The popularity of baby showers won’t be abating anytime soon! So, we have you covered with our list of the best baby shower gifts available to buy right now, from unique and luxurious keepsakes to super handy baby products.
Baby showers are a wonderful traditional way to bring an expectant mother’s friends and family together to express their joy at the impending birth. And best of all, they can “shower” her with all manner of gorgeous gifts to see her through the first phases of motherhood.
You may not know where to begin when faced with the prospect of buying presents for an expectant mother and her new infant – but never fear, we’ve got you covered with the very best baby shower gifts to buy now.
The Best Baby Shower Gifts to Buy Now
Bonnier Books Baby’s First Stories, £10.99
It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Baby’s First Stories presents a unique blend of read-aloud stories and high-contrast visuals to stimulate baby as you read. With four stories, featuring an adorable elephant, panda, whale and bunny.
This first book in the series is full of rhythmic language and gentle rhymes, tailored to soothe the very youngest babies. Jane Foster’s bold artwork uses a limited palette of black and white to hold baby’s gaze. Neither too long, nor too short, these stories easily fit into baby’s daily routine, to make reading together a regular activity all the family can enjoy.
When your little one is ready to move on, try the next book in the series: Baby’s First Stories – 3-6 months. Each story collection has been created in consultation with early years experts to perfectly suit your baby’s needs at every stage in their first year. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning textile designer Jane Foster, and written by picture book rising-star, Lily Murray.
Bumble & Boo Enjoy Every Moment Hamper, £55.95
If you’re attending, or arranging a Baby Shower, Bumbles & Boo have the perfect show stopping hampers that can be given individually, as a joint collection or simply to create the perfect table centre piece with the Wow Factor!
We love this Enjoy Every Moment Hamper . It’s bursting with an array of delightful surprises, all beautifully packaged in a gorgeous and natural seagrass hamper, which can be reused as a keepsake storage trunk or nursery basket when baby arrives.
Sure to impress any mum-to-be (and their guests!), it contains luxurious chocolates along with a sweet sentiment bracelet for mummy, plus adorable treats for the new baby. The soft, cuddly Teddy Bear is ready to become baby’s first friend and the super cute tiny, knitted booties are just waiting to adorn tiny new-born feet. To capture baby’s ‘firsts’ and other important dates, the hamper also contains a set of beautifully illustrated baby milestone cards too.
Bumbles & Boo’s beautifully presented baby shower baskets are packed full of fabulous luxuries and everyday essential presents for pregnancy and beyond.
Bumbles & Boo has a wide variety of stunning baby shower hampers, baskets and nappy cakes, in a range of budgets from £35.95-£129.95.
iL Tutto Nursing Chair, from £479
If you are chipping in together with work colleagues, friends or family, a beautiful nursing chair is a gorgeous gift that all new parents will love!
Australian brand iL Tutto is the no-compromise brand of choice for nursing chairs. Beautifully designed with unrivalled support for bump, birth and beyond, it’s a piece that’s truly a keepsake!
The support nursing chairs can offer from a postural and alignment perspective is unrivalled. Nursing Chairs are designed in a way that gives the correct support all over the body to better aid feeding, and yet so many people opt for a ‘chair’ thinking it will be comfortable enough. Spending half the night feeding a fussy baby is a challenge, let alone doing it in an uncomfortable chair!
Working with current and classic nursery trends, iL Tutto’s stylish colours and premium fabrics bring a gorgeous textured feel that is both cosy and luxurious. The fact that they are offering a Boucle fabric in their ‘Lulu’ and ‘Paige’ chairs is a real win, as it’s so on trend, but neutral enough to be a classic.
iL Tutto have covered all bases when it comes to functionality, and support with many extra thoughtful design details, which can really make the difference at 3am. The collection features gliders, rockers and even electronic recline, a great choice for c-section mums as nothing is kinder to the core.
Arm rest height and back support has all been design to a T for optimal support when feeding baby, and each chair offers thoughtful design details such as a USB charger in the electronic chairs, or the 360 degrees rotation of the gliders, enabling parents to swivel round and grab things that would usually be out of reach without waking a resting baby.
