When it comes to babyshowers, it is always difficult buying gifts. Unless the invitation gives you an idea of what the mommy needs for the baby, you could be going on a goose hunt! That is why I’ve put together a list of 6 practical babyshower gifts. They are gifts that will be well used and meaningful too!
They are 6 practical babyshower gifts that ALL moms will make use of, regardless of their journey. What I love about this list, is that they are all locally made (South African) Products! I’ve added in the links of each brands Website and Instagram page so please show them some love.
6 Practical Babyshower Gifts
Anneen Henze – Adeline Top
Who ever said that babyshower gifts HAVE to be for the baby? No, you can spoil the mom too! These Adeline tops from Anneen Henze are the most stylish, and comfortable tops which offer a flattering fit for before, during and after pregnancy with easy nursing access. Whether the pregnant mom decides to breastfeed or not, she will still be comfortable and stylish after birth.
Mina Moo and Baby – Fitted Infant Car seat cover
A fitted infant car seat cover to keep little one safe and snug, ensuring privacy and providing protection against the elements. Perfect for newborns. They are trendy and practical and come in a wide range of beautiful prints. I love that they don’t require any clips to be fitted to the seat . It has a contoured air opening that fits most infant car seats to check up on baby without disturbance. Bonus: You can use it as trolley cover in the seat section!
Schnooky Pie – Swaddle Blankets
The Schnooky Pie swaddle blankets are made from a soft cotton knit fabric and have been printed with Schnooky Pie’s unique printss. They are approx 80x90cm in size and perfect for swaddling little babies as they have have a nice amount of stretch in them. One can never have enough of these, especially in the early newborn days. I loved wrapping both my babies in their swaddle blankets!
Pure Beginnings – Organic baby Gift Set
When it comes to skincare for baby, this can be a tricky one. Unless the mom specifically tells you upfront which products she will be using, it can be risky. However, one cannot go wrong with organic products. Everyone loves organic! Pure Beginnings offer a wide range of organic baby products. You will find a few products that you will love on their site however this gift set is the perfect starter set to be given as a gift at a babyshower.
Little Lumps – Blank Crew neck body vests
Every baby needs body vests. And lots of them, which is why I love that Little Lumps stocks them in packs of 6! These 100% cotton long sleeved, crew neck infant onesies/body vests come with studs at the crotch for easy, hassle-free dressing. They are great for layering up with warmer layers, keeping that little baby bod snug and warm in Winter.
Tinkles and Belle – 10 item Hospital Bag
This is the perfect gift for a new mom. It has most of the essentials she will need when welcoming her precious bundle into the world. What I love about this set, is that it’s not set in stone. You can mix and match by calling or sending a whatsapp to Tinkles and Belle.
That sums up my list of 6 practical babyshower gifts. But, there are loads of other practical products to buy for a mom to be. For one, I think buying nappies is a great idea! It would be even more practical to ask the store if they accept exchanges of the nappies, because we all know how quickly babies outgrow them. So here is an extended list:
- Maternity pads
- Maternity bras (obviously you will need to check with the mom if she plans to breastfeed),
- Comfy home slippers for the mom
- A gown for the mom
- A pack of frozen goodies that she could pop in the oven whenever she needs a quick meal /snack
- Bathwash for the mom
- Cloth bibs
- Bath toys
- Nipple cream
- baby socks
- Teething toys
- A night light
- Photo frames
What was your best babyshower gift? Please share it in the comments
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