, mum, grandma, cousin, this new mama’s celebration is sure to be a joyous occasion.
The thing is, you’ve probably been to a lot of baby showers recently. There’s some kind of COVID baby boom magic in the air sprouting babies left, right and centre, sweeping us all up in a storm of baby showers. While it’s exciting to see so much cuteness entering the world, you might be feeling the pressure to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gem in a sea of pink and blue duds.
That’s where we come in. Finding a unique, functional gift that reflects your giftee’s style shouldn’t be a headache-inducing experience. It should be FUN!
Here is our curated list of gift suggestions she won’t get 18 other variations of. We promise.
1. Fill two needs with one purchase with our budget-friendly Rattle & Wrap Bundle ($48.00)
Our Rattle & Wrap Bundle is a dreamy dynamic duo which is fully customisable to suit the expecting mama bear and soon-to-be little monkey in your life.
Whether the incoming bundle of joy is a surprise or you know their gender, you can choose from organic muslin wraps in navy, dusty olive and fairytale pink. Pick a gorgeous monkey, tiger or bunny rattle from Nana Huchy and you have a thoughtful gift for the baby shower sorted.
While nothing is set in stone with so many options to pair, one thing is for sure - mum will get so much use out of this bundle to help get bub off to snooze town in buttery-soft fashion. Plus, she’ll think of you everytime!
2. Gift a slice of luxury with this Knitted Jacquard Blanket - Oatmeal Fleck ($89.95)
The Knitted Jacquard Blanket is made from a luxurious blend of cotton, bamboo and wool. It’s perfect for the nursery, pram or car and its neutral tones will add a touch of style and comfort to any space.
As we head into winter, this beautifully crafted blanket will ensure the new baby is warm and snug wherever they’re trying to nod off.
3. Help her showcase bub’s development in style with these Insta-worthy Sunset Rainbow & Silver Reversible Milestone Cards ($34.95)
During any newborns first year, they achieve so many amazing milestones! Help the new mama bear capture their milestone moments and share them with the world using these beautifully designed Sunset Rainbow & Silver Milestone Cards.
Created with a double-sided design, these milestone cards can suit a neutral style or be flipped over to add a touch of colour for gorgeous photographs they can treasure for a lifetime - not to mention an incredible Instagram feed.
The pack contains 25 reversible cards so you can gift these to the expectant mum in your life and watch the updates roll in. From the newborn ‘Hello world’ shot through to their first Christmas, this is the gift that keeps on giving.
4. Declare anytime is playtime with this Organic PlayMat - Mauve ($115.95)
The Organic PlayMat from Susukoshi in Mauve is a gender neutral tone that will look great wherever it’s taken - and that’s sure to be a lot of places! The PlayMat is completely portable because it comes with it’s very own carrying case, which means tummy time can happen any time, any place.
Made with a premium organic cotton fabric, you can rest assured the new mum and bub will be impressed with this extra soft, cushiony place to lay, kick and roll in ultimate comfort.
The perfect gift for an expecting mum who is always out and about, bub will be thanking you for the safe comfy place for play time for years after they make it Earth side.
5. Document an extra special bond with Adventures with Dad ($39.95)
Why not switch things up at your next baby shower and celebrate the extra special bond between bub and their dad?! This super cute book is specifically designed to help the new family record the unique adventures dad and their little one are sure to have together, whether it be a fishing trip, family holiday or trip to Bunnings.
Filled with loads of blank pages and possibilities, the book is spiral bound and printed on quality recycled paper for ease of filling out. To make this gift even more perfect, encourage the new family’s creative side by including coloured markers, stickers and photos of the couple to kick start their mission documenting the amazing adventures they have together.
These gift ideas are sure to make the first few years of navigating parenthood easier and much more fun! Plus, they’ll all look beautiful in the nursery because the mama you’re shopping for isn’t a regular mum, she’s a stylish, eco-friendly mum. Thank us later!