The Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide: Gifts Your Pregnant Friend Will Actually Love

Gifts for Baby

Perfect gifts to celebrate the arrival of the little one, that parents will appreciate for their quality and adorableness. Kit and Kin Newborn Set, £71.07

For a luxurious and stylish baby shower gift, you can’t go wrong with this newborn set from Kit and Kin. The set contains a super-soft zip-up onesie, blanket, and the most adorable rabbit-ear hat; all items are made from sustainable 100% organic cotton and they come beautifully presented in a gift box for easy gifting. Kit & Kin is the brainchild of Emma Bunton and Christopher Money. As parents themselves, Emma and Chris struggled to find products which didn’t irritate their children’s skin and were inspired to develop a natural, gentle and sustainable alternative for families – and from this Kit & Kin was born.

Available from www.kitandkin.com/products/newborn-set

Liewood Confetti Terracotta Muslin Pack, £19.95

The muslin cloth is the unsung hero of every parent’s bag. With a million and one uses no one can ever have too many. Perfect for mopping up spills, a burping cloth a bib or as a comfort blanket. These organic cotton Liewood muslins are beautifully soft and are available in a variety of colours but we especially love these earthy terracotta tones.

Available from www.scandiborn.co.uk

Poco Nido Printed Mini Shoes, £19

Choose from a variety of plain colours and whimsical prints with these heart-melting mini shoes from Poco Nido. Available in sizes UK 1- 8 and ideal for the tiniest of toes, the gorgeous designs feature the brand’s unique pull on-stay on technology, alongside the barefoot friendly, grippy suede soles which ensure ultimate comfort and support as little ones take their all-important first steps

Available from www.poconido.com

Konges Slojd Silocone Bib Set in Lemon, £19.95

Give your expectant mum friend the gift of Scandi-chic with these handy silicone bibs by Konges Slojd. Made from pure silicone, these bibs will make mealtimes and breeze, and will add a touch of style to an otherwise messy affair!

Available from www.scandiborn.co.uk

Cheeky Chompers Bertie the Lion Handychew, £9.99

The perfect gift to prepare for when the treasured new arrival turns into a dribbly, grumpy teether! This cute chew toy will look good in any nursery and features a range of textures to keep baby entertained, as well as Cheeky Chompers’ signature teether ear: soft and pliable with multiple textures to give a better chew and soothe tender gums.

Available from www.cheekychompers.com

Magnet Mouse Unisex Babygrow Set, £45

Not sure if your friend is having a boy or a girl? This unisex babygrow set is perfect for either gender. Magnet Mouse babywear is made in the UK from 100% cotton and uses tiny magnetic fastenings which are hidden safely away inside the material, which makes for fuss-free dressing and changes.

Available from www.magnetmouse.co.uk

Sophie la girafe Sophiesticated Teething Set, £24.99

This gift set features two of Sophie La Girafe’s best-loved products, an Original Sophie la girafe and a So Pure Sophie la girafe teething ring. The original Sophie the Giraffe needs no introduction; a 54-year-old icon, loved by millions and still made using traditional methods in France, she is sure to become a firm favourite with your recipient. The So Pure teething ring is a variation on the theme.

Smaller, easier for little hands to hold and featuring different textured areas for relieving different stages of teething discomfort. Both products are made from 100% natural rubber, derived from the sap of the hevea tree, and decorated with food-grade paints, so you can be sure that they are a safe and natural teething toy for little ones. Packaged in a premium gift box to give a contemporary, modern and sophisticated look. Each set comes with its own Sophie la girafe branded gift bag and a gift card, for including your own special message. This really is the complete first gift set!

Available from www.sophielagirafe.co.uk

Mori Zip-Up Sleepsuit, £32.50

Mori are renowned for their beautiful high-quality babywear and this stripey sleepsuit would make a perfect baby shower gift. The Zip-Up Sleepsuit has been thoughtfully created to keep little ones sleeping all night. made of the softest organic cotton and bamboo fabric. Designed with a concealed zip-up front to make nighttime changes simpler.

Available from www.babymori.com

Liewood Albert Baby Cat Towel in Dark Rose, £23.95

Is there anything cuter than a baby with a hooded towel on? A baby in a hooded towel with whiskers on it is the answer. This gorgeous one by Liewood is made of deliciously soft, organic cotton terry and is perfect for after a bath to snuggle up in.