If space is an issue, iL Tutto have you covered, with the gliders being the perfect choice for the space conscious, whilst the convertible rocking chair with a separate ottoman is handy for extra storage and comes with legs to convert into an armchair as required.
KIKKI & SEBBY® Bamboo Cotton Muslin Collecition, £29.95
Introducing our award-winning collection: The KIKI & SEBBY® Bamboo Cotton Muslin Collection, recognised as the must-have product for parents! These exquisite muslin squares, certified by OEKO-TEX, have become essential for countless parents. Crafted by our talented in-house design team, these super-soft muslin squares were created with your baby’s comfort and the environment in mind.
Every piece in our collection is meticulously made responsibly, employing eco-friendly methods and materials. We take pride in our commitment to sustainability and safety, striving to produce micro-luxurious baby sleeping products through innovative design and material research.
By carefully selecting natural bamboo and Extra-Long Staple (ELS) cotton, we’ve ensured that our muslin squares are not only incredibly soft but also stronger for your precious little one. Hypoallergenic properties make them safe for even the most sensitive skin. Moreover, our muslins are lightweight, breathable, and adept at regulating your baby’s temperature, providing optimal comfort.
Each pack of KIKI & SEBBY® Bamboo Cotton Muslin Squares contains three squares, allowing you to seamlessly alternate between usage, washing, and drying. This convenience ensures that you always have a fresh and clean muslin ready for your baby’s needs.
The exceptional quality and benefits of our Bamboo Cotton Muslin Collection have earned us prestigious accolades. We are proud recipients of the UK BAMBİNİ BABY AWARDS 2023, securing the gold award for Best Brand for a New Baby, Best Baby Muslin, and a silver award for Best Baby Swaddle. Additionally, we have been highly commended in the Textiles & Soft Accessories category at the UK BANTA 2023 awards.
Experience the luxury and sustainability of KIKI & SEBBY® Bamboo Cotton Muslin Collection, where every detail is carefully designed to cater to your baby’s needs and protect our environment today!
Shop now at kikisebby.com and use code BABYMAG15 for a 15% discount on our muslin and sleeping bag collections!
Pabobo by Angelcare Aqua Dream Whale Night Light Projector, £45
Introducing a nightlight projector into your baby’s bedtime routine can have numerous benefits for parents seeking to create a peaceful and comfortable sleep environment.
The Pabobo by Angelcare Aquadream Whale Nightlight Projector is a super cute, plush whale nightlight with wonderful underwater projections and soothing aquatic lullabies.
Combining the calming effect of soft light with captivating underwater projections, it’s sure to bring a sense of tranquillity and wonder to any child’s bedroom.
What sets this nightlight apart is its mesmerizing projection capabilities. With its built-in projector, it casts enchanting underwater scenes onto the ceiling or walls, captivating children’s imaginations and transporting them to a magical underwater world. The projected images include colourful fish, gentle waves and other aquatic elements, creating a serene and dreamy atmosphere.
Additionally, it also includes a variety of soothing sounds and lullabies, further enhancing your little one’s sleep-inducing experience. Parents can choose from a selection of melodies, including lullabies and nature sounds, to create a personalised and comforting bedtime routine.
Completely cordless and battery-operated, this soft, plush whale projector is great friend to cuddle and can be used anywhere. Easy to clean, by removing the ‘projector’ element, the soft material can be washed, it also features an automatic switch off after 25-minutes, or 15-minutes of music if activated.
DockATot Cosset Body Pillow, £130
The DockATot ‘La Maman Body Pillow’ wholly embodies DockATot ethos to never comprise function for style. A soothing and supportive delight, La Maman Body pillow is not just for those who possess the female form. Pour Homme et Femme, DockATot’s body pillow allows you to feel wonderfully weightless by elevating limbs and allowing the spine to adopt a natural posture.
With benefits including pressure relief, spinal alignment, and improved digestion to name a few, this holistic hugger aids optimal body performance no matter what your condition and can even create a superior sleep space for your partner too, by reducing snoring, tossing and turning.
Thoughtfully crafted with Suprelle Duo Fibres, Le Maman Body Pillow does not just re-define comfort and style, it also assists with creating your healthiest sleep space thanks to hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and breathable properties essential for quality sleep hygiene.
