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Baby Shower Gifts that are Practical and Stylish

Be the friend who gives a practical and stylish gift that is handmade in Australia. Shop our selection of newborn and baby shower gifts or read our blog below.

I love baby showers. I love everything about them. The cakes, decorations, the games and of course shopping for unique baby shower gifts.

I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few and most of the time I’m more excited than the mum to be. So when it came to putting together some unique baby shower gift ideas for our online store I couldn’t wait.

What is a Baby Shower

So let’s get the basics out of the way first, what is a baby shower?

It’s the throwing of a party to celebrate the upcoming birth of a baby. Traditionally it was attended by women only however over the years this has changed to sometimes include men. Games are normally played with a pregnancy-related theme and gifts are given to the expectant mum.

Etiquette of a Baby Shower

Baby showers are generally held a month or two before the baby is born and generally women are on the guest list. It is becoming more common for the dad to be and the parents’ male friends and family to be invited.

It is generally held for only the first baby to assist new parents with the huge expenses of having a newborn. With the second baby, the parents are normally well prepared.

It is common for the party to be hosted by a more distant friend or relative as to not appear to be throwing a party just for the family to get gifts.

How much should I spend on a baby shower gift?

Just like anything in life this really depends on the individuals’ circumstances. When looking for baby shower gift ideas for co-workers I would be spending around $20-$30. For a close friend approximately $60 and for a family member $100. In saying this, I’m sure the mum to be will be more than happy with your attendance rather than how much you have spent on a present.

Baby Showers in Different Cultures

Different cultures and countries celebrate major occasions differently and baby showers are no exception. For instance, in China, the party is held one month after birth while in France you will have to wait for the babies first birthday before the celebration can begin.

Other parties for a new baby include the 100-day celebration which is common in some Asian countries including Korea and Japan and is becoming more popular in Singapore.

What are great baby shower gift ideas?

When looking for the best baby shower gift ideas look for stylish, original, unique and most of all practical presents. The gift should be something that the parents will be able to use in the first few months of having their newborn baby and this is how we decided on what should be included in our baby gifts.

Our selection of Baby Gifts

So you have been racking your brain to figure out what do you buy for a baby shower gift. Well, we offer a selection of four different types, all with the majority of the products handmade here in Australia and suitable for both boys and girls alike.

When people buy a gift they tend to choose practical items like nappies, creams and wipes. Alternatively, they purchase beautiful items for keepsakes. There never seems to be gifts that are both unique, practical, stylish and beautiful and this is why we developed our range of baby shower gift ideas that encompasses each of these.

When choosing a gift we recommend looking for stylish but practical gifts because the last thing you want is for your present to be sitting in the back of a cupboard never to be used.

We also love the fact that we offer unique baby gifts as you don’t want to turn up to the hospital or baby shower with the same gift as everyone else. The recipient will know you have done your research and spent time looking for that beautiful and unique gift, you won’t find any nappy cakes here!

Newborn Baby Gifts Sets

The first gift set we offer is the newborn baby gifts set which are the smallest of the four on offer. There is a wide selection of prints suitable for both baby boys and baby girls as well as a few unisex designs.

This is perfect as a newborn present and includes the bandana bib, bunny teether, a card of your choice and all coming beautifully gift wrapped.

The bandana bib is the staple of our all our newborn and baby shower presents and is both stylish and practical. The front is made from eco-friendly cotton. The backing is made from a cotton and bamboo mix, both of which are sustainable materials. This is an absorbent material and soft to touch, making it perfect for your babies skin.

The pleats in the design assist in capturing excess drool and reducing the amount that seeps through to the babies clothes. We are always getting compliments from mums on how absorbent the bibs are how they love the patterns we choose.

In all our sets are the bunny teethers. The teething ring is made with a hardwood ring and is perfect for your baby to chew. While the bunny ears are great for them to grip onto.

Koala Print Bunny Teething Ring

Our top priority is safety which is why we’ve had both our teether toys tested and approved to Australian Standards for teethers.

Teething is a difficult time so our teether will be one of the first things the parents will be reaching for. We make our teething toys as natural as possible as we hate the thought of the baby putting plastic toys in their mouths.

Baby Boy Gift Set

In addition to our smaller newborn presents, we offer a gift set that has been designed specifically for a baby boy.

This set makes the ideal baby shower gift for boys and is full of unique and practical items. In addition to the bandana bib and teether, the boys baby gift set includes our Australian made baby bib.

These bibs are made from the same soft and absorbent material as the bandana bib and designed for a newborn and available in a range of prints suitable for boys. These prints include the feathers, kangaroo, circles, koala, spots in gold, eucalyptus, crosses, navy stripes, lambs and indigo designs. We also have a Whales print which has been designed exclusively for us, making sure your gift is both original and unique.

The baby boys present also comes with a handmade burp cloth which is ideal for covering your clothes during and after feeding or burping. Both stylish and practical these are super absorbent and extra soft for wiping the babies face.

Whales Baby Boy Gift Set

Baby Girl Gift Set

The baby shower gift for girls include all the items in the baby boys set which is the bandana bib, baby bib, burp cloth and bunny teether plus one other additional item.

This is the handmade girls’ headband which is suitable for a newborn through to 5 years of age. The elastic is nude colour and gentle on the babies head while the bow is hand stitched onto the elastic. Ensuring now glue or toxins are used during the making process.

We have a selection of beautiful prints and fabrics for the headband which makes the perfect accessory for any outfit and for any occasion. These prints include abstract dots, vintage, dots on peach, blossoms in peach, Victorian vintage, bird perch, flamings and swans. The bird perch and flamingos are two more original prints that have been designed exclusively for us.

Handmade in Australia Baby Girls Gift Set in Peach with White Dots

Deluxe Baby Shower Gift Set

We are always coming up with new and unique gifts for a baby shower and we think we have nailed it with the deluxe baby gift set. This comes with some of our handmade products coupled with some complimentary items that both the parents and baby will love.

Our products including the bunny teether, bandana bib, burping cloth and baby bib.

We have also added the Naturssuten dummy which is an eco-friendly dummy that is made from natural rubber. The Nature Bubz dummy chain which is a must have for any new baby and finally a baby book. This gorgeous book is perfect for recording the first 5 years of the babies life and is available in grey or pink.

Deluxe Newborn Baby or Baby Shower Presents

Card and Wrapping

Each of our four gift sets comes complete with a choice of three cards. This includes a baby boy, baby girl or baby shower card. These are blank inside ready for you to write your congratulations and best wishes for the baby or mother.

They also come gift wrapped in a recycled cardboard box so there is nothing for you to do but offer your best wishes and hand over this unique, original and practical baby gift which will be the envy of all the other guests.

Baby Shower and Newborn Gift Packaging and Card

You may feel that the items we have chosen aren’t what you would like. Instead, you can build your own gift set online and include the items of your choice. Just let us know that it’s for a baby gift and we will wrap it ready for the lucky parents.

We love the feedback we received on these gifts sets. So much so that the mum receiving them comes back for more. If there is anything else you would like to know about any of our sets please contact us via our online form.

Luisa Figueroa – Designer Profile
Owner, designer and maker of the My Little Love Heart range of baby products. I have been working within the fashion industry for over 15 years and specialising in baby accessories for the last 5. My love of fashion has enabled me to work and study around the world.

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