Available from www.scandiborn.co.uk

Rachel Riley Embroidered Velour Babygro, £29

If you’re looking for something a bit glamourous then you can’t go wrong with this soft neutral ivory velour babygro from Rachel Riley. The silver trim at chest and silver embroidered crown motif make this babygro a special occasion outfit.

Available from www.rachelriley.co.uk

Etta Loves Zebra Knitted Blanket, £48

All Etta Loves products are designed using the science of what babies can and can’t see to create clever and stunning patterns. The result is that babies are mesmerised and supported in their visual and cognitive development, whilst parents benefit from a priceless moment of calm. This beautiful knitted zebra blanket is suitable for babies from birth to 4 months and is soft, snuggly and stylish. Any expecting mum will appreciate the eye-catching print and the cognitive stimulation it offers baby.

Available from www.ettaloves.com

Pop My Way Sleepsuit and Bib, £34 and £12

Pop My Way offers modular, versatile designs that allow you to mix and match pieces, like this lemon sleepsuit and grey bib, to suit your friend’s style. The bib attaches to the sleepsuit with poppers, and the same outfit can be further customised with other pop-on accessories such as socks. Pop My Way clothes are unisex and built to last across generations, made using 100% GOTS certified organic cotton that is kind to the environment and children’s skin.

Available from www.popmyway.co.uk

aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag, £29.95

This adorable sleeping bag by aden + anais provides a cosy wearable blanket for the new arrival. Impossible for little legs to kick off, the bag slips over baby’s pj’s and zips open from the bottom, making stealth nighttime changes possible. The 100% cotton muslin is pre-washed so it’s super soft from the start and stays that way wash after wash.

Available from www.adenandanais.co.uk

Polarn O. Pyret Thermal Merino All-in-One, £40

This kid’s thermal all-in-one from Polarn O. Pyret is crafted from soft merino wool giving great warmth without irritation. Clever thermals retain body heat yet wick away moisture from the skin keeping little one happy, warm and dry. The internal looped fabric gives great air circulation and helps to keep baby warm and comfortable on the coldest days. The navy colour is a sure choice for either boys or girls.

Available from www.polarnopyret.co.uk

 

Sweet Dreamers ewan Deluxe Baby Shushing Sheep, £39.99

Ask any new parent what they want if they could have anything in the world, and the answer is likely to be “SLEEP”. Give the gift of a good night’s rest then, with this innovative baby shushing sheep by Sweet Dreamers. Expertly designed for little ones who struggle to settle at night. This uber-cute cuddly toy mimics the comfort of the womb with a soft pink glow and selection of soothing ‘pink noise’ sounds, including an actual recording of a heartbeat and womb, to lull newborns and toddlers into a peaceful sleep.

Available from www.sweetdreamers.co.uk

Lyda Baby Receiving Blanket from Blue Almonds, £44

This super-soft receiving blanket from Blue Almonds is made from super soft pima cotton jersey from Peruvian brand Lyda Baby. It features a cute blue sheep embroidered motif, and blue scalloped embroidery around the borders.
Great for swaddling as well as loose covering for indoors and outdoors.

Available from www.bluealmonds.co.uk

Polarn O. Pyret Waterproof Shell Baby Dungarees, £45

Expectant parents are often inundated with newborn baby clothes that are absolutely gorgeous but which the little one grows out of very quickly. These waterproof dungarees from Polarn O. Pyret are the perfect gift to give now, that your friend can get great use out of further down the line.

Available from www.polarnopyret.co.uk

Love to Dream Swaddle UP, £28.99

The ingenious Love To Swaddle UP combines all the benefits of a traditional swaddle with the ease-of-use and safety of a sleepsuit. The soft, clingy fabric around the baby replicates the feeling of being in the womb, while arms are up in a natural position and hips are free to wriggle and move. Suitable from day one, this innovative sleepsuit-cum-swaddle incorporates medical research that has shown that babies sleep better when they are swaddled. It also allows the baby’s arms to be up near its face so it can self soothe by rubbing its skin (which babies love to do). Give the gift of better sleep!