As you’d expect from DockATot, stylish cover options are available to match your mood and style. Adorned with elevated fabrics such as boucle, jacquard and yarn-dye stripes, trimmed with velvet fluting, tassels and eyelash fringing. Decorative handles allow you to easily transport your pillow around the home or on the go.
DockATot’s body pillow is a far cry from traditional maternity and body support pillows destined for landfill, instead DockATot have designed a truly beautiful yet highly functional piece to compliment your home aesthetic with the quality to last and be loved long after baby has grown.
Key points include:
- Pressure Point Relief.
- Lessens Tossing and Turning.
- Accesses the Benefits of Hugging.
- Improves Spinal Alignment.
- Improves head and neck alignment.
- Improves sleep posture.
- Improves digestion.
- Optimizes Body Performance.
- Alleviates Discomfort During Pregnancy.
- Reduces Snoring.
DockATot La Maman Wedge, £80
This stylish accent cushion is actually a smartly designed nursing pillow in disguise. Baby bonding time gets taken to new heights with this cradling pillow that curves around the body to support baby or mom’s arms during nursing sessions. You won’t mind leaving this chic nursing pillow out on the couch when company stops by.
Supporting mum and baby during:
- Nursing sessions
- Encourages bonding between baby and caregiver
- Home decoration
Heidi Rose London Bonnie & Augustus Playmats, £80
Stuck for unique gifts ideas for a new mum/mummy to be? Look no further than Heidi Rose London, the British luxury children’s lifestyle brand founded by husband and wife duo, Lauren and Quinten de Graaf.
Heidi Rose London’s gorgeous playmats are suitable from birth and available in two reversible colourways, the blue pinstripe/asterisk Augustus and the pink bow/floral Bonnie. With removable covers for easy care and made from 100% organic cotton, the mats feature charming ruffled edges and contrasting stitching, making for a beautiful statement piece. When your little one is old enough to wiggle away, this can double as a decorative mat for their room!
Heidi Rose product ranges are not only made with the finest materials, but the brand has put an emphasis on elegance to ensure children’s products and spaces are just as stylish as the grown-up ones!
Nanobébé Ultimate Newborn Baby Bottle Feeding Set, £89.99
Parents-to-be, new parents or those looking to gift an expecting family the perfect baby necessity should look no further. With unmatched convenience and modern style, the Ultimate Baby Bottle Feeding Set provides new parents with everything needed for successful feeds from the newborn stage through early toddlerhood. This is a brilliant bundle of baby feeding and cleaning essentials all in one box!
Whether feeding baby breast milk or formula, this gift set is the only line to fully equip parents for both. It includes the award-winning Breastmilk Bottle that preserves nutrients and the Flexy Bottle, the most advanced silicone baby bottle.
This all-in-one feeding solution also comes with 2 Flexy silicone soothers, breast pump adapters, a warming bowl, 4 slow flow teats, a bottle brush, a microwave steam steriliser and a slim drying rack to make washing bottles a breeze! No one likes doing dishes, especially with a newborn in hand.
Say goodbye to lacklustre baby shower gifts and hello to innovative gifts that make sense with Nanobébé. Sets are available in both pink and teal.
Top Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower
• If the gender of the new arrival hasn’t been revealed, choosing a neutral theme doesn’t have to mean basic shades. Soft lemon and pale grey look chic together, or go for a combination of pastel blue and pink.
• It’s easy to go overboard with cute gifts for the little one and forget about the mum-to-be! Lotions and potions as well as relaxing candles will all be very welcome. Or, as a treat, book her into her favourite spa.
• Gift-opening is often seen as the main event, but it’s always nice to add to the occasion with themed games. If time is a struggle, you can buy a huge selection of ready-made baby shower games online, or, if you’re feeling creative it might be nice to organise your own. Why not ask guests to bring their own old baby photos and play the game of guessing who’s who?
• Make memories of this special day by setting up a corner of the room as a photo booth complete with baby-themed props. You could use a polaroid camera so guests can take the photos home.
• No party is complete without cake. Go down the cupcake route and complete with themed toppers, or host your own baby ‘bake off’, where guests bring their own homemade treats.