Whether the baby shower you are invited to is a simply gathering of friends or an elaborate event complete with exquisite decorations, a 3 tiered cake and some fund games; you don’t want to turn up with a gift that is inappropriate.
With a myriad of options such as functional items for the baby and mommy, or ornamental items that the mother and child can appreciate for years, there is a list of items you can choose from.
A Gold Pendant
In many cultures around the world, it is considered auspicious to welcome the new baby with jewelry. More so, if you already know the gender of the child, gifting a gold pendant not only makes for a practical gift, but it is also something your new niece or nephew will remember you by for years to come.
Porcelain Hinged Boxes
You will be able to find some exquisite baby themed hinged trinket boxes that make an elegant addition to the décor of a baby’s room. In addition to porcelain hinged boxes you may also be able to find porcelain musical boxes that are great décor pieces and extremely useful to calm a crying baby.
Soft and well fitted bottom sheets made out of materials that sooth the baby, make for an ideal addition to any nursery. You will be able to find some exquisitely woven bedding items that come in a range of colors and patterns.
This gifting item can be practical as well as fun. Purchase a baby tub and fill it up all the essentials that are required to keep the baby squeaky clean. This could include items such as baby soaps and shampoos that are designed not to irritate the sensitive skin of the baby and to make the baby feel relaxed at the end of the bath. Also include some squeaky toys, a hooded bathrobe and items that may seem useless in the first few months, but prove to be a boon in the later months.
A Starter Library
Even though the library will not be put to use for at least a few months, including a range of classic children’s book is a great way to win the heart of a mom-to-be. Books such as Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love You? Definitely deserve a place in this collection.
In addition to this, you may also consider a range of other functional items such as a bouncy seat, a baby monitor, a baby carrier, an activity gym or other items that make the last trimester and the first few months of having a baby easy for the mommy. If you are still overwhelmed, you can always ask the mom-to-be herself about what she would like to be gifted!
by Marina Chernyak
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