Being invited to a friend’s baby shower is an exciting moment. You’ll be happy for them and their new adventure, and you’ll be glad to get out of the house and enjoy some time with them and other people too. Yet there can be a problem; what gift should you give them?
Whether you have children yourself or not, choosing a gift for a baby shower can be hard. There are so many options, and you want to make sure the mom-to-be loves what you give. With that in mind, here are some of the best baby shower gifts that are sure to be appreciated.
Many people give new moms a lot of baby clothes, but babies grow up so fast! If you want to give clothes, think about buying a larger size, or even a couple of sizes up, from a quality baby boutique so that the parents don’t have to buy a whole lot of new clothes when the baby grows out of newborn clothes. Make sure you choose clothes that are right for the season. For example, if you live in Florida in the summer, you might not want to buy fleece sleepers and long-sleeved sweaters. In colder climates, the same is true for loose, light clothes.
A Large Receiving Blanket
A light, large baby receiving blanket is a must-have item that can be used in many ways. They are great for tummy time and can be thrown over the car seat in cold weather to make a windscreen. It’s also a great cover for nursing.
A Gift Basket For Mom
All the attention on the baby can make moms feel stressed. Getting her favorite treats in a basket will help her be the best mom she can be. Think about getting her chocolate, her favorite drink, chamomile tea, her favorite lotion, or even a bath product to help her relax while the baby sleeps.
No new mother wants to search through a small pile of baby socks to find two that match after a busy night. Help her out by getting her a bunch that all match. It will make getting the baby dressed so much faster, and if one gets lost, the other won’t be useless.
A Personalized Ornament
To get a personalized Christmas ornament, a baby doesn’t have to be born in December. You can order them online at any time of year, and you can even add the baby’s name to them. These decorations become heirlooms and are usually given to the next generation when the child grows up and gets their own place.
It’s not always easy to choose the perfect present for a baby shower. A new mother will find that each of these presents has a purpose and will help her in adjusting to her new schedule. However, if you’re still not sure, it can be a good idea to ask the person who is giving the shower what the mother-to-be would like to receive, especially if you are unsure of her precise requirements and don’t know who else to ask.