Babies get plenty of gifts at the baby shower, and again when they’re born, but sometimes it’s nice to give something to the person who’s doing all the hard work of growing a baby – Mum! Here are our picks for 5 lovely baby shower gifts ideas for mums to be.
- Brilliant Baby Books
As we all know, babies don’t come with a manual, so parenting books are always a welcome addition to the home library. Having some expert advice to turn to is reassuring, particularly if you’re having your first baby. Parenting books that cover a range of topics are especially handy. Although it might be a little while before baby will be tucking in to any dinners other than milk, baby recipe books are a great help too. Finding a name for your baby can also be a challenge for many couples, so baby name books are another useful, fun gift.
- A Pampering Kit or Spa Treatment
As any mum knows, recovering from the birth and looking after a newborn baby can be exhausting. You’re also so wrapped up in the new little person in your life that you don’t seem to have much time for yourself. A voucher for a spa treatment or basket of bath and skin goodies make a lovely gift. Being able to soak in a warm bubble bath or enjoy a relaxing facial can be just what a new mum needs to put a spring back in her step. Cooling gel masks for tired eyes, calming aromatherapy candles and skincare products to help with stretch marks or sore nipples are usually a welcome addition too!
- IOU Gift Certificate
Getting extra help from friends and family can be a lifesaver when you’re taking care of a new baby. A really thoughtful gift is a promise to help out after baby is born. It’s really easy to write it out in a card or print off a gift certificate from the computer and you can choose what you want to offer. Help with the shopping, laundry, cooking or housework are always gratefully received by busy mums. Or you could gift an evening of babysitting so the parents can have a night out (or a nap)! You know what your friends would like best, so be imaginative and give them a personalised offer they’ll appreciate.
- Fabulous Food
Finding time to cook and eat can be tricky when you’re juggling the needs of a new baby with your own or that of a family. If you think your new mum would appreciate a bit of help at mealtimes, you could cook some dinners for the freezer or offer to deliver a dish a day for the first week or two while they get on their feet. If you’re feeling flush or club together with other friends who are stuck for a baby shower gift, you could even organise a delivery of meals. Or you could put together a basket of yummy snacks and treats to help mum power through the day (and night) when baby arrives.
- A Maternity or Newborn Photo Shoot
What could be better for an expectant mum than glamorous, professional photographs of her and her beautiful bump at their gorgeous, glorious best? A Tiny Posers maternity photo session is a lovely baby shower gift for mums to be and we offer newborn photo sessions for proud new mums too. You can rest assured we’ll make them feel like a million dollars and give them memories to cherish. To book, just get in touch with us at the Tiny Posers Studio, London and Essex (including Chelmsford, Colchester, Brentwood, Shenfield, Upminster, Loughton, North London and South London.)