35 Baby Shower Gift Ideas New Moms Will Love
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When it comes to buying gifts for baby shower, everyone’s attention is on the baby rather than the mom. That is why, we have brought here some of cool baby shower gift ideas for for the new mom as well as the newborn. While gifts for babies focus on essentials, gifts for moms are about comfort, indulgences, reassurance and of course some fun too.
If the newborn has an elder sibling, do remember to buy a little something to make him feel special on becoming a big brother/sister.
Gifts For the new mom
Beauty Products Hamper
New moms might just forget about self-care while looking after the newborn. Here is a little something to remind them to never forget pampering themselves.
The hamper from Moms Co comprising body butter, stretch oil, body wash and foot cream are specially designed for new moms. They are natural and free of harmful chemicals.
Lushveda gift box is another option comprising rose water, facial pack, soap, facial soap and body oil.
New moms need clothes that are loose, comfortable and apt for breastfeeding.
Let new moms flaunt in style every time they go out. Gift them some jewelry to show that you truly care. Be sure that the pieces are simple and don’t come in the way while caring for the newborn.
Diaper bags are new mom’s best friend for the first few years. So gift them a functional yet stylish diaper bag that they would love to flaunt.
They say babies don’t come with a manual. But a parenting book is close enough. An ideal gift for new moms who are about to charter to unexplored territory.
Some of the best choices are-
Media For Expectant Mom
Benefits of prenatal and postnatal yoga are known to all. It helps them tide over postpartum and cope to the emotional and physical changes in a better manner. That is why CDs and DVDs on Yoga, diet, chants and health are ideal gifts for new moms.
Maternity Photoshoot Session
Pregnancy is a period that women like to cherish forever. Gift them a maternity photoshoot session to etch the memories in print forever.
Spa Gift Card
New moms need to be pampered and made felt special to help them tide over the drastic changes that comes along with motherhood. And what’s better than a spa session especially designed for moms-to-be.
Organic Scented Candle Or Essential Oils
Scented candles and essential oils are an ideal gift that helps soothe and calm a mom after a hectic day. Be sure that they are organic and safe for the baby too. Psst…psst… Lavender has sleep inducing properties. So, do include them in the hamper.
A beautiful pendant to announce to the world about their new found status.
A Mommy and Me photo frame is an adorable gift for a mom-to-be. You could also opt for First Year photo frame where mom can fill in one photo every month till the baby is a year old.
Baby Record Book
A record book is yet another brilliant option to track growth, record all baby milestones, paste photos and more! No wonder it is one of the most in-demand baby shower gift!
An ideal gift for a gift or a colleague who is about to embrace motherhood!
Be it a working mom or a stay at home mom, a breast pump is quite an essential when you need to leave your baby in some one else’s care for a while. Indeed a thoughtful gift that moms will find quite useful!
A new mom will love having a rocking chair when at the end of a hectic day she no longer finds the energy to rock the baby to sleep one more time. A tad expensive, but quite useful and worthy in the first few years of motherhood.
If you didn’t like any of these ideas, then simply gift them a Baby Shower Gift card. Though a bit impersonal, it is the option that allows maximum flexibility for the new family.
Don’t forget the new dad, here are some quirky gift options for the dad-to-be
For the newborn
Swaddles are one of the must-haves for at least first 2-3 months of baby’s life. Post that, it can be used as blanket, burp cloth and so on. Take care to choose organic cotton swaddle for baby’s comfort.
Bedding sets and quilts are yet another essential to make a comfortable sleeping environment for the baby. Again, it is better to opt for organic bed linen for your newborn’s comfort.
No baby shower party is complete without gifting the mom to be some new cool onesies. Ones from Blue Bus Store have quite cheeky captions that parents with sense of humor would love.
Gender neutral pajama and sleep suit are yet another gift option that you can choose from.
Crochet costumes are a rage these days when everyone splurges on newborn photo shoots. Crochet bee, caterpillar, sunflower, angels and so on options are immense.
Rattles and Teether
A rattle is much-needed when moms need to distract the baby especially when they can’t understand what she is crying for. And a teether becomes handy once the baby turns about 3 months.
Parents spend as much as Rs. 10000 on diapers annually. Why not ease their burden and get them a diaper subscription. You could also opt for much eco-friendly cloth diapers too.
Some babies just need to be carried around all the time. A bouncer can help moms of such babies get some much needed rest, while the baby remain happily entertained.
Gift hampers are a timeless gift for babies. And now they are available in newer Avatars. While the age old Johnsons gift box rule the market, newer options like Himalaya Gift Care basket, Wooden Gift House hampers and Gift box with prams are fast gaining popularity.
Baby Touch and Feel Books
Baby Touch books are loved by babies as young as 3 months. With vivid colors, various textures and bold texts, babies are simply enchanted by it.
Diaper Organizer For the Crib
New baby means new things… And not just a few new things, but a room full of new things. Help the new mom stay organized with diaper organizer for crib.
Take care to choose something bright and colorful to adorn baby’s crib. Red is one of the colors that babies first notice. So, choose one with red and ample music to keep young ones entertained.
Baby Play Gym
Just like a mobile, play gym is a versatile gifting option that babies will love. The one from Fisher Price with piano, mirror and numerous hanging toys is loved by parents across the globe.
Baby Bath Seat
Veteran moms know that bathing a newborn is no cakewalk. Get them a baby bather seat so that they are well-equipped for the task. After all, bathing should be fun for the mom and the baby!
Baby Bed Railing
A newcomer means lesser space in the family bed. But make the space safer with baby bed railing so that no one falls off. Especially useful when baby starts to roll and the mom needs to leave the baby asleep to attend to chores.
Baby Milestone Cards
Milestone cards are wonderful props when you take baby photos. From their first day to first plane ride, most sets come with plenty of cards for each special occasion.
Hand and Feet Casting Kit
Mould memories forever with the hand and feet casting kit. Simple and easy to use, cherish the memories of the newborn days forever.
Personalized baby gifts
These are ideally for those who already know the baby’s gender and have decided upon a name. My Baby Babbles have numerous options that most parents adore!
The new mom will thank you later. Prep a kit with thermometer, nasal aspirator, nail cutter, diaper cream, medicine dropper, saline drops and simethicone baby drops so that the new parents won’t have to run out at midnight in search of them!