Is there anything more wonderful or more adorable than a new baby? Since here in Bargainblog land we are currently waiting for one of our dearest friends to have her second bouncing baby boy, we have also been doing a lot of shopping for baby gifts! In particular, we’ve been searching for gifts that are perfect to present to the new Mom at a baby shower. All of these links and resources are available to Canadian Moms, so shop away!
1. Diaper Bags
A fantastic diaper bag. As new Moms will become aware all too quickly, they need to carry a LOT of stuff around them to keep the little human cared for and happy! A good diaper bag allows storage of diapers (sorry for being painfully obvious), baby bottles, baby wipes and much more. This cool backpack variety means your hands will be free to carry the baby! And I love that it has an insulated front pocket to safely store bottles of breast milk or baby formula.
2. Baby Toiletries Sets
Baby lotion, baby powder, baby shampoo. Other essentials for the new parents to care for their gorgeous little one are all of these baby toiletries! This mini set by Live Clean (baby) is perfect for toting all the time in the baby bag. (Or if the parents are travelling – all of the toiletries are trial size and perfect to store in carry-on luggage on a plane.) If you’d prefer a full-size set, it’s available here. It comes complete with baby lotion, diaper cream, non-petroleum ointment, baby shampoo and baby wash. Live Clean Baby is healthier for baby and the environment, and uses organic botanicals in its formulas.
3. Baby Sleep Soothing Devices – Baby Shusher
This is a new product to me! It rates very highly on Amazon, as being a soothing sleep miracle product for babies. I’d imagine that anything that allows exhausted, coffee-fueled parents a bit more sleep would be greatly appreciated! It creates a rhythmic, soothing shushing noise that eases the baby back to sleep. You can check it out for yourself (and read the reviews) here.
4. Baby Gift Baskets for Boys, Girls or Unisex
Baby gift baskets – These make a fantastic baby shower gift, because there are so many useful goodies inside! You can create a baby basket yourself, or select one that is pre-made. This cute one for a baby boy has amazing gifts in it like a Shampoo rinser (who knew!?), an embossed fleece blanket, a fluffy teddy bear, baby onesies, and baby socks. And this baby girl basket is overflowing with a soft blankie, baby toothbrush, baby nail clippers, a teddy bear and more – all sorted in a handy tote. (Unisex baby baskets are also available.)
5. Baby Food Blenders
Baby food maker/blender – If you know that the new parents are planning to make homemade baby food, then a baby food maker is a great gift! The top rated one I could find is called the Baby Bullet and it comes with everything you need to make baby food – except the fresh ingredients! (This 20 piece set also comes with some storage pieces.)
6. Diaper Cakes – Make it Yourself or Buy it
Diaper Cake – If you can’t be bothered creating one of these popular baby shower centerpieces yourself, this 3-tier diaper cake is already made for you! You can customize it with decorations that go with your baby shower theme, or leave it just as it is. A cute and and practical decoration that the new parents can take home and use! (If you would like to make your own diaper cake, the instructions are here, and they claim to be very simple.)
7. Baby Handprint Keepsake Kit
Handprint and Footprint Keepsake Kit – This adorable idea includes a frame that holds two photos of your baby, plus a clay mold that allows you to make imprints of your baby’s hand and foot! This will be one beautiful gift that will stay out on the wall. Very, very sweet.
8. Baby Books
Soft cloth baby books – To say I like reading is sort of like saying I like coffee. Ahem. And that love of reading, according to my Mom, began right when I was a baby, as they took reading to me very seriously. Sets of baby-safe books means you can read to baby, and then leave the book with them to gnaw on if they so choose. Hey, babies will learn to love books in an entirely different way once they get a wee bit older!
9. Baby Grooming and Health Sets
Baby grooming and healthcare sets – This organized little kit from Glee Baby (A Mom-preneur company!) comes with: digital thermometer, medicine dispenser, nasal aspirator, infant comb and brush, gum massaging brush, cotton swabs, rattle, nail clipper, nail filer and pacifier. Phew! That is quite a complete set, and it also has a handy storage case to keep it all convenient for Mom or Dad to grab when needed. I am seriously thinking about this one as a gift for my best friend at her baby shower!
10. Baby Shower Guest Books
Baby shower guest book – I love a good guest book. What could be better than to look back and see who was at your special event? And read their words of love! Win, win! There are a variety of styles, like this gold-tone ‘Oh Baby!’ book, which I am quite partial to.
Baby showers are a joyful event, and we all love to crowd around and watch the new parents open up gift after gift! We are, after all showering the parents, and their family with love with each present they open. I hope our list has given you inspiration to find a unique gift to give to your favourite new Mom, and her baby.