Available from www.lovetodream.co.uk

Gifts for Mum

Often baby shower gifts are focused solely on the new arrival, but mum (and dad) really need some pampering and looking after too! They are about to undergo one of life’s biggest changes and any support they receive is sure to be so gratefully received.

Neals Yard Organic Mother and Baby Collection, £50

Technically this is a gift for baby as well, but mum will really appreciate this luxurious skincare treat box from cult brand Neals Yard Remedies. Containing a massage oil and bath oil for mum, and baby shampoo and balm for the new arrival. All presented in Neals Yard iconic blue bottles.

Available from www.nealsyardremedies.com

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra, £34

Baby showers are often hyper-focused on gifts for the new arrival, but we shouldn’t forget to pamper and spoil mum, after all, she is growing a tiny human! The Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra from Bravado is the ultimate treat for mums who don’t want to settle for unattractive maternity underwear. Designed with ultimate comfort in mind, the luxuriously soft fabric moulds to mum’s changing shape, so that she can wear it throughout pregnancy and nursing. She’ll love you for this gift.

Available from: www.uk.bravadodesigns.com

Babyopathy Essential Oils

Scent plays a huge role in our overall feelings of wellbeing, and these essential oil blends from Babyopathy are sure to soothe and support any new mother after the incredible feat of welcoming a new member to the family. This amazing range is designed to nurture mind and body for a positive pregnancy experience from pre-conception, through each trimester, birth and beyond. The Babyopathy oils have been specifically developed to support your fertility, help mothers to relax and de-stress, soothe pregnancy discomforts and nurture those all-important early bonds between mother and child. The range includes a selection of pre-blended essential oils that are tailored to different stages of the pregnancy journey, along with a luxurious pregnancy massage oil that nourishes and soothes the body as it blossoms and blooms.

Available from: www.babyopathy.com

Jem + Bea Jamie Eco Backpack, £140

One of the less glamourous sides of new motherhood (nappy changing) is having a makeover with the help of this ultra-stylish changing bag by Jem + Bea. The bag is packed with clever little features to make baby changing a breeze. There are four interior pockets, a keep warm pocket for a bottle, a changing mat and much more. Plus the bag comes with a wristlet pouch in matching material. The perfect gift for fashion and eco-conscious mums-to-be.

Available from www.jemandbea.com

My Expert Midwife Mum To Be Collection, £67

My Expert Midwife has something of a cult following in new-mum circles, with their “Spritz for Bits” handed around conspiratorially with knowing sympathetic looks. This mum-to-be gift set would make a wonderful baby shower gift that your friend is guaranteed to find useful she’ll be sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness. The products in the set are midwife developed and mum approved and designed to relieve a range of challenges faced by the skin during pregnancy and into motherhood.

Contents: Fantastic Skin Elastic (100ml) – a serum infused with essential oils which help to moisturise growing bumps and relieves tight, itchy skin; Peri Prep your Bits(30ml) – a perineal massage oil for helping to prepare the perineum to stretch during childbirth, ideal to use from 34 weeks; Spritz for Bits (150ml) – instant post-birth relief from perineal soreness, bruising and swelling; No Harm Nipple Balm(30ml) – to help soothe and protect sore, cracked nipples during breastfeeding. This collection comes beautifully wrapped in a white cotton drawstring bag, and are perfect as a baby shower gift or a present for a pregnant daughter, partner or friend.

Available from www.myexpertmidwife.com

Buttery London Pamper Gift Box, £89

This pamper gift set from Butterfly London is the perfect gift for any expectant mum who needs a nudge towards self-care. Three mother skincare products are delicately presented in a stunning keepsake gift box.

Contents: 1 x 150ml cocoon of bliss – stretch mark butter 1 x 150ml scent of seas – toning body serum 1 x 100ml fresh meadows – cooling leg gel 1 x luxuriously soft washcloth made of 100 % cotton

Available from www.littlebutterflylondon.com

Practical Gifts

If you’re unsure what your expecting friend would like then get her something she needs. Practical gifts may not be as cute as newborn rompers, but they will last longer, make new parents’ life easier and therefore be very much appreciated by the recipients. Plus, the ones we’ve selected for you are the best-of-the-best so you can rest assured that you’re gifting high-quality goods.

Little Green Sheep Natural Knitted Moses Basket and Mattress, £79.95

When the practical meets the beautiful. This stunning Moses Basket from Little Green Sheep would make the perfect gift for any expectant parent. The natural palm leaf basket is nice and light, making it easy to pick up and move around the home, whilst also being tougher and more durable than other Maize baskets. The organic cable knit liner is super soft and breathable, important to help air circulate and also keep little ones all cosy and snug and the included mattress is chemical-free mattress and carefully crafted with newborn babies in mind to offer the right support from day one

Available from www.thelittlegreensheep.co.uk

Izmi Baby Wrap, £50

This baby wrap from Izmi would make a wonderful gift for any parent planning on ‘babywearing’ (the practice of ‘wearing’ baby close to your body to reassure them with your warmth and heartbeat). This offering from Izmi is designed in the UK designed and made from ultra-soft, breathable bamboo that also helps to regulate baby’s temperature to stop them overheating. With two carrying positions it offers parents flexibility and comfort while giving them the gift of being close to their new arrival at all times!

Available from www.izmibaby.co.uk

 

Snoozeshade Original, £19.99

Designed by a British mum, SnoozeShade is Britain’s best-selling range of baby buggy sunshades and sleep aids. It has won over 70 awards worldwide to date. All SnoozeShade pram and buggy sunshades provide high-level sun protection and help baby to sleep when your friend is out and about or meeting you for that all-important coffee and catch up. They can be used year-round to protect baby from insects, wind, chill and even light rain.

Available from www.snoozeshade.com

 

Mini First Aid Kit, £11.99

Multi-award-winning Mini First Aid have produced a First Aid Kit specifically for the needs of the family. It comes in an attractive pouch and is the perfect size to carry first aid supplies in a change bag, under a buggy, at home or in the car. It contains 51 pieces of First Aid Essentials including the paramedic’s recommended Tough Cut Scissors. The Kit comes with a handy First Aid guide. The company also offer invaluable children’s first aid courses that can be done online. Give the gift of peace of mind with this kit and a class.

Available from www.minifirstaidshop.co.uk

BabyBjorn Carrier One Air, £163.99

This baby carrier by BabyBjorn is a fantastic gift option for expectant parents who love getting out-and-about. Its ergonomic design makes it supremely comfortable for long walks and adventures, and it will fit baby right into its toddling years without becoming too uncomfortable for the person doing the carrying. The 3D mesh is soft and flexible and helps to regulate the temperature of both baby and parent.

Available from www.babybjorn.co.uk

Nimble Babies Big Bundle of Joy, £20

Although not the most glamorous of gifts, for eco-conscious new parents stuck at home nesting, a package of baby-safe cleaning products will certainly be a help in those precious first few days with a newborn! Nimble’s Big Bundle of Joy features full-size and travel-size versions of its three hero products, made from ingredients derived from coconut, corn and sugar cane. These cleaning products are just as effective as traditional solutions but without any of the hazardous chemicals! Laundry Lover is a naturally-derived washing detergent, tough on stains but very gentle on delicate new baby skin. Sticky Stopper is a highly versatile, bleach-free antibacterial cleaning spray – completely safe to use on toys, bibs, highchairs and any other surfaces little ones get their grubby mitts on! Also included, Nimble’s iconic Milk Buster gently removes milk fat and protein from bottles, leaving them squeaky clean and smelling fresh! The perfect thoughtful gift for parents-to-be.

Available from www.nimblebabies.com

Mama Designs Bamboo Breast Pads, £10.95

These bamboo reusable breast pads may not be the most glamourous of baby shower gifts, but they will be invaluable to your friend once baby arrives. They are made from super soft bamboo and are ultra absorbent, yet slim and discreet. A double layer of bamboo fleece and an invisible waterproof coating prevent leaks.

Each pack contains 8 reusable bamboo breast pads 4 x large (13cm) pads and 4 x regular (11cm) pads. These bamboo washable breast pads are super soft and gentle on the skin. They stay at body temperature when wet, unlike disposables that get cold and can cause discomfort.

Available from www.mamadesigns.co.uk